Welcome to our digital scrapbook and journal for our family. I’ve made it public in the hopes that it inspires others or enriches others in some way. If something I post awakens, inspires or encourages at least one person . . . then it’s worth it! Plus, I’m having a ball doing it!
Thomas Darnell is thirteen years old and is unschooled (if he were in public school, he’d be in 7th or 8th grade – I’ve lost count!). Thomas loves to philosophize and talk about politics. In March 2015 he completed a 365 photo a day project. For one year he took a photo a day of a LEGO photographer taking a photo and posted it on instagram. Thomas has a blog here.
Lillian Darnell is seventeen years old and loves to go for walks, read, take pictures, draw, write, research topics of interest, and track the weather. She has 18p-, a condition that affects only 1 in 56,000 people. Lillian is missing the short arm of her chromosome number 18. She wants to be a fairy helper when she grows up. Lillian writes on her blog and shares book recommendations too.
Camilla Downs is their Mom. She is a ninja improvisor and does it in a way that makes it seem as if she knew what she was doing all along. Plus, she makes it FUN if the occasion calls for it. She has a crazy, insane eye for detail. These two qualities together make for some interesting times!
Camilla is an author, ghostwriter, proofreader, writer, and nature photographer. She is on a journey full of new learning, a journey with fresh eyes, an open heart, and a thirst for discovery.
She openly shares her life and Team TLC’s family life through writing her first book, “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance”, writing on this blog, The Soul Writer blog, and facebook. She is currently writing her second book, tentatively titled, “Walk With Me – Journey to the Center of My Soul”.
She loves going for walks alone and with each of her kids separately and together for family walks. She loves taking pictures of nature while out for these walks and their other nature adventures.