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28 on 2/8

by Meghann on February 8, 2013

It’s my birthday today!


(p.s. our reception photos are AWESOME)

It’s this guy’s birthday, too!


The photo is from last year’s birthday, but we can pretend it’s this year’s birthday and just be 27 again. mmmkay?


Or we can go wayyyyy back and be babies again.


awww… baby Josh and Meghann. Twins: double the cuteness, double the trouble – right, mom? πŸ˜‰

In all seriousness, I think we’re both looking forward to being 28. Another year older is another year wiser and we’re both getting better with age. πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday, Josh! I hope you’re celebrating it up big in California today!


I kicked off my first day as a 28 year old with a special birthday WOD at CrossFit.


My box keeps a monthly tab of everyone’s birthday on the whiteboard and on each CrossFitter’s birthday (or the next class they attend after their birthday) they are treated to a special birthday finisher’s WOD. So on top of today’s regular WOD (which was my first partner WOD and actually a lot of fun), my coach put up the following WOD on the board in honor of turning 28:

  • 19 double unders
  • 8 burpee box jumps
  • 5 man makers #20
  • 28 hollow rocks

You get it? 19-8-5 was the year I was born and 28 for my new age.

I think he threw the double unders in as a mini joke. I’ve been working on double unders for MONTHS without much success, then I tried a new rope during today’s WOD and managed to get two or three in a row on my second or third attempt. I was so shocked with what I just accomplished that he said my eyes got really big and I only stopped because I wasn’t expecting myself to go on. Apparently it was the funniest thing he’d seen in a long time. I’m glad I could give my coach a good chuckle. πŸ™‚

I finished the birthday WOD and headed home to find my sexy new husband making birthday pancakes.


Pancakes are the way to any birthday girl’s heart.


I had two with almond butter, egg, fresh strawberries, marionberry syrup, and almond slivers.


It was pretty epic.


mmm…. pancakes.

I have plans to celebrate with my friends later, until then it’s just a regular day (minus the epic morning pancakes).

What’s your favorite birthday breakfast?

1 Lindsey February 8, 2013 at 10:04 am

I am a fall baby so I love pumpkin pancakes on my birthday morning. Happy Birthday!
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2 Katie @ running4cupcakes February 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

Happy Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great start to the day. And that breakfast looks pretty perfect – complete with the husband making it for you. πŸ™‚

3 Lauren February 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

Happy Birthday lady! Hope you enjoy every moment!
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4 A @ twinninglydone February 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

Happiest birthday — twins are the very very best!! Would people ask you and your brother if you were identical twins growing up? happens all the time, and makes no sense whatsoever πŸ™‚
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5 Meghann February 8, 2013 at 10:12 am

Yes! And they STILL ask. I think it’s one of those ask-before-you-think questions. πŸ™‚

6 Lyndsay @ Where the heart is February 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

LOL! I feel like I’ve asked that to someone before – Have a great birthday, Meghann!
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7 Colleen February 8, 2013 at 10:14 am

Happy Birthday! I will take a large cup of coffee, a warm bluebery or banana muffi, and fresh fruit for the birthday breakfast any day!

8 Reenie February 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

Happy Birthday Meghann & Josh!!!

9 Elisabeth February 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

Happy 28th! Enjoy the last couple years of your twenties πŸ˜‰

10 Meghann February 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

I plan to enjoy the hell out of them! πŸ˜‰

11 Steph February 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

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12 Yo Momma Runs February 8, 2013 at 10:31 am

My favorite breakfast is now that one.:) I don’t think I realized that you were a twin. I’m kind of obsessed with all things twins (because we have a set) and all things left handed (because I’m not). And a big happy birthday!
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13 Beth @ Running with the Sunrise February 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

Happy birthday! Congrats on finally nailing the double under! I’m sure it was nice to celebrate that accomplishment with your hubby and your birthday pancakes (which look like they were delicious). I hope you have a wonderful day!
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14 Laurie February 8, 2013 at 10:46 am

Happy happy birthday Meghann and Josh!! Have a great day! So so sweet that hubby made pancakes for you!

15 katy @ just playing house February 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

Happy birthday! February birthdays are the best ! πŸ™‚ My mom has always made strawberry shortcake for my birthday…not exactly breakfast but anything goes on your birthday right? Have a great day!

16 Erin February 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

Happy, happy birthday!! I hope it’s wonderful and awesome!
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17 Katie @ A Full Plate February 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

Happy birthday!

18 Dori February 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

Happy birthday! I like that they do special WODs to honor birthdays, very nice personal touch!
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19 Maureen February 8, 2013 at 11:01 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you & your brother!! πŸ™‚ Those pancakes look great!
I don’t have a special birthday breakfast, but my favorite birthday treat is a nice big slice of ice cream cake. πŸ™‚
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20 Elizabeth February 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

Happy Birthday!! And happy birthday to your brother! Have a wonderful YOUR day!! πŸ™‚
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21 Courtney February 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

Happy birthday to both of you!! πŸ™‚
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22 Angela February 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a spectacular day!
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23 Maureen February 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday breakfast is cake. Hey, your birthday is only once a year, right?
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24 Meghann February 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

I think that’s my favorite day-after-birthday breakfast. πŸ˜‰

25 Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer February 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

Every birthday deserves to be celebrated with a WOD and Birthday Pancakes!! Happy Birthday!
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26 Natalie @ Free Range Human February 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

Happy Birthday!!! Celebrate it up πŸ™‚
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27 kalli February 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

happy birthday! and i love the pic of the hubs-sexy πŸ™‚
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28 Anne February 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Happy Happy Birthday Meghann and brother Josh !! Have a fantastic day πŸ™‚

29 Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife February 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Happy Birthdayyyy! Have a great weekend!
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30 Erica February 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm

ahhhh! Happy happy happy birthday! Looks like your day is off to an amazing start (go Derek!!).
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31 deva at deva by definition February 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Happy birthday! I think my favorite birthday breakfast is pancakes or waffles. With real Maple Syrup and melted butter.

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32 kirsten February 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Happy birthday! I just celebrated my 28th on Tuesday, yay for Feb birthdays!!

33 Sonia the Mexigarian February 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

happy birthday!!
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34 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles February 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Have a great birthday!

I had french toast for my birthday breakfast…delicious.
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35 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Happy Birthday, Meghann!!! And what a cute baby picture!

36 Caroline February 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great evening celebrating:) Does a cupcake for breakfast count as a favorite birthday breakfast? πŸ™‚
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37 TorontoRunner February 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I just had a lil feb bday too. πŸ˜€
Have a blessed year!
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38 Sara @ fitcupcaker February 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I hope your bday is just as epic as those pancakes! YUM.
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39 Stefanie February 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Happy birthday! πŸ™‚

40 Annette @FitnessPerks February 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Happy BIRTHDAY to you!!!! <3
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41 Michelle G. February 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

That’s funny, I didn’t know you married Nick Kroll πŸ™‚

42 joelle (on a pink typewriter) February 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Happy birthday!! And AMEN- pancakes are def the way to my heart, any day of the year.

43 Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant February 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Happy Birthday!
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44 Jessica February 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Happy birthday girlie! Have a good one. πŸ™‚
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45 The Many Thoughts of a Reader February 8, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great start!
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46 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Happy Birthday!
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47 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run February 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

No birthday cake pancakes this year? Derek needs to up his game. πŸ˜‰

Happy 28th! Hope your taking the day to relax and have fun.
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48 Stacey February 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Happy Birthday!

49 Kim February 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

It’s my birthday today too! Happy birthday us!

50 Clare @ Fitting It All In February 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm

happy birthday meghann! hope you’re making wonderful memories as a newlywed
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51 Theodora February 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm

happy birthday fellow feb birthday girl!
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52 beka @ rebecca roams February 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

MMMMM pancakes! Happy birthday to you and Josh! Hope you’re having a great afternoon! Oh yea – SDC is out because it’s this weekend right – I have RnR πŸ™‚
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53 Georgia February 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I didn’t realize you were so young!!

54 Kristen @ notsodomesticated February 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I somehow missed the fact that you were a twin until now! So cool! Happy Birthday to you! Hope it’s been a great one! πŸ™‚
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55 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats February 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Happy birthday!! Birthday pancakes are the best way to start the year πŸ™‚ cheers to getting better with age!
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56 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a freaking AWESOME birthday!
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57 catie February 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was pretty fantastic!

58 Gina @ Health, Love and Chocolate February 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Happy birthday! Your birthday pancakes look delicious, I hope you enjoyed them!
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59 PeachyLau February 9, 2013 at 5:33 am

Happy birthday!

60 Sara@RunningInPinkProject February 9, 2013 at 6:34 am

Happy Birthday!! Hope it was awesome!
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61 Shanna February 9, 2013 at 10:37 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It looks like your day is off to a wonderful start already! Wish you all the best on your day πŸ™‚

62 Courtney February 9, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Happy Birthday!!! I love your Birthday WOD, it sounds like you have some great coaches there!

63 Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Happy Belated πŸ˜€
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