My name is Laura, I grew up most of my childhood in South Jersey where I got my extreme love of tomatoes. I lived a couple years in West Virginia, where I learned to appreciate beauty in nature. I joined the United States Navy where I met my husband, Paul, and when it was time to go home he brought me to live in Michigan’s beautiful (but freezing) Upper Peninsula. This is the place where we raised our family and I have called home for the majority of my life now. The UP, if you have never been here, is completely beautiful and for the most part is a winter wonderland, if you are into that sort of thing!. Me, well I prefer to stay inside where it is warm and toasty! I do get outside to cross-country ski with some co-workers so, at least, I won’t come down with cabin fever!!