It was nice to visit my parents in CA. The last time we were there was when Emma was a baby. It was a much-needed break from reality and also a good time to catch up with my parents and to let the kids enjoy grandma and grandpa's home. Most of the days it was sunny with a few rain showers here and there. We really didn't mind because we were together. We seem to cherish each moment we have with each other a little bit more as we witness our kids growing up too fast. My dad was sweet to take some family pictures for us. It was nice to be in front of the camera for a change.