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


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.


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.  🙁


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.


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.


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


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



  • 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. 🙂

  • 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! 🙂 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. 🙂 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 😀

  • 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 😀
    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! 🙂

      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! 🙂 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~ 🙂

  • 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. 🙂

  • 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 🙂 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! 😉

  • 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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