Movie Night: The Post

July 28 2019

Team Member C Movie Night last night: “The Post”

Got almost everything unpacked. Everything double washed. All luggage disinfected and put outside to air out. I’m all about spreading love, yet, this virus must go! I ain’t messing around!

Then … treated myself to a movie I’ve been wanting to watch. Totally enjoyed the escape. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were phenomenal!!

Thank You and Updated the Fundraiser

July 21 2019:

Thank you to everyone who has shared and supported this effort!! I continue to be in awe of those who support us, as many times I don’t feel worthy or deserving. So, truly and deeply, I offer oceans of gratitude.

I have updated the fundraiser regarding what is to follow once not that we have returned to Reno …. Much love to all of you!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lillian-spread-her-wings&rcid=r01-156607985251-71b2fd18a0e54204&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Adventures of Marigold Springs by Lillian Darnell

Another wonderful Lillian story … Once many years ago, there was a time when Marigold Springs was called Magnolia Springs. Magnolia Springs had a girl named Marcella (Marie for short) and she wanted to travel to far off places to have daring cliffs and a never-ending basin of poisoned water.

More importantly, Marie longed for ….

Operation Colorado Springs – Haircut with a Thank YOU Evening Swim

July 15 2019:

Step 2 of Operation Colorado Springs or bust! Haircut for Lillian today, registered Thomas for siblings night out and the zoo outing, searching for a hotel room or Airbnb near Sandy, Utah or Spanish Fork, Utah (making my head spin), one grocery store run, and Lillian asking 55 times if I’ve started packing …. Onward!! Thank you Kathy for cutting Lillian’s hair! She loves it!!

Tomorrow is more packing, another grocery store run, and nailing down the details of the route I’m driving. Just reserved a room for us near Provo. A little less than halfway to Colorado Springs. Thank you to everyone who has supported the efforts and to those who are sharing. Deeply appreciated!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lillian-spread-her-wings?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

*Updated*

Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared! We have surpassed the goal set and can now comfortably enjoy the conference!! When we return to Reno, we’ll begin packing to move into a new and more affordable place. I’ve increased the goal amount for those who wish to continue supporting us. Any further donations will used to pay for the deposit in our new place, movers, and moving truck. I have been waiting for construction to finish on this new place for around 2 years now. It keeps getting bumped due to delays, but, I think it’s finally nearing completion and we are set to move in September 9th. It is a unique/hybrid high end apartment community with 20 percent of the units set aside for working income families. Meaning the rent will be much more affordable (about half of what it is now). Plus!! We get to move from a one bedroom, one bath into a two bedroom, two bath. This will be such a relief for all of us!

July 17 2019:

Halfway done with packing. Lovey, our sweet Guinea pig, has been checked into Hotel Perez. Library visit to return books and to check out goodies for the trip. One last grocery store run. Full tank of gas. One very short night swim for Lillian. Painting of the Lillian toenails compete. Hopefully, I’ll get to bed soon! It begins early tomorrow morning!

An Amazing Young Author – Interview with Lillian on Curled Up With A Good Book

July 20 2019:

Lillian Darnell’s latest interview …..

“Today I’m delighted to have an amazing young author, Lillian Darnell with us on Meet the Author. Seventeen year old Lillian talks to us about her life, what inspired her to start writing and the amazing fundraising she does….this young lady is an inspiration ….

….. Thank you so much Lillian for your lovely interview. You are indeed an inspiration! I’m delighted that I’ll be reading and reviewing your book soon – so keep an eye out everyone! I expect it will be FAB ….. ”

Meet the Author: Lillian Darnell

 

Mermaid’s Song by Lillian Darnell

July 17 2019:

Mermaid’s Song

Mermaids swim the water
like a dolphin.
Mermaids sing as 
sweet as a pineapple.

Mermaids travel like whales
to explore magical lands
of unknown kingdoms.

Mermaids swim in the sky’s ocean
dancing in the sunlight.
Mermaids flick their tails
leaving water droplets
high in the sky.

Mermaids whisper
my name into the shell
as I listen to the waves of
mermaids talking.
©️2019 Lillian Darnell.com

Written by my 17 year old daughter, Lillian. She is still fundraising by offering to write a custom poem just for you. She wrote this one for a friend down South … Mermaid themed! Thank you Christy!! Let us know if you’d like one! Donation amount is completely up to you.

from Lillian: Hey, everyone! For this year’s fundraising efforts for my family to attend the Chromosome 18 Conference in Colorado Springs, I decided to make customized poems. Here’s some information on the poems:

The poems will be nature themed, fairy themed, mermaid themed, or unicorn themed. Every poem created will be different and uniquely yours! The poem will be made into a lovely graphic image and emailed to you. Go here to read why this is so important to her …

Fundraising for the 2019 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Poem Creativity

Although the conference is over for this year, you can still take part in Lillian’s offer of a custom poem. We’ve got a move coming up on September 9, and funds raised will go towards that. Lillian and Thomas will each get their own bedroom!! Plus, Plus!!! We will have a 2nd bathroom!! Ament to that!!

Thomas and Camilla July 2019 Date Day

July 16 2019:

Thomas and Camilla July 2019 Date Day

Lunch and a movie!

Burger and onion rings for Thomas. Southwest veggie burger in a lettuce wrap with garlic fries for me.

Movie – Spider Man Far From Home

Short and sweet this time as I’ve still got much to do before we leave Thursday morning!