Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Birthday To ME!!!

Today it is my 27th birthday! Yay, hooray! I love birthdays. What better day than this, to give myself the royal treatment? Mmmm.... champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for lunch will do the trick (thanks to my Grammy, of course)!

It is a sun-shiny day and this birthday girl is going out to play, but before I go... here is an photographic ode to ME and the wonderful 26 years gone by.


Here is my family; My lovely mom, my big brother Dan, and 6 month old me! Photo circa 1981. Wow, I can't believe that by Etsy's standards, this photo would be considered vintage!!!

My first birthday. I still have this dress. I think I might just stick little Annelie in it, since she looks just like me. What a funny picture that would be!

Aw. I was a candy ballerina at age four. What a fabulous tutu!

My love for all things Parisian started when I went to Paris at the age of four. J'adore Paris!!

Gotta love grade school pictures! Here I am in kindergarten (age 5).

Photographic proof that I once had a fine flat stomach with zero stretchmarks!! Here I am at 15.

Venice! Here I am traveling the globe in my last semester before graduating university and settling down with the kiddie-winks.

No time like a wedding to be all dolled up like a queen!

My wedding!

The reason that my stomach will never be bared again: Welcome babies!

(** Please note: I still had 4 months to go, so don't sit there envying me for looking fabulous while pregnant. I gained 45 lbs and looked like crap***)

Sweet little family! Here we are when Gracie was a few months old.

And finally... It is wonderful being young, and fun, and going out on the town with my best friend (for the last 13 years) Jenni!



Anonymous said...



I hope you have a wonderful day! I love the picture of you as a girl in Paris...too cute!

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, B-day twin! :)

The Downtown Boutique said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's been a wonderful day for you! You are a beautiful person inside and out. It's so nice to put a face to a name!


Cathy said...

Hi Marisa

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday :)

Thank you for sharing that photo journey with us - you look fabulous from beginning to end :)

Cathy xxx

Marmadaisy said...

Aw what a great post. Happy birthday!

Candice said...

Happy Birthday!

Betzie said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Such a wonderful date to be born I'm sure your mom has told you!!!
I am so honored to have won your giveaway!!! Your illustrations are magical!
Thanks so much! Have a great day and many more to come!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with that nice little trip down memory lane.

awareness said...

Happy Belated birthday Marisa. :)

I send you best wishes, and I would like to send you a gift for your New Brunswicker Grandma. Do you think she'd like some maple syrup??

Would you mind emailing me (my email address is on my blog profile) and I can arrange to send it to you??

cheers to you!

Cathy said...

hi again,

just wanted to let you know i have finally updated my blog roll call so you are now "elegant snobbery" not "tootsie and grace"...and thus you are further up the roll :)

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday Marisa!!!!!!!! I hope this belated present makes you happy:) You won the 1766 French letter in my OWOH giveaway girl! So, you are the luckiest person in the world! Now, go out and buy a lottery ticket! LOL!! Your photos are lovely. Thank you for sharing you and your family with us. Love, Jamie

PS-send your address so I can get the letter to you:)

Raven said...

Oh Happy Birthday! I'm sorry I missed the actual day, but I hope it was the bestest ever!

Thanks so much for all of your sweetest...looks like we're fellow Aquarians! Yay! :)


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!!!

You have a beautiful family and awesome memories! May the rest of your life be the BEST of your life!


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