As I previously wrote we sold our house. Now I have to remind myself that WE WANTED TO SALE THE HOUSE!!!! Let me tell you, it is not fun living in somebody else’s house. Don’t get me wrong we are so blessed that my Dad has opened up his home to us. It’s a very nice home and Jason is really enjoying getting to play outside of the tractor and Dixie Chopper, but like I said it’s not fun living in somebody’s house. I mean nothing is yours, it’s not how you would necessarily decorate or the cabinets aren’t arranged how you want them. I have to pray for a lot of patience. Please pray we find a perfect house soon, or that we fully commit to building. I really thought we would have found our dream house by now and I must admit I am REALLY starting to miss my old house. Jason say’s “Good things come to those who wait” ( I think he just wants to play on the tractor a bit longer)
I can't believe it has been almost 11 months since I have blogged on here. Well I hope that I can get back on track. So what's been going on at the Vance house??
Well... The Vance's don't have a house right now. That's right after all of that time it finally sold. I have to say it was bitter sweet I mean we got engaged in that house, it was our first married home, we brought Jack home to that house and had so many more memories, good and bad. I have to say it was a great little starter house and I hope the young couple who bought it enjoy it. Don't worry we are staying at my Dad's for the time being until we find the perfect new house for our family.
Jack started PDS Monday. He is in Mrs. Amanda's 3 year old class. He seems to really like it, but he got on yellow twice this week. Apparently he is aggressive and likes to push... we are working on it!
Let's pray that next week brings nothing but greens.
Wednesday I got a new car! I was nervous at first because I really did love my Tahoe, but I had been playing with the idea of getting something smaller. I was originally looking at smaller SUV's but then I fell in love with this car. It's a 2012 Honda Accord. I really do love it too. It drives so good and I feel so zippy in it.
So today I will leave you with a pic of the old house...
I have recently been keeping up with a blog that really touches my heart. You know them... they are out there, these blogs with meanings... more than just friendly updates. The ones that cause us to really think and reflect on our selves. Well after reading this particular one I began to feel really convicted. I can do so much more with this blog than briefly update you on whats going on in our lives. I... like most really only give the fluff. The nice sweet stuff that's not to difficult or hard to understand. Now, don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with this... sometimes we need fluff and want to look at things that don't require much thought... nice, happy things. But like I mentioned earlier I have been convicted. I feel like the Lord is challenging me to do so much more, and to be honest. I hope that this will touch just one person. If it does then I have done what I feel like I am being challenged to do. I promise to be honest and not just give you the fluff anymore. So here I will start.... THE REAL BLOGGING BEGINS
Tonight I had dinner with one of my friends and we began to talk about "the old days" ( ha like its been that long) We started talking about how much I have changed over the past couple of years. For those of you who didn't know me let me fill you in... I was not that great. I was loud, could be very obnoctious and really really FAKE! I was very materialistic and judgemental. Now looking back all I can think is YUCK! When I think about that person I was I think about how unhappy I was. I didn't act that way to turn people away... oh no, the exact opposite. I acted that way to try and get people to like me. I tried so hard to be a person that people liked that I did the exact opposite. I became somebody who most people did not like. I always put on a big production so that hopefully nobody would see the real me.. You see I could handle people not liking this fake person I was... but I was afraid for them to really know who I was and to not like that person. It really took growing up and going through some VERY humbling experiences to wake up. It also took alot of God's amazing grace!! I am so glad that he allowed me to reach a point that I thought was rock bottom because I didn't have any where to go but up. Now I try to be a real genuine person. I try to be someone that I am happy with, that my son will be proud of and most importantly a Child of God. If you knew me back then and I ever did anything to turn you off I am so sorry. I know that I can never take that person back, but in a way I am glad. She showed me exactly who I don't want to be. For those of you people who saw a glimpse of good in me thank you for sticking through it with me. If you ever go through this, even just a fraction of it... I wan't you to know that you don't have to put on a show. Your friends and loved ones will love you for who you are.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Thursday night we took Jack to his first Mississippi State Football game! He had the best time. He loved seeing bully and really enjoyed meeting a real bulldog. While sitting at our tail gate Fred Smoot came by and he was gracious enough to take a picture with Jack. I was kind of worried about how Jack would act once we got inside the game with it being a night game and loud, but he LOVED it! He did so good. He loved the band and seeing bully on the field. I can't wait to take him back for many more! Even though we lost it was the best game ever.
Saturday we had Jack's party. It was golf themed. We served "CLUB SAND WEDGES", "PAR" faits, doughnut "HOLES", Ice "TEE" and golf course cup cakes. He had a blast. Jason and I got him a golf cart and he lOVES it. The kids bounced and took turns driving the cart. Thank you so much everyone who came and made is party so perfect. We love yall!