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

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Planting

Finally, the day we have been waiting for...Planting Day! Yesterday the kids and I got all of our vegetables and fruits for the garden beds. Due to the late season frosts here, we followed the protocol and waited until this weekend to plant our veggies. We also did a few things from seed, so we'll see how it all turns out! We've planted everything from artichokes to watermelon, so it will be a good summer experiment to see what does well.

This morning Ashlyn had her rehearsal for the upcoming National Piano Guild Auditions next week, and poor Tom had to go into work for a few hours. He had his physical last week, and it turns out that he too has high cholestrol! His was so high, they are going to retest him to make sure the results were accurate! Now we will both be making positive changes, and as I told Tom, "You're off the beef baby!" No more steaks, hamburgers, eggs, etc...for any of us! The kids are not sure what to think of all this; they just want a good hot dog and potato salad from time to time!


Anonymous said...

Your garden bed looks great, Tom. You're a good craftsman. Sorry to hear about your high choleserol,Tom. You're definitely going to have to make some changes, huh? Ashlyn and Kyle, I know how excited you are about summer vacation. The kids in Red Bluff have 2 more weeks of school. I know you have many activities planned for the summer and Kyle I know sleeping in will be a top priority. Having to catch the bus at 7:15 is way too early for anyone. Denise, keep up the good work with your weight loss, eating habits,lower cholesterol, and exercise. I'm sorry that now you have tennis-elbow. Always something. Have a great Memorial Day weekend. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Gardening is so fun. Especially when you pick your first vegetable!!

How many beds did Tom build to plant all those plants?

I am sorry to hear about Tom's cholesterol. With our family history you had better watch that!!
Now you just need to make our other brother go get his tested. With all my other health issues, I am glad to say that one has not been a problem for me yet.

I hope that Tom get's the rest of the weekend off to enjoy the first planting in Colorado.