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 3, 2009

A month of celebrating!

The birthday boy with one week old braces!

Enjoying birthday smoothies before school!

The new "Lolita" birthday glass that all birthday members can wine today, just a berry smoothie! :-)

September is a big month in our family! We have 3 birthdays and an anniversary to celebrate this month, starting today! Today is Kyle's 14th birthday and our 21st wedding anniversary! We started off the day with an early-bird-birthday-breakfast for the birthday boy, and then the kids were off to school.

Tom and I biked 7 miles, enjoyed a leisurely lunch in Boulder, and now Kyle is off to the airport! He is flying to California tonight to spend Labor Day weekend with his buddy Tom and celebrate in our old hometown of Dublin. What a lucky duck getting to celebrate his birthday in two states! I don't think I will rest easy though until he safely arrives in CA. He has flown alone before and feels confident, but you know, it's my job to worry!

We sent him off with a passport, (What if someone thinks he is a runaway?) money, (What if he gets thirsty, or cold, and what if?) You get the picture, moms worry. Period. Just wait until he goes to Washington D.C. with the 8th grade later this year...I will be a nervous wreck all week! I can't believe I am saying it, but thank goodness for cell phones and the ability to text! :-)


LenaLoo said...

I love the Birthday Glass! We have a "Special" plate at my mom's house for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or accomplishments :)

Kim said...

Glad the "boy" was home for at least part of his special day! Fourteen years ago you were in the hospital delighting over your new little bundle of joy and now he is flying to California! Sounds like a great trip for him!

*worrying is just part of being a mom...even when they are 22 :-)

linda said...

Happy Birthday to Kyle! Wow, the big 14!

My kids are 24 and 21 and I still worry! It's our job to worry...we're moms!

Sofia Striffler said...

Happy Birthday to Kyle. I missed calling him for his birthday. Happy Anniversary too!!

Stephanie said...

Hi Denise-
I really enjoy all your pictures. Your family exudes happy! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Oh, guess what?? I am starting a radio call in show (think Frasier/Dear Abby with the humor of Ellen when appropriate with a kind of soulful wisdom.) Would love for you to be one of my first callers! If you'd be up for that-shoot me a note on my blog or email) xo

Corn said...

Happy 21 years of marriage! That is wonderful! And Happy Birthday. We have 2 birthdays in September too :)

glitzen said...

Wow, what a fun time he will have celebrating with old friends. I'd be worried too though. I cannot imagine my kids flying alone! My "boy" is now alone in Korea, sigh. So far away. :(