Not Enough Left of This One

April 11 2019:

She must have 3 bookmarks marking her spot. And they must be the same 3 bookmarks. No substitutions should one of the three get “lost”. And. She uses them until they cannot be taped and repaired any more!

She says, “I don’t think there’s enough left of this one to use as a bookmark.” Hallelujah!!! After years one of the 3 gets replaced!! 🤣🤪😂💙📚…. This post has been approved by Lillian.

Lillian and Camilla April 2019 Date Day

April 8 2019:

Lillian and Camilla April 2019 Date Day! First, a stop to look for a new skirt or dress for Lillian. Found one! Yay!!

Next was a stop for fries ….. they were out of fries so she tried the sweet potato tots. Oh my goodness! Those were good!!

Pink and yellow frosted sugar cookie for her and we split the other two goodies. A vegan Neapolitan cupcake (good grief, that was so good) and a vegan snicker doodle cookie dough bite. Next stop was an incredibly windy walk.

Last stop – An incredibly windy walk!

The Stories Were Vivid and Made Me Feel Happier

April 7 2019:

Lillian and I are deeply grateful for this wonderful, heartfelt and thorough review … So lovely that my eyes pooled with liquid gratitude when I read it last night. Thank you Katie!! 💜💜💜

“My Review of Where Would You Fly?: and Other Magical Stories Author Lillian Darnell

Where Would You Fly? and Other Magical Stories is a truly unique and magical read. I read this book in one night because the fairies, animal stories and mindfulness advice were so beautiful and provided a deep insight into how one very talented young lady sees the world. Some of the stories are very healing too. I loved how Lillian took animals ….”

My Review of Where Would You Fly?: and Other Magical Stories Author Lillian Darnell

Reuniting With Someone Special by Camilla Downs

April 7 2019:

I wrote this on February 27, 2019 … One day after my 49th birthday. This was over a month ago. I’m in a beautiful and peaceful place now, so I am simply sharing for anyone who may benefit from this writing. Rock on with ya bad selves!

Happy Birthday to Me – Reuniting With Someone Special

Just when I thought the really deep, tough stuff was all done ….

Happy Birthday to Me – Reuniting With Someone Special

Book Musings: Mary Poppins

April 7 2019:

My first love of reading was in the fiction genre as a child, teen and young adult. In about 1998, I switched solely to the non-fiction genre as I discovered an entirely different world and reason for reading.

I’ve come full circle and have incorporated fiction back into my life. Although as a young adult I read some horror books, I will not be incorporating that genre again. This was my first read in re-entering fiction a couple of months ago. 💜📖📖📖💜

Mary Poppins

I mainly wanted to read it as I was deeply curious after seeing the movie “Saving Mr. Banks” and how it was portrayed that P.L. Travers absolutely did not want Walt Disney veering from her story and all of the other things she did not want done to her story. It seems the movie did veer quite a bit away from the original story.

We’ve seen Mary Poppins many times and we love it so this was the sleuth researcher in me coming out to play! Travers was in a tough spot as she was about to lose her house and needed the money. After years of telling Disney “no”, she finally gave in.

Yet, it had some threads that remained true to the book. I truly don’t remember reading this when I was younger. Glad I read it now and that my interest was peaked by watching “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Movie Night: Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens

April 6 2019:

Team TLC Double Feature – Second Feature: Thomas’ choice – “Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens” We’ve watched them all now!

Thomas says, “It was good. I liked it.”

I say, “Oh!!! I liked this one!! All except one little scene. This one kept me engaged!”

Lillian sat this one out.

Movie Night: Small Foot

April 6 2019:

Team TLC Double Feature Movie Night – First Feature: “Small Foot” … Put this on hold months ago. It was our turn!

I say, “Loved the message. Didn’t really enjoy the movie. Just not my style.”

Lillian says, “Good, funny, emotional, and my favorite character is Rochelle.”

Thomas says, “I didn’t like it.”

Sunset Healing and Miniature World of Moss with Three Little Birds in the Cold

April 2 2019:

Sunset walk with Thomas.

Breathe it in
Breathe it out

Look up
Look around

Keep walking
Keep writing

Keep knowing
Keep loving

Hold space
For them
For you

This is the Way
This is the unfolding
Nature of life.
©️2019 Camilla Downs

April 3 2019:

Lillian and I visited the little garden behind the library today after volunteering. We went to look at and photograph the daffodils.

Yet, I was loving this Moss, even more than the daffodils. So soft and a beautiful shade of green. For some reason I hadn’t noticed it before. Got my attention this time! The moss is like a miniature world! So lovely!

April 5 2019:

Sunset walk with Thomas yesterday.

Every little things gonna be alright. Three little birds told me so. 🖤🖤🖤

Just about the only photos I get of Thomas these days … (3rd photo)

April 6 2019:

Cold and cloudy walk yesterday.

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Camilla is currently working on her next book. A collection of poetry, tentatively titled, “Words of Alchemy”. 

Lillian is currently writing on her blog and writing custom poetry to fundraise for Team TLC to attend the annual Chromosome 18 Family Conference. 

Thomas is currently working through the rush of hormones he’s receiving at 13 years old! HA!

Live Your Life as a Fairytale – Lillian Darnell Guest Post

April 2 2019:

(Picture of the book traveling on the train in The Netherlands)

Lillian and I were a guest yesterday on a sweet and kind book blogger/reviewers website. I’m biased; yet, I think it’s a great article! Titled, “Live Your Life as a Fairytale” …

If it speaks to you, we’d be grateful for your time reading it and liking or commenting. Thank you!!! Link below …

Live Your Life as a Fairy Tale by Author Lillian Darnell.