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Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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I had intended to have this blog post be a summary of the week, Saturday to Saturday, in order to include our quick trip to Boyne. But. It turns out I have quite a few pictures from this year's Colonial... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Live from Tormville!
From yesterday's rainy afternoon: Brian: I'm bored, what can we do? Me: Seriously - did you ask this at Auntie Renee's too? Brian: No, but there was always something to do. Mark, excited: Wanna play Monopoly? Brian: NooOOOooo. -------- Several... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
On Saturday morning, I headed north with my mom, Wendy and Mark to go round up Brian. I like to stop and stretch my legs when I drive. On this day, I chose Castle Rock. It had been a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Friday morning had us up and out for breakfast in Glen Arbor. I like Glen Arbor. I tend to be an early riser, and had already eaten my morning oatmeal - but decided to try the hashbrown casserole. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
As mentioned in the previous post, we took our time packing up and hiking out of Nordhouse Dunes. It was so peaceful, quiet and relaxing there. (I've since read that they got hit with most of the weekend's forecasted rain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
The original plan was to head out with all the ladies on Thursday and go straight up to the Glen Arbor/Empire area. With the forecast for the weekend looking pretty dire, MaryKay and I decided to head out a day... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
We're not even half way through our summer yet, but when I look forward on the calendar and see that after this weekend - all but one summer weekend is fully booked - it feels like it's going too fast.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
A week ago Saturday, I got a phone call from Wendy. She started out by saying she was okay - But. She was shook and asked me to come. Greg was in St. Ignace. What happened was that she reached... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
(Sunday evening ballooning) Summer is going a little too quickly. This week: berry picking, car shopping, physical therapy, backpack inventory, sewing, fiddle lessons, calorie counting and exercise, speech session for Mark, and more. Time to get busy with it..... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
We had a small 15 minute window of time today where all four kids were awake, dressed and in the same house. I hosted a quick 'come as you are' moment in the backyard in order to get the photo... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Those of you who know me well, know that I normally go into Monday morning with my heels clicking and my energy level on high. This doesn't hold true, however, for the Monday following Balloonfest. Ever. I entered today much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
And just like that - the first week of summer flew right by. I went into summer feeling like it was going to be a bit of a relaxed and well-balanced summer. I still feel like it's well-balanced, but relaxed?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
The first day of summer vacation was a well balanced mix: Woke up early and got the laundry humming Spent some time at school helping with a project The boys walked to the library Berry picking for Wendy, and a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Hello summer! Thursday was our last day of school. Thursday evening - I headed out for ballooning - the first time (for me) of the season. It's going to be a fantastic summer. -------------- I hit the ground running this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
My husband has been busy again. Many years ago, he carved a pair of wall mounted candle holders with his fists as his model. They hang in our living room. This year he had the idea to make a wall... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
A morning workout signing up for the summer special (at the aquatic center) and being reminded that I had a $75 credit on the books. Greg being in town and able to take Mark to soccer leaving me able to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
June 1st. How did that happen? Nine days left of school. I think I can I think I can I think I can Our Memorial Day weekend was a good mix of get things done and relax. I have the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Today was a good day. After having fallen asleep at 8:30 last night, I was able to wake up early and hit the ground running. I got several chores done before 7am, managed a workout DVD, helped Mark get some... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
It's been awhile since I've shared what my husband has been up to. He still goes out in the garage nightly as part of his wind down routine, still carves and is preparing to make some knives with that anvil... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Last Thursday marked the last elementary school concert for this house. We've been attending elementary school concerts for eighteen years. I may have been a little emotional last week. It was the first time EVER that I've reserved myself a... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
My husband suggested that we head to the Detroit Zoo for Mother's Day afternoon. I countered with the idea of taking a hike around the nature center area of Kensington Metro Park. It was more my preferred atmosphere (read: less... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
There's a story here. You see, Mark has mentioned a few times that he's interested in persuing the fiddle. A couple weeks ago, he timed his mention at the same time that I'd seen that there were fiddle lessons being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Today was the last team event of the season, and the first time I brought my camera. Now I'm kind of wishing I'd brought it earler. Alas. Next year. Brian did well today, scoring a new personal best. It wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Oh hey - my blog still works. The 17 year old in the house got tired of waiting for me to blog again and decided to friend me on Facebook instead. Time to brush this thing off. I do like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
There have been a few changes in routine over here lately in the Tormanen household. The kids are growing and things evolve. One major change is that the boys are no longer doing karate.The photo above is from what was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Live from Tormville!