Throwback Post: Birthday Cards While Subbing and Discovery Festivals During Homeschool


October 13 2015:

Now that she finally got them in the mail, we can share the cards we made for her birthday! What fun!!!


October 13 2014:

Having such a meaningful time subbing in Boundary Peak today with some great middle schoolers! Get well quickly Ms. Robin!


October 13 2013:

Thomas and I made use of our gifted membership one more time before it expires tomorrow! Lillian wanted a stay in jammies day so she hung out with the Romano Duo! Wahoo!


October 13 2012:

Chili Channel … Fall Festival … FUN and YUM!!!!


October 13 2011:

Just turned in Lillian’s Notice of Intent to Homeschool! We’re official!!

Wildlife film festival. Thanks Susan Hill for inviting us!!

Thomas told me tonight through giggles that he used the potty on the wall for the 1st time yesterday at school. What a precious giggling moment between the two of us . . .

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: Gratitude While Discovering Wild Horses


November 4 2015:

Subbing tomorrow, Friday, and Monday in Sierra and I get to help the students create vision boards. It was such a hit last year, I get to do it again! I am so grateful to receive emails like this one from the teacher in Sierra letting me know what must get done and then asking … “do you have some things you would like to do with the students?” She had requested I do the vision board lesson with them already. I suggested that November is a GREAT month to focus on gratitude. So, we will be creating a Gratitude Wall in the classroom. Should be fun!


November 4 2012:

A vehicle and gas in it’s tank … So very grateful that Team TLC has a car to get us places we need and want to go and that we have gas in the tank to make that car GO!! Big ole smiles and hugs y’all!!


Time to get Mr. Thomas caught up:

November 1st: I’m very grateful for friends.

November 2nd: I’m grateful for food.

November 3rd: I’m super grateful for my Mom and Sister.

November 4th: I’m grateful my friend Lance coming over and having fun with us. – Thomas Darnell


I am thankful for my tricks. – Lillian Darnell


Team TLC Discovery Adventures …. GREAT Fun!!!


November 4 2011:

Today I am thankful for quiet alone time . . .


Our beautiful visitors this afternoon!


November 4 2010:

Puttin final touches on ANN Roundtable presentation for tomorrow morning! “3 Keys to Social Media Marketing Success in 2011” – Who’s gonna be there? I’m so excited! Can’t wait to be in a room full of so many people doing so many good things!!


Throwback Post: Sunset With Gratitude While Discovery a Fire


November 18 2014:

Sunset with a cool big tree this past summer 2014. I love taking pictures of trees!


November 18 2012:

Lillian’s gratitude for today:

I am thankful to have clothes.


18 … I am grateful for this beautiful number. A number that has led me to the person I am today. A number that has connected me with people all over the World … Austria, Australia, Canada, England, Israel, Italy, Spain, Venezuela and I’m pretty sure just about EVERY state in the United States! Who woulda thought that a little girl born with a piece of the short arm of her Chromosome #18 deleted (18p-), would serve to create such amazing connections that span the globe. I’m grateful for and blessed for all of my C18 family … They inspire me, motivate me, educate me in a way I cannot even describe. This chromosome abnormality adventure would be missing something if they weren’t a part of this journey. I’m grateful to Jannine DeMars Cody for having the tenacity and courage to create The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society over 20 years ago!! I LOVE all Y’all!! If I left out your country and we are C18 “family” let me know!


Thomas’ gratitude for today:

I’m thankful for Mommy.


Adventures in discovering how stuff works!!! Cool!! – Discovery Museum


November 18 2011:

Today I am thankful that this fire seems to be under control . . . When I stepped outside this morning at 5:30 for my morning quiet time . . . . I could see this from the Damonte Ranch area . . .

Discovery Museum – Remembering Times Gone By

December 5 2017:

Thank you Washoe County Library! Library card holders receive one free family pass per year. It’s set up sort of like checking out a book. Check out one pass a year!

Check out my tower! Ha! And the cool veins in my hand! And an upside down Lillian. Team TLC at the electrosketch and spotted Biggest Little Photographer in the gift shop and a hand full of itty bitty loves.

It’s been a year or two since we’ve been and it’s not as exciting for them as it was when they were younger. Yet, it was fun thinking about how much fun had been had on previous visits. Good stuff!!

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Walking Happy and Oktoberfest and Morse Code

October 21 2016:

Thomas and Camilla walking Happy this morning. Enjoying being Happy’s dog nanny …. as his human calls us. 💙💚🐾 …. xoxo



October 21 2016:

So fun tonight at The Vintage Oktoberfest!!!! We love where we live!! Check out the cool Polaroid picture Chrissy took of Team TLC!

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October 22 2016:

Walking Happy yesterday afternoon. As I walked past the trees this greeted me. Oh yes, Happy, we must stop a moment so I can soak it in and capture it. xoxo



October 22 2016:

Thank you Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada (DSNNN) for treating families to a day at the Discovery Museum! Thomas and Lillian loved it! Last visit there was summer 2015!

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Lillian’s name in morse code … via Thomas ….