A couple of weeks ago I went to California with the kids.  I love going to California for so many reasons.  The mild weather, the beach, my father's sailboat, see old friends....but I mostly love going because being a mom can be tiring and in California I get to be lazy.  Like really lazy.
In California I don't have to cook, clean, organize, pick-up constantly, and if I wait around long enough, I don't even have to do my own laundry.  Don't get me wrong, every once in awhile I do these things so I will continue to be a welcomed guest in my parents home, and to prove to my parents that I have matured past 13, but really my contributions are pretty weak.  It is fabulous.

I also love that I get to go on jogs everyday.  I always come to California with some absurd fitness goal that I never accomplish, but motivates me to at least do something.  My Dad took Zachary on all his errands, plus had endless patience with playing black steam engine, which freed me up to take Baby Kate running for her morning naps.  I love how once you have two children life seems so easy breezy when you are are only caring for one.  While Zachary spent lots of time with other family members, Baby Kate and I spent lots of one on one time together.  It was nice.  We watched some bad TV, went shopping, and took some killer naps.  And I got some great pics of this cutie.

this picture makes me laugh every time. if we ever buy a grown-up house with a fancy serious adult room you will find a framed version of this.

couldn't leave this cutie out of the post......

The second week of my visit my sister came with her boys from New York. It was a blast, and I was going to write about it, but I just read my sister's blog and she did such a great job.......... http://roboboogiephone.blogspot.com/2013/07/june-cali-trip.html
You can take the lazy girl out of California, but she will still be a lazy girl in Utah.