Friday, November 5, 2010

Pictures and an update

Things have been going well.  We had a wonderful first Halloween in our new neighborhood - everyone is so friendly!  We're still working on unpacking a few more boxes, but for the most part we've settled in.  The house still doesn't feel quite like home, but I am sure we'll get there as we start putting our own touches on things.  I haven't been as productive as I would like because my husband has been really busy with work and I've been under the weather as well.  There's also an outbreak of Strep Throat at our babysitter so I'm praying the kids don't get it (or me either!).

We've had a few things fixed - our doorbell wasn't working and it was fixed.  We also had our alarm system installed.  It freaks me out a little - we've never had one and I'm scared of setting the alarm off!

We have a little bit of grass!  I'm surprised it has grown at all, but it is definitely there.  We have a few small sinkholes but nothing too bad and our Project Manager told us they were normal and would be fixed in the spring.

Powder Room


Kitchen/Morning Room

View from mud room into kitchen/great room

dining room

play room (formal living room)


great room

master bath


  1. Everything looks great! You made fantastic choices. You have so much space. After seeing your island complete, I'm soooooo glad we decided to upgrade ours.
    Looking forward to more updates!

  2. Helo my name is Latasha I have been following your blog my husband and I are also building a Ryan home (florence) I was just wondering as I can see from your photos you have not painted your walls is that by choice or is something Ryan recommends. By the way your home looks great

  3. Hey Kristine...check out my blog....http:// Im new to the blogging thing but seeing all the other ones definitely inspired me to do one....Please add me to get my name around there....Were building a Venice... Thanks! :)

  4. @jigimelda - Congrats on your new house! In our area, Ryan didn't offer an option to paint the walls. The walls are an off-white - which is better than white-white!

    @corey+India - I will check it out! Congrats on your new house!

  5. Hey kristine thanks for the response I spoke with our PM and he suggested that we do not paint for at least six months due to settling he says it would be a lot easier to identify any nail pops .etc. he says everything will be painted in what they call ryan white. I have started a blog could you add me to your list thanx again