Pel Birthday 2009
First off, I’m sure she’s going to see this as soon as I save it to post, but oh well. Surprising Laura is a very difficult task… especially if it involves posting something by surprise on the blog. I figured I would at least try!

For those of you who aren’t aware of how this whole web site works, let me give you a brief run down. We have loads of Google alerts that come into our admin e-mail as well as dozens of direct e-mails from websites and companies that want us to post information. First thing every morning, because she lives on the east coast and wakes up before me… and because she doesn’t have a kindergΓ€rtner who can’t get herself ready for school, Laura goes through these hundreds – yes HUNDREDS – of e-mails to find the ones that are interesting and that aren’t just a rehash of the stuff we already know. Jen and I do it occasionally… and I do mean occasionally… but it’s only when Laura is sick or traveling or in a meeting or something of the like. She pretty much writes up every post that you read here. I’ll tell her if I found something that didn’t hit the google alerts, but that’s rare. And let’s not forget that she debunks the majority of fake posters, interviews, lawsuits… you name it! She’s a little scary that way, truth be told! So basically, Laura does all the grunt work on the blog. She also works a full time job, is a wife and mother cleaning laundry and fixing dinner, and some how in there manages to direct a few plays! She’s an amazing woman and everyone who enjoys this website – myself included – is indebted to her.

If you’d like to wish Laura a happy birthday – and hey, why wouldn’t you? Leave a post below with a favorite memory or quote or something relating to Pel. Happy Birthday to the best chick I know!



  2. Hey Laura: Thanks a lot, I acyually didn’t know you were the one who does that stuff, I mean you’re SUPER important for the site! Congratulations! I really hope you enjoy your day πŸ™‚

    xo Irais

  3. Macarena Caceres Torres says:

    i’m from Chile and really i want to say thanks girl…because in this website i’ve found all that i was looking for…
    before i believe in rumors, i always come here to read about them.
    i’ve been in this site for hours and never get tired. you truly are the brightest star in the twilight online universe…

    and it’s all because of you Laura, and the girls
    so Thank YOU, you rock!
    Happy Birthday =) enjoy your day..congrarulations

    PS: i’m going to sleep now because in here is 3.14 am, sorry about my bad english, i think.

    Hope you have a good one!!! *hugs*

  5. Hi, is this the same Pel that our beloved Stephenie Meyer sent the “Miscalculation” outtake to? (chapter 18 NM in 06).

    Is it kinda disturbing that I know this? Just wondering.

    Happy Birthday!

  6. Amy Darlene says:

    Happy Natal Day!!!!

  7. Happy Birthday Laura!!!!
    Hope you have a nice day & a wonderful new year.
    Thx so much for all the work you put in this website,I love reading every single post.

  8. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a good one!

  9. I just found this website a few months ago. I try to visit everyday. I wondered how it was put together and who ran it. Thanks for all the info and the pleasant way it’s presented. It’s a superb site and you should all be proud. Now happy Birthday, Pel. Have an awesome day! BLee

  10. Happy Birthday Laura!!! i’m sure i’m not the only one who will tell you how much this site means to them. we deeply appreciate all the work you do to keep the site up and running with up-to-date info and anything we could ever think to ask or begin a conversation about the Twilight Saga. I also wanted to say how much i admire you for not only running a wonderful site like this, but also mantaining a life beyond your passion for good books, your family sure must love you for all your hard work. πŸ™‚ so happy birthday! i hope you have an amazing day!! πŸ˜€

  11. Twilight Nymph says:

    Happy Birthday Laura! Hope your day is full of wonder and joy. =)

  12. Happy Birthday Laura. This is the site I always check first and linger for quite a while..so thanks for all you do…enjoy yourself today and have a great year!

  13. Happy Birthday from all of us at Novel Novice Twilight — you’ve been so supportive, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you! Wishing you all the best for another great year!

  14. HAPPY B-DAY Hope you have an amazing one and keep having many more……;)
    I wanted to tell you Thank U 4 everything U do I appreciate what u do..

  15. Wow Laura, you do amazing work.
    Happy Birthday to you!!! πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for all your hard work, I would be lost without the latest news in the Twilight world.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Hope you have a very great birthday, you deserve it! πŸ™‚

  16. Happy Birthday Pel!
    I just want to say that without the Lex, I would be lost! haha! seriously. I used yours and Alphie’s reviews of New Moon as a source for my English final this semester. Which i aced, so i am indeed indebted to you!


  18. Many Happy Returns of the Day =D Hope you have a great one. Know your work on this wonderful website is extremely appreciated!

  19. Happy Birthday Pel! Thanks to you and your friends, you’ve made the Twilight experience more meaningful to oversea fans!
    Best Wishes from Taiwan!

  20. You go girl!!!! Happy b-day Pel!!!!! Your efforts to make the best place on the net for the twifans hang out are apreciated for all of us – the fans-.
    I don’t have words enough to say thank you… but @ least I wish a very “FANGTASTIC” day!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  21. Many happy returns!! Hope you have an insanely fun day! Blessings from the Dominican Republic

  22. Happy Bithday! I’m pretty new to the world of Twilight and the whole “fandom” concept, but I TOTALLY love this site and it’s the first thing I check each morning as I get to work!

    I hope you’re day is totally fantastic and filled with lots of love, joy, and fun!

    Best Wishes,

  23. Lesley (kerry on the forum) says:

    Happy birthday Laura from a very snowy Scotland.Hope you have a lovely day

  24. From one east coaster to another, Happy Birthday Laura! The work you do here is amazing!!! All the best. πŸ™‚

  25. Hairproductjunkie says:

    Happy Birthday Pel! Thanks for everything you do to make this place awesome.

  26. Happy Birthday Pel!! Thanks for doing everything you do!!

  27. Happy Birthday Laura.. Thanks for all you do.

  28. Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the hard work on this site and the Twilight fanfiction site. You are the best!

  29. Happy Birthday. Thanks for going above and beyond on this site.

  30. Happy Birthday Pel! Are you coming to Nashville for the convention? I hope to meet you there….Have a Blessed day.

  31. Happy Birthday! My first memory of you, Pel, is meeting in UT for the Host signings and enjoying all your fandom stories. But my favorite memory now is hearing of your red carpet experience and accidentally taping someone’s rear end. Hope you have a fabulous day!

  32. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for all you do!

  33. Happy birthday Laura! Thanks for everything you do!

  34. Happy Birthday Pel! I hope you have a wonderful day. The main reason I first came to this site is because Stephenie Meyer recommended it in her books. What a compliment! Like so many others, this is the first thing I check everyday. Thank you for all your hard work on this site. I have met such great people on the forums, so if it wasn’t for this place, I never would have met them. And one of my favorite things you do is putting people in their place in the “comments” sometimes. πŸ™‚ Thank you for running a great site!!!

  35. Happy Birthday Laura! Thanks for the wonderful work!

  36. Stitch-n-Snitch says:

    Happy Birthday, Pel! It was great to meet you at the New Moon event in SLC. Glad you still like your fingerless gloves. πŸ™‚

  37. Happy birthday, Laura! Needless to say, you rock! Hope this birthday is an extremely special one fr you. =)

  38. Happy anniversary of your birth, Laura!

    Thanks a gazillion for your amazing work on Twilight Lexicon; yours and my local Twi website in Singapore are the only two that I have bookmarked and check into VERY REGULARLY…bordering on OBSESSIVELY, at times! πŸ™‚

    Cheers and here’s to another great year filled with all things Twilight!

    Eclipse…HERE WE COME!!

  39. Wow, Laura you ARE an amazing woman! I didn’t know who did all this stuff for the website, but now I do and I appreciate it. I love Twilight,i’m a HUGE, GINORMOUS, fan:) Twilight Lexicon is in fact my homepage:!) Thank you, Happy Birthday!!

  40. Happy Birthday Pel!!! I’ve been an addict of this site for over a year now I think. Thanks for filtering through all the trash so we don’t have to!
    Have a great day πŸ™‚

  41. Happy Birthday Pel!!! Thanks for all of your work!

  42. Happy birthday Pel!! This website shows how much you too love the fandom! For every girl out there, realize what a Mom is capable of doing – she is the world that surrounds us!

    From one Mom to another – I hope you find time in your day to enjoy the things you love to do (maybe a little “me” time too)!

  43. Have a wonderful BIRTHDAY Laura!!! Enjoy your special day. We all love you and wish you the best…A BIG THANK YOU for running this site…

  44. Holy Cow, lady! I always figured that this website WAS your full time job! To find out that you do all the other stuff on top of it just blows my mind… and I thought I was a busy working mom… you just put me to shame! ha ha. Thank you THANK YOU for all you do for us crazy Twilight fans! It is very VERY VERY much appreciated! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  45. Angela&Leah says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Pel.

    Thank you for all the hard work you have put into this website.

    You’re dedication (along with others) really shines through, and is why I have been visiting your site for years.

    Here’s to hoping you have a great day!

    Love from Leah & Angela

  46. Brainjunk Studios says:

    Happy Birthday Pel!!! You have so much incredible work that you do everyday. Thanks for all your hard work that you do!

    Brainjunk Studios

  47. Happy Birthday! Thank you for everything you do around here and I hope you have a good birthday because you deserve it!

  48. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Laura. I would just like to tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work and dedication to this website, I’m hooked!! Like everyone said before me it is nice to know that rumors are debunked here. Keep up the good work!! Have a great Birthday you deserve it!!

  49. la_petite_femme says:

    Happy Birthday PEL!!!! Can’t thank you enough for running my favorite twilight site! Thank you so much for always being the first to get rumors straighten out!

  50. Happy birthday Laura!
    All the way from Tahiti, Thank you soo much for running the best Twilight blog ever!!!!

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