Monday, February 18, 2013

Building a florence.. The beginning of our journey!

After reading a lot of other Ryan Homes blogs, I have decided to create one of my own to share the process of this journey we are about to endure! 

We visited Ryan Homes three times and stayed a minimum of FOUR hours each visit before deciding to go this route!  We felt better and better each time we left knowing that this was the best decision for us.  

My husband takes on change like it's nothing.  Me on the other hand,  I feel sick, nervous, anxious, and just flat out uncomfortable!  That probably explains the multiple visits to the area for four hours at a time.  Each time we left I would always ask the same question ten different ways.  Do you think this is the right decision?  Is this a good choice we're going to be making?  Do you think the lot is good?  Are you sure you want to do this?  I'm sure he wanted to pull the car over and tell me to walk the rest of the way home (I'm only kidding, he would never do that).  In the end, I knew that if Neil was on board to do this, then it probably was the best decision for us.  Although I hate to admit it, his instinct is usually right.. no matter how many times I try to question it.

So here we are, we signed our purchase agreement yesterday and our fabulous sales rep handed us a SOLD sticker to go put on our lot.  Neil gladly accepted the sticker and jokingly announced that he thought it was to put on his car.  We drove to our lot, put the sticker on, and posed for a picture.  As you can probably tell in the picture above, it was freezing AND windy but I adore this picture anyway because it symbolizes the start to our new journey.


  1. Congrats!!! I hope your build goes smoothly and can't wait to see the progress on your house!

  2. How exciting. Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the Ryan Homes e-family. Enjoy the next few weeks choosing (and maybe re-choosing) your options. I'm building a Ryan Avalon in Maryland - we signed our purchase agreement January 6th and are very close to beginning construction (I hope) :)

  3. Welcome to the blogging family! Can't wait to see your progress! Congratulations!!!

  4. congrats! and welcome to the excitement of building. We can't wait to follow your progress.

  5. Congratulations, Lesli! Welcome to RH blogging community!! That's a great picture with the two of you and the SOLD sign on your lot--you both look so happy! I'm looking forward to watching your progress! Happy Building!

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    1. Thank you for the tips! I think I've now figured out how to correct those two things :)

  6. I felt the same way, no worries. It will be worth it!!