WWB - October 2016 - Iceland

The casual observer of this site may have noticed a distinct lack of activity in recent weeks. While I may eventually try to catch up with my remaining summer images, for the time being, let's assume that is unlikely. In terms of recent events, did I mention that two of us went to Iceland? We DID. The primary purpose of the trip was to celebrate the birthday of an awesome friend, but a few nice pictures came from the travels as well. Here, an Icelandic horse, a rainbow, some casually captured Northern lights (with no tripod, sorry about that) and a waterfall for good measure. 

Please continue around the blog circle to see what my friend Linda found on her recent travels - it's a somewhat exotic month over at Who We Become!

One {September}

This year has not been kind to the furry loved ones of the One Circle. This weekend, we said goodbye to our sweet, amazingly soft, beautiful kitty. We adopted her from a shelter in Ithaca when she was a kitten nearly 14 years ago, and after a life of love (or tolerance, when it came to the bipedal additions to our family), we lost her to kidney failure. We could see it coming, and a few days ago I asked my son if he wanted to take a picture with her. He said, "why don't I take one of you with her instead?" Photo credit, and tremendous gratitude, to my big hearted boy. We miss her, she really was the best cat and I hope she left us feeling loved. 

Please head out to Chicago and see Jessica's one shot for this month. I suspect it will sadly be on a similar theme. 

One {August}

This summer has flown by, and we've had a lot going on, but these cute faces certainly help keep it all in perspective. Two kids, one giant love. Please click around and visit my amazingly talented friends, starting with Jess Remus in Chicago. I am hoping for some summer Michigan magic. 

75 Days of Summer - Days 32-37

I'm not entirely ready to admit defeat but this summer project has taken a hit in terms of both quality and quantity. Lots of phone shots sprinkled in, but I'm hoping to finish strong and start to catch up a bit while I'm at it. This post is from a week in late July - bad weather, sick kid, a night out for me and another splash in the pool for good measure.

One {July 2016}

Summer is halfway over but we're still having fun in the sun. Since this blog circle is all about friendship, my image for this month is as well. These amazing kids have been friends since birth and although they don't all live near each other anymore, they certainly make the most of the time they spend together. 

Please head down to Texas and see what Adele found for her one shot in July!

75 Days of Summer - Days 18-25

We packed a few adventures into a short week at home, then I was off for a quick trip to L.A. to meet my new niece! 

75 Days of Summer - Days 13-17

Days 13-17. Back home and up to our regular routine. Sun, fun, books, friends and a date with mom where someone had a double dose of chocolate. 

75 Days of Summer - Days 9-12

Vacation comes to an end in the Lakes District in Northern Italy. We spent a day near the gorgeous Lake Maggiore, and another in Lugano, Switzerland, because why not pick up a country for the kids while we're in the area? Next up, a return to the playgrounds of New York with a quick trip to Los Angeles tossed in for good measure...

75 Days of Summer - Days 6-8

75 Days of Summer. The project continues, and the posts continue to lag. Vacation photos are coming to an end which will greatly reduce the volume of these updates! Here, a look at our last few days in Puglia. 

75 Days of Summer - Days 2-5

We are so very lucky to have wonderful friends in our lives - and then in an unnecessary effort to become even MORE wonderful, one of them decided to rent a gorgeous villa in Puglia to celebrate a milestone birthday. This trip has been in the works for almost a year, and we wouldn't have missed it for the world. 

Our first few days were spent relaxing by the pool, swimming in the sea, investigating a nearby grotto and watching Italy in the Euro 2016 Cup.  

8 Days a Week - July

For this month's edition of Eight Days a Week, a few different views of the Ionian Sea. The camera escaped with only mild splashing. Please head over to the Pacific Northwest to see what the ever talented Meghann Prouse found this month.  

One {June 2016}

One for June: the value of a life. While we were in Italy, I was honored with the task of remembering a beloved man. A scattering of his ashes are dedicated to the rainbow waters of the Ionian Sea. To witness the impact of the loss of one person on a family is painful and powerful - a reminder to treasure life and all the joys and sorrows that come with it. 

The sorry news these last few weeks undermines all of these sentiments, as ones, tens and hundreds at home and abroad have been ripped from their futures and families at the whim of a stranger. We must do better and we must be better. I wish I knew how.

Please continue to Washington and and see what spoke to Krista's heart this month. 

8 Days a Week - June

Drum roll, please: I am an aunt! I got to meet my sweet, brand new, beautiful nephew this month and this guy is cemented into my heart. My brother and sister in law are already rocking the parenting thing and anyone who knows them simply marvels at how lucky their baby is to have such incredible parents. 

Please check out the full June edition of 8 Days a Week, starting with the amazing Meghann Prouse