twenty two.

Today I turned 22. It is funny though because I feel like we just celebrated my birthday. Time goes by faster and faster each year, no wonder older people always say they feel like they are still in their twenties. I think that will be me too. Anyways, lucky me... I get to spend my birthday going to an early 8am meeting at East High School, the same high school where they filmed the Disney High School Musical... just in case you wanted to know, I am working there for a class. Good thing I love going there or I would be pretty bummed I had to wake up so early on my birthday. I then have work, and a night class that goes until 7pm. Yes a night class. Super duper extra lame, &I can't skip the class because I have a quiz next week and we are reviewing for it. But after my busy jam packed day... I get to come home to my sweet hubberz. We are keeping it low key. I have requested pizza and a movie :) I never get bored of of simple dates with Trevor. But I can't help but admit that Birthdays just don't hold the pazzaz they use to. When I was younger my mom would decorate the whole house with balloons and streamers so when you woke up and came down stairs you knew it was all for you! She would even make us a crown to wear. We were allowed to open one present before school. Your mom would make cupcakes for you to bring to class for everyone. Then we got to pick our favorite dinner and cake for when we all got home from school and work, and then you got to open presents! Then in middle school and high school your friends start really getting involved. My friends would smother me with balloons and gifts at school. One year they plastered pictures of me on all of my classroom doors telling everyone to tell me happy birthday! haha When you are an adult you can't always ditch work, school and responsibility because it is your birthday. Oh well, haha. Tonight should be great just relaxing with my hubberz, and eating yummy food.
So what are some of your favorite birthdays and birthday traditions?!

86 comments

  1. Happy Birthday beautiful Alycia! Hope you have a most wonderful celebration with Trevor! :) Best wishes for many blessings this year! xoxo

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  2. Hooray for your birthday!! 22 is a great year!

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  3. happy birthday!! enjoy your day!
    xoxo, jamie

    jamiemjenkins.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Birthday! My family doesn't really do anything super big or exciting for birthdays. Although, for my 17th birthday my mom brought flowers, my favorite candy, a book, balloons and 17 magazine to school and left it in the office for me to pick up when my day was over. It was super cute and I definitely won't forget it.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Alycia!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and year! Love your blog! What do you do at East High? Some of my roommates last year were from out of state and always thought it was so cool to drive past there and Murray High...where David Archuleta went to school hahaha. Have a lovely weekend as well :)

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  6. happy birthday beautiful!!!
    i hope you have an amazing day : )
    XOXO

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  7. I went to East High School...that makes me partially famous, right? :)
    My birthday is in July, so I was always jealous kids who got to do fun stuff at school! But my favorite birthday tradition that my family does, is after singing the traditional "Happy birthday" song, we sing "Happy birthday Mr. Hood" from the old school Little Rascalls. My husband can't stand that song, which makes me laugh, and sing it all the louder!

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  8. OH MY GOSH! You're only 22?!?! You're so young and mature. Happy birthday! :)

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  9. happy birthday !!! hope you have a wonderful evening in :)

    xoxo

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  10. Happy Birthday!!!


    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  11. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an amazing day!

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  12. Happy birthday! Honestly the way your ending it couldn't sound any better to me! Happy 22nd ;)

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  13. Happy Birthday!! :] You are so gorgeous!! :] Have a great night!

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  14. My birthday is right at the end of the school year so I hardly got t spend it at school. I love celebrating my half birthday. D uring college, my mom would even send cookies to celebrate

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  15. happy birthday!

    you can't go wrong with pizza and a movie =)

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  16. Happy Happy Birthday!!

    norma
    norma-inthisworld.blogspot.com

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  17. Happy Birthday!
    I'm coming up on 22 here soon as well. I never thought I'd make it, it's so old. haha
    Pizza and movie sound like an awesome birthday wish. I do agree with you though. I wish they were as great as they were in the younger years.

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  18. Happy Birthday girl! Hope you're having a very special day!

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  19. happy birthday! I hope it's spectacular!

    xox
    chloe

    http://speakingfromthesole.blogspot.com/

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  20. Happy Birthday, Alycia!! I hope you have a fun night celebrating with your hubby. :)

    I like simple birthdays like yours, pizza and a movie. That's just perfect to me. :)

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  21. Happy Birthday! Come check out my blog if you get a chance. I have a giveaway going on.

    Audrey
    www.livingfoxy.com

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  22. happy birthday!! hope you have a great day!

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  23. Happy two-two! I hope you've had a great day with the exception of waking up early - that's never fun! I will agree with you.. birthdays have lost their luster over the years. I hope the husband makes it an enjoyable day for you and you enjoy din din tonight! :)

    Cards are my favorite thing about birthdays! I keep them every year!

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  24. Yay for turning 22! Happy Birthday!! I turned 22 in Dec and its a great age so far! I think you will like it :)

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  25. HAppy birthday to you!! I love reading about your past birthday memories. Your mom makes me smile;0. I have a lot of similar memories with my mom but, one year was extra special...I turned 23 and I lived an hour and a half away from my family. My hubby took me out to eat but, really no one called or mentioned anything and I was struggling with feeling unspecial. I got home around 9 PM and I saw my favorite home made pound cake and a bowl of fresh strawberries, a card and a bunch of balloons sitting on my porch..wrapped and safe from buggies;0. I cried...which is huge because I never cry. My mom drove 3 hours just to drop it off on my porch!! Gotta love mamas!

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  26. have so much relaxing and have a happy happy birthday!

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  27. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a relaxing day!
    My mom used to decorate the kitchen like your mom, it was wonderful to come downstairs to streamers. My husband tried one year but they ended up falling down.

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  28. Happy Birthday! That's an ADORABLE picture you you, btw! :)

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  29. happy happy birthday! your never too old to celebrate your birthday i a big way! who says you cant put the streamers up yourself hehe. I wore a tutu on my 22nd because its 2...2.. yeah silly. but enjoy your wonderful birthday and may your 22nd year be a great year for you!

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  30. Happy Birthday! & Hooray of '89-ers!

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  31. happy birthday! I couldn't agree with you more about the pazaaz slowly disappearing each year. All the sudden you can't afford to miss school or take work off just because it's your birthday. Sometimes those relaxing low key nights are the best, especially after a crazy day.

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  32. Happy Birthday Belle. I hope it was a good one.

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  33. Happy Birthday!!

    I love picking where we get to eat for my bday dinner :)

    xoxo
    www.stephanieandsuch.blogspot.com

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  34. happy happy birthday! goodness i love birthdays. one of my favorite traditions is birthday roses from my dad. when we were young we got one rose for the year we were turning. once we hit twelve we usually got a dozen every year after that but last year my cute dad surprised me with 20 roses!

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  35. Happy happy birthday. Celebrate this weekend!

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  36. happy birthday pretty girl!

    22?! i feel old.

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  37. Happy birthday!!

    Have fun on your pizza and movie date! Sounds pretty perfect to me. :)

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  38. Happy birthday!! I'm sorry you were so busy on your birthday. I hope it was nice anyway :)

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  39. Happy Birthday!!!
    My favourite birthday memory would have been this year when one of my best friends filled my bedroom with balloons!!

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  40. happy birthday! hope it was delightful! it was my husbands birthday yesterday, too!

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  41. Yeeeeeehaw! Happy 22nd birthday! I hope it was everything you hoped for and more and I wish you an exciting and relaxing birthday weekend :)

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  42. Happy Birthday darling, make your pizza a good one!

    http://www.cottonwoolclouds.com

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  43. Happy birthday again!!
    Was turning 22 hard for you?! It was for me! I figure you only get old from here. Haha how lame am I?
    Let's pick a night the weekend after I'm back from St George so that we can play and we can give you your gift!
    I hope you have a great weekend! Love you!

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  44. yaya! HAPPY BIRTHDAY :) I hope it was great. Also, I am just hoping with all my might that I might see you campus FINALLY, it's been what? more than a year now!

    I just read the story about Trevor and the attack of the spiders. Too funny. I was laughing so hard!

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  45. Happy Birthday!! It sucks that you still have to go to school etc. (mine always happens at the start of Christmas holidays hehe), but at least you have a husband waiting for you at home :) And a pizza + movie sounds just as fun! x

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  46. Happy Birthday! Sounds like your birthdays growing up were amazing! I am going to steal some of those ideas for when we have kids.
    So fun!

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  47. Happy Birthday, Alycia! Glad you had a great day. Secretly I loved High School Musical, so it's pretty awesome that you got to go to that school (:

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  48. this is random but Oh Jesus, you are so pretty!! Happy birthday :)

    thanks for your commenting on my blog, xo

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  49. Happy Bday. I say ditch work no one will notice :)

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  50. What a coincidence! (left a comment on my blog) that you would find me and that we have the exact same birthdays!
    I hope you had an awesome birthday!
    And I love your blog!

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  51. Happy Birthday!

    Im your newest follower, hope youll want to follow me too : )
    www.baublesandbangles.blogspot.com

    www.rosivintage.etsy.com

    -Stephanie

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  52. Thanks for the sweet comment! I love globes, maps and basically the world, too:-) Happy Birthday to you! I'm turning 23 this year. Eeek! Favorite bday traditions: my whole family goes around and says why they are thankful for "you." And, of course, food and presents. I'm like a kid in a candy store on my bday! xoxo

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  53. what a beautiful photo...though it's no surprise coming from you! sounds like you had a fun birthday...and it's true that the years just keep going faster. sigh. loved your memories of bygone birthdays too...I've used the same candle holders in my cake since my first one ;) have a great weekend, my dear! xoxo {av}

    p.s. a great post-birthday treat? {though I may be biased!} winning my giveaway! just saying...

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  54. happy birthday chick! hope you have a great one! I am loving your f21 striped skirt! did you get it recently??

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  55. Thanks for stopping by my new blog and the nice comment! And happy birthday, one day late! Hope it was great.

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  56. Happy birthday! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today! Hope you are enjoying the day even though you're busy working. :)

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  57. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday! They come and go so quickly. Savor the moment.

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  58. What a FABULOUS picture! Happy Birthday!!!!!
    <3 leigh

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  59. aww thank you lovely for following my blog! i'm now following yours as well, and may i say, it is AMAZING and so cute!! i love how you share it with your hubby ;). & you're oh so pretty and stylish girl, def will come back often for some fashion inspiration ;).

    <3, Kathleen.

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  60. you're only 22?! so young!!! happy birthday :)

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  61. Wow, you are young! That's fastastic, happy birthday ;)!

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  62. awe happy belated b-day to you!!!!

    hope your busy sounding day was awesome and pizza/movie nights are my fave but completely understand about the loss of pazzaz as the years move on.

    i guess the best idea i ever got to celebrate was from a fab gf, she said to make my own party. so i did, just exactly how i wanted it to be and even baked my own cake. i'd always wished someone would surprise me with a hoedown but since it wasn't happening taking matters into my own hands was actually a bunch of fun.

    cheers beautiful girl! ♥

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  63. happy happy birthday! you look amazing in this photo!

    xoxo

    (although I'm embarrassed to say so, I would be so star struck at east high. HSM pretty much defined my middle school years <3)

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  64. Hi! You have a pretty blog, I follow you! Kisses from Barcelona - Paris :)

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  65. Hello nice blog ..... congratulations .... I will follow you ... do the same too ?!?!?
    XOXO

    http://vale-zagu.blogspot.com/

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  66. I hope your had a great birthday! Every year on our birthdays, my mom will sneak up on us and butter our noses. Yes. Smear butter on our noses. I have no idea where the tradition came from, but her mom did it to her too. And she always does it when you're least expecting it!

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  67. Happy belated - hope is was perfect!

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  68. Happy Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!! Hope this is your best year yet!

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  69. So glad I got to see you on your birthday weekend. I can hardly believe it's been 22 years!!

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  70. Happy belated Birthday! :) I really like those low key birthdays too. Nothing beats pizza and a movie with the one you love! I had similar experiences with birthdays growing up. We always got to pick our favorite dinner and cake. The good ol' days ;)

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  71. beautiful picture! happy happy birthday :)

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  72. you are beautiful! i am 22 too, for another month! i love nights in with my husband too, relaxing and cuddling is the BEST! <3

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  73. Happy birthday - WOW you're stunning! =)

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