Happy Birthday, to me!

That’s right. 28 years ago today this adorable baby was born.

baby pic

I know some bloggers have their blogs ‘hacked’ by family or friends on their birthdays because they don’t want to seem self-obsessed by announcing their own birthday. I think that’s just silly. It’s my birthday, and I’ll shove it in your face if I want to. Seriously, it’s the one day a year that’s all about you. Own it.

How about some younger Chelsea photos to celebrate the momentous occasion of my birth?

I don’t know how old I am in this photo but I’m going to guess 3-4 months. I like how I look like an unimpressed, fat mob boss. And my brother, Ryan, is my track suit wearing hit man.

mob boss baby

I don’t know if this is my birthday or my brother’s since I think that’s a dinosaur on the cake, and I was more of a baby doll and Barbie kind of gal. But nonetheless, I’m rocking a mullet. Thanks, mom.

3rd birthday

Ryan and I were in our cousin’s wedding. I wore a pretty pink dress (that I still have), and he wore a tuxedo with tails. It was a fancy, Catholic affair. Check out my awesome Farrah Fawcett hair– definitely an improvement from the mullet. As you can see, Ryan loved being a ring bearer. And notice the bloody Jesus legs/feet hanging in the corner of the photo– gives the photo some dimension.

flower girl

My 5th birthday. I loved that gold dress, and my Big Bird cake.

5th birthday

Now, let’s take a gander at my 21st birthday photos. Hah. Just kidding.

We’re not doing anything too fancy for my birthday. Brad is taking me out to dinner tonight. My in-laws are coming in this weekend to shower me with gifts. And in a couple weeks we’re going out to dinner with friends to celebrate.

Feel free to break your New Year’s diet and eat some cake in my honor today.

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  1. Happy Happy Birthday! Blow your own horn girlfriend. Honk! Honk!

  2. Happy Birthday! Oh, to be in my twenties again…. 🙂

    Hope you have a great day!

  3. Happy Birthday! The froyo on FB looked really good and really made me want to hit up my neighborhood place in my pj’s last night. 😉

  4. Happy Birthday! We’re the same age–I just have until August to hit the big 2-8 🙂

  5. Thanks for giving me permission to eat cake!
    But I don’t have any in the house, you give me an excuse to BAKE!

  6. Happy birthday, Chelsea! I hope it’s awesome and includes at least 2 of the following: excessive amounts of birthday cake, total spoiling by family and friends, lap dance from Mr. Tatum. Hopefully all 3. Have a great day!

  7. Also, the photo of you in the wedding get-up = cutest thing I have ever seen.

  8. Oh Man, I just about spit my coffee half way across my desk when I read the hit man in a track suit line. You crack me up. Hope you have a great day!

  9. Happy Birthday Chelsea! I love the pictures, reminds me of many of the awesome outfits my own mother put me in as a child!

  10. Happy Birthday!
    I love, love, loooove your captions on the photos. You seriously have the BEST sense of humor!

    I, too, love to shove my own birthday-ness in people’s faces. It’s the best 😀

    Have a wonderful day!!

  11. Happy Birthday Chelsea. My son’s name is Ryan. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Next year I expect you to include those 21st birthday pictures. Inquiring minds want to know! Seriously hope you have an amazing birthday. I already ate a piece of cake in your honor. Yeah it’s 10:30, but I’m just really excited it’s your birthday or hungry. Doesn’t matter it just happened.

  13. haha those pictures are beautifulllll!
    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you get some wonderful cake and a forever-dry car interior this year!
    With Luck

  14. Happy Birthday, Chelsea! You were (and are!) so adorable. Enjoy your day!

  15. You’re hilarious! The hair do’s our moms gave us when we were too little to defend ourselves, right? I always had choppy bangs, looked like they were hacked with a chainsaw cause my mom trimmed them. LOL Hope you have a very happy birthday!

    1. I remember one time I had my hair put up in homemade rollers (my mom used a ripped up t-shirt and twirled my hair around that and knotted it) I had a very hard time sleeping with all those knots pressing against my head. But I sure was pretty when she took them off!

  16. You are exactly 6 months older than me! and my name is Chelsa– no e pronounced Chels- uh. lol my two best friends through out school were Chelsey and Chelsea : ) it was def. confusing. lol

    anyway happy birthday!

    i also had that same gold dress lol- i wore it for my kindergarten christmas program!

  17. Happy Belated Birthday Chelsea! I hope you had a great day, and enjoy your weekend!

  18. Ha, I love the photos you shared and your commentary, so funny! Happy Birthday:)

  19. Happy birthday late because I suck! You and your brother? Cutest duo I’ve ever seen. Mob boss – HA!!

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