The Real Treasures are Happiness and Love and Friendship

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October 6 2012:

“I’m going to write a book about the real treasures being happiness, love and friendship” said Thomas earlier today …

Reminded me of something he said back in August … “The only real treasure is love and friendship …” – Thomas Darnell 8.4.12 …. When we’re HAPPY we just think differently y’all … In a DARN good way!

The Only Real Treasure is Love and Friendship 2012

How Did You Make That

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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.

HDMS Fall Festival 10.4.14 #1 HDMS Fall Festival 10.4.14 #2

Comfortable Clothes

September 22 2017:

As we were leaving the store yesterday afternoon I thanked Thomas for being so easy to buy clothes for and not caring about brands. (Had to buy him two new pairs of pants yesterday as NONE of his from last spring fit anymore!)

He says, “I don’t stinking care what kind of clothes I wear or what I look like in them!” My thoughts exactly! Although, we all three have sensory issues! The only thing we care about is if the clothes are comfortable and don’t irritate our sensitivities.

Reiki Room and Outdoor Reiki

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September 27 2013:

The thoughtfulness of Thomas just warms me from head to toe, inside and out …

He’s building houses using the Lego Creator on the computer and he built me a cool Reiki Room in our house and even an outdoor area for Reiki!

How cool would that be to have a Reiki session outdoors in nature!! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!

Learning Patience and Fortitude and Stepping Into Oneself

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September 24 2014:

Congratulations Thomas! He has reached 200 days with his LEGO photographer project. That’s 165 more days of fun pictures for those of you enjoying it and only 165 more for those of you tired if it! HA! This is teaching him so much about patience, fortitude, and helping him step into who he is. xoxo

Lego Man Photographing Team TLC 2014

P.S. …. It’s a published book now too! Wahoo!! Go here to see the book and book trailer … Biggest Little Photographer

Picture Day 2014

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

Thomas & Lillian 4.24.14

Blessings,

Team TLC
See It. Share It. BE IT … Spread Love Everywhere You Go!

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August 15 2017:

I just pondered aloud, not expecting an answer; a question of curiosity as Lillian had just spotted a bee … “I wonder how one can tell if a bee is male or female?” …… Thomas surprised me and answers the question with confidence and clarity. Okay then!! I kinda really like him.

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Just returned from a drive to Carson City for an appointment. Driving back I was struck with the incredible beauty of this glorious Earth and was overcome with feelings of peace and knowing that all is going to be okay.

I’ve got to make a decision by end of day today and this moment was perfect. Incredibly grateful and I’ll have more please … xoxoxo

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August 17 2017:

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious … !!!!!

Lillian was having a meltdown …. So I said this … Kinda leaves one speechless in the middle of a meltdown … HA! Then I played Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews singing it … Perfect!

Lyrics
It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
Me father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad
But then one day I learned a word
That saved me aching nose
The biggest word you ever heard
And this is how it goes
Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
He traveled all around the world and everywhere he went
He’d use his word and all would say there goes a clever gent
When dukes and Maharajahs pass the time of day with me
I say my special word and then they ask me out to tea
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
Um-dittle-ittl-um-dittle-I
So when the cat has got your tongue
There’s no need for dismay
Just summon up this word
And then you’ve got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
Or it can change your life
For example
Yes?
One night I said it to me girl and now me girls my wife
Oh! And a lovely thing she is too. he he he
She’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Songwriters: Richard Sherman / Robert Sherman
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

August 18 2017:

When you just can’t make sense of everything not going the way you think you want it to go, and the amazing one that is your son had a huge disappointment along with you today ….

You help him make a room for himself. The tent is too big, so …. Fort style using binder clips and push pinning to the wall amongst packed boxes and other stuff. So grateful I could bring some comfort to him …. xoxoxo

Blanket Fort 8.18.17

August 19 2017:

The ways in which he blesses me ….. I cannot even count the ways …. I have a few of these books around the house. Yet, he likes to check out the library copy. He has read this book over 20 times, I’m sure.

Note to self for future books: Be ready to be questioned about ones writings and have the content presented back to one when one least expects it. My son soulmate … xoxoxo

Thomas Reading My Book 8.19.17

Giving Love Should Be Everyone’s Job Description

August 17 2017:

“Where has society reached when “giving love” is a job description?” -Thomas … He wants to volunteer at The Humane Society and saw this as a job description on the website. xoxoxo

That’s definitely my kind of job description!! Thomas’ thoughts were that this is just something we should all already be doing … xoxoxo

Smashing A Brick and Purging and Catalyst

August 8 2017:

Thomas finally decided it was time to smash his brick. We each received one at the May Alchemist Theatre event.

We were to imprint a word or words onto it to represent what we wanted to release. Thomas slept with his for a while because he said it had good energy!

It is done. And, so it is! Go Thomas!

Thomas Smashing Brick 8.8.17 #1 Thomas Smashing Brick 8.8.17 #2 Thomas Smashing Brick 8.8.17 #3 Thomas Smashing Brick 8.8.17 #4

August 10 2017:

Thomas and I just got done taking the Queen sleigh bed frame apart … in a confined space with a heavy tempurpedic mattress and boxsprings that had to be moved first! (I did it Frank C. Romano Jr!!) That thing is so incredibly heavy. My forearms are shaking! HA!

Thank you Marilee for suggesting Consign Furniture Now! They will pick it up next Wednesday along with two antique end tables. Wahoo!!!! I’m so hap, hap, happy!! Feel like I just lost a ton of weight! 😉

One bike gone, the free standing mirror gone, bed frame gone, end tables gone, one full load to the thrift store …. And there’s more. Three kitchen table chairs are going and three small bookcases. Wahoooo!!

Queen Sleigh Bed August 2016 #2

August 12 2017:

Mostly packed. Storage unit and moving truck reserved to get all heavy and big stuff on Thursday.

We’ll camp out here until Saturday, the 19th, and get the rest of the items packed. Last day here is supposed to be Saturday the 19th. Destination: Unknown. Isn’t there a song kinda like this? xoxoxo

Do I jump? Do I retract? Do I play it safe? What if, what if, what if? What about this? What about that? What WILL we do? Where will we sleep? My psyche is making me crazy!

I feel safe and comfortable where we are and a huge piece of me doesn’t want to let that go and is holding on for dear life. My true self and awareness stands back and observes the non-sense and drama created by the psyche … This is so not fun. Yet, will be the catalyst for something good …. xoxoxoxo

**Update** A few days before we moved out, I decided that we would stay here. It appears the time has not arrived yet for us to move on. Too many people trying to get one rental place when it’s available, waiting lists, hard to find storage units, no moving trucks available due to Burning Man … For whatever reason we are meant to stay put for a bit longer … And, we’re totally okay with that!!