Hammond Family

Moving forward, one day at a time.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Orleans/Dad's New Job!

So, the exciting/terrifying news is my dad is moving to....Kabul, Afghanestan! No, he's not in the military. He's going to start a new TV station. An Afgan TV station-all the programming will be in their language, not English. What language is that? Afgan? I don't know. The owner is from Pakestan, and the employees are Afghani (is that the right word?) with about 10 expatriots from other countries. They have everything ready to go and just need a manager to come and get things going. Dad did something similar in Istanbul, Turkey, and has been home looking for a job since January. He feels very good about this opportunity, and has been told that his security will be very tight-armored cars, compounds, body guards, etc. There is a military branch there in Kabul, so he will be able to attend church on Friday's, because that is the Sabbath over there. He will have a blog, or my mom will have one for him, so when they get it set up I'll let anyone who wants to know what the address is. He's supposed to leave sometime this week-probably Wednesday or Thursday. My mom will stay in Washington, and will go visit him in Dubai. He will also come home for Christmas. The contract is 6 months + 6 months. So after 6 months they will re-evaluate how it's going. We're all praying that he'll be safe, and trying, with varying degrees of success, depending on the day, :-) to be supportive!

Here's some pictures of our trip last weekend to New Orleans to the BYU football game. We're not going to talk about the game that Robby went to yesterday! Here we are on the Riverwalk. Lily thought it was great fun.

Mom, Dad and Lily.
Robby with BYU's quarterback, Max Hall, at the fireside last Friday before the game.

The one picture of all of us together, at Dicky Brennen's, a fabulous steakhouse.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lily's New Attitude

We went to New Olreans with my parents this weekend to the BYU football game, and had a great time. I will post more in the next few days, but I wanted to show this picture Mom took of Lily. She's been wrinkling up her nose when she smiles big, and she's very good at getting what she wants. And she now cries when she doesn't get her way. But she's still very cute, and blows kisses when you ask her to.