Weekend in Florida

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Everyone say, “Hi, GrandpaHTP!”


Henry and I flew (solo! and we clearly survived!) down to Florida for a super mini family reunion.  Although I’ve seen my grandfather a few times since, this was only the second time that he’s seen Henry.  They first met when Henry was about 8 weeks old.


Doesn’t my grandpa look like he’s doing better?  He’s 96 years old (I think – I always confuse his birth year up!), but he’s doing a LOT better than he was last year or even a few months ago.


We had a really nice visit.  Henry and I stayed in a nearby hotel and drove over in between naps and bedtimes to hang out.  The weather in Florida was foggy but warmed up quickly – it was nearly 80 one day!  That was a nice change of pace from the Charlotte snow.


On the way to the airport in Orlando, I met up with my buddy Healthy Ashley and her husband Richard.  Ashley and I were great friends when I lived in Orlando and did a lot of training and racing together.  I spectated as she did her first Half Ironman (it should be noted that it was also her very first triathlon EVER), and we did a Metric Century bike ride together.  Ashley eventually moved to North Carolina and got married in a beautiful wedding ceremony.  Then she was in a horrible bike accident… Remember that?  Thank God, she’s fully recovered!  And then she moved BACK to Florida.  And now she’s a CrossFit addict.  Oh, did I mention she’s 37 weeks pregnant?!  Woman is still totally in better shape than I am!  Hah.


Baby out, baby in.


And now I’m back home…


And eating healthy eats.  Oh kitchen, how I missed you.




Plans for Today:

Run 8 miles per my training plan.  Oh man.

Organize my desk.  Double oh man.

Pay bills – they’re late!


I hope you have a fabulous Monday <3 <3 <3



  • Diana Griffith February 3, 2014, 9:58 am

    The weather in Florida has been crazy this weekend! I’m glad you enjoyed the warm weather. I would definitely prefer to have it a little cooler than it is.

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 3, 2014, 10:00 am

    Fun weekend in Florida! I am so glad your Grandpas is doing well!! He looks awesome!
    Have a great run!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 3, 2014, 10:22 am

    Your grandfather looks great! My grandma’s husband/my great uncle (don’t ask! 😉 ) is 95 and it amazes me how well he’s been doing lately. I don’t know that I’d be doing as well at that age…lol

  • Emily February 3, 2014, 11:22 am

    Healthy Ashley still exists! Are you reading this Ashley? I’ve been checking your blog regularly for ages. Your readers miss you! Looks like you’re doing an awesome job growing that baby. Keep it up!

    • Caitlin February 3, 2014, 12:02 pm

      Her blog has been broken. But it’s gonna be fixed this week! I’m sure she appreciates this 🙂

  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life February 3, 2014, 11:28 am

    You are very lucky to have your grandfather. I lost my grandparents early in life. I was particularly close to my Grandma who passed 10 years ago. We had a special bond & I still miss her everyday. I hope you cherish your time with him!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs February 3, 2014, 1:01 pm

    Your Grandpa looks great! Sounds like you had a lovely visit!

    Happy Monday 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork February 3, 2014, 2:19 pm

    Love that picture of you and your friend. You both look fabulous and Henry is adorable! Gotta love quick getaways hanging out with family and friends!

  • Leslie February 3, 2014, 7:07 pm

    I too have been checking Ashley’s blog. Happy to see her looking “healthy”. Caitlin I have been reading here for a long time. I enjoy seeing little Henry growing up. Thank you for being a pleasant spot to visit. I consider you a friend.

    • Caitlin February 3, 2014, 7:08 pm

      <3 you are so sweet. thanks for reading for so long!!!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 3, 2014, 7:46 pm

    I am so jealous that you are in a tank top! I forgot what that feels like! Glad you got to see your Grandpa – he really does look GREAT !!

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