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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!

Monday, November 26, 2012

McCoy Family Update 2012

As we wrap up 2012, we have had a chance to reflect on the numerous blessings that enrich our lives everyday! We are grateful for the wisdom and support from family and friends that helps us get through each day and another year of experiences and memories to ponder. We have been busy little bees this year! Here is what we have been up to:



Never a dull moment for this guy! He is still working with Century 21 Platinum as a Realtor. His main focus up to this point has been residential. The last few months he has taken several classes and been working with mentors to expand the services he offers to his clients to include commercial real estate. He officially has his first commercial listing that he is marketing (keeping our fingers and toes crossed that all goes well with that). He will offer both residential and commercial expertise to his clients and is looking forward to seeing what this next year will hold. Bryan joined an adult soccer team, and although they have taken a short break (the team as a whole had too many injuries), there is talk that they will be starting up again in January. In his free time he stays busy with guitar get-togethers with a friend and has filled our home with music. We also acquired a piano this year and he has been tinkering with that as well!

This momma has to stay on her toes to keep up with this crew! Jenna is excited to share that she has recently earned her AA degree (just waiting for the paperwork to go through) and will be continuing on for her BA in Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University. She has to keep reminding herself that the long road will be worth it! She is looking into getting her LEED certification as Green Associate come summertime and will start pursuing internships in another year. Jenna is a room parent for Conlan’s class and is able to help out once a week at the school. She is also revving up to do the Color Run with Bryan & Conlan in January and a half-marathon in the next year. Her Etsy business with fellow partner, Mom Roxanne, is up and running and the two are enjoying the creative aspect and working together. The website is: http://www.etsy.com/shop/hartfeltexpressions for anyone that is interested in checking it out! Jenna also wears other hats for the family that includes: Chauffeur, Housekeeper, Chef, Baker, Daycare Provider, Tutor, Personal Assistant, Dr. Mom & Boo-Boo Kisser, Cheerleader and Motivator.

8 years old and going on adult. Quite the responsible young man and super helpful (when he wants to be). Conlan is in his second year in club soccer and still loving it! His coach plays him at left midfield and he seems to do very well in that position. His team just finished their first part of the season and came in first for the division. They will be moving up a division for the last half of the year. He is in 3rd grade and doing excellent in all subjects. His teacher just nominated him to receive an award as “Exceptional Student” in his class. Needless to say dad and mom are very proud of him!




Almost 4 and still our little fairy girl. Sweet as can be and full of fire! We would expect nothing less from our fairy. She has really turned out to be mommy’s little helper and informer. She helps clean, make dinner and gives Bryan and Jenna the play-by-play of the other 2 kids. Aislinn adores all things princess and has self-proclaimed the title for herself. Her imagination and pretend play are fun to see in action! She is almost there with the potty training, and that is a good thing because school and dance lessons are on the horizon. She has also been doing really well with learning her letters, numbers, colors and shapes and she has also begun practicing writing. She is such a big girl now!



Is 2 and up to the antics that go along with the age. Don’t be deceived by that angel face, she has mischief behind those eyes! We are grateful that we only put out the non-breakable ornaments this year. The tree has only been up for a few days and has already been re-decorated several times! Damara has graduated from her crib and moved to a big girl bed (won’t stay in it though), has been potty training (doing better than Aisy in that department) and is also mommy’s little helper (taking all of the dirty dishes out of the dishwasher and re-organizing books on the bookshelf). Her new pastime is Picasso Poop Painting (we won’t go into details, but if you use your imagination we are sure you have the picture in mind)! Damara finally has the majority of her teeth, has begun speaking in short sentences and is our sweet little snuggle bug!

We hope that all of you had a fantastic 2012 and have an even better 2013! Love and hugs from our family to yours. May you enjoy this holiday season!

The McCoy Family
Bryan, Jenna, Conlan, Aislinn and Damara

May your troubles be less, and your Blessings be more. And nothing but Happiness, come through your door!
~ Irish Blessing

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