Throwback Post: Luggage With Bread and Candy Canes While at an African Beach

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December 29 2015:

The Romano Duo made it home about two hours ago. Minus a piece of luggage that wanted a beach vacation in Florida! Oh no! Hope it makes it’s way back to them. We sure enjoyed having them here!

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December 29 2014:

Another loaf of coconut bread made!! I think this is about the 4th loaf and I make it different every time. I know some of you wanted the recipe. I”ll get that put together as soon as I can. This time I added vanilla and cinnamon! So good!!! (Next time, I may get all crazy and try adding cocoa and make a chocolate loaf!) YUM!!!!

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December 29 2013:

Lillian helped take the candy canes off the tree …. Walked over to the counter a bit later and this is what I found! LOVE!


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December 29 2012:

Library adventures for Team TLC!!

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December 29 2011:

After almost a TWO hour meltdown for both Thomas and Lillian and then having to earn our adventure back … We are finally off for a picnic adventure!!

And we made it … Perfect place for a picnic. Drive up was so beautiful … Brought “wow this place is awe-some” tears to my eyes!!! Amazing!! Makes my heart skip a beat!! 
Grateful for a beautiful day with my kids . . . long picnic lunch at Sand Harbor beach, great ride up there and back, candle light dinner {Thomas’s idea) and now for some relaxing while Team Member T is in the bath. Think I’ll pull em both outside before bed and sit for a few minutes . . . the weather is so mild right now . . .

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December 29 2010:

My son Thomas has to have the most exciting life of any 5 year old I know. Told me that today at Ms. Kat’s they went to the airport and then flew to Africa and they also learned Spanish! Seriously now – I really don’t remember doing as many adventurous and exciting things in my childhood!

Throwback Post: Hidden Beach with Rachel Flower

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July 12 2013:

Had so much fun with Rachel Flower yesterday! We were gonna mark off #36 on my AdventureList …. kayaking in Lake Tahoe … nature had different plans. Too windy so we played on the beach instead. Found a huge cool rock to have some fun on too!

This Southern gal is used to warm Gulf of Mexico water! That LakeTahoe water is cold! Felt GREAT though! Nature is simply amazing and AWEsome!

Throwback Post: Library Day in Incline Village

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August 6 2016:

The drive back home …. Lake Tahoe is incredibly beautiful. Words and pictures simply cannot capture the grace and peace.

It was library day for Team TLC. We have wanted to visit Incline Village library for years! Today was the day!

Thomas and Lillian had a great time and Thomas said he never wanted to leave. Beautiful drive up and back down Mt Rose.

“To open a book, is to discover another world. To read a book is to explore those worlds.” ~me

Throwback Post: Summer 2010 – Lake Tahoe and The Automobile Museum While Jogging at a Party on Geiger Grade Listening to Cowboy Poetry While Visiting Grandpa Robert

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Camilla, Thomas & Lillian out and about!

August 2010 Date Day with Thomas at The Automobile Museum

Jog-a-thon at Lillian’s School! Thomas did it with her!

Pull off on the way to Virginia City, Nevada!

Thomas

Lillian and photos she took.

Birthday Party for one of Lillian’s friends ~ Grand Sierra ~

Thomas & Lillian

Hallway Bowling

Cowboy Poetry at Sparks Heritage Museum

Lillian and Thomas

King’s Beach ~ Lake Tahoe

Graduation Party at Kristy Crabtree’s House

Thomas & Lillian

My daddy’s visit (Robert Downs)

The Romano Casa

Lillian’s painted toe nails and Lillian and Thomas out and about

Chromosome 18 Conference in Tulsa! July 2010

 

A Feeling Like No Other – Camilla at Nevada Beach, Lake Tahoe

July 16 2021

She’s been calling my name for over a year. Put some things together, stopped for a vegan donut and cappuccino, and here I am. Had a snack, a few swims, now eating lunch.

This is a feeling like no other. I am relaxed, at peace, soothed. I’m home. I love you Lake Tahoe. Thank you.

Fun synchronicity story of an introverted extrovert …

I was supposed to have a poolside chat with a friend and her son yesterday morning. My friend wasn’t feeling good so that got canceled. I decided to drive to South Lake Tahoe, Nevada Beach. I wish I could say I came to that decision in an instant, as I’ve been wanting to visit Lake Tahoe since last year. It’s always an internal struggle for me to leave the house, leave my comfort zone.

Conversation with myself:

Me: You have been wanting to go for a year now. Just go.
Me: But, maybe I should just do my regular routine, go for a walk, and then a swim?
Me: You’ve had a full year of staying at home, it’s time to start getting out and doing the things you daydream about doing.
Me: Maybe I’ll start doing that next week.
Me: When have you ever regretted leaving the house for a ride up to Lake Tahoe?
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Me: If you want to do these things you daydream about, you have got to get out there and do them. You are not getting any younger. You have got to learn to step out of your comfort zone, and do things alone. You can’t sit at home waiting for whatever it is you’re waiting for.
Me: Okay then. I’m doing it!

This went on for a good hour before I finally put some things together and left. I invited Thomas but he wasn’t up for it.

Nevada Beach is nearly an hour’s drive from where I live in Reno. When I reached Nevada Beach it was nearly 10:00am. The spot I chose to park and to enter the beach laid the way for the synchronicity that followed. Instead of following the paved entrance to the beach, I veered off and followed a sort-of sand path. To my delight there were only a few people in this section. (Heaven for an introvert!!)

After about 2 and a half hours, I heard a familiar voice behind me. I turned around and saw it was my birthday twin, Tania, who lives in the area. Not only that, she had friends from Arizona with her that I had only ever met through facebook. We had a lovely time catching up and chatting. They had planned on going for a hike most of the day, deciding instead for a relaxing beach day.

Many things had to line up for this to happen. It was such a great day.

Thank you “outgoing” me for not giving up on “stay in the comfort zone” me.

Although I am an introvert, when I am among friends, or when I become comfortable with others, it’s difficult to get me to stop talking! HA!

Majestic and Magical Lake Tahoe

June 26 2019:

Lillian and I had planned on visiting the Incline Village library yesterday as she wanted to get movies for the long weekend with The Romano Duo (which started today)! Yay!!!! Respite for me started today through Saturday afternoon!!! Wahoooo!!!

We were delayed making our way up there as we had to make a quick run to the doctor for Lillian to have the redness underneath her eye checked. And to confirm it’s allergy related. (For those that don’t know the area, Incline Village and Lake Tahoe are a 30-40 minute drive from here.)

We finally arrived at the library 10 minutes before closing. Good thing we’re fast as we found about 10 movies and checked out with 1 minute to spare! Three years ago, leading up to the 2016 Chromosome 18 Conference, Lillian conquered her fear of using the stairs without my assistance. She wanted to revisit that fear before we left the library!! Yes!!! Go Lillian go!! 💥💥💥

I did not want to have driven all that way for only a 10 minute stop at the library. So we visited Kings Beach to bask in the sand, sky, trees, wind, waves, and the magical and majestic Lake Tahoe. She’s a beauty, isn’t she?

Love the wee bubbles of splashing water captured in the first photo! And what a wonderful photo of Lillian looking at the lake. The photos I’ve been posting don’t do her justice. So magical.


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Thomas and Camilla August 2017 Date Day

August 2 2017:

Thomas and Camilla August 2017 Date Day – Swimming and playing in the amazing, soothing, wonderful, and refreshing Lake Tahoe. We love you Mama Lake.

I’m so glad I was in this amazing spot when I received certain news this afternoon. What a blessing to have this magical and healing lake to absorb and wash energies away. Incredibly grateful and blessed.

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