Tuesday, July 03, 2012

happy half birthday to me...

29 1/2
Today marks my half birthday and my Dad's 64th birthday!  Happy Birthday Dad!  

Yep, I count half birthdays...  Since the next big one is my 30th, I figure I need start plugging the idea into my husbands brain!  My husband and I are total opposites for our ideas of a birthday celebration.  He would want a big party with all of his friends surrounding him and I want solitude.  I've actually always hated my birthday for several reasons...

nine days post Christmas and two days post New Years
no one is around or they are spent from the holidays to want to do anything so it's postponed for weeks
growing up it was typically the first day back to school
something bad always happens
i typically end up crying at some point...

Don't you remember my 29th birthday party?
This year I didn't cry, so I apparently handled it rather well for me...

Just as Joe brought over my Birthday Cake he leaned it over to allow me to blow out my 29 candles...  I think the picture explains what happened next...

For those not wearing the cake, this was all quite amusing...

For my 30th birthday (Jan 3) I'm hoping that we go somewhere tropical for example, Cozumel, St. Lucia, St. Bart's, Barbados, anywhere but the long dark cold dreary days the winter brings.  

I would love nothing but a nice week in a tropical paradise 
no worries or anxieties in my mind
listen to the ocean waves crash
warm sun on my pale winter skin
toes playing in the white powdery sand
nose in a good book 
and a fruity drink with a fancy umbrella in my hand


  1. wow,happy birthday to ur dad and happy half birthday hha:D
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  2. happy bday to your dad!:) oh i will blow out 29 candles in nov! but I figure we both are class 1983, yeah!:) kisses dear!:*

  3. Aw Happy Birthday Dad!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

  4. Happy Birthday to your Dad! And happy half to you! and that cake looks great!

  5. I got to spend my 30th here in VA and then we went off to San Diego to a vacation. It was awesome. My husband turns 30 this year and we are going somewhere. Not sure where yet but it will be fun. You have to do it up for 30!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  6. Ooh a tropical trip sounds lovely!

    Laura xo

  7. happy birthday to your dad and happy half birthday to you ;)

    I hate my birthdays too, since it is december 19th and people usually combine my birthday and christmas present in one..=)

    I completely support the idea of a tropical vacation for the birthday - best present ever ;)

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  9. Um, I totally count half birthdays, too. They are super important, dontchaknow. :) So happy half birthday to you!

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  10. Seriously, Amanda, I can't believe you're turning 30 in January! You look so much younger! (I don't know if your hate when people tell you this). I'm right there with you: I've always preferred quited b-day celebrations to huge parties, and an idea of a tropical island is more than appealing to me...let me know how that turns out!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  11. this is a very cute combination, and great photos. keep on with good work :)

  12. I love birthdays!!!But I don't like to celebrate them wuth big parties. Just few but good friends.
    And I think your idea of Barbados, it's the best!!!!

  13. I hear ya girl! I'm not a big celebration person either. OMG'd I can't believe he dropped the cake! Icing everywhere. TAKE A TRIP! That sounds so FABULOUS! I need to do that! You've given me an idea.

  14. happy half birthday!


  15. Im with you, I like small birthday celebrations but my hubs likes making it a big deal. A trip would be ideal!

  16. That's a pretty good idea....HHBD to you!!!


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