big manzanita.png
IMG_3208.PNG
Untitled_Artwork 19.png
blue stone 1.PNG

adventurousness

blue stone small.png
moonstone.PNG

perserverence

moonstone small.png
IMG_3218.PNG

Favorite trees

Ponderosa pine

Big manzanitas

Dogwood

Giant sequoia

Redwood

Magnolia

Eucalyptus

Baobab

Cherry

Acacia

Linden

Willow (from childhood)

Maple (from childhood)

NOT stinky ginko

Untitled_Artwork 25.png

Moments of contentment

 

On our honeymoon, sitting by the pool at the first place we stayed.

Tahoe, sitting in the backyard on outdoor furniture after a hike with a beer.

Visiting Steve in France. Picked up in the airport, drove to Spain, hadn't seen him in a long time.

—(list unfinished)

Untitled_Artwork 18_edited.png
IMG_3221.PNG

Best meals

 

Niche with the Guyols.

Rogue with Steve.

Ozark restaurant.

Random pub our first meal in London that just happened to have wheat-, egg-, and milk-free fish and chips that Patrick could eat.

Chili every Halloween.

Homemade gnocchi and duck Steve made for me on my Colombus day birthday.

Khao soi in Bangkok with Carl Middleton at the place that only served khao soi and only played Michael Jackson.

Fettuccine alfredo in Italy—Rome?

Cape Town restaurant—some kind of little bird in french? The little dove? My journal knows.

(Best meal in Spain? Look in journal)

Tarragona with mom and dad and Christa and seafood platter with goose-neck barnacles Steve had to identify for us over text.

IMG_3205.PNG
Untitled_Artwork 31.png

Best swims

 

Cool Dell.

Pops and Gam's pool.

Pool in Ghana.

Dreyland swimming hole.

Cave in Italy.

In Greece off the boat.

With Dorothy, on the island.

Boogie boarding in the Outer Banks.

Zanzibar

Puerto Rico phosphorescence.

Record relay with Denise, Liz, and Maureen.

Untitled_Artwork 32.png

From childhood Brooke was very sensitive to things being hurt. She hated for anything to die.

IMG_2435.PNG

compassion

IMG_2437.PNG
toum2.PNG

love
through
pain

toum2 small.png
Untitled_Artwork 23.png
Untitled_Artwork 24.png

Best sleeps

Falling asleep after a lot of exertion.

 

As a kid, summer thunderstorms ("maybe I won't have to wake up for swim practice!").

One time in Minneapolis visiting Mark and Donna, had a sleepover. Donna asked if I wanted to be tucked in and she really tucked me, and I'd never been really tucked before.

The Outer Banks: cool at night, salty air.

So jet lagged on the German exchange while Bryn was trying to go somewhere.

In Greece in the ship cupboard while Christa slept on the liquor cabinet.

Presidential suite with Steven in Dublin.

Costa Rica rainforest hotel.

Mole National Park.

Tahoe—best since diagnosis.

IMG_3217_edited.png

Cutest species seen

Dik dik

Pika

Chipmunk

Dog??

Sea Otter

Western screech owl

Harbor seal

California quail

Rabbits

Penguin

Not the Bunnicula rabbit!