The ABCs of Us

by both of us

So Kristin tagged us in the Old School Blogging–Alphabet Style. Everything you ever wanted to know about us and more. Here goes:

by Sue

A. Attached or Single? Married for almost 15 (wait, what?) years now.



….and now.

(At the 2012 Chicago Half Marathon)

B. Best Friend See above. But there is so much to be said for my closest female friendships. They are invaluable. I don’t know what I would do without Kelly.

C. Cake or Pie? Cake. But only for the frosting. And it must be REAL frosting.

D. Day of the Week? Saturday. After the long run is done, of course.

E. Essential Item? My iPhone. I will not lie. Sad, but true.

F. Favorite Color? Blue and pink. Does that mean it’s really purple?

G. Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms? Both.

H. Hometown? Bowling Green, Ohio. Small college town in northwest Ohio.

I. Favorite Indulgence? Red wine.

J. January or July? I love a good snowstorm, but July wins.

K. Kids? 2 girls, ages 10 and 8.

Just in case you hadn’t seen the one million photos I’ve posted of them.

L. Life Isn’t Complete Without? My family, friends, dogs, and running.

M. Marriage Date? January 9, 1999. In the aftermath of a snowstorm. The police showed up during the ceremony at the church because there was a homeless person who walked in and threatened to set himself on fire. True story. Fortunately I didn’t find this out until after the fact.

N. Number of Brothers/Sisters? One younger sister who is the best aunt ever.

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples. Honey crisp.

P. Phobias? Crickets. I know. Irrational and Ridiculous. But a fact, nonetheless.

Q. Favorite Quote?


R. Reasons to Smile? I have so many, I can’t even begin. And that’s a good place to be.

S. Season of Choice? Fall. Hands down. I love the clean slate of a new school year. And there’s nothing like some pumpkins and a giant pot of mums on my front porch.

T. Tag 5 People See below in Kelly’s post.

U. Unknown Fact About Me I love to knit. And I am a yarn hoarder.

V. Favorite Vegetable Have you noticed that I cannot give just one answer? In no order of importance: Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, avocado, tomatoes, fresh sweet peas, arugula….the list goes on and on.

W. Worst Habit? Procrastination. Pretty sure that explains why this took so long to get posted.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound.

Y. Your Favorite Food? Tiramisu. Baked brie. Cream cheese frosting. Are you picking up on the common denominator here?

Z. Zodiac Sign? Libra.

by Kelly

A. Attached or Single? Married for 16 years to Clark (aka Ryan Hall). We dated for 7 years before that. Yes, we are dressed alike.


B. Best Friend? Of course the one above; but I am also blessed with amazing girlfriends including Sue. She is my one confidant and is always there for me.

C. Cake or Pie? Pie-Black raspberry or strawberry.

D. Day of Choice? Saturday

E. Essential Item? Make-up-My grandma lived to 95 and I never saw her without makeup so I come by it honestly.

F. Favorite Color? Pink

G. Gummy Bears or Worms? Bears or worms as long as they are sour.

H. Hometown? Worthington, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus), but I was born in Lawton, Oklahoma

I. Favorite Indulgence? Pepperoni Pizza and an ice cold beer.

J. January or July? July-both of our birthdays and a lot of days and nights at the lake.

K. Kids? None of my own, but I am lucky to have friends that share their kids with me. We do have 3 amazing Godchildren that I love spoiling.

L. Life isn’t compete without? My family, friends, two precious mutts.. and running!

M. Marriage Date? November 8, 1997

N. Number of brothers and sisters? One wonderful older brother.

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples, preferably Granny Smith

P. Phobias? A fear of heights that I am trying to conquer.

Q. Quotes?


R. Reasons to Smile? Countless-family, friends, dogs, running, being healthy…

S. Season of Choice? Fall-cool running weather, and our anniversary which always includes a great trip. (Last year it was Shanghai)

T. Tag five People? Teresa, Sandee, Brian & Nicole, Jen

U. Unknown fact about me? I climbed Mt. Rainier two years ago with Clark led by RMI guides. It was the a huge accomplishment for me especially because of my fear of heights.


V. Vegetable? Asparagus

W. Worst Habit? Clutter-You wouldn’t see it if you walked in my house, but it is there in closets and drawers. I am working on purging.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound but my memories of them are bittersweet.

Y. Your Favorite Food? Sushi

Z. Zodiac Sign? Cancer


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