Tuesday, December 31, 2013

missing dad & spencer here, but the boys the day after thanksgiving playing ball

homecoming game

our vegas mccoy family under an umbrella!

keaton and carter --little ballers

mackenzie and cannon in that wildcat suit

paint ballers...brandon & cannon

hanging out at aunt marschell's for karli's birthday!

mackenzie and her homecoming date!

brandon finishing the tough mudder! he is one tough guy!

brinkley performing with her choir group at disneyland.

5 babies in the sunshine! 

Happy Holidays mom and dad and family! We have tried and tried to upload pictures to this blogio, and finally got creative and figured out a different way to do it! Here are some to share for now. We have had a great year and love this time of year where we can be together and reflect on our blessings. We truly are grateful for each of you in our life. Sorry we hadn't sent out a Christmas letter but figured this will be it for now. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

merry late christmas

we've had a busy few weeks around here and sadly never got around to sending out cards this year. thank you to those of you who are clearly more organized and i and sent some out. we loved getting them and they are now adorning our kitchen cabinets. i figured i'd post a few pictures here and we could pretend it counts for a card...yes?

besides and gym and last minute shopping we were mostly home on christmas eve
some friends stopped by to drop off treats which were pretty much eaten by the time they left
and we cleaned and prepped for christmas day
and naturally the kids found their way to the mudhole
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even in new clothes...

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christmas eve was typical jammies and books and all that jazz

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and jingle bell earrings

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we tried to get a normal family picture

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but the silly ones were more succesful

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christmas morning began at 6:45 which was pretty impressive for these little rugrats

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and plasma cars

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which were a hit

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we took the kids to the park later in the day to cruise around on their new vehicles

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and of course, no holiday is complete without some family violence

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we spent the eve of christmas day at the east side mccoy's celebrating the twins' birthday
and playing games. it was the perfect end to the day. we are so lucky to have so much family that lives in town. it makes this time of year especially great. we love you all and are grateful for each of you. we think of you often and pray for you and your families. we are grateful for our Savior and are aware daily how much we need Him in our lives and hearts. we hope you all had the merriest of christmases.


Tis the Season

Merry Christmas!! Why didn't we skype? I guess we'll be seeing you in just a few short months though so we'll have plenty of time to catch up. I write to you from my new chromebook for which was the best ever. We stuck around here for the Christmas festivities and it was a little more fun this year now that Brynn is older. She LOVED opening all the presents and Jett didn't really care so much which worked well for her opening excitement. We'll be going to Pasco on Sat. for a few days and then Puyallup for the New Year! 

Katie's wedding in SLC was FREEZING but so fun to see all the old roommates again. Lots of girl talk and late nights. Plus G ended up being in town still so we got to hang out a bit and then it was home again. Dal did not get that UT job so we shall not be neighbors unfortunately...unless something else comes along. Pretty dang frustrating if you ask us! Ok well, we didn't really take many Christmas day pictures and we've been busy watching all the movies we got so i'll have to post more later once we're home again. 

PS it's almost my birthday!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Merry, Merry Christmas from the Lockwoods/Maloys!  Hope you are having an enjoyable holiday!  This is our Christmas present to you.....Tons of pictures : )
Beginning with Thanksgiving and then just a couple Christmas Eve pics.
 Getting ready for some shooting in the desert near our house.

 Luke did awesome on his first time shooting! 
Too bad his parents weren't there to witness his mad skills tho!

Yeah, their not sure what the heck they're doing.
Karli killed that poor defenseless bucket...it never had a chance!
More of the crew honing their survival abilities.
Yay, gingerbread houses!!


 Karli and Cannon's final result : )

Kennedy with an on-purpose shut eye pic, B pulling a Mom on accident!

Jadon is REALLY happy about this house!


Thanksgiving cooking!! Some of THE best rolls ever!!

Brooke wasn't too excited about her job of putting out cups.

Any wonder where Emma's fascination with her tongue comes from?!

Controllers taste good I guess.  Emma can't get enough!


Coloring fun.

These silly boys crack me up.

 They totally look related : )

More fun on Thanksgiving weekend.


Does B even know what he's doing?

Kinda scary...

Turkey duty with Ivy taste testing : )


 Ok, super cute!!

Yeah, you eat that stuff Luke!

Good times with the game Telestrations.  Lots of laughs!

The kitchen help was great!!

Cannon schooled everybody.

Hurley's new bestie!!

What? No tongue?!

Paisley was happy. She had her thumb and a TV : )

So adorable!

All that red!  They totally planned it.

Musta been an incredibly good movie!!
G giving Cannon parenting tips....it wasn't well received.

Chillin' out.
Fun times with D & A's kids while they had a pre-Christmas get-away.
Merry Christmas Eve!! (Paul and I had no idea we got each other Coke pjs)

We should all be pajama models...work it!

Can you find Karli?!
WELL, that's what we have for now!  Maybe more coming after Christmas Day : )   Tomorrow we drive the kids to Utah and then Paul and I will fly to WA to visit for a week.  Looking forward to seeing family and friends!  Love you both and pray for your safety and success.  Just know that we are thinking of you more often than our communication  reflects.  See you shortly, these blog posts are numbered!!
Paul, Marschell, Jadon, Heidi and Karliana