5 Good Years!!

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Today is our five year dating-anniversary!


We had breakfast together and I made special "5" oatmeal to celebrate! 🙂


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings:  Heartland Granola, unsweetened coconut, and enough raisins to make a "5" 🙂
  • CIMG1304

    Wow — a WHOLE HALF DECADE TOGETHER!  It kind of blows my mind, to be honest!


    We met when we were 18, but we didn’t start dating for another year (when we were just 19!).   I wish I had some older pictures on my computer to share (because they are really funny!), but here we are 2.5 years ago in London on vacation.  Man, my hair is short and I’m really tan!


    New Years 2007….


    Our WEDDING! January 3, 2009!


    It’s been a good 5 years!  So, Husband — today is dedicated to YOU!  Thanks for being a great friend and hubby.


    Have a wonderful day, everyone!



    • Erica January 27, 2009, 6:30 am

      Aw congrats :)cute oatmeal

    • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) January 27, 2009, 6:34 am

      Awwww, this is so cute! Congratulations again, and such cute oatmeal 🙂

    • Mica January 27, 2009, 6:35 am

      Great pictures and happy five-year anniversary! (I will admit, at first, I thought the oatmeal raisins formed a confusing “S”.)

    • VeggieGirl January 27, 2009, 6:43 am


    • Meghann January 27, 2009, 6:48 am

      Happy 5 Years! Now you guys get to start celebrating wedding anniversaries!!

    • Justine January 27, 2009, 6:50 am

      Happy 5 Year Dating Anniversary! It’s amazing how quickly time flies by! My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly 7 years (since we were 16 and 17!) and it really doesn’t seem like it’s been THAT long!

    • Mrs. LC January 27, 2009, 6:51 am

      aww cute 5 oatmeal! Happy half decade of being together!! 🙂

    • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina January 27, 2009, 6:59 am

      so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Erin January 27, 2009, 6:59 am

      Aw, I love your oats and you and the hubby are adorable!

    • brandi January 27, 2009, 7:17 am

      Love the anniversary oatmeal 🙂

      You two are such a cute couple – and the wedding pics are beautiful!

      Happy 5 years!

    • Rose January 27, 2009, 7:30 am

      Aw, congrats! You two are lovely.

    • kirsten January 27, 2009, 7:36 am

      you guys are so cute! Happy 5 year anniversary!

    • girlrunningaround January 27, 2009, 7:36 am


    • sweetandfit January 27, 2009, 7:37 am

      cute oatmeal! congrats on spending a lovely 5 years together!

    • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 27, 2009, 8:01 am

      Aw you look so so happy in that last picture!

    • Meg January 27, 2009, 8:13 am

      Yeah for a dating anniversary! You guys are the cutest couple!

    • skinnyrunner January 27, 2009, 8:25 am

      congratulations! what cute pictures!

    • Megan January 27, 2009, 8:27 am

      aw yay, congrats on five great years!

      i need an anniversary just so i can get oats that look like that 🙂

    • ksgoodeats January 27, 2009, 8:27 am

      Cute bowl of oats!

      Happy Anniversary – you guys look so happy!!

    • Danielle January 27, 2009, 8:44 am

      Love the oatmeal with the 5 on it. Congrats on being together for 5 years!

    • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) January 27, 2009, 8:45 am

      Happy anniversary Caitlin! Enjoy the day!

    • Sarah W. January 27, 2009, 8:49 am

      I was looking over your training program for the half marathon!

      Do you fit weight lifting in anywhere? isn’t it good to lift weights while training so you can stay strong?

    • Shannon January 27, 2009, 8:54 am

      Congrats. 🙂 I have been following your blog for a long time and have never commented. Has anyone told you that you look like Shannon from The Bachelor? I just watched it last night and then saw your pics. Have a great day.

    • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point January 27, 2009, 8:54 am

      sarah w – good question! i weight lift (arms) about once a week and try to do some other arm exercises (like push ups) when i am bored at work another day a week. i never weight lift on my legs because it really, really, REALLY irritates my shoddy knees. its like pure torture to do leg weight-bearing exercises. i do isometric leg exercises (i.e. squeezing and holding my thigh muscles) while i’m working or watching tv. i also cross train about once a week with a resistance-type of cardio (like the elliptical or bike), so that counts a little, too.

      yes, i have heard that a good marathon or half marathon program also includes weight training, so if you have the time and energy to incorporate that as well as running, by all means — do it! it can’t hurt!

      but im not a personal trainer so i can really recommend one way or the other — i just do what works for me. 🙂

    • Marissa January 27, 2009, 8:56 am

      AW!!! CONGRATS!!!

    • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point January 27, 2009, 8:56 am

      shannon – haha i just googled her and youre right, we do look a little alike! i wish i had her blindly white teeth 😀

    • Andrea (Off Her Cork) January 27, 2009, 9:20 am

      Congrats you guys! So sweet! 😀

    • lauren January 27, 2009, 9:21 am

      happy anniversary! cute pictures…

    • Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 27, 2009, 9:23 am

      So sweet. I wish you had older pictures too…so FUNNY! I’ve got to scan some of my older non-digital shots.

    • HangryPants January 27, 2009, 10:25 am

      Happy Dating Anniversary!

    • Carolina John January 27, 2009, 12:02 pm

      5 years is really good. you start to forget the dating anniversaries after you’ve been married for a few years. we just had our 10th wedding anniversary, and in april it will be 13 years since we met.

      congrats! you guys are so cute.

    • just me January 27, 2009, 3:41 pm

      happy dating anniversary! exciting!!!

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