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Monday, February 6, 2012

Your Questions Answered

Remember waaay back in December when we had our huge Christmas giveaway and one of the additional entries was to ask us a question? Without further delay here are your questions answered!

Sweet and Savory by Sarah asks, "What colors were your wedding colors....and show us some pictures!"

OUR COLORS WERE NAVY (MARINE), LIGHT BLUE (POOL), AND ORANGE!!!

Our entire wedding party minus Sasha and Lucky who were the flower girl and ring bearer
Yes it rained right up until I went to walk down the aisle!

Maggie Wolff asks, "What do you love most about running that you didn't expect to love?"

SUZANNE: I LOVE TO RUN WITHOUT MUSIC AND I CAN GET BORED EASILY SO IT SURPRISED ME THAT I HAVE NO PROBLEM RUNNING ALONE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS LOST IN THOUGHT.


ALLAN: I LIKE THAT I CAN LIFT WEIGHTS LONGER BECAUSE MY CARDIO HAS HELPED ME HAVE ENERGY THROUGHOUT MY WORKOUT.

Kim asks, "Do you guys have any dream races you want to run? Or destination races?"

SUZANNE & ALLAN: HAWAII!!!!!

 

Katy asks, "I'd like to know why you chose your blog title!"
Sarah asks, "I'd like to more about your connection to cows. Do you ranch?"

BOTH OF THESE GO HAND IN HAND SO I'LL ANSWER THEM TOGETHER. I GREW UP ON A SMALL FARM AND WAS GIVEN MY FIRST COW AND CALF BY MY PARENTS WHEN I WAS 3. WE RAISED COWS (FOR FUN) UNTIL MY SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL WHEN WE SOLD OUR ENTIRE HERD. MY LOVE FOR COWS IS PART OF THE REASON I CHOSE TO PURSUE A DEGREE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE AND ULTIMATELY A MASTER'S IN ANIMAL BREEDING & GENETICS FOCUSING ON BEEF CATTLE. ALLAN WORKS WITH LASERS SO WE TOOK HIS WORK AND MY LOVE FOR COWS AND MADE A BLOG TITLE THAT FITS BOTH OF US!

This is NOT where the blog idea came from!!!

Elle asks, "I wanna know if you are taller than Allan. I think from a recent photo you may be. I am taller than The Captain."

HAHA, YES I AM BUT ONLY BY TWO INCHES.
 
HowdyfromNYC asks, "What would be your one piece of marriage advice to others?"

SUZANNE: COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE. IF YOU FOCUS ON MAKING THAT A PRIORITY THEN EVERYTHING ELSE WILL BE FINE.

ALLAN: BE FLEXIBLE AND WILLING TO COMPROMISE.

Our First Christmas 2005


Missy asks, "How did you and Allan meet? I love to hear the stories about how couples met and fell in love!"

WE MET AT AUBURN IN THE FALL OF 2002 AS FRESHMEN THROUGH WRESTLING. ALLAN WAS A WRESTLER AND I WAS A MAT CAT (WRESTLING HOSTESS). I LIKED HIM A LOT MORE THAN HE LIKED ME (I THINK) AND WHEN THE YEAR WAS OVER AND HE PREPARED TO LEAVE FOR SPAIN FOR TWO YEARS WE SAID GOODBYE AND PROMISED TO WRITE. AT THE TIME I WAS ACTUALLY ALREADY DATING SOMEONE ELSE AND HAD ANOTHER SERIOUS BOYFRIEND THAT CAME AND WENT BEFORE ALLAN RETURNED IN JULY 2005. BY AUGUST WE WERE DATING. WE TOOK A BREAK FOR 7 MONTHS FROM JULY 2, 2007-FEBRUARY 21, 2008 (7 MONTHS AND 19 DAYS IF YOU WERE COUNTING LIKE ME!). WE GOT ENGAGED TWO MONTHS TO THE DAY AFTER GETTING BACK TOGETHER AND GOT MARRIED ON MAY 23, 2009, AND HAVE LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER!

Exchanging rings

Debby asks, "Tips on running in the cold?"

I DON'T RUN IN THE COLD THAT MUCH BUT I HAVE STARTED TO LATELY AND FOR ME HAVING SOMETHING OVER MY EARS MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IN KEEPING ME WARM. DRESSING IN LAYERS HAS WORKED WELL FOR ME TOO!

Cute Vegan asks, "What is the one sport that will get you out of your chair yellin' at the TV?! Or on the sideline!?"

THIS IS A CLOSE TIE BETWEEN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND WRESTLING. WE ARE AUBURN FOOTBALL FANS THROUGH AND THROUGH BUT DURING COLLEGE WHILE ALLAN WAS WRESTLING AND COACHING THERE WAS NOTHING THAT GOT US BOTH MORE EMOTIONAL THAN CHEERING ON THE WRESTLERS.  WE HAD A GIRL THAT WANTED TO WRESTLE SO ALLAN COACHED HER. SEVERAL DAYS AT PRACTICE I WOULD WRESTLE WITH HER OR HELP HER WORK ON VARIOUS MOVES. COACHING HER AND CHEERING FOR HER AT NATIONALS IS THE MOST CAUGHT UP I'VE EVER BEEN AT A SPORTING EVENT.

Coaching at NCWA Nationals during the women's matches
 If there's anything else you ever want to know just ask. Hope you enjoyed learning a little more about Suz & Allan and Cows & Lasers!

16 comments:

  1. Fun post! I love learning more about other bloggers! LOVE the wedding photos.

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  2. Love this post and all the photos... your anniversary is the day before my birthday.

    Hope you do live happily ever after!

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  3. Gah!!! Love it!! I always wondered where the blog name came from... ;)

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  4. LOVE this post Suz!!! Let's make #3 a reality! I would love to host such a fabulous event showcasing my HOME SWEET HOME:)

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  5. finally.....the name of the blog!!! i have always wondered 'bout that!! lol

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  6. loved learning a bit more about yall :)

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  7. I was wondering whatever happened to this...

    Great advice, thank you :)

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  8. FUN!!!!!! dream race = hawaii. love it. me tooooo friends!

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  9. Ah, fun. I wondered about your blog title, too. It's fun to know!

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  10. The wedding pictures are gorgeous...you looked like you guys had an absolute blast!! :)

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  11. Love all the photos, and all the other details! I was a cheerleader for wrestling in high school, loved those matches!!

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  12. Very fun post! I LOVE that photo of your wedding and the umbrellas! When it rains, make lemonade or something like that. It's very fun!

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  13. This is a great post, I like learning more about everyone! I thought about doing something similar and then I put it out of my head, maybe I will do it soon :)

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  14. I didn't realize you were taller!! You must be pretty tall... I've got all the short genes in my family... boo. I would love another couple of inches.

    Your wedding pics are so great!! What great colors and what a dreamy day! I'm a huge fan of the Suzanne and Allen love story! :)

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  15. Love the wedding photos! Beautiful! My number piece of marriage advice is choose your battles.

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