May 11 2015
For the last few years I’ve given a note and a small gift to Thomas and Lillian on Mothers Day. Doing this just speaks to me. I do love receiving the beautiful hand made gifts they make too. And do enjoy the day of specific gratitude for moms. They have been looking at these soaps for months now so I got them each a bar. xoxo
June 25 2019:
Photo by Dominika Roseclay from Pexels
A wonderful story Lillian wrote in honor of National Donut Day earlier this month …
One day, a donut named Liana was walking toward a building called Friendship Inc. and wondered if someone in this building would be her friend. Little did she know, a watermelon named Summer was running toward the Friendship Inc. building and wondering the same thing.
When Liana and Summer reached the …..
How Liana And Summer Came To Be Best Friends
May 11 2013
Had an inspiring synchronistic day yesterday … beginning with a 2 and 1/2 hour coffee chat with my dear friend, Brenda, and ending with attending an exciting event in my very own living room – The Thomas and Lillian Circus!! The big, beautiful sun was my alarm clock this morning .. Here’s wishing y’all a day full of love for your self, peace and laughter!!
May 9 2012:
Park-Break for Team TLC!!
May 11 2009:
Just got back from a short walk with Thomas. Very nice ~ who woulda thought you could see so much exciting stuff on a walk – he talked non-stop about Everything!
June 17 2019:
It was a BBQ at The Romano Duo’s place yesterday. I got to see my niece, Samantha, who I haven’t seen since she was 1 year old. And Thomas and Lillian got to meet her for the first time. Thomas and Samantha are about 9 months apart. She’s up from Louisiana visiting her dad, my brother, Robert.
Look at the amazing veggie and pineapple kabobs Frank made just for me. Yum! Yum!! 💗😋
We were graced with a beautiful and bright rainbow too!!! 💞💜
June 23 2019:
I got a text today that began, Hey Aunt Camilla …. what? I had to go back and reread that. I’ve never been called that. And. For some reason, my throat seized, my nose got runny, my eyes began to burn, and liquid dripped from my eyes.
The last time I saw Samantha, my brothers daughter, she was 1 year old. She’s up from Louisiana visiting him for a few weeks. And. She just called me Aunt Camilla. ♥️💜♥️
June 23 2019:
Lillian has another guest blog post upcoming and we thought it time for her to create an official page for her writings, art and creations. If it feels the thing to do, I invite you to “like” her page. Thank you tons from both of us … ❤️❤️❤️ … Go here to like her page … https://www.facebook.com/LillianDarnellArtist/
June 18 2019:
Scene at the hair stylist today. Thanks Roger for cutting Thomas’ hair! He feels much better. Thank you Kathy Montoya Duncan for the bag of goodies! You both bless all three of us!
June 21 2019:
Pool and BBQ day at the lodge = Team TLC + The Romano Duo + Robert and Samantha 💦💦💦💙💙💙
It was so good to see this one let loose and just play – the one with the green pool noodle. Caused my heart to jump for joy. And good to see Samantha getting to have fun too!!
I needed this day. A day to not worry about things …. money, health and well being of myself and my two kiddos, food, shelter, peace. A day to say, just for today everything is okay. Right now, in this moment, I shall not worry. Thank you for this day. 🙏🏼♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼
May 29 2019:
First round of senior/graduation photos for Lillian. She’s wants photos at a different location too! Ha!
This was the perfect spot for the first set. The little garden behind the library. We’ve been coming here ever since she was 5 years old.
I’ve taken tons of photos of the three of us in this little garden throughout the past 12 years. 🙏🎉💗💗💗🎉🙏
May 31 2019:
Lillian’s live facebook celebration …
May 24 2019:
Lillian and Camilla May 2019 Date Day
First stop was to pick up the printed graduation announcements.
Second stop – Fries and a bright and beautiful shortbread cookie for Lillian. Crispy cauliflower with a siracha aioli sauce and a vegan oatmeal coconut raisin cookie for me. The cauliflower was amazing. So incredibly good and perfect amount of spiciness in the sauce. 🧡🧡🧡
Last stop – Craft store for sparkly things to embellish the graduation announcements. Lillian still has Christmas money so she picked out a shiny pencil case she’s had her eye on to use for traveling with her colored pencils.
April 24 2019:
Reasons I KNOW it’s time for a Lillian break:
I’ve been can’t-move-my-body exhausted (with a side order of pounding headache) every night this week.
I turned the heat on last night instead of the air conditioner … it was a balmy 75 degrees almost all night! 🤪😂 Realized what I had done not too long before getting up.
One of the 3 times Lillian woke me up, she asked for throat spray (homemade with cold spring water and peppermint essential oil) …. She got one good spray directly up her nose! Oops!!! Sorry Lillian …
I had a peanut butter & jelly sandwich for dinner tonight.
The Romano Duo picked up Lillian this afternoon after our library volunteering. She’s off to spend 3 nights with them; rejoining Thomas and I on Saturday. Just in time for movie night! Hallelujah … It’s break-from-Lillian time! Love you to infinity Lillian! And, grateful for our breaks!! (Photo from May 2018)