Category Archives: Family

Father’s Day 2016

Belated thanks and apologies to my late father, Gjert Andreas Hovland Dear Dad, This is my 14th Father’s Day without you. I remember when you first passed away on October 9, 2002. The hurt was not only emotional, but physical. … Continue reading

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Hello. It’s me.

Hello from the other side.  It’s been a long time since my last blog. Almost a year. A lot can happen in a year, including the release of Adele’s “25,” which surpassed 8 million sales by February. We are among the … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Farewell

Mormor is headed back to Minnesota. They call ours the sandwich generation and we were a classic example. Only sometimes the bread crumbles and the sandwich falls apart. In July 2012, my mom, Sigrun Hovland, moved from Minneapolis to Huntsville, … Continue reading

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Fun and Flurries: Snowmageddon 2015

This year, winter in Huntsville, Alabama has been rather uneventful. Then came Feb. 25 and 8.1″ of snow, the second snowiest in the city’s history, according to the National Weather Service. While the roadways were deserted, Huntsville neighborhoods were buzzing … Continue reading

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God as my travel agent

Norway 2014 We made it to Norway! But only by the grace of God, the ultimate travel agent. This was a highly anticipated trip, not just for David, our daughters (Serina, 9, and Sophia, 7), and me, but also for … Continue reading

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Rolling down the (Flint) River

When you leave the office, leave the office You work hard Monday through Friday. If you’re like me, you often forget to leave the daily grind at the office and focus entirely on family when the weekend arrives. Fortunately, I did … Continue reading

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The sandwich generation’s Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous moms out there. I used to have to call my mom to wish her a happy Mother’s Day and thank her for her awesomeness. Now she lives with us, having moved down to … Continue reading

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