December 6 2009:
Date day with Lillian. Spirit of The season with Reno philharmonic. She’s loving it.
July 9 2020
Lillian and Camilla July 2020 Date Day
Fries and a smiley face sugar cookie for her. Peanut Udon Noodle Salad with a peanut ginger dressing and trail mix cookie for me.
Plus, a lovely walk at Wilbur May Arboretum.
A lovely walk at Wilbur May Arboretum. It’s hard not to take a hundred photos at this beautiful place. Nature held space for us to have some sobering conversations about relationships. Which is why I included the serious face photo. Ha!
Closing with an after sunset walk with more difficult discussions. Nature is the perfect setting for this.
May 21 2020
Lillian and Camilla May 2020 Date Day
Part 1: Burger Me fries for Lillian, followed by Great Full Garden snickerdoodle cookie. Tomato soup with Stuffed portobello mushroom for me (Great Full Gardens), followed by Coconut Bliss Chocolate Walnut Brownie (my favorite so far).
Part 2: Lillian’s first walk in over 2 months! The wind welcomed her back in full force!! 🌿🥀🥀🥀🌿
April 23 2020
Lillian and Camilla April 2020 Date Day
Fries and dessert at Team TLC Casa with our lovely sky view (bonus watching the massive amount of ongoing construction as they finish the clubhouse and pool along with the remaining buildings).
Fries from Burger Me for Lillian with a snickerdoodle cookie from Great Full Gardens. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie for me.
February 13 2020
Lillian and Camilla February 2020 Date Day
First stop was for fries to share, a butterfly cookie for Lillian, and giant vegan ginger cookie for me.
Second stop was a beautiful walk, with a final stop for a bit of window shopping. xoxo
I deeply appreciate all the love being sent Lillian’s (our) way. It may look like all is well in these photos. Yet, the struggle continues. Tomorrow will be one week out from me ruining her life (as she sees it), one week out from me making a decision in the best interest of her mental and physical safety. Things are definitely better than last Friday. Yet, it’s slow going.
Deeply proud of Thomas throughout this entire ordeal. A younger sibling who stepped into the role of an older sibling this past week. As much as I tried not to have the maddening aspect of this, along with the sadness of this situation leak out of my eyes and heart to him, it happened. And he comforted me. Thank you Thomas. I love you.
February 7 2020
Lillian and Camilla January 2020 Date Day … (a little late)
First stop was a wonderfully warm walk around the lake.
She and I have had an incredibly rough day. One of the toughest, roughest parenting days I think I’ve had to date. Please send us love and good juju that she eventually understands and accepts the decisions I’ve had to firmly help her make today. She is not happy with me and is deeply sad … xoxo
Second stop was for fries for us to share, with a lovely heart shaped cookie for Lillian, and yummy piece of dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt for me.
December 12 2019:
Lillian and Camilla December 2019 Date Day
First stop: A walk around the lake. Pretty cool clouds.
Second stop: Lots of window shopping.
November 26 2019:
Yesterday was the Lillian and Camilla November 2019 Date Day
First stop: Shopping for a new sofa. Our sofa and love seat were falling apart so got rid of them when moving last Monday. Found one!
Second stop: Fries and snickerdoodle cookie for Lillian. Brussel sprouts with toasted almonds and tamari for me.