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?

19 comments:

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...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!
xoxo,
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...

Cake!

...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.
A

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...

Peace!

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!