Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Taking the plunge...

We are doing it.  We are selling our house and building a Ryan home. Wow, that sounds crazy to me.  We never planned on selling our home and building.  I thought we would be in our home forever, or until we followed our son when he moved away for college  LOL. 

A little background.  We are: Me (mom,wife,part time photographer-part time healthcare worker), my dear husband,  our 6 almost 7 year old son and my mom.  Yes, my 70ish year old mom is moving with us.  We are very excited to have her with us. She, on the other hand, is not as thrilled as we are.  But more on that later.  We have 2 dogs and will have two cats (once my mom's cat is added in to the mix). We live south west of Pittsburgh, PA.   Our new home will only be a few miles away from our current.  I am beyond excited about our new home and I can't wait to get started.

We are building the Ravenna with the optional first floor bedroom for my mom. I have been scouring the Ryan blog world for a few weeks now and I have learned so much.  I'm totally obsessed with the entire process and driving all my friends and family crazy! I hope to share much along the way during this process.   


  1. We also didn't plan to move until the kids moved out, but DH's commute got to be too much, so we are moving closer to his work. We went back and forth between the Ravenna and the Verona, and finally decided on the Verona. Love the Ravenna floor plan! We would have selected Elevation B as well.

  2. Congrats! Excited to have found another blog! We are at the early stages as well!

  3. Just started a blog myself about our building process with Heartland (Ryan's sister company). If you like to follow, my page is

  4. We are planning to build the Ravenna next year after we sell our house in the spring. I was excited to see your blog and look at photos! I am such a planner, I am starting the ideas and planning just how I want things 1 year before we even start building. My mom will be living with us and that first floor bedroom option is perfect in the Ravenna!