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, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day and saying "Goodbye to the DeClecqs"

Happy Father's Day to our special daddy, "Tom" and to all the fathers out there who make a difference daily in the lives of their children...whether small or grown, we never forget the influence our fathers have had in our lives. Tom was able to see his dad when we were in CA a few weeks ago, but we sure missed him today. We are both so appreciative of all that our fathers have done for us individually and as a family! Tom enjoyed playing golf this morning with Kyle and he is looking forward to redeeming one of Ashlyn' special coupons for free back rubs! :-) It's been a fun day and we tried not to put him to work, except for setting up the 3-D Shark Bite Slip and Slide! We were able to enjoy some early Father's Day celebrations with our dear friends the De Clercq's who came to visit this week!

Here we are...Tom, Denise, Laura, and Paul on "Pearl Street" in Boulder...
Now that all the kids are older, we adults were actually able to head out and enjoy a fun night on our own enjoying a sunset dinner of fine Mexican food on a roof top restuarant!

What a wonderful time we had with our friends this week visiting, cooking, sightseeing, shopping, golfing, the kids painting pottery, enjoying meals, playing games, staying up late talking, watching movies,enjoying margaritas over dinner, etc...etc...our kids couldn't have been happier having a 3 day sleep over with their friends Parker and Patrick, and we adults enjoyed it even more!

The 4 amigos swinging...they had lots of fun on the island and pond too...catching bugs and skipping rocks is truly hours of entertainment for kids; and it makes for some great memories too!

My friend Laura...oh how I have missed her! It was so nice to spend a few days together and get all caught up on each other's lives! You know how nice it is to have lunch with a friend; think how much more fun it is to have your friend stay with you for a few days and to have her all to yourself! 2 years is a long time since we have moved away, but with Laura it is so easy to pick up right where we left off!

Even "Happy Meals" taste better when shared with a friend! :-) Goodbye for now DeClercq Family, and please come visit again soon!

The Sharky slip and slide moments before the clouds opened up and buckets of rain fell!

Happy Father's Day Tom! We love you Daddy! :-)

Enjoy your Father's Day, and I hope you are able to spend it making memories with those you love!


Beth said...

Denise...sounds like a fun packed few days!

I almost forgot Father's Day... I was on my Mission Trip and returned yesterday...yikes...after church Lydia and I ran to Target..phewww! It was all good!

Anita said...

Looks like you had a wonderful visit with friends. I agree, having kids a little older makes it so much nicer for slipping out with the adults.
You are so right about the fathers in our lives. We had a quiet day, grilled for dinner and I made a cake yesterday.

Kim said...

So happy that you had a nice visit and a good Father's Day. God's blessings all around! Please tell Tom Happy Father's Day for us as well.
(Anita's comment made me want cake now...:-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Denise, this makes me happy that you had such a great time!

I've missed you!


Sheila :-)

Lucy Marie said...

That is so wonderful that you had such a great visit with your friends. It sounds like your summer is off to a wonderful start.