Found these growing right by Preston’s tree. I know they’re just mushrooms but somehow feel like it’s a hello. We had so much fun foraging when we first moved to Sweden and used to find similar ones there. Most bolete (sopp, inte skivling för det heter Agaric på engelska)) are edible, like Porcinis, but Preston really wanted to find Chanterelles, so he intensely started watching YouTube videos made by some dude “the Chanterelle King.” So funny.
Golden hour the other day.
I love a good party when we’re home before 8.
Thankful for so much in our lives. Love the focus on gratitude this American holiday brings. Calibrating positively.
My niece from SF visited and we watched Oskar get 3rd place for running the Turkey Trot. Takehome prize is a Cornish hen! 🐦 🍗
Felix made scrambled eggs for me this morning!
Felix’s first off island soccer tournament.
Got this sweet photo of the boys and little G where he still looks like a puppy. When Joe and his family came up for Memorial Day they brought some amazing cameras. One had been used for aerial photography during WW2 and another was over 100 years old! He stoked the fire even more by giving the kids disposable cameras too. Preston would have liked that. And @ilfordphoto is out with a #ilfordinspires series of videos; look for Joe in LEGENDS OF SKATEBOARDING. Congratulations @photojoebrook @kbrooksf ❤️
Happy birthday älskade @oskogetter! Smart, positive, inquisitive, athletic, funny, brave and just YOU... I’m so grateful for you son. And I know your Dad’s love surrounds you and he is proud of who you are too. Hope you have a great day today and an epic year being 11. Let’s celebrate! 🎂❤️😊 ⚽️
Giorgio gigi gijoe giorgino giorgissimo buddy G.
Life-death-life-death-life-death-life-death 🍁 I love you. Boo. . And thanks for the flowers and rose hip craft at the Harvest festival Anna and @brita.fisher.
Old SF friends Rae & Wiley visited and got drawn by @taeuber_troupe pelican.
These two ⚡️
My niece is visiting!
Walk with G.
Excited! I just dropped the kids off with this guide who sculpted his own obsidian arrowheads. Instead of school every Friday for a year they will be outdoors rain or shine learning about “Mammals and the Art of Tracking, Plants, Trees, and Ecological Principles, Landscape Navigation and the Art of Wandering, Survival & Wilderness Living Skills, Birding and Bird Language, Local Natural History and Heritage, Community Awareness and Stewardship”. 🌱✌️Yeah! #vashonwildernessprogram #natureheals #natureconnection
How weird is it to keep a jar of herring in the fridge just because he bought it for me? Best before October 2017.
Like you said, so good for our hearts. You’re the best Jenny!
Went to the POBox after being gone for a month and there was a package from Thrasher’s “Celebration of Life” wizard Jerome. Eye faucet on full flow and heart full after reading these letters. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and memories about Preston.
Thankful for new friendships and dads like Devin and Jed that take time to joke and teach Oskar and Felix stuff. Yesterday the boys tried wake-boarding for the first time. Such an epic day! Love these superheroes and their families.
The 107th Strawberry festival and our first. Old tractors, bbq and street dancing.
I just realized I’m turning 50 this year. That’s ancient. No wonder I’ve been feeling so wise lately.
While we were gone our chickens stayed at the equivalent of a fancy resort and started laying the sweetest looking eggs. My neighbor Sarah is a duck, chicken, goose whisperer. Maybe she should just keep the flock or I need to build a better coop! The kids are pretty stoked on having a zipline next door too.
So good to be back with Buddy G!
This sunrise is right before I dropped the phone out the window. So lucky it didn’t break. Thanks for everything mom. Keep my favorite Borghamn bench warm until next time. I love you @elicobb41
Vadstena pizza swim.
Gamla goa vänner vid Vättern.
Night night bikeride.
Got rid of a trailer full of lumber today. Preston would not have liked that...
❤️🇺🇸 Happy Independence Day!
This Wednesday there will be a boxcar race in Vadstena at 5pm. Felix and his buddy are super excited and have been building theirs for a couple of days. #lådbilsverkstad #soapboxcar
Oskar played a tournament with his old Vadstena team.
Preston cut this hole in the wall so we could look out at the cherry tree when doing dishes. It’s so emotional being back at this house.
Got the village specialty last night - rökt sik - smoked whitefish. One of my nephews is visiting before he goes to family in Finland and one of my Seattle nieces too. So fun to have them here with us.