Monday, March 05, 2007

MY BOSOM FRIEND

[erin & stephanie]
[ PICTURE TAKEN IN 1994, OUR FRESHMAN YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL ]



IT'S NOT OFTEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT STAYS IN YOUR LIFE FOR SUCH AN EXTENDED LENGTH OF TIME~OUTSIDE OF FAMILY, YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR CHILDREN. THIS FRIENDSHIP STARTED ON A TRAIL HIKE AT A CHURCH PICNIC BACK IN THE 5th GRADE. IT HAS BEEN BEST OF FRIENDS EVER SINCE. WE HAVE STORMED THE TRIALS OF FRIENDSHIP & HAVE COME OUT CLOSER & STRONGER. JUST WHEN WE GOT CLOSE, STEPH MOVED OVER 300 MILES AWAY. BUT SHE MOVED TO MY GRANDPARENTS CHURCH IN GA. HOW WONDERFUL. WE ENDED UP REUNITING IN COLLEGE. THEN WORKED CAMP TOGETHER. TRANSFERRED TOGETHER. TRIED TO FIGURE OUT WHO OUR LIFE MATE WOULD BE ALL WHILE RUNNING BACK TO THE OTHER WITH THE LATEST STORY. STEPHANIE HAS MADE MY LIFE FULL OF ADVENTURE & SO MANY FUNNY STORIES. I AM SO THANKFUL FOR SUCH A FRIEND. AND THE FACT THAT WE ARE STILL JUST AS CLOSE, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE MILES APART & EVER SO BUSY.




LOVE YOU, MY FRIEND

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !



LOOK WHAT I JUST FOUND IN THE BASEMENT!
I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS ONE!
WHAT GREAT TIMING!

[July, 29, 2000]

Chris & Stephanie's Wedding Day

6 comments:

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

Oh I needed a good belly laugh today :) Remember the extravagant birthday Kidnapping adventure back in college-- storming in and removing Stephanie from Lights practice! Ha! You two added so much fun to my college days. Happy Birthday Stephanie!

Stephanie (Wolynes) Steinbart said...

Alma,
I don't know whether to laugh or cry! I think you can actually measure my bangs with a ruler. Praise the Lord we grow more lovely with age. Kinda like antiques! This is our 18th Bday celebration together and every one holds a memory. Some more memorable than others, but all full of adventure! Thank you for always being my dearest companion through all of life's happenings. May stay closer than ever as we grow old together (and may one of us produce a girl so our children will marry.)
Much Love,
Francine

Loraena said...

You two are SO CUTE!! I recently found some really hilarious pictures of a bunch of you all together at Josh's house in maybe 8th or 9th grade or something. Hm...that would make a funny post, not as cute as this pic of you though. =)

Tfipps said...

Erin,
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I kind of knew Stephanie in college (she was dating one of my husband's good friends).:)
As to keeping Madeline's white fur collar clean - it wasn't. The pictures don't show what Oxy Clean finally got out!

Liesl said...

i always enjoy your blog, erin!

Tammie said...

Hi Erin! I saw your blog from Jill Lagger's! Your boys are very cute! Boys are so much fun! I have three of them! They keep me extremely busy though! = ) Tell Shannon and your dad I said "hi"
Tammie (Jeschke) Vandermeir