How Did You Make That

**THROWBACK POST**

October 4 2014:

A mom with a cute lil blinky hat, a fairy princess, and a fortune teller had a great time at the HDMS chili festival and craft fair! So many creative people with great creations for sale! Loved it!

Thomas was in heaven seeing all the things people make. He was going from table to table asking how they made it. He said he kept getting asked why he was so interested.

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Last Craniosacral Session for Lillian and Library Volunteering

September 11 2017:

Lillian’s last craniosacral session since Anthem Blue Cross has decided these sessions are not helping her so they will no longer pay. We so much appreciate Christine! Lillian has been seeing her for 3 years now.

Aren’t we blessed that people who know nothing about chromosome deletions and nothing about the intricacies of pain levels that are sometimes better and sometimes worse are so knowledgable about what’s best for us?

We have not given up. We’ll try starting sessions again in 2018 after she’s had three months without them. Beautiful hibiscus to send us off ….xoxoxo

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September 13 2017:

Second time volunteering at the library …. and Lillian’s last day as a fifteen year old! This time we pulled holds for two hours. Found all but three of them. Good job us!!

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One Big Step for Independence and One Huge Step for Tenacity

September 15 2017:

Walked Lillian over to the lodge about 30 minutes ago. She packed her lunch, laptop, book, artwork and other items. Working on being solo in a semi-public area ….

She had a big fall on the way over and scraped her knee in a huge way! Pain is always triple for her as would be typically.

She sat in the grass and waited for me to get a napkin and wound spray and then she continued on to the lodge. She’s in pain but still over there. Next up is walking over with all her belongings without me. xoxo

She did awesome! Yet, she’s got a baseball size scrape and bruise on her knee. The fall she took was pretty rough on concrete as she was coming down a slight slope of a grassy hill …

We have indeed come a long way as in the past this would have caused her to throw up from the pain. Oceans of love and hugs to all of you! xoxo

**Update** October 3 2017: Lillian finally left the house for the first time since the fall. We went for a short walk! YAY! Her knee is still sore, yet, we’re almost there.

Happy 16th Birthday to Lillian Plus Camilla and Lillian September 2017 Date Day

September 14 2017:

Happy Happy Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Lillian!! She requested dark chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting sprinkled with dark chocolate. Cake for breakfast! Yum!

Today is the Lillian and Camilla September 2017 Date Day too. Be ready for bunches of pictures, a special blog post dedicated to Lillian, and she held a Facebook live “Birthday Party”.

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Sweet, fun, and short “Happy 16th Birthday” video for Lillian Darnell! Just a few Team TLC adventures using Google animated photos. I LOVE YOU Lillian!!

Press the “i” in the upper right hand corner for a link to Wish Lillian “Happy Birthday” …. Or make your wish in the comments here … xoxo

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After cake and presents we went for a swim, then to pick out a special cookie.

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Ended the birthday/date day with a candle light sunset car picnic with an amazing view.

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Picture Day 2014

**THROWBACK POST**

Smile! It was picture day yesterday at school. Thomas was sporting a fresh haircut and Lillian was sparkling with blue body glitter. Wheeee!

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Blessings,

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Throwback – Lillian Darnell Turns Twelve

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September 17 2013:

Lillian’s Birthday was this past Saturday, 9.14 …. Happy Happy Happy 12th Birthday to an incredibly amazing and awesome Fairy Princess by the name of Lillian Paige Darnell. I am blessed to eternity to get to be your Mama and to have your magical presence in my life. You are PERFECT just as you were created and were created that way on purpose and for a reason.

It is crystal clear why you and I were paired together as Mother and Daughter. We have much that we have taught one another and will continue to teach each other. We had and still have some wild and crazy shifting and awakening to guide each other through …

I overflow with gratitude and HappYness that I get to dance the dance of life with YOU!! Rock on with your twelfth year of life in this beautiful and amazing world we get to call HOME!! I LOVE YOU LILLIAN!!!

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Lillian and Camilla August 2017 Date Day

August 14 2017:

Lillian and Camilla August 2017 Date Day – First, swimming! Then home for lunch. Next, dessert of a snicker doodle cookie for Lillian and vegan chocolate donut for me. Rounding out the dessert with an orange popsicle she’s been wanting.

Next up was reading at the park with this lovely view.

And, last stop was reading at the park with this lovely view. Then, throwing the frisbee. Ending with an amazing, soothing, and peaceful walk …. plus, munching on these beautiful grapes.

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Sunset and Moonlit and Long Walk and Long Sit and Treasures and Light Breeze and Fun Conversation

August 6 2017:

Sunset/Moonlit walk with Lillian. Bathing in the light of this amazing moon. We found a cozy spot perfect for moon bathing. So much gratitude! xoxoxoxo

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August 8 2017:

Moonlit walk with Thomas last night. Fed the ducks and ducklings and then bathed in the light of the moon. Bring it Mama Gaia …. 🌎🌙

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August 10 2017:

Sunset walk with Thomas. Gosh! Conversations with him simply blow my mind. A long walk and then a long sit on the lodge patio.

We talked about his thoughts on Disney movies, people who are paid to create viral videos, thoughts on why and what people find amusing in some of these videos, Sam Walton, Wal-Mart employee pay vs amount of money the company brings in weekly, obsessive compulsive tendencies, autism, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, adult beverages, and I’m sure more that I’m leaving out. And this was only about an hour and a half!

He found a treasure during our walk and explained it to me. He also spotted an amazing heart for me to photograph. And, apparently a kiss from me is explosive! Wahooo!!! I choose happy …. xoxo

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August 11 2017:

Sunset walk for all of Team TLC. Beautiful with a light breeze and fun conversation. Left a treasure for someone to discover and claim. I’ve had the “acceptance” rock for many years and it was time to pass it on.

Thomas and Lillian had fun with her braids in one of the pictures. We laughed a lot during this walk. And that felt good. I choose happy.

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Sunset and Frisbee and Ball and Walk and Clouds and Sun and Trees and Thank You and Cormorants and Pelican

July 30 2017:

Sunset trip to one of our favorite parks. Frisbee, throwing the ball, and a short walk. xoxoxo

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July 31 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian. Oh my goodness! What an amazing sunset. Clouds, sun, water, light breeze, trees, and great company …. Such sweet music for the heart and soul …. Yes. Thank you. Bring me more please. xoxoxo …..

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August 1 2017:

Such a beautiful and heart full time visiting with you, Barbara Richmond Chastain, and Bill this afternoon. Washoe Valley is incredibly gorgeous! We are so happy for you two for this amazing adventure you’re traveling!! Thomas and I sure enjoyed chatting with you both. xoxoxoxo

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August 4 2017:

Sunset walk for Thomas and I last night. Almost missed the amazing sunset. Thank you Mother Nature.

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August 4 2017:

Morning walk …. Cormorant and pelican wisdom. Such beauties! I’m always so excited to see them. xoxoxo

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