Throwback Post: Friends With Advent Calendars, Christmas Lights and Movies at the Library


December 1 2014:

The interesting things that come into your life when you are connected with people all over the world due to deleted genetic material from one’s daughter’s 18th chromosome.

Thomas’s class got assigned Australia for their multicultural report this year. Thomas chose Victoria. He’s finished all his research and is working on the creative piece now of displaying some of what he learned. I mentioned to him that we’ve got more than several C18 friends in Australia. Let’s look and see if any of them live in Victoria and we can see if she would like to send a post card or something. Hot Diggity Dog!

Thanks Deb Goodrick for playing along and sending some goodies to Thomas! Can’t wait for him to put it all together! So blessed by the kindness and enthusiasm of others!


December 1 2013:

Yes Katharine Newman! It’s a big hit! Especially last night after watching the Nutcracker. Left the projector connected and had fun looking at it really big, putting the giant puzzles together, and making huge snowflakes! Thank YOU! xoxo

YAY me! Got lights up in the front and back! I’m glad I have such a sense of humor. I was cracking myself up with some of less than wise moves I was making. Stringing lights with the plug in on the wrong end, hearing at least 2 of the ceramic bulbs pop as they hit the ground and trying to hammer nails into this crumbly stucco exterior (and seeing the nails fly all over)! We’ll see how long the scotch tape holds up in the back! HA! I have two happy, happy kids too!! Totally worth it! xoxo


December 1 2012:

I am so lucky!! Got a weather report delivered to me in bed this morning at 6:30 am by Weather Fairy Lillian!! This young lady cannot begin her day without 10-30 minutes of weather observations, AND she must share it with others! Then I treated myself to some yummy vanilla cinnamon tea in front of the fire! There’s nothing like quiet time! Happy December 1st y’all!!


Lillian ran out of books. Here we are, What would this Team TLC do without libraries?


Gets me EVERY time. Team TLC Movie Night Adventures for tonight.


December 1 2011:

Another favorite from Red Rock Canyon.


So full of gratitude tonight for all the amazing beautiful friends and family in my life. I’m gonna have one of these fancy yummy chocolates I bought tonight, read some and go to sleep full of happiness and peace {and chocolate}, and cherish my last night of me time!

Throwback Post: Library Time With an Abundance of Gratitude


November 30 2014:

Forgot to post our library picture yesterday afternoon! Yep! We’re crazy wild about these things called books. It’s a permanent entry on our calendar every 2 weeks!


November 30 2013:

Library time … we committed our first random act of kindness too! Wahoo! Let the kindness adventures begin!


November 30 2012:

Thomas’ gratitude for today:

I’m thankful and grateful to have our house that we live in.


November 30 2012:

As this month of sharing publicly what I am thankful for comes to an end … I’m signing off with this one …. I am grateful for ME, thankful that I chose to journey within myself to discover my true inner self, my purpose, my passion, and my unique gift … I’m glad y’all are part of this journey … Big Warm Hug!! Here’s a post I wrote about this back in September …


Lillian’s gratitude for today:

I am thankful for Christmas coming and for having my iPhone working again.


November 30 2011:

Today I am thankful for those who are helping make my book, D iz for Different, a reality! I’m finalizing the edits this week and submitting to my lovely editor, Sara! Thank you Sara and thank you Natalie for helping with the book cover. Thank you Paulina for the team TLC photo session. Thank you Daniel for your awesome artwork. Thank you Debe for the connection with Jim Stovall which resulted in a beautiful endorsement. And, thank you to the women of the WOW writer’s club. What we started just over a year ago has become so much more . . . Thank you Kymberlee, Cheri, Glenna, Lisa, Clare, Karyn, Beverly, Emma, Jamie, Susan, Kimberly and Rachel! Thankful, blessed and grateful . . .


Throwback Post: Library Adventures and Something Special and Coconut


December 14 2014:


The coconut bread was a success today. I made it for myself and Thomas and Lillian are eatin’ it up! Taste great warm with a bit of ghee. Can’t wait to taste it with some almond butter. Yum!!


December 14 2013:

Library adventures … We left a little something special down one of the aisles for someone to find … may it warm their heart!

Throwback Post: Library Days With Blessings and the Car Manual


December 27 2015:

Team TLC Library Day … Ventured out to Spanish Springs since it’s been so long since we last visited. Beautiful library! Found some good stuff!!


December 27 2014:

Books for the LOVE of it … Enjoying our library time!


December 27 2013:

A truck to use for moving, a job offer, another potential job opportunity, several writing opportunities, a blog set up, a place to stay with another family if needed, and $8,414 … in just 2 weeks of creating and sharing my blog post. My heart and soul overflow with gratitude and love for all y’all! I am staying open to all opportunities, blessings and miracles that arise. I will be creating a monthly package for ongoing blog maintenance as soon as I get this house packed. More purging and packing today and dropping off an application for an apartment. I like that the give away pile is growing bigger than the keep pile!


December 27 2012:

I sure am glad that cars come with these handy little books that tell you how to do “stuff” with the car. Oil, transmission fluid and coolant all checked today. That poor baby was thirsty, needed oil and antifreeze.


December 27 2010:

Thomas was eating chips and picante sauce with me. Said “Mmmmm, this is good! I’ve got hot sauce tongue” – and then kept on eating and eating and eating it! Gotta get this kid down to a real crawfish boil one day soon and see how he likes that!

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


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!


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!!!!


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!


December 29 2012:

Library adventures for Team TLC!!


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 . . .


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: Gratitude with Date Days and Rock Painting With Cheers at the Library


July 27 2014:

Thomas is so excited! He gets to spend some time at Wild Island water park with his “big brother”! Thanks Cathy Johannsen!!


July 27 2012:

Quick library adventure before picking up Team Member T from last day of Dr Seuss camp … Then more packing for San Antonio tomorrow and out to eat with the Romano Duo!! Whew!!

Last day of Dr Seuss camp for Mr T!!!


Cheers … And YUM!!! Here’s to the Romano duo and Team Member C!!


July 27 2011:

Leaving the eWomenNetwork Reno/Carson/Tahoe/Vegas/Sierra Nevadas Chapter dinner event tonight as I walked outside I was overcome with feelings of gratitude and love for this AWE-some city and state I call home and for the beautiful and amazing people I have surrounded myself with – my two kids, my eWn Friends and my Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society Family! WOW . . . what an adventure y’all!


Adventures in Rock Painting today! Felt great to stay home today after so much excitement with the Chromosome 18 Conference! YAY for back yard adventures . . .


July 27 2009:

YAY! The move is over & done!! Farewell 10669! Takin my little man on a date today. To the airport to look at airplanes & trucks and then to get more sand for his sandbox! Hope date days will always be this easy to plan with him!


Throwback Post: Library in Holland With Bees and a Comedy Show


August 7 2015:

This place always brings on the smiles. Yesterday was Team TLC library day!! xoxo


August 7 2013:

Fun and interesting meeting with Scott Harrington and Sarah of The Holland Project …. Seeing how we can collaborate with The Customized Employment Project! Cool Place!!


August 7 2012:

Second day of Multi-Legged Wonders Camp Adventures for Thomas!!!!! Bees today!!


Gosh! It’s a Great Day to mail a book to someone!!!!


August 7 2010:

Had a blast at the 3 Blonde Moms show tonight with our very own Kat Simmons of Kat Simmons ~ It’s a good thing y’all weren’t there cause Kat made me blush! You are so dang dang dang funny Kat! Love ya!