Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Has It Already Been A Whole Year?!?!?

I guess it has, which means only one thing - it's my birthday.

Well, it's actually tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this - July 9th)

It seems like the past year had seen so many different events in my life. When I looked back at all the pictures, I could hardly believe all that has taken place. So I am going to get a little nostalgic and recap the year with pictures - likely most most you have already seen. Tomorrow I will post actual pictures from the b-day celebration. And since it's my blog and my birthday, most of the pictures are of me. How awesomely narcissistic of me.

And though there are certain things for which I cannot find the exact pictures (Milwaukee, Miami, Nolan's wedding), I did my best to recap it all.

Almost exactly a month after my last birthday, I joined my family to watch Devin get married in Rhode Island.

And I didn't just watch - I helped. I actually married them.

And then to Tennesse this past March, to watch my brother Nolan get married.

Of course, this would be one of those events for which I can't seem to find any pictures.

But with his wedding, I was left as the last Girl standing. Yup, all those sorry kids went and got themselves hitched. Suckers.

But, right after Devin's wedding, I got Cheese'ed.

Oklahoma, June 08

Ironman, April 08

Take a guess.

First date, August 07.

About two weeks later, Madison IM, September 07.

Same visit, September 07

And lest we not forget Black Tie Bingo!

And then, I had the chance to meet some friends.

Ironman April 08 - Momo, Carrie and me

Ironman April 08 - Duane and me

Ironman April 08

And the running!! Boy did I run. In Chicago on Thanksgiving...

To Miami in January...

I have no idea what happened to these pictures.

To Madison in June....

I became an Ironman. Have I mentioned that?

And then, I gave away a kidney.

Remember "Ruby Red?"
But I got back on the "horse."

And am getting ready for Racine.

Wow. Told ya it seems like a lot. And those are just the major stuff - all the day to day memories will just have to stay in my head. Even with all the ups and downs, this past year was easily the best yet. I am far healthier, mentally and physically, then I was last July 9th. The good has far outweighed the bad, and I look forward to many more of the good.

Now where the hell's the cake?


stronger said...

What an incredible year for you filled with so much joy, hard work, suffering and accomplishment! Happy, happy birthday my friend!!

Prin said...

Happy birthday!

What a crazy year. Wow.

I hadn't been reading yet when you married your sister. That's awesome! :)

Danni said...

Happy birthday Meg!
I hope this year is filled with the good stuff too.
Here is to many more.

PS: have a piece of cake for me?? :)

Danielle in Iowa said...

Happy Birthday! And of course, it needs no saying that birthdays get to be days off from self-imposed diets, so I hope you scarf down some red vines and mike n ikes :-)

Anonymous said...

nancy, jeff & izzy

Alili said...

You packed SO much into that year! Dang.

Happy Birthday-and I expect a full cake report:)

See you in less than 2 weeks!!!

Cindy Jo said...

Happy Birthday Megan!!!!! Now go and buy yourself a bike helmet with a smaller strap so it fits on your head! (Or tighten the strap on the one you have, you crazy woman)

The Clyde said...

Happy B-day Meg!!!!

And I know I don't need to worry about you having "a piece or two" of cake.

Brent Buckner said...


...oh yeah, happy birthday.

Erin said...

Happy Birthday!!!

And what a year you've had...now, sit back, relax, and enjoy all that you've accomplished and overcome! You should be so proud.

Tri-Angle said...

Happy Birthday Megan.
Sorry no pictures today, ride was aborted.

Andra Sue said...

Happy Birthday, chica!!! What a great year you had...and I feel sure the best is yet to come. :)

Enjoy your cake (and feel free to mail me a slice)!

Go Mom Go said...

Happy Birthday...

Looking forward to those cake pictures...


Comm's said...

the calendar might be a year more but your living a life of a much younger person.

You don't look or act a day over 24.

tri-dogmom said...

sounds like a fabulous wedding!

Something kinda funny. That first wedding.. the white dress - my friend wore that same dress (J-Crew) in her wedding in April! Small world.

Pharmie said...

Great review. It really has been a year for you, huh? Happy birthday :)

Kathy said...

Happy happy happy birthday Meg.

Love reading your blog; love seeing your smiling face; love to you on your big day. Looking forward to another year reading about your adventurous life...

MissAllycat said...

As a new-ish reader, I dug the recap. And holy crap. An Ironman AND a kidney?? You don't f' around with major events. :)

Happy birthday!

momo said...

omg, megan, i am so sorry i missed your day yesterday.

what an incredible, INCREDIBLE year you've had. truly. i can only imagine what the next one will bring. i am blessed to have been a tiny part of it.

many happy birthday wishes to you, my friend.

big hugs!