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, October 10, 2008

Jog-A-Thon Fun

Today Ashlyn's school hosted a "Jog-A-Thon" fundraiser and it was a great event! The kids had fun running laps and earning money for their school. Ashlyn proudly ran 14 laps and loved the feeling of being in a 'real' race with official race bibs, water bottles, music and a DJ! Here's some photos of the big event, run in 45 degree weather today! (Our first light dusting of snow is expected on Sunday!)
Peeking in on the class before the run. The 2nd graders are working hard!

Ready to run...

And they're off...

Running strongly...

Ready for a water break...

Ashlyn and Erin celebrate the end of the half hour run. The goal was to run as many laps as you could in 30 min. by grade level. The top 2nd grader ran 21 laps! Wow!

Ashlyn and Renata

Caitlyn and Ashlyn

Ashlyn takes a picture of mom, not to be confused with "grandma!" :-) hee hee

Next event tonight...the school Fall Carnival! You can find us at the "Cookie Monster" game. We'll be working a booth for a shift. It should be a fun night of music, games, dinner, silent auction, and FUN!

5 comments:

sue bakalar said...

Aww, the jog-a-thon... I remember back when the girls did that. How fun! Great job Ashlyn!! Have a great time tonight!!

Kimi Jo said...

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Kim said...

I remember the days of school fall carnivals. Such fun! It was cold here as well today. I can't believe you will be getting snow soon!

Can't wait to hear more details about all the fun weekend! Very nice picture of you that Ashlyn took, btw!

glitzen said...

What cutie pies. Sounds like they did great in the jog a thon. You got some neat pics!

stefanie said...

Fun! Brrr! Of course, it could be 80 degrees there next week. You SO don't look like a grandma.