Another wonderful Lillian story … Once many years ago, there was a time when Marigold Springs was called Magnolia Springs. Magnolia Springs had a girl named Marcella (Marie for short) and she wanted to travel to far off places to have daring cliffs and a never-ending basin of poisoned water.
“Once many years ago, Anne was playfully jumping on some stepping stones designed to look like flowers. Many years past and Anne was now sleeping peacefully and was dreaming. Meanwhile, there was a hidden dream cam in her brain recording her dream.
First stop: Enjoying the daisies and then having a yummy, delicious swim. 💦💙
Second stop: French fries for Lillian followed by a frog!!!
Tahini Broccolini for me followed by a vegan chocolate blackout cupcake for me. Lillian tried the broccolini and like it! It was so yum!! Charred broccolini with a smoky, lemony tahini sauce topped with toasted almonds.
Third stop: Audrey Harris Park – Read for a bit and then had fun taking photos! Love this view! 🌺🌺🌺
Peaceful Summer by Lillian Darnell …. There’s still time to participate in Lillian’s fundraiser and get a custom poem created especially for you .. This one was created for a lovely supporter in Tasmania.
Here’s the beautiful comment from Patricia once she received her custom poem …
Dear Camilla and Lillian
Thank you! The poem is everything I hoped for and more, and paints a brilliant word-picture. I look forward v. much to seeing the image, and know it, too, will be special.
As we approach Winter Solstice here in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s particularly lovely to be reminded of the pleasures and promise of summer.
The donation amount is completely up to you. Go here to learn why Lillian is fundraising and also if you’d like a custom poem of your own.
Just ordered Lillian’s high school graduation diploma and tassel. Now to get the announcements. If you’d like to receive an announcement, message me your email address or post it here. Why do I have butterflies in my stomach? HA! 💜🦋🦋🦋💜 Thanks to my daddy, Robert Downs, for helping with this part! 🙏💜f
May 18 2019:
Look what came in the mail today!! 😳😃 Shhhhh … Don’t tell Lillian. Although, she’ll probably see this post! June 1st is fast approaching! Take that you blankety blank blank geneticist! You don’t have to be highly intelligent and a math whiz to be successful in life and contribute to society!! And you don’t have to do it the way it’s “supposed” to be done.🖕🏻
Have spent nearly all day creating Lillian Darnell’s High School Transcript! Oh my goodness! Her official graduation date will be June 1st; which also happens to be National Donut Day … HA! And, the book signing event at Barnes & Noble!
We’ll be celebrating with donuts and books!! I’m sure we will have a wee live online celebration for Lillian’s long distance friends and family too. Stay tuned … What a journey!
Keep forgetting to share … Lillian Darnell has been invited to Barnes & Noble again on June 1st for a book signing event. I’ll be there as her helper. We’ll most likely be there between noonish – 2:00 or 3:00. Come see us!
Lillian and Camilla March 2019 Date Day …. Lets be true and authentic here. I don’t post behind the scenes a whole lot. Yet, feel it’s important as a society not to hide the unloveliness of life.
It’s been more than a week since I’ve had uninterrupted good nights sleep. Last night Lillian woke me up about 4 times.
This morning after waking up, Lillian threw up. Just a random throwing up episode. She used to have this happen quite often. But, it’s been years since the last occurrence.
She did not want to call off her date. Even though it was going to be a short date as I had a 1:00 doctors appointment for Thomas.
So … at 3:00 we left the house for her traditional fries. Now, for the date details. 😃🎉
Fries for Lillian (and me!) Vegan brownie for me and iced sugar cookie for her. She wanted to go for a walk; but was too tired. So, we went for a nice drive through our old neighborhoods. Pulled over and took this amazing photo!! 💚💙
She’s quite the stubborn gal. She didn’t want to wait until nevt week when we had more time and when she felt better (and me too) as that would not be a March date in March. It would be a March date in April. Ugh!