It’s My Golden Birthday!

by jessicaturner on July 27, 2009

My sixth birthday – 1988

My whole life I have thought, gosh, I will be so old when I celebrate my golden birthday (the birthday when someone turns the age of their birth day.)

It is finally here.

I am 27.

And I don’t feel old at all.

I thought I would share a few photos from the days that I thought 27 was so old.

This is one of my favorite baby pictures of me. I was right about Elias’s age.

I think I was three here – I loved Rainbow Bright. Any other 80s girls want to say amen?
The fourth of July has always been my favorite.
Yes, we wore sponge rollers every Christmas eve so our hair would be cute and curly for the holidays. And what girl doesn’t love heels- even at age 6?
I love childhood pictures. My mom has always loved pictures and I am so thankful for that. I have way more photos from my childhood than most of my friends.

Tonight we are just going to have a simple get together with a few friends, watch the finale of the Bachlorettte and eat some cake. Matthew and I celebrated Saturday by getting a date night to go see Carrie Underwood at the Grand Ole Opry (thanks Angie and Todd for watching the peanut!).

Your golden birthday is supposed to be the start of your best year – and I think it may be. :)
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SandyL July 27, 2009 at 10:39 am

Happy Birthday! I didn't know that 27 was the "golden" birthday..had never heard of it being called that. Wish I was 27 again though…lol

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Rebecca Louise. July 27, 2009 at 10:42 am

Happy 27th Birthday Jessica!!!

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Mallory July 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

Happy 27th Birthday Jessica!!!

I've never heard of a golden birthday before. Haha :)

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Mallory July 27, 2009 at 10:49 am

Ohhhhhh, just wikipedia-ed what a golden birthday is. I should've gotten that! It's your golden birthday because you're 27 on the 27th. I gotcha! :)

In that case, my golden birthday wasn't right. Being 15 sucked! (Then again, doesn't it suck for every girl? haha.)

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KE II July 27, 2009 at 11:06 am

Was just about to ask what a "golden birthday" was, but Mallory just answered it for me :)
Happy Birthday!

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Kelley July 27, 2009 at 11:08 am

Happy 27th Birthday!

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Kelli July 27, 2009 at 11:14 am

I had one of the most amazing Rainbow Bright costumes EVER!!! :) I am really hoping that I still have all the pieces so my daughter can wear it!

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Anonymous July 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Happy golden birthday!! I have always called it a "star" birthday, but it means the same. Enjoy your year!!

Evelyn

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Julia July 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Hey! My birthday is today!!! Only I'm 33 :) Happy Birthday girl!!!

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Lauren Kelly July 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Hey birthday girl, hope you have an awesome day celebrating you!!! :)

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Kaitlin July 27, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Happy Birthday!

I just celebrated my Golden Birthday too…21 on the 21st. Hope you have a great year!

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Rebecca (Sam's wife) July 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm

happy birthday! i celebrate my golden birthday this year too…not looking forward to it though. i am sure that will change. 😉

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Brooke July 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a wonderful year.

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BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) July 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Happy birthday! Those pictures of you are too cute!

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Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect July 27, 2009 at 2:18 pm

I loved Rainbow Brite, too. :) Happy birthday!

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JosiahsMommy July 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Happy Birthday! I gave you an award over on my blog. Stop by to pick it up!

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Therese July 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Happy birthday, Jessica! I hate to admit that I am old enough to remember when you were born, but I do! Have a great day!

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The O'Brien Family July 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Happy Birthday!!

I didn't get to enjoy my golden birthday…it was the year I turned 1!

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kristi July 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

what a cute little girl you were! thanks for sharing photos.

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Erin July 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Happy Birthday! My golden birthday will be when I turn 30. Yikes! I have 5 years to look forward to it!

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mustangkayla July 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Happy Birthday!

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The Fritz Facts July 27, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

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Darlene R. July 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Happy Birthday!
Yes, yes, I know the sponge curlers all too well! Every Easter and Christmas our stick straight hair was curly, curly, curly!

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Holly July 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Samantha @ Mama Notes July 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Happy Birthday Jessica!! Hope it's a great one! :)

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Suzanne July 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

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Sarah July 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I used to love Rainbow Brite growing up! I watched the movie over and over and when I turned 20 I bought it on VHS (now of course I need to find it on DVD). I hope to be able to share it with my daughter as she gets older. I wish they had made more episodes!

Anyways, I hope you have a fantastic birthday!

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Tasha July 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm

HAppy Birthday Jessica! Today is my birthday too! I had no idea we shared a birthday.Too fun.I celebrated my golden birthday 4 years ago.31 today!

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Jackie July 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Happy Birthday, Jessica !

May this day be fun-filled and may you experience God's richest blessings.

May you have MANY more wonderful years ahead !

With love,
Jackie Carl (Indiana)

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Traci July 27, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Happy Golden Birthday pretty friend!!! Have a blessed day and whole year :) Love ya!

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Andrea @ MommySnacks.net July 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I am spreading Birthday wishes everywhere for you on social media (facebook, twitter and now here). Have a great night! And, I'm so jealous…errr…um…excited..yeah you got to see Carrie Underwood too! I love her!!

And, if 27 is golden, the upcoming years must be platinum…I gotta say I do love platinum!

Have a great day :)

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Karla July 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope this is the beginning of a year of blessings for you and your family. :)

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Barby July 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Oh my gosh does Elias look like you in that second picture you posted! What a cutie you were way back then as well. Happy Birthday!

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The Mommy July 27, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Hope you have the happiest year yet!!!

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Sarah July 27, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Happy birthday! I had a good laugh over that Rainbow Brite. Man, those were the days.

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That's Who I Am July 27, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day!!

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Nancy L. July 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Cheeziemommie July 27, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I had never heard the term "Golden Birthday" before! My son will have his golden birthday on the 6th then :)

Even though I already tweeted it – Happy Birthday to you!

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Anonymous July 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! My mom made a big deal out of golden b-days, too; I guess b/c her b-day is Nov. 1, so she never really celebrated hers.
~Kristin

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Southern Gal July 27, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Happy birthday! Cute pictures.
I never heard it called the 'golden' birthday before. I passed mine (July 25) 21 years ago. Wow. Now my youngest is the only one waiting for his. It will be his 20th birthday and I just don't want to think about that.

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Ruthie July 28, 2009 at 12:08 am

Happy Birthday! I think the picture of you in the pool looks a lot like Elias!

Ruthie

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Brooke July 28, 2009 at 12:37 am

Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a special one. And amen to Rainbow Bright.

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Ryan and Erin Russell July 28, 2009 at 1:26 am

Happy Golden Birthday. I know what you mean, I turn 30 this year and I still feel like a kid. 30 used to see so old.

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Cee July 28, 2009 at 1:28 am

Happy Birthday! My golden birthday was 18 so it is over :(

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Erin @ Closing Time July 28, 2009 at 3:11 am

Happy Birthday, Jessica!! :)

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krislyn. July 28, 2009 at 3:57 am

Happy Birthday Jessica!! I hope you have had a wonderful day being blessed by people who love you so much.. I love the way you spent your night with the Bachelorette . What did you think?!

..Loved Elias little twitter message! ha =)

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Yolanda July 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Happy Birthday, Jessica. Many blessings for a healthy and happy 27th year!

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Anonymous July 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Sissy this is the first i've gotten to go on your blog in days i loved your bday post. It makes me sad that we aren't little anymore…i miss those days. I love you so much and wish i could have been with you to celebrate your bday. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Sissies forever

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Carrie B July 30, 2009 at 12:48 am

I know it is a couple day's late, but…

Happy Birthday!

My Golden Birthday was my 21. I worked at a day care at the time and had roto virus…NOT fun.

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Kathi July 26, 2013 at 6:13 pm

It’s your Birthday…EAT CAKE!

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