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Torm
Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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Before we ever even left home, I had told the kids: Kids, here's the deal. When we go to Boyne and IF dad comes too, we are only there for three days. And mom and dad are tired. Therefore we... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember that we went to Boyne last year at this time. We had so much fun, that I wanted to go again. One Sunday in July I haunted my computer... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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Or so say my kids. Sunday was our last day, so we had to fit this in or I'd never hear the end of it. After church, we had lunch (ice cream waffles) at my mom's house and then headed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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Saturday morning I met two of my sister-in-laws and Kathy (Kathy and I got our first apartment together when we were just 19) for breakfast at Carmelita's in downtown Calumet. It was the best breakfast that any of us had... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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On Friday, my mom and I went down to Houghton to do a little shopping and go out for lunch. We got back home in time to load the trunk with swimming stuff once again and head down to Sedar... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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On our way to my sister-in-law's camp on Tuesday night - we drove by the camp where my husband's sister often stays with her family when they go up north. I saw some Minnesota plates in the driveway so I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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So, it was Tuesday the 5th that three kids and I headed north to stay with my mom for a few days. I find it's harder to find the gaps in the summer as the kids get older and have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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.... that I could catch up on some blog posts and share some of our upper Michigan adventures, BUT. But my internet connection is dreadfully sluggish right now. It took over a half an hour for just this much. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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Before I had left home, my mom called and said - hey, there is a cabin available for one night at McLains while you are here. Should we get it? I said sure. The cabins book over six months in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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Three kids and myself headed north yesterday. They were in Lake Superior before sunset. I decided I'm going to wait another day. or two. Mark (7) on kayaking: It's the first time I kayaked by just myself in my whole... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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July kicked our butts. I was up until 3am this morning trying to put July away. My alarm was set for 7am this morning. I am tired. Here's to August and the last 32 days of summer vacation. As of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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Another picture from our day at Potter Park Zoo I was going to title this post Happy Hump Day - but that term is like fingers on the chalkboard to me. Couldn't do it. Greg is still home, but his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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He kept giggling, "it tickles!! it tickles!!" as the birds ate off of his seed stick Yesterday, the boys and I had a chat. I told them they had a choice. We could either go to the Fowlerville Fair -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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After his workout, Laura took off all of JP's gear and led him back to the ring. She told us to guess how many steps he'd take. She guessed five. I guessed three. He walked a little further than that,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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So, as I mentioned yesterday - our Monday morning was spent out on the ranch watching Laura doing what she does. I've known Laura for a few years now from ballooning - we both crew for the same pilot. I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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We've been summer fun busy over here. Here's a bit of what's been going on the last five days. On Thursday, the boys finished their fort. Their big sister invaded. Thursday night we had a robotics club meeting. This will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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Look mom, I made a blueberry man. Yesterday we headed out for some blueberry picking. We had been seeing pictures of blueberries pop up online, so we decided we needed some of our own. We went to the nearby Hazens... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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I'm going to write this post in a letter writing format to my traveling husband, because 1. I enjoy this style of writing and 2. He's so cotton pickin' busy at work when he's out of town that he's never... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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I still have sleeping bags in my living room, beach sand on my laundry room floor and a few other reminders from last week's camping adventure that have yet to be tucked away. But it's summer, and we've been enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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Worked: My Stanley FatMax Work Station. Having not camped in a few years, one of the things I did remember about camping is how crazy it made me that there wasn't a place for everything - that by the end... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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Last Sunday, myself and three of the kids headed to Manistee for camping. July is always my husband's busy month (when Ford has their July shutdown - he goes into overtime mode. He'll be in Ford Plants in Chicago, Kentucky,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
The van is packed (I think we fit) 2 out of the 3 kids coming are awake The 2 we are leaving home have supplies for the week (every food that I premade for camping, I divided in half to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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Greg got home from Chicago at 4am. The kids woke him up in time for the 11am parade in Cohoctah. I honestly wasn't going to go - my list of things to do is long, but at 10am I thought,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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This kid enjoyed karate camp last week. They were long days. 9-5 Monday through Friday, and I was a bit hesitant about committing him to that schedule - but glad we did. He loved it, and he came home each... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Live from Tormville!
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I took so many photos at the Balloonfest this year, so putting them in the facebook album made sense, but I realize that not all my readers have facebook, so I'll share a few of my favorites here. Happy Wednesday!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Live from Tormville!