The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Monday, January 28, 2008

Thank you DeClercq Family!

Here she is...the amazing, the talented, the wonderful Laura DeClercq!!!! Laura and her husband Paul, helped me pull off my birthday mission this weekend! Paul was my chauffeur, and escort from the airport to our birthday surprise. The DeClercqs invited me to stay with them, and I had such a "spa resort" experience at their home! BIG thanks to Patrick for giving up his room for me! I slept wonderfully and enjoyed all the dolphins in your bathroom!

Laura graciously took me shopping on Saturday morning to hit all the stores I love that we don't have in Colorado. I got all caught up on my favorite shops, filling an entire empty suitcase with special finds! :-) We enjoyed a lovely lunch out at the Nordstrom Cafe and ran into our friend Mary Larsen while we were there! You can see Mary in the photo below. Her husband was Kyle's CYO basketball coach a few years ago!

Thank you Mary for giving up your afternoon to spend time with me at lunch! I have missed you, but have SO appreciated all your uplifting e-mails and encouragement for me during my mom's illness!
Again, BIG THANKS to Paul, Laura, Patrick, and Parker for all your help this weekend! Laura has been a friend for many years now, and is one of those gals who would give you the sweater off her back if you asked. She has taken care of our kids, had them both for sleepovers, and would do anything for me at a moment's notice. These are just some of the reasons I love her so much!

Thank you Laura for hosting me this weekend! I miss you already!

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