Birthdays sure are a whole lot easier when you’re younger. You don’t really have to worry about too much more than making sure the cake makes it to your mouth. That’s pretty awesome.


Christmas and my 2nd birthday, respectively. I see you Big Bird, and you better get outta my chocolate-lovin’ way. I’m also pretty sure every food blogger I know has a photo of themselves with their toy kitchen. It’s required.

1985 (?)

For a while I abandoned cooking to haul my cat around. She rewarded me by sleeping on my head and making a rat’s nest of my hair. My current cat does this as well. Jerks.

1987 ?

Also required? Obligatory photos with Santa. Having your child sit on the lap of a complete stranger dressed in costume is weird, people! Yes, I am visibly terrified. And how old is this Santa, anyway? Don’t you need at least a couple wrinkles to get the job?

Moving on…

Ireland 1995

Ireland, 1995, right before I dyed my hair with red henna. PSA kids: red henna turns light blond hair copper. That won’t go away. For 2 years. Until your hair is long enough again to cut it all off. I’m also rocking the braces. Be happy I’m sparing you my 5th grade photo, which features the braces AND an atrocious spiral perm. There have been some hair tragedies on my head.

Homecoming 1995

1995 again. I’ll just go ahead and say I’ve spent far too much time inside a TGI Friday’s for someone who has never worked there. I’ll also say to Matt, wherever you are, thank you for humoring a bunch of dorky high school girls for multiple months. I hope we never stiffed you on the tip.


Jumping ahead … engagement photos wherein I look tragically pale. I’m glad we only paid the photographer in beer. Also, thank goodness my husband no longer has that haircut. Whew.


Run run run. Everyone should run in their wedding dress. For real.


Also, everyone should have friends they have known for-freakin-ever. I love you girls! Let’s go play Unicorns in my backyard.


And one of these. Definitely get one of these. But, yanno … your own.


Of course, these days my own birthday doesn’t matter as much any more.

080.365, monkey on my back

But that’s OK.

Reese's 2nd Birthday

There’s still lots of chocolate frosting to eat.

17 Responses to Three-Oh

  1. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite May 11, 2010 at 7:06 am #

    Happy Happy Birhtday Megan!!!!! What lovely post and how funny – I have a similar photo post going up tomorrow!!!! Wishing you love and happiness and tons of success in your 30s!!


  2. Daydreamer Desserts May 11, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    Happy Birthday! I really loved all the pictures, my favorite was your wedding day picture with the two other girls, it looks like it belongs in a bridal magazine.


  3. Melissa May 11, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Love it~happy birthday Megan!


  4. tigress May 11, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    happy birthday you! :)


  5. Noelle May 11, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    Your post is great! I am sure looking at pics brings back so many memories. Happy Birthday!


  6. Merrie May 11, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    Happy Happy Birthday, Megan! I wish I could be there tonight, but I will definitely be there in spirit. :) By the way, my 30s have been amazing. I hope you experience this too!




  7. Mo May 11, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    Happy birthday! This post made me smile. Thanks for sharing. :)


  8. Heather May 11, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Happy Birthday!! This post was wonderful. :)


  9. Amanda May 11, 2010 at 10:08 am #



  10. Kat May 11, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Happy birthday, Megan! I love this post! Such great photos. Such great memories.

    Have a fantastic day!


  11. Joy May 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Happy Birthday…see 30 isn’t that bad :D


  12. melissa May 11, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your 30s as much as I have been. :D


  13. Stephanie May 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I love your wedding picts!


  14. sippitysup May 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Wow. You have a beautiful life! Hi I just wanted to take a moment and say hello! We’ll be meeting at “Camp” on Friday. My name is GREG and I am Sippity Sup!


  15. Asha May 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Ahhhh!! I remember Matt at TGIF’s!! Great pics, Megan :)


  16. MARIA December 8, 2010 at 8:23 am #




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