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

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy New Year...27 days late!

Happy New Year friends and family! It has been a busy month filled with many wonderful memories. Here's a little sampling of all the activities!
New Year's Eve at our friends the Johnson's. We enjoyed a delicious 3 course fondue meal with so many sauces and tastey treats it took us over 3 hours to eat everything! Yummy!

Christmas was filled with special memories, although it was a sad time as well, since it was the one year anniversary of my mom's passing on Dec. 26th. We were able to make it a happy one for the kids though and enjoyed reminiscing of Christmas' past. Here are a few photos of Christmas morning...
Tom and Kyle enjoying the new mini ping pong table... and I model the beautiful diamond tennis bracelet Tom gave me! It is gorgeous, and I felt quite glamorous with diamonds and a bathrobe on Christmas morning! hee hee :-)

The oil painting I had commissioned for Tom. A wonderful local artist created this beautiful painting of the kids on our bridge. It took 3 months for her to complete it and was such a wonderful Christmas surprise!
Santa left a nice note for the kids along with a new computer for Kyle and a Barbie Glamour Camper for Ashlyn!

After Christmas we got our new curtains hung...and enjoyed a wonderful trip to Breckenridge with our friends and neighbors who have a cabin there.

January also included a fun weekend trip to Las Vegas with my girlfriend Charlene! We hadn't seen each other since my mom's funeral, so it was nice to have a positive reason to get together and reconnect.

The pretty botanical gardens in the Bellagio...

The beautiful Bellagio where we stayed for the weekend!

I came home with $200.00 from the slot machines!

Charlene before the "O Show" that Cirque Du Soleil performed. It was fantastic!

It has been a whirlwind month which has been a good diversion as it had been one year since my mom passed away on Dec. 26th. Her birthday was on Jan. 15th so there have been many reminders of my parents and that sense of loss that they are not here with us. What a blessing though to create so many special memories over the past few fully and appreciating friends and family is what life is all about! May the new year be filled with good health and special memories for you!
With love from Colorado,
The Kofford Family :-)