In September of 2007, I started a blog on Xanga and used the moniker, Ninasusan.  My old friend Jeff aka Ground Hog (ghog) brought me to the table.  I had no idea how that decision would change my life.  Somehow in the huge blogesphere a blog written by a woman named Tracy caught my attention.  At that time, she blogged on a regular basis about her daily life.  I connected with her…and the rest is a love story of friendship.

He and I spent the weekend with Tracy and her husband, Corey and her sister, Erin (who I also met through Tracy on Xanga).  We joke that we are sisters from a different mister AND mother.  It is the only way to express the affection, respect and joy we soak in from our mostly internet relationship.  Here we are:


and here is Toledo



Tracy’s beloved Frankie


My very favorite room in Tracy’s house


and Tracy and Erin several years ago during a meet-up in Chicago.  One of them is going to kill me for posting this.


…and the story of Holy Toledo goes like this.  Back many decades ago, apparently Toledo had (and still has) an inordinate amount of churches per capita…thus Holy Toledo.  Thankfully progress has not bulldozed the beauty of many of these old churches.  Minus the ridiculous road construction which makes it difficult to even get to Toledo, we found it a nice, comfortable city – kind of like Des Moines…reasonably quiet, midwest feel with the opportunities of adventure a car ride away.

Much love to my Toledo girls!

Until next time….

3 thoughts on “HOLY TOLEDO

  1. please..i do not want the responsibility for any of this… you would have figured it out on your own without me…writing a blog post is like taking a dump…it’s just very relieving

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  2. Hahahaha. I saw it. Notice how we always assume the same order like places at the dinner table!


  3. I am so glad you guys came to visit. I’m just so comfortable with you both I wish I could post a picture here I like what your blog is showings related posts. 🙂


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