3.31.2012

eighteen.

Today I turned eighteen; and actually, I do feel a little different. Usually birthdays feel like any other day with the exception of a present or two and a bit of cake. However, eighteen is different, isn't it? It's looking back at all of those years of childhood and realizing that soon you'll need to carve an Alpine path for yourself. Pondering the girl of twelve, fourteen, sixteen -- it's hard to believe I have blazed through so many years. I remember reading what Madison said about turning eighteen over on her blog. It sums up so many of my feelings about this upcoming year.

The best part about turning eighteen, though, was the amazing surprise picnic my closest friends shocked me with. It was so incredible that I won't even begin to describe it from the fear I won't do it justice. Suffice it to say, British accents were in abundance, as were Austen quotes. The tea and dainty foods were perfect, as were our flowy dresses. It was a day I'll treasure forever, because of the friendship and love that filled me with thankfulness and joy.

Here's a peak into my afternoon.

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And yes, my friends are incredibly beautiful!

47 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Kimberly! :) It looks like it was a lovely day.

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  2. Wow, happy birthday! That picnic looks amazing.

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  3. i love that first photo. reminds me of the little cakes she eats in alice in wonderland. :)

    happy bday!

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  4. Happy birthday! Your day looked absolutely splendid.

    Katie

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  5. A very big happy birthday to you, Kimberley! Wow, you don't turn eighteen every day : )
    A girl in my choir turned eighteen on the 31sy too! We sang happy birthday to her at our Easter choir concert.
    Hope your day was absolutely fantastic...I'm pretty sure it was : D
    Holly <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Holly! Wow, it is such a coincidence that your friend turned eighteen on the exact same day! :)

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  6. Happy 18th Birthday! :) The picnic looks like alot of fun, and the petite fours look amazing! ;)

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  7. Happy [a bit late] eighteenth, Kimberly!

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  8. Happy Birthday! And what a lovely party! =)

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D It looks like you had a totally stellar day, I love the pictures!
    God Bless,
    -Kate

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  10. Happy birthday!!! What a lovely surprise! Great pictures!

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  11. Happy birthday!!! Beautiful dresses! Beautiful photos!!
    Happy birthday!

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  12. Happy birthday!! That's so exciting and it looks like you had a wonderful day! :)

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  13. Happy birthday dearest!!!
    Your such a sweet heart...and such a great photographer.....wow! we look like we're in England!!

    Love, me...

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, dear! You are such a talented and encouraging friend. Love you!

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  14. Happy Birthday! Your tea party looked like SO much fun! I bet it was a blast! :)

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  15. Happy birthday, Kimberly! This looks like an amazing way to spend the day :)

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  16. Happy Birthday Kim! Have you talked to Laura lately?

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    1. Thank you, Emily! Yes, I did talk to Laura a few days ago. :) I hope you and your family have been doing wonderfully!

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    2. That's good. Did she tell you she's coming home the end of the month? We have.... it's been a really warm winter in maine. do you want my email so we can keep in touch?

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    3. Yes, I heard; it's exciting! Well, if you ever want to send me an email you can contact me here: talk.to.kimberly@gmail.com. Take care! :)

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  17. happy birthday! :D these pictures are beautiful :)

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  18. Happy {late} Birthday!

    Im so glad it was so awesome!

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  19. Happy Birthday, Kimberly! That picnic is the sweetest thing ever.(:

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  20. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! =)

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  21. oh, happy birthday Kimberly! I love these photos- very Jane Austeny <3

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  22. Happy birthday, Kimberly! How fun -- it looks like you had a great time!! You are all lovely! (:

    Kailyn

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  23. you're getting so old, darling! also, i want that dress.
    -jocee <3

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  24. eighteeneighteeneighteen.
    oh happy happy birthday kimberly! and that last picture, is stunning. reminds of taylor swift in safe and sound but a different perspective and i love it.
    as for the tea picnic, so beautiful.
    good friends change our whole lives, don't they?

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  25. Happy birthday, love! You're going to be a crazy amazing eighteen year old.
    And, I know I've told you millions of times, but your photography. I could die. It's wonderful.

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  26. Happy Birthday, sweet Kimberly! Eighteen -- WOW! So you are an official adult? I suppose I should start calling you "Ma'am" from now on. ;) The whole picnic looks and sounds so wonderful. That just might be the cutest surprise for a birthday I have ever seen. You have some amazing friends!

    Happy 18th Birthday!

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  27. Happy belated birthday! You're legally an adult! :)

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  28. Happy belated birthday! You friends are the sweetest :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

    PS
    Great pictures as always! :)

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  29. What Loveliness! Happy birthday!

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  30. Happy birthday! You look so lovely with that beautiful dress. I must say, you're growing up to be even more lovelier

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  31. Oh, happy belated birthday, darling.
    I hope your real day was lovely, too. You know, I just noticed, I almost never use exclamation points, they just slip my mind. And they are so helpful at times.

    Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Those friends of yours are really something, aren't they? I mean, I can just imagine how much fun that was. Stupid accents, laughing for no reason in particular, it sounds delightful.

    In all honesty, I hope you enjoyed your party, I certainly did! It was so nice to talk to you, and you must tell me all the news on how your Youth Group is fairing, since your amazing worship! (notice the exclamation points).

    You are a very, very, very dear friend to me, and I know we shall keep close throughout your college experience. I defy L.M. Montgomery, in this manner. She will not stump our friendship with her poetic writings. ;)

    I love you dearly,

    Becki

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    1. Thank you, dear! I had a lovely, relaxing birthday. It is rather odd that you don't use exclamation points much; I, on the other hand, find myself over-using them.

      Oh, and yes, my friends are pretty incredible. ;) Of course I enjoyed the tea party!! It was uh-mazing. Oh, and I won't be playing worship until Wednesday night. Thankfully, I've still got some practice time. Haha.

      I love you bunches, too; and since I should hate to turn out like Ilse after going away, I should very much like to defy Montgomery as well. Do lets!

      LOVE,
      me

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  32. Happy birthday Kimberly!! 18 is soooo awesome isn't it?!

    big hugs, xxx~Kelsey

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  33. Turning 18 is crazy right? When I turned 18 in August I thought about when I was 10 and couldn't wait to turn 18. Now I find myself wanting to slow down a little, because 20 isn't as far off as it used to be! Hope your birthday was wonderful! Enjoy your 18th year!

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  34. Well, I can't quite tell you how amazing you are. Or still how much more amazing you're going to be. God has such great plans for your life - I know it! Stick to his plan - and you've stuck to the best plan.

    I love you a lot.

    xo

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  35. Happy Birthday To YOU!!! Where did you end up on Saturday for dinner?
    What a wonderful day...etched in my memory forever!

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    1. Thank you, Ellie!! Well, after much deliberation, we finally decided to eat out at Cafe Pesto. :) And yes, I'll definitely remember the tea party forever, as well!

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  36. What a sweet way to spend your birthday! Happy eighteenth :)

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  37. photos are all wonderful : )
    blog : http://www.christianyuen.blogspot.com/

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  38. tanti auguri! tu sei fantastica e le tue foto sono bellissime!

    Happy Birthday! you are fantastic and your photos are beautiful!

    tizy -italy

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  39. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am so excited and I almost feel like I know you because of how personal you make your blog!

    Janelle

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