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Torm
Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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The oldest turned 22 yesterday. He's home for about eight more days before he heads back for the second half of his junior year at Ferris. We had cake at 8:20 pm. The time was planned for the only time... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Live from Tormville!
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I spent the weekend sorting through a year and a half of photos. It's a (huge) task that I always think would be good during the winter months, but the winter months fill up with other time sucking activities and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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....Greg is enjoying his Saturdays off. Last week he pulled a few eight foot logs out of the garage that had been drying in there for what seems like quite a long time. I still hadn't become very adept at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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There is something about turning the page to August on the calendar along with all the back to school announcements and sales that often has people feeling like summer is over - BUT IT'S NOT! There are still 32 more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Oh man - the last day? Already? Breakfast on our last island day = hot oatmeal topped with dried strawberries, honey and brown sugar. It was DELISH. I was tempted to make another package, but with one eye on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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After hiking twelve miles with our packs on Friday, I slept pretty well Friday night. I had a few aches and probably groaned a bit here and there - but I had no trouble nodding off. My bladder woke me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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On Friday, I woke up at 5:30. WELL before anyone else was up and about. I did what my bladder woke me up to do, then wandered to see the water. Here you can see that bit of marshiness that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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The six of us from lower Michigan met up at 7:30 to ride together to the ferry. We had originally thought we'd have to take two vehicles, but we managed to get us and our packs into one, which was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
Below is my journal entries as I prepared to go on a four day backpacking adventure to North Manitou Island. It's going to take me just a bit to get through the 300 plus photos I took and get them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Someone asked me recently - knowing me to be a lifelong journal lover - what journal are you using now. The answer to that question is the Traveler's Notebook. I've been using this system for over a year, and I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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*All photos in this post were taken with my pocket camera on automatic: My Sony Cybershot (My goal being to see if it had enough batter and storage to last the week meaning it will last my hiking trip) (Success)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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.....I FINALLY got all four kids in the same space, but not long enough for them to give me any time to get my camera settings right as one was on her way out the door to work. This'll do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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In the summer, during the school year, or even after a really busy weekend - it doesn't matter. I still love Mondays. I woke up this morning and headed, again, to the gym. I got in 45 minutes of Sweating... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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This is the first year that I remember that we didn't fly AT ALL. The winds were high all weekend long. Huge bummer - but we had fun just the same. Our annual crew shot. I definitely don't have as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Today is our ninth day of summer vacation. (out of 82) I honestly pictured myself blogging with more regularity over the summer. *cue laughter I've been trying to get a snapshot of all four kids together since the last day... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Today was Mark's last soccer game of the season. He had two games back to back in 90 degree weather. Mark needs a haircut. He'll do soccer camp this summer and is wanting to play again in the fall. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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photo from last Tueday's field trip to The Henry Ford It's been a busy. This last week was an adventure just getting from one day to the next. From the field trip, two evenings of graduation parties, a visitation, dentist,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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I stayed up until 2:30am cleaning my desk. I forced myself to finally crawl in bed. Like clockwork, regardless, I woke up at 5:30. I forced myself to go back to sleep, but I tossed and turned. I dug in... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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The plan for this weekend had been to take the kids to Gatlinburg while my husband spends this annual weekend with his brothers in Wisconsin. I started gnashing my teeth again about ten days ago or so, which had me... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Whew. I'm enjoying today's half day. This week brought a full schedule. I'm quite sure that the boys couldn't figure out why I was so uptight about them deciding to wrench on the car Monday night (when they had all... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Can you smell them? Our lilacs in the back are in full bloom and the tree is full and beautiful. Our lilac bush in the front, a lighter colored bloom, has never been more pathetic. Only a few blooms few... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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From last night's cold rainy game. A close save. This is how I feel most days. Lob something at me and I'll do my best to try to get a grip. It might be sloppy, but.... My favorite was at... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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We love when Wendy, being our only girl, can bring a friend. Our place slept eight, so these two enjoyed the luxury of having their own place to keep their ice cream and watermelon. Unfortunately, it was not a good... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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For my husband's birthday on the 28th of March - we selflessly let him make the plans. His idea of a good time was to drive two hours up the road and visit Patriots Point. We girls said - Awesome!... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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The Sky Wheel was exactly an hour from where we were staying, and we walked that way several times. This is the mile that Mark and I jogged each morning - our finish line being right under the wheel. The... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Live from Tormville!