Throwback Post: Thomas and Camilla September 2012 Date Day


September 22 2012:

Date day adventures with Thomas … Gosh!! What a Super Saturday!!!!!

First stop on our date day adventures … Lunch in the park … Thomas quotes Louis Armstrong and says, “It’s a Wonderful World”

Next stop …. Mmmmmmm … Gosh, it’s a great day for going to the beach and havin some frozen yogurt. Thomas says, “I love you!”

Last stop …. Pretending like we’re furniture and electronic shopping …. Gosh! It’s a great day for pretending!! … Plus we saw the biggest and scariest spider EVER!!

Camilla and Thomas – January 2024 Date Day

January 21 2024

Date day with Thomas. GreatFull Gardens for lunch followed by a short hike in Galena.

I have loved every single date day with Thomas since they were 1 year old. We had a date once a month up until about a year ago; slowed down due to the intense school schedule.

The date days have gotten better and better, authentic and rich with conversation and laughter. ❤️❤️❤️

Throwback Post: Thomas and Camilla October 2015 Date Day


October 10 2015:

The October 2015 Thomas and Camilla date day begins with a light lunch on the patio amongst the trees … And pumpkins! Part 1 – xoxo

HDMS Chili Festival – part 2

Home Means Nevada ice cream with sage and pine nuts. Then Bartley Ranch. – part 3

Bartley Ranch and Audrey Harris park – part 4

last stop at the library to pick up books Thomas had placed on hold. Bonus! They had a photo booth! HA!!!

Throwback Post: Thomas and Camilla October 2014 Date Day


October 17 2014:

Lillian is spending the night with The Romano Duo so Thomas and I get to have a day and a half long date! Went for a walk and then played Thomas’ Arcade. This is what he made for the cardboard challenge. Looks easy and simple. That’s what I thought! No way! You have to flick the little balls of tape out the other side. But they get stuck in the tape traps! FUN!

Movie night for the October 2014 Camilla n Thomas date … Love watching this every October. I usually watch it alone. It was fun to watch with Thomas this time. Charge!!!!

Throwback Post: Thomas and Camilla October 2013 Date Day


October 25 2013:

Last night Lillian and I were browsing through our very first blog and came across this fun article I wrote back in 2008 about taking your kids on dates … Appropriate cause today Thomas and I go on a date! YAY!!! I asked him last night what he wanted to do and he said a picnic in the park and the library … Love that kid!


Date day with Thomas … 1st stop Grassroots Books with 12 bags of books to turn in! Second stop ……. The Barber Shop! He can see again! Thanks Frank for springing for the much needed haircut!

Next stop on the date ….. YUMMY FOOD! We shared bread pudding … oh my good grief!!! So good we looked like a couple of pigs at feeding time!

Next stop on our date …. Window shopping! We looked at every single lego set in Toys r Us and left a fun message on a whiteboard! Woooohooooo!

Last stop on our date …. saved the best for last! Beautiful, magnificent, awesome …. NATURE = LOVE!

Throwback Post: Thomas and Camilla December 2012 Date Day


December 14 2012:

Yeeeehawwwww Y’all!!! Look at the handsome man I get to spend all weekend with … Get him all to myself! Lillian is spending the weekend with The Romano Duo so Team Member T & C can have a date weekend!!!

Camilla and Thomas 12.14.12

December 15 2012:

Mr. T and I are about to head out on our date. We’re making a a couple of HappY Messages to randomly leave somewhere. Thomas says, “The people who find these messages will make their own messages and spread to someone else and pretty soon the whole World will be sharing happY messages.” Right on Team Member T, Right on!!


First stop on our date day … Frozen yogurt for lunch!!! YUM!!!

Got stuff to make his sister and his Mama a Christmas gift … One excited young man!!

Next stop, book shopping!!! One of this Team’s most favorite things!! We love books!!

Last stop on the BIG date!! More books!!! Yep!

Movie Date Night with me and Team Member T …. Just LOVE this movie … Now Thomas is writing a song called “Peace with You and Me” which he says will change the future … He says he has so many ideas he might need a folder to hold all of them … I think you may be right Thomas …

Spreading HappYness Day #15 (Part 1) – Thomas and I had a date day while Lillian is spending time with The Romano Duo. Mr. T made a HappY message to deliver while we were out on our date. He left it on someone’s windshield. He asked, “What if someone throws it away?” I told him we can’t control what people do with kindness after we share it with them and we shouldn’t let that keep us from being kind. Frozen yogurt for lunch, craft store for some inexpensive gifts that he can make, used book store, library and a movie, Scrooge – A Christmas Story. Now Thomas is writing a song called “Peace with You and Me” which he says will change the future.