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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall is in the air!

Hello again! Boy, I have really become a "Backseat Blogger" and I have sure missed reading your blogs and staying in touch! Life is going well on this end, but busy and full, which explains my absence!

Fall has arrived in Colorado! The past few days have been overcast, cool, and once again there is snow on the mountains. We have enjoyed our fireplace for the first time this season, and hot cocoa is already becoming a morning staple for the kids!

Tom and I are trying to make some positive life changes, so for the past month, we have been dieting and exercising almost everyday. It's a lot harder in our forties, and it takes a lot more work to get those pesky pounds off! We've been jogging, biking, and staying active! I joined Weight Watchers and have lost 11 lbs. so far!

I'm involved with two Women's Bible Studies, volunteering at school, co-leader in Girl Scouts, etc...etc...Luckily I have had Tom home to help with driving the kids to all their activities. He's enjoying his time away from work, but has several recruiters who are also searching for possible job openings. We shall see what the future holds!

Tom's sister Cindy spent a few days with us this past weekend to help celebrate Tom's birthday. We had a great time with her, showing her the local sights, and having her all to ourselves! Tom couldn't have asked for a better gift...Cindy was the perfect birthday present!

My birthday is this weekend, and I will be flying to Los Angeles to spend it with my uncle, aunts, and cousins! I'm really excited to see them all again, although the trip will be bittersweet, as this is the first time my parents won't be there too. My aunts both live in the same houses I remember as a little girl. There are so many memories of holidays, delicious meals, and times spent together that I excpect some tears and laughter as we reminisce together!

I leave in the morning for my trip, but when I return I look forward to catching up with you! You have been missed!

With love until next time,
Denise :-)


linda said...

Have a safe trip tomorrow and have a wonderful birthday with your family! I'll be thinking of you on Saturday.

The weather is still so hot here in CA. We're expecting over 100 degrees tomorrow. I'll be in CO next Saturday with my sisters to celebrate my mom's birthday. I'm so looking forward to the cooler weather!

stefanie said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your trip.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday! I miss you!

ShutUpandRun said...

Have a wonderful trip and birthday. You deserve it!!

Traci said...

welcome back, i've missed you!

hope you have a beautiful birthday with your family!

Kim said...

Enjoy your trip. Many of us will be thinking about you tomorrow on your birthday!
I love the first pic you posted of the leaf. It is so unique and beautiful!

Faith said...

Happy Birthday to by birthday buddy!!! I hope your day is wonderful!

glitzen said...

It will be a wonderful bday, but bittersweet. Your aunts will make you feel like that "little girl" you used to be, I just know it. Wish I could celebrate with ya. :)

PS I lost 11 lbs on WW too! I love it.

Pineapple Princess said...

What a beautiful fall leaf! It totally matches your blog!

Happy birthday!!!