Smile because it happened.  :) 


Corny but true.  I’ll miss Orlando, Florida.  I made some really excellent friends here.  🙁


We all went t o my favorite outdoor restaurant in the city, Relax Cafe in the middle of downtown Orland.



A big group of my blog friends and the Husband’s school friends came to meet us!  We had cocktails and dinner.  ;)  I started off with two glasses of the Relax Riesling.


In attendance were:



Good times 🙂



These lovely ladies were so AWESOME to me while I was in Orlando!  🙂


I ordered the vegetarian stir-fry with yellow rice and the sauce on the side.  It’s pretty intense sauce and just tastes better in moderation.


And I stole a TON of Ashley’s hummus and pita – they were so good.


We came home, and then my brother-in-law and I timed the Husband and our BFF Harry take the television off the wall.  We estimated it would take 12 minutes and they did it in 10.  Way to go boys!


Earlier, I snacked on a Greek yogurt bowl with a banana and raw oatmeal… Plus some chips.

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On that note…I am ABSOLUTELY pooped!  The big move is tomorrow.  We’re loading the entire place into a UHAUL.



  • Kaz June 26, 2010, 12:28 am

    I think that’s a great way of looking at things — “smile because it happened.”

    Good luck with the move tomorrow!

  • jenny (green food diaries) June 26, 2010, 12:36 am

    i love that quote “dont cry because its over, smile because it happened”. it makes me wonder whether “it” can refer to bad times in life as well… hmmm. good luck with the move caitlin!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 26, 2010, 12:49 am

    You look SOOOOO good in that dress. That color is uh-mazing on you!

  • Casey June 26, 2010, 1:11 am

    Good luck with the move! I know big moves can always be so stressful, but you have such a positive outlook. You and the hus are gonna be great!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 26, 2010, 1:17 am

    Glad you had a fun night before the big move! Sounds like a great way to celebrate.

  • Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 26, 2010, 1:30 am

    What a lovely way to say “see ya later” to some great friends….because it is not really ‘good bye’ of course!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now June 26, 2010, 2:13 am

    It must be terribly hard to be leaving all of your FL friends behind. It was so hard for me to leave my college friends behind when it was time to graduate and move back home. But remember you are moving on to bigger things and can always keep in touch!

  • Wei-Wei June 26, 2010, 2:41 am

    Good luuuuuck tomorrow! I hope everything goes smoothly. I agree – you had fun here, but sometimes it’s just time to move on. I wish you the best in Charlotte! 🙂


  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 26, 2010, 2:49 am

    That’s a great quote 🙂
    I’m glad you had fun and I hope today goes as smoothly as possible 🙂
    (PS – I want your tv!!)

    • caitlin June 26, 2010, 10:15 pm

      you too can go into credit card debt for your very own flat screen 😉

  • Emily June 26, 2010, 3:59 am

    That’s a great photo of you all together! Good luck with your move ~ & I’ll be looking out for your world cup tweets 🙂

  • Keri June 26, 2010, 6:21 am

    Aww good luck with the move! I love that you will be stopping to watch the England game. My boyfriend’s family is having a family reunion today and he swears we are leaving early so he can watch USA…

  • M June 26, 2010, 7:01 am

    I still can’t get over that you are moving to Kath’s city WHEN she is also moving away…it seems the blogger gods that be work in mysterious ways…..(either that or you and Kath are working on a soap opera plot where you secretly had a huge dispute 😉 Just kidding!)

    • caitlin June 26, 2010, 10:16 pm

      haha i love kath! we are soooo disappointed the moves are working out like this – so lame!

  • Amy B (Second City Randomness) June 26, 2010, 7:15 am

    Good luck with the move! I’m sorry you have to do it in this awful heat…

    I’m glad you had a good last night with the girls!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises June 26, 2010, 7:33 am

    Moving can be so stressful – it seems (on the internet at least) like you’re holding up remarkably well. It seems like you guys were really smart to get rid of so much stuff first – makes the move much easier. Good luck today!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 26, 2010, 7:45 am

    Looks like a wonderful way to spend your last night with friends. Good luck on the big move today!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit June 26, 2010, 7:59 am

    Good luck with moving, it will be over soon!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 26, 2010, 8:01 am

    I can’t imagine leaving close friends who are always bloggers! At least there are some waiting for you in Charlotte. 🙂

  • Kristin@MissOnMyOwn June 26, 2010, 8:06 am

    Good luck moving! It is one of my least favorite things to do in the world but since my childhood set me up to be a restless person, I do it constantly!

    Can’t wait to see you blogging from Charlotte!

  • Cassie @ Tasteful Tales June 26, 2010, 8:19 am

    You look adorable in that dress! Love it! Good luck with the big move tomorrow 🙂

  • Jocelyn June 26, 2010, 8:37 am

    hope the move goes well! It’s an exciting time 🙂

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner June 26, 2010, 8:59 am

    Good luck with the move!

  • meg c. June 26, 2010, 8:59 am

    good luck with the move!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 26, 2010, 9:04 am

    Goood luck!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 26, 2010, 9:11 am

    That sounds like a fun last night with your friends! 🙂 Good luck with the move!

  • Little Bookworm June 26, 2010, 9:13 am

    Hope the move goes well!

  • Erin June 26, 2010, 9:25 am

    Good luck with everything! You’re going to love your new town and all the new people you’ll meet along the way. Life is about the journey. 😀

  • Evan Thomas June 26, 2010, 9:41 am

    Good luck with the move!

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 26, 2010, 9:52 am

    good luck today! everything will go super smoothly, i feels it 🙂

  • Jessica June 26, 2010, 10:00 am

    So sad 🙁 But so exciting!!!

  • Marissa June 26, 2010, 10:02 am

    Ahh good luck! Its exciting!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove June 26, 2010, 10:07 am

    Have a safe move! Don’t think of what you are leaving behind but of the adventures ahead!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 26, 2010, 10:42 am

    Keep your chin up Caitlin! I know it will be hard, but you guys are going on a great adventure in a new place. Good luck with the packing an unpacking! Have a safe trip!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) June 26, 2010, 10:55 am

    I hope that everything with your move goes really smoothly! It sounds like you had a great time with your friends last night, and I can’t wait to read about your adventures in your new city!

  • Deb June 26, 2010, 10:57 am

    Great quote! And good luck on the move!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy June 26, 2010, 11:10 am

    Good luck on the big move! I’m sure you’ll meet tons of new awesome people in Charlotte!

  • Rebecca June 26, 2010, 11:10 am

    Good luck with the move! Can’t wait to read how it went!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) June 26, 2010, 11:28 am

    I can’t believe your move is already here. You have had a great time reminiscing with all your Orlando friends. I’m sure you’ll leave with great memories and come back to visit I’m sure.

  • Anne June 26, 2010, 11:41 am

    Awww, looks like you guys had a fun evening! So nice that you got to say goodbye to everyone. Good luck with the move!! Try to stay cool – it’s still soooooo hot here in Charlotte too. Booo!!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 26, 2010, 12:41 pm

    I love that quote! Not corny at all and very true. 😀

    Best of luck with the move!!! 😀

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 26, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Hope your trip is going well and be safe!

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 26, 2010, 12:58 pm

    Good luck on the big move! Looking forward to reading your blog as you get settled into your new home 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 26, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Looks like you had a great time with the ladies! Good luck with the move 🙂

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 26, 2010, 1:06 pm

    Aww, you all look so lovely:)

    Get some rest girl! I hope your move is smooth and quick!

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans June 26, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Great quote. It must be hard to leave but its also exciting that you and your husband have so many new things a head of you!!

  • Heather June 26, 2010, 2:02 pm

    aw i love that quote. it is corny but true!

  • Carolina John June 26, 2010, 2:05 pm

    remember in NC you can race year-round! Think about the Thunder Road marathon in december and the white lake triathlons in may & october. Those are local favorites. But there really is a race around charlotte every single weekend of the year, and every kind of race you could imagine! running, triathlon, century rides, even open water swims with no alligators.

    • caitlin June 26, 2010, 10:17 pm

      Have you done Thunder Road? I heard it was not-so-great. And cold.

      • Casey June 26, 2010, 11:27 pm

        My brother worked for Thunder Road this past year. It sounded like they weren’t on the organized side. She is right though, they seem to have a plethora of races almost year round!

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble June 26, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Cheers to new adventures! Good luck with your move!!

  • Ellen June 26, 2010, 6:51 pm

    So much fun! Looks like you have a great group of friends. Good luck on the big move tomorrow!

  • Jolene ( June 26, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Such a beautiful sentiment – best of luck with the big move!!

  • kristin June 26, 2010, 9:08 pm

    nice shout out in the july 2010 issue of Self for operation beautiful!

  • Heather (heather's dish) June 26, 2010, 9:39 pm

    good luck with the rest of the move girl! and i think it’s amazing the huge step y’all are taking…it’s going to be so worth it and the great thing is y’alls friendships will be there forever!

  • Julie @ pickley pear June 26, 2010, 10:07 pm

    That’s so nice that you made so many friends in FL. I’m sure it’s tough to leave but the blogging community is strong and of course you will meet again. Good luck with the move tomorrow!

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