Thursday, August 06, 2009

Happy 29th Birthday Emily!

Today is Emily's 29th birthday and I have tons of pictures to share!  We met in the 3rd grade at church and have been friends ever since.  I am so blessed to have 2 lifelong best friends (you just wait until August 16, Shana!) and have so many memories captured in pictures.

Here we are goofing off at Shana's house

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood



This was 6th grade at the mall with friends from church

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood



In the photo booth at Wal-Mart

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood



In a creek near Gatlinburg

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood





From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


7th grade at Uplift at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Yes, we have underwear on our heads and shoes on our feet.  We're also sitting inside our suitcases.

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood




Emily grew up on a farm and her parents thought it would be funny to get her a scarecrow for her birthday (probably 14 or 15).  Needless to say, she was not amused.
From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood




From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood




From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


At Emily's house for a sleepover.  

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


This might look like a bad picture to most of you, but it says so much.  Shana, Emily and I would all sleep in Shana's queen size bed and we always made Emily take the spot by the wall. 
Shana and I would push Emily in "the hole" between the wall and the bed every single time.  

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


Having a tickle fight

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood




Shana's 16th birthday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


"Studying" for a chemistry test

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


At the City of Children in Ensenada, Mexico

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood



In the back of the church bus

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


Our Dr. Pepper/Mello Yello pyramid at IMPACT

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


With Yusani at the City of Children in Ensenada, Mexico

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


At IMPACT with our friends from Knoxville, the First Wives Club!

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


At Youth in Action in Birmingham, Alabama with friends from Knoxville

From Shana's Bridesmaid Album



Seniors in high school

From Shana's Bridesmaid Album


We went to Europe in high school and Emily had just had knee surgery (one of many).  Shana accidentally gave her a pain pill when she was supposed to give her something else--hence the loopy Emily in the picture.

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood



At home from college

From Emily's bridesmaid album



Visiting Emily at Harding with her husband-to-be, Chad.

From Shana's Bridesmaid Album


Visiting Emily in Searcy

From Emily's bridesmaid album


Opryland lights at Christmas

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


Ice Cream from The Bean Pot in Crossville, TN.  We have been known to drive there (about 1.5 hours each way) from Lebanon just for a milkshake.  

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


At Emily's rehearsal dinner, August 3, 2001

From Shana, Emily and Liz childhood


On her wedding day, August 4, 2001

From Emily's bridesmaid album





Emily and Shana visiting me in LA

From Shana's Bridesmaid Album


Chocolate covered strawberries!

From Shana's Bridesmaid Album




From Shana's Bridesmaid Album


At Shana's bachelorette party

From Random




From Professional Pre-wedding pictures and wedding ceremony pictures


With 8 week old Daniel at our wedding

From Professional Ceremony Pictures and Reception Pictures



6 comments:

emily said...

Awww, thanks for the trip down memory lane! I am so blessed to have had you girls by my side for the last 20 years. I can't get over 1. The pic of me in the hole and 2. How tiny Daniel was at your wedding!!!

Shana L. Edinger said...

Love looking at the photos. So many great moments over the years. We are truly blessed to have such a unique enduring friendship. I think for Emily's birthday we should push her in the hole...I mean really Emily how could you not know what was going to happen every time! I have no idea why you kept sleeping on that side.

Jud and Bevin Nave said...

love the ol'school photos.....

Jill said...

Loved looking at all the old pics of you girls. What a nice thing for you to take the time to do for Emily's special day!!!! Only 4 more years until the great 33! Maybe we should have a special get together for that one! Ha!

Sunny said...

I loved looking at all of those pictures! What a treasure to have friendships like the 3 of you share! I know that you all have to be so blessed!

Happy 29th Emily!

chesley said...

sweet post! i can't believe all those old school pictures!! happy birthday emily!