Summer Afternoon

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Today was my sleep-in day (woo to the hoo), and when I got out of bed, this lovely breakfast was waiting for me.  It looked like something off a breakfast buffet at a fine hotel.  Not too shabby, Husband.


Once we were full and caffeinated, we went on a long walk.  I’m having some meh pregnancy symptoms this weekend – I had to bail on a friends’ dinner last night because I felt so uncomfortable, and I felt sporadically strange all day today, too.  My theory is that this baby is sitting pretty high up, squashing my lungs.  Although you wouldn’t think it, actually going on a walk makes me feel a lot better than just sitting on the couch.  So we managed to pound out 2.2 sweaty, slow, challenging miles – I think my running days are officially over.  But that’s okay with me – can’t believe I made it to 28 weeks.


And then we headed Uptown for lunch!


We wandered around until we found a new restaurant for lunch – we opted for Mexican, just like last weekend.  Apparently, we eat Mexican on Saturdays.



It was alright – it was actually one of those restaurant meals where you think, “I could make this at home for 1/3 the price,” which is always kind of disappointing.  It was a mushroom, spinach, and goat cheese enchilada plate with not nearly enough sauce. But still – Mexican is always pretty good, even when it’s lackluster.  Especially when you get to eat it outside, amidst beautiful skyscrapers and a sunny, bright blue sky.  Bring on the salsa!


Thought of the Day:


“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James



  • Stacy September 6, 2014, 8:27 pm

    Where was Henry?

    It’s funny to me that you titled this “Summer Afternoon.” While it is still summer, I’m a teacher, so I always define summer as May 10–August 17 (AKA, whatever my exact summer break is). I wrote a blog post today and talked about it being fall!

    • Caitlin September 6, 2014, 8:40 pm

      Haha I actually had to google whether it was still technically summer. We have a few days left before it’s really and truly over. It was HOTTTT like summer!!!

  • Stacy September 6, 2014, 8:28 pm

    PS–You look beautiful!

  • McKenna Phillips September 6, 2014, 8:53 pm

    Mmmm that food looks so delicious!!! 🙂 You are such a cute mommy-to-be!!! I also got to sleep in today, and OMG it was literally the BEST feeling I’ve had in awhile…. haha

  • Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy September 6, 2014, 9:28 pm

    Was hubby gone by the time you woke up?

    A husband that cooks is a husband to keep!

    • Caitlin September 6, 2014, 10:13 pm

      Naw he was just waiting for me to eat – isn’t that nice? He’s an awesome breakfast cook. One of his best qualities. 🙂

  • amelia@i_heart_kale September 6, 2014, 9:46 pm

    What a nice relaxing day in CLT. 😊 wish my hubby made those kinds of breakfasts…..maybe once this baby comes he will learn to cook. Ha!
    We share the same due dates and I have felt so tired this past week. I wondered if it was just me or normal (first baby) then today I felt so weird. I wanted to nap, had mild cramps and the worst thing heartburn. I agree though that moving and any kind of exercise feels better than just parking it on the couch!
    Hope your feeling better tonight and thanks for your honesty with your pregnancy. I love reading your posts, thoughts and feelings.

    • Caitlin September 6, 2014, 10:12 pm

      Yay DD twins!!! I think we are just getting truly far along, which is so exciting. Plus it’s so hot out… That probably takes a lot out of us. Rest up!

  • Ashley September 7, 2014, 1:06 am

    Mexican is ALWAYS good. And you are Always adorable Mama. I’m sorry you aren’t feeling so well but you look amazing <3

  • Marie September 7, 2014, 8:18 am

    I think it is not your favorite compliment but you really are pretty.

    • Caitlin September 7, 2014, 4:37 pm

      Thanks sweetie 🙂

  • Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 7, 2014, 10:05 am

    Mexican food is the best! 😉 Sorry to hear you’re feeling uncomfortable, but it sounds like you made the best of it, got out, and enjoyed a lovely day. And you look SO cute! Love that photo of you posing in the maxi skirt!

  • Alexa September 8, 2014, 11:28 am

    i just wanted to say that i’m sorry you’re feeling so uncomfortable, but you look AMAZING in that outfit from Saturday! rocking pregnancy-chic 🙂

    • Caitlin September 8, 2014, 12:16 pm

      Thanks pal 🙂

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