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We are a family of 5 that moved from California to Arizona about 8 years ago. We love it here! We love to watch movies, enjoy the great outdoors when it's not blazing hot, play sports, hike, ride bikes and spend time together! Life is awesome and we wish the same to all of you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Conlan The Reader

We are so proud of Conlan. He just finished his 2nd quarter of kindergarten and he is reading! Check him out below. We ran out of room on the card before he was finished, but it will give you a good idea of how amazing he is (yes, we are those sickening parents who are really proud of our children), enjoy!

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Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa can make his way to the McCoy household now. We had been waiting, and planning to take pictures with Santa for a while, but schedules did not permit. Conlan was so excited he was bursting at the seams to tell Santa what he wanted. When the big moment arrived, he forgot what he really wanted so he told him he wanted star wars figures. It was reminiscent of that moment in "The Christmas Story" when Ralphie sits with Santa. Aisy however wanted nothing to do with the man in the suit. She screamed and threw a fit. To be expected when you are a little one!


Conlan and Santa. We thought this Santa looked like the real thing! He was very jolly and sported a real beard.











Notice Aisy's hand in the mouth. It is the only picture they got without her mouth wide open screaming. Too funny!











This is where the sitting went from bad to worse. "Get me out of here Mom"! We know she will look back and laugh at this one someday!

Aisy's 9 Month Portraits

Here are Aisy girls 9 month pictures. We realize she is almost 1, but better late than never right? She did so great with her photo session. She was done in 15 minutes. The picking out of the pictures took longer than the session did. Each one came out so sweet. Here are just a few pictures we wanted to share of our little doll! Please enjoy!








Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Newsletter

Happy Holidays 2009!

In an effort to go green this year, we decided to save a tree or two and do our letter online. We have so much to be thankful for and are grateful for all of you in our lives!




Bryan

Bryan has been a very busy boy this year. He is still doing traditional real estate. This year has been a good year (considering), but he is still trying to figure out how to generate consistent income instead of the roller coaster this last year has been. He bought and sold a couple of 4-plexes this year with investors and is working very hard on getting the last one sold. He has also teamed up with a couple of partners to source and move Bulk REO properties. He spends his evenings working, in his free time he works, and for fun you can generally find him working. But he does manage to take most Sundays off to spend with his family.


Jenna

Jenna just finished up her first semester at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is going to school for Interior Architecture and Design and is truly blessed to have found a fully accredited online degree program so she can stay home with her babies. It has kept her very busy with many really, really, really late nights. Some mornings she high-fives Bryan as he is getting up to start his day and she is just going to bed. Another 3 1/2 to 4 years to go! She is still a Domestic Goddess, and loves being home with her babies. In her free time she has been running an ebay t-shirt business, being Conlans Class-Mom and is getting ready to put up her handmade art (H.ART) cards on etsy.com. Never a dull moment for this mama!


Conlan (5 years)

Conlan has had a big year! He started kindergarten in August, and although he did not want to go at first (see an earlier post about his first day of school), he loves it now. Con is doing really well and has adjusted just fine. He can read now, amazing! Mom gets to be the room mom for his class and also gets to go in and help out once a week too! His teacher is absolutely wonderful and we feel very lucky that Con was chosen for her class. He has made some sweet new friends and he will be turning 6 in a few months. He is still a hockey fanatic and enjoys playing Star Wars, roller blading, riding his bike and being chased by girls on the playground. Cons imagination and storytelling skills are excellent. Sometimes we have a hard time knowing truth from fiction and he has such a great sense of humor now that we end up doing a lot of laughing together.

Aislinn ( 11 months)

Our little Aisy joined our family this year and has been such a blessing and joy in our lives! She turns one next month, where has the year gone. Aisy is walking along everything, but chickens out when it comes to letting go. She is more than ready to walk, but it is all about her own timing. So we stand by patiently waiting! Her pebbles talk and imitations of brother are hysterical. Both Con and Aisy adore each other and they get along really well considering the age span. Our little firecracker is into everything and loves to screech at the top of her lungs. Daddy thinks she is showing her natural musical abilities... Mommy thinks she is just acting her age.



We hope all of you enjoy your holiday season no matter where you are. Love those around you, laugh often and live like there is no tomorrow! May you have a beautiful 2010!



Love and hugs, Bryan, Jenna, Conlan and Aislinn



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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Holidays are here!

With Jenna and school and Bryan's work schedule we have been terrible about posting lately. Jenna decided to steal away a few moments from finals and projects to update everyone as to what the McCoys have been up to. More to come soon, enjoy!

Bonding Moments

Aisy has become our little music girl. She loves to sing! If she is crying, we can get her to stop (sometimes) by humming something and she will join right in and forget how upset she was before. Bryan likes to play the guitar and now Aisy likes to join in too.

The North Pole is Exploding with Elves

Conlan was in his first play. With a lot of help from Ga-ga Nanny and some old t-shirst and felt, our Con became an elf! We even were graced with an appearance by Elfis (Elvis). It was so sweet to hear all of those little voices singing. We know it will only be a matter of time before those little voices become big voices that want to borrow the car keys.


Conlan decked out in his best elfish gear. We also know that it is only a matter of time before he tells us he doesn't want to dress up either!













A sea of singing sweety pies. It was adorable!










We had a hard time finding our little man, but there is a close up. He's the one in green and the very pointy hat. Not sure he was doing much singing, but at least he was having a good time!

Ga-Ga J's Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend

We got the chance to spend the weekend before Thanksgiving with Ga-Ga J in Palm Springs. It was a great time and a nice little weekend getaway. We didn't get too many pictures, but here are a few from the weekend.

So happy together!







Uncle Matt brought his kids and Aunt Audra brought hers. When you added them with ours, it equalled pure chaotic fun. Here is one of the few moments that they were settled in and quiet. Can you see the halos on their head?




The girls enjoying a spot of tea!

Twi-tards Unite

Jenna and her family are big fans of the Twilight series! If you haven't read them, don't waste anymore time, go buy them. Okay only if you are a sappy romantic like we all are! We were all so excited for New Moon (the second movie) to come out that we went all out. Sasha and Sienna flew out from California to join us. Jenna
made Team Edward/Team Jacob shirts. Mom got Team Carlisle. We bought tickets to the midnight showing and we were ready. We know it is very childish and silly, but when have we ever pretended to be mature? It was a blast and we are so glad we did! It satisfied that romantic side in all of us, well at least until the third one comes out!

Pictured at left was a part of our group. L to R: Brianna, Sienna, Jenna, Roxanne, Destiny, Teresa and Sasha!


Go team Edward!