Thursday, June 6, 2013

Love Thy Neighbor

Hi everyone,

The last lot in our community has been sold!  Our community is definitely in full flux of being a neighborhood.  With over 20 kids on our cul-de-sac, summer nights should be fun.  Having great neighbors is truly a blessing.  In today's world we're so busy that it appears we have lost the essence of connecting with our neighbors.  One of the things that sold me on our community was the layout of our neighborhood. With  less than 20 homes in the community, I liked that we were new construction in the midst of a well established town that offered a little of everything; small town main street, easy access to the city, and the delights of suburbia--two malls, Costco, and Target!

In getting to know our neighbors, we have discovered that we live amongst some very generous folks.  We were  overwhelmed by the generosity and love of our neighbors--bringing gift cards and a basket filled with baby items was beyond nice--it was downright neighborly! We look forward to seeing our children grow in friendship and to hosting annual block parties too.  But beyond the fellowship of neighbors, I have heard from so many of them how my blog helped them with selecting and even negotiating for their home.  That made me feel good!  I'm glad that my little blog could be of service. I guess it is one of those pass it along type of gestures--after all, it was this Ryan Homes community blog that taught me so much when Patrick and I were settling on our home.

It's hard to believe that it was a year ago when we first embarked on this  building journey, and we have learned so much.  I'm often asked, what would I have done differently in our house, and I think the big two would be to extend the hardwoods through out the house and the 2 foot addition to the family room.  So, if you think no one is reading your blog, you are mistaken--many are learning from you and taking on home projects all because of you!

Oh, and one more thing--get to know your neighbors you never know what you can learn from them or how they can enhance your life too!  So thanks Green Briar Estates Community…I look forward to great times coming soon!

Happy Building,


  1. Love this post! We have been so incredibly lucky with our neighborhood and neighbors also. It is amazing that when you dive into something you don't realize just how right it truly is :-) Here's to many more years in our homes!

  2. Elise…thanks reading my blog and for your kind comments too!

  3. Hmmm.. I swear I wrote a lengthy reply here but it vanished.. I think blogger is trying to tell I am talking too much. You'll probably find it in an email notification. I am curious what you think. Thanks.