“A very special birthday on beautiful Whiteface Mountain! ????Thank you for all of the lovely birthday wishes and kind messages- they’re so appreciated! I’m a lucky girl ???? Hope everyone is having a great start to 2015!” the 28-year-old Olympian captioned with a cute video of her skiing on the mountain.
Just a few days before, Meryl reflected on how amazing her 2014 was: “2014…. Everything I could have hoped for. I will look back on this, a most memorable year, with gratitude, love, and a just a little bit more wisdom than before. This year I learned that life’s beauty is right there in front of us, ready to expand our lungs, fill our hearts, and hold our proverbial hands as we continue on our life’s journey. In victory or in defeat, in times of prosperity or of hardship, it’s the love we have for this chance to live, love and laugh that will fill the pages of our own stories. Wishing everyone a beautiful 2015.”