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  • Lauren August 24, 2010, 8:47 pm

    No words needed! Breathtaking!

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 24, 2010, 8:47 pm

    How glorious!!!

    I love furniture like that bed – I want to turn my bedroom into a “cabin room” like that.

    Enjoy your time!

  • Marisa @Loser for Life August 24, 2010, 8:48 pm


    Relax and ENJOY!

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews August 24, 2010, 8:49 pm

    Looks like a great trip. Do you have a kitchen there or something? Yum! I love black beans too.

  • HTP Dad August 24, 2010, 8:50 pm

    my favorite post of the month.

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 24, 2010, 8:50 pm

    You guys are at one of my favorite places right now – I loooove the Smokies, the mountains are just like my home – and they are so peaceful! Have fun =D

  • Evan Thomas August 24, 2010, 8:50 pm

    Love it! Looks so nice.

  • Janelle August 24, 2010, 8:51 pm

    Good for you!!!

  • Kari August 24, 2010, 8:51 pm

    It looks like there’s a pile of roasted garlic in that first picture. Clearly, that means heaven must be close by.

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 24, 2010, 8:52 pm

    looks so wonderful!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 24, 2010, 8:53 pm

    Looks beautiful. I’m adding the mountains to one of the places I have to see before I die.

  • Danielle August 24, 2010, 8:53 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy every minute of it!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. August 24, 2010, 8:53 pm

    You two have earned this! ENJOY!!!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 24, 2010, 8:54 pm


    and well deserved πŸ™‚

    Enjoy and breath in that beautiful mountain air!

  • Lynn @ The Next Chapter August 24, 2010, 8:54 pm

    Looks like pure bliss. Enjoy!

    Love the wine glass shot! πŸ™‚

  • Scargosun August 24, 2010, 8:55 pm


  • Wei-Wei August 24, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Amazing. Bliss.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 24, 2010, 8:58 pm

    Breathtaking!!! I love that there is a gym there. I could run with that view all day long.

  • stacey August 24, 2010, 8:58 pm

    Looks amazing!

  • Bec August 24, 2010, 8:58 pm

    Have an amazing time away, you both deserve it big time! Enjoy πŸ™‚

  • marie [would] August 24, 2010, 9:00 pm

    ohmgodgsgsh that looks so good! enjoy that gym (and the cabin and the view and wine and husband,, etc.)

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 24, 2010, 9:00 pm

    Amazing!! Have a restful and well deserved vacation πŸ™‚

  • Emilie August 24, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Everything got so quiet while I was looking at that post! You captured the relaxing feel for sure. Enjoy!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now August 24, 2010, 9:02 pm

    That is maybe what Heaven looks like in my mind! Love it and the mountains!

  • Mikaela August 24, 2010, 9:03 pm

    Some friends and I spent this past Valenine’s Day in a cabin in the Sevierville/Gatlinburg area; your pictures of your cabin look almost exactly like one we stayed in…. Fun times!! Have fun and enjoy resting and relaxing!!

  • Megan August 24, 2010, 9:11 pm

    I want to go to there.

  • Sarah for Real August 24, 2010, 9:12 pm

    Yeah!!! You two deserve a nice vacation. Looks so pretty and relaxing.

  • eri August 24, 2010, 9:12 pm

    that place looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 24, 2010, 9:13 pm

    It looks like this was just what you needed! Enjoy!

  • Lee August 24, 2010, 9:17 pm


  • Erin August 24, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a peaceful getaway. πŸ˜€

  • Shari August 24, 2010, 9:20 pm

    Oh wow – how BEAUTIFUL!! Have a great time!!

  • Exercise and Eat August 24, 2010, 9:20 pm


  • Emily August 24, 2010, 9:21 pm

    Looks absolutely amazing, and you guys deserve it! Enjoy and savor each moment πŸ™‚ Enjoy the peace

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 24, 2010, 9:21 pm

    My family would vacation in the Smokey’s every summer. Seriously something so magical about that place…have a lovely time πŸ™‚

  • Liz @ Blog is the New Black August 24, 2010, 9:21 pm

    Good looking salad right there!

  • lindsay August 24, 2010, 9:22 pm

    Enjoy it, Caitlin. You deserve it πŸ™‚

  • Sarah August 24, 2010, 9:24 pm

    You deserve it.

  • Tonyne @ The Unlikely Success Story August 24, 2010, 9:25 pm

    Looking at these pictures was like giving my eyes a mini-break. It also gave me something to aspire to this fall after my hellish work schedule this summer. πŸ™‚

  • Kelly August 24, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Wow absolutely gorgeous. I want to go there.

  • emptynutjar August 24, 2010, 9:29 pm

    Dear lord. This blows my mind.
    Next time, I wanna come with.

  • Vaala Γ’β€”Βͺ August 24, 2010, 9:30 pm

    Wow! Awesome πŸ™‚

  • Shelley August 24, 2010, 9:30 pm

    This looks SO much like the cabin we stayed at last year in the Smoky Mountains. We were just outside Gatlinburg. Brings back memories! (Except staying in a cabin with a 1 and 3 year old wasn’t exactly relaxing!) You can’t beat those views!

  • Gwen August 24, 2010, 9:32 pm

    one word: AMAZING! you SO deserve this trip πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  • Sana August 24, 2010, 9:35 pm

    You and your husband totally needed this getaway! What an amazing place!!!

  • katie@ runthislife August 24, 2010, 9:41 pm

    Enjoy your time AWAY. That was a wonderful, word-free story πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa August 24, 2010, 9:47 pm

    Holy cow that cabin is huge! Enjoy the getaway! Course it looks like you are already πŸ™‚

  • Heather August 24, 2010, 9:50 pm


  • Cindi August 24, 2010, 9:52 pm

    Breathtaking! Enjoy your time in those gorgeous mountains! xx

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair August 24, 2010, 9:52 pm

    <3 You guys SO needed and deserved this getaway and it looks AMAZING.

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN August 24, 2010, 9:56 pm

    Girlfriend, I was wondering when the heck your full tank of “go, go, go” was going to dwindle. I’m impressed with your drive and even more impressed that you took action when you realized it was time for a little alone time. Enjoy every second of it – you’ve so earned it! πŸ™‚

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  • Jess August 24, 2010, 10:03 pm

    No trip to the Smoky Mountains is complete without getting matching (tacky) airbrushed t-shirts! It’ll make for a GREAT laugh AND a great photo!

    Hope you enjoy your mini vacation – you DEFINITELY deserve it!

    • caitlin August 25, 2010, 7:19 am

      hahahah i will definitely try to find some!

      • Jess August 25, 2010, 9:45 am

        The best part is that they are 100% “custom designed.” So you could get an Operation Beautiful note airbrushed on a shirt OR mountainous ridges, a brown bear, and a ‘Caitlin and Kris, Together Forever!” πŸ™‚ Endless possibilities here!

  • Jac August 24, 2010, 10:05 pm

    love the place. looks nice!

  • Laura Ann August 24, 2010, 10:06 pm

    I’m so happy you’re giving yourselves a break! I was wondering how you were managing all that. Enjoy!

  • Kath August 24, 2010, 10:12 pm

    I think that porch trumps your Charlotte porch!!

  • kirsten August 24, 2010, 10:14 pm

    looks amazing! i hope you have a great trip!!

  • Erica August 24, 2010, 10:19 pm

    Nope, this isn’t the one we built! But it is very similar…and LOG! That’s what we do, baby! It is beautiful, and is making me want to drive there tonight! Enjoy your vacay with your hubby:-)

    • caitlin August 25, 2010, 7:20 am

      So cool that you built a cabin!

  • Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous August 24, 2010, 10:19 pm

    Get it girl! You guys have definitely earned this.

  • M August 24, 2010, 10:21 pm

    Looks beasutiful….
    I am still challenging to you to completely unplug…
    I dare you to not, email etc tomorr…
    don’t even open your laptop!

    It would be the best thing over for you-completely have a TRUE vacation day away from all obligations(and no downloading photos either girl….save ’em for Mon or Tues ok?)

    Do it for YOU!!!! Namaste!

    • caitlin August 25, 2010, 7:21 am

      Honestly I think that would make me anti-relaxed. πŸ™‚ I really love blogging.

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 24, 2010, 10:25 pm

    looks like you’re having a fabulous time! are you staying in sevierville, gatlinburg, or pigeon forge? it’s so beautiful there! πŸ™‚

    • caitlin August 25, 2010, 7:21 am

      We’re right outside PF! Aka tourist hell.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) August 24, 2010, 10:26 pm

    Cabin = amazing! Now close your laptop and relax! πŸ™‚

  • Dorry August 24, 2010, 10:30 pm

    So glad y’all are having this time together! Enjoy every minute. πŸ™‚

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats August 24, 2010, 10:30 pm


  • Chelsey August 24, 2010, 10:31 pm

    no words needed.

  • Kelly August 24, 2010, 10:32 pm

    holy fudge, that looks amazing!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope August 24, 2010, 10:33 pm

    Wow, I so hate you right now. The smokey mountains amazing!!! have fun

  • Teacherwoman August 24, 2010, 10:35 pm

    No words indeed. Looks completely wonderful and relaxing!

  • Julie August 24, 2010, 10:37 pm

    It looks amazing! Have a fantastic time! How could you not?!?!!

  • Amber@momsgottheruns August 24, 2010, 10:41 pm

    Hey! I’m absolutely sure that is the same place my family went to last fall! It’s gorgeous isn’t it? Enjoy!

  • Carolina John August 24, 2010, 10:43 pm

    You’re in God’s country all right. Good job, you’ve both earned it! Did you stay in NC or venture across the border?

    • caitlin August 25, 2010, 7:22 am

      I’m in Tennessee! πŸ™‚ I love God’s country.

  • Ingunn August 24, 2010, 10:47 pm

    Aaah, that looks heavenly. Enjoy!

  • Joanna @ August 24, 2010, 10:48 pm

    Looks like paradise!

  • Jordan August 24, 2010, 10:49 pm

    Hope you guys have fun and can relax! That cabin looks a lot like the one we stayed in after we got married in Gatlinburg.

  • amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler August 24, 2010, 10:54 pm

    Lovely! Looks like a great getaway!

  • Camille August 24, 2010, 11:00 pm

    A picture truly is worth 1000 words.

  • Shanna, like Banana August 24, 2010, 11:09 pm

    That looks spectacular! Enjoy every last piece of it. The workout room looks amazing!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 24, 2010, 11:09 pm

    How is it possible that every person I’ve ever known whose gone to the Smokies stayed in a cabin that looked JUST LIKE THAT!?!? lol. I swear. They must all look the same with those AMAZING views!

  • Sara August 24, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Wow. I want to go to there.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) August 24, 2010, 11:12 pm

    That looks seriously gorgeous! Have a blast!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 24, 2010, 11:14 pm

    Awww yay for a much needed vacation! Have fun my dear πŸ™‚

  • emily August 24, 2010, 11:21 pm

    Eeek, that treadmill view looks out of control! Hope you guys have a great trip, you deserve it!

  • Jenny @ JennyLikesToRun. A teenager with a healthy twist on life :) August 24, 2010, 11:33 pm

    Omg… That actually looks so great. I hope you two are having the time of your lives πŸ™‚

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia August 24, 2010, 11:37 pm


    Wow–look at all you’ve both accomplished. Enjoy that beautiful location!!!

  • Heather August 24, 2010, 11:37 pm

    That’s where I lived for the past 10years, now living in south Florida. The cabin looks like one we have stayed in a few times.

    Nothing like those beautiful mountains!
    Have fun sweetie, you deserve it!

  • Elizabeth August 24, 2010, 11:42 pm

    Hmmm I just spent a girls’ weekend in Gburg and our cabin looked exactly like that!

  • Hayley @ Breath of Fire August 24, 2010, 11:44 pm

    I didn’t know the husband had a tattoo πŸ™‚

    • caitlin August 25, 2010, 7:25 am

      We both do! πŸ™‚

  • janna @ janna's keeping it real August 25, 2010, 12:00 am

    oh wow! i can imagine you don’t ever want to leave. that place is breathtaking!!!

  • Sheri August 25, 2010, 12:29 am

    Looks amazing!! Enjoy yourself!

  • hippierunner August 25, 2010, 12:32 am

    You lucky duck! You deserve it, have fun! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda August 25, 2010, 12:34 am

    Hooray for a well deserved vacation! How beautiful, I may have to take my boyfriend there….

  • KMattrn August 25, 2010, 1:55 am

    … sigh…

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 25, 2010, 3:04 am

    Beautiful! I hope you’re relaxing πŸ™‚

  • Astrid August 25, 2010, 3:47 am

    Enjoy your break!!!!!! It looks wonderful πŸ™‚

  • Julia @ Brit Bride August 25, 2010, 4:32 am

    WOW. Now that does look incredible! Enjoy it Caitlin, you have earned it.


  • Lauren at KeepItSweet August 25, 2010, 5:54 am

    looks amazing! enjoy!!!

  • Nicole, RD August 25, 2010, 7:01 am

    Gorgeous! Enjoy!

  • Christie {Honoring Health} August 25, 2010, 7:07 am


  • Tina August 25, 2010, 7:20 am

    Perfect post! You get extra time to relax and we get to view the beautiful pictures. Lovely. πŸ™‚

  • Megan August 25, 2010, 7:24 am

    LOVE THIS. I just started reading your blog, and I love that you’re in TN on vacation! (I live about two hours from the Gatlinburg area.) I love visiting the Smokies, and I think Tennessee is an absolutely gorgeous state!

  • Shawn August 25, 2010, 7:27 am

    I am so jealous! I love the cabin…I want to go on vacation. That is where we went on our honeymoon 10 yrs ago! Enjoy!

  • Juli D. August 25, 2010, 7:56 am

    I loved this post. Sometimes pictures speak better than words. Have fun!

  • Laurie August 25, 2010, 8:33 am

    pretty darn perfect!

  • Jennifer August 25, 2010, 8:50 am

    All of your food looks incredible. It is making me hungry.

  • Ashley @ Getting Stronger, Burning Fat August 25, 2010, 9:34 am

    looks awesome! Have a great and relaxing time!

  • Amy August 25, 2010, 10:03 am

    Have a great, relaxing vacation! I must say, a treadmill run would never get boring with that view! Amazing!!!

  • Beth @ Will Run for Books August 25, 2010, 10:13 am

    omg jealous!!!!!

  • Reenie August 25, 2010, 10:27 am


  • Lisa August 25, 2010, 11:15 am

    What a wonderful getaway! And there’s a TREADMILL!?!? Heaven!

  • Stacey@ August 25, 2010, 11:24 am

    That is an amazing vacation.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 25, 2010, 11:30 am

    Oh my gosh, what gorgeous views! I hope you’re having an awesome time. πŸ™‚

  • Di August 25, 2010, 11:41 am

    That looks so relaxing. I’m jealous! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly August 25, 2010, 11:56 am

    OMG!! What an absolutely beautiful place. I’m going to have to check it out and put it on our vacation list. I love working out on vacation. Sometimes those are my best ones.

  • CookTeen August 25, 2010, 12:10 pm

    OH my goodness where are you and can I come?! That scene is beautiful!! Have an awesome time!!

    With love and cupcakes,

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 25, 2010, 12:19 pm

    Looks. Amazing!

  • Meg @ Be Fit Be Full August 25, 2010, 12:43 pm

    This post just made me feel so relaxed! What an amazing view!And it made me want to plan a weekend in the mountains.

  • Anne @thefitbridesmaid August 25, 2010, 2:29 pm

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!! (Of course, I would have missed it, since I, like your husband, prefer sleeping to sunrises.)

    On a random note, I think I need to step away from reading blogs! I had a dream last night that I was on the Today Show filming a segment on “Yoga at Any Body Size”. Really, I think it was a commercial for lululemon sportswear, since we were wearing goofy outfits. I was so excited that I had remembered my camera and could document my experience on the Today Show on my blog, JUST LIKE YOU!! πŸ˜‰

  • Marie August 25, 2010, 3:17 pm

    These pics are beautiful! I love the Smokies….the AT runs through there too. Beautiful hikes πŸ™‚

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 25, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Beau-TEE-ful! I just got back from vacation, but this is making me want another one. I deserve it…right?? Yeahh, not happening. I love cabins even if I’m just sipping vino and playing cardsÒ€”there’s something just so cozy about it! Have fun πŸ™‚

  • Cassie August 25, 2010, 3:59 pm

    It looks amazing! And so relaxing!

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  • Lexi August 25, 2010, 4:24 pm

    Looks just breathtaking!

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