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Hello, Oceanside!


I have been looking forward to this trip for the last year, and it turned out better than I could have imagined. (Because what could possibly be better than a beach trip with my family + cousins?!) We spent the Fourth of July in Las Vegas, and then all set out on the road for sunny california. So many good times + good laughs happened, and we definitely got the rest + relaxation we've all been craving. 
 Here's ten of the best good things from our beach adventure: 

1. Watching the fireworks from the Las Vegas temple on the fourth. We all sat on top of our cars, played the most patriotic country songs we could find, and watched the valley explode with color. It was a night I will remember for the rest of my life! Sometimes spontaneous nights are the best nights. 

2. Loading the van up with 12 boogie boards and heading down to the beach for a few hours. Dad drove with his shirt off, we played hispanic music out the windows, and then boogied and swam and crashed up on the shore to our hearts content. 

3. Hotel Beds *heart eyes*

4. Waking up early + walking through the harbor village just as the little shops were starting to come alive. 

5. Evening walks with the cousins out to the jetty, to look for little starfish, talk about life, and sing prince of egypt songs. This was the first chance we have been able to be together in so long and it was so good to be able to spend time with my favorite girls, especially since Madie gets married next week! 

6. Not having to do my hair or put on make up for a whole week. THANK HEAVENS. 

7. Spending way too much time watching the hustle + bustle of the people down at the harbor... Can people watching be a sport? 

8. Going to the sunset market with the girls. The night was cool, the air was salty, and the atmosphere was perfect. Picture the cutest little street fair, complete with hanging lights, latino music, and shops filled with pretty treasures.. and BAM. That's what the night was!!

9.  Having a shopping day with mom + telli to let our sunburns rest. 

10. Getting ice cream from the village two times in one day. (I'm convinced no one can make a better mint chip waffle cone for $3.00 in the whole country) #vacationcaloriesdon'tcountright?

It was a week straight out my dreams, and I can't wait to go again sometime (soon) in the future! As for me, it's back to work at sand hollow + trying to make the most out of the last month of summer. 
As always, hope you're having a splendid week  + that you are able to step back from the craziness of the world and find some way to have fun! 
Love P

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