Beautiful and Fun and Silly and Love and Beauties and Small World

June 11 2018:

Team TLC sunset walk tonight with The Romano Duo and Robert. Beautiful night. And fun being silly with pictures. They head back to Surprise, Arizona tomorrow morning. A few more pictures to follow. xoxo

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June 12 2018:

I’m in love with the leaves of this tree. The little veins, the color, the blue shimmery speckles, and the shadows. I have probably taken about 15 pictures of them.

Leaf 6.12.18

June 12 2018:

Such beauties …. xoxo

Pink Tree Blossoms Vintage Lake 6.12.18

June 13 2018:

It’s like a small miniature world in there.

Leaf Up Close 6.13.18

June 14 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian last night. It was a beautiful night and just what we both needed as we’re both experiencing “re-entry pains” from our respite from one another.

We followed this with a swim in the pool and a soak in the hot tub. Ahhhhhhh …. Just what we needed. xoxo

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Another sunset walk tonight with Lillian and I just had to give this one its own post. There’s just something about this one that pulls me In. Ahhhhhhh ….. xoxo ….

Sunset Walk with Lillian Vintage Lake Own Post 6.14.18

Sunset walk with Lillian tonight. I could not stop making pictures. So incredibly gorgeous and dreamy.

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Ok. So, I had to give this one its own post too. Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen the sun make an arrow pointing directly back at me. Just WOW!! Thank you Sun. Thank you Nature.

Sunset Walk with Lillian Vintage Lake Sunshine Creates an Arrow Pointing Back at Me 6.14.18

Lillian Signing Books – Where Would You Fly in Baltimore

July 1 2018:

Lillian signing books at the 2018 Chromosome 18 Conference in Baltimore last month! We took 15 books with us and came home with one! We also took a handful of mine and Thomas’ books and only came back with two of those! We are super grateful!!

Chromosome 18 Conference 2018 Baltimore Maryland 7.1.18 #60 Lillian signing books

Go here to learn more about each of our books:

Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories

Biggest Little Photographer

D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance

My Heroine and Flying to Baltimore

June 20 2018:

“These pages burst with Lillian’s loving attitude, kind solutions to problems, and a beautifully whimsical experience. Soak up her creative stories and poems. It will open a new window to the world.” – Kasey C., Florida

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June 22 2018:

Look what arrived yesterday! These will be flying to Baltimore with us next Friday! And she flew, and she flew, and she flew …. xoxo ….

Order of Where Would You Fly Books 6.22.18

To learn more about Lillian’s debut book, go here … Where Would You Fly

Lillian and Camilla June 2018 Date Day

June 18 2018:

Lillian and Camilla June 2018 Date Day ….. First stop. Fries for Lillian followed by a beautiful butterfly cookie. Vegan apple carrot muffin for me followed by dark chocolate covered pretzel. Yum!!!!!

Second stop. Geiger Way Lookout to watch the sun set. 💛💛💛

Last stop. A moonlight swim and soak in the hot tub. Ahhhhhhh ….. 💦💙💦💙💦💙

Just what this banged up body needed! Between this and the amazing homemade salve Carolyn R Smith brought me today; I’m feeling so much better.

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Where Would You Fly Arrives in Florida and Texas and Baltimore and Creative Short Stories

June 12 2018:

See what came in the mail! Cannot wait to dive in. Thank you Lillian for all the time, effort and love you put into this book! And thank you to your mom, Camilla, for helping this manifest into reality! – Kasey Claytor, Florida

Kasey's Copy of Where Would You Fly Florida 6.12.18

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June 12 2018:

Fly, Fly, Fly.
One Egyptian Eye
One Where Would You Fly
Departing in about 30 minutes
To Katy Texas
Fly, Fly, Fly
xoxo

Where Would You Fly & Egyptian Eye to Katy Texas Monica 6.12.18

“So happy to receive my book and art print this weekend!!” -Monica, Texas

Where Would You Fly & Egyptian Eye Arrived in Katy Texas Monica 6.18.18

June 14 2018:

Placed the order today! More flying our way! Hope I ordered enough for those who want one at the Chromosome 18 conference in about 2 weeks. Wahooo!

Order More Where Would You Fly Books 6.14.18

June 16 2018:

With much gratitude to Merrilee ….

“So many creative short stories woven together. Love her imagination! Way to go Miss Lillian!
Gave the book to our school librarian for others to enjoy!”-Merrilee B., Reno, NV …..

We are incredibly grateful for the time you took to write this! Much love to you!! xoxo

Team TLC on Plush Life TV Show – Better Pictures

June 2 2018:

That time a couple of months ago when we were invited for a segment on The Plush Show in Reno. We talked about being a family of authors. Thank you Jen!!

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To learn more about each of our books you can go here ….

Where Would You Fly by Lillian Darnell

Biggest Little Photographer by Thomas Darnell

D iz for Different by Camilla Downs

End it With a Period by Camilla Downs

May 22 2018:

End it With the Period ……. Sent with Howls of Love!!! xoxo

Water Droplets Goose Feather Vintage Lake 5.21.18 #2

Life is Not the Stories We Tell Ourselves

“Do not expect others to follow your way. When things always go your way, it is easy to become arrogant.” -The Treatise on the King of Treasures Samadhi

Sunday, May 13, 2018 was Mother’s Day in the United States. It was the worst Mother’s Day I can remember experiencing.

I’m writing this, I’m sharing this, for those amongst us whose hearts were covered and weighted with sadness. As I know not everyone had a great and blessed day being showered and pampered with love by themselves or loved ones.

Thomas had just returned to Reno from his visit with The Romano Duo (grandparents) in Arizona. He had much blunt and forthright thoughts to share about how unhappy he is with our situation and with Lillian’s inflexibilities and anxieties. I grabbed that hook and sank into a deep sadness of telling myself how much of a failure I am at providing for my kids, how much of a failure I am at being their parent.

(Let me add here that I do not blame Thomas. I have raised him to be …..

End it With the Period

Lillian and Camilla May 2018 Date Day

May 22 2018:

Lillian and Camilla May 2018 Date Day

First stop – French fries for Lillian and dessert cookies for both of us. Lillian is such a Star! A lady waiting to order commented she had seen us on TV. She was incredibly kind with so many wonderful comments. Then for a walk at one of our favorite parks. Beautiful bird song too!!!!

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