Project Alicia : WW: Thirty-Nine.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

WW: Thirty-Nine.

I celebrated a birthday.
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One I've been dreading... when I was young thirty seemed so old to me. Now I'm inching towards my 40s. And fast! EEK!
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But it was a wonderful day from start to finish. We had exceptional sunny weather in the high 60s (possibly the warmest birthday on record). And I even got my favorite angel food cake with white fluffy icing.
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Then it suddenly dawned on me- I still have 12 months to live up my 30s. All this time I've been obsessing about the upcoming four-zero number...
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But "if you're always rushing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in?" (Thanks pinterest for the gentle reminder.)
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So, my five foot frame may not be as young as it once was, but my cracking joints, fine lines and sun spots only further prove that it's lived.
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I am a healthy, newbie southern belle who has a whole lotta life ahead. And turns out thirty-nine isn't so bad after all.

It's just a number.

Don't forget the Poetic Winter Photo Challenge begins this Friday, Feb 3rd. Weekly themes, tutorials and plenty of inspiration! You can find more details and a complete list of prompts on my Poetic Winter Challenge Page. Everyone is welcome!
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109 comments:

  1. happy birthday to you!! You look spectacular :)

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  2. Happy birthday!

    You look awesome :) LOVE the first two photos... no forget that, love all of them. And can I have your hair please? it's gorgeous :)

    Looking forward to starting our challenge on Friday!

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  3. amazing selfies! happy bday to you once again! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
    Join in: Wordless Wednesday Linky Party

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  4. Happy Birthday, fellow Aquarian! I turned 33 on the 28th. And you look gorgeous, no matter what your age. :)

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  5. Even if it is just a number, you are working Lish! Such gorgeous photos of you! Can't pick a fave. But those boots? Dying... :)

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  6. Happy Birthday! Girl you are going to ROCK your 40's for sure! You are gorgeous inside and out and have so much to offer... it gets so much better from 35 on... and the 40's are AWESOME. Don't let anyone tell you different :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! I turned 39 last September... we are going to rock our 40's!! :)

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  8. I have missed your post! My own fault :( Happy Birthday to you, My Hubs will be the 4 0 in just a few weeks! And its just another day for us

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  9. Happy birthday my dear Lish! I hope you had a wonderful day! 39 is still young. You look much younger and very beautiful! I´ve already had my 40th. birthday and in three weeks I will be 42. Can´t believe I´m this old...
    But you are right, it´s just a number. :)

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  10. Wishing you the best 39th year!, beautiful! You make 39 look really great!

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  11. Fantastic photos and fantastic attitude! Happy Birthday to you :)

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  12. How interesting, we both posted on age and reflections of our lives, that synchronicity is at work. Happy WW Alicia!!

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  13. Happy birthday! I hope I look as good as you at 39, wow! I joined the 30's last month :D
    These photos are beautiful, I really need to try and get in front of the camera.

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  14. Happy Birthday! You're right, it's just a number. I tell people that I progress chronologically. :)

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  15. You are so beautiful, woman - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
    ;)

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  16. NO...you can't be 39!! If you're 39 then I am 100...seriously!! YOU LOOK FABULOUS!! Happy Birthday, lovely lady:)))

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  17. You are very beautiful and young. Our last two children were born to me in my 40s. Love your last photo quote, so true, makes me grateful for each year.

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  18. I love these link ups..the coffee photos always pull me in first for some reason..haha!

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  19. You are one hot and sexy 39 year-old! YOU GO GIRL!
    Happy Birthday!

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  20. Aww, you look awesome! Happy birthday!

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  21. oh, wow! you look like you ARE still 30. you need not worry about inching toward 40 {which is my ripe old age}, as you clearly have good genes {and jeans... hahaha... love the outfit... killer boots, too!} you look amazing for you age. i just had a baby, so though i have always been told i look ten years younger than i am, i am at the first point in my life where my age and appearance bothers me... not just my appearance, but how i feel {ehem... like an 80-year-old}. but i have to be kind to myself and realize that i will soon be back to my old self and give myself grace... i just did have a baby at 39 after all. your photos are wonderful, and the quote you used... perfect! so true.

    i recently discovered your blog by clicking on the wordless wednesday link that someone else had on their blog. i had seen wordless wednesday many times before, but never really knew what it was about and never decided to participate. but this year, i'm going to. as tomorrow is wednesday, i was getting ready to work on my post. but when i came over here, i see that you have already posted the link-up and it's only tuesday. are we supposed to do ours on tuesday or wednesday? or does it not matter? hahaha... can you tell i have not done this before? anyway, i'm looking forward to being a part of it. your photography is so beautiful and captivating. happy birthday!

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  22. Don't be scared of the 40's- they are pretty awesome so far! Happy 39!

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  23. HOLY STUNNING!!!!! Happy 39 girlie...the 40's will R-O-C-K!!

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  24. Truly you are only as old as you feel. You don't look a day past 25.

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  25. I always look forward to your posts! Happy 39th Birthday! <3

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  26. Happy Birthday Miss Alicia! May your 40's be as great and exciting as your 30's. Hope your family spoils you today.

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  27. happy birthday! YOu are beautiful. I linked up:)

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  28. Happy birthday! You are one hot mama too!

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  29. Congrats on completing another orbit around the Sun! I will celebrate a similar milestone (but with a larger number, by something on the order of 17 orbits) this coming Saturday. Glad to hear you're enjoying the milder Southern winters!

    ~EdT.

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  30. Happy Birthday. You are soooo gorgeous and do not look 39. By the way this is going to be weird but you have an awesome body. Wish I could get off my butt and get motivated.

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  31. Enjoy life and forget about numbers unless you are balancing the checkbook (wait does anyone use those anymore :) You are beatuiful and have so much to look forward to, I've got 20 years on you, I've been on rawfood diet for a few months and am healthier than I was ten, even 20 years ago, and my clothes fit better than ever. It's so true age is just a number.

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  32. So many gorgeous selfies! <3 Happy birthday!!

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  33. 39 and you could't look a day older than 21! ;) You are so PRETTY. Happy Birthday and I LOVE LOVE your pictures!

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  34. Happy Birthday! You certainly don't look anywhere close to 39! :)

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  35. Happy Birthday! The years go by fast and the weeks go by slow, but we make wonderful memories to carry with us for a lifetime.

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  36. The VERY BEST IS YET TO COME, FRIEND!!

    Trust me, your 40's will rock!

    Happy Birthday!

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  37. You're lovely, truly. I applaud your outlook. Here's to a fantastic year Lish :)

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  38. Happy birthday! 39 is a great age... and I agree with ~ChubbyMommy that the 40's rock! :)

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  39. Hope you had a great birthday! My mom dreaded 50, and then right after her birthday she was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer. She died one year later. I am now 55 and give thanks and praise to God every birthday! Growing old is a privilege denied to many!

    You are beautiful...enjoy every year!

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  40. Happy Birthday to you!!!! You look amazing! Whew, that's how I feel about my 20's right now... almost to 30. But you're right, it's all just a number, and you make the number 39 look amazing ;)

    Linking to you today as well...

    ~Tabitha

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  41. Happy birthday Lish! You look amazing!! No worries, 39 will be great and 40 even better! We are entering some great years!

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  42. Happy Birthday! You make 39 look great! I just turned 40 - the "F" word is turning out to be FABULOUS!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

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  43. Happy Birthday Lish!! I turned a year older today and celebrated by doing a series of self portraits too :) What can I say, great minds think alike.
    For the record, you don't look a day over 29 xo

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  44. Happy Birthday!! Fantastic pics!!

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  45. Happy birthday! You look wonderful! Gorgeous photos!

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  46. Happy Birthday, lovely lady!!! May the next 39 bring you much joy and laughter :-)

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  47. Happy birthday! Looks like it was a beautiful day.

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  48. Happy birthday, beautiful! I'm inching closer to that 4-0. I must say, though....you're looking better than I am at 37. ;)

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  49. Happy Birthday to you! And yes, it's just a number. I'm inching closer to 5-0!
    You've earned every one of those lines. They make you who you are.

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  50. Great pictures. Happy birthday!!

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  51. You are GORGEOUS! Has anyone ever told you that you look like Jenny Garth? You really don't look a day over 29, seriously!

    Happy Wednesday! Thank you for linking up at Taylor Joelle Designs!

    -Brooke
    http://taylorjoelleblog.com

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  52. I'm going to be 39 in a couple weeks! I never would have guessed you were THAT old. ; )

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  53. Happy Birthday! you are just as lovely as your pictures!

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  54. wow, and you so don't look 39! Beautiful self-portraits!

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  55. I turned 35 on my last birthday, so I know how you feel. Luckily I have been getting better with age, so maybe by the time I am 40 I will hit my goal weight and look awesome!

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  56. Happy Birthday! Birthdays aren't for celebrating how old you are; they're for celebrating your birth & your gratitude for being alive. So it's great that you're taking your birthday in that spirit, running with it, & having fun with it. Keep being as creative as you are & every birthday will be better than the last one!

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  57. You're gorgeous inside and out. Happy Birthday. And here's to many, many more!! :D

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  58. Happy birthday! You are such a beauty, such awesome pics! :)

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  59. Beautiful - both the photos and the outlook. Happy Birthday!

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  60. You must be lying, there is no way you could even be close to 40, you are far too beautiful and youthful in appearance!

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  61. You are one beautiful almost 40 year old, that is for sure! :)

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  62. You are a beautiful and fabulous 39 year old!!!

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  63. I hit 40 last year and it really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. :) Happy Birthday!

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  64. HAppy Birthday Dear.. you look great.. not a day over 30!!

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  65. 39 is a wonderful age (aren't they all?) Happy Birthday. :)

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  66. and you've a whole year to change your mind about whether or not you want a big bash for your 40th! happy birthday alicia! gorgeous photos

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  67. Happy Birthday! Loved the pictures and quote! Remember, you are only as old as you feel!

    -Samantha
    kreativekaring.com

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  68. Happy Birthday!! You are completely stunning and your words are wise.

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  69. I think you look like you were 29!!! :)

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  70. Love your self-portraits! You are so beautiful and the backdrop was just perfect!

    I loved my 30s but my 40s are rocking. Nothing to worry about. It's just a number. You will always be as young as you feel.

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  71. Those pictures are beautiful...Do I start all of my comments to you like that? I especially love the quote about growing old being a privilege...that really hits home today, because my beloved aunt passed away this week. I have pictures of her young, beautiful self on my blog today :)

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  72. Happy Birthday! These photos are beautiful!

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  73. OH MY GOSH!! You are GORGEOUS!!! Happy Birthday Beautiful~!

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  74. You look amazing! Happy Birthday!!!

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  75. Happy Birthday! You are such a beautiful woman! LOVE the quotes, they are so true.

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  76. Happy Birthday from a new follower! Hope you have a great day.

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  77. Lovely self portraits my sweet friend. Happy, happy, Birthday! You are forever young in spirit ( as am I , I turned 51 this past November) I send hugs! I hope you get your birthday wish. xo

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  78. A very Happy Birthday to you my sweet friend!! I think you are looking at it with the right perspective!!! It's going to be a great year!

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  79. happy Birthday! I love the portraits! I am your newest follower!

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  80. Happy birthday, you look absolutely fabulous!! Thank you for joining my Wordless Wednesday :)

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  81. You are gorgeous! Glad you had a great Birthday :)

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  82. Happy birthday beautiful! Wonderful selfie's, you look fabulous!

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  83. you are beautiful! Age is just a number and you a perfect example of that. Your pictures are such an inspiration to me! LOVE them.
    xoxo, bree

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  84. You look so lovely mama! You should check out my self challenge I have.

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  85. Happy Birthday! You are such a lovely lady. You look amazing, totally NOT 39 :)

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  86. 39? you shut your MOUTH. You look amazing. AH-MAZING!

    mindy (www.mooneyequalsmc2.com)

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  87. who cares what our number is - just live your life fully!
    BTW you look great!

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  88. Beautiful photos of a beautiful lady! Happy Birthday from Jordyn @ The Green House

    http://www.thegreenhouseboutique.blogspot.com

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  89. Happy birthday Lish!!!
    Now how did you get to be IN these gorgeous pics... did you have a slave? Or was it self-timer?
    I am so impressed, either way. Gorgeous.
    PS Forty is not so bad either. Just sayin.
    x

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  90. Happy Birthday! Good for you, you look fab, enjoy every day! Great photos.~

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  91. Love it! The words, pictures, everything. Thanks for linking up with Little Drummer Boys so I could find your page.

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  92. Happy Birthday!! You do look fab!

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  93. Happy Birthday, pretty lady!
    You look AMAZING

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  94. Happy Birthday!!!! Mine's next week I am going to be 52 holy cow where has the time gone.
    Great pics of you.

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  95. Happy Birthday! Love your attitude. I totally agree we all need to live in the moment .

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  96. Happy Birthday! You look so gorgeous.

    Mine's here.

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  97. Alicia!! You are SO beautiful!! These shots are gorgeous!!!!

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  98. HI, GREAT PICS!! YOU LOOK SO GORGEOUS!!! THANKS FOR LINKS UP!!!

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  99. I'm right on your heels, Mama...and they are super stylish heels by the way! :)

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