Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Birthday Girl

It is my 28th birthday!  Whoo-hoo!  I thought I would use this very exciting day as an excuse to post random pictures from my various birthdays over the years and write self-deprecating commentary about my outfits.  Lucky for you, I was the fourth child in an age before digital cameras, so there aren't 28 pictures!  

According to the writing on the back, I am actually 3 days old in this picture, but it will have to do!  You can tell I was already a fashion trailblazer - wearing all white after Labor Day.

I don't have a picture from when I turned 2, but I found notes in my baby book about the gifts I received.  Someone gave me pantyhose.  For my 2nd birthday. I don't even know why that would happen.  

In third grade, I got to have a party with my friends from school.  I made sure to dress my very best in pink floral short-alls.  The worst part is that they were a fairly recent hand-me-down from my sister who was 16 at the time.  You only get a glimpse of their awesomeness in this photo,  If you aren't too distracted by my bright blue scrunchy.  I'm also 90% sure that present was a book version of Disney's Aladdin.

Action shot from my 14th birthday.  Let's ignore my giant bangs and focus on the fact that I had this shirt in 2 colors.  Mock neck shirts must have been really awesome.

Sweet 16 coming up!  This year was really fancy.  I got a cookie cake AND a chocolate cake shaped like a boot.  You might remember this shirt from when I was in middle school.  I was still wearing it 4 years later.  I believe this was the birthday when my parents took me to see "Remember the Titans."  

For my 18th birthday, I had a big party with one of my best friends.  We even had balloons!  I mean, it was pretty crazy.  I remember telling my friend that my dad was running to pick up the cake, and she thought I said "keg", and was very confused for a second.  To be clear, it was not a keg party.  The only 6-packs were of Orange Crush.

This is my birthday when John and I were dating.  We look so young!  And isn't Leanne Rimes kind of creepy in the background??  

And finally, a picture from my 25th, when my parents came to visit!  Special thanks to them for putting up with me all these years.


  1. Happy Birthday Andi, your previous birthday pictures are great thank you for sharing ;-)

  2. Happy Birthday! Love these pictures - always fun to see how far we've come from awesome bangs and sweet outfits, right?!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day so far!

    - Sara

  3. Happy birthday Andi!! Too funny that you busted out old pictures!

    Jess - J's Style

  4. Happy happy Birthday!! What a great birthday post!! I need to spend a day at my parents house digging through old pictures!

  5. A walk down memory lane for me. You are so very special! Probably the "pantyhose" were tights. But ... Who knows??