Sunday, May 31, 2009

We're In

Hi everyone! I am standing in the empty kitchen at our old place, about to embark on a massive floor mopping session. I left the phone connected so I could check my emails and still attempt to run my business! Our phone lines get connected next week but internet possibilies might be a bit tricky.. still working that one out.

Our move was exhausting ...7am start, truck left at 9pm. 2 truckloads and 2 very sick removalists that I kept watered and fed during the day. Hubby and I worked full on, loading with them...great exercise... made up for all the disgusting takeaway we have been eating over the last week. Hubby ended up completely taking over for the sickest removalist at about 8pm, when it started RAINING and we were down to moving the mattresses from the truck!!!!

I haven't really slept much in the past 48 hours. We heard from our bank at 4pm Friday that they had approved our loan transfer. Hence our builders said, yep, you can camp at 'The House'. I am so grateful that we were able to move in before handover. A double move would have killed me. The first night, I just couldn't believe where I was. I kept waking and listening to the different sounds in a different neighbourhood. Last night, once I'd had about 5 hours sleep, I was up, unpacking books for the Great Room. It's going to take a while to unpack..... loving every minute of it... especially discovering stuff that has been in storage for over 2 years.

Hubby and I have shed tears many times over the weekend. We are so emotional about our journey and as soon as my Mum started playing 'Blue Moon', on our piano, under the chandelier in the Great Room, well I was gone. I can honestly say I am living in my most favourite house in the whole world..... mud and all.

Well work continues on the house. Painting is still not finished, driveway is being done this Thursday. Pool is being started on again this week. There is mud everywhere so my floors are disgusting. They'll come up a treat when we have a driveway and less dirt is being tracked into the house.

I don't know when I'll be able to update bloggy blog again so I'll say farewell for now and I promise some photos next time I'm online. You are going to love it! I promise!


  1. Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you and can't wait to hear about how much you LOVE living in your amazing new house. Looking forward to seeing pics, too.
    Dreams really do come true! Enjoy :)

  2. Congratulations! You've been on a long journey...but you'll remember the journey with great memories! Enjoy your new home! Thanks for sharing your journey with everyone.

  3. Oh A-M,
    I have tears in my eyes. I am so happy for you all. What a treasured memory of that first sitting in the Great Room, one I sure you will never forget. Thinking of you & the mud!!!

  4. YIPEEE, YIPEEE, YIPEEE we are SO excited! I can truly feel your excitement from here and you have given me a great visual of your mum playing the piano in the Great Room. It is a very sweet visual! Life IS sweet sometimes!! Congratulations - Enjoy!!

  5. Congratulations--you're finally in! Time to celebrate and breathe a sigh of relief! :)

  6. What a wonderful post A-M!!
    Blessings... many, many blessings to you and your family in your beautiful, and very loved new home.
    I am so very happy for you.

  7. I am so happy for you. I bought a house and completely gutted and added onto it. It was the worst time of my life, so I understand all you pain. I hope all the drama is over and you only have good times from now on. xo. MB

  8. What a great feeling it must be to be IN! Congrats!

  9. Yay! Well done AM, to you, your hubby, your cheer squad of two young boys, and of course all the tradies who got you there! You are HOME! Sleep well in your new place, I look forward to more pics when you are more settled!
    Warm Regards
    Romana :)

  10. Congratulations!! It is just so exciting. I doubt I would be able to sleep either. I cannot wait to see the pictures. I know it will be absolutely stunning!

  11. Oh YIPEE! I am so happy for you that your day finally came. I can't wait to see it all when you are settled. I have been in mine for 4 weeks and I am NO WAY near being done. I mean, everything is unpacked and it all looks fine, it's just the little bits and pieces that takes time. Good luck with it all. Hope you get some downtime. xx

  12. Congratulations A-M!! I am so thrilled for you! I'm glad you survived the move...mud and all. I can't wait to see some 'in' photos!! You must be so excited to actually be living in your home which was once just a vision! Well done in all you have achieved, and I hope you have found some time to sit back and enjoy a glass of champers!


  13. Congratulations, all that hard work has payed off!

    Cannot wait to see the photos :-)

    Leeann x

  14. YYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Who cares that you are camping....YOU ARE IN!
    Have the most fun while you unpack and explore A-M. Cant wait for the photos.
    Ness xx
    Ps- Please look after yourself too...mwah!

  15. Congratulations A-M -- I am so excited for you guys! I look forward to seeing photo updates and hearing about how you've settled in. Enjoy! xx

  16. Very happy for you and your family to be able to start your new life and enjoy your new home. We moved in November to a new(older) home but redid everything the way we wanted too, now tweeking the back and front gardens and pond to our way. We say so often "I love living here" so 6 months on Im sure you ll be saying the same thing. The journey is worth it! Enjoy A-M :) Julie in Holland

  17. Hooray! I am thrilled for you. Thanks for letting me follow your journey.

    You did an amazing job. Enjoy building memories in your new home.

  18. Hooray!

    Welcome to your new home. You did a beautiful job, and everything turned out amazing. thanks for letting us follow your journey.

    Enjoy building memories in your new home.


  19. Dear A-M
    I am so very happy for you. Enjoy your BEAUTIFUL new HOME.
    Love V

  20. Congratulations A-M, Mr A-M and boys. It's been a long hard road but after reading this post it looks as if it was well worth it.

    I am so happy for you all, that you are in and sleeping in your new rooms in your beautiful house.

    Hope the unpacking happens quickly. Look forward to the next lot of photos.


  21. Congrats! Yay, so happy the stars aligned for you and you didn't have to do the double move. I was so afraid you would have to sleep in your car!

  22. Yay, A-M!!!!! I'm sure you thought this day would never come, but here it is!!!!!

    It must be like Christmas, opening all the boxes that have been stored away while your house was being built :-)

    What a wonderful way to start your life in your new home, with your mom playing the piano for you :-)

    Have fun and congratulations!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

    I LOVE that you Love your Home
    x Cate

  24. Celebrate!!!! Hooray for you... what a journey this has been. Books and music and your cute little family -in seconds it is a HOME and not just a new house. Enjoy and go get some sleep. Mud can be done tomorrow.

  25. Hooray! So happy to hear you have moved in and that it already feels like home. Enjoy all that unpacking!
    Clare x

  26. Hurrah! Your day has finally come. I can only imagine how emotional the move was for you. Enjoy the unpacking, decorating, moving and then re-moving of furniture as you get everything in your perfect home just right. I'm so happy for you all!!!!

  27. Why am I crying...... I am so happy for you and your family. Well done and enjoy every minute of it.

  28. Fantastic news!!!!! :-) Can't wait for photos!

  29. I have a friend who moved into her new house on Friday as well. I visited on Sunday (I brought the wine and nibblies) and like you, she is exhausted, the place is muddy and there's lots of boxes to unpack, but she's happy and the place is beautiful. I am so happy for you and can't wait to see some images once you are settled in.

  30. I git a little teary when reading that you lost it when your mum started playing on the piano in your lovely new home. You did it! You really did it, you have dreamt of all these things for so long and now they are happening before your magical is that!

  31. Congratulations! What an achievement! Wishing you and your family many happy years in your new home and the start of a lifetime of memories!

    Looking forward to hearing updates of your first few weeks...


Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx