We have been in this house six years today.
When we moved in, Kate was 3, Ella just 2, Ruby 3mths. There was Amie and her partner (Ruby's Dad) Nick, and Phil's brother Kevin was living with us from NZ. There was no Jonah.
This was our first our we owned.
We had a business and Phil had just returned to working away after 2 yrs at home.
The house was comfy, friendly and ours.
Since then we have painted most of the inside, started building a new patio ourselves, had the roof re-tiled, added roller shutters (my most favourite thing) added security screens to the windows, and security doors, still working on the patio, added ceiling fans throughout and a split system in the master bedroom, installed the second dishwasher, new curtains, and yes we are still working on that patio. Phil is back working locally, the girls are now 9, 8 and 6. Amie and Ruby have long moved out and added precious Jonah to their family (along with Brendan!) We have upgraded our car, bought bikes, and made many many wonderful friends.
What will the next 6 years bring? Hopefully that long awaited patio!