How My Book Came To Be – Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories

Hey, everyone! I wrote this blog post to help you learn more about the book. You can also go to http://lilliandarnell.com/author/ if you want to learn even more about the book. Here’s an interview about the book. I hope you enjoy!

Penny: Hey, Lillian! Are you ready to do your interview regarding your book you wrote?

Lillian: Hey, Penny! I’m very ready!

Penny: Ok then. The first question is What’s your book’s title?

Lillian: That’s an easy answer. The book’s title is Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories.

Penny: That’s an awesome book title. What’s your favorite story in Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories?

Lillian: My favorite story in Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories is all of the stories. If I had chosen just 1 story, I would choose Princess Beauty written in 2017 by me.

Penny: That’s awesome. What inspired you to write these stories that are in Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories?

Lillian: Animals, friends, family, nature, quotes, pictures, books, food, and more. More stories inspire me to write more than ever before.

Penny: Wow, that’s impressive. When did you first begin to write?

Lillian: I was 4 years old when I first began to write.

Penny: I just finished reading your book, Lillian. What happens when you write one of your stories?

Lillian: Sometimes, a story will flow like a river through my head. Other times though, I have to do something like drawing or reading to get stories flowing.

Penny: Wow! Do you automatically have ideas for a new story?

Lillian: Sometimes I do but other times I have to do something like taking pictures and reading to get ideas flowing.

Penny: How do you feel about having your own book?

Lillian: At first, I couldn’t believe I was a published author but now I feel amazed and excited that I have my own book and that I’m a published author now.

Penny: What is 18p-?

Lillian: 18p- is where the short arm of chromosome 18 is missing.

Penny: What is the Chromosome 18 Research Society Center?

Lillian: The Chromosome 18 Research Society Center is where they research Chromosome 18. It is located in San Antonio which is in Texas. To learn more about 18p-, go to https://www.chromosome18.org/

Penny: Do you have a link where people can buy your book online?

Lillian: Yes, I have a link where people can buy my book online. The link will send you to a page on my blog where you can learn more about the book. Here’s the link: http://www.lilliandarnell.com/author.

Penny: Should we wrap up this interview, Lillian?

Lillian: Yes, we should wrap up this interview.

Penny: It was great to talk to you about this amazing book of yours and actually meet you.

Lillian: It was great to talk to you about my book. It was great to meet you. See you soon, Penny! Bye, everyone!

Penny: See you soon, Lillian! That’s all until next time, you all! 

Wonderful Book Enchantment: Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsley Warnock

Hey, everyone! This is my 60th book recommendation.  Also, in case you’re wondering the blue links, are Amazon affiliates. Here are some other book recommendation blog posts: http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/01/18/wonderful-book-enchantment-sarah-plain-and-tall-by-patricia-maclachlan/http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/01/16/wonderful-book-enchantment-starfields-by-carolyn-marsden/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/10/25/books-i-recommend-frozen-by-sarah-nathan-and-sela-roman/. I hope you enjoy!

1. Serena the Salsa Fairy by Daisy Meadows

2. Secret of the Wings by Sarah Nathan

3. Selena the Sleepover Fairy by Daisy Meadows

4. Sophie the Sapphire by Daisy Meadows

5. Whales by Jacques Cousteau and Philippe Diolé

6. Joan Of Arc by Diane Stanley

7. Life In An Estuary by Sally M. Walker

8. Leonardo Da Vinci by Diane Stanley

9. Leo Politi by Ann Stalcup

10. Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

11. Ivy by Katherine Coville

12. The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate by Eric Bower

13. The Tulip Touch by Anne Fine

14. Genie in a Bottle by Sarah Mlynowski

15. Soccer Mania by Jane O’Connor

16. Double Dip by Helen Perelman

17. The Crook and the Crown by Debbie Dadey

18. Sugar and Spice by Sarah Mlynowski

19. Robins by Robin Nelson

20. Lumber Camp Library by Natalie Kinsey Warnock

21. Tink, North of Never Land by Kiki Thorpe

22. The Goat by Anne Fleming

23. Genevieve’s War by Patricia Reilly Giff

24. In A Pickle by Joanna Cole

25. The Good Rainbow Road by Simon J. Ortiz

26. Blue Moon Soup by Gary Gross

27. The Wind in the Willow by Kenneth Graham

28. Pipe Cleaner Mania by Christine M. Irvin

29. If I Had A Little Dream by Melissa Castrillon

30. Mockingbird by Natalie Lunis

31. Blue Jays by Lisa J. Amstutz

32. Little Cricket by Jackie Brown

33. Nancy Clancy Seeks a Fortune by Jane O’Connor

34. Shug by Jenny Han

35. The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

36. Mary Todd Lincoln by Kathleen Krull

37. Classic Poems To Read Aloud by James Berry

38. Hugs and Sprinkles by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

39. The Garden Princess by Kristin Kladstrup

40. Castle Avamir by Kathleen Duey

41. Moon Shadow by Chris Platt

42. The Mirror of Fire And Dreaming by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

43. Magic And The Night River by Eve Bunting

44. Anastasia Romanov: The Last Grand Duchess by Ann Hood

45. Leonardo Da Vinci: Renaissance Master by Ann Hood

46. Queen Liliuokalani: Royal Prisoner by Ann Hood

47. A Case of the Meanies by Courtney Sheinmel

48. 13 Gifts by Wendy Mass

49. None of Your Beeswax by Courtney Sheinmel

50. Every Soul A Star by Wendy Mass

51. In Plain Sight by Jerry Pinkney

52. Manjiro by Emily Arnold McCully

53. Mammals Who Morph by Jennifer Morgan

54. Napoleon by Robert Burleigh

55. The Birthday Queen by Audrey and Don Wood

56. Lives of the Writers by Kathleen Krull

57. Making Contact! by Monica Kulling

58. Going Batty! by Nancy Krulik

59. Tip-Top Tappin’ Mom! by Nancy Krulik

60. Any Way You Slice It by Nancy Krulik

61. Doggone It! by Nancy Krulik

62. Graceful by Wendy Mass

63. Listening For Lions by Gloria Whelan

64. My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo

65. Mango – Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

66. Milestones Of Flight by Tim Grove

67. Step Into The Spotlight! by Heather Alexander

 

Wonderful Book Enchantment: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Hey, everyone! This is my 59th book recommendation.  Also, in case you’re wondering the blue links, are Amazon affiliates. Here are some other book recommendation blog posts: http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/01/16/wonderful-book-enchantment-starfields-by-carolyn-marsden/http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/02/20/books-i-recommend-fortune-cookie-fortunes-by-grace-lin/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/06/12/books-i-recommend-the-biggest-snowball-ever-by-john-rogan/. I hope you enjoy!

1. Abel’s Island by William Steig

2. Dream Soul by Laurence Yep

3. Magic Night by Isobelle Carmody

4. 12 Again by Sue Corbett

5. Ruby Fuzzybrush’s Star Dance by Daisy Meadows

6. The Hour of Magic by Geronimo Stilton

7. Rosie Gigglepip’s Lucky Escape by Daisy Meadows

8. Olympia the Games Fairy by Daisy Meadows

9. Good Queen Bess by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema

10. Half-A-Ball-Of-Kenki by Verna Aardema

11. From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heligman

12. Getting To Know Scratch by Jeanne Nagle

13. Baby Cakes by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

14. The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass

15. Poppy the Piano Fairy by Daisy Meadows

16. Phoebe the Fashion Fairy by Daisy Meadows

17. Rebecca the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fairy by Daisy Meadows

18. Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon by Lisa Papademetriou

19. The Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

20. Broken Birthday by Courtney Sheinmel

21. Moonsilver by Kathleen Duey

22. Beck Beyond the Sea by Kimberly Morris

23. Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater

24. S.O.S by Gordon Korman

25. Two Friendship Tales by Lisa Papademetriou and Kimberly Morris

26. Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight by Liz Kessler

27. Edward’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan

28. The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes by Gertrude Chandler Warner

29. The Ice Diamond by Paula Harrison

30. Icing on the Cake by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

31. Beauty and the Beast by Wendy Mass

32. Rita the Frog Princess Fairy by Daisy Meadows

33. Song of the Swallows by Leo Politi

34. Dat-so-la-lee by Gayle Ross

35. Waiting For The Magic by Patricia MacLachlan

36. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

37. Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan

38. The Mermaid’s Purse by Patricia Polacco

39. Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

40. Mack Made Movies by Don Brown

41. Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat by Jeff Brumbeau

42. When The Moon Is Full by Penny Pollock

43. Esquivel by Susan Wood

44. In The Moonlight Mist by Daniel San Souci

45. My Treasury of Fairies and Elves by Nicola Baxter

46. Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

47. Someone For Mr. Sussman by Patricia Polacco

48. The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco

49. The Pet Fairies to the Rescue! by Daisy Meadows

50. Pet Parade by Daisy Meadows

51. Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Williams

52. The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford

53. Uncle Monarch And The Day Of The Dead by Judy Goldman

54. Look Up! by Robert Burleigh

55. Vile Verses by Ronald Dahl

56. Fairy Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

57. Nicole the Beach Fairy by Daisy Meadows

58. Olivia the Orchid Fairy by Daisy Meadows

59. Louise the Lily Fairy by Daisy Meadows

60. If You Grew Up With George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross

61. Ida M. Tarbell by Emily Arnold McCully

62. Rosalie the Rapunzel Fairy by Daisy Meadows

63. Tooth Bandits by Sam Hay

64. Be A Star! by Heather Alexander

65. Miranda the Beauty Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Wonderful Book Enchantment: Starfields by Carolyn Marsden

Hey, everyone! This is my 58th book recommendation.  Also, in case you’re wondering the blue links, are Amazon affiliates. Here are some other book recommendation blog posts: http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/08/10/wonderful-book-enchantment-georges-marvelous-medicine-by-ronald-dahl/http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/10/25/books-i-recommend-frozen-by-sarah-nathan-and-sela-roman/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/06/14/books-i-recommend-the-curious-garden-by-peter-brown/. I hope you enjoy!

1. A Simple Case of Angels by Caroline Adderson

2. The Worst Witch Saves The Day by Jill Murphy

3. Race to the South Pole by Kate Messner

4. At War, 1944 by Mary Pope Osborne

5. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

6. Pocket Guide to the Outdoors by Jean Craighead George

7. A Complicated Case by Ulf Nilsson

8. Titanic by Deborah Hopkinson

9. Tree Castle Island by Jean Craighead George

10. Ancient Egyptians by Laura Buller

11. India the Moonstone Fairy by Daisy Meadows

12. Ellie Featherbill All Alone by Daisy Meadows

13. Jessica the Jazz Fairy by Daisy Meadows

14. Cherry the Cake Fairy by Daisy Meadows

15. Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

16. The Song of the Whales by Uri Orlev

17. Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan

18. The Truth of Me by Patricia MacLachlan

19. White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

20. Starfields by Carolyn Marsden

21. Fish Talk by Suzanne Francis

22. Wish by Barbara O’Connor

23. Calico Girl by Jerdine Nolen

24. Lily the Rainforest Fairy by Daisy Meadows

25. Sky Sailors by David L. Bristow

26. The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown

27. Wishes and Wings by Kathleen Duey

28. The Fourth Journey Through Time by Geronimo Stilton

29. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

30. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

31. A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

32. Free In The Skies by Robert Burleigh

33. Cross Stitch Fairies by Claire Crompton, Maria Diaz, Joan Elliott, Lucie Heaton, and Lesley Teare

34. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

35. Who Was George Washington Carver? by Jim Gigliotti

36. Destiny the Rock Star Fairy by Daisy Meadows

37. Me And Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

38. Counting Sheep by Jacqueline Kelly

39. The Mystery Horse by Gertrude Chandler Warner

40. Henry Ford by Hazel B. Aird and Catherine Ruddiman

41. One Step at a Time by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

42. The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman

43. Man Of Peace by Willam Meyers

44. Maggie and the Wish Fish by E.D. Baker

45. Louisa May Alcott by Cary Ryan

46. Eat My Dust! by Monica Kulling

47. Earth From Above by Robert Burleigh Farmer

48. Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas

49. Judy Blume by Kathleen Krull

50. Drowned City by Don Brown

51. Fireflies by Sally M. Walker

52. Dream Weaver by Jonathan London

53. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

54. Lucy the Diamond Fairy by Daisy Meadows

55. Cheryl the Christmas Fairy by Daisy Meadows

56. Man on a Mission by David Hilmers and Rick Houston

57. Keira the Movie Star Fairy by Daisy Meadows

58. Libby the Writing Fairy by Daisy Meadows

59. Collision Course by Gordon Korman

60. Irish Red by Jim Kjelgaard

61. Castle Avamir by Kathleen Duey

62. Melodie the Music Fairy by Daisy Meadows

63. Knit-Knotters by Sam Hay

64. Lindsay the Luck Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Thanksgiving Story

Hey, everyone! You are about to enter a Thanksgiving edition story. I hope you enjoy!

Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful young girl named Winter Rose. She lived in the country by the ocean with her family and friends.

One day, when Winter was playing one of her friends told her that Thanksgiving was coming. Winter was very puzzled and asked, “What’s Thanksgiving?”.

So all of her friends told what Thanksgiving was, it’s history, cause, and its meaning. Once her friends finished, Winter said, “Thank you. Who will I celebrate Thanksgiving with?”.

Her friends told her that Winter and her family could celebrate with them. On Thanksgiving, her friends wrote what they are grateful and thankful. Winter joined in by writing that she grateful and thankful for her family and friends.

That night before Winter left, she said, “Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays!”. After Winter and her family left, Winter wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving with her friends again next year. That’s the end of the story!

Annual Chromosome 18p- Conference 2017

Hey, everyone! This blog post is a summary of what I did at the Chromosome 18p- conference. I hope you enjoy reading this blog post. In case you’re wondering, the links are Thomas’, Camilla’s, Team TLC’s blogs, and Chromosome 18’s website.

July 11th, 2017: 

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Borrowed from Camilla                                                         On the airplane waiting to take off.

 

We woke up early that morning to get to the airport and go through security. I went up the stairs to get to the flights while Camilla and Thomas went up the escalator. We got on the airplane right on time thankfully. Sadly, one of the plane engines wouldn’t start. We got to see a beautiful sunrise while we were sitting on the plane waiting for them to fix the plane engine. After the beautiful sunrise, the plane lifted off the ground.

We sat on the plane for about 3 ½ hours and watched clouds. I played a few offline games on my tablet.  I also finished a Hawaiian magazine while on the plane. I got Fritos® chips and honey roasted peanuts which I ate along with honey roasted cashews, apricots, and cereal. To go with that snack, I got some apple juice and water which I drank during the flight.

I also tried to see Lake Michigan when we were about to land but it was too cloudy for that. When we got off the plane in Chicago Midway International Airport, we walked to an elevator and got off on the ground level of the airport.

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Waiting for our hotel room.                                Borrowed from Camilla

Camilla found our luggage and then we used a Lyft taxi to get us to Naperville’s Chicago Marriott where we met a few 18q and 18p- friends in the lobby while waiting to get a hotel room. Once we went up to our hotel room, we started unpacking and ate our lunch/snack that Camilla got us from The Artisan Table (the restaurant that’s in the hotel).

After settling in, I went down to the lobby with Thomas to see if any of my 18p- and 18q- friends were there. Camilla came down a little after I went up to tell her that it was almost dinner time. Camilla ran into several of her friends. I ran into a lot of friends at that time including Katie Baker. We took the Marriot shuttle down to Downtown Naperville to have dinner at an Irish pub named Quigley’s.

Once we got back from Quigley’s, I went up to the hotel room to put some things away. After that, I got a little lost trying to find the pool so I sat down and texted Camilla to find out. Although that wasn’t much help, I found the pool much to my luck. Just out the window, I could see a thunderstorm forming.

After we were done checking out the pool, Camilla and I sat on the hotel’s deck outside the hotel’s main entrances when it starting raining. After a few hours sitting there, we headed up to the room to get ready to go to bed.  I also let Macy Miller (a 18p- friend of mine) know that I was at the hotel and going to bed.

July 12th, 2017:

I woke up around 8:00 am and wondered where I was for a second. I remembered shortly after 2 seconds that I was in Naperville.  I wondered where Camilla was. So I messaged Camilla where she was and she had been out on the hotel deck and was right outside hotel room door. I accidentally woke Thomas up while I took a quick bath and watched a thunderstorm while messaging Macy.

I found out that Macy was already in Indiana. After the storm blew away, I prepared to go down to the lobby to see if any friends were there. I managed to catch Rebecca Parker on the elevator. We ate lunch at the Artisan Table. I went up to the room to relax some and check updates from Macy before going down with Camilla to run a quick trip to the bank.

When we got back, we ran into Macy and her family. I went up to the room to relax for a second before heading straight down to the lobby to hang out with Macy.  I hung out with Macy a little more before going with her parents to get registered and shortly, Camilla and I went in to get name tags and hung out with Macy when she came out of the registry room. I stayed down in the lobby with Macy until right before dinner when I went up the elevator to get my sunglasses and quickly went back down to Macy, her family, Camilla, and Thomas.

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Macy & I                                                                                                                                        Borrowed from Camilla

Gorgeous clouds in Naperville.                                                                                                                                                                                Taken by me

We went out to dinner with Macy and her family at Bricks Wood Fired Pizza. We saw Katie Baker and Rebecca Parker there as well. We spent an hour there waiting for everyone to finish eating including myself.  Once we got back, we went back in the registry room for the silent auction. After the silent auction was over, I hung out with Macy in the registry room.

Macy wanted to know where the pool was so she could go swimming. So Macy got her parents’ permission so I could show Macy where the pool was. As Macy and I headed out of the registry room, we ran into some of Camilla’s friends. I helped Macy make friends while we walked to the pool entrance.

Once I showed Macy the pool, we headed back to the registry room so Macy could get permission to go swimming. Macy and I went to our hotel rooms to get our swimsuits on. I was one second late but I made it on time.

After Macy soaked her feet a little and dried off, she went up to her hotel room with her parents. I was drying off when she said good night to me. I went outside on the hotel deck with Camilla after drying off. After being outside for an hour, I went up to our hotel room to get ready for bed and go to sleep.

July 13th, 2017:

When I woke up, I once again wondered where Camilla was. This time, she had stayed on the hotel deck outside. I went down to her and I sat in an outdoor chair for 3 to 4 hours before going up to the room again until lunch.

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Thomas with friends                                                                                                              Borrowed from Camilla

The registry served lunch and after I finished eating, I hung out with Macy for a half hour until Macy went out for bowling and pizza.  After that, I hung around with some friends didn’t want to go. Camilla and I also had a quick walk around the outside of the hotel. I also hung out at the pool.

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Me with flowers                       Borrowed from Camilla

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Me again with same flowers.                                     Borrowed from Camilla

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Me and Camilla with a few of the same flowers.                               Borrowed from Camilla

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A beautiful flower.                    Borrowed from Camilla

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A beautiful flower.                     Borrowed from Camilla

Macy had already gone to bed by the time I came out of the pool. I went to sleep shortly after midnight.

July 14th, 2017:

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Camilla with a friend’s dog.                                            Taken by a friends’ sister.

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Me with Camilla’s friend. Borrowed from Camilla

I woke up and went down to the lobby to sit out on the hotel deck before it got too warm out. After I sat out there, I went up to the room to get 2 books to read on the couch before checking the time to wait for Macy. The registry provided/served lunch again.

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Thomas playing the piano with his friends.                                                                               Taken by Camilla’s friend

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Thomas with his friend and me with Macy.                                                                   Borrowed from Camilla

After lunch, I hung out with Macy a little before she went to the self-advocate room.  I kept reading until Macy came back out and we hung out. We also went out to dinner at Jason’s Deli. After dinner, I hung out with Macy and her father. I also watched them play Monopoly Deal.

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Thomas in the Jacuzzi                                                                                                                                                          Borrowed from Camilla

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Me with a few friends.                                              Taken by Camilla’s friend

Rebecca came by and wanted to play Monopoly Deal. I sat there for 3 straight hours before pointing out the time. So I went up to the room to get ready for bed and go to sleep.

July 15th, 2017:

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Me and some friends.                                                                                                                   Taken by Camilla’s friend

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Me, a friend, Camilla, and Chris Ulmer.                                                                                   Taken by a friend

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Me with Chris Ulmer.                                                                                                                    Taken by Camilla

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Camilla with a few of her friends.                                   Taken by Camilla’s friend

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Camilla with one of her friends.                                     Taken by Camilla’s friend

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18p- Group Picture.                                                                                                                                  Not sure who took the photo

I slept in late but managed to get down to the lobby before lunch. Again we went with Macy and her family to Jason’s Deli. After lunch, we separated ways for a little bit. During that time, I met Chris Ulmer and he interviewed me. Shortly after that interview, Camilla and I went up to the room to get ready for the group picture and the dance with the dinner. Camilla didn’t have time to style my hair before the group picture. I accidentally put on a too tight dress but didn’t have time to change into a more comfortable dress. After the group picture, Camilla and I went up to the hotel room so I could change into a more comfortable dress. Camilla styled my hair to look pretty. After I finished getting ready, I headed down to the lobby to see if Macy was there. I was about to get back on the elevator to ride up to go to the restroom when Macy got off the elevator and I made the decision to go to the closest restroom in the lobby instead. Macy and I chatted for a few minutes.

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Macy and I.                                                                             Borrowed from Camilla

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Macy and I.                                         Taken by Camilla’s friend

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Me, Macy, and a friend.                                               Taken by Camilla’s friend

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Camilla with a few friends.                                             Taken by a friend.

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Me with one of Camilla’s friends.                            Taken by Camilla’s friend

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Camilla with a friend.                                                                                                               Taken by a friend

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Camilla. me, and Chris Ulmer.                                                                            Taken by a friend

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Me with Camilla.                                          Taken by a friend

Macy went up to ask her parents if they felt like playing Monopoly Deal. Of course, I watched. A few hours later, Macy headed up to the room with her parents so her parents could get ready. A few minutes later though, Macy came back down and she suggested we take a walk on a few hotel room floors. So we walked around on the 2nd and 3rd floor until Rebecca messaged me asking where I was. Macy and I headed back down to the lobby to the ballroom for dinner. We took our seats and many friends took pictures of us while we waited for dinner to come. After I finished dinner, I went on the dance floor for a little bit before heading to the restroom. I came back and was ready to dance more. Here are a few of the songs that played: Let It Go, We Are Family and Y.M.C.A. We danced for 3 hours straight while Macy went to bed 1 hour into the dancing. So Macy and I said our goodbyes. I was tired and could barely move or hear when the dance finally ended. So I got ready for bed and went to sleep.

July 16th, 2017: 

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Me and Thomas at the Riverwalk                               Borrowed from Camilla

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Me, Camilla, and Thomas

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Thomas in front of a tree.                                                  Taken by Camilla

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Thomas.                                               Taken by Camilla

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I woke up late so I ended up having brunch. After I took a quick shower, we waited for the Marriott shuttle to take us near the Naperville Riverwalk. After we finished exploring, 2017 Chromosome 18 Conference 7.16.17 #40we went back to the hotel to wait for Lyft to come pick us up and drop us off at the Chicago Midway Airport. After we went through security which was pretty quick, we 2017 Chromosome 18 Conference 7.16.17 #432017 Chromosome 18 Conference 7.16.17 #472017 Chromosome 18 Conference 7.16.17 #45found a spot to stand while the airplane was being prepared to board a lot of people on including us. We got on the plane and waited for the plane to take off. Once, we 2017 Chromosome 18 Conference 7.16.17 #46lifted off I once again got honey roasted peanuts and had them with cereal and cashews. I also got a cup of apple juice. Camilla and Thomas took a nap while I watched the gorgeous sunset. After a while, I could see Reno’s highway. A few moments later we landed.

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Thomas

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Me.

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I went down the steps while Camilla and Thomas went down the escalator. We then found our luggage. After that, we headed out to our car to drive home. Once we got home, I dug out the most need items from my bag. I went to sleep in my very own bed peacefully.

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Wonderful Book Enchantment: George’s Marvelous Medicine by Ronald Dahl

Hey, everyone! This is my 57th book recommendation. Also, in case you’re wondering the blue links, are Amazon affiliates. Here are some other book recommendation blog posts: http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/03/03/books-i-recommend-a-year-full-of-stories-by-angela-mcallister/http://lilliandarnell.com/2016/12/12/books-i-recommend-the-song-reader-by-lisa-tucker/, and http://lilliandarnell.com/2017/04/10/books-i-recommend-a-minty-mess-by-helen-perelman/.  I hope you enjoy!

1. How the Sun Got to Coco’s House by Bob Graham

2. Miriam’s Cup by Fran Manushkin

3. Poems Of Easter by Nikki Grimes

4. Doña Flor by Pat Mora

5. Lucky Lazio by Steve Light

6. Small Tall Tale From The Far Far North by Peter Sis

7. A Fish Named Glub by Dan Bar-el

8. A Dozen Fairy Dresses by Tennant Redbank

9. Maps and Geography by Ken Jennings

10. The Mystery at the Dog Show by Gertrude Chandler Warner

11. Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin

12. Ashley the Dragon Fairy by Daisy Meadows

13. Bella the Bunny Fairy by Daisy Meadows

14. The Mystery Cruise by Gertrude Chandler Warner

15. Growling Bear Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

16. The Mystery of the Stolen Music by Gertrude Chandler Warner

17. The Clue in the Recycling Bin by Gertrude Chandler Warner

18. The Return Of The Graveyard Ghost by Gertrude Chandler Warner

19. When The Sea Turned To Silver by Grace Lin

20. The Stolen Crystals by Paula Harrison

21. Good-Bye, Grace? by Madonna

22. The Snow Jewel by Paula Harrison

23. Going Solo by Ronald Dahl

24. Dragonwings by Laurence Yep

25.The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla

26. Tom Swift and his Air Ship by Victor Appleton

27. Trekking On A Trail by Linda White

28. The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

29. The Days When The Animals Talked by William J. Faulkner

30. Elon Musk and The Quest For A Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

31. Talking Leaves by Joseph Bruchac

32. Irena’s Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

33. Saladin by Diane Stanley

34. Grandmothers’ Stories by Burleigh Mutén

35. Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto by Susan Goldman Rubin

36. A Clatter of Jars by Lisa Graff

37. Genie Wishes by Elisabeth Dahl

38. The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman by Cheryl Harness

39. A Song for Bijou by Josh Farrar Ragweed

40. Cider Apples by Sandy Nightingale

41. Good Night, Fairies by Kathleen Hague

42. A Chinese Zoo by Demi

43. The Great Spruce by John Duvall

44. Discovering The Great Masters by Alexandra Bonfante Warren

45. Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine

46. The Full Moon by Kathleen Duey

47. Fira and the Full Moon by Gail Herman

48. Danger in the Deep Blue Sea by Debbie Dadey

49. Roxie the Baking Fairy by Daisy Meadows

50. One Good Thing About America by Ruth Freeman

51. The Mystery on Stage by Gertrude Chandler Warner

52. The Deserted Library Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner

53. Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

54. A Family of Poems by Caroline Kennedy Pink

55. Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

56. How Mama Brought the Spring by Fran Manushkin

57. SkySisters by Jan Bourdeau Waboose

58. The Rooster’s Antlers by Eric A. Kimmel

59. Creating Creatures of Fantasy and Imagination by Claudia Nice

60. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Ronald Dahl

61. George’s Marvelous Medicine by Ronald Dahl

62. Snow Treasure by Mari McSwigan

Mandala Legend With History

Hey, everyone! You are about to enter a historical story about a mandala. I hope you enjoy!

Once upon a time, there lived a mandala who lived alone. One day, the mandala went for a walk. The mandala came along a little hole with golden light shining through. The mandala thought,”What is that golden light?”.

So the mandala decided to take a peek. The mandala was very surprised that inside the hole was an another mandala living alone. Furthermore, that mandala used sunlight to help bring peace to his home.

She noticed the other mandala looking around the small room and thought,”Goodness me, I didn’t see anyone peeking through the sunlight.” Even so, she invited the mandala in and she noticed the mandala enjoying the sunlight as well. So if you ever see a mandala in the sunlight, that could have been a distant relative of the mandala.

Here is some history about mandalas:

The word “mandala” is Sanskrit for “circle.” According to Mandala artist Charles Gilchrist, creator of “Sacred Geometry,” a wandering guru may have brought the first meditation mandalas to Tibet in about the eighth century. Mandalas have been found across the Far East, and Native Americans symbolism is based on the “sacred hoop.” Mandalas are considered to be of Eastern origin, but it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find any civilization without some awareness of the circle’s symbolism and the potential for spiritual self-examination.

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Mandala

Reference:

http://peopleof.oureverydaylife.com/history-mandala-7424.html

 

Amazing Abstract Handmade Notebooks

Hey, everyone! Every year around this time, I like to create something to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18p- conference. This year I am creating handmade notebooks which can be customized. Here’s a poem to go with the notebook:

Notebook

N is for Nature

O is for Outstanding

T is for Terrific

E is for Eager Writing

B is for Book

O is for Outrageous

O is for Ocean

K is for Kindness

The price offering is at least $25 which includes shipping. You can use this PayPal link or you can mail a check to my mother, Camilla Downs, P.O. 19812, Reno, NV 89511

https://www.paypal.me/camilladowns

 

My handmade notebook example.

You can also purchase prints of my artwork by going here: http://lilliandarnell.com/lillians-art/

Princess Beauty

Hey, everyone! This story is about a girl who wants to become a princess. Her life is changed in a way she’ll never forget. Read more to find out what happens. I hope you enjoy!

Once there was a girl named Britney, she was always beautiful and kind but she was lonely. You see, Britney’s parents left for America when she was 3 and her friends left for Hawaii when she was 5.

One day, Britney was in her garden thinking about lovely it would be to be a  princess. Suddenly, she heard her name being called out and she wondered who it was.When she saw a maid with a scroll, she asked who the maid was and what the scroll was.

The maid told her name was Maid Becca of  England and the scroll was an invitation to the ball of England. When Becca left, she opened the scroll carefully. The scroll explained that Princess Lillian was too young to rule England so Queen Camilla declared a ball to figure out who the temporary princess should be.

The scroll explained that Princess Lillian was too young to rule England so Queen Camilla declared a ball to figure out who the temporary princess should be.

The invitation said to be there at 7:00 pm and to wear a gown or dress to the ball. Britney saw it was 6:30 pm and she went to find her beautiful sparkly rainbow gown with a ribbon around the hem and her matching sparkly rainbow tiara. (The tiara was handmade by Britney herself).

About 10 minutes later, Britney was ready for the ball. By 6:50, she saw a beautiful carriage. She stepped into the magnificent carriage and in 5 minutes they arrived.

As Britney walked into the castle, she tried to imagine what it would be like to live in the castle. Britney approached slowly to the ballroom, not sure what to expect. When Britney entered the ballroom, she found herself looking down at royalty.

After she looked down at royalty, she slowly headed down shiny marble steps in a spiral. Everyone including the royalty family looked in awe at Britney. She began to dance in slow graceful moves that impressed everyone.

When she went over to the table that had fruit punch, she started talking to Queen Camilla and King Camelot about how kind she was, she wondered being a princess was like.

When Queen Camilla finished talking, Britney politely grabbed a chocolate covered cherry. While Britney talked to Princess Lillian, Queen Camilla and King Camelot discussed whether Britney should be the temporarily crowned princess or not.

After a few hours, Queen Camilla announced it was time to decide who the temporarily crowned princess will be. Queen Camilla began, “The crowned princess will be…,” paused Queen Camilla for effect.

As a few seconds went by, Britney felt her heart beating with anxiousness. “Britney”, said Queen Camilla. Britney couldn’t believe what she had heard but she walked up to the thrones when she heard her name.

Queen Camilla said, “I now declare you Princess Britney of England. Would you like to make a speech, Princess Britney?” Britney responded with a polite yes. Britney told the royalty and people who came to the ball that she was honored to be the princess of England, tour the castle, and she would get to know everyone in the castle.

 

Britney ended her speech by saying, “Beauty is always in you, no matter what people say.” By the time the ball was over, it was 11:00 pm and Britney thought she should get some rest before exploring the castle the next day and she easily found her bedroom.

The next morning, she woke up not knowing where she was. After a few seconds, Britney realized she was in a castle bedroom. Now that the sun was up, she could see the princess room.

When Britney stepped outside her bedroom door, she saw a note from Queen Camilla saying that breakfast was in the ballroom at 8:30 am and when Britney looked at a nearby clock it said 7:30 pm.

The note said she had a maid named Becca to help her get dressed. Britney would just ring the bell so the maid would hear it. She rang the bell with the sweetest movement.

 

Britney went to her bedroom and she saw Maid Becca. Maid Becca said as she dressed Britney, “Good Morning, Princess Britney. Congratulations on becoming a princess! I  think you should walk to the dining room for breakfast.”

 

Britney had said in response, “Good Morning, Maiden Becca!  Thank you kindly. I  will walk to the dining room after I take a quick glance in the mirror. “ Britney took a quick glance in the mirror and gasped. 

Britney was wearing a sparkly striped rainbow dress with rosettes in her hair. She had indigo-rainbow shoes on her feet and a beautiful blue rainbow tiara on her head. Britney walked into the dining room carefully.

Britney watched how the royalty eats and she repeated the movement. After breakfast, Britney explored the castle and she met the people working inside the castle. Maid Becca told her there was a royal garden in the courtyard which was through doors.

When Maid said the word garden, Britney’s face lit up with delight. When Britney saw the garden, she walked around exploring the garden until the birds sung. Britney saw a message from Queen Camilla saying royal lessons were to be in the royal gym.

Britney told herself that she would have to come back. So Britney went back to her bedroom and rung the bell again but this time Maid Becca brought the royal tailor in to create a simple gym dress. Maid Becca gave the sizing to the royal tailor.

Britney waited patiently for the royal tailor to get done with the dress. The simple dress was created just 3 seconds later. She left her room feeling amazed and headed to the royal gym.

Britney walked into the royal gym, not sure what to expect. She was surprised to find a tutor who had lived in the castle several years and the tutor helped the past princesses and princes learn about royalty.

Britney was pleased to find the tutor was funny and shared a love of nature. Queen Camilla said Britney’s royal lessons will begin on Thursdays. Britney was delighted she had Thursdays to look forward to.

During her royal lesson, Britney learned about yoga. After her royal lesson, she found a note from King Camelot. He said to meet in the ballroom for dancing lessons.

So Britney went to her bedroom to get dressed with help from Maid Becca. After Maid Becca finished dressing her, she went to the ballroom for dancing. She was surprised the same tutor was there.

This time, the tutor demonstrated dance moves for her. The tutor explained that yoga was related to dancing in a way. After her dance lesson, she found a note telling her lunch was ready. She quickly walked toward the dining room.

Before Britney could open the door to the dining room, she was greeted by Queen Camilla. Queen Camilla said  Britney was doing great and that ruling lessons began tomorrow because she was doing a great job.

Maid Becca was standing around and she offered to open the door for them. Queen Camilla and Princess Britney said it would be lovely. When they entered the door, Britney sat down to eat but she figured she should wait until everyone in the dining room was eating.

At 12:15 pm, everyone was eating including Britney herself. After lunch, there were no notes so she decided to go back to the garden again. This time, she looked around the garden until she saw a few butterflies and peacocks and she sang to them.

The peacocks and butterflies didn’t want Britney to go when she saw the note from Queen Camilla. So she went to Queen Camilla’s throne room. The first thing Queen Camilla asked was how was her day.

Britney responded by saying her day was great. The next thing Queen Camilla asked was what her favorite part of the day was. Britney said, “Going out to the garden.”

Queen Camilla asked, “Is there anything else you’d like to improve?” Britney had told Queen Camilla that she thought her singing needed to be improved. Before Britney left, Queen Camilla told her that dinner would be around 6:15 pm.

Queen Camilla had also told Britney that she had the rest of the day to do whatever she wished to do. So Britney headed toward Maid Becca and asked her if there were any different gardens.

Maid Becca said there was a butterfly garden, bird garden, flower garden. Britney thought she would go to the butterfly garden. Maid Becca told her how to get to the butterfly garden.

When Britney opened the door, she was amazed to see so many butterflies. So she walked around humming to the butterflies. Again when she left to go look for the bird garden, the butterflies didn’t want her to leave.

Britney found the bird garden easily. She was impressed with how many birds there were. As she walked in the garden, she tweeted, chirped, hooted, and cooed with a sweet melody.

Once again, the birds didn’t want her to go when she went to go to the flower garden. Britney found the flower garden door. Britney thought that the flower garden looked identical to the main garden but she went in anyway.

She sang again with a lilt in her voice and the birds and butterflies came to her. This time, the birds sang along while the butterflies fluttered their wings to the tune. The birds and butterflies didn’t want Britney to go.

Britney knew she had to go get ready for dinner. This time as Britney walked, she saw King Camelot walking toward her. When King Camelot approached, he asked how Britney liked living here and he also said Princess Lillian enjoys Britney’s company.

Britney said, “I enjoy living here, Your Majesty. I’m glad that Princess Lillian enjoys my company.” The king held the door open for Britney. When Britney sat down, she noticed everyone but King Camelot eating.

So Britney determined she should eat. Britney also  made a mental note to ask the tutor what the proper way to eat at a castle is later. When she was heading out of the dining room, she saw Maid Macy in the royal library cleaning the books.

Britney decided she would go into the library to read instead going back to the garden. She asked Maid Macy had any book recommendations for her. Maid Macy grabbed a book called the Sunshine Beauty by F. Lien for her.

Maid Macy asked her if the book sounded good. Britney told her it sounded great to her. It was getting late so Britney took the book with her to bed. She read a little before she turned off her royal lamp.

Britney lay in the dark thinking about the busy day ahead of her. After a while, she drifted off to sleep. When she woke up, it was morning again. She got up to ring the bell to Maid Becca’s attention.

Instantly, Maid Becca came and dressed her. This time after Maid Becca dressed her, Britney had more time to talk to Maid Becca because Britney woke up a little earlier. Britney talked about her old home and it’s garden.

While Maid Becca told her about her pets and her books. Maid Becca also told her that she’d often go to the royal library. Britney showed her the Sunshine Beauty book. After a little while though, Britney had to get to the dining room.

As Britney headed to the dining room, Britney stopped by the royal library to see if Maid Macy was there. Britney didn’t see Maid Macy in there so she went on her way to the dining room. Surprisingly, she got to the dining room early.

Britney looked around the dining room and saw pictures of past Queens and Kings of England. Finally, it was 7:00 am and Queen Camilla walked in with King Camelot. The maids who ate breakfast with them walked in.

They were all surprised to see Princess Britney sitting in her chair looking around the dining room. Britney noticed the surprised looks on Queen Camilla, King Camelot, and the maids.

Britney explained that she hadn’t looked around in the dining room fully. Queen Camilla said, “I’m okay with that, Britney.” The king and maids agreed with Queen Camilla.

They all began to eat breakfast together and nothing was heard but eating sounds. After breakfast, she went to have a ruling lesson with the tutor. Before they started on the ruling lesson though, Britney remembered to ask what the proper way to eat at a castle.

The tutor said,” That question is a big question with a short answer. I have noticed they don’t wait for everyone to start eating and they eat quietly as a mouse.” So the tutor began the ruling lesson.

Britney learned what the proper way to wave and speak to crowds of people. After she left the tutor, she decided to go to the flower garden to read. Britney thought she should read out loud to the animals.

So she began to read out loud until she had to leave. The animals didn’t want Britney to go. Britney promised she’d bring food for them soon.

Britney went to her royal music lesson next in the music room. After she left the music room, she went directly to the library to check for Maid Macy. Britney saw Maid Macy in the library.

Britney immediately asked Maid Macy about seeing Maid Becca. Maid Macy said she’d seen Maid Becca several times in the library. After she left the library, she went to get some lunch because she was starving.

The lunch today was chip chicken and bacon wrapped pork. Britney was delighted to be treated with yummy delicacies. After lunch, she went to her dancing lesson. She practiced basic ballet moves.

After Britney was done in the ballroom, she went to the flower garden and like she promised she brought food with her. After she left the garden, she went to talk to Queen Camilla about singing lessons.

Queen Camilla told her that her singing was beautiful but it needed more tune to it. After Britney left the throne room, she went to her first singing lesson. She learned basic tips of singing a better tune and how to soothe her throat for singing.

After the singing lesson, Britney went to the royal gym to swim until dinner. At dinner, she began thinking about writing a story. After dinner, she went to her bedroom to take notes of her ideas.

After she finished her story ideas, she rang the bell for Maid Becca. Instantly, Maid Becca came. Britney asked Maid Becca if she knew any story starters.

Maid Becca said she did and told her the tips. After Maid Becca left, Britney started writing the first draft of a story. Shortly after she had finished writing her chapter, she sat in her bed reading.

After reading 2 chapters though, Britney felt tired so she turned off the lamp and went to sleep. When Britney woke up the next morning, something seemed wrong but she didn’t know what. So she rang the bell like she usually would have.

Maid Becca didn’t come so Britney looked in the maid book for how many rings would summon Maid Macy. The book said to do only 2 rings. Instantly, Maid Macy came in. Maid Macy dressed Britney quickly.

After Maid Macy dressed Britney, Britney asked where Maid Becca was. Maid Macy responded that Maid Becca wasn’t feeling good. Maid Macy and Britney walked to the dining room for breakfast.

When Queen Camilla came in, Maid Macy and Britney walked over to Queen Camilla to ask if they could announce that Maid Becca was sick. Queen Camilla said, “Alright.”

After Maid Macy and Britney announced that Maid Becca was sick, they ate and then they went to see Maid Becca. Maid Becca who had looked so cheerful last night looked pale and sad. Britney went to her singing lesson first that morning.

Britney sang with a bit of tune but she was too worried about Maid Becca. After her singing lesson, she went to see Maid Becca again.

The royal doctor reported that Maid Becca was expecting a baby. Britney raced to the maid headquarters to tell the maids.

The maids were impressed including Maid Macy. The maids and Britney went to tell King Camelot and Queen Camilla together. Queen Camilla seemed surprised and relieved when she heard the news.

King Camelot seemed anxious and excited. After the maids and Britney left the throne room, Britney went to her dance lesson. Britney danced her emotions out freely. Her tutor was amazed at how freely she danced when she let her emotions out.

The tutor asked Britney why it was so easy for her. Britney told the tutor about the news and the tutor was pleased. After Britney’s dancing lesson, she went to sing in the bird garden. Britney sang her emotions out.

The animals had gotten used to Britney leaving them. After Britney left the garden, she went to her music lesson. The tutor taught her a new tune on the ukulele and she did it perfectly.

After Britney was done with her music lesson, she went to see Maid Becca. Britney was delighted to see Maid Becca awake. Britney greeted her with a good morning and Maid Becca told her good morning in a quiet voice.

Maid Becca slowly fell asleep again and Britney left. Britney headed to her bedroom and she suspected something strange. Britney began writing the clues down. She got the answer for the question. The tutor was Maid Becca’s husband.

Britney left to talk to Queen Camilla. Britney told Queen Camilla what she’d discovered. Queen Camilla looked confused and asked for the tutor. Queen Camilla asked,” Is it true are you Maid Becca’s husband?” The tutor responded yes.

The tutor told Britney that she was a clever girl. After meeting with Queen Camilla, Britney went to see Maid Becca but this time the doctor was there. The doctor told Britney that the baby was almost fully grown and that the baby would come out on Thursday. Britney had the whole afternoon to do whatever she pleased.

Britney went to her room to work on her story. After Britney finished writing the 2nd chapter, dinner was ready. She walked into the dining room and ate dinner. After she ate dinner, she went back to her bedroom to write the 3rd chapter.

The third chapter Britney wrote was about a princess. After she finished her 3rd chapter, Britney went to the dining room to eat dinner. Britney told Queen Camilla about when Maid Becca’s baby was due to come.

Queen Camilla was amazed. The queen told Britney she could go visit Maid Becca anytime from that point on. After dinner, Britney went out to the flower garden to watch the sunset and pick flowers.

The flowers she picked were lavender, rose, lilies, daffodils, dandelions, and more flowers. After Britney was done picking flowers, she went to the royal craft room to spruce the flowers up.

After Britney finished sprucing the flowers up, she did a 3-second portrait in full color of the flowers. She went to Maid Becca to give her the flowers.

This time, Maid Becca was awake. So Britney asked, “Do you feel well enough to tell me about how you married the tutor?  If the story is too long, you could just tell the story slowly. I could ask the tutor if you don’t feel well enough.”

Maid Becca said, “I think I feel well enough to tell you.” So Maid Becca told Britney about how the tutor and Maid Becca met. Maid Becca told her that they met in Greenland and how Maid Becca had worked as a gardener in the Kingdom of Luna.

After Maid Becca said she was too sleepy to continue the story, Britney headed to her room to work on her story. After she finished her 4th chapter, she got into her bed and read 3 chapters more of her book because she had more time tonight.

After Britney finished reading, she turned off the light and lay awake thinking how much excitement there had been Saturday. The next morning, Britney woke up the next morning and realized today was Sunday.

Britney found Queen Camilla was in the throne room so she went to the throne room to ask if she had almost the whole day off and whether she had to go to the church. “Yes you have almost all day off “, said Queen Camilla, “You do have church lessons in the royal library every Sunday. You could even pray for Becca”.

Britney told Queen Camilla that she would like to pray for Maid Becca. She went to her church lesson just after breakfast. The royal  preacher read part of the Bible and then the royal preacher announced it was praying time.

Britney prayed for Maid Becca like she said she would. She also prayed for the tutor and the other maids. After the church lesson, she went to see Maid Becca. Once again, the royal doctor was there.

The royal doctor asked if  Britney wanted to feel Maid Becca’s stomach. She said yes. Britney instantly put her hand on Maid Becca’s stomach and she felt a kick come from inside Maid Becca’s stomach.

Britney asked if that was the baby kicking Maid Becca’s stomach. The royal doctor chuckled and answered yes. Britney went to tell the ladies in waiting about the baby so they could tell Queen Camilla.

Queen Camilla was impressed by the update. After Britney left the throne room, she went to write another chapter of her book. Britney thought she was so lucky to get story tips from Maid Becca before they found out that Maid Becca was expecting a baby.

After Britney had finished writing 3 chapters of her book, she read a little bit of the book that Maid Macy had given her. After she finished reading, she realized she was hungry. So Britney went to look at the clock to see if it was close to lunch.

The clock said 12:15 pm and Britney knew that lunch was over. Luckily, she found Queen Camilla heading out of the dining room. Britney explained she had accidentally missed lunch.

Queen Camilla suggested Britney goes to the dining room to see if the food was still out. Surprisingly, the food was still out and almost everyone was still sitting. So Britney started eating lunch because she was starving.

Maid Macy told Britney that she’d received more news about Maid Becca’s baby while Britney ate her lunch. Maid Macy told her that the baby was to be a baby girl. After Maid Macy left, she ate quickly so she could go see Maid Becca.

As Britney walked into the door, she saw the doctor again. Britney asked what the doctor was doing and the doctor told her that she was helping examine the stomach to help guess how much the baby would weigh.

After Britney responded to the royal doctor, she  left Maid Becca & the doctor and she went to the flower garden to think of how crazy her past week had been. She couldn’t believe that last week she was just at her cottage in her garden.

After Britney was in the flower garden, she went to have dinner with the royal family. After dinner, Britney went to see Maid Becca again. The royal doctor said the baby might come out on Tuesday which was earlier than expected.

After the royal doctor left, she talked to Maid Becca about how crazy her previous week had been. Maid Becca nodded to show she agreed about how crazy the previous week had been.  After Britney left Maid Becca, she went to her room to write her next to the last chapter of the book she was writing.

Then Britney read a little more of the book she was reading. After Britney read, she went to tell Queen Camilla & King Camelot about the baby being born on Tuesday instead of  Thursday.

When Britney told Queen Camilla and King Camelot, they were surprised and called Princess Lillian into the royal throne room. After Princess Lillian was told about the news, she also looked surprised.

Queen Camilla, King Camelot, and Princess Lillian suggested they try to find a good name for a baby girl just in case Maid Becca needed help choosing a name. “Can you check with the royal tutor and Maid Becca to see what Maid Becca’s plan is after she has her baby?” asked King Camelot.

Britney said, “I’d be glad to check with the royal tutor and Maid Becca to see what plan is after her baby is born.” So Britney went to find the royal tutor to see if he knew what Maid Becca’s plan was.

When Britney found him, she asked him if he knew Maid Becca’s plan. He responded that he knew. He told her that her plan was to still work as a part-time maid. Britney was relieved and then asked what his plan was.

The royal tutor told Britney that he was still going to be a full-time tutor for the royalties.  Britney went to Queen Camilla to tell her about Maid Becca’s plan. Queen Camilla called Maid Macy into the royal throne room to tell her that she would be a part-time maid for Maid Becca.

After Britney left, she went to her room to sleep. She hardly could wait to see what was in store for Monday. On Monday morning, she woke up excited because the baby girl would be due Tuesday.

Britney called Maid Macy to help her get dressed and she went to see Maid Becca. The royal doctor was there again and the doctor told her she was in contractions.

Britney was concerned but she went to go get Queen Camilla and King Camelot. Britney urged Maid Becca to push a little for a few minutes. After she left, she went to eat breakfast.

Britney went out to the bird garden to sing to help her feel better. She also went to read and write in her room before lunch. She had herbal chicken nuggets with curly fries, waffle fries, and smiley face fries for lunch.

Britney was glad to have something yummy to eat on such an important day. After she finished her yummy meal, she went to talk to Queen Camilla. After she’d talked to Queen Camilla, she went to find Maid Macy to talk to her.

Britney and Maid Macy talked until dinner time. At dinner, she wondered how Maid Becca was doing. After dinner, she went to see Maid Becca. She asked the doctor how Maid Becca was doing.

The royal doctor told Britney that Maid Becca was okay. After the visit to Maid Becca, she decided to go to bed a little early so she could be awake in case the baby came in the morning.

Of course, Britney still wrote her story and read a little in bed before going to sleep. On Tuesday morning, she quickly rang the bell to tell Maid Macy to dress her. After she dressed, she went to see Maid Becca.

Britney could already see the baby’s feet sticking out. She asked the royal doctor if she had time to devour her breakfast and share the news to Queen Camilla and King Camelot.

The royal doctor told her that Britney had enough time to eat her breakfast and tell Queen Camilla. So she went by Queen Camilla’s royal throne room to share the news.

Britney told Queen Camilla to pass the news to King Camelot and the other royalty. So she went to eat a waffle topped with fruit on it for breakfast and hurried back to the royal nursery room where everyone was quietly watching.

Soon, Britney could see the baby’s belly. Shortly after, she could see the head. Once the baby was out, the royal doctor wrapped it in a special blanket. The royal doctor let Maid Becca holds the baby. Maid Becca declared the name to be Katie.

The royal tutor was relieved to see the baby girl. So as the year went by, Princess Lillian grew into a wise 10-year-old child. Meanwhile, Katie grew and talked as well as walked by the time the year was over.

As for Britney, she resumed her studying and lessons. Britney still found time to read, sing, write, and walk in the gardens. As promised, Maid Becca returned to her maid duty for the half time maid job.

As 8 more years passed, everything was normal. Katie was a talented 9  year old at the time. Queen Camilla and King Camelot talked about getting Princess Lillian ready to rule.

Britney was finally ready for her final test as a temporary princess. After Britney succeeded, Queen Camilla and King Camelot had a surprise for Britney.

The surprise was a plane ticket to take Britney to see her parents in America and to see her friends in Hawaii. Britney was excited but she asked if she could still come visit. Queen Camilla and King Camelot said, “Yes, you may.”

Of course, Britney went home to her beautiful cottage for a few days first before her trip. After 3 days past, she went flew on a special plane to America to see her parents. She was excited.

Britney recognized her parents immediately as she stepped outside the airport. Her parents ran over and said, “Wow, Britney. You have gotten tall and have grown up.” So she explained how she got to America.

Britney stayed for a few days to know how life was in America. She left America by boat to travel to Hawaii. She immediately recognized her friends the moment she stepped off the boat.

Britney’s  friends ran over to Britney and said, “Wow, you look amazing, Britney! It’s so great to see you again!” So Britney stayed a little while to see what life was like in Hawaii. Soon she had to go back home though.

Britney hoped to see her parents and friends again soon. Many years later, her friends and parents came to visit her. They had the most fun together before heading back to the United States of America.

A few years later, Britney met a man named Mark and fell in love. They married 9 years later. After that, she had 3 babies. Their names were Heidi,  Abby, and Sierra. They all lived happily ever after.

The End!

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