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

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Weekend Update

Happy Sunday! Take a look at this Valentine cake! Our new friend Joie, that lives right around the block, made this fantastic cake for us in addition to a wonderful dinner! Everyone has been so gracious to prepare meals for us during my mom's treatment, and the food we have received has been fantastic! We are enjoying the wonderful cake Joie, and the kids still remember your "brownies from heaven!"

Tomorrow we have a busy day with several medical tests for my mom, in addition to day #25/30 of radiation. She will finish her chemotherapy treatment within a few days of returning to California and will have a few weeks off before round #2. She will have an MRI this week to show how well the radiation has attacked the cancer cells in her brain. The doctors are hoping that all the swelling in her brain will have subsided, and that there will be no more new growth of the tumor.

Kyle is sure enjoying wrestling, and is sore everyday after practice! He will compete this Friday in the school's "wrestle offs" so that will be our first time seeing him in action. All the practices are closed, so it is a mystery as to what they do each day! I actually got a sneak peek when I picked him up early on Friday for guitar lessons. I didn't see much, but what I did observe was 80 boys on task, working hard with organized coaches. I think it will be a great season for Kyle!

Girl Scout cookies come in this Tuesday night and we will be making our delivery rounds! We will also be flying all of our California orders home with us on Saturday! BIG thanks to all of you who supported Ashlyn's troop in their cookie sales! It sure meant a lot to Ashlyn to see all your messages, and she is excited for all the good her troop can do with their portion of the profits! She is looking forward to community service work, and I am so proud of her for focusing on that need.

Yesterday we three ladies all went to see, "27 Dresses" and it was such a cute movie! If you are looking for a light hearted clever film, we recommend this movie! By the way, to our niece Holly, your exact bridesmaid dresses were in this film! Watch the "closet" scene! Great minds think alike!
Tom took a few cars for a spin yesterday, and we are hoping to narrow down our choices. Our '96 Explorer has over 150,000 miles and is on it's last legs. I am excited to have a newer car to drive, and one that will get us safely through snow and ice. Did I tell you I "slid" right past our street last week? I tried to slow down soon enough, but just slid right past the turn. Thank goodness no one was behind me! This is why I have said all along that the kids are safer on the school bus than they are with me driving!
Have a good rest of your weekend and we will be in touch soon! Send us a comment on what you are up to! We sure enjoy hearing from everyone, and it is so nice to hear the latest in your lives. We enjoy diversions from talking about brain cancer, so your updates are welcome! Love, Denise

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise & family!

You asked for an "update", here it is...Patrick's CYO Basketball team is "officially" in 1st place with 9 Wins and 1 Lost! Not bad...we are moving on to the Playoff's next week. If they win that game, they will go on to the Semi-Finals the following Weekend. After next weeks game, we will then know if we will be able to make Lorraine's Luau! I'm hoping we can do both!! A Win-Win Situation!

Love to you all,