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Maggie and I spent the morning working on our tans.  Now I have a dachshund-outline tan on my stomach.  πŸ™‚

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Naw – just kidding.  Maggie only hung out with me in the water for a few minutes.  I think she prefers to be on dry land.  Her body is just not made for swimming – picture the Titantic sinking, butt down.

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I got cannonballed a few times on that raft, though!

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Since my in-laws’ pool is too small to swim laps in, and the community’s Olympic pool is overflowing with children, I didn’t really have any opportunities for exercise this weekend (I did bring my goggles and cap, though!). I was a little sad when I woke up because I love to run in my in-laws’ community – that trail by the water is so perfect.  Stupid injury!  Their house is on the market, so I might never get to run my trail again.  πŸ™

 

But no exercise meant more pool relaxation time – I guess there’s always a bright side!

 

Last night, we cooked up a big BBQ, drank lots of red wine, and ate tons of Easter chocolate.

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My sister in law made the most amazing potato salad, which I’m going to try to duplicate when I get home, as well as tabbouleh, roasted veggies, and salad.

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The leftover kebobs made a perfect side dish this morning!  We had veggies, scrambled eggs, naan, and watermelon.  Kind of random.

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The car is packed, and it’s time to go back to North Carolina.  When are we going to invent that teleportation device?

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  • Kalli April 24, 2011, 10:49 am

    Oh your pool time looks so nice! No worries about the missed workouts sometimes it is nice to do nothing! Have a safe drive home!

  • Kelly April 24, 2011, 10:56 am

    You can’t even go for a walk on your favorite trail? Let’s hope the house doesn’t sell too quick haha. I know the drive is probably terrible but I am so jealous of those beautiful pool shots. It’s finally starting to get a little warmer here but not pool weather! Have a safe drive home!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 24, 2011, 11:03 am

    This post has me so excited for summer to come!! I can’t wait to lounge by the pool and get my tan on!

  • Amber K April 24, 2011, 11:08 am

    I’d totally be down for a teleportation device, would make taking trips so much easier and there would be more time for fun!

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 24, 2011, 11:08 am

    The colorful veggies on those kabobs look awesome! Sounds like you had a very relaxing trip. Not being able to get your workouts in is sometimes a little blessing in disguise! Happy Easter!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing April 24, 2011, 11:17 am

    Yum love all that grilling! The potato salad kindddd of looks like the one I made last weekend, with red skin potatoes and only a tiny bit of mayo.

  • Melanie @ Trial By Trail April 24, 2011, 11:33 am

    That pool looks so relaxing! Have a safe drive back to NC today. πŸ™‚

  • Khushboo April 24, 2011, 11:43 am

    That is what Sundays are about- lazing around with no agenda. Enjoy it!

  • Abby April 24, 2011, 11:54 am

    Mmm…look at all of that grilled goodness! πŸ™‚ Looks like an awesome dinner! Hope you have a Happy Easter and a safe trip!

  • Julie (Food & Other Things) April 24, 2011, 12:01 pm

    Love that it’s grilling season again! Those grilled veggies look delicious!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 24, 2011, 12:10 pm

    Haha, that’s hilarious about Maggie! Sounds like a wonderful time despite the injury. πŸ™‚ The grilling food looks delicious!

  • Shannon April 24, 2011, 12:24 pm

    What veggies did you use for the kabobs? They look AMAZING!!

    • Caitlin April 24, 2011, 9:35 pm

      I think there were different colored peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and squash!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) April 24, 2011, 12:39 pm

    I love leftover grilled vegetables! Perfect for breakfast! Have a safe trip home. I hate the going home part.

  • Marina April 24, 2011, 12:56 pm

    uh, pool looks perfect.
    A teleportation device would really be great for me right now, if only I lived in 24th century πŸ˜€

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? April 24, 2011, 12:57 pm

    I wish I could get my dog to lounge in the pool with me like that. So cute!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 24, 2011, 1:00 pm

    The grilled vegetables look AMAZING. Now I’m hungry.

  • Jessica M April 24, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Wow that spread looks awesome! Makes me want to grill soon!

  • Christine April 24, 2011, 1:23 pm

    Exactly- “Beam me up, Scotty!” Now if only they could figure that process out for childbirth… Happy Easter!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg April 24, 2011, 1:26 pm

    Have a safe drive home!

    Those veggie kabobs look super good!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 24, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Have a safe drive! I think this is the first time I’m not traveling on Easter. California freeways are bad enough, but they’re the worst on Easter!

  • Freya April 24, 2011, 2:58 pm

    I’m very very confused..what’s the difference between a kebab and a kebob!? I always thought kebob was just kebab, but people spelt it wrong. I’m guessing not :p
    I love the christmas theme plates for the dinner! I’m still using my chirstmas theme plates πŸ˜€
    Safe drive!

  • Sana April 24, 2011, 3:09 pm

    “picture the Titantic sinking, butt down” I dieeeee.

    • Baking 'n' Books April 24, 2011, 3:25 pm

      My favorite part too! πŸ™‚

      I love your “bright side”! I really, really need to do that – even if the “bright” side still isn’t as good as the other side – there’s no point in crying over what is done.

      • Laura April 24, 2011, 5:22 pm

        Baking ‘n’ Books: Sorry, really, randomly, but was your blog ever called something else?

        • Baking 'n' Books April 24, 2011, 7:27 pm

          Why? That doesn’t sound like a “good” question. Feel free to ask on my own blog instead please.

  • stephanie April 24, 2011, 3:27 pm

    That picture of you and Maggie in the pool is priceless. Love it.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 24, 2011, 3:28 pm

    My dog would have been fllipppiing out!! haha

    Happy Easter!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales April 24, 2011, 4:03 pm

    Gah, you’re tellin’ me! Ryan and i make the trek to SouthWest florida every year for Xmas to visit my parents — it’s a 12 hour drive one way! And now we have Happy, so the car is even more crowded. It’s worth it though, as I’m sure you know. I hope you’ll be able to run that trail again someday!!

  • Dee April 24, 2011, 4:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, look at all of that yummy food! Nom.

  • Laura April 24, 2011, 5:23 pm

    So nice to see you able to relax! πŸ™‚ Well earned, I think!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 24, 2011, 5:26 pm

    Oh Maggie always makes me smile!
    It looks like you’ve had a pretty awesome day.
    Have a safe trip back~ πŸ™‚

  • JennsAdventures April 24, 2011, 5:53 pm

    What a great Easter Weekend! And of course, the food looked amazing:) HAPPY EASTER!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 24, 2011, 7:12 pm

    A day of lounging in the pool sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had such a great weekend with family. πŸ™‚

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 25, 2011, 12:23 am

    That first picture is awesome!

  • Beth @ 990 Square April 25, 2011, 7:34 am

    I was on the beach yesterday is Delaware, and it was so hard to pull myself away! So I feel your pain!

    Also, a question. I see your in-laws have the cage/screen thing around their pool. We always wonder about those when we go to Florida–are they really to keep gators out?

    • Caitlin April 25, 2011, 8:03 am

      Hahah no! They are to keep the mosquitos out πŸ™‚ and the leaves off the pool.

      • Beth @ 990 Square April 25, 2011, 8:06 am

        In a way that’s comforting. How scary would it be to think an alligator was going to show up in your swimming pool? We go to Disney World a lot, and the first couple of years we went my sister was terrified she was going to run into an alligator in one of the lakes or the pool.

        • Caitlin April 25, 2011, 8:09 am

          hahah it DOES happen!

        • Beth @ 990 Square April 25, 2011, 8:13 am

          well, just don’t tell my sister! 20 years later at 24 she’s still terrified! She just decided to go ahead with a Disney Wedding (after SO MUCH deliberation) and we (and her fiancee) don’t want her backing out now! πŸ˜‰

  • Kelly April 25, 2011, 4:59 pm

    Rascal gets really freaked out when I’m in the pool. Once he actually waited for a raft to drift by, then he jumped on it so he could be in the pool too. He’s silly but scary smart.

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