Birthday

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

... Is it just me, or do we look more boring this year?

Today, I'm 24.
It's been a good, difficult, exciting, frustrating, sometimes lonely, crazy, humbling, wonderful year. I did a lot in the last 365 days. I moved to San Antonio. I nannied twins and discovered there's a good chance that I'll be a terrible mother. I started my first big girl panties job as a copy editor. I rediscovered my love for editing novels. I made new friends. I lost old ones. I went brunette (yes, life changing). I trained for marathons. I bought a house. So year 24 has some big bun shoes to fill.
My little sister (yeah, we look nothing alike) has forever jaded me toward birthdays. When I turned 16, she threw me this amazingly fun surprise party. Karaoke may or may not have been involved. When I turned 18, she sent me little presents and sweet notes each hour of school. Basically every year, she's done something incredibly sweet. And now I've come to expect that from everyone, which is just setting us all up for disaster. Husband and friends don't stand a chance. Miss you, my sweet lil nugget.

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40 comments:

Love and Such said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!
This last year for you HAS been packed full it sounds like! Glad we are blogger friends.

Have a lovely day, hope everyone spoils you rotten!

xoxo

Leslie @ Body Won't Break said...

Happy birthday grand little! I hope you enjoy 24. Not only do people have to top every birthday, but now you need to top the next few years. 23 to 24 had a lot of huge happenings in it!

Have a wonderful and lovely day celebrating YOU!

Yesi said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a total blast today and the rest of this week! Birthday are suppose to be celebrated weeks long! Make sure your hubby knows this! Lol

Melissa Knott said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENAAAAAAAAA! Yes, I would be that obnoxious person yelling happy birthday. It's my thing.

I hope you have an outstandingly perfectly amazing day.

XO!

Kelsey Eaton said...

You are such a lucky duck to have such a sweet sister! I've always wanted a sister. It sounds fun, haha!

Happy Birthday!! You are in my top 3 fave blogs to read. You are so awesome Jenna! Enjoy your day!!

Krista said...

Happy birthday Jena! Have a great day :)

ngnrdgrl said...

Happy birthday! I'm so like, meh, when it comes to my own birthdays these days. I love spoiling others, but then I'm so blah when it's my own. Maybe that's what is normal when you are in your thirties.

Lindsey @ Life on Countryside said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...old lady! Ha! totally joking!

Treasure Tromp said...

happiest birthday!! xoxo

Becky said...

Happy birthday!!!!! What a sweet sister!!

Brooke Houston said...

Happy Birthday fellow Texan!! 24 was a great year for you, wow!

Jessica K said...

Happy Birthday! Hate to say it..they get more boring as you get older, and when you have kids - forget it!

Maxine said...

Happy Birthday!!! Here's to 24 and another great year for you :-) (PS- I turned 24 in December... it's been pretty snazzy so far... because 24 year olds use the word "snazzy".... crap. I'm ending this comment)

Lauren said...

happy birthday girl! have a great day!

Ashley Barnhill said...

HAPPYYYYYYYY BIRTHDAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!! You're one year closer to being able to rent a car...so that's exciting, I'm sure ;)

Sara said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope your day is fabulous! :-)

Sam said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday friend! I hope 24 treats you well! :)

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday! 24 is gonna be amazeballs! You accomplished a lot more at 23 than most 30 year olds I know, so you're right about the big shoes to fill! And how cute that your sister does so much to make your b-days special. Awwwwww!

Amie Willoughby said...

Awww happy birthday girly!! Hope it's fabulous!

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Amy said...

Birthday funnn!!!
Happy Birthday!!! :) :) :)
I know what you mean about 24, it isn't really a milestone. 23 makes you feel 'more like an adult' 24 is just MEH and 25, wholly crow you're half way to 50!
I just turned 24 last october and i'm like MEH this year is just kind of a number filler. haha.
Also, to have a sister like that....ballin'!

Married...with a Pup said...

Happy birthday!! And I have to agree that going brunette is very life changing haha! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Lauren said...

Happy 24th! Welcome to the club!

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Ski Geek said...

Just found your blog. We are twins (age that is), and yeah 24 might be more 'boring' just in a picture, but doesn't mean that life is getting more boring at all. There are sooo many fun times to come!!1

Stop by my place if you get a chance.

http://stayblondeskilocal.blogspot.com/

Jo said...

Happy birthday! I start my first big girl panties job on Friday and I've had butterflies in my belly all week. :)

Angi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Daliene said...

Ok, I cracked up when I saw you were at Cowboys-that is like 2 miles from my house (I live off Austin hwy) so I wanted to hop in the car and come dancin since I have never been there. Cheers to 24!!!!

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy 24 while you can... I turn 25 in 10 days... WOOF. Sometimes I feel like my youth is slipping through my fingers! ;) Only good things to come. Cheers, girly! xo

julia rose. said...

HAP HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS, BEAUTIFUL BLOG FRIEND!!! You do NOT look more boring haha, but I am diggin the brown hair this year!

Ashley from The Kitchen-Sink Chronicles said...

Happy Birthday!

Genna said...

Happy birthday, girl! Your sister sounds like the bomb.com. My sisters are lame in comparisson lol

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday! Hope this year is another amazing one!

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Cassie @life-inthemaking said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I too recently turned 24! I just found your blog via Jen's (Sweet Southern Wife). Excited to be a new follower :)
-Cassie

Purposely at Home said...

happy belated birthday, girl! :) i hope you're blessed with many more happy and fun-filled years.

xo
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CoastWithMe said...

Happy belated birthday girl! You should be proud of yourself! You've accomplished so much and the world is your oyster:)! Thank you for always bringing a smile to my face and brightening up my day!!

Whitney said...

I know I'm late, but happy belated birthday sweet girl!

Shio Waline said...

I know this is a little be-lated but Happy Birthday anyways!! It sounds like you had an amazing time, and your sis it too cute!! I like how you compared your pics from a year ago ;) lol! You do not look boring but more sophisticated! Hope all is well and you have a great week!!!

PS: you look great as a brunette!

xoxo,
Shio