Lillian Darnell – Graduating June 2019

May 6 2019:

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!

Where Would You Fly – Flying to the Reno Barnes and Noble

May 5 2019:

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

March 26 2019:

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!

Rainbow Love by Lillian Darnell

RAINBOW LOVE

This story is about rainbows and love. I hope you enjoy!

Once there lived two rainbows who didn’t want to separate for the love of nature. Their names were Candy Rainbow and Princess Rainbow. One day, Candy Rainbow was accidentally separated from Princess. What they didn’t know was that the Nature fairy had split them in half.

Candy desperately looked for Princess but there was no sign of her. Meanwhile, Princess was where Candy wasn’t. She was anxious to find him but the Nature fairy wouldn’t let her. Candy asked the Nature fairy about Princess. The fairy said, “No, I haven’t seen her. I didn’t separate you.”

Candy thought the fairy was being suspicious. Princess started suspecting the fairy. After a year passed, they accidentally ran into each other. When the fairy found out, she was furious.

The fairy decided to put Princess invisible so she couldn’t be seen when they bumped into each other. Candy tried to explain to the Nature fairy that rainbow magic was more powerful than fairy magic. Since the nature fairy wouldn’t listen, Candy decided to show her what he tried to explain.
His plan was to use his magic and power to get Princess out of the invisible world. So when Princess saw he was stretching out to use his power, she decided to reach over and touch his stretched arc. Candy felt lighter somehow but he didn’t know how.

Suddenly the invisible spell broke. The fairy was shocked at what happened and the fairy had to vanish. “It was me who helped you, Candy”, said Princess softly. “Thank you, Princess!” and the rainbows’ love was returned.

Princess thought if people saw them, it would be easier to have one rainbow be invisible. Princess decided to go invisible but Candy was able to see her. Every once in a while, Princess appeared behind Candy. That is why some people see double or triple rainbows.

(©️Written by Lillian Darnell June 2016 at 14-years-old – from the book, Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories)

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Nature Poem by Lillian Darnell

New poem from Lillian in celebration of World Poetry Day

Flowers shine bright
through the gloomy winter
Into the glorious spring weather.

Flowers flow like a sparkling river
Through the snow and rain
As a welcoming robin ready to mate.

Flowers dance gracefully in the windy day
Of gloom and sunshine
Flowers thankfully drink water
from it’s thirsty roots.
©️2019 Lillian Darnell
(Photo by Camilla Downs – 2018)

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Getting Ready for the Chromosome 18 Conference

March 22 2019:

She says to me that she just got done watching a video of someone riding the elevator at the Colorado Springs Marriott. I say something like, you are one crazy girl!

Well, she wanted to know if there’s music playing in the elevator! The Colorado Springs Marriott is where the Chromosome 18 conference is being held this July.

She’s already watched a video someone recorded of a train ride into Denver. Just video of the landscape as it goes by …. She’s watched a video of someone flying from Reno to Colorado Springs (or Denver). Just video of the sky and clouds as they go by …. I haven’t decided which method of travel we’re going to use to get there. So, she’s just preparing herself for whatever we end up using.

She’s researched everything there is to know about the Colorado Springs Marriott, everything there is to know about restaurants in the area, and read tons of reviews for both.

She created her “to pack” list today and the excitement is building. She keeps asking what she can do to help earn money to put towards the conference. Lillian Darnell is one dedicated person!! You go Lillian!!!

Flying to Tennessee and Life is a Fairy Tale

December 19 2018:

Look out Tennessee!!! Where Would You Fly is flying your way!! She’s magical and she sprinkles fairy dust all along way! 💚🧚‍♀️ 🧚🏼‍♂️ 💙

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” -Hans Christian Andersen …. from the book, “Where Would You Fly” by Lillian Darnell

Go here … Where Would You Fly … to buy a copy of Lillian’s book. Thanks! xoxo

Where Would You Fly Flew to Barnes & Noble in Reno Nevada

November 10 2018:

Where Would You Fly flew to Barnes & Noble!! 💙🧚🏼‍♂️ 🧚🏼‍♂️ 💚  And Lillian and I joined the fun! 💙🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♂️💚

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