Tag Archives: Family

Thank you, Officer, for my speeding ticket

Reminders to slow down this Fourth of July and all year long It had been a fabulous weekend! Our daughters were in Atlanta helping a friend celebrate her 13th birthday. My sister, Heidi Hovland, made an impromptu trip to Huntsville, … Continue reading

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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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Horse Crazy: The adventures of polocrosse

My oldest daughter is horse crazy. Serina, 9, rides at River Pine Farm every week, learning how to properly tack, untack, walk, canter and trot. But she’s also a horse “reader,” mentally consuming every horse-related book, fiction or nonfiction, she … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary: Celebrating a perfectly imperfect marriage

On May 4, 1996, David and I exchanged vows at Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis. Before my late father walked me down the aisle, I peeked in at the pews full of friends, family and colleagues. For the first time … Continue reading

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The Deep Freeze or the Big Tease?

I’m going for the big tease. Winter in the South is kind of like seeing a mystical beauty that’s immediately striking, only to discover it is only skin deep. Take the co-called deep freeze that gripped the Deep South last … Continue reading

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Ten reasons I love Huntsville (Ala.)

David and I have lived in Huntsville since late December 1996. Other than the 18 months we wound up back in Minneapolis (long story!), the Rocket City has been home. During a weekend run, I thought of how grateful I … Continue reading

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