OK, This is a big one, so bear with me. This picture is showing you where I am sitting right now. At my own desk in my very own office. I still can't believe it. Paint is done, floor is down, just decorating left to do! I have to keep myself from jumping up and down just thinking about it. Even this morning while everyone slept and I stole away down here at 6am, I still felt like jumping, just with my eyes closed and a cup of coffee nearby.
To get here, it took a lot of work from three important men. It took a lot of....
and a lot of him. And unfortunately I don't have pictures of Dad/Gramps doing his fair, heavy share of the work, keeping the youths in line, you know what I mean. I couldn't keep myself from poking my nose in the door every few hours asking them if I'd said thank you lately. They learned early on to ignore me. But THANK YOU!! And also to Mom/Oma for supervising the children while I followed my guilty conscience and made as much food as possible for everyone.
But today was difficult for me. Despite the beautiful weather (and smiles you see above and below) I wanted to be in my room, writing. It felt like such a tease. But the weather and more importantly, my children had other plans. So here we are enjoying the day, and our garden, as we mark our one year anniversary of the day we moved in. Hooray!
We can only go up from here.