Throwback Post: Swimming With Adventures and Stale Marshmallows


October 9 2015:

Yummy, refreshing swim this afternoon. Now we’re off to the Great May Center Pumpkin Walk. xoxo


October 9 2014:

I’m guessing one is not being very mindful when one walks into the screen door instead of opening it first. Glad it was the screen and not the glass! That was interesting.


Bowers Mansion grounds this past Spring. Such a beautiful area. So peaceful and quiet.


October 9 2011:

Did you know you could make Halloween decorations out of stale marshmallows?? Playing with food adventures!!

Off for a little wee adventure!!

We went to Yogurt Beach and then to Audrey Harris Park!! Just a little wee adventure!

Mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! What a treat!!!

Enjoying the amazing and awesome view with a tummy full of Yogurt Beach Yum!!!


Thomas is Accepted: Breda, Digipen and SCAD

January 16 2024

Oh my gosh!!!!! I’m so excited for Thomas Darnell!!!!! ❤️🎉🎉🎉❤️ Digipen has a 46% acceptance rate.

January 23 2024

Exciting times! 🎉🎉🎉 I’m sure Thomas will ace the interview!

Big decisions to be made in the next month or two. I am thrilled for Thomas Darnell!!
Breda University is in the Netherlands. It’s one of the top international colleges for a Game Design Degree.

I need an updated passport! Moving that to the top of my to do list!

January 24 2024

Right on! Thomas Darnell has now been accepted to their top 3 choices! Breda, Digipen, and SCAD!

SCAD is one of the top universities in the US for a Game Design degree, along with Digipen.

I’m so happy for Thomas that they have choices! ❤️🎉❤️ And super proud! Thomas has worked hard for this. The Breda application was the most difficult as Thomas had to create a game and have gamers test it, get feedback, and adjust it accordingly.

Throwback Post: Substitute With an Adventure in a Family Membership


October 14 2014:

HDMS is keeping me busy this week subbing y’all! Full day Monday, today, tomorrow and half day on Friday. We shall see what happens with Thursday! Whew! Overflowing with gratitude … Thank you, Thank you, Thank you …. xoxo


October 14 2012:

Adventure time ….

Got a call Thursday that Team TLC was being offered a grant for a one year family membership …. We are extremely grateful and blessed …

Throwback Post: Whose on First


October 4 2013:

I’m so grateful for laughter …

Lillian wanted me to figure out “the code” she had just shared with me. I had no idea what she had said. After a few minutes I finally got that she was saying “What is the first word” ..

So, I said “What is the first word”. We went round and round saying that to each other with her frustration mounting. After some release laughter on my part and some scalding by Lillian that I could not hear, we finally got it clear (somewhat). She was saying What is the first word but she also wanted me to guess what the first word of the code was …

I thought she was telling me that “What” was the first word .. And it was … Clear as mud, right? Reminded me of that whole “Who’s on first base?” scene. Hot diggity dog, I’m gosh darn grateful for laughter …

Throwback Post: I Am Glad We Did That


October 14 2015:

As we left the pool yesterday afternoon Lillian said, “I’m so glad we did that. It was so refreshing.”

Thomas had gone ahead of us by a few minutes. When I walked in the door, he exclaimed, “Whew! I’m so glad we did that. It was so refreshing!” …

I felt the same exact way! It was completely quiet and still when we got to the pool. We swam and just enjoyed the quiet and the feel of the water on our bodies. I can think of no words right now to describe the blissful feeling of being in the water.

So extremely blessed with and grateful for this Team TLC.

Throwback Post: Partying While Getting a Mammogram With Candy and Pumpkins


October 15 2012:

If you’re gonna get a mammogram this is the way to do it!!!! Mammogram Party … Pink robes, champagne, Dorinda’s chocolates, massages my Tele ….. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

Spa experience at eWomen Mammogram Party


October 15 2011:

Saturday is candy day in the Team TLC house!!!! Yum!!!!

1st stop of our a Team TLC little Saturday adventure.Favorite place to eat when I was a teenager!! Yummmmmmmmmmmm!!

Pumpkin adventures!! Yeeehawwwww!!!

I am so darn lucky!! I’ve got a fire dropping Ninja guy and a sassy fairy princess in the house ….. This is one fairy tale adventure I’m happy to say never ends …

Throwback Post: 30 Day Journey of Giving


October 16 2012:

Just thought I’d share with y’all what I’ll be up to for the next 30 days … Happy Tuesday .. It’s a GREAT day to be alive!

30 Day Journey of Life: Giving

“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.” -Mother Teresa

And so it is … I accept and realize that to become enlightened and enrich my own life I must stop searching, trying so hard, and waiting for some “thing” to happen. I must be that which I seek. I am embarking on a Journey of Life on this very day. For at least the next year, I plan to dedicate myself to a different 30 Day Journey of Life at the beginning of every new 30 days.

The first 30 Day Journey of Life begins today …. GIVING. I will give of myself like ….

30 Day Journey of Life: Giving

Throwback Post: Improvising and Living in a Tiny Home


October 16 2015:

Just published the next blog post about living in our tiny place … “This update is all about improvising and using what I already have on hand. I love being able to use whatever I’ve got and creating exactly what I want, exactly when I want it. FUN!” This one covers removing closet doors, creating screen doors, creating walls, and meeting some new little furry friends. Hope y’all enjoy it! xoxo

Living in a Tiny Home Adventures – Week Seven