April 24 2014
Snuck a couple of pictures yesterday of Thomas taking a picture of Lego photographer taking a picture …. I so loved this walk with him yesterday … ♡
June 25 2017:
Wisdom from the Sun tea! Combination of nettle tea, chai tea, and a dash of passion tea. Can’t wait! xoxo
June 27 2017:
Sumo Bot Robot match! Thomas is learning huge life lessons with this great group! They enjoyed another match yesterday at Bricks & Minifigs Reno!
June 30 2017:
It’s a great day to mail one of Thomas’ books. Biggest Little Photographer is on his way to Sun Valley, Nevada!! Have fun little dude!! xoxo
July 1 2017:
You got that right Mr. Shakespeare! More chai and nettle sun tea brewing. So much enjoy the tea …. and the wisdom. xoxoxo …
April 5 2017:
We took our Team TLC walk at Wilbur May Arboretum today! Had to get over there and check out this amazing exhibit at the Visitors Center! YAY Thomas!!!!
April 7 2017:
Oh what fun!!!! Thank you KOLO 8 News Now and KOLO Sarah Johns for such a great experience for Thomas. He loved learning more about the equipment, how it all works, and getting to talk about his book!
Sarah: Oceans of thanks for your enthusiasm about Biggest Little Photographer!!!! Thomas was incredibly nervous, yet loved it!!! xoxo
Happy TWO Year Anniversary to Thomas!
He was eight years old when he began and nine years old when he finished. In the first few months there were times he wanted to quit. I gave him that option and asked him to think of how it would feel to accomplish this and how it would feel to stop before completion …
He chose to keep going. Two years ago he posted the last photo as of his 365 photography project! The book was published four months ago and what fun Biggest Little Photographer is having!
So far the following shops are selling the book: 1) The Legislative Gift Shop, 2) The Discovery Museum Gift Shop, 3) Buy Nevada First Gift Shop, 4) Don’s Pharmacy, 5) Sierra Pharmacy, 6) Galena Creek Visitor’s Center, 7) Nevada Museum of Art, and 8) Wilbur May Center Gift Shop.
Plus a Biggest Little Photographer exhibit at Rancho San Rafael Park Visitor’s Center opening soon.
And, coming soon … one more exciting announcement coming!!
February 6 2017:
An unexpected and wonderful side effect of Thomas’ book, Biggest Little Photographer, is renewed interest in my book published in 2012, D iz for Different. It was a great day to mail one to California. YaY!!!
February 8 2017:
Got a new order of books! Now’s the time to get your copy if you’ve been meaning to order!
…. Plus, Biggest Little Photographer coming soon to The Wilbur May Center Gift Shop …. The order was placed this morning to coincide with the awesome Biggest Little Photographer exhibit currently being created for the Rancho San Rafael Visitor Center.
The Visitor Center will also host Thomas and I for a few public discussions about the book as the exhibit will run through April 2017. Plus, plus a private discussion about the book for children at The Children’s Cabinet. And perhaps planning a way for books to be donated to Children’s Cabinet too! Wonderful and heartwarming ….. xoxo
February 8 2017:
Biggest Little Photographer is on his way to the capitol building in Carson City!! I was contacted last week and the gift store manager wants to see the book. Yay! Hope she likes it!!! xoxo
February 1 2017:
Great news this afternoon!! The Nevada Museum of Art will soon be selling Biggest Little Photographer too! YAY!! For some reason, I have an image of Snoopy dancing around in my mind … HA!
February 3 2017:
What a great day for a trip to the post office. Two “D iz for Different” books – One to Idaho and one to Washington. Plus, one Biggest Little Photographer to New Orleans …. just in time for Mardi Gras!
January 26 2017:
“Biggest Little Photographer” and “D in for Different” left for Silver Springs Nevada yesterday afternoon. That’s a whole lotta love in that package!! May everyone who touches it on the way, feel the love!! xoxo
WOW!!! What a great SibShop this afternoon! Thomas got to tour the lab, the roof (where the helicopter lands), the children’s ER, and the main ER at Renown. He also got to see a brain!
He says the energy there is very sad. Yet, the energy of his group was joyful and he had a good time.
Thank you Diana Beeghly Rovetti, Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada (DSNNN), and JUSTin HOPE Foundation for facilitating and hosting these amazing Sibshops!!
January 15 2017:
This morning Thomas asked if he could show me what he’s been creating.
Minutes later I sat cuddled next to him looking at a replica of the UN building and grounds ….. in Minecraft. He says he did a few searches to find out what it looked like. xoxo
January 18 2017:
Message received today from Ranger Marie with Washoe County Parks – Ranch San Rafael Park … “We’d love to help share Thomas’ book with the community and discuss an exhibit. I am so happy! I talked to all the Rangers about it and we are so thrilled!!!! …. you can call me on my personal cell anytime …. ”
PLUS an email from one of the BIG casino’s here in town about the book for their gift shop … We shall see what happens with this one …
It is when we are in the depths of our own darkness, we can rest assured the light and solutions are simply awaiting our embrace of said darkness ….. for the light will shine, shine, shine once we patiently dance with the darkness … xoxo