Friday, April 6, 2012

Birthdays: I Love Them


Attention: You must read the bottom paragraph of this post and do as asked! :D

So I'm turning 30 today. 30, really? Man, I feel old. Not really.

My day's party plans: Sleeping in a bit. Going into work late. Dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, my favorite restaurant. And Laser U2. Totally awesome laser light show set to U2 music.

So, I've done so much over these many years. These things have made me super happy. Let me count them.... (Bragging moment--humor me)

Traveled To: 30 U.S. States, Canada twice, England twice, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. And more to come.....

Accomplishments: high school and university graduate, served a mission in Taiwan for the church I'm a member of (learned Mandarin Chinese for it), written two books, and bought a car (I own about 3/4 of it now. Woot!).

Fun Things I've Done: Lived abroad a couple times. Have had many employment opportunities. Backpacked the Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, and Zions National Park. Been to 30+ concerts. Seen U2 four times in concert. Seen Bono's house in Ireland (Ok, I'm obsessed with U2). Eaten a lot of weird food. Eaten a lot of great food.

Things I've Learned: To love books and words. To never give up. To take a risk. To smell the flowers. Love, Love, and Love some more (people, places, food, animals, especially dogs, etc).

There are many things I could add to this list, but I can't think of them right now....

*Swiss cheese mind attacks again*

I'm happy with where my life has led me.

Well, I'm going to be super on the give me, give me, give me side. I want to get tons and tons of birthday happy wishes on this post. So, start posting and tweeting my blog post, FB it, Blog it. Just get me those Happy Birthday comments! I want to feel loved on this my 30th Birthday! :D Not that I don't feel loved already. :)
XOXO

Writing. Jewels.

44 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! You've lived such a full life already, I'm sure your 30s will be even better. And I'm kinda jealous that you've seen U2 in concert (4 times!! lucky!)

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    1. Thanks, Phil!!! You def should see U2 in concert. They are AWESOME!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday Julia! Have a great day and GREAT 30's!

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    1. Thnx sweet Jackie. It's been forever since I've seen you! Good old high school days! :D

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  3. Happy Birthday Julia. I hope you get at least one special wish that comes true for you this weekend.

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    1. Now what dream should that be is the question? Well, if Bono (in the flesh) from U2 ends up at the Laser U2 show tonight then BAM that would be a serious dream come true! Woot!

      You are more than welcome to come. Laser U2 at the Clark Planetarium... 8PM. :D

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  4. Hope this is the beginning of a fabulous decade for you and that you can add many more entries to your list of super happy accomplishments. Yikes, that was a crazy sentence. Anyway,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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    1. I'll make sure that happens. Gees, when I put my mind to something... I'll make it happen one way or the other.

      Thanks sooooo much for stopping by... again! Loves!

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    2. BTW I had two brothers that served in Tiawan.

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    3. We'll have to chat about that. It's a small world, huh?

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  5. Happy Birthday! Your wish is my command!

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    1. Haha! Maybe I should demand more things of people. Way to get ahead in this world. :D Oh, I'll be kind!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you've really made a lot of your life so far, kudos! And I LOVE that cake!!! Super cute!

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  7. Happy Birthday!!!! So glad we both decided to go to China!!! Love having you in my life. Have a wonderful Day!!!! :)

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  8. Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!! You've accomplished so much at such a young age. Congrats and here's to accomplishing so much more.

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  9. Argh- a big long post just disappeared into the blogosphere...

    In a nutshell- Happy Birthday Jules! X

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    1. Jen, my cupcake loving friend, thanks for the wishes. I love birthdays even if it is the 30! I sort of feel cooler now, tho. Like I've joined a new and highly elete group at a ritzy yacht club haha Love it And Thanks!

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  10. Well, I already bombarded your FB wall, without having to be asked (bragging rights), but I'll post here as well.

    Here's a Primary song to have stuck in your head today:
    "This month is such a special one
    It's birthday time for you
    We'd really like to celebrate
    This happy day with you
    Zip-a-dee-yay and Hi-dee-ho
    There's something we can do
    We'll sing a song that we all know
    Happy Birthday to You!"

    Love you, friend. Have a happy day!
    Also, I'm super excited for you to open your present. About an hour to go...

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    1. Thanks, Sarah cutie girl! I'll be into work in about 45 mins maybe... My phone is updating... Didn't think it would take this long. Pft.

      LOVE YOU LOTSSSSSSSSSS!

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, girl!!!!!

    We're the same age for... *looks at calendar* ... 11 days, LOL. You baby! :D

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    1. Wah Wah Wah! haha Thanks, you old girl you! Bwahahahahaha Love ya, babe!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! I hope writing and life is super great for you! :D

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  13. Happy birthday my wonderfully giggling CP!! *hugs* Hope you have an awesome day!!! You deserve it!

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    1. Thanks, James! You are sooooo super sweet!

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  14. Yay!!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

    We were born the same year :)

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  15. Well, phooey, I'm a day late. (And 14 years older than you. Ugh.)

    Happy birthday! It looks like you've had a life of challenges and fun times. May you have many more enjoyable experiences and umpteen friends to share them with. I'm thrilled to count you among my online friends whom I hope to meet someday.

    Enjoy your 30's! And treat every day special. :)

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    1. I love the word phooey. It may just be my fav word now. haha

      Well, thanks sunshine. *hugs*

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  16. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy (belated) birthday, sister Julia! Happy happy birthday to you!!! And many more... Xoxo! May the next year bring more amazing food, travels, and publishing!

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    1. Sister Julia! My sweet friend. I loveth you always! And miss you lots. Thanks for the wishes of great things for my future. You did fail to mention a hubby. haha He'll come one of these days. *crossing fingers*

      Mwah! And happy birthday to you in a couple weeks.

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    30's are AWESOME!

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    1. Awww, thanks my newest follower, Cristina. I'm glad to have you here. :)

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  18. OK. I'm late to the party, lol.

    HAPPEEEEEEE BIRTHDAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

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    1. Never late! :D Thaaaaaaaannnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkkksssssssss!!!!!

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