Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Hammond Family Get Together in Logan

As promised here are pictures of our recent trip to Utah. We went to witness the sealing of my Sister in Law to her Husband in the Logan temple. My husband has 6 brothers and 1 sister. Everyone was there except for 3 of his brothers. We have not all been together since his dad passed away four years ago. It was good to catch up and spend time together. Most of you reading this will not want to be held captive for my family slide show. That's OK. Run now. So here they are in no particular order:
Here's the whole fam damily. At least those who could be there that day. Quite a large group, huh?
Here are the adults. Nice hat James.
Here we are with my mother in law.
Here I am with my sister-in-law, Ruth. We have been friends since the day we met, 25 years ago. She always wanted a sister, and I was lucky enough to be the first sister to join the family. Six more sister-in-laws have followed. Our own Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Me and Diana.
And here are the four of us. Our oldest son had to stay home for school and work. How sad when life makes us miss fun to be responsible.
All the cousin's Diana's age are boys, so she just hung out with the teenagers who were girls. She thinks she is 15 anyway, so it worked out well.

Here we are the morning of check out.

Here is Tandy's family. They are missing their oldest sister, also for work.


On Saturday morning, we took a trip to the Richmond cemetery to visit some loved ones. We got some great pictures of headstones.Adan and Kelly traveled all the way from Mesa with their four little boys. Yes, those are 2 year old twins, and yes they both threw up within 2 minutes of each other on the drive up.

Here are some of the teen boys hangin out at the pool.

At first Diana was shy to get in and swim with cousins she hasn't seen for such a long time, but eventually she was right in there with them and had a great time.

Jared had fun getting to know his cousins again. I think it was a great thing for him to have some company. And he traveled pretty well in the car, even with the cast.

Cute shot of Diana with her aunt Helen. We had six hotel rooms all in a row and on the bottom floor. That was probably lucky for those around us.

Here is Ruth's family. Notice again the shortage of girls.

And another girl less family. Cute matching though, Aaron and Helen.

Diana getting some love from her cousin and buddy.

And look at the pleasant look on my kid's face. It was so good to see. Here he is with a cousin his same age.
All in all it was a great trip, with lots of family, fun, and food. Besides the cemetery, trips were made to Pepperidge Farm factory and Gossners Cheese for cheese curds. Yummo! Good thing I didn't need to take a cholesterol test again like the last time I went to Utah.
Thanks everyone for all the fun. I hope it isn't as long before we can all get together again.

13 comments:

The Webber's said...

Pat -
I didn't know you were in Logan! You should have given me a call! Looks like you were pretty busy with family though - Did you get the good weather or the freezing cold weather??? I hope you had a good trip! Isn't Logan great???

Heidi Ashworth said...

My twin sister and I ALWAYS threw up within minutes of each other, too-and we threw up over nothing. My older sisters just LOVED this, I can assure you.

Smart Helm said...

How fun for u! It's always fun to get together with family.

I'm glad ur back though :-)

Smart Helm said...

How fun for u! It's always fun to get together with family.

I'm glad ur back though :-)

Emily said...

Looks like a great vacation! Logantown is such a fun place to be, especially with the Cheese Curds :)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

What a cool family...especially that so many are worthy to go to the temple...

WE have six kids in my family also...so it's always fun to get together!

Your kids and family look like you all have a lot of fun together!

You drove right through my town! :)

Eliza said...

Was that a smile on Jared's face?

He sure has come a long way. Hooray!

Diana looks like she fit right in.

I'm glad you got to take this trip. It looks fun.

(LOVE seven brides for seven sisters!!!)

April said...

How fun to get together with family! Sorry your oldest had to miss out. It's hard when the family gets older darn it! Loved looking at the pics! Next time through we need to visit!!!

Shawna said...

Wow what a fun looking family. It looks like everyone had a great time. I love the Pepperidge Farm factory, but not for the cookies, for the Godiva chocolates. ;)

Susan said...

Haha I see one of my friends from school there! She told me that she saw you guys there. That's way cool.

Coleman Express said...

Pat

Eliza told me about Jared and so I had to read it for myself...Yeah, that is great news about his leg now getting straighter. I am glad that you finally have given him the "do it yourself" line. I hope that things continue to get better for all you guys. It sound like you had a good time with your parents...it almost made me think about taking a trip back to spend some time with my parents....then I said well they would love it if I came but I would only be allowed in the house if I had their grandson with me.

SEBishop said...

What a fun family gathering! I love the Logan Temple! Was it fun to see the old stomping ground? Did you visit The Polar Bear in Preston or go over Thrill Hill or grab a raspberry shake? Culvers of Sheridans can't touch the flavor of Cache Valley raspberries!

I bet Marion and his brothers are quite the team--all do-it-yourselfers and self-starters! How wonderful for your sister-in-law. Boys, Boys Boys--where are all the GIRLS?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

How fun to see your cute family!