birthday blow out.

by Janetha on June 1, 2012

in random rambles

hey guys! it’s my birthday today! the big two-nine.

birthdays are weird. they are so, uh, self centered. i know, i know..i have a blog that i write about MYSELF, but i still feel weird about birthday attention. i do love birthdays, but to be honest.. they make me a little anxious because of the self-centeredness of it all.

instead of focusing on me, me, me in a post today, i decided to focus on all of you! i asked you to send in photos of yourself blowing out birthday candles so i could share them in a post. the photos came rolling in and i have to say that i smiled each and every time i saw a new blow-out photo. i laughed out loud on many of them! you guys are all so cute. thanks to those who sent in photos. enjoy!

lee turns 33:

becca turns 27:
(she was in the middle of competition prep—so this was as close to cake as it got!)

clare turns 24:

amy turns 26:

wendy turns 21:
(such a rad cake!)

kara turns 5:

heather turns 26:

meggi turns 26:

tiffany turns 30:

allison turns 24:

kristen turns 26:

jenn turns 30:
(love the wig!!! it was her “wiggin’ out” 30th!)

melina turns 17:

elise turns 4:
(not gonna lie, i think this is my favorite of them all.)

sara’s baba turns 75 (14 years ago!):

angela (far left) and her neice, ava, turn 24 and 2:

monique turns 24:

annette turns 27:

tara’s friend, lacie, turns 30:

lindsay turns 20:

gina turns 29:

melissa turns 26:

elizabeth turns 30:

catherine turns 22:

time for some family fun.. my sister answered my call for candle blow outs immediately! these are my cute nieces!

kaylee turns 11:

lucy turns 8:

sofi turns 6:

and a couple of friendly faces…

jessica turns 27:

kristen turns 28:

and, because i love the guy, i have to include the array of photos i have from marshall’s birthdays! he never has just cake.. it’s always something fun and different.

marshall turns 25 with six kinds of desserts (and randy):

best photo:

marshall turns 26 with tiramisu:

marshall turns 27 with cupcakes:
make a wish!

marshall turns 28 with eclairs:

and, yep, that’s all i’ve got of him. i’m older than him. i’m his cougar.

hope you enjoyed this birthday blow out post!

my birthday has conveniently landed on a friday this year, so i will be having a BBQ with friends tonight! the day has been great so far (aside from that whole work thing)..

  • i started my day bright and early at GPP—neil made sure not to put a single step of running in today’s workout. love it.
  • i came home to a pile of presents (and a hilarious card) from marshall. i love that guy sooo much.
  • my mom delivered 29 balloons (and another funny card) to my office!
  • i went to lunch at pallet with my mom.
  • my cute co-workers got me one more funny card, gifts, and the most AMAZING dessert of baked peaches & vanilla bean ice cream! so rad.

before i go, i have some winners to announce!

thanks for all who participated in move more in may! there were a whopping 734 entries!! you guys know how to move it! thanks for the motivation!!

whelp, tomorrow i am running the dirty dash! super stoked. it was really fun last year.

i have an open house for my brother in law tomorrow night—he just got married in the carribean!

then sunday is my brother’s 32nd birthday and we are having a BBQ for him.

WOW—packed weekend. i hope i have a chance to check in here! hope you all have a great weekend!


what was the last dessert your birthday candles were in? i’ve requested cupcakes and nielsen’s frozen custard for tonight. hope i have enough wind in my lungs to blow out all 29 candles!

xo. janetha g.

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Nicole C June 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I would have submitted my big 30th birthday from this past year but I don’t have a pic with me and my candles. I used the sparkling Eiffel Tower lights as my candles, even sung to myself. I think the closest thing to a cake I got that day was a crepe.

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish June 3, 2012 at 1:14 am

This post brought a HUGE smile to my face! I just love the excitement and joy surrounding birthdays. Seeing others’ blow out candles is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. :-D

Did you do it? Did you blow out all 29?! I hope you had the best day ever, Janetha! Huge birthday hugs to you! <3

Heather Montgomery June 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

hope you had a great birthday thanks for including me!

b @ Crags and Veggies June 3, 2012 at 8:40 am

AWESOME Pictures! My birthday is Monday and I can’t wait! Aren’t birthdays so much fun? Congrats on 2-9 girl!!!

Jess June 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm

What a fun idea for a birthday inspired blog post! I LOVE birthdays, can’t get enough of them personally so I hope you’ve been living it up in style this weekend! happy day girl!

elise June 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

im glad you liked the photo. can you believe my mom made that cake!

kaylee lucy and sofi are the cutest though. i just love freckles!!!!

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I’m SO late on commenting, but I absolutely adore this post!! And now I wish that I had given you a photo of my doggies about to devour their bday cake. :)
Hope you had a wonderful day!

Tara June 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Now I understand why you wanted all the pictures. How fun! This post made me smile. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a magical sparkly and wonderful year full of love laughter and adventure. Cheers!

Laura June 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

My last birthday cake was Home (as Mr Sparkle), but I didn’t have a picture of myself blowing out the candle.

Laura June 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Homer even….

Annie@afterwork5k June 4, 2012 at 9:40 am

Happy birthday!
I’m late but was very busy this weekend with my daughter’s birthday parties! Looks like you had a good one :)

Tiffani June 8, 2012 at 9:33 am

I love this idea! These pictures rock!! Happy (VERY LATE) Birthday!!

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