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, November 1, 2009

Bearded man shaves for symphony!

At last, the time has come...the beard is gone! Whoo hooo! :-)

Tom has enjoyed growing a beard since Aug. when he was laid off from his position at work. As much as he enjoyed the beard, he promised to shave it when a special occasion or job interview was lined up. Well, the special occasion came first, so Friday he shaved his wooly face for a night out with friends to attend the symphony!

Our friends Kevin and Robin graciously invited us to attend the opening night of the "Boulder Philharmonic". We started the evening out with a romantic dinner at a local Boulder hot spot called, "Black Cat." The chef grows many of the ingredients used in the restaurant's organic menu. We then enjoyed a musical treat with a full orchestra playing spooky selections to usher in Halloween night the following day!

Halloween was full of fun for our 8 year old fancy leopard, and our 14 year old crazy 70's guy! Kyle's shirt was actually one that Tom purchased at a "Grateful Dead" concert years ago, making the outfit especially authentic! :-)

Look at all that loot!

Sadly, Halloween was also the 3rd anniversary of my dad's passing in 2006. The day is always full of meloncholy emotions for me, but I find peace in knowing that my parents spirit and legacy lives on in us, and in how we live our lives to honor them.

Have a wonderful week filled with memories to last!

Smiles to you,
Denise :-)


Anita said...

Denise, first I have to say, you just look fabulous!!!!
I am sorry the date brings such difficult memories for you. Kevin's dad passed away on July 4th, and it's really never been the same for me. Jokingly his sons say he planned it, so we'd never forget him, and we never can.
Many happy days for your family I see.......keep up the hard get more gorgeous all the time!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Denise, what a great picture of you two! It's just wonderful.

I'm so sorry you have bad memories of this weekend, and I will be thinking of you in the week to come. I'm also sorry to hear of your husband not finding work yet. I hope that situation turns around for you soon.

The kids look so cute. They are really growing.

I am so glad you had fun at the symphony. You all certainly both looked fabulous!

Love to you...


Sheila :-)

Kim said...

That picture of the 2 of you is just stunning. look mahvelous!!! The clean shaven looks so handsome on on Tom as well. Cute couple.

Loved your post, glad you were able to spend the anniversary of your dad's death doing something so meaningful with good friends.


Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Look at you! You gorgeous skinny girl you!! What a great night. I'm sorry for your loss of your dad. He would love that the kids are all out having a great time though!

Lorri said...

Mrs. Kofford - you look STUNNING! Mr. Kofford is handsome too, but you in that dress and hair? Gorgeous!

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Love, Lorri

Lucy Marie said...

Wow look at all that candy. Yum yum. You look fabulous Denise!

Sofia Striffler said...

Wow you look beautiful. I love the picture with the snow in the background. I'm glad lumberjack Tom has gone clean shaven. You just remember your dad with love and candy on this day!

glitzen said...

What a gorgeous couple you make! Denise, your dress is stunning, and so are you in it. :)

I'm sad for you, its such a bittersweet day when the holiday brings memories like this. You always face this with such positivity, and grace. I know its hard.

That's a lot of loot those kids took in, must be because of the great costumes!

Traci said...

said in my best fancy accent... "You look wonderful dah-ling!" Love the little black dress! Glad you had fun on your trip and are back online!

Nina said...

Hi D,

Yours is really the only blog I've ever looked at and I think it is just wonderful. Thank you for sharing your life and your thoughts.
I miss you! Nina

Corn said...

My kids brought home an outrageous amount of candy too this year. Sorry about your dads passing, may his soul rest in peace and may his legacy thrive through you and your family.