Friday, July 19, 2013

The Fun Continues!

After being back in Utah for a couple of days I decided it was time to head back to California! Amanda and Melanie were headed down to southern California and I decided to come along. Such a good choice! We had so much fun!
Our first stop was Disneyland and California Adventure! Amanda had never been and it was a blast. The weather was good, the lines were short, and we were able to hit all the major rides!

 Our 2nd stop was the BEACH! Oh how I love going to the beach. We laid out and got in the water a little bit. It was nice just to relax and soak up the sun.

 The views weren't bad either!
 When you go to California you have to get Tacos! We found this little gem and enjoyed dinner that night! YUMMY!!!

It was a great trip! The perfect way to end my summer of fun. 
It really did become my California Summer!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A California Summer

Summer = California
Every summer I go home for a little while and every summer I think WHY DON'T I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA??? It's so nice to have great weather, family, friends, beach, etc. all the time. I had a blast the last couple of weeks and by the time my plane touched down in Utah I was already missing California. 

Cami and the kids were on their way back from a family reunion so they stopped in Utah to pick me up! As much as I hate that long drive, it was nice to save some money on a plane ticket and get to spend time chatting with Cami.
 Petaluma had some unusually hot weather while I was home. Sprinklers and the "water park" were an every day activity. I told Cami I was more than happy to babysit as long as she brought bathing suits. On the occasions we didn't have bathing suits they were kids and just went in their underwear!
 This silly boy loves to eat and he couldn't be more adorable while doing so!
 These two goof balls reminded me so much of Kyle and I playing in the sprinklers when we were younger. Best friends being kids. LOVE IT!
 I wanted to make sure I got to the beach while I was home. Cami and I took the kids and had a lot of fun. The water is FREEZING! I don't know how these two could handle it. Allison and I went back another day too, but didn't get in the water!
 My only request for the whole trip home was that one day we went to the lake! I LOVE the lake. That's really an understatement. I could spend every day of my life at the lake. My dad loves me (and the lake) so he rented a patio boat for the day and we set out to have some fun. I didn't grow up with all the water toys and fancy boats. All I really need is something to get around on and jump off of. We had a blast eating, laughing, swimming, and Parker even got in a nap. It was probably my favorite day of my whole trip.
 4th of July is the reason I go home when I do. Camden was blessed on the 4th of July 6 years ago and we haven't missed one together since. I always tell him it's our special holiday. Plus we love to swim, BBQ, and light fireworks. We had a great day as a family swimming, eating, playing, and watching the fireworks.

 These 3 make me so happy!
Most of the trip I spent babysitting those 3 kids and I was happy to do it. I love being an Auntie and getting to spend time with my family. It was nice to escape my life for a little bit and just enjoy the family time. I can't wait to meet up with them again in August to see Kyle graduate from UNC!