She’s a Member of a Rare Club and I Am Crazy

February 28 2019:

This spitfire is 1 in 56,0000! Missing the short arm of Chromosome #18. Honoring all who find themselves as part of this club on Rare Disease Day. Red for 18p- …. ❤️❤️❤️

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That’s it. I’m one crazy lady. Lillian asked in December if we could take advantage of “free for locals” winter swimming at the Grand Sierra. Sure, we can do that.

For one reason or another we didn’t make it and today was the last day for the free swimming.

We first made our way to the Infinity pool. With wind gusting so hard we could hardly walk. That’s it in the last picture. I think I would have preferred 30 degrees and no wind as that’s what it felt like. Thank goodness the pool is heated. Needed my ear muffs though. Frozen ears!!!

You can tell by our smiles that it felt much better in the hot tub. It is protected from the winds by the hotel building and ahhhhhhhh, ohhhhhhhhhhh so warm.

One crazy a** adventure done!! Check. Lillian, please do not ask to do this next winter!! Hahaha! I’m glad we did it. We laughed. We smiled. Yet, I’m a “I’ve done it once, don’t need to do it again” adventure person.

Between this and the hour long walk this morning in the 25 mile an hour gusts, I’m ready for bed! Mother Nature packs a powerful workout! No gym needed!

I figured she wouldn’t last long!! (And, she didn’t) So, thought the little bit I’d be cold was worth it so she could experience this …. (and hopefully not want to ever do it again!!)

Colorado Springs – What Places Should We Visit

What should we do and see? The Chromosome 18 conference is in Colorado Springs this July. I’m so excited for this one as I’ve longed to visit there!

Any suggestions for places we should visit? And, also suggestions for any place that I should visit for some me time? Thank you!! 💜🙏

Psychedelic Rainbow of Emotions is Coming Along

January 10 2019:

Gerry sent a quilt update!! This is going to be so very cool!! Actually, it already is!! This 3X3 Psychedelic Rainbow of Emotions Quilt gets to fly all the way to Houston when it’s done!

Gerry was our “neighbor” at the Barnes & Noble book signing in November. She fell in love with Lillian’s Rainbow of Emotions artwork. Which led to what you see in the photo!! Cool! xoxo

January 14 2019:

Gerry sent another update! She says it’s like working on a puzzle!

January 17 2019:

And, another update!! Little by little it’s coming together!

Let us know if you’d like a 3 X 3 hand quilted Rainbow of Emotions to hand on your wall! xoxo

Nature is Always Amazing

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson … Quote from the book, Where Would You Fly by Lillian Darnell

Want one of these lovely books of your own? Go here … WhereWouldYouFly.com … Thank you! xoxo

I Felt Much Braver and Not Scared

December 23 2018:

Lillian is at The Romano Duo’s House again this weekend. Yes!!!!

For anyone who doesn’t know: Lillian has a fear of taking showers. She’s always had baths.

About a month ago, she spent a couple of days at The Romano Duo’s place (my Mom and step-father, Frank).

They have a big, walk-in shower and it was perfect for Lillian to “walk” into that fear!! Yay!!! At 17 years old, she’s conquered that one!! 🧚🏼‍♂️🎉🎉🎉🧚🏼‍♂️

Flying to Tennessee and Life is a Fairy Tale

December 19 2018:

Look out Tennessee!!! Where Would You Fly is flying your way!! She’s magical and she sprinkles fairy dust all along way! 💚🧚‍♀️ 🧚🏼‍♂️ 💙

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” -Hans Christian Andersen …. from the book, “Where Would You Fly” by Lillian Darnell

Go here … Where Would You Fly … to buy a copy of Lillian’s book. Thanks! xoxo