The 25th Birthday

January 9, 2013 · 13 comments

The people in my life sure know how to make me feel special.

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Look at the sight I saw as I entered my office yesterday morning. I thought my heart was going to explode.

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And my track kids were all too excited to have a birthday party instead of a 3-mile run.

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My dear parents were in town for the night, so I rounded up my closest for a birthday dinner in Norfolk.

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And a Skinny Dip dessert… duh.

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Seriously, could I be more spoiled?

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As for the birthday celebration, I was pretty predictable. Remember last year’s festivities?

Well, last Saturday night, we celebrated my birthday once again with some serious karaoke-ing, only at a slightly different venue.

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I sang, danced, spent time with so many friends from different points in my life, and had a truly wonderful night.

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Seth, on the other hand, has always been a karaoke king.

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How I love my peanut. This year, she almost, almost karaoked!

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I also danced with strangers. Because who doesn’t like making new friends while wearing boas and mariachi hats?

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Birthday photobomb/creep

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See you soon in NYC, Katie Cat.

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“Fat-bottomed girls, you make the rockin’ world go round.”

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Appropriateness

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End of the night straggler photo op

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I’ve gotta say, I don’t even really like repetitive line dances such as the Cupid Shuffle. But on Saturday, I was feelin’ it. Maybe I’m 25 and senile.

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I need a nap.

A great big thank-you to all who made my birthday so special. So far, 25 has been pretty great. :)

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1 Anne January 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm

What a special birthday!! You definitely are loved. And who doesn’t love karaoke?? No need for a special occasion to throw down some tunes :)

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2 Sarah @pickyrunner January 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Oh my gosh what a fantastic way to celebrate your birthday! I love that you were able to celebrate with so many people from different aspects of your life, including the track kids. Could it get any more adorable? :)
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3 Jamie January 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm

snagging that photo of us! i love you!!!!!

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4 Liz @ iheartvegtables January 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Awww it sounds like you guys rang in your 25th year with a bang ;) how fun!
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5 Julie January 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Looks like so much fun!!!! ALso – love the birthday outfit! I love to karaoke too, but my friends never want to do it with me….they are more content to sit, watch and laugh….at me.

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6 Chantelle @ A Tale of Two Pretties January 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Oh my gosh–what a great birthday! You look like you have a.lot. of people who love you–lucky girl :) Karaoke looks like it was so much fun! And all those pictures of cake=me now heading to the freezer for dessert.
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7 Angela @ Health's Angel January 10, 2013 at 8:40 am

So fun! It looks like you are definitely loved. And you look great! I envy your big girl office. Makes my cube look pretty boring. ;)
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8 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 10, 2013 at 9:13 am

your birthday sounds spectacular! What great friends and co workers you have!
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9 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns January 10, 2013 at 11:03 am

aw :) that was so sweet of them :) looks like you had a great day and night!
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10 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige January 10, 2013 at 11:34 am

What a blast! Lucky girl with those friends :) Happy Birthday, Alyssa!
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11 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite January 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Happy 25th birthday! Looks like a lot of fun- you can never go wrong with karaoke ;) I just celebrated my 25 bday on x-mas! Here’s to a being a quarter of a century to us! haha

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12 Christine January 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

Happy belated! Is there something you would care to share about the arm candy you had in one of the pictures? (wink wink) Is there a new beau in your life?

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