Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Welcome to our blog!  Our names are Rob and Heather and after living in an apartment in Virginia for the past year and a half, we recently decided to build our first home together.  As if we weren't busy enough planning our dream home, we decided to further enhance the experience by creating a blog to track our progress and gain insight and feedback from others.  But first, a little background...

We have been together since November 2013 and have been engaged to be married since November 2014.  This will add another layer of excitement to the process, as our closing date (February 2016) falls only two months before our wedding date!  Our thought process was to remove both of these figurative band-aids as quickly as possible so that we can immediately begin enjoying our lives together upon getting married.  In addition to the two of us, we are bringing along our two, furry children; our orange cats named Milo and Maggie (I'm sure there will be more to come on these two).  We plan on diving further into the specifics of our home in future blog posts, but we are building a Ryan Homes Venice Model, complete with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and a finished basement.  Our vision is for this home to provide the perfect blend of space for the two of us to relax, space to entertain and accommodate our friends and family, and space for our family to expand further down the road.

This is our first foray into the world of blogging, however we felt that this would provide a useful forum to not only keep our friends and family updated on the progress of our new home, but also to gain feedback and input from those who have been in our shoes and/or have had experience working with Ryan Homes in the past.  Both of us will look to contribute to the blog- although we both have different voices and have different visions for the house, we both are excited to build our very own dream home and both appreciate any feedback or advice that our followers have to offer.  Thanks for joining us on this new and exciting journey and feel free to subscribe to find out how #HottsBuildAHome!