So these are pictures I took when we were buying the house; my furniture is different. We loved the porch (excuse me, lanai) so much that it just about sold the house for us. That and the great kitchen, perfect for the Christmas Cookie Bake Off and many, many family gatherings. We have already moved most of our stuff, but the kids and I are still in IL waiting to finish school. Then it will be time to rip the band-aid and make the final move. We all have such mixed feelings about our move. While we are very excited to be in Florida again with Meg at FSU and our family around the corner, we have grown our own “family” here in Illinois. Can’t win for losing sometimes, right?