We contributors cannot gather together in person to share moments too often, geography gets in the way of that! So Saturday's collective moment was a special day for all of us, a way to gather virtually. From California, to Oregon, to Nebraska, to Maine, to Canada and London, we took that day to gather in spirit and share a bit of an adventure. When we began thinking of ideas of how we would share our moment, we decided to choose a theme of sorts, one that would help us weave our day together with a common thread, an added way of making us feel a little more connected acroos the miles. With Oasis coming in the fall, and all of us contributors in the summer season, we chose the theme of "refresh" for our day. Once that was chosen all we had to do was choose where to adventure, and what refresh would mean to us. Of course the unspoken theme of the day was FUN.
Here is a glimpse into our collective moment on Saturday...
"Exploring like tourists in our hometown was so much fun! What a great way to spend a summer moment." -Tracey
"Something about showering outdoors nurtures my younger self and i love to love her." - Myriam
"I live less than 30 minutes from Naples Island and canals and have never visited before. As one resident told me, 'It's our favorite secret'. I'll definitely be visiting again." -Chris
"We went to the pool and watched our boy enjoy his independence. The pool has zero entry and he walked in and out of the pool about 500 times by himself. He found a pool ring and put it on his head which is when I snapped this picture. He is a comedian and loves using props to make us laugh! It was a perfect summer day!" - Paige
"We went to Cambridge, played with bubbles in the woods and then spent some time by the river. Big smiles all around." -Xanthe
"On Saturday afternoon, the fountains of downtown Portland called and we answered. Filled the picnic basket with sandwiches and juicy slices of watermelon, grabbed a few beach towels and off we went. We waded and splashed our way through as many downtown fountains as we could and fit ice cream cones and tall cold bottles of mexican coca cola in between. Summertime in the city. Nothing like it." -Andrea
"We drove up to Clear Lake, a beautiful resort area in one of Canada's National Parks. I love it there. Of all the special moments, this is my fav! I was behind taking photos....as I walked toward 'my boys' I couldn't help but smile... the way Ben is looking up at John.... 'sigh'.... heart warming.... 'Click'...for me....a perfect moment." -Kim
"He ran as fast as he could, dangling the starfish out in front of him like a tiny prize coughed up from the sea. It was our very first starfish! I feel like a kid all over again on the coast of Maine. Our moments spent together on he beach will not soon be forgotten." -Meredith
"We felt like we were on a mission for fun all day long. We hula-hooped in the park and then cooled off with a splash in the fountains. Cooked a summer dinner on the grill and then walked to our local ice cream shop for a sweet treat. Later, when the sun went down, we lit sparklers in the dark. Mission fun accomplished." -Kristin
Moments of our shared day. Miles apart, gathered in sister spirit.
A special thank you to Haagen-Dazs and their 50 Summer Moments project for inspiring us all month long. Let's keep the moments going, share a favorite moment from your weekend here with us today.