because we spent last thanksgiving break at a beach house. because jarman talks about how much he misses the beach and surfing every day. because i miss my sisters. because the weather has taken a turn for the worse in dc. because the sun is my best friend. because i am getting whiter and whiter. because my family is probably going to the beach today. because we are moving to california permanently (knock on wood) in less than a month. because summer should be the only season. because these pictures make me happy.