Thomas and Camilla April 2015 Date Day

**THROWBACK POST**

April 25 2015:

Off for the Thomas n Camilla April 2015 date day! Calls for a big air kiss and happy holler!! Muah!

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Now that Thomas and I are frozen from being outside for an hour and a half at Kids on Big Rigs ….

Kids on Big Rigs …. Biggest and funnest fundraiser for HDMS! Brrrrrr and FUN!!

I couldn’t resist leaving a little message. I got caught though … The officer asked in a very worried voice .. “Will that erase?” Of course, Mr. Officer. I used one of your dry erase markers! xoxo

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Chili and Quiche …. The best quiche I’ve ever had! YUM!!

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Bartley Ranch … Such memories!

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Yummy ice cream! I had deep chocolate and ricotta fig. Thomas had peanut butter chocolate chip. Then, Audrey Harris Park.

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Awakens and Amazing and Magnify and Instant Calm and Beauty

May 20 2018:

There’s really not much I truly know. Yet. This. I do know. Nature awakens the Knowing of my Heart. xoxo

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May 20 2018:

Team TLC walk this afternoon. Lillian heads to Surprise, Arizona later this week with The Romano Duo so we made sure to have a walk with the whole team before she leaves. And look at the amazing cloud show we got to see!!

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May 21 2018:

….. from a walk this morning …. Nature. Magnified. Take pause. Zoom out and See the Whole. Simply beautiful. xoxo

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May 23 2018:

Brings instant calm. The shoulders and jaw relax. The neck releases. And, if one chooses, whatever it is, can be released and let go.

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May 25 2018:

Beauty amongst the pins and needles.

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The Walk of Alchemy by Camilla Downs

May 20 2018:

I went for walk this morning.

Not unlike many mornings over the past 17 years. The meaning and depth of the walk has shifted throughout the years. What began as a way to exercise and get fresh air has shifted to be much deeper than that.

I have experienced many mindful walks. Walking slower than usual, listening, feeling, and smelling in silence.

Yet, this morning I knew it was …

The Walk of Alchemy

Spider Web and Magical Shadows and Perfect and Beautiful and Dancing and Cherish

May 7 2018:

From a walk this morning … Pollen dusted spider web. Cool!!! xoxo

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And then I came across this on a walk today …. So magical …. xoxo …

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May 8 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. It was absolutely perfect. Beautiful weather, beautiful people, beautiful nature!!

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May 9 2018:

Took myself for a walk yesterday morning and saw this beauty!! xoxo

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May 10 2018:

Dinner on the patio and we discovered this wee fuzz ball stuck in a web. Due to the wind blowing, it was dancing the night away. So cute!!

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May 10 2018:

After dinner walk with Lillian Darnell. There’s nothing better than a walk with my loves. I cherish every walk taken with each one of them. Every walk …. Since they were wee tiny ones growing within me. She and I have taken walks together for nearly 17 years! And Thomas and I for nearly 13 years! Love, sweet love. xoxo

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New Beginnings and New Buds and Sweet Goslings and Beautiful Moon and Magnificent Trees and Pink Blossoms and Never Ending Artwork

April 24 2018:

Today’s Walk With Me theme was all about new beginnings. Brand new buds opening so tender and delicate. Fluffy and sweet goslings eating and being protected by their parents. Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings …..

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April 25 2018:

The pool is being filled with water!!!! We went to the lodge after dinner just to watch the water pouring in for a few minutes. It takes days for it to get full. So cool!! We get to swim soon. Yay! We also saw the beautiful moon framed by these magnificent trees.

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April 27 2018:

These two have their “hands” full!! 14 babies!!! That’s the most I’ve seen so far! So sweet and cute!

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April 27 2018:

Thomas and I had a wonderful walk in the rain yesterday afternoon!

He’s created an entire new country of the lake with the sandbar as home base. Complete with ports, a capital, currency, military (ducks and geese), and much more. We spent much much time discussing this.

And, squeal!!! Got to see our first duckling!! Cutest lil peep peep sound!! Topped off with a carpet of pink blossoms. They’re even beautiful when the wind blows them from the trees.

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April 28 2018:

Sunset walk with Thomas last night. Perfect timing. Such a beautiful never ending art show from Mother Nature. xoxo ….

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Beauty and Wind and Beautiful and Grateful and Cute Lil Shadows

April 17 2018:

The wind was blowing too hard to get a good photo of this beauty! Will try again on a calm day. So beautiful! xoxo

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April 17 2018:

Thomas and I had a beautiful walk this afternoon. I’ve had a couple of days of feeling a failure …. at everything.

I’m so incredibly blessed and grateful for nature and the time spent in nature alone, with Thomas, with Lillian, and all three of us together. xoxo

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April 20 2018:

Look at the cute shadow this little fella creates!

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Walking and Sitting

April 12 2018:

It’s been an afternoon of phone calls … Ingram Books, Createspace, and scheduling appointments for Lillian. Thankfully I went for a walk this morning and sat for a bit by the water. Ahhhhhh ….. (photo of where I sat)

Nearing completion of changes that need to be made so Lillian can have a book signing at the Reno Barnes & Noble and they can have them for sale there too! One form to fill out and email and then we wait for the change to process.

YAY for progress!!! xoxo

Am I alone in NOT liking to use the phone? Not sure what it is, yet, I will try all other non-phone communication methods before using the phone!

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Spring Beauty and Almost Tennis and Windy and Amazing and Breathtaking

April 2 2018:

More Spring beauty …… One of my favorites!

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April 3 2018:

Thomas and I visited one of our favorite parks yesterday afternoon to hit tennis balls ….. Except …… Thomas put his racket down right before leaving so we arrived with one racket! Oh well … We made the best of it and had fun anyway! xoxo

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April 5 2018:

Windy afternoon walk with amazing clouds. Plus, the white blooms have arrived! Nature’s art is truly breathtaking!

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Lillian and Camilla April 2018 Date Day

April 9 2018:

Lillian Darnell and Camilla April 2018 Date Day ….

First stop – Wilbur May Arboretum …. An amazingly beautiful and vibrant oasis. Incredible amounts of bird chatter too. Plus giant turkeys!! Ended with walking the labyrinth …. Love ending our visits here with this meditative walk!

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Second stop: Parmesan sea salt fries for Lillian and oh so yummy green juice and coconut yogurt for me.

Then back home and to the lodge for eating our dessert of vegan ginger cookie for me and brownie for Lillian. Next up, UNO and reading. What a beautiful day!!

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Last on the agenda: A walk around the lake. Deeply beautiful and peaceful. Sat for a while on a lovely huge rock with an amazing view.

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