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, September 3, 2008

Happy 13th Birthday Kyle! Happy 20th Anniversary Tom and Denise!

13 years ago today, on a sunny Sunday morning, this big guy was born! (Let's not forget that Sept. 3rd, 1995 was also the season opener game for the Raiders first game back in Oakland! Tom had to give away his tickets at 3 a.m. so we could head to the hospital!) On our 7th anniversary, Kyle Thomas Johnson Kofford was born! What a fantastic anniversary present he was!

Our teenager Kyle!
Our little Raider!

The happy Kofford Family, circa 1995!



Going back in time even further still...20 years ago today, in 118 degree heat, these two high school sweethearts were married! Fresh out of college we were married on Sept. 3, 1988! Red Bluff had record breaking heat that day, but that didn't stop us from enjoying a beautiful day with friends and family celebrating Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kofford!Tom with his parents; Ron and Billie Kofford.

Here's the bride with her parents; Harry and Lorraine Johnson. Yes, they are the same two on the beach in the pictures further below!

Many of you who were there remember how HOT it was in the 100 year old church with no air conditioning! :-) This photo is taken from the balcony of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where we were married, where Kyle was baptized, where we held my dad's funeral, and where my mom still attends Mass every Sunday! What a history we share with this beautiful historic church!

7 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to Kyle! You are a teenager today. Hope it is a fantastic celebration all week long!

Congratulations on 20 years of wedded bliss as well Tom and Denise. I love all the photos and remember that first Christmas card with Kyle. It is wonderful to have known you his whole life!

There is a happy birthday message for Kyle today on my blog too!

Aleah Faires said...

Hooray! Happy 13th birthday to Kyle. Also, a huge CONGRATS to you and Tom. What a blessing to have twenty years of marriage to celebrate. Enjoy your special day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kyle from sunny southern California!!! We miss you and love you very much!!!!
Happy anniversary Tom and Denise, you two are an awesome couple. Here's to 20 more wonderful years!

Beth said...

I can't beleive how much Kyle still looks like his baby pictures. Denise, you look beautiful on your wedding day! Thanks for sharing these pics..

Anonymous said...

Hi Koffords!!!
ALL of you LOOK SO YOUNG!!! Kyle too!! You are ALL babies! My congratulations on your anniversary AND a VERY happy birthday to the teenager!
Love,
Annette

sue bakalar said...

What a fabulous looking family!! Happy late Birthday Kyle and Happy Anniversary Tom and Denise!!

Enjoy another wonderful year!
Love,
Sue

Ingineer66 said...

Happy Birthday to Kyle and Happy Anniversary to you guys. We only hit about 108 this week so no record heat to commemorate the occasion.