I am a "Yooper Girl" as I was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (eastern side – the Les Cheneaux Islands – south of Sault Ste. Marie). I remember shoveling so much snow!!!! : ) When our eldest was two Tom and I moved north with him and lived there in the home I grew up in. We lived there for the next nine years and we welcomed our second through fifth babies there. Then, Tom took a job with the federal government and we were bound for Northern Virginia. Tom is a native of Richmond so we thought we were coming home, but NOVA is not really like the rest of Virginia! We have been here ever since. Our eldest and his young family moved north this past fall (missing the babies!) and are in the Gaylord/Grayling area.