The blackened trees out the front of their new house are the only hint that the St Patrick's Day fire reduced everything they own to ashes.
Rebecca and Barney Jones will move into their new home in Elingamite at the end of May where they will finally be able to set up the nursery for their baby daughter Amelia.
"We found out we were pregnant with her the week before we lost our house," Mrs Jones said.
"We were starting the most exciting time of our lives, becoming parents, and we lost everything a week later.
"So we haven't been able to set up the nursery. That's been rather devastating. It's a rite of passage being a first time mum."
The couple has been living with Rebecca's parents for the past year while they rebuild the house that they had only just finished renovating when it burnt down, a week before their first wedding anniversary.
"Our second anniversary is coming up and we're still not going to have a house to live in," Mrs Jones said.
"We were hoping to be in before the anniversary, but you can't have it all."
On the night of the fire the couple was at a friend's 40th birthday party, along with a number of volunteer firefighters, when the pagers started to go off.
The couple rushed home to grab their dog Otto.
We knew it was coming straight for us. You could see the red glow, so we just left.
"We knew it was coming straight for us. You could see the red glow, so we just left," Mrs Jones said.
"We knew we didn't stand much chance. We had no power which meant no water, no pump, no nothing so we had nothing to defend ourselves with."
She looked at the certificates and clothes and decided it wasn't worth waiting to get them.
"Because of the trees that were here we never actually knew how close it was. We thought we were under immediate threat so we left," she said.
They fled the fire, driving over fallen branches that had been brought down onto the road by strong winds.
That was about 10.30pm. An hour later they were tagged in a Facebook post which showed their house engulfed in flames.
"We were in denial I think. We knew full well it was going to get us but we were hoping like buggery that it wouldn't," Mrs Jones said.
"All our neighbours survived. They all had close calls. We were just unlucky. The CFA did everything they could, there was no stopping it.
"It was something I never want to live through again."
But it's something the couple will never forget. Just driving out to their new home, the sight of burnt trees on the side of the road is a constant reminder.
They've all got new regrowth but still it brings back flashbacks
"They've all got new regrowth but still it brings back flashbacks and you constantly think about it unfortunately," Mrs Jones said.
"Even when the wind comes up now you get a chill because you…. just never know.
"We're just lucky we've got Amelia, she's kept us going through all of this.
"It's been a massive 12 months and we wouldn't change it for the world I guess because we've got her."
Watching the recent Gippsland fires on the news had brought back memories.
"Your heart just breaks for them because you just know what the next 12 months is going to be for them, you know how hard it's going to be," Mrs Jones said.
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