A Perfect Picnic

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The Husband’s Valentine’s Day Surprise was a lovely picnic in a quiet park near a beautiful lake.


We found a secluded spot underneath some shady trees.  I promptly kicked my shoes off….


And enjoyed a small glass of dessert wine!


The Husband had packed a Whole Foods picnic (oh, he knows me so well).  We shared a hummus + cracker + grape plate.


And I made myself a Chicken Salad sandwich.


After eating, we lounged around on the sheet and listened to the bird noises.



Husband gave me my gifts…. A Nike + iPod sensor (awesome!).


And flowers


And a few other things (champagne! a robe! a book!). Oh, and I ate another Gingerbread Heart. 🙂


I’m thinking about moving tomorrow’s long run to today because we’re going to the clubs with some friends tonight.  Hangovers are not conducive to 11.0 milers!


Edited:  Nevermind.  I am too tired and want to nap instead of running.  It’s also really hot out right now.  So, tomorrow is still long run day… hopefully!



  • Mica February 14, 2009, 1:22 pm

    That’s a great surprise. (Actually, THOSE are great surpriseS.) The boyfriend and I are sitting here, staring at your pictures and being totally jealous. It is freezing here, and everything looks dead. Boo!

    I’m glad you’re having a lovely Valentine’s day though!

  • Erica February 14, 2009, 1:26 pm

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww….enough said 😉

    Ok maybe not- you look gorgeous girl

  • talieworld February 14, 2009, 1:31 pm

    Such a sweet picnic!!

    And great gifts! 🙂

  • talesofexpansion February 14, 2009, 1:32 pm

    what a perfect way to celebrate the day, really. love the new dress!

  • Erin February 14, 2009, 1:35 pm

    Aw, so sweet! Your dress looks so pretty. And I think you’ll enjoy the Nike sensor, it’s cool!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog February 14, 2009, 1:45 pm

    I can’t wait to hear how you like the nike +!! I have been thinking about getting one! really I want a HRM but they’re a little pricey.

    such a fun surprise!! and it looks like you have beautiful weather for your long run!

  • Erika February 14, 2009, 1:48 pm

    omg what a beautiful place for a picnic thats so cute!! and ur chicken salad sammy looks amazing!!! HOW DID U MAKE IT!..n ur springy dress is very cute 🙂 happy v-day

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 14, 2009, 1:53 pm

    erika – i didnt make the chicken salad, its from whole foods! but when i do make chicken salad, i mix up cold grilled chicken, chopped celery, chopped red onion, plain NF yogurt, a dollap of mustard, and salt and pepper. it’s divine and there’s no fatty mayo.

  • VeggieGirl February 14, 2009, 1:57 pm

    SUCH a lovely day!!

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 14, 2009, 2:02 pm

    What a sweet husband! I love picnics!

  • Heather February 14, 2009, 2:04 pm

    What a perfect day. Your dress looks great.

    Heather (Hangry Pants)

  • teacherwoman February 14, 2009, 2:18 pm

    Sounds like a great Valentine’s with the hubby! Enjoy your nap and have fun tonight!

  • Nutritious is Delicious February 14, 2009, 2:34 pm

    SO CUTE! looks like a great time!

  • Anonymous February 14, 2009, 2:37 pm

    aww how cute! have a great night!!!


  • Brandi February 14, 2009, 2:51 pm

    How fun! I love picnics.

    It looks like you guys had wonderful weather!

  • Katie Finnegan February 14, 2009, 3:06 pm

    Have fun with the Nike+!! They’re really cool, it’s like getting the motivation of races each time you run… I currently have a distance goal, a monthly resolution plan, and a group challenge going on with mine!

  • jenngirl February 14, 2009, 3:14 pm

    Beautiful picnic!! Have fun going out tonight, sounds like a fun-filled Valentine’s day! 🙂

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) February 14, 2009, 3:21 pm

    Aww your dress looks so cute! Sounds like a great afternoon. 🙂

  • Megan February 14, 2009, 4:19 pm

    awww, so cute! married life is treating you guys well 🙂

  • Sharon February 14, 2009, 4:34 pm

    What a wonderful, romantic and fun day! A picnic in the park sounds so nice! Great gifts, too 🙂

    Have fun tonight!

  • lilveggiepatch February 14, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Oh, that is my kind of day! I love romantic picnics in the park. And what great gifts! It’s so wonderful to be married to someone who knows you so well. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Bridget February 14, 2009, 4:56 pm

    What a sweet picnic surprise!! Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  • ksgoodeats February 14, 2009, 5:20 pm

    Aw everything is so sweet! The hubs did good 😉

  • Meg February 14, 2009, 5:42 pm

    What a wonderful surprise! It looks like it was a beautiful day for a picnic.

  • thecleanveggie February 14, 2009, 8:43 pm

    such a gorgeous picnic!!!
    awww this is too cute!

  • Anne P February 15, 2009, 2:57 am

    awww that looks lovely 🙂 cute pic of the hubby peeking out at you! the gifts are awesome, too.

  • Anne P February 15, 2009, 2:58 am

    p.s. i heart your dress. and no i did not mean to make that pun… but it was pretty good, right?

  • ML Welz February 15, 2009, 8:30 am

    Hey Caitlin… this is completely off topic, but what sunglasses are you wearing and where did you buy them? I love them!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 15, 2009, 10:05 am

    hey there! i think those sunglasses are kenneth cole and i got them at a discount at marshalls. i go through sunglasses like underwear, so i always buy cheap ones. 🙂

  • sweetandfit February 15, 2009, 11:19 am

    aww! so sweet of him to plan a picnic – seriously adorable!

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