Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round....

Today Cade, Jace and I got to ride a Valley Metro Bus. The bus came to their preschool and each class got to ride the bus. Lucky me....two kids....I got to ride twice. :)
Cade told me that he didn't want me to go with him. I had a strange feeling he would change his mind. While waiting to go on the bus, the bus driver lowered the bus to make the step easier to get on. It was a loud noise and Cade got scared. So thank goodness I was there to calm him down and ride the bus with him. :)
I also took some pictures of them at outside time at school.
It was a great day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The McCoy Boys New Toy

When I say the McCoy boys have a new toy...that includes Brandon too. :)
Brandon has been researching and dreaming about sand rails for the past 2 years...and he finally bought one. Cade and Jace are super excited and keep asking when they get to go and test it out at the dunes. Brandon knows that I have given up on trying to like the dunes. I am happy to go the dunes and hang out in the camper and relax and read a book while he and the boys and all of the other people go on rides....including all of the wonderful wives that like the dunes.....good for them. LOL! :)
He swears that my life will change when I ride in this....ummmmm....I don't think so.
But I know he and the boys will have a blast so I guess it is worth it.
I told him I am making myself a shirt that says...."My husband got a new sandrail and all I got was this shirt." :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Liam and Colin!

Yesterday we had a swim party for Liam and Colin. The kids had a blast swimming and the adults enjoyed all of the YUMMY food! We had homemade bread from Colin and Mary, my famous stuffed mushrooms, Tami made some yummy meat for our "build your own nachos bar." Tami also made the famous pretzel jello cake that was finished before everyone left! It was so much fun! We will have to do it again soon!!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fun Times in Prescott

We went up to Prescott for a couple nights and stayed in a cottage. There was just the right amount of snow for snowball fights and a snowman. The kids had a blast....Brandon too. :-)
My sister came up for one night so we went to the mall and Macayo's. Her and Brandon went to the casino for a little bit while the kids and I stayed back to go to sleep.
I should probably mention there was a friendly game of Monopoly between me and Brandon....and he beat me. :)
It was a relaxing time and we will be going back again when it isn't so cold!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Someone that will truly be missed by all who knew him...

Last Saturday night, Brandon's Grandpa was in a very serious accident while out riding his bike. He often rode his bike to run his errands and on this particular day he was out delivering lottery numbers to all of his buddies that he does a pool with.He was found at the bottom of a hill with no pulse, they revived him and then he was in a coma and on a ventilator until he passed away on Tuesday February 3rd. They think he got going too fast and hit some gravel at the bottom of the hill and lost control of his bike. He will be missed by his family and many loved ones. I've attached the Obituary for my own records.
Billy Homer McCoy, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Flagstaff Medical Center.
Mr. McCoy was born in Stith, Texas, to Willie Ruth Ellington and Thermon Emmett McCoy. He grew up in Texas and Arizona where he attended Isaac Junior High and North Senior High School. There, he participated in football and excelled at academics. He left school to join the U.S. Navy when he was 15 years old. After service a short stint, he was discharge from the Navy. He later served time in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was injured while serving in Okinawa and was returned to civilian life after his honorable discharge. Soon after, he met Rita Colleen Odell in Phoenix, and they were married Feb. 22, 1948. They spent the last 61 years together.
Mr. McCoy worked for Seiberling Rubber Company in Phoenix for 20 years. He then changed occupations and became an ammunition inspector for the army as a civilian employee. In that capacity, he and Mrs. McCoy were able to live in Okinawa, Panama, Germany, Utah and Arizona. Mr. McCoy also served a year in Korea. They enjoyed their time in these countries, getting to know the people and learning about the cultures. They later retired to Flagstaff.
Mr. McCoy was an avid card player and especially enjoyed playing bridge with his friends at the Senior Center. He loved playing the lottery and along with his buddies shared a $250,000 prize. He was an extremely generous man and was always helping out one person or another in whatever they needed. He also loved solving crossword puzzles and spent every morning completing one before he went out to complete his daily tasks. He loved his country and his family.
He was very active until the end. He met his demise from complications of a bicycle accident on Jan. 31, 2009. He went down doing what he loved to do. He could often be seen riding his bike around town running his many errands. He also loved to go on early morning walks.
In addition to his wife, Mr. McCoy is survived by five children -- Kenneth Wayne (Andrea) McCoy of Phoenix, Judith Colleen (Charles) Owens of American Fork, Utah, William Todd (Cheryl) McCoy of Gilbert, Thurman Mark (Susan) McCoy of Sandy, Utah, and Tracy Odell (Margaret) McCoy of Farmington, Utah; 24 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.