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

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

School Supply Mania Ü

Look at all this loot! School starts on Aug. 18th for our kiddos and since we had the kids' supply lists for their current grades, we decided to go shopping while things were not picked over yet. (Goodness gracious, we can't settle for the plain folders or spiral notebooks...Gasp!) So, Ashlyn went for the Hannah Montana look and found all her pencils, folders, backpack, lunchbox, etc...all in the Hannah theme. Kyle needed everything from a scientific calculator, to 7 notebooks, a $20 dictionary/thesaurus, and MORE. Let's just say, it isn't cheap to outfit a child for the year, and I'm not even talking clothes yet! ha ha So, we are officially ready with supplies for 2nd and 7th grades! And for you parents thinking you may wait until the week closer to school starting, I say, "Go now!" We got the last of the "boyish" spiral notebooks and all that is left at our Super Target is pink...shoppers beware! Ü
Today Ashlyn had piano lessons...her teacher asked if she would be interested in participating in the festival that occurs each year in March. She would need to play a duet with another student and memorize pieces, music theory, etc...It sounded a bit intimidating to me, but once she pulled out the really cool trophy she would earn for the effort, Ashlyn was sold! Ashlyn's "prancing fingers" (Thanks Aunt Beth for the story!)will be busy this year preparing!
Our little Chihuahuas went to the groomers, and came back cleaned, trimmed, and sparkling! The kids and I cleaned and did laundry today, as it was rainy and overcast all day...not the kind of day to enjoy our daily picnics like we have been doing! Speaking of overcast skies, we were happy to hear that Northern CA is seeing some blue skies once again, and that the smoke from all the fires is clearing.

Before saying goodbye....just a little message for Crystal...thanks for your comment today! My mom told me about your new job working with students, and YES, you will be an awesome teacher Crystal!!! I saw how good you were with my two kiddo's in Feb. and we would be honored if you could teach them! If there aren't many openings in CA, feel free to come to Colorado...we'll take you in a heartbeat! There is a brand new school opening in Longmont, and they are hiring for elementary teachers right now! Hint Hint... Ü


Anonymous said...

I love buying school supplies. My mom and I were walking around Target earlier this week and I was tempted to start my shopping (if it weren't for the $20 budget...I would have)! Even when I was younger I loved the feeling of getting clean NEW notebooks and backpacks that I loved. What a fun outing! School start on the 18th for us too. It comes faster every year. We too are praying for clear skies. Headaches and itchy eyes are becoming the daily norm :(

Kim said...

Loved your blog today. It looks like you had a very busy and productive day! School starts really soon, doesn't it? Have a great day today!

Jody Floyd said...

Wow, the dogs look great! I'm sure they had a wonderful time being groomed and pampered...

You guys really know how to enjoy life, you really "live" each day to the fullest and it shows! I love to veiw your blog, it brings many smiles to my face to see you guys and how happy your family is.

Give Tara Belle and Mr. Roscoe a hug and kiss from me, and anytime you want to taste some real down-home "southern" sweet tea, you all come on down to Georgia and I will serve you a tall glass from my front porch rocking chairs while we watch the Chihuahuas play!

BTW- Love your playlist, those songs so fit you and your family!