We live in central Illinois. We both were raised in the same hometown but went away to different colleges. After experiencing city life, we decided to move back closer to home to raise our family. Our town has over 125,000 people and offers a lot for families to do, such as park activities, walking and bicycling trails throughout the town, local sporting events, and different family events at the local coliseum. It is an extremely diverse community, which is very important to us. Our extended families are close by which allows us to be able to get together to celebrate birthdays and do dinner and fellowship time at least once a month. We have lived in this town for the past 14 years in a single family home that is close to walking trails, parks, schools, and much more.