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

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Beary Scary" in Colorado! :-)

The pumpkin farm is open down the street, the neighborhoods around us have tall cornstalks growing in their fields, the trees are turning brilliant colors, and today the wind blew in a crisp feeling of fall. Here's a little sneak peak of our welcome to the new season!

The house is once again picked up, clean, and ready for fall! Our "Beary Scary" decor is cutesy more than scary, but with a 13 year old in the house, I know he would lean toward the latter! You should see the entire house, we have decor everywhere! hee hee The above is only a fraction of what was contained inside the 5 big boxes Tom brought up from the basement! (You will just have to come out for a visit to see the rest! :-)

It's been a busy week with school conferences,(everyone is doing well, whew!) guitar lessons, piano lessons, jog-a-thon training for Ashlyn, Girl Scout meetings, S'More's Girl Scout Event, riding lessons, Youth Group, work, and play! Tonight we watched the vice presidents debate, (more thoughts on that on the next blog!) We sat and watched our favorite "Survivor" show and tackled the usual dinner dishes, homework, and bedtime routine. Tomorrow is the first class of my "Enrichment Friday" group and I am really looking forward to working with all the children. You know I will post photos to keep you up to date! :-)

I speak with my mom each day, and this week she and her caregiver Gayle went out to my dad's "Air Johnson" hangar to bring home the last of his personal items. Fortunately, the gentleman using the hangar now is allowing the memorial, and my dad's special memorabilia to remain, as well as the "Air Johnson" name. I know my dad would be pleased. I will find some photos to scan of him flying his airplanes. I'd love to share them with you, as he loved being a pilot!

Grandma Billie is recovering nicely, and with my mom feeling well, it has been a good week indeed!


Kim said...

Those mums are beautiful! All your decorating is impressive.

Is Kyle going to youth group now? Can't wait to hear more. Have a great weekend. Happy for all the good news from the northstate too!

stefanie said...

Usually I have the sound turned off. Today I don't. That made me laugh! I could use about a hundredth of your decorating sense.

sue bakalar said...

Why am I not one bit surprised that you have your house decorated beautifully already? You rock!!
Enjoy Enrichment day. I look forward to more pictures!!
Have a fabulous Friday!

Melissa said...

Next time you are in CA you are more than welcome for can give me some decorating advice! Your house looks beautiful. Sounds like you REALLY had a busy week, fun too though!

Darlene said...

I LOVE those mums and your decorations are BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE it all!!

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linda said...

Just stopping by and thought I'd leave a comment...hope you don't mind.

Your post caught my eye being that your from CA but recently moved to CO. That may be our situation also. We are currently looking to move to Oregon or CO but having a hard time deciding between the two. Weather is a BIG issue for us yet we want out of CA...want to experience life somewhere else. It sounds like it was a good move for your family. My parents live in Littleton and love it there.

Take care and by the way, your home looks lovely and ready for fall!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

I love the colors of your mums!

Astrid said...

Lovely Halloween decorations! I really love that black cat! :)

Meghan said...

Those mums are beautiful!
As is all your decor.

Tanya said...

Marvelous Halloween decorations..! Looking great..

Kimba said...

Hi there! I can't believe I'm still working my way around to visit everyone! Love all of your Beary Scary (too cute!) halloween goodness. That black cat is great.

Thanks for coming to my party!
Happy halloween,