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

Monday, February 16, 2009

My "Brownie" is a "Thin Mint!"


Yummy...Thin Mints and brownies combined do sound delicious! Today's variety was not to be eaten though! :-) Ashlyn was the smallest Girl Scout to sell cookies today outside of Safeway, so she earned the esteemed position of wearing the "Thin Mint" costume for the cause! To a 7 year old, this was better than if I had given her a hundred, "My Little Ponies!" Hee Hee She couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear, waving at all the cars, and taking the responsibility of representing Girl Scouts quite seriously!

Today was a sunny 60 degrees and a perfect day to sell cookies in Colorado!

Ashlyn's goal is to sell 300 boxes of cookies, and she is currently at 210 boxes thanks to your generosity! So, she has volunteered to sell cookies outside of grocery stores 2 more times in hopes of reaching her goal! I'm glad she is so self motivated, and I can only hope we get good weather for our next two cookie booth times. Colorado weather can change rapidly though, and our friends who worked on Fri. night stood outside in the snow for 2 hours! Now that is dedication! :-)

15 comments:

Beth said...

Oh she is so precious! I love the Brownie level...so motivated! Anxiously waiting to chomp into a GS Thin Mint cookie.... end of the month!

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

That costume is so cute! Now, do you have to deliver to all these people from the grocery store??? What a pain!!! (I am a Lazy Mom, you know!)

Jemm said...

What a cutie!! My girls sold cookies in November and delivered them in January. What a relief when it is over!!

Kim said...

The cutest "Thin Mint" ever! Good luck on your goal Ashlyn! Let us know how it goes!

Charlene Wiley said...

I am glad Ashlyn is feeling better! I love the cute costume! I wish Megan's troop had something as cute as that. Good luck Ashlyn with the 300 goal! I am sure she will meet her goal! I am sorry I missed your call! I look forward to talking very soon!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Precious pictures! Loved seeing these! And what an adorable costume. I love the giant waving hand. LOL! :-)

XO,

Sheila

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Just adorable....good luck to her on meeting her goal.

Glad she is feeling better too.

Lou Ann

Candace said...

Call me, I have yet to have a single thin mint this year!

Anita said...

Oh my goodness, Ashlyn is so adorable! You know it's so hard to say no to those cuties outside the stores. My husband Kevin vows never to say no, so any little girl that knocks on our door or each stand he walks by at the grocery or Lowes he stops and buys one box.....like we need them...lol. They do freeze wonderfully, especially the thin mints!
Congrats onthe 210 sold, I know she'll be working hard to hit that 300...........great job mom!

Melissa said...

Cute! Hope she meets her goal, what a go getter!

glitzen said...

Oh she looks so proud and happy! What a cute smile! If I were at her booth, I'd buy one of each..hee hee.

Kathy from Washington State said...

I'll buy a box of thin mints if you buy a box of Camp Fire mints.

Kathy U

DeClercq said...

I just read Kathy from WA State's comment! Do they really sell Camp Fire Mints still??

I thought they got rid of those a long time ago...I love Camp Fire Mints...I can still taste them now.

What was that...Blue Birds? Are they still around?

Sign me up!

-Laura

Sue said...

WOW... Way to go Ashlyn!! I'm impressed, and you looked SOOO cute!!
I have no doubts you'll get to your goal. Girl, you rock!!!

Lucy Marie said...

I love the costume! How fun. Her dedication is very impressive.

I also wanted to say from your last post, that I absolutely LOVE that room. You have done a wonderful job with it. I also love green. It is very elegant and no one would ever guess that you spent less than $80 to turn it around! It looks like it came straight from a magazine!