By this time, we had been in Johnson City for close to seven years. Steven was finishing up his first grade and Margaret her third year. You could say that we were settled in our routine. We had remodeled our home the way we wanted, with an enclosed front porch opening into our living room. We just did not have the habit of sitting on the porch outside and watching people walking or driving by. So we had decided to use the space in a different way. The rose bushes along the driveway were healthy and beautiful. I took a picture of our kids in front of the rose bushes to help us remember the beginning of our settled lives.