Friday, January 22, 2010

Memories from Birthdays Past...

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I wanted to take a trip down memory lane and share some birthday memories with you all... My family and friends have always made it a point to go the extra-mile when it comes to birthdays! I can't complain... I love a good party!!
I couldn't resist... gotta love this picture! I am guessing I was about 1 1/2!


Just some awkward, fun times with my sissy! Probably 12... The Basketball years...


This was the year Hawk Nelson sang Happy Birthday to me :) Jonna and I celebrated our birthdays together at Club3Degrees. As you can see from the picture... I got my FIRST, EVER cell phone. I thought I was a big deal!! Notice the pink ribbon around my sister's neck... yes, that was MY idea. Ha.

Kelsey in blue, Kat in pink [no fair!], Ria in purple... this was our combined 17th Birthday Parties. It was a blast! We had tons of our friends from high school attend - big dance party and lots of food. It was a black and white party, but because we were the birthday girls... of course we were able to wear color! My 18th birthday was SO fun! Josh and I had been dating for 3 months at this point in time. My family, friends & Joshua threw a surprise party for me at The Old Spaghetti Factory downtown, Minneapolis and to follow we went ice skating at The Depot [indoor rink]. It was sooooo much fun and one of the snowy-est days of the year. Yikes! I only maybe, kind of knew about the surprise... but there were SO many people that I wouldn't have expected that came!

19. This was the year I was a part of The Honor Academy in Bloomington, MN. It was a tough year being away from home and Josh [we were not allowed to have romantic relationships during the program]. I love the girls that were in my life and they all wore PINK to honor me on this day! I was blessed... my desk was decorated at work... I woke up to a special breakfast... and surprise trip to my parents house to end the night! :)

The BEST year Yet! Josh proposed in December when I was 19. I was SO excited to be 20, because it was the year we were going to get married! I celebrated with my cute family at Big Bowl and had a wonderful time. It was VERY special. I also entered the... Twenties!

What will my 21st year of life bring? I am excited for today... Josh has planned out the day and we both took off work! I will be sure to post lots of pictures from the activities and celebration. I am SUPER excited to have a "remix" of my 18th birthday and eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory and go Ice Skating with our families tonight at The Depot... That's all I know :) My hubby is in charge!

Have a blessed weekend!!

24 comments:

Mrs. A said...

I love that you have all these wonderful birthday memories may your 21st year be the best yet.

shermark1 said...

Oh this was so fun to read all your birthday memories :) love you !

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Left a blog award for you on my blog.

Lauren said...

What a great post...may have to steal this idea for my 27th! Happy Happy Birthday, hope its a great one!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Happy Birthday Ria!! I'm sure that 21 will bring so many wonderful blessings to you :)

PS: The Old Spaghetti Factory is one of my favorite places to eat. And every time I fly into Mpls to visit my fam, we make a pit stop there on the way to their house ;)

Heather said...

Happy birthday Ria! Praying it's the best one yet!! =]

Mandi Miller said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing day!!

Leesie said...

Hope you have a very Happy Birthday with some more great memories for you.

Elizabeth said...

I love the picture of you and the pink swimsuit. how adorable!!

Celebrate big today! :)

Just Me said...

Can't wait to see you tonight, loves ya!! Happy day!!

Kelsey said...

So fun to look at all these old pictures! Happy birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day.

The Bilslands said...

Happy birthday!! I got engaged in December when I was 19 too, then we got married the day after I turned 20... I spent my 21st birthday pregnant with twins(surprise!) =) You never know where God is gonna take you!

Lily

ReJOYce! said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ria!!!! May the Lord bless you and keep you; and make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace!(Numbers 6:24-26 - NKJV)
What a great post! Hope you have a Blessed Evening!

LauraLou said...

Yay, so fun!! :) My 21st birthday is in less than 2 months!

LauraLou said...

Uh, and somehow I forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Jonna said...

so many fun memories sister..as well as many awkward years! loved spending time with you tonight! I know there will be many many more memories to come!! :) love you lots!! :)

Meg said...

such cute pictures! happy birthday :)

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!!

Nickybop said...

Happy Birthday Ria!!

Anonymous said...

Ria... you still look Sweet 16!

Hayley said...

Happy Birthday Ria ( I'm kinda late)

Victoria said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was a blast!! Reading of your birthday memories I am reminded of celebrating some of them with you.. aka your 17th black and white party! oh so much fun :) and for your 18th- I totally remember that because you did my hair/makeup for our winter formal at the riggs house either that same night or around that night. and thats when i met the lovely josh! haha so much fun! love you ria!! :)

M said...

Happy Birthday!

* said...

Ria, just to let you know.. I LOVE YOUR HAIR DARK!!! AKA 17TH BDAY!