An Endless Summer

Concerts where you lay on the grass outside are one of the best things in this world. There. I said it. Outdoor summer concerts are a regular thing on the island and almost everyone goes. Everyone also brings food. Keira ate jello out of a cup -very efficiently I might add- and we both finished an entire Costco sized box of seaweed and snacked on various fancy cheeses. She has quite a palette, this kid. I adore her (special thanks to Camilla & Damir for my favorite family member. Kidding. Or am I??)

I moved here almost a year ago and I’m so grateful that I get to experience moments like this with my family. I keep reminding myself to slow down and enjoy these small moments with everyone because who knows where we will all be in a few years? A year from now? As wild as it is to think about the future, it’s even more incredible and exciting to think about the present lately.

I’m currently super excited about:

  • How the blackberries are starting to sweeten and plump up on the island. I spend at least 20 minutes outside everyday picking and immediately eating before bringing them inside. Every time I eat one of these ridiculously fresh berries time stops. Seriously.

  • The fact that the sun doesn’t set until 9:30-10 right now. This means extra time for late night walks with the dog, dinners outside, and not feeling guilty about getting in bed at 11 because you know… it basically just got dark…

  • Baking something with all of these fresh summer PNW ingredients. I’m thinking a blackberry crostata?

  • Learning to sail. For real. In a boat. On the water.

P.S. This band was awesome.

Friday @ 12:44 AM

happy :) friday :)

“I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.”

— Steven Pinker