All the sisters and sisters-in-law sporting BUMP-ITS!(we even involved some of the children) O.K., Have you seen the commercials for these things? Absolutely ridiculous, right? We like to make fun of them, so my SIL brought all the ladies in the fam our very own BUMP-ITS. She even made sure we got the correct color to match the hair. These are meant to create the illusion of volume at the crown of the head. This was not so effective. Some of the sisters, myself included, have extremely thin hair, so imagine spreading thin wisps of hair over a plastic rainbow. You could see big air tunnels and shiny plastic through the hair. Quite humorous! We had a photo shoot, of course! Erica's was believable, and too bad Amy's blends in with Nat's shirt, because she pulled off the look quite well. Yes, we are starved for entertainment. Thank you for the lovely gift, Erica! My sincere apologies if anyone is offended that we are mocking these, but seriously!
We went to Utah for the annual Hammond reunion and stayed at a KOA in Panguitch so we could visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. The kids loved spending time with their cousins and the scenery was beautiful. We also stayed in Draper for a few days, so we got to attend the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house, which was a great experience for our family.
picnic in the canyon with cousins
Lagoon! (this was the 1st time our kids have been)
talent show (lovely outfits, I know)
hangin' at the cabin
catching water at Weeping Rock
I have to say that I'm proud of the family van for making it there and back!
"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was here and that I really lived." -Marjorie Pay Hinckley