Pizza Picnic

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The Husband and I decided to order pizza, pick up a movie (This Is It), and eat dinner on our living room floor.


Papa Johns perfection:


I ended up eating three slices… now I’m positivity stuffed, but I was so hungry when I started munching!  The calorie burn from long, slow bike rides really catch up with you.


We went to Walgreen’s so the Husband could buy me a box of chocolates.  I NEED a heart-shaped box of chocolate on Valentine’s Day – I don’t know about you! 


Mmm.  I have a strict policy of eating half of all the chocolates and creating a huge mess.


I nibbled all of them and ate three!   Oof.


It’s a pretty lazy night… but we’re loving it.  Hope you’re having fun, too!



  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 13, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Like your simple post – enjoy your low key night with hubby and box of chocolates =)

  • The Actors Diet February 13, 2010, 9:29 pm

    i haven’t had a box of candy chocolates yet! can’t wait. my fave part of v-day!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit February 13, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Enjoy!! I’m delaying chocolate until tomorrow!

  • Sammi February 13, 2010, 9:33 pm

    That is funny.. I ate that same box today. (not all of it..that would be impressive) I also eat half of all of them. It used to drive my parents crazy but now I have my own box <3

    Man that pizza looks good!!! I am jealous. I don't remember the last time I had Papa Johns..

  • Evan Thomas February 13, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Boxes of chocolates are the best! I like playing with the maps 🙂

  • Abby February 13, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Aww looks like the perfect evening!

  • Carolyn February 13, 2010, 9:56 pm

    My husband brought home a box of Hershey’s Pot of Gold last night. I prefer the Whiltons? though. The caramel is chewier. 😉

  • Gwen February 13, 2010, 9:56 pm

    That sounds heavenly! I LOVED This Is It! I want it for my birthday – and enjoying it with a pizza on the floor would be so awesome!

  • Angela (oh she glows) February 13, 2010, 9:56 pm

    I still have 2 become 1 stuck in my head thanks to you. Just thought i’d let you know! haha.

  • Matt February 13, 2010, 10:01 pm

    Sounds like a great night!

  • Babycakes February 13, 2010, 10:05 pm

    LOVED This Is It. Really beautiful movie. Please let us know your thoughts 🙂

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 9:02 am

      i thought it was good! i am not as into MJ as the husband is but i still enjoyed footage of him doing this thang.

      • Babycakes February 14, 2010, 1:10 pm

        thanks for your response! I am definitely a huge (HUGE) MJ fan 🙂

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople February 13, 2010, 10:09 pm

    I have a policy of cutting each piece in half so I know exactly what is in them and then I pick and choose what looks the best. Although, my box doesn’t have to be heart shaped =P

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 13, 2010, 10:21 pm

    I always have to take a little nibble first — hate getting stuck with a bad flavor. 😉 Sounds like the perfect low-key evening.

  • Natalie February 13, 2010, 10:23 pm

    I am enjoying the same box of chocolates tonight : )
    enjoy your evening!

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 13, 2010, 10:31 pm

    Haha… I do the same thing with chocolates!

    “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” -Forest Gump. 😉

    Enjoy your evening with your man. I love nice, low-key evenings at home with my hubby… they’re the best!

  • ari February 13, 2010, 10:40 pm

    i do that too! i always cut them all in half and everybody gets mad 🙂

  • Angela(the lady loves to eat) February 13, 2010, 11:23 pm

    I do the same thing with the chocolates how else would you find the good ones?!

  • Karla February 13, 2010, 11:27 pm

    Pizza and a movie sounds like a great way to celebrate!
    I’m definitely guilty of biting all the chocolates and leaving pieces of all of them!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 13, 2010, 11:40 pm

    mmmmm… pizza & chocolate = scrumptious!

  • caronae February 13, 2010, 11:49 pm

    I love your “eating half of all the chocolates and creating a huge mess” policy. Hey, a girl has to know what’s in them. No point wasting calories on flavors you don’t like!

  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe February 14, 2010, 12:51 am

    I love stay-in nights like that! How was the movie?

  • Kt F @ ThroughTheFinish February 14, 2010, 12:51 am

    I also like destroying the chocolates in a box haha. And to think I thought I was the only one!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 14, 2010, 2:43 am

    Honestly Papa John’s is my favorite fast food pizza…i love the crust and the dipping sauce! major yum 🙂 hope y’all have a fabulous valentine’s day <3

  • Freya @ February 14, 2010, 3:04 am

    Haha loveee your chocolate policy!
    Was This Is It good? I’m really curious about that film, please do a brief review 😛 Glad you had a good night!

  • tiffnie February 14, 2010, 4:05 am

    Was ‘This Is It’ good? I’ve been wanting to rent it myself. And aww, what a great way to spend the evening with your husband 🙂 And I do that with chocolates too…I like to cut open all of them and see what’s inside and then pick and choose which ones to try.

    Hope you two have a wonderful V-Day tomorrow!

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 9:02 am

      it was pretty good. i think you’d have to be a big MJ fan to really like it though.

  • Solange February 14, 2010, 5:07 am

    Oh Papa Johns! How much I miss their pizzas! Your husband’s really sweet with the chocolates – they look lovely!

  • Leo @ cupcakes in Paris February 14, 2010, 6:28 am

    Looks like a great dinner! And yeah heartshaped boxes of chocolate rock!

  • Kendel February 14, 2010, 6:40 am

    Happy Valentine’s day! Looks like you started the romantic celebration right!

  • christie, honoring health February 14, 2010, 6:54 am

    Sounds like my kind of night!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 14, 2010, 7:38 am

    Papa John’s is the best delivery pizza!!Hope the movie was good, I’ve heard mixed reviews!

  • Kiersten February 14, 2010, 8:24 am

    That sounds like my kind of date night!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) February 14, 2010, 8:25 am

    Chocolate + Pizza + Hubbby Time= Excellent Indoor Saturday Night. I think I would nibble on each chocolate sample as well. No shame!

  • Jessica February 14, 2010, 8:48 am

    I always buy me on of the dollar ones from Wally World…it has four in it…although i only eat two of the because they are the only kinds i like from those boxes….strawberry filled and orange filled 🙂 I usually stick my finger in the middle to see what is inside….

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 14, 2010, 8:51 am

    Papa Johns pizza always reminds me of my Pepere, because there was a takout place right by his house. I always loved their pizza. 😀

    Happy Valentines!

  • Andrea ( February 14, 2010, 9:12 am

    Staying in, ordering pizza, a movie…perfect night. Those always end up being my favorite times with my boyfriend. I can’t believe I’ve never had Papa John’s before! Is it like Domino’s and Pizza Hut?

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 9:15 am

      soooo much better. the best!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 14, 2010, 9:23 am

    i love getting a heart shaped box of chocolates too! I typically eat half of each piece and leave the other half in the box. hahah.

  • Carly February 14, 2010, 9:25 am

    Pizza, chocolate and MJ? Sounds like the perfect night! Hope you had fun, and have fun today.

  • Carly February 14, 2010, 9:29 am

    Oh, sorry for the double comments but I actually have a (unrelated) question! I’m going to be in Orlando for most of next week and was wondering if you know of any good restaurants around the Orange County Convention Center? Something bistro-y, vegetarian-y, and preferably not that expensive?

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 9:30 am

      no, i don’t 🙁 i’m sorry.

      but there are some good vegetarian restaurants in orlando, including dandelion and ethos, but they are about a 10 – 15 min car ride from the convention center.

      • Carly February 14, 2010, 9:58 am

        That’s cool! Thank you! We’ve got a rental car, so should be no prob. Off to Google them right now!

  • Heather February 14, 2010, 9:47 am

    I eat half of each chocolate out of the box, too! Sounds like you had a fun night!

  • Jenny February 14, 2010, 10:09 am

    Sounds like a pretty sweet, relaxing night!

    And I agree about long, slow bike sessions…the hunger really catches up with you a few hours later!

  • Lindsay February 14, 2010, 10:13 am

    Caitlin, I forgot to comment on the post where you actually talked about the Lululemon store in Dedham MA but I have to tell you that I live there and was walking by the store one day when I saw those giant post-its in the windows and the store inside was plastered with operation beautiful notes!!!! i was so excited for you and for operation beautiful. i told all the staff that i read that girls blog (yours lol) and it was just so cool to see all that you are working for up close and personal. way to go!!!!

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 6:25 pm

      thank you so much 🙂 i’m glad you saw the store!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) February 14, 2010, 10:22 am

    Sounds like the perfect Valentine’s night to me! Pizza, chocolate, movies…what more could ya need?
    How was the movie?

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 6:25 pm

      it was alright – you had to be a MJ fan.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 14, 2010, 10:40 am

    That sounds like a wonderful night!!! Love veggie pizza. And I so do that with a box of chocolate too. And I totally bought my doesn’t-have-a-valentine self a box.. which has it’s pros because I got to pick which one I liked best. 😀

  • Jolene ( February 14, 2010, 11:04 am

    I love veggie pizza – it’s my fave. Sounds like a perfect evening in 🙂

  • Julie @SavvyEats February 14, 2010, 11:56 am

    I do the ‘eat half of each piece’ thing too…but then I typically give Dan the other half! Slightly less messy that way 😉

  • Teacherwoman February 14, 2010, 12:29 pm

    Sounds like a great night! sometimes at work, we order the Papa Johns Veggie Pizza with saur kraut! It’s so yummy!

  • Mandy A February 14, 2010, 6:20 pm

    I loooove papa john’s! good choice 🙂

    I loved This is it!

    One of the girl dancers was a friend of mine in high school!! I had no idea she was one of the dancers till she popped up on the screen!

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