Having My Cake and Eating It, Too

by hookedonhouses on April 28, 2010

Julie's Birthday

Today is my birthday, so I’m taking the day off. I think I’ll gather a few of my friends on the sidewalk outside my house for some birthday cake. Want to join us?

P.S. That’s me in the middle. I must’ve been about 4. I’m not sure why we were celebrating on the sidewalk , but it always makes me laugh!

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Sharon April 28, 2010 at 8:03 am

Happy birthday! What a darling picture! Hope you have a fabo day!

:0) Sharon
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Sarah @ Dream In Domestic April 28, 2010 at 8:05 am

Awww how sweet! Happy birthday!!
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the domestic fringe April 28, 2010 at 8:06 am

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your very special day. Love the photo.
-FringeGirl

Chrissy April 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

Have a great one! The picture is adorable, and you were quite a sweetheart! :)
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Kelley April 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

Happy birthday!! The sidewalk is an excellent place for cake!
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Nancy April 28, 2010 at 8:12 am

Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!

Jennifer Lee April 28, 2010 at 8:13 am

Happy Birthday!

Jo Conlon April 28, 2010 at 8:18 am

Gosh those were the days….birthday on the sidewalk, can only imagine the looks you’d get if you tried that today!!

Birthday Greetings from Ireland,
Mrs C xx
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Janell Beals April 28, 2010 at 8:21 am

Have a fabulous birthday! (You have the best birthstone, btw!!) The photo is just too fun…Janell

melissa martin April 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

Happy Bday! That picture is too cute!
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Courtney @ Nesting Instincts April 28, 2010 at 8:28 am

You look JUST like Lily in that picture!! That is soo cute. I’m glad you’re taking the day off…you deserve it. You’re one of the hardest-working and sweetest bloggers I know. So glad I found HOH a couple of years ago! xoxo
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MissCaron April 28, 2010 at 8:29 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, my dear! Enjoy your day! :-)
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Cashon & Co. April 28, 2010 at 8:29 am

oh, you are/were adorable!!! Love this picture, life was so simple back then. Happy Birthday Julia! Hope it’s fabulous!

Becky K April 28, 2010 at 8:31 am

Happy Birthday!!!

Enjoy your special day.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane
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Marija April 28, 2010 at 8:32 am

Adorable. I think my kids would very much like to have cake on the sidewalk. Terrific pic. Have a wonderful birthday, Julia!

Marija
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Lou Cinda April 28, 2010 at 8:49 am

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Love the photo!

Lou Cinda :)
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Pat April 28, 2010 at 8:51 am

What could be more fab then a birthday on the sidewalk! I love it!
I wish you a very happy birthday with more blessing then your heart can contain!!
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Kelli April 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

Aw, what a cute picture! I pegged you for the cutie in the middle. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!
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Christine Trebendis April 28, 2010 at 8:56 am

Happy Birthday Julia. Hope you have a fabulous day. Love the picture. Enjoy your day off.

susie April 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!
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Nancy April 28, 2010 at 9:03 am

Happy Birthday! I’m sure it was probably fun eating cake on the sidewalk at that age. Heck, maybe have a slice on the sidewalk this year too! ;)
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Lauren April 28, 2010 at 9:06 am

Happy birthday! May you be filled with all of the joy of a 3 year old child. :-)
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Leanne April 28, 2010 at 9:06 am

Happy Birthday! What an Adorable Photo!
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LoveFeast Table April 28, 2010 at 9:06 am

Happy Birthday!! Cake on the sidewalk is a good way to roll!! Enjoy your day!
~kristin and chris ann
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Jamie April 28, 2010 at 9:12 am

Happy Birthday Julia! Great picture!
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Tricia Rose April 28, 2010 at 9:17 am

Happy Birthday – I can think of quite a few sidewalks that would be better with cake!
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hip hip gin gin April 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

Awwww, what a sweet photo!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

greenie April 28, 2010 at 9:24 am

HaPPy hApPY biRTHdAy! :-)
(Is this where the “cakewalk” came from?)

Gail April 28, 2010 at 9:36 am

Happy birthday! What a fabulous picture!!!!

Terry April 28, 2010 at 9:43 am

Darling picture. Happy birthday, Julia–hope it’s a great one!

Sheila April 28, 2010 at 9:44 am

A mess on the sidewalk is easier to clean up than a mess on wall-to-wall shag carpet! Ha! Happy birthday, Julia! :o)
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Amanda April 28, 2010 at 9:46 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it’s just as fantastic as it was when you were 4!
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Lori-Anne April 28, 2010 at 9:46 am

Awwwwwe! Happy Birthday Julia! Hope it’s a glorious one and you get all the sidewalk cake you can eat :)
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Bailey@peppermintbliss April 28, 2010 at 9:47 am

Happy Birthday! Hope it is filled with joy, hugs, and homes!
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jen duncan April 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

Happy Birthday! I love your blog and do look forward to new posts. DH and I are getting closer and closer to throwing in the towel on CA. Last week, thanks to you, we were THIS CLOSE to moving to IL :-)
btw; if we wanted an uncluttered photo around here lately we might very well have to set them out on the sidewalk, too!
Have s great day!
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JoEllen April 28, 2010 at 10:04 am

Happy Birthday!!!! I love your picture! I had the same haircut as the little girl on the right when I was 4. My mom called it a pixie cut! Your sidewalk party looks like fun! Maybe you were looking at the houses with your friends even then!!!!

Heather @ Sugar 'N Spice & Mostly Nice April 28, 2010 at 10:05 am

Happy Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!!
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Vicki @ In The Sandbox Comic Strip April 28, 2010 at 10:10 am

Adorable picture! Have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!
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pam @ becolorful April 28, 2010 at 10:16 am

Happy B day. Enjoy a well deserved break.
Pam @ Becolorful
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Blakely April 28, 2010 at 10:21 am

Happy Birthday!!
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Rachel April 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day and if it is as beautiful there as it is here then you should definitely hang out on the sidewalk. :)
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Cheryl April 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

Happy Birthday Julia! I hope you have a great day and a fantastic year. I don’t have any cake here so I’m going to take a cocktail out to the sidewalk and toast to you. Very appropriate considering our love of curb appeal.
Best Wishes.

Melanie Beth April 28, 2010 at 11:04 am

Happy birthday! You look adorable there!
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Daralynn April 28, 2010 at 11:21 am

Happy Birthday! !It is my birthday also. From the looks of your picture we are probably around the same age. I have always loved having April 28th as my birthday. Enjoy!!

Kate at Centsational Girl April 28, 2010 at 11:24 am

Happy Birthday my dear, fantastic walk down your memory lane. LOL.
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Suzy@thisblissfulife April 28, 2010 at 11:28 am

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Julia…Happy birthday to YOU!

I know you deserve your day off and I am certain you had a wonderful time!
Take care,

Suzy
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janice | Sharing the Journey April 28, 2010 at 11:31 am

Happy birthday! Why not do what I do and celebrate one day for every decade. You’re too young yet, but when they arrive, I can recommend 4-day long birthday fests when you reach your 40′s!
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Erin April 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! That picture is just so cute!
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Darla April 28, 2010 at 11:53 am

Happy Birthday!!

I remember practically LIVING on the sidewalk. Those were the days.

Kate (Little Beach Bum) April 28, 2010 at 11:56 am

Oh my goodness, happy birthday! I discovered your site about three weeks ago and since then, have been alternating between giggling myself silly and drooling hopelessly over houses I won’t ever be able to afford without switching professions! Thanks for being a bright spot in my day – even though I don’t actually know you! Hope you have a beautiful birthday. :)

Jan April 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Many Happy Returns of the Day!!

Happiest of All Birthdays!

Jan

Jeannine520 April 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Happy birthday! And what a great pic that is. Very cute!

Amanda @ Serenity Now April 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Happy Birthday, Julia!! :) You deserve a day off. I’m taking a cue from you for next year. :)
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Angela April 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Happy Birthday! Has anyone ever mentioned that your daughter looks like you (especially in this pic on the sidewalk)?! :)

~angela @ peonypatch
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Kris April 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Happy Birthday!
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the BLAH BLAH BLAHger April 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Happy birthday, Julia!!! Sending you happy thoughts from out here in CA!
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Lesley @ TheDesignFile April 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Love the photo! It’s so fun. And happy birthday.
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Mom in High Heels April 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Happy, happy birthday! I love the photo.
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Heather @ Book Addiction April 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Happy birthday Julia!! Enjoy it.
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The Zhush April 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

That is beyond adorable! Happy Birthday!
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Nichole April 28, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Happy Birthday Julia! I hope you have a lovely day.
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anna see April 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Blessings to you on this special day!
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Katie April 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it’s fantastic! (It’s my bday too! :)

Gina April 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope it’s wonderful!

Jenny April 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Look at that gorgeous pic of you and your friends, eating cake on the sidewalk, adorable!!! Happy Birthday Julia and may the year ahead be full of love, peace, and
Happiness for you in every thing you do – and of course lots of time to fine new homes for use to lust, laugh and scream (aaarrrggghh!!!) over LOL !!!!
Hugs and blessings to you! and thanks for having one of the best blogs our there for us ‘house lookin’ ladies and men!! Your the best!
Jenny
Deekie Belle Designs

Kim April 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

“Happy happy birthday…from all of me to you…I wish it was my birthday so I could party too…HEY!!!!!! It’s from the movie the emperor’s new groove, but I changed the words to me, my, and I.

I hope you have a good day today. You deserve the day off from things. Is your husband going to cook you dinner and do the dishes? I sure hope so.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest April 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Happiest of Happy Birthdays to You!!! :) Here’s wishing you a year full of blessings!
Have a wonderful day today!
Stacey
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McCall April 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm

so adorable! happy birthday!
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Julie Harward April 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Because you had a neat mom? HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And have a great day! :D
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Nancy@marcusdesign April 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Happy Birthday Julia!!! I hope you have an amazing day! :) xox
Nancy
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LeAnn April 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Birthday hugs and wishes for you! Hey, I remember that beautiful aqua piece your mom bought you for an early birthday present. I thought of you the other day when I was in Arhaus and saw it. She’s a beauty! Have a wonderful time celebrating.

xo
LeAnn
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Crusty Crone April 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope something unexpected and delightful happens for you.

(I keep forgetting to let you know that I noticed the full screen popup ads stopped appearing. Its been at least three days, perhaps more. (insert ‘grateful smile’ here) I’m sorry it took me so long to let you know/confirm that all is well.)

rue April 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Happy Birthday Julia!! I wish you all the happiness in the world…. oh and a screened in porch as well ;)

(((hugs)))
rue
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Susan S April 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Happy, happy birthday, Julia!! I’ll come join you on the sidewalk and I’ll bring along some colorful chalk. We’ll have a rousing game of hopscotch! Oh, for those carefree days! Jeez, you didn’t tell us how old you are(???).

Hope your day is full of fun!

Cindy April 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Happy birthday! What a great photo!
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The Hilton Cottage April 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Wishin’ you a lovely day!
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Astrid April 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!!
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Becky @ Farmgirl Paints April 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julia!!!! You were/are adorable. Hope you have a wonderful day off:)
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HollyM April 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Judging by the fashion alone, you must be as antiquated as I am. As a matter of fact, I think I had that dress – - I know I had the hairdo! Happy Birthday!

Marie April 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Happy birthday Julia and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment!
-marie
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Cindy April 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Enjoy your Birthday, Julia! That’s a very cute picture.

Destiny April 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

May you be surrounded by those you love and those who love you on your special day!

stacey April 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Sweet pic!! Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for the fun blog!
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Amy April 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Happy Birthday Julia!
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Kim April 28, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Happy Birthday, Julia! So happy to hear you are taking the day to celebrate. I celebrate you and your creativity and wishing you a wonderful birthday! Also, I love your birthday photo of you on the sidewalk with your birthday cake, it’s beyond adorable.:)
.-= Kim´s last blog ..Mosiac Monday~lilacs and lavender =-.

Jennifer April 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

That’s too funny. Celebrating on the sidewalk! Hope you have a fabulous day and kick up your heels.

Jennifer XX
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Jenny April 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Happy birthday! That is the cutest picture!
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Vanessa April 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Oh, the days of eating cake on the sidewalk…miss them! I’m a little late, but hope you are still celebrating your day. Thanks for all the work you do on your blog – it is much appreciated!
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linda@LimeintheCoconut April 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm

LOVE this! Happy Birthday Julia!!

You are a living doll….then and now!
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Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish April 28, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Happy Birthday!!!! :)
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Papa April 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

What a beautiful child and a beautiful poor girl’s beach to eat cake on.

May you have many more as good as this one with flowers all over.

Josanne April 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Happy, happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed your day off! =)
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LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE April 28, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Happy, happy birthday! And many more….cheers -susan

Cindy April 28, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Happy Birthday!!
Hope you had a great day!!

~Cindy~
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Jill April 28, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I’ll put on my party dress and mary janes and be right over!
Have a wonderful birthday!
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Kristen April 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Happy Birthday…I’m a big believer in taking the day off on your birthday. Hope it was great!
Kris
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Kristin @ Domestic Ease April 28, 2010 at 10:35 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
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Maya @ Completely Coastal April 28, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Happy birthday Julia!!!! That is interesting…, having cake on the sidewalk. Fun shot!
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lindsay April 29, 2010 at 12:28 am

Happy Birthday, and THANK YOU for the excellent entertainment!
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A View on Design by Annie April 29, 2010 at 12:59 am

happy birthday old girl!!!
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Tracy @ Comfort&Luxury April 29, 2010 at 1:23 am

Oh my gosh! I’m so late to this party!
Happy Birthday, Julia! Hope you enjoyed your day!!
(I’m sure there’s no cake left but I would have joined you on your sidewalk in a heartbeat… look how much fun you’re all having!)
.-= Tracy @ Comfort&Luxury´s last blog ..Notes From A Show House =-.

Nita April 29, 2010 at 2:07 am

Happy Birthday!!!! I knew that was you in the middle!

E. George April 29, 2010 at 7:37 am

Happy Belated Birthday – I have not checked my comp. for a few days it has been so slow that I just got lazy I’m sorry I hope you had a wonderful Birthday your photograph is B-E-A-UTIFUL what a smile….. Regards Esther from Sydney….ps I am the worst person on earth when it comes to remembering birthdays one year my daughter called to remind me that it was her birthday and I told her it was the following day … pathetic

Pat@Back Porch Musings April 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

Happy Birthday, Julia!
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Richella at Imparting Grace April 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

Julia! I’ve been out of circulation for a couple of days, and I missed your birthday! I hope it was a wonderful day.

I love the photo of you on the sidewalk. Could you have been any cuter? No wonder you’re such a pretty woman!

May this year be blessed with all that makes you happiest!
.-= Richella at Imparting Grace´s last blog ..English teacher =-.

Andrea April 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

What a beautiful little girl!
Happy birthday, Julia, I hope you get lots of milk glass.

Brenda April 29, 2010 at 9:34 am

Happy Birthday Julia! From A Hooked On Houses fan in Sunny Arizona!
Cute picture!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic April 29, 2010 at 11:39 am

Happy belated birthday!!! Hope you had a fabulous day!

(and you were adorable!!!)
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Struggler April 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

Happy Birthday, Julia – great to see that means a day off for you!
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Nadia April 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Julia, Happy belated Bithday! Hope you enjoyed the day with the people you love:)

jodi from new jersey April 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Happy birthday to the Queen of the blogesphere. You are my fave & I wish you three things; health, wealth and TIME to enjoy it!…………………Jodi

angela | the painted house April 30, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Sorry I missed your birthday…I was on vacay! I hope your day was LOTS of fun. :) And, how adorable are you? I knew it was you in the middle because the girl there looks like Lily! :)
.-= angela | the painted house´s last blog ..Pop Quiz! =-.

Maria May 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Julia — I think this makes you offically family — my sister’s birthday is the 27th and mine was the 29th; think that makes you the middle child. :-)

Happy Birthday!

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