Erik took these lovely pictures of our porch on the 4th of July. We're not big into celebrating with noisy fireworks (our neighbors have us covered in that department!), but things felt mighty festive just with our string of glowing party lights.I can't tell you how nice it is to have a front porch. It was on our list of must-haves during the home search process. On a couple of occasions we looked at houses without porches and I was tempted to sacrifice that dream when other factors seemed right. But I'm glad Erik stuck to his guns and that we kept looking until the right house came along.