As we sit on the precipice overlooking the completion of The Money Pit, I find myself reflecting on the past four years, and I can't really believe that the time is nearly here.
Many times I've sat reading my country home magazines, dreaming of decorating my own home in the style that I love.
I stopped reading these magazines about two years ago, because at that stage, there was still so much to do, and I'd get frustrated and quite depressed that I couldn't see that finished product.
Well my friends, we are at the pointy end of the stick, so they say!
I remember when we first moved to the farm, the thought of exchanging my beautiful home in suburbia to a shed filled me with terror!! We cleaned and sorted and moved our furniture into the five small "dongas" that surrounded our shed.
I hated it.
Our children were 3, 5 and 7 and I was scared of snakes, spiders, frogs, dirt and dust! Most things went into storage and has been that way for four years.
So much has happened in the time we have been here. The last of my babies went to school, I started working again, my flame haired nanna passed away, and I lost another most wanted baby....
And of course this year, my son, with his diagnosis of Crohn's Disease, shocked us all.
What a journey it has been!
So many wonderful, amazing things have happened...
The kids could breathe in the fresh air, and discover the beauty of the Australian Bush. We have learnt teamwork, patience, understanding, did I say patience? and the ability to have a dream and work towards it.
We will be forever grateful for the many hands that have touched our house, and our hearts!
Although we are owner builders, we have been lucky to have the expertise of a number of tradesman including Don, Greg, Brendan, Jai, Scott, Bill, Bevan, Craig, Rob and Kane who have made our journey easier.
To Sparkmans Kitchens for my beautiful kitchen, and Northern Suburbs Timber Flooring for my amazing floors, and to Colin and Wendy, for just being the most amazing, inspiring and considerate family I could ever hope to ask for.
Of course not forgeting Gala Bathrooms and G James Glass.
And to my husband, the hardest worker and the one who has shared my dream of a beautiful country home for as long as I can remember.
Thank you x