March 02, 2011

It's My Birthday And I Can Relax If I Want To

I turned 24 today and I have decided not to have a big party like I have had for the past 3 years. It's just takes too much out of me to find a venue, create a guest list, find an outfit, etc.

By the end of all the planning I end up being too exhausted to truly enjoy myself like I should be on my birthday.

Honestly, I don't even remember too much from my past three birthday parties. Don't get me wrong, I had TONS of fun but thanks to the countless free bottles and my poor judgment, it has been a joyous blur.

As you can see, I am not very mentally aware in my birthday photos and I progressively got worse as they years went by.

So this year, because I am engaged and am beginning a more adult phase of my life, I have decided to just have a nice quiet dinner with my fiance.

A year ago I probably would have thought this to be quite dull but this year I am super excited to spend alone time with E.W and to talk about our very exciting future together.

I have no clue where we will be going to dinner tonight but I will be sure to take a few pics :)

And to make up for this year's lack of party, I can't wait to celebrate my 25th birthday in Miami next year!!! Gotta celebrate getting old!

I have created a face chart to show how I have aged over the years. In 1987 I looked like an adorable Gerber baby, in 2003 I had my awkward ugly year, in 2007 I dyed my hair blonde and regretted it, and in 2011 I think I look just right :)


Hugs & Loves, Ariel said...

happy birthday! hope its everything you want! im also a march baby my birthday is Friday!

Hugs & Loves, Ariel

...with ♥, SB said...

Happy birthday! I like that collage of pictures of you over the years.

Jessi said...


xNTA said...

Happy Belated birthday!

I really love your hair colour in that 2010 pic! Is that a dye?

Have a great one! x

mmbear said...

I am a new follower and new to blogging. It has only been a little over a month so I am still learning a little more each day. My blog is not as technical or awesome as yours but I am getting there. I am following you thru GFC and would greatly appreciate a follow back! Thanks! By the way, Go for it. Life only comes around once and then its gone. I am glad I did alot when I was younger because you never know what lies ahead and for me that was getting sick and becoming disabled and not able to work. So, I am glad I lived my life to the fullest instead of waiting for someday when I would retire! Don't take that for granted that you will still be able to do things as you get older. I am not saying spend every dime or stay wasted all the time, just enjoy being young and being able to fun have!

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AlbeeLucky said...

Happy Birthday!I love the different pics of you. Funny how you think you don't change much and bam there's proof in photos. I think you look your best the way you do today,even though you look lovely in every photo.

Dennis Teti said...

Happy birthday, Julie! Wishing you many more

Zina Kresin said...

Happy birthday! I love the '94 Julie and am proud of the '11 Julie!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Happy Birthday