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, April 17, 2009

Blogging Awards...

We're under a spring storm warning today...lots of wind, blowing rain/snow,'s the perfect day to get caught up on a little blogging housekeeping.

Share the love...I was fortunate enough to receive two special awards recently and wanted to "share the love" with you!

Thank you Jemm in the Flint Hills for the "Lemonade Award!"

The lemonade award is for showing great attitude and/or gratitude. Each award has a pay it forward concept...
The Rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog, nominate at least 10 blogs, which show great attitude and/or gratitude.
2. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
3. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love and link to this post, and/or to the person from whom you received your award.

Secondly, the Kreativ Blogger Award was given to me by the very kind Jemm and Paris Pink!

Thank you ladies for this kindness!
The Rules:

1. List 7 things that you love.
2. Link to the person who has tagged you
3. Choose 7 more bloggers to give the Kreativ Award to.

Just to make it a little more interesting, instead of 7 things I love, how about 10 things about me you never knew? The truth revealed! hee hee
1. I used to polish my dad's shoes, and give him pedicures. I'd soak his feet in warm water and trim his nails, buff his rough heels, etc...from the time I was 8 years old. He never asked me to do this, I just did it for years because I wanted to and he was a good sport!
2. I like to do annoynomous good deeds....regularly...secretly...more often than you know. Watch may be a recipient soon!
3. I used to dance ballet...not very well...and I was told I was too heavy to go further with it, but it brought me much joy.
4. I don't like to talk on the phone. Not that I don't like to talk with you, I would just rather have lunch with you, or have you over for a cup of tea, and see your face.
5. I don't hear very well. Which is one reason, I don't like the phone...I have to squeeze it to my ear and ask everyone to repeat what they said over and over and over again!
6. I don't like games...probably because I don't like math...I'd rather sit and do a project or a craft anyday!
7. I eat chocolate. I eat a lot of chocolate. I eat more chocolate than you would ever believe. I have been known to eat chocolate for lunch.
8. I ran a half marathon a few years ago and count it as a great accomplishment. I would like to run a marathon one day, and climb Long's Peak. First I need to lose 20 lbs. and my friend/enemy chocolate is interfering in my goal!
9. I am probably the only woman in America that strongly disliked the movie, "Mama Mia." I know, hate me.
10. I am a southern-girl-wanna-be. One day I want to visit the south, and see a plantation home, and catch fire flies, and sip sweet tea on a wrap around porch, and say things like, "Y'all." One day before I die, I am going to do this, and will be in perfectly happy bliss! :-)
Now for the 10 blogs I would like to receive the award as well! Yippee, it's your lucky day! These blogs are listed in no particular order.

Have fun ladies!


Kim said...

Oh thank you Denise! You just made my day! I loved your 10 things also. there were a few things in there that I didn't know. :-) You are so deserving of both those awards also. I think you are so amazing!

Have a good day and hope that Spring comes to Longmont soon!

Faith said...

Congratulations on your awards, Denise! You definitely deserve them. I loved reading your list. I am so impressed that you ran a half marathon...that is awesome! And girl, you just come on down south anytime you want - it's gorgeous here!

You are so sweet to pass this along. Thank you!

Jemm said...

Denise, I just don't know if we can be friends anymore knowing you hated Mamma Mia. JUST KIDDING!! I did love it though. It made me want to move to Greece. The singing was a tad bizarre, I will give you that :)

Denise K. said...

I know Jemm...even my husband said awhile back, "You may lose readers if you admit you didn't like Mama Mia!" :-)

stefanie said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Count me in as one who will be happy to never see Mama Mia again. I watched with my daughter to spend the time with her. I thought Pierce Brosnan was embarrassing. :)

MaryCatherine said...

Congratulation on your awards! Guess what? I didn't like Mama Mia either! glad i am not the only one! I just love visiting your sweet space :)

Beth said...

Congrats Denise! And thanks for the tag... I love passing on the joy! Wow a half marathon? What a great accomplishment...I love to run... and would like to "be" a runner again... ( PS... I hated Momma Mia, too!)

glitzen said...

I'm so honored! Here I am, deeply exhausted after getting up at 5:30 and having all--day horse events, then ending with dog classes....and you have completely energized me! Thank you for including me in your list, it made me grin.

Anonymous said...

I did not like Mama Mia one bit. Was ready to go home after the first 15 minutes. They even ruined the music.

Lucy Marie said...

Thank you so much for the award, Denise. You are too sweet. I was not impressed with Mama Mia either - you are not alone!

AndreaLeigh said...

congrats on your awards! you deserve them!

AndreaLeigh said...

oh, and I also wanted to say thanks for your kind words on the post about my uncle. it meant a lot to me! i appreciate it!

Sue said...

What fun.... I loved the 10 things about you!! Those are always a joy to me. I enjoy getting to know people better.

Congrats on your awards, they are much deserved. You work so hard on your blog, and it's beautiful and creative and just wonderfully heartwarming to read daily. Thank you.

I will now go out and blow some of this 90+ degree heat your way so that your spring storm will move on and you can enjoy some of our lovely sunshine. :-)

Have a fantastic day!!

Sue said...

Oh.... and about Mamma Mia?? I didn't even want to see it (so I didn't)!! Looks like you're not alone here! ;-)

Anita said...

Thank you Denise!! You are so sweet to think of me.
Any woman that can run a half marathon can eat chocolate for lunch!
You can come with my to TX for my next visit home, it's full of Y'all s and sweet tea and lots of southern drawl.
Mama Mia was just ok, I was surprised at all the Abba songs I knew and laughed at the random breaking into song and dance.
I'm crazy busy these days, but I can't wait to take some time and add these to my blog and pass them on!
Have a wonderful day

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

I love learning more about you! I used to catch fireflies! I haven't thought about that in ages. Thanks for reminding me!

Kasey said...

cute blog you have.

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