Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Break and Easter

We had such a fun Spring Break! We were able to spend time with my family the first part of the week, then Ray's parents, two of his sisters and their families came for Easter! As you can see, Marinne was in hog heaven to have her cousins here to do girlie stuff with. Some of the relatives stayed at Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. One day we hiked Camelback Mountain and went swimming at the resort. It felt like a real vacation. I want to go stay there for an anniversary or something (hint, hint).


Ray demonstrated his hula hoop skills at the Easter picnic. He should probably keep his day job. On Sunday however, he shared his real talent by singing a solo in sacrament meeting. He did an excellent job! Yes, that is a black eye. I did not witness the incident, but according to Blake, it was an "accident" involving a broom and a metal chair.

We also attended the Easter Pageant and got ice cream after. I think James could have used a little help!


It was great to be with family and enjoy the wonderful weather! We topped off the fun with an announcement on Easter...
We are having a baby! The due date is November 13th, and we are excited to add to the Hammond chaos!

12 comments:

Bitter Larry said...

That is GREAT news... we are very happy for you and very exicted (Matthew will be really happy about this once he figures it out) - congratulations. I didn't see that coming (Karin says she did - I think she tried to call earlier).

kriston said...

Congratulations!! Hooray for another Hammond baby!
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

McDonald Clan said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy!:) It looks like you all had a fun easter!

star valley farmers? said...

HI Hammond family, Larilue told me today about the impending birth!!!We are all so excited for you, Taylor's birthday is Nov. 14th so that would be fun if the baby was born on time.... wouldn't it? sounds like you had a really fun Easter! Take care, love, deedee

Posey Cowart said...

AH..... Congrats!!! Due on Amy's B-day! James is so dang cute!

Dick&Erica said...

Oh great, another one. Why don't you just drop a whole litter next time?

Sally said...

Congratulations Cougie! I hope you're feeling well and happy. Can't wait to see you!

Ron Michael Family said...

Congratulations on on the exciting news. That's great! Your kids are so cute. I'm glad I got to visit with you on the phone the other day. I wish Heather was closer so we could do things like the old days!

Kambria Smith said...

WHAT! Come on, now, I know I am half way across the world but you could have sent an e-mail or somethin! That is so exciting...Congrats I am very happy for you all

Amy said...

What great news! Congrats to you guys!!! Will you be finding out what you're having?

BTW, we're heading down that way in May. We'd love to hook up with you guys while we're there.

L.Smith said...

Emma Lee,
It is because of you I am commenting on your blog! Thanks for the blogging lesson and getting me started, but I am really writing to say CONGRATS on the new bambino! We are thrilled for you guys! I hope you are not vomiting and are feeling well. Take care and we'll keep in touch....

Shums said...

ooo, your floating nugget is looking more and more human!