Throwback Post: Gratitude for Family and Water While Going on Dates


November 26 2012:

Thomas’ gratitude for today:

I’m thankful for having Christmas with Mommy and Lillian.


WATER …. That’s what I’m grateful for today. Such a simple thing that serves so many purposes. Hydration, thirst quencher, keeps us and our hands clean, heavenly bubble baths or showers or hot tub soaks, cleans our dishes, our clothes, our cars, feeds our grass and trees and plants, we use it to cook, to make tea and coffee, we use it to brush our teeth, put out fires, it supports life in our oceans, lakes and rivers and on and on and on ….


Lillian’s gratitude for today:

I’m thankful for reading.


November 26 2011:

Today I am thankful for date days with each of my kids . . .

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 . . .


Camilla’s Gratitude List: Week of January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012, Sunday, I am grateful for:

My friend Cathy Johansen and her son for inviting Thomas over today. We are testing how it goes with Cathy’s son being a “big brother” to Thomas.

Alone time with Lillian.

January 2, 2012, Tuesday, I am grateful for:

A surprise day all to myself.

Kat McLain for inviting Lillian to spend the day with her.

The transaction at Costco that cost me $5 less than what I was expecting.

The kind and enthusiastic cashier at Trader Joe’s.

Time spent chatting with my friend Glenna Smith over yummy tea.

Kona Gold for such an awesome and comfy space to have tea and a chat with friends.


January 3, 2012 Tuesday, I am grateful for:

Date days with Thomas.

The awesome therapists at Advanced Pediatric Therapies.

Our car.


January 4, 2012, Wednesday, I am grateful for:



January 5, 2012, Thursday, I am grateful for:

Walks with Thomas and Lillian.

The Sun.

Lillian’s depth of beauty.

Kindness and joy expressed by Thomas.

A wonderful evening with beautiful friends {Cheri Hill, Clare Dreyer, Rachel Flower, Kimberly Phipps-Nichol, Kymberlee Simantel, Glenna Smith, Linda McLean} celebrating Rachel’s birthday.

January 6, 2012, Friday, I am grateful for:

Kat McLain for telling me to tear up the check I had written to her for Thomas visiting her two days this week . . . and telling me to write it for one day and to give it to her when I could.

Date days with Lillian.

Dr. Rick Winkelman, the optometrist who gave me samples to last me until I can come in for my annual check up in February.

The cashier at Walmart who told me not to worry about it when she accidentally input that I had given her $36 for my $34 dollar bill instead of $31. I was going to put the rest on my debit card; but couldn’t because she incorrectly put in the $36 instead of $31. I even offered my business card so they could contact me so I could pay the difference and they said no.

Hugs from Thomas.

Hearing Thomas and Lillian laugh.

Our house.

January 7, 2012, Saturday, I am grateful for:

Days with no appointments, no school buses and just plain nothing to do.

Walks with my kids.



Movie night with my kids.

Being asked by Thomas and Lillian to tickle them before bed and the fun and laughter that follows.