I surprise myself, feeling narcissistic a lot of the time, and then realizing I don't have all of the pictures explaining what we have done to celebrate my birthday each year. Luckily, I posted a bunch on Instagram so I have the pictures for you here:
2011 (before I started my blog) ~ My 24th birthday was celebrated while on the set of Blood Widow. We had an overnight shoot and I sat on the porch of the old house we were filming in with Michael and Julie while I worked on emailing the next day's script and schedule to the actors. I made a little sign to pin on my shirt saying it was my birthday. They kept asking me when it was 12:20am (my birth time), and when it was, they sang happy birthday to me! I got to dress up as the lead character that night for a brief shot after the main actress went home.
I wrote a small blurb about eating at Cheesecake Factory, back when I posted so often that I didn't write too much and only used one picture. But we also went to the new Universal Citywalk mini golf course that had just opened. These are the first pictures Michael has on his Instagram account since we had to get a new phone for him that day. The night before, while he was carrying in 25 balloons for me in the pouring rain, he didn't realize that his phone had dropped into a puddle until it was too late. I wish I had a picture (or knew where to find the picture) of all the balloons in our Millenia apartment living room.
We went to Catalina Island while we were living in California for my 26th birthday!! <--linked because I did post a lot about that one! ;) And a few more pictures from that day with the underwater camera here.
2014 ~ I spent my 27th birthday driving down from Birmingham for Zach & Jacquie's wedding which was the next day. My family celebrated with me that weekend at home. I don't remember what I did back in Birmingham where we were living at the time, to celebrate with Michael and his family.. According to a picture of Michael and I both wearing blue gingham shirts on his Instagram after my birthday, I assume that is when we went to see the movie Oz: The Great and Powerful. I'm sure we went out to dinner too. Never mind, it says that movie came out in February and his caption for that photo is, "Older pic but a good one. Twins!!!!" I guess we'll never know..
2015 ~ Mia was in Beijing, China for two months this summer doing stuff for work. Crazy! She later went back again, but only for two more weeks. I had to work on my birthday that year, but had the long weekend off from work and was joined by Michael, Sharanya, Tonia, Zach and Jacquie at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Then we had dinner afterwards at Macaroni Grill.
2016 ~ Later during my "vegetarian ad vegan adventures" I posted how I celebrated my 29th birthday the following day with Mia. But I didn't write about how my parents came down, we had lunch at Yellow Dog Eats, then went to Universal to see Blue Man Group. Michael was able to get half price tickets the morning of the show for being an employee, and we still got pretty good seats. I enjoyed the performance and laughed a lot, but was super glad we got the tickets half price. The show seemed to be worth $39 per person, rather than the normal price of $80!! I got a Cinnabon at Citywalk as my birthday cake and my mom was so cute about whipping out a candle and matches from her fanny pack.
Anyway, so yesterday was a mix of early birthday fun and regular errands day. Michael and I went to Once Upon a Child and bought a couple more preemie onezies for Emma. He also picked out a pretty coral/red 3-month dress and admitted that the store was really nice for being second hand. We got smoothies, took a nap, then went to dinner at Bravo again (where we went for our anniversary). I've been talking about Cinnabon a lot lately, so he drove us to Citywalk like last year and I got another roll. No candles this time though!