Is it horrible that I am counting down the days til school gets out just because I can not wait to get to our family's happy place?!? Summers in AZ are HOT so we escape every chance we get. I was born in San Diego and have gone back for the summer for a huge part of my life. So naturally when my husband and I started dating he got to join in on the tradition, and by the time we were married he too was hooked on staying in a beach house every year. There is just something about packing up the car and heading to the beach knowing that for the next however many days you will not be putting on make up, doing your hair, or even driving anywhere for that matter. Once we get the keys to our house, we dump off all our stuff and make a HUGE Costco run for the week. Then we park it, and it is glorious!!! It is actually relaxing, and our kids think it is the greatest thing ever to have their parents undivided attention for days, and to just unplug from work! Here are some of my Must Have Beach items for this Summer!!!