This weekend was a whirlwind trip home to celebrate my brother’s birthday. It’s become a family tradition to go to our favorite crab house, sit by the water, and devour as many crabs as we can. This year was no exception and we polished them off, not a single claw left.

A few of my favorite moments: relaxed sunsets; the smell of freshly-cut grass; spending time with Daisy and her boys; driving around with the windows down, wind in my hair, and the music turned up; peach martinis; falling asleep to the chorus of nighttime insects outside my window; sun glistening on the water; lightning bugs at dusk; watching football with the family; late-night browsing at Borders; the gas station buffet.