12 July 2007

Berfday Tribute.

Today is the day my dear friend Suz was born. I'm so thankful that happened so I could get to be her friend. Suz and I met randomly in 2002 (?) through our old boss, Kirby, when she was still in college and helping Kirby with some stuff for Peace Gospel Ministries. I was working at Grassroots at the time. We were put in touch over IM, and I remember thinking she was an older woman because I didn't know anyone my age named "Susan." I was surprised to find out she was even younger than I was! Suz soon moved to Nashville, and I knew I had a lifelong friend. Some of my favorite things about her: her desire to honestly and consistently strive to become a stronger woman in Christ and to embrace her femininity, her ability to speak truth, her love of the beach and nature, her silliness that so easily meshes with mine :), her Sydney Bristow-like bad-assness, and the fact that she always gives up her "cloud" bed for me to sleep in when I visit her. There is a list of about a thousand more things, too! Here are some of my favorite photos with and of Suz.

One of the many times we've played catch in Destin...


Taking the turkey out of the oven one Thanksgiving...


Broken-down with the Cowarts in some random parking lot on the way to Virginia...


Bling'n it at the Walmart in Destin...


Suz in her element - ice cream, sunshine, and sitting under a lovely tree...


Our favorite morning location in NYC - Cafe Lalo from You've Got Mail...


One of my favorite pics of all-time...


A little tradition we have at the outdoor market in Seaside...



Wedding day :)

And another Seaside tradition!


Funny how we've never stayed at the Destin Holiday Inn, but we sure have enjoyed their pool!


Serendipity in NYC...


See, I told you she was Sydney Bristow.


Suz's birthday 2004 in Destin...


At Steak 'n Shake. I just noticed the IHOP sign in the window!


One of our magical evenings going to see our boyfriend Harry Connick, Jr. in concert...


And the crowning beauty of them all...no one else could pull off puffs like this...


Happy Birthday, Suz! Thank you for being my friend.

5 comments:

Suz said...

awwww, thanks Stine!! I laughed so hard at those pics...i forgot about a few of them. You're the bestest.

~Cartergirl, with love said...

Oh, cool! Suz has the same birfday as my sister!! SO CRAZY! :) Happy day Suz!

Jenni said...

Happy birthday, Suz!! I LOVE the pics.

Michelle said...

aren't girlfriends the greatest? those pics are soooo cute! i love them! you look like you have so much fun together.

Jenni said...

And you've been tagged! See my blog for details.