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New Years (And 33rd Birthday) Eve

We had the prettiest sunrise here in Charlotte this morning. Pink and blue, fluffy cotton-candy skies. The last sunrise of 2014 ... and my oh my, how this year has flown by.

Gettin' bubbly.

Tomorrow we will ring in 2015, and I will also turn 33. Good gah, how the years do fly. I mean really, I feel like I was just celebrating my 21st birthday with my college girlfriends at my family's lakehouse. We sat around in our pajamas and decorated dollar-store champagne glasses with hot glue guns, sequins, pom-poms, and ribbon. It was low key and girly and awesome. Mental note: do that again soon. 

I don't have photos handy from that celebration because I didn't own a digital camera back then, but here's one from 2005 in Charlotte:


And 2006 in Charleston, SC:


And 2008 in Greenville, SC:


And 2009, when Kerry and I watched the ball drop in Times Square and then drove the next day to spend my birthday weekend in the Hamptons ... we did it up BIG that year!


And now, 2015. This has been a helluva year. Some of the most exciting and emotional moments of my life have been experienced this year. And some of the most trying, too. I'm an optimistic person by nature, so I bounce back as easily as I can. But 2014 -- a year that called for strength.

As I enter this new year and a new age, I am thankful for my family, my friends, the friendships I've made through this blog, and all of the positivity that has come from blogging. Several of you have reached out to me with personal emails, and I just love that. Makes my day.

Joy is a choice

Tonight we'll surround ourselves with friends and celebrate like we did last year ... although this year, this girl will be able to partake in THE BUBBLY! Yeehaw!


Thanks for being a part of my 2014, I treasure you!

Awake My Soul Floral Print 11 x 14/Mumford and Sons Quote

21 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! 2014 was definitely a big year for me too...thank God for baby girls ;) Happy Birthday too!

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  2. Happy Birthday, sweet friend! Hoping that you have a fabulous day tomorrow:) Happy New Year as well! 2014 has been a wonderful year, and I've loved following along on all of your precious family's adventures over the last few months. Cheers to 2015!

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  3. Happy (almost) Birthday! I turn 31 on Jan 2nd (um, HOW?!) so I feel ya. Cheers to 2015!

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  4. Happy birthday to you for tomorrow!

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  5. hoooray happy new year's eve and have a WONDERFUL birthday! xo jillian

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  6. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! You look incredible! xo

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  7. Happy New Year and Happy 33! Love, your fellow Capricorn xx

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  8. Happy birthday! Loved this review. Here's to a great 2015!

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  9. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing start to 2015 tomorrow!

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  10. Happy birthday! Enjoy that bubbly!

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  11. Happy Birthday, April!! So thankful to have met you and stayed in touch all these years! :)

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  12. What a fun day to have a birthday! Happy birthday!

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  13. Happy New Year! Hoping 2015 has gotten off to a great start for you.

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

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  15. Awww hope you had a great birthday and that 2015 is off to a great start!

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  16. Happy New Year and Belated Happy Birthday!

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  17. Happy New Year! I tried a TON of BB creams and have finally found one I LOVE. The brand is IT cosmetics. It is sold at Ulta. Enjoy!

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I am a new follower and just love reading your posts!! Hope you and your adorable little family have a wonderful New Year!! ( I have to know where you got that fun top!!)

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  19. Love this blast from the past photos! Your 21st birthday sounds like absolute perfection! It seems that 2014 was a trying year for several of us, but I have high hopes and great feelings about 2015!

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  20. Hello friend! Hope you had a superb birthday and it looks you all enjoyed a lot on your 33rd birthday. Dear you look very pretty in your birthday party dress. Have you booked any hotel or rent a space for an event? Share your answer on it!

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