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!


  1. How Fun! I need to visit Petaluma again. We didn't get to go to the beach last time! :)

  2. Amen to that! I think that EVERY time I go back too. Nothing comes close to the golden coast. Your little nieces and nephews are stinkin cute by the way!