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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!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Baby Bean Gets Squeaky Clean

Baby girl finally got her first bath. Sponge baths only work for so long! For the most part she enjoyed bathtime and the warm water.


Demi did not enjoy the washing of the hair



All clean and a happy camper



Mommy's bathtime helpers



Peek-a-boo

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Go Coyotes!

We have been trying to get to a hockey game for forever. We finally got tickets to go to the Coyotes vs. Kings game. It was a blast! The Coyotes won 6 to 3 and gave the kings a run for their money! It was an exciting game and even Aislinn enjoyed herself. She had plenty of popcorn and pretzels to keep her occupied. Damara slept the entire time and wasn't even phased by the loud music or fog horns. A great time was had by all!


Here is one wild and crazy Coyotes fan. This is how Demi spent the game!


Bryan, Aislinn and Conlan enjoying the game

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our Little Christmas Elf

Auntie Audra got some really cute pictures of our little Demi. Grandma Nanny made the adorable little hat. Here is our little Christmas Elf at 3 weeks old!















Christmas Festivities

It has been a bit of whirlwind these past few weeks in the McCoy household. Damara is now 3 weeks old, Jenna finished up her finals and is finally recovering & resting. We spent time prepping for Christmas and enjoying time with family for the holiday. What a great time of year. A few days before Con's break started, his school had a Christmas performance. It was a fun way to kick off the Christmas holiday. We spent lots of time with family and had a sugar cookie decorating party and on Christmas Eve decorated gingerbread houses and watched "Merry Christmas Mr. Bean" (a family tradition). Here are some of the pictures from our festivities! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday too!



Conlan (top row, 2nd from the right) singing "All I Want for Xmas is my 2 Front Teeth"


Aislinn & Damara hanging out on Xmas Eve


Aisy enjoying her cookie decorations



Con decided to have some cookie with his sprinkles



Aislinn decorating her gingerbread house (thank you honey maid for making gingerbread flavored graham crackers this year, they were perfect)


Bryan decided to make a gingerbread brothel. We won't show what the gummy bears are doing here, but will leave that to your imagination (this is a family blog after all)



Cousin/Neice Sienna made a gingerbread Starbucks complete with a drive-thru and gummy bear car




Jenna decided to design a gingerbread interior



Christmas Eve (Auntie Bee, Caydon, Con & Damara)



Christmas Eve (Conlan and Bryan)


Monday, December 20, 2010

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town....

We were being optimistic this year when we went and attempted to get a good Santa picture. Conlan informed us he was too embarrassed (so this may be the last year he is in the picture). After the hour long wait, and lots of distractions we got to see jolly old St. Nick! Aislinn decided she wanted NOTHING to do with Santa (not much has changed since last year). Even Daddy offered to hold her, but that didn't help either! Oh well, we tried. They will be fun memories in the future. Here are the results.








Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Holidays 2010

Happy Holidays to all of our family and friends! We hope that you are all well and thriving! Another year has flown by and are not quite sure where the time has gone.

This year brought us a big surprise and another little blessing into our lives. Damara Rhianne, joined our family and was born December 2nd. We are all adjusting well and enjoying the time we get to spend together. Conlan and Jenna are looking forward to their school break starting this next week. It has been quite a semester for both of us!

Bryan
Is as busy as ever! He is working on many projects at once and still able to juggle having a family! His real estate business keeps him on his toes from: rentals, residential/ commercial/ industrial real estate, re-habs, bulk REO's and other projects. We are all hoping he will have a day or two to spare with us at the holiday! He has gotten back into playing the guitar again and is considering joining a soccer team too! Earlier this year Bryan got the chance to coach Con's soccer team too, both daddy and con loved it! Not sure if he will do it again, but with enough coaxing he may be willing.

Jenna
Has been busy this year. She is still playing the role of Domestic Goddess and juggling many hats at once. The biggest news was finding out she was pregnant with baby #3 earlier this year. It made this last semester very interesting for her (the baby was born during finals crunch time). She is attending the Academy of Art University for Interior Architecture and Design. With this semester almost behind her, she is ready for a long winter's nap (until spring semester starts). After a few weeks of recovery Jenna and Bryan will be gearing up to start training for marathons again. We will be starting out slow with 5k's and 10k's to get our feet wet again, it has been a while! We are ready to get these bodies in shape again.

Conlan
Is still as sweet as can be and has become a really big help to mom and dad with the new baby. He also got into soccer this year and is revving to start the winter season in January. Turns out he has quite a few athletic bones in that little body of his. He loves sports of any kind, but his favorites are hockey and soccer. Conlan started first grade this year and began the year at a new school too. It was quite a transition for him because they emphasize the academics and keep the kids on their toes with working a grade level ahead in some subjects. He is coming around though and is starting to enjoy it. It helps that he has a fabulous teacher! Con will be turning 7 this next year.

Aislinn
Is our sweet little fairy girl. She will be 2 very soon, needless to say the twos are already here. She is Mommy's buddy during the day and is very helpful. She will help clean and tidy up around the house. She loves to write and color, especially when mommy or brother are working on school projects. She has been learning her colors and her favorite to date is lellow (yellow)! Aisy has also developed her own style this year. She loves shoes, cell phones and keys and is super adorable to watch! We are working on words, but for now she has developed her own language.

Damara
She will be 2 weeks old on Thursday and we are all feeling super blessed that she is here before Christmas. So far she likes to sleep, poop and eat! Demi is an absolute sweetie pie and we are so happy that she is here now and part of our family!
May this holiday be filled with all of the good things that life has to offer you! Many blessings to you all!

Love, The McCoy Family

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Damara's 1 Week Pictures

Our little munchkin is already 1 week old. Auntie Audra offered to take some pictures of our little Demi, and we couldn't resist! Thanks Auntie, you have an amazing eye and the pictures turned out perfect. Check out our little bear below!










Damara's Arrival

Damara arrived quickly via c-section and made our McCoy family complete! Jenna did great and after a blood transfusion (she was a temporary vampire) was doing great! Here are some of the pictures below from her big arrival day. She is settling in and we are all enjoying her very much!











Friday, December 3, 2010

She's Finally Here!!!

We are now a family of 5 and couldn't be happier! Damara Rhianne joined our family on December 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm. She is a very healthy weight of 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Mom and baby are doing great! We will update with more pictures when we get home and settle in! Below is her 1 day old portrait, gotta love those cheeks!




Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas is Coming...

The holiday season is underway at the McCoy household. We made hot chocolate, sang Christmas carols, and decorated our tree! We had a blast kicking off the season, we are ready! Now we just need our Baby Bean to join us and we will be complete!


Singing and dancing for some holiday cheer


Conlan or as Aislinn calls him "Na-Na"



Aislinn loved putting the ornaments on the tree AND taking them all off




The tree

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We have so much to be thankful for this year, and are so grateful to have our friends and family in our lives!

On a side note, for those of you who have been asking about the baby we have an update for you! We are at 39 weeks today! When Jenna went to the Dr. yesterday she was 80% effaced and 4 cm dilated. If the Bean decides to stay baking in the oven this week, after Thursday's appointment (Dec. 2nd, which is the Baby's due date), they will induce. We are getting closer! Just look for Jenna in the Macy's day parade today, she will be floating with the other balloons!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Belly Shots with Baby Bean

With 4 weeks to go (and counting), it was time to take some belly shots of Jenna and Baby Bean. Not to mention that we all feel the baby is going to make an early appearance. When Jenna went to the Dr. last week she found out she is already 3 cm dilated. Jenna's sister has been doing some photography and is trying to build up her portfolio. It was a bonus for both and the pictures turned out awesome! Thank you Auntie Audra! Below are some of our favorites from the photo shoot!