Throwback Post: Gratitude Garden With D iz for Different While Cleaning and Serving


November 11 2014:

We’re planting a garden this month with seeds that live an infinity and flower over and over again! Grateful and blessed!


November 11 2013:

Team TLC cleaned house today, played some, read some, cooked some, played badminton, climbed the ladder twice to get the birdie off the roof, cleaned some windows, attempted to unclog my bathroom sink, mopped some floors, scrubbed some trim, washed dishes, washed some clothes AND sat down to plant our Gratitude Garden! We’ll each add to the tree every day until our tree is blooming full! Lillian drew the yellow flower and Thomas the purple flower. Thomas cut out most of the fruits and leaves for the tree too! Whew! I hear my bed calling me …. xoxo


November 11 2012:

Lillian’s gratitude for today:

I’m thankful to have a beautiful house and comfy slippers.


What a lovely group of people …. Nevada Diabetes Association luncheon!!!

Thomas’ gratitude for today:

Having Lillian to do our pretend circus with today and Mommy to hug and kiss.


I’ve had a busy and tiring weekend … went to read and rest on my bed earlier … Heard these two whispering as they closed my door. When I came out they had cleaned the house and were still cleaning …


November 11 2011:

Today I am thankful for the men and women who serve our country and their families . .


Thank you to my daddy, Robert Downs, for your service to our country . .

Dropping off food for Thanks-Giving food drive!!

Much appreciation to “Team TLC” for stopping by with donations for the Thanks-giving Food Drive! Thanks, Thomas, Lillian and Camilla


November 11 2010:

Just had to take a break to watch Lillian put on a “Blanket Fashion Show”. Have to say it was quit interesting and THE BEST Blanket Fashion Show I have ever attended! Rock on Ms. Lillian!


Throwback Post: Growing a Gratitude Garden


December 1 2015:

The planting of our paper gratitude garden has come to an end. However, here’s to the feeling and expressing of gratitude continuing always!!!! Thomas: donations, salt, and sushi. Lillian: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, birthdays, and art. Me: money, flexibility & patience, and hugs n kisses & snuggling n holding hands. xoxo


November 28 2015:

Gratitude = Love … And Love = Growth … Grow garden, grow!! Thomas: cranberry sauce, food, and real cars. Lillian: fairies, thanksgiving, and Christmas. Me: angels & fairies, mindfulness, and the healing properties of roots, herbs, oils, and food. xoxo


November 25 2015:

Our hearts blossom with gratitude when still ….. It’s a bountiful garden with another planted. Thomas: Thanksgiving, dates, and glasses. Lillian: money, sunset, and playing. Me: the ocean, butterflies, and gratitude. xoxo


November 22 2015:

our garden is thriving!! Lillian: movies, baths, and blankets. Thomas: books, blankets, and light. Me: peace, music, and the sun & moon. xoxo


November 14 2015:

Our garden is blooming with gratitude! Another flower planted. Lillian: glitter, water and holidays. Thomas: games, tissues and headache relievers. Me: Team TLC, mantras and life. xoxo


November 4 2015:

First flower in the gratitude garden is complete. This is fun! Thomas: Hot dogs & baked beans, festivity, and guinea pigs. Lillian: Books and food, snow and weather, and books again. Camilla: Love, terrific Thomas, lovely Lillian, and Mom n Frank. xoxo

Gratitude Garden 11.4.15 #1

Gratitude Garden 11.4.15 #2


December 3 2013:

Team TLC did it different for our November month of gratitude … I decided to change it up! We planted our very own Gratitude Garden! We each added to the tree every day. We added so much love to our tree that it became blooming full! I chose to grow our garden freestyle so we didn’t date our fruit and leaves. We just added a word or two of what we are thankful and grateful for, added our name, decorated and then “planted it”! Here is each of ours in no particular order ….. (Link in the comments if you’d like to read more)

In Gratitude … November 2013