It's Not Weird. It's Awesome: Documenting My 27th Birthday

7.13.2013


The fact that I took pictures all day long to document my 27th birthday should not surprise you even a little bit. This is how much I love birthdays. I also change my voicemail every single year to let callers know that it's my birthday and that I'm not answering their call because I'm currently doing something awesome and birthday related. 

It's not weird. It's awesome.

I am often told by my friends that they don't know anyone who gets into their birthday quite like I do. The deep, dark reason for the fact that I love birthdays, specifically my own, is unknown. A psychologist might blame it on the fact that my dad used to embarrass us kids by telling everyone we saw that it was our birthday. The waitress, the cashier, the neighbor.... everyone. Instead of having that experience cripple me for life, I thrived off it and shall embarrass my future children in the same manner. I'm going to be SUCH a cool mom.

I think maybe too it was because I am the oldest of four children. Oldest children are classified as being Type A, independent, and loud (I might have made that last one up). I am all of these things. And on my birthday, just once a year, I am allowed to be these things. Growing up, my birthday was the one day where I got what I wanted all day long. The front seat? Mine. TV remote? Mine. Radio music? Mine. Dinner? My choice. On my birthday, I feel awesome and special all day, and who doesn't love that?

It's not weird. It's awesome.

That's why I love birthdays. And why I took pictures all day long, so I could remember what I did the day I turned 27. I don't expect everyone to understand, but I also don't care. I mean really. What kind of birthday-obsessed blogger would I be if I didn't take pictures and then blog about it?

Not a very good one.
This is the face Jordan gives me when I take pictures of him making his lunch at six in the morning.

I will never be too old to eat marshmallows in my cereal.

My mom drove up from Dallas to make me dinner! I win at life.

This is what you do when you don't have any candles besides the ones from last year. 

Happy freaking birthday to me. 

It's not weird. 
It's just awesome.

19 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a fantastic birthday!

    Mine is on Christmas Eve, so I rarely got to see any of my friends for my birthday. We were always at a boring family Christmas party. So I basically start celebrating on December 1. And I make sure everyone knows when my birthday is! :P

    Birthdays are a big deal!

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  2. Happy belated Birthday Amanda! Looks like it was a good one! Here's to many more!!

    Sx

    sabaandthecity.blogspot.com

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  3. I love that you documented every minute. I love birthdays too! And your recycled candles? Awesome. Hope you had a great birthday!

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  4. That is so awesome that your mom drove up to make you dinner :)

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  5. Haha, love how much food there is! Birthdays are always about food—heck, anything is always about food for me! Happy belated :)

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

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  6. Looks like you had a great day! Happy Birthday! Many more :)

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  7. I especially love that you're never too old for marshmallows in your cereal. Hope the rest of your 27th year is just as good as the first day! :)

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  8. Love this! I'm a new follower and I am pretty obsessed with my own birthday, Lucky Charms, and taking pictures of everything. Happy 27th! :)

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  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your massage! And so fun that your mom got to come up to make dinner for you!

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  10. Maybe it is a July birthday thing because I am obsessed with mine as well and tell everyone about it! If I could I would probably wear a sash or something just so everyone that saw me would know!

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  11. What a perfect day! I'm glad you got spoiled. Happy Birthday!!!!

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  12. happy birthday Amanda!!! wish you all the best

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  13. I get into my birthdays too! I usually celebrate all month lol

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  14. I hope you had a great birthday! It looks like you did :) How nice of your mom to drive up and make you dinner + dessert! I LOVE birthday's too, so I totally get it. I love spoiling people on their birthday and making them feel extra special.

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  15. Hahaha I am the oldest of 4 and I am obsessed with my birthday too. We are twins separated at birth, I tell ya.

    Looks like you had a great birthday, Amanda!

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  16. Awww....so very cute!! Looks like a fabulous day!!

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