September 6th, 2012

First Day of School

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Jayci started 1st grade this year. I can’t believe how fast she has grown, it seems so crazy that I have a 1st grader! She was so excited to go to school all day and to eat lunch at school. She is so beautiful and I’m so excited to see how much she grows this year!

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Corbin started his second year of Preschool. We love his preschool and he’s so excited to be back!

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August 22nd, 2012

Kinlee Margo Powell

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My sister Cortney and her husband Brett had a stillborn baby girl on August 16th. She was 7 lbs. 4 oz. and 19″ long. They named her Kinlee Margo Powell.

It was so hard being so far away from her at a time like this. All I wanted to do was be there for her and be able to give her a big hug. I can’t even comprehend what it would be like to go through something like that. She is an amazing woman!

The organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep sent a photographer to the hospital to capture some very special moments for them. I am so grateful for that.

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They held a funeral for her on August 21st. My Dad got a private plane and flew all of her sisters and her brother to AZ for the funeral. I will be forever grateful for that.

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An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth,

Then whispered as she closed the book,

“Too beautiful for Earth”



July 25th, 2012

Island Park

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Another summer trip to the cabin in Island Park.

The kids riding the Sky Ski with Grandpa. They have the coolest Grandpa around.


Jayci loved the kayak. She was pretty good at navigating it too.

Aunt Kailee is always so good to do crafts and activities with the kids. She helped them with some Play Doh creations. They turned out pretty cute. Jayci’s is the ice cream cone and Corbin’s is the lizard.


Hanging out in the hammock. Halle often liked to swing backwards in the hammock.


Cousins. It’s bright out here!

Mylie just chillin’ at the cabin.

Corbin and Rob on the jet ski. The kids love riding those.

Jayci and Halle playing in the water. I love it when they actually get along.






My view for the week. I am ready to go back already!

July 16th, 2012

Eggett Reunion

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The Eggett Reunion this year was at Starvation Reservoir. We spent most of the trip boating. Rob was in heaven!

Cute cousins

A picture at breakfast one morning. There is some awesome bed head going on in this picture.

The annual raffle.

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Painting snakes.



Making necklaces.



Making haunted houses and skeletons.



The theme for the reunion this year was Disneyland Attractions. Ours was Haunted Mansion so Grandma and all of the kids dressed up like ghosts.


Beach Day! The kids favorite day of the reunion. They love playing the the sand and the water!







Corbin “caught” this nasty dead fish and wanted me to take a picture of it so he could show his Dad later. Gross!

A view of Rob on the Sky Ski we don’t get to see often.

Until next year…

July 5th, 2012

4th of July

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Up bright and early for the 4th of July breakfast and parade with their cousins.

It’s  bright out here!


Then we headed over to Farr West for their dinner and fireworks. They have the best around!


Halle enjoying her snow cone.

My cousins and uncles were so good to play with my kids. They were all over them! I had lots of REALLY cute pictures of it all but then I jumped in a lake with my phone…DOH! So here are the few that Rob took.



July 1st, 2012

Congrats Stephanie & Bryce!

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Stephanie and Bryce welcomed a new addition to their family on July 29th. They had an adorable baby boy who they named Tephton Byrn Hoover. He weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and was 20.5 inches long. He is so adorable and has a full head of blonde hair! Too cute!


June 29th, 2012

A Drive-In Movie

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We took the kids to their first drive-in movie. We saw Brave and The Avengers. Halle fell asleep about 15 minutes into the first movie but Jayci and Corbin stayed awake for the whole first movie and about 10 minutes of the second one. What a fun night! The kids loved it!

June 1st, 2012

Jayci’s Kindergarten Graduation

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Jayci’s kindergarten graduation was 2 days after I had Mylie. I wasn’t able to make it because I hadn’t been released from the hospital yet. I was so sad to miss something like that but Rob was so kind and recorded it so she could show me later. I can’t  believe she is going to be in 1st grade going to school all day next year. Boy how time flies!

June 1st, 2012


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More pictures from Mylie’s first few days of life:

Visit from her aunts.


Getting ready to go home!


Not liking the car seat!

Visit from Rob’s Grandparents.


and Grandpa Hales.


A few pictures from her newborn photo shoot.



Lots of loves from her siblings.


May 30th, 2012

Mylie Jane Hales

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Today we added a new little member to the family. Mylie Jane Hales was born this morning at 8:13AM, weighing 6lbs. and 12 oz. and 20 inches long. We’re excited to bring our total to 6 (4 kids +Mom&Dad).

The kids are excited to have a new sister. I’m not sure Halle quite understands what is going on yet, but Corbin was the most excited. He has been counting down the days since day 19 when the Csection was scheduled.

Mylie is doing really well and Cami is doing good too: She is in relatively little pain and was already up and walking around the room less than 12 hours after surgery.

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