Thursday, January 2, 2014


Welcome to Jeff and Jenny Build a Sienna where we'll be blogging about about the process of building a Sienna model house with Ryan Homes.

Who we are: Jeff (technology integrator for a local school system) and Jenny (medical education administrator for a major teaching hospital). We have two sons, Zach and Matthew, two cats, a loveable but dimwitted Cocker Spaniel, an ever snoring Pug, and a betta fish. To say our home is a zoo is a bit of an understatement but we wouldn't have it any other way.

For the years we had planned to eventually sell our current house and get a decent amount of land out in a more rural area. With the birth of our second child in May 2013 we really started feeling cramped and needing something bigger. About a year ago a new Ryan Homes development started going up down the road from us. We passed by there nearly every day and after looking at their website we eventually decided to visit with our real estate agent to get a more in-depth look at what they had to offer. We spent far longer than planned on that initial visit but were really impressed with what we found. We also decided that as much as we wanted additional land we wanted to stay close to family, not have to make our son switch schools, and keep reasonable commutes to our jobs. On December 30 we put down a deposit on a lot and signed a contract to build the Sienna. We're on our way.

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