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

Friday, July 25, 2008


"When one has tasted watermelon, He knows what the angels eat."

"I know how a prize watermelon looks when it is sunning it's fat rotundity among pumpkin vines; I know how inviting it looks when it is cooling itself in a tub of water under the bed, waiting; I know how a boy looks behind a yard~longing for a slice of that melon, and I know how he feels; for I have been there."

~Mark Twain

If that doesn't make me want to rush out and buy the biggest watermelon I can find, I don't know what will!

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer...only 23 more days...savor it!


Kim said...

I love all your great quotes Denise. Where do you find them? Hope you get that watermelon too! I'll bet there are some great farmers markets in your area.

Denise K. said...

Hi Kim! Well, all those fun quotes come from all my Susan Branch books! You gave me, "Girlfirends" which has many! I'm using all the fun Mark Twain ones from her "Summer Book" which has recipes, stories, and lots of great quotes. If you haven't checked out her store yet it is worth a visit: See you soon! :-)

Anonymous said...

The taco salad is very easy, my mom is the one who actually put it all together. We add ground beef (or whatever meat you prefer), cheese, pinto beans, tomatoes, olives, etc to a large bowl of lettuce. We then mix in Thousand Island dressing. Toss then add desired amount of crunched up tortilla chips to the top. Enjoy. It is one of David's favorites at the Faires house. Oddly enough, I have never been a watermelon fan. But the picture you posted makes me wish I like it :) Thanks for all your comments. It has been a treat getting to keep in contact on a daily basis!

At Home Redesigns said...

That really looks good...

I've enjoyed checking out your blog.