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, July 6, 2009

6 more weeks until school starts!

We looked on the calendar and counted 6 more weeks until school officially starts! Like the kids said though, "Let's not talk about it for another month Mom!" So, here are a few photos of the past few days in the Kofford Family; and no, Mom will not be counting the days until school starts again!

Tom caught a few photos of this hawk who perched himself on our archway. Watching wildlife is good fun; except for the poor cat who misses bird hunting in the worst way!


We are enjoying some veggies from our 2nd annual vegetable garden...isn't this a fine head of lettuce?

We had fun celebrating the 4th of July with our friends the Risdons. Unfortuantely, I did not have my camera with me and was not able to capture some fun moments; like watching us all teeter across a little bridge to cross over to the golf course where we watched the fireworks, or the BIG swing that you sit on to swing over the creek, or the largest "Left, Right, Center" game you have ever seen! But, I did capture this moment where we joined our neighbors for some home fireworks over our pond! :-)

We are tennis fanatics this summer...

And there is nothing like a summer picnic with friends...

As I type though, the rain and hail are coming down in buckets...I do believe these daily rain showers will help our water bill tremendously!

Hoping you all had a wonderful 4th of July with your family and friends! Just another quicky post...until school starts again and Mom has more time! Missing you all!

Happy July,
Denise :-)

10 comments:

Beth said...

you better stop counting the days or I will I will I will...I don't know what...faint?? lol... We have about 8 weeks left... sounds like a fun 4th of July...the days usually slow down for us after the 4th...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Denise, I am actually looking forward to the fall. I like it when the weather cools down for us here.

Glad you had a good Fourth!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sofia Striffler said...

Hey Denise, Looks like you had a great 4th. Glad to see you enjoying gardening. That lettuce looks great.
Talk to you soon Love Sofia

Lucy Marie said...

It sounds like you and your family are enjoying a wonderful summer. The lettuce from your garden looks great. I am anxiously waiting for the veggies to be ready in my garden.

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

we need rain so bad! My yard is burning up! Can't believe summer is half over! Ugh!

Anita said...

STOP........there will be no more talk of school starting! LOL, actually my girls go back in 5 weeks, and Nick in 6 and my distress is more about the level of shopping and prep that is involved pre- DAY 1. Then on Aug 17 at 8:01 am, I can take a big ol' quiet sigh. Then I say I miss them......oh well.

Laura said...

Send some rain our way...CA can use some!

I think year-round schooling would be nice. As much as I love the NO HOMEWORK! The kids are starting to get on my nerves...bicker, bicker, bicker as my mom says! ha ha! Or maybe we just need another Colorado Vacation!

Bonnie said...

Love the pictures.. we are enjoying summer but I'm secretly counting the days also.

Corn said...

Oh I don't want to think about school either because that means more homework for me ;) Looks like you are making the most of your summer. The garden lettuce looks great I tried growing it last year but the bugs ate it all. Corn seems to be doing better in our garden.
Happy belated 4th of July. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

glitzen said...

Your pond is soooo cool, what a great way to watch fireworks. looks like lots of fun has been had lately!
no way, cannot count days until school. perish the thought!