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Happy Birthday Kelly!!

by Meghann on May 8, 2009

Today my little sister turns 22!!

It has been quite a year for her too!

She started off celebrating being 21 with a drinking around the world adventure of Disney World. :)

She then packed up and headed to Spain to dig up new friends at field school….

… and back packed around Europe with my Dad.

Family vacation brought her to the beach…

….. and to the mountains.

Oh yeah, she also met a boy somewhere in between.

Being 21 also meant the start of her Senior year and the last Football season as a student of FSU.

Christmas was a time of goofiness.

New Years marked the start of 2009 and the halfway point of making it to 22.

In March Kelly became a miracle…

…and in April she proved nothing is impossible, by conquering a 15 mile race a month after defying all odds.

In the final week of her 21st year Kelly graduated from FSU Magna Cum Laude.

Yes, 21 was a great year for my little sister, but I know 22 will be even better. Kelly has a summer ahead of vacations, working for the Canaveral seashore, starting Grad School in the fall and of course living close to me!



Can you believe I got a little teary eye putting that together? I can’t believe all that has happened since Kelly’s last birthday and trust me I could have added so much more!!

Kelly is actually on her way back from hiking in the mountains with her boyfriend so I am not sure if I will get a chance to actually see her today, but we will be celebrating tomorrow!! 😉

I started this morning with the yoga DVD Melissa had sent me and a nice bowl of cereal.


In the mix I had 1/2 cup kashi Blueberry Oat Clusters, 1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal Squares, Vanilla Non-Fat Yogurt, Blueberries, Strawberries & 1/4 of a Pomegrante Walnut Honest Foods Granola Plank.

Now I just have to wait for a reasonable hour to call my little sister and wish her a big Happy Birthday on the phone! :) 

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stacey May 8, 2009 at 7:41 am

What a great recap! Looks like loads of fun, and thank God she wasn’t badly hurt when she was hit!

My boyfriend is a cyclist and I worry ALL the time that I will get that phone call! I can’t imagine what it would be like, she is very lucky!


2 caitlin May 8, 2009 at 7:41 am

hahah let her sleep! she’s prob hungover :)


3 FoodsThatFit May 8, 2009 at 7:50 am

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have had such an exciting year and it will only get better from here!! Love you lady!!!


4 Nicole May 8, 2009 at 7:51 am

Happy birthday Kellly!!! 😀


5 Lee May 8, 2009 at 7:53 am

Hehe, those pajamas are awesome.


6 Tanya May 8, 2009 at 8:01 am

That was such a nice tribute. I’m sure yur sister will love it!


7 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 8, 2009 at 8:02 am

Aw, what a cute post!! It’s my mom’s birthday today too, and I’m so excited to put together my post for tonight!


8 Kristin May 8, 2009 at 8:02 am

WOW! A great year indeed! It’s insane how much she looks like Caitlin!!


9 Bec May 8, 2009 at 8:05 am

Happy Birthday to your sister!


10 modhealth May 8, 2009 at 8:10 am

What a cute post! I can see you hold a tremendous amount of love for your sister!


11 Brittney May 8, 2009 at 8:11 am

Happy birthday to you sister!!!


12 kirsten May 8, 2009 at 8:16 am

happy birthday to kelly ! you guys are such a cute family :)


13 Mica May 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

Happy birthday to Kelly! This made me want a sister!


14 Rose May 8, 2009 at 9:10 am

Beautiful tribute to your sis – Happy Birthday, Kelly!


15 Stace May 8, 2009 at 9:18 am

Happy Birthday, Kelly! You make me feel lazy with all you’ve done this year 😉



16 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

Happy Birthday Kelly!! Amazing photos of trips!

Great looking b-fast as well!


17 Run Sarah May 8, 2009 at 9:33 am

Happy Birthday Kelly! What a sweet post :)


18 lilveggiepatch May 8, 2009 at 9:56 am

Woohoo! Happy birthday to Kelly… she had quite a year!


19 rhodeygirl May 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

awww! happy birthday to your gorgeous sister! loved the picture trip!


20 Sarah May 8, 2009 at 10:03 am

happy birthday to your little sis. love the photo collage, its sweet.


21 dailygoods May 8, 2009 at 10:13 am

aw happy birthday to yoru sister! this was such a sweet posttt :) loved it meghann!


22 weight and meditate May 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

Happy birthday to Kelly!


23 Courtney May 8, 2009 at 10:15 am

Today is My Birthday too! Happy Birthday to your sister and me! :)


24 Lindsay @ Foodrun May 8, 2009 at 10:20 am

Happy birthday Kelly! And aren’t you nice to wait for a reasonable hour to call her? In my family it’s hey! WAKE UP! it’s your birthday!


25 Hangry Pants May 8, 2009 at 10:28 am

That is so sweet! I love sisters!!!!!

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!!!

When is she starting her blog? haha.


26 Christina May 8, 2009 at 10:32 am

Happy birthday to your sister!

Mm I LOVE those giant cookie cakes. They’re so good!


27 meg May 8, 2009 at 10:49 am

I got a little teary eyed reading it! Happy Birthday to your sister.


28 Sarah May 8, 2009 at 10:50 am

She is going to kill you for that Xmas picture. I hope you have a pair of those pjs too.

Happy Birthday Kelly!


29 Jess May 8, 2009 at 10:56 am

What a sweet tribute!!! You must have put a lot of work into that!!

Have a great friday!!


30 Niki May 8, 2009 at 11:20 am

What a great post! Happy Birthday Kelly!!


31 janetha May 8, 2009 at 11:29 am

this is such a lovely tribute to your sis, you must be a GREAT sister! happy bday to her!


32 Lauren May 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

What a sweet tribute post to your sister! Happy Bday Kelly :)


33 elise May 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm

happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. 22!!! woohoo kelly!


34 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) May 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

aww – this was such a sweet post!

Happy Birthday Kelly!


35 biz319 May 8, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Wow, graduation and now a birthday! Happy Birthday Kelly!

Because of you, I never ride my bike without a helmet, even if I am going up and down my street! 😀

Happy Friday Meghann!


36 Melissa S. May 8, 2009 at 2:27 pm

happy birthday kelly!!!! you’re so lucky to have a sister like meghann!!!


37 Courtney May 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Wow, I still can’t believe she ran that 15K right after her accident. She’s such an inspiration! Is she blogging, too?


38 Erin May 8, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Where oh where did she get her Christmas PJ’s?


39 Jessica May 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm

What a sweet post! I have a little sister too – aren’t they the greatest?


40 Jenn (eating bender) May 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

What a sweet tribute to your sister! She really has had an amazing year and can teach us all a lot! Sending her nothing but warm wishes and happiness today! I hope you have fun :)

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog yesterday and today. They mean a lot to me.


41 Emily May 8, 2009 at 5:38 pm

aww, I bet she’ll get teary eyed when she reads it – that was touching!


42 Sam May 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Wow it’s my 22nd today too, your sister and I were born on the exact same date! So wish her happy birthday from her birthday-twin!


43 amanda May 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

happy birthday lil sista of meghann!


44 ksgoodeats May 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Aw another ’87 baby! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY!


45 Pearl May 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm

happy birthday kelly!


46 Diana by Design May 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm

That’s awesome! I have to say, this post about your sister seriously motivated me to stop being so lazy and get myself in gear with college and pursing my dreams.

Particularly her going on a dig. I think that is so great! Did she do it through FSU or through a different source?


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