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Happy Birthday Derek

by Meghann on April 8, 2009

First of all I want to give a big Happy Birthday shout out to my ‘Easter Bunny’ Derek! He is officially the big 2-5 today!

Happy Birthday Derek!

In honor of his birthday I thought I would dig out this old photo from back in the day that I swear Derek throws back to all the time.

(That’s right Derek I found the infamous AJs photo!)

This was taken on one of the first times I met Derek way back in November of 2005! We’re sweaty and gross from dancing the night away to 80s music at one of our favorite bars, AJs, in Tallahassee. It was a typical Tuesday night where we took advantage of the Flippin’ Tuesday special and had pre-partied ahead of time.

I miss college!!

So Happy Birthday Derek!! I hope your enjoy being a quarter of a century old! DOn’t worry I’m only 10  months behind! 😉

In honor of Derek’s birthday I wanted to have some sort of cake for breakfast this morning, but decided a cookie would be the next best thing. We can call it a Breakfast Cookie Cake to make it sound even cooler if you want. 🙂


I am getting really good at making these breakfast cookies. I keep adding more and more yummy stuff to it.

Today’s Cookie contained:

On Top:

  • Vanilla Chobani
  • Apple


A-MA-ZING!! Thought I really think its the Vanilla Almond Butter that pushed it over the top. Naturally Nutty you are my new addiction!

Before Breakfast this morning I did level 3 of the 30 Day Shred (Almost done with the challenge!) and some Lunar Flow Yoga to really stretch my body out, it need a nice gentle, yoga session this morning.

Alright its countdown to my conference at work today so I need to buckle down and get to it. Busy, Busy, Busy!!

One last time…


1 caitlin April 8, 2009 at 7:47 am

oh derek. for a few glorious weeks, you are older than me. BAW AHHAHAHA. happy birthday!

2 VeggieGirl April 8, 2009 at 7:55 am

Wishing Derek a VERY happy birthday!!

3 Nicole April 8, 2009 at 7:57 am

Happy birthday Derek!

That’s a beautiful breakfast cookie you’ve got there!

4 Annie April 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

Yumm, your bfast looks delish.

Happy Birthday Derek!! 😀

5 Mica April 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

Happy Birthday to Derek!

6 Sweet and Fit April 8, 2009 at 8:03 am

I never knew you and Derek have known eachother for so long!


7 Meg April 8, 2009 at 8:05 am

Happy birthday to Derek!

Love the breakfast cookie! I still need to try one of those!

8 Becca April 8, 2009 at 8:12 am

Oh AJ’s how I miss thee!!! Last night was flippin tuesday too…lame!!!!

Happy Birthday Derek!

9 alyssa April 8, 2009 at 8:18 am

When you make your breakfast cookies, are they a “cookie” substance? I’ve tried the “dorm room” version, which is basically scrounging up whatever I can find and molding it into cookie form – hahaha – but it never hardens up like a cookie! (It’s still delish though! 😉 )

Happy birthday Derek! Oh, la la…

10 Danielle April 8, 2009 at 8:20 am


p.s. that picture is adorable 🙂

11 brandi April 8, 2009 at 8:32 am

happy birthday to Derek – love all the fun pictures!
and yes, I understand the random walmart trips 🙂

12 healthy ashley April 8, 2009 at 8:36 am

How much fun is that first photo?! Happy Birthday Derek!!

13 ksgoodeats April 8, 2009 at 8:36 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEREK!!! What a cute picture!

14 Rose April 8, 2009 at 8:59 am

Aw, Happy Bday Derek! You guys look like you’re having fun in that picture! ( I miss college too).

15 Betsy April 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

Happy Birthday to your man!

That breakfast cookie is lookin’ pretty good!

And I’m lovin the high school pics from last night too!

16 Sharon April 8, 2009 at 9:09 am

AWWWWhhh happy birthday to Derek!

17 Heather Eats Almond Butter April 8, 2009 at 9:18 am

Everyone is getting so creative with the breakfast cookie! Happy Birthday Derek!

Naturally Nutty vanilla AB…amazing, no?

18 carolinebee April 8, 2009 at 9:19 am

haha love that picture, happy birthday easter bunny!

19 Matt April 8, 2009 at 9:22 am

Are you finally starting to like oats? It’s one of my favorite foods!

20 Meghann April 8, 2009 at 9:35 am

Baby steps. I really enjoy the cookie though. I just don’t know how I feel about a hot bowl of oatmeal. I think its a texture thing.

21 runsarah April 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

Happy Bday to Derek! Your breakfast cookie looks like such a yummy treat 🙂

22 Danielle April 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

That breakfast looks yummy!
Happy Birthday Derek!

23 Siobhan April 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

I can not get over how much you get done every morning before work! I’m def not a morning exerciser and usually find myself running out the door with breakfast in one hand! Your bfast cookie looks amazing though- I need to learn how to make these!

Happy Birthday Easter Bunny!

24 Erica April 8, 2009 at 10:06 am

Super cute! That is awesome that ya’ll met long ago and are togther now 🙂 Hope Derek has an awesome birthday!!!

25 lauren (athlEAT) April 8, 2009 at 10:15 am

aww – cute pic…and happy birthday to your boy Derek! 🙂

26 Sarah W. April 8, 2009 at 10:25 am

yay happy birthday Derek!!!

27 Bec April 8, 2009 at 10:35 am

That breakfast cookie looks amazing, happy birthday to Derek!

28 bobbi April 8, 2009 at 10:36 am

happy bday Derek!!! Love that cookie:) I love NN Butter too 🙂

29 gina (fitnessista) April 8, 2009 at 10:55 am

so glad you like the bfast cookies 😀
happy birthday derek!!!

30 Sarah April 8, 2009 at 11:07 am

“Happy Easter, Easter Bunny!” I mean, Happy Birthday!

31 Sammie April 8, 2009 at 11:25 am

Happy Birthday Derek!!!

32 biz319 April 8, 2009 at 11:40 am

Happy Birthday to Derek!!! Oh, to be 25 again! Oh wait, when I was 25 I had a 2 year old!


Happy Hump Day!

33 Derek April 8, 2009 at 12:07 pm

First and foremost, I want to say thank you to the beautiful, amazing, wonderful, (any other synonyms you can think of) Meghann.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the picture above represents one of the happiest times in my life thus far….that’s why I always ‘throw back’ to it. 🙂 Can you really blame me though? Look at those smiles!

I’ll try and end on a funny note. For all you ‘what are Meghann and Derek?’ enthusiasts out there, notice that Meghann wrote “shout out to my ‘Easter Bunny’ Derek”….keyword: my. Is this progress before our eyes? Are they together? Ahhhh, the plot thickens! Thank you again Meghann and thank you to all of you for all the Happy Bday’s. Have a great day everyone!

34 Ryane April 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Happy Birthday to Derek!

Too funny…. I wonder if Perez., I mean Nate, caught up on that “my”….
Hopefully you guys have fun plans this weekend!

35 Shelby April 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Happy Birthday Derek!

I’ve never tried the Vanilla AB in a breakfast cookie…but that’s because I only use it on occasion. That stuff has like 2 servings only! haha

36 Meg April 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Happy Birthday Derek! I love how he points out to us all the “my”. He loves the loves drama and gossip so much!! Welcome to the quarter century club!

That brekkie cookie looks so good!!!

37 Lauren April 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm

I miss college too! I’m expecting my first delivery of Naturally Nutty nut butters soon – can’t wait.

38 iowagirleats April 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm

OMG level 3?? I can’t even imagine!!! I’m going to attempt level 2 this week….semi nervous…

39 wholefoodswholeme April 8, 2009 at 4:05 pm

happy birthday derek!! love his comment, SO sweet!

i tried the bfast cookie today and it just didn’t harden! i think there was too much liquid… yours looks perfect though!

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