Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Joy-Full Day

I had the honor of celebrating one of my very BEST friends that God has ever blessed me with. 
I've known Stephanie for over 9 nine years now...we met at our beloved church, Asbury. We have spent numerous hours together over the years ~ Girls of Grace (GOG=Bunko/Bible Study), Precious Moments with Sisters (PMS=accountability group), dinner dates with our hubbies, Ark (our Sunday School class) events, Oscar Parties, the list goes on and on. 
We needed to find a gift to fit a *Queen as Steph is the *Queen of Kindness! But, more than that, she is FULL of JOY - so...we felt it fitting to have the scripture that we felt best summed her up engraved on a Rustic Cuff. It was Perfect!
Here's the bracelet wrapped with the Birthday Menu full of Clues!
*~A Day of Joy with our Stephanie!~*
You are our *STAR* Friend
We are so LUCKY to have you in our lives
Thankful to have you by our SIDE
The JOY that you share with others is your utmost strength. 
We pray that your cup overfloweth in the coming year as God pours out His Amazing Blessings on your life!
“love is best rooted in friendship”
 We began the day at Steph's fave...the 'Bucks!
The best of life is when your family become your friends and your friends become your family.   Robin Roberts, GMA
Us arriving at our 2nd stop...T.A. Lorton ~ for some shopping.
This is Steph seeing that our dear friend Brent had driven in from Little Rock to help celebrate!
Loved this sign we saw...
The girls tryin' out some swanky hand lotion
Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic!" - Rosalind Russell
Time for B'day Cake! 
Flourless Chocolate Cake....ummm
Grace was in all her steps. Heaven in her eye. In every gesture. dignity and love. -John Milton
“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.:  Prov 27:9, The Message
Make a Wish!
(have to put a plug in for how much Steph and I enjoyed Lucky's coffee...she and I are huge coffee lovers and this killer tasting java made our day!)
Stephanie Locher ~ The Joy of the Lord is your Strength
Ta Da!!!!
My hubby's quote: “You know you’ve arrived when others’ joy is more impt than your own”
We ended the day with some browsing on Brookside
Seriously…how did I get so blessed as to have a friend like you. You have so many traits that are awe inspiring. You truly do exude grace in all you do. Your self-discipline is incomparable. Your compassion, contagious. And, most importantly, your love, a treasure to those who get the privilege to receive it. You are My Forever Friend!
No better way to end this post...

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