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

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Frigid Fun on Sunday...


A wintery Sunday in Colorado...just yesterday it was sunny and in the 50's. Overnight brought quite a change to the weather! Here's how the day unfolded.
Oh boy is it C-O-L-D! Here's the proof...

Earlier today...I awoke to find this snow drift right outside our garage door...

A chilly looking front yard...

Brrrr...

The frozen pond at 9 a.m. The mound in the middle is our "island." Kyle and his friend Tyler discovered this afternoon that although the top is frozen, a foot will easily go right through!

Ashlyn ready to head down the hill...

Kyle "snowboards" down the hill. Our house is in the background. Tom and I even got in on the action, but sadly there is no record of mom and dad diving head first down the hill, which we did and LOVED! :-)

Cold, but fun and great exercise!

Remember our summer photos of the kids on our little swing set? What a change to see the same view in the middle of a snow storm!

Tom at work shoveling snow...

Ashlyn and I made this lovely mother nature inspired snow woman. She has a pine necklace, a set of berry earrings, dried flower eyes, leaf buttons, etc...

Oh, the poor, poor, poor Chihuahuas! They were miserable and spent the rest of the day in front of the fireplace, not that I can blame them!



This evening we picked up Ashlyn from a great event at our friend Kate's farm. Kate hosted, "Christmas in the Country" where the kids decorated cookies, completed Christmas farm crafts, sang Christmas carols to the horses in the barn, and made special horse treats for the "Colorado Horse Rescue" organization. They also collected supplies for the local Humane Society and had a wonderful afternoon and evening. On the drive home this was the temperature our car registered! Seeing is believing!

We drove through some local neighborhoods to see Christmas lights, and caught a few that went the 'extra mile.'


Then we came home and warmed our feet by this!

Tom made us his signature tacos for dinner, and we sat down for the season finale of our favorite TV program, "Survivor." The whole family loves it, and so we had a little friendly contest to add to the excitement. We each drew names of a character in the show and whoever had the winning charcter, would be the "winner." The winner of the contest would be entitled to a day off from chores and would receive special pampering from the rest of the family. It turns out Kyle was the winner and he already has plans for a back rub, a day off from garbage duty, etc...SO, it looks like we'll be busy tomorrow fulfilling Kyle's requests! We hope you had a great weekend...stay warm and enjoy your Monday!

4 comments:

glitzen said...

Denise, you guys are just the neatest family. I loved this whole post and read it like a good book that you don't want to put down. Great idea for Survivor! I didn't follow this season, but I used to. Love the horsie event, we need to make some treats instead of buy..hee hee. Mukluk loves our peppermint ones, and Summer prefers the carrot snack.
How is Dan doing? Can't wait to hear all about him.

sue bakalar said...

Oh goodness! I LOVE the pictures... and I promise that I won't complain about our 40 degree highs today. haha

Sounds like a fun filled weekend... stay warm, my friend!!

the voice of melody said...

The blanket of snow over your landscape is so pretty! We don't get any here. What a blessing to come home to a nice fire. :)

Ingineer66 said...

I like the photo of the temperature on the car display. That is cold.

Tom you need to a quad with a snow plow on the front.