From Colonial to Ranch

Warning: I’m feeling wordy and there are few pictures. Tonight we signed papers. Lots of papers. Now that things are more finalized I feel that I can share. During Snag’s two week hiatus, my husband and I bought a house and sold our current house. We’re moving from our 1947 two-story colonial…

1947 Colonial House Before

…To a 1958 ranch on over an acre.

Exterior Ranch

Sorry for the weird picture. This was taken as I was driving slowly by their house like a creepy stalker.

In another city. Two and a half hours away. Cue dramatic music. It’s been a hard decision for us, but all of our family is in the southwest Iowa region and we decided living closer to family is the right decision. What this means for the Snag crew is fewer group outings per month, but no worries I’m going to be making the trek back to Des Moines monthly because I can’t live without these guys. We just have too much fun together.

Luckily, when we first moved in to this house eight years ago I had my digital camera out documenting what this house looked like when we purchased it. We said we didn’t want a “fixer-upper” but what we got was a hardcore fixer-upper. I can’t imagine all the hours we’ve spent patching holes, gutting rooms, stripping hardware and painting. So much painting. Therefore, the next few posts from me are going to be what we’ve done since we pretty much finished the house before this blog started. Once we get moved in to the new place you’ll get a tour of our next fixer-upper. We’re so proud of our sweet little house and it will be hard once we do move out. But no worries, the family buying it is so cute I know it will be in good hands.

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  1. Posted August 29, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Awesome! Congratulations!

    • Angela
      Posted August 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Deb! We’re so excited.

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