THE house

Its been quite a ride these past few weeks.

We listed our house for sale. Within one week, we were under contract.

I didn’t tell you. I KNOW! I’m sorry. It was just so surreal, I was so afraid to say something too soon. But we’ve passed all the inspections and we have a moving van booked, so I guess its official enough!

Step One: Sell House. CHECK!

And on to Step Two: Find New House. CHECK!!!

We had the craziest, most stressful ride finding a house.  We’ve been watching the market where we were moving for months and months and there were several houses we were excited to see.
And, of course, they all sold like the day before we got there.
So we went up at looked at a bunch of houses – most of them were not much to get really excited about – but one really caught our eye. It was a gorgeous house – so much charm and over 200 years old. We were a bit nervous about such an old house that needed a bit of work, but it was just so lovely. We saw it again, started pricing out the repairs, getting excited. We really could see our family living there. We called to make an offer….

and it sold right out from under our noses. Its a long story… but it was frankly heartbreaking. The kids, especially Elizabeth, were really sad.

Then that very day that we were licking our wounds from losing that house… we found about another house. A better house.
We were able to drive around the neighborhood where we quickly fell in love. We couldn’t go inside, but we realized that we were very VERY interested in this house.
The more we found out about this house, the more interested we got.

I couldn’t get away, but the day it went on the market, my husband was the first one in to see it. He called me and said “We’re making an offer. NOW.”

We rode a roller coaster for the next 36 hours. We got the dreaded “multiple offer” call. We thought we had it – then we thought we didn’t. Then… we did. We really did. We signed the papers and headed up to do the inspection over the weekend. And… this is happening.

We found our dream house. We found the one. I walked in the door for the first time and started crying. I was speechless. (And if you know me, you know how RARE that is!) I couldn’t believe this was going to be our home.

We cannot wait to live here, to raise our kids here, to build our lives here.


I can’t wait to share it with you when we move in!!!


About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1
    Kelly says:

    I’m soooo sooo happy for you!!!

  2. 2
    Carly says:

    We are starting to look and just met with a realtor …I am so scared to go through the process…I love our house…but it is losing square footage by the second with the two lil guys, lol.
    All the best to you in your beautiful new home!

    • 2.1
      Melissa says:

      It was scary, Carly. BELIEVE ME, it was rough. But this whole process has shown me that everything happens for a purpose!!

  3. 3
    Mimzy Wimzy says:

    I don’t know if I’m crying because I’m happy for you or sad for me.
    I knew you would find the perfect house!

  4. 4

    It is beautiful. Congrats!

  5. 5
    Corine says:

    How exciting!!! CONGRATS Melissa!! Can’t wait to hear all about your new home.

  6. 6
    Kellyn says:

    I am so happy for you guys!! I can’t wait to see pictures and hear about everything!!

  7. 7
    Karla T. says:

    Amazing! So happy for you.

  8. 8

    So very happy for you guys! Sad you are going, of course but it’ll be an adventure – a fresh start and you’ll have many years of happiness in that house, I’m sure of it!!!

    Congrats again!!!

  9. 9

    So happy for you! I swear, moves are custom made opportunities for us to remember that we must…trust…God!

  10. 10
    ClassyMommy says:

    oh Mel the new home is beautiful! i think I am crying for you too. I love it. Such excitement for everyone and I think it is so neat that you can share it with the kids. But we will miss you……. xoxo