Friday, August 17, 2007


We may have sold our house in Youngsville today! We knew it would happen there are just a few details before we sign the contract. It has been quite a journey with this house, but I can tell you I am so glad I am not going to be a resident of Youngsville, NC. However, as we were driving out there last night to meet the lady who wanted to buy it we kept saying we'd miss the country. There will not be to much country in Dallas. I'm sure every once in awhile we will have to drive north and see some cows and land! The house next to ours was for sale and a young couple bought it about two weeks ago. We put a for sale by owner sign in ours and they called us to look at it for their mother. This family will now have almost 3 acres with the combined property and they will e living right next to each other. I'm thinking this is how people do it in Youngsville! A unique fact about our land is that we found a tombstone right by the deck with a guy's name on it who lived for 86 years. One lady was scared that he was buried there? It reminded me of a story that Stephanie Armstrong told me that they once went to a visitation for a person who went to their church in Franklin County where Youngsville is located. The visitation was held at their house and the body was in a bedroom. We have learned that funerals in rural North Carolina are very strange. Anyways, we are very excited that the house is sold and we don't have to deal with it anymore!
We are flying to Dallas next week to try and find a house. We should be able to move sometime in September! It is still so crazy to me that we are living our last few days on the East Coast. We are trying to do some things we will no longer get to do when we are Texans. Tonight, we are going out with some friends to Chapel Hill. It is one of our most favorite places mostly cause of the Tar Heels. We are not taking the girls which will be nice cause I think we have been with them everyday for almost a month with no break besides church nursery. It should be a nice night, but kind of sad because we will probably never go there again unless Ellie goes there for college! I am posting a picture of Anna. She is almost sitting up and started baby food this week. She's 6 1/2 months old and I took both girls to the doctor last week. Anna weighed 13 lbs. 2 oz. and Ellie weighed 20 lbs. 4oz. We were so excited cause we were hoping Ellie would make it to 20 lbs. at her 2 yr. checkup!
Anyways, I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll keep you posted on the house.


Stephanie said...

YEAH!!! I hope and will pray that this is the end of the flip house! Speaking of...have you ever watched the show, Flipping Out on Bravo?? It's about an ecentric real estate investor with serious OCD, who is totally talented and flips houses for a living...but his houses are multi-million dollar homes in L.A. His staff is hilarious and Travis and I are obsessed with the show! We tivo it and get the biggest kick out of him...he's a loon! Anyway, you should watch it sometime now that you're an official "flipper!" Miss you guys and can't wait to hear how house hunting in Dallas goes!

The Oakes said...

Yipee!! I'm sure you are feeling a lot better about things now. good luck with the house hunt and go ellie.....keep up the weight gain!

Noah and Tucker's Dad said...

I am so glad that God has moved so mercifully with the house. Man do I understand what it is to want to soak in good things before you move. You guys are wise to enjoy the triangle for the rest of this season God has you there. I really hope that we can work it out to see you guys but the combination of you moving across the country and the craziness of our lives may make that challenging. Start thinking about that cause that would be awesome if we can work it out. Mike, Southeastern is doing a 2 day conference on emerging church and they are bringing in Driscoll. Just thought you'd like to know. We love the Shelton's and look forward to God's glorious grace expressed in and through your family.

amy said...

that is so awesome that the house sold so quickly! what an answer to prayer! we would love to see you guys before you go! thurs and fri nights are the best for us, and a few random monday nights would work as well. we're going to a couple conferences over the next few weeks, so let us know what week would work for you and we'll try to narrow down a day that would work for all of us! i know the girls would love to play together! :)