Love and Beauty and Fun

December 26 2017:

Solo walk this morning. I stood next to this tree for a while. Thanks Mr. Tree. I’m blessed and grateful for your love and beauty. xoxo

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Sunset walk with Thomas. This felt so incredibly good!! Great fun throwing rocks onto the frozen lake. xoxo
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Best Time for a Post Office Trip and Let’s Go Swimming

December 14 2017:

The best time to make a post office trip: 10:30 at night! One Biggest Little Photographer book on the way to Virginia!! Have fun Mr. Minifigure man!

We also found out how many times we can drive around the round-a-bout before feeling dizzy. Four. That’s it!

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December 15 2017:

Homeschool swimming day at Carson Valley Swim Center! Thomas is having a great time! What a fun place and a beautiful drive to get here too. Lillian opted for some quiet alone time as it’s kind of overwhelming in here.

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Lillian and Camilla December 2017 Date Day

December 14 2017:

Lillian and Camilla December 2017 Date Day –

Lunch of mushroom pizza slice for me and Parmesan fries for Lillian. Dessert was an amazing pistachio mochi for me and a gingerbread bar for Lillian.

Then … one of my least favorite things to do – window shopping. Yet, for her and with her, yes, please. Had fun looking at calendars and ornaments.

Ended our date with a short twilight walk around the lake. Loved ending with this as we looked at the stars and enjoyed Christmas lights. Yes, please. I’ll have more. Thank you!!

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Top 10 Blog Posts for 2017

Christmas Decorations 2017 #11

Top 10 Blog Posts With the Most Views (Culled only from 2017 blog posts)

  1. Help Team TLC With Attending the 2017 Chromosome 18 Family Conference
  2. Biggest Little Photographer on KOLO 8 News
  3. Natural Fresh Water Pearl Beads and Skeleton Key Wind Chimes
  4. Chromosome 18 Registry Family Conference 2017 – Naperville, Illinois
  5. Unpacking So We Can Start Packing
  6. Movie Night: My Dog Skip
  7. Book Review: Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
  8. Round and Round With Ridiculousness – Health Insurance Companies
  9. The One Lesson I Prioritize
  10. Movie Night: Back to the Future Part III

Top 10 Blog Posts With the Most Views for 2017 (Culled from all blog posts)

  1. Help Team TLC With Attending the 2017 Chromosome 18 Family Conference
  2. The Penguins of Madagascar: I Was a Penguin Zombie
  3. Winds of Change
  4. June 5 2012: Dirt Bike Riding
  5. Biggest Little Photographer on KOLO 8 News
  6. Disney Rarities – Take One
  7. Natural Fresh Water Pearl Beads and Skeleton Key Wind Chimes
  8. February 8 2012: BB Guns and Busy and WOW
  9. March 15 2012: Green Boots and School and Garlic Fries
  10. February 4 2012: Washoe Lake and Dinner and a Movie

Top 10 Blog Posts of All Time With the Most Views

  1. June 5 2012: Dirt Bike Riding
  2. Wind in the Willows
  3. The Penguins of Madagascar: I Was a Penguin Zombie
  4. February 8 2012: BB Guns and Busy and WOW
  5. March 15 2012: Green Boots and School and Garlic Fries
  6. January 2012 Date Day with Thomas
  7. The Second Jungle Book
  8. Disney Rarities – Take One
  9. Help Team TLC With Attending the 2017 Chromosome 18 Family Conference
  10. The Rescuers

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Proof Book Has Arrived – Where Would You Fly

December 22 2017:

Oh my gosh!! Oh my gosh!! Oh my gosh!!! Look what just got delivered!!!!

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Another from Friday …. Squeal!!! I’m reviewing, reviewing, reviewing like crazy! xoxo

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I’ve been working hard at combing through the proof book to make sure all items that need to be addressed are spotted! This is THE final stretch!! Thank you to those who have pre-ordered 44 books to date! If you would like to learn more about the book go here …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author …. 

Thomas and Camilla November 2017 Date Day

November 21 2017:

Thomas and Camilla November 2017 Date Day –

First stop: Washoe Lake. I’ve only been here maybe two other times with no wind. How gloriously beautiful.

I truly needed a deep dose of Mama Gaia today and this was perfect for grounding and processing.

Thomas walked barefoot and dug in the sand. It was perfect for him too. He and Lillian had a huge argument as we were readying to leave.

I sat down, took off my shoes and socks, and slowly buried my feet and hands in the soft, cool sand. I was instantly relaxed and brought into this wonderful moment with Thomas. It’s difficult to even find the words to describe.

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Last stop: Ice Cream!! Vegan Coconut Mint and Just Nog for Thomas and Vegan Coconut Mint and Just Chocolate for me! Of all the flavors I’ve ever tasted here, the Coconut Mint tops the list now! Love the texture and flavor – tastes like a Jr Mint candy, only better! We ate our ice cream with the amazing view at Audrey Harris Park.

Thomas also had a half sandwich and I had a cup of potato salad and macaroni salad.

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Loads Lightened and Encouragement – D iz for Different Review

**THROWBACK POST**

November 6 2012:

“Finally read your book – you are such an inspiration. It is my prayer lives will be touched, people will be changed, hearts will be softened, kids will be raised to their full potential, parents will be encouraged, loads lightened, and joy embraced through your inspiring story and advice and direction. You truly are making a difference. You share so freely, may blessings come back many fold!” – Terry Vasenden, Reno, Nevada

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Lillian Darnell Interview – Where Would You Fly Book

December 5 2017:

A very quick interview with soon to be published author, Lillian Darnell. I ask her how it feels to be an almost published author, and her most and least favorite part of the process.

**Are you interested in helping with the final leg of bringing the book to life? You can share this post, or share the website page at http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author, or pre-purchase here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author … Our goal is to receive at least 50 pre-orders. We’ve received 21 so far! Thank you!

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