Asking for Help and Please and Thank YOU – Chromosome 18 Family Conference

July 13 2019:

I’ve never used this before … Yet, I’m kinda, sort of, like, REALLY exhausted and was moved to give this a go for the wee bit remaining to fully cover the cost of this year’s Chromosome 18 Conference. If it moves you and you feel it the right thing to do, please share. Much love! The conference is being held July 21st-24th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Once a year she gets the opportunity to be amongst friends and those who get her, those who judge not. Once a year, she gets the opportunity to attend a life changing event. And, every year it does, sometimes a small change, sometimes a huge change. She chooses the time approaching this once a year event, and at the event itself, to conquer fears so as to have exciting news to share with friends …….

Visit this link to read more and to share should it move you. With deep gratitude for all who have shared and donated in the past few days. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lillian-spread-her-wings

 

Thomas and Camilla June 2019 Date Day

July 2 2019

Thomas and Camilla June 2019 Date Day ….

First – Car picnic at Audrey Harris Park – low budget style … burger and fries for Thomas and for dessert, a few salt water taffy pieces for Thomas and ginger spice drops for me. Pictures of the view at Audrey Harris Park – Beautiful!

Last stop – Little Washoe Lake for some digging in the sand! We dug a huge hole. Check out the canal we dug! And, look! I’m made of bubbles! Knew it!! 🏝💚💙

Throwback Post: Thanks to My Kids

**THROWBACK POST**

May 11 2015

For the last few years I’ve given a note and a small gift to Thomas and Lillian on Mothers Day. Doing this just speaks to me. I do love receiving the beautiful hand made gifts they make too. And do enjoy the day of specific gratitude for moms. They have been looking at these soaps for months now so I got them each a bar. xoxo

Buy Me a Coffee – Thank YOU

Hello beautiful friends, family, and some wonderful people I really just don’t know! Hahaha! If you enjoy, are inspired by, motivated by or just love the content, writings, poetry and photography I share here and on CamillaDowns.com, MeetingtheAuthors.com or TheTeamTLC.com; I invite you to buy me a coffee!!

I put a ton of work into all of these venues, and I love doing it! I need plenty of caffeine to keep up with all these things, on top of being a single mom to two beautiful (and one incredibly needy) kiddos!! Much love to all of YOU! xoxo

Thank you to those who have bought a coffee, rounds of coffee, even! Deeply blessed! -Camilla

Buy Me A Coffee

Majestic and Magical Lake Tahoe

June 26 2019:

Lillian and I had planned on visiting the Incline Village library yesterday as she wanted to get movies for the long weekend with The Romano Duo (which started today)! Yay!!!! Respite for me started today through Saturday afternoon!!! Wahoooo!!!

We were delayed making our way up there as we had to make a quick run to the doctor for Lillian to have the redness underneath her eye checked. And to confirm it’s allergy related. (For those that don’t know the area, Incline Village and Lake Tahoe are a 30-40 minute drive from here.)

We finally arrived at the library 10 minutes before closing. Good thing we’re fast as we found about 10 movies and checked out with 1 minute to spare! Three years ago, leading up to the 2016 Chromosome 18 Conference, Lillian conquered her fear of using the stairs without my assistance. She wanted to revisit that fear before we left the library!! Yes!!! Go Lillian go!! 💥💥💥

I did not want to have driven all that way for only a 10 minute stop at the library. So we visited Kings Beach to bask in the sand, sky, trees, wind, waves, and the magical and majestic Lake Tahoe. She’s a beauty, isn’t she?

Love the wee bubbles of splashing water captured in the first photo! And what a wonderful photo of Lillian looking at the lake. The photos I’ve been posting don’t do her justice. So magical.


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How Liana and Summer Came to be Best Friends by Lillian Darnell

June 25 2019:


Photo by Dominika Roseclay from Pexels

A wonderful story Lillian wrote in honor of National Donut Day earlier this month …

One day, a donut named Liana was walking toward a building called Friendship Inc. and wondered if someone in this building would be her friend. Little did she know, a watermelon named Summer was running toward the Friendship Inc. building and wondering the same thing.

When Liana and Summer reached the …..

How Liana And Summer Came To Be Best Friends

Throwback Post: Coffee Chat Followed by The Circus and the Park and Short Walks

**THROWBACK POST**

May 11 2013

Had an inspiring synchronistic day yesterday … beginning with a 2 and 1/2 hour coffee chat with my dear friend, Brenda, and ending with attending an exciting event in my very own living room – The Thomas and Lillian Circus!! The big, beautiful sun was my alarm clock this morning .. Here’s wishing y’all a day full of love for your self, peace and laughter!!

Thomas and Lillian 5.11.13

May 9 2012:

Park-Break for Team TLC!!

Thomas Park 5.9.12

May 11 2009:

Just got back from a short walk with Thomas. Very nice ~ who woulda thought you could see so much exciting stuff on a walk – he talked non-stop about Everything!