Saturday, August 01, 2015

Birthdays & Bright Dresses

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My great-grandma, grandma, and mom are all born this month.

When they found out I was to be born in  August, too, they were ecstatic. Four generations, born in the same month. For my family, August is a month of joy and celebration. On this first day of August, we look forward to four weeks of constant phone calls and greeting cards; anticipation and high levels of energy. And on the actual days? Even more phone calls. Even more emails and messages and wishes from loved ones near and far.

I celebrate my August birthday in a different way each year. Year one was an event of its own. My parents rented out a hall, and 200 friends and family members gathered to celebrate with me. It was a flurry of party hats, catered food, and of course a larger-than-life cake. I only wish I could've known what was going on. :)

Year seven was another memorable birthday year. All my second-grade friends surprised me at Young Chef's Academy, where we made our own mini-pizzas and decorated chefs' hats. We drank pitchers of  pink lemonade, and I opened presents while everyone sat eagerly alongside the table.

My next eventful birthday was my tenth- it was a gathering of my closest friends at a pizza parlor, followed by a terrific sleepover with popcorn and a scary movie. Being so young, as much as we wanted to stay up all night, it was next to impossible. We fell asleep at two. :)

Each birthday has been full of memories of its own. It's been a wonderful flurry of activities, these past years. As my family gears up for August 2015, I'm so thankful to everyone who has made my life so special.

And another birthday, this time out of the family, but special all the same. Happy Birthday to my good friend Alisa! Make sure to wish her. I know it'd make her day.

25 comments:

  1. This was such a sweet post! <3 Happy Early Birthday Sanjana!!!! When exactly is your birthday?

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    1. Aw, Shelby, thank you! :) Peridot is actually the birthstone for August, which is how my blog's name came about (making this a special month for my blog, too!).
      ~ Sanjana

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  2. thanks for the shoutout! And in advance, happy birthday to you too :)
    ~Alisa

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    1. It was really no problem. x Thank you so much! ;)
      ~ Sanjana

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  3. I find that really cool. Four generations that all share the birth month of August...in my family, February is the 'birthday month', but it would be really amazing if all 12 of us had birthdays in the same month...and, quite frankly, a bit impossible.

    Happy birthday, Alisa!

    -T. x

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    1. That's wonderful, Tane! You must be very busy over there with such a big family. ;) Thanks for stopping by!
      ~ Sanjana

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  4. Happy Birthday for this month! When exactly is it? x

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  5. That's so cool! Happy Belated Birthday Alisa! And Happy Early Birthday Sanjana!

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    1. It is, isn't it? xx Thanks for the birthday wishes!
      ~ Sanjana

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  6. What a lovely coincidence! I enjoyed your post very much. Wish everyone in your family a Very Happy Birthday!

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! <3 Thank you, I will!
      ~ Sanjana

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  7. You are so lucky to have such memorable birthdays! With my parents being busy 24/7, the only thing that they can offer me is going out to dinner... but I insist for them to save their money instead and usually just spend my night hanging out with friends. Last year, my birthday was fun; my friends decided to go and spring me with Happy Birthday, but I was dragged on the floor when I ended up running away. Dx Not exactly the best thing!

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    1. Your birthdays sound so relaxing and fun, though! <3 You must have had a wonderful time catching up with your friends. xx
      ~ Sanjana

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  8. How interesting, family birthdays haha! C: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SANJANA!
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  9. Happy birthday! Wow, that's so cool about four generations being born in the same month. Coincidence. :) Sounds like a busy month!

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    1. Jo, thank you! xx August is definitely the busiest month in my family. ;) There's just so much excitement in the air!
      ~ Sanjana

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  10. Happy birthday to all four generations, that sounds so cool. My mom's birthday is also in this month >w<

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    1. Thank you! :D Make sure to wish your mom a very Happy Birthday from the blogging community. x
      ~ Sanjana

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  11. Happy Birthday Alisa! I think that having all of your birthdays in August is sweet! Oh, I have checked for you and all of your images seem to be fading upon hover, so it could be your screen?
    Paige x

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    1. :) Thanks for stopping by, Paige! I realized what was happening right after I left you a comment. I'm glad it's working now!
      ~ Sanjana

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  13. I love that you have three generations of birthdays in August! That must be such a fun month in your family. Your birthdays sounds so great. I'm sure those will be memories that you'll treasure forever:)

    Happy Birthday!

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    1. It is definitely a fun month! xx I'm really looking forward to celebrating with my family this month. Thank you so much for stopping by!
      ~ Sanjana

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