Monday, February 25, 2013

Birthdays Past and Flock Together!

Today is my birthday! I cannot believe another year has come and gone in my lifetime. I am 24 years old. I remember when 16 seemed old (and 18 and 21!). Just for fun I found some photos of birthdays past. Enjoy all the chubby cheeks (oh, wait-I still have those!).

Here is my third birthday :) Man, I STILL love puzzles!

This is my fourth birthday. We always loved to get Barbies. This particular one came wiht sponges that grew when you got them wet. Best thing ever! I also got a whiteboard, which may have first sparked my interest in teaching. I loved that whiteboard (and later chalkboard) that I got. Many sessions of pretend school were held in our household!

Looks like my sixth birthday! I was heavily into matching sweatsuits by this time in my life. I can assure you I'm wearing matching pink pants to go along with this. Also, chocolate cake-YES.
My next obsession was fuzzy posters. I have a ton of those rolled up in my closet at home. They were the best thing ever! For the longest time I wore claw clips in my hair too. Tell me you all did too, right?

Here is my sixteenth birthday party. I got my braces off the day before my sweet sixteen. It was the best feeling to go to school the next day and show off my gleaming pearly whites on my sweet sixteen! I also got to have a Mary Kay party with my best friends. One of my most favorite memories :)
Aaaand here was my 17th birthday. You can tell old age was starting to take its toll on me. Haha .
I just love looking through old photos. I suppose that's why blogging is so important to me-I enjoy reminiscing and seeing changes that take place. Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane!

Also, don't forget to join me over on Flock Together today! I'm all layered up in one of Elana's dresses for the occasion :)
See you there!

God Bless, 
KJA


Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."




15 comments:

MarieStella said...

beautiful pictures! you are so pretty!!
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Kristian said...

Happy birthday Katie!

Cait Val said...

happy birthday!!! love all the flashback pictures too!!!
this next year is going to be amazing :)

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Keit said...

The 24 and the 17 year old you, are THE SAME! You look like a teenager even now, and a hot teenager with an amazing sense of style :P
I'll be 24 on April :D

Bethie The Boo said...

Happy birthday sweetie! I love seeing old pictures like that - you were just as cute then as you are now! I hope you have an amazing day!!

Ali Hval said...

Happy 24th birthday!!~ oh gosh, these pictures are just awesome. I love looking through old pictures, and it's fun seeing how you've aged (and you have aged so nicely, lovely Katie!).

I definitely agree that's one of the best things about blogging--being able to go back and see how you've progressed, how your writing has changed, how you've evolved... it's like a little diary of your life without even really thinking about it. :) Have a great day, Katie! <333

Well... said...

Happy happy birthday my lovely sister in Christ! I hope you have a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoy it :D
Ah, I love looking at old photos too. I'm so glad my mom got into scrapbooks for a while...at least the majority of my kiddy years were documented. Haha, its fun to look back and reflect on how things were compared to now.
I miss the fuzzy posters and claw clips...

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Jessi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!! Hope you have an amazing day filled with fun :) This is such a cute idea to share photos from past birthdays. It's funny how similar you look to now in those last two pics!
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

two birds said...

you are adorable through the years and today! happy birthday. i hope you have a fabulous day!!

Pierluigi Musco said...

very nice outfit ! ;) compliments

Gray Skies said...

Happy birthday! I love looking at old birthday photos - it's fun to see someone when they're a kid.

Those fuzzy posters were the bomb! I was always excited to get them for my birthday.

Kristi said...

Happy birthday!!! I love seeing these cute pictures of you when you were little. Hope you have a beautiful, blessed day and a happy and healthy year ahead!

Sarah Mae said...

You, my dear, are too hard on yourself.
You are a gorgeous woman with a shining personality and a heart of gold. Happy birthday, friend. <3

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Laura said...

Eeeeep! Look at Katie through the years! So farfin' adorable. I hope that you an AH-mazing birthday! And I love love LOVE your outfit over on Flock Togheter - I love the green and blue combo together!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/