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, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day friends and family! We hope you have enjoyed a delicious day filled with wonderful memories!

We were able to visit a replica of the Mayflower when we were in Massachusetts this fall. It was wonderful to see the location of our country's first "Thanksgiving" and appreciate all that the pilgrims endured. This particular ship actually took the same voyage that the Mayflower travelled. Character actors were on board to tell us of the many hardships endured during the 2 month journey. There was no fresh water on board so everyone, including children, drank beer due to the nutritional properties of the barley. Hearing of their adventures made us appreciate our 21st century lifestyles!

This is "Plymouth Rock", a small rock showing the location of where the Mayflower landed in 1620. What a neat experience to walk where the first pilgrims did close to 400 years ago.

Centuries later we too celebrate the meeting of pilgrims and indians and the foundations our country is built on. Here Ashlyn awaits the turkey that took an hour longer than expected to cook!

Tom carves the bird, and our tiny 13 lb. turkey gave us plenty of leftovers for a week! It was just the four of us this year, so it has been a quiet and relaxing day. I jogged around the lake this morning and the rest of the day was all about cooking, eating, celebrating, and cleaning up. Now we wait until we're hungry, or can make room for, pumpkin pie and pumpkin ice cream!

We hope you have had a wonderful day, and that there is much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving!

With love from Colorado, Denise :-)

9 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

I'm glad to hear you were able to enjoy a relaxing day with your family. Enjoy the turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie or whatever else you might be having with the leftovers! Yum yum!

Kim said...

Loved the history you shared from your recent trip AND what you are up to today as well. God bless you my friend. I love you very much and am so thankful for you!

Anita said...

Your day looks lovely. I can't tell you how many years we had to wait on the turkey. We ate a bunch then saw The Blind Side. Great movie. Today heading to the mall. Nick has no idea what he wants for Christmas.

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Denise! I'm glad you had a good day. We just celebrated with the 5 of us...a first! So proud of you and your running. Keep me posted. I am slated to go 10 tomorrow. I did the Sugar Land Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving...5 miles in 45 minutes. I was pretty thrilled with that!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Denise, I'm so glad you had a lovely day. Mr. Magpie and I were supposed to spend the holiday with friends in NC, but he was sick last week and feeling a little weak this week to make the drive. That sounds like a tongue twister! SO we took ourselves on a date to lunch at our favorite restaurant. It ended up being the most relaxing and fun Thanksgiving we've had in a long time. There were the cutest young couple next to us with two darling little boys, and we visited with them the whole time. I mean like TWO hours! It was like we'd known them our whole lives. It's funny how God works because I think that the young mother really needed us to be there. She was beaming as they drove away and laughing as she waved. We all happened to leave about the same time.

Sending you much love across the miles...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Traci said...

Glad to hear your turkey day went well. I couldn't gobble any more if I tried. Time to come up with a few exciting disguises for the leftovers!

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