Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Letter 2008

(Most of you who are reading this may have already gotten this letter, but for those of you who haven't here is a little bit of what we have been up to this year. It's been a busy year!)

Larsen Family Christmas Letter 2008

Here is a brief summary of what the Larsen Family has been up to this past year.
Mat quit Wal-Mart in February after graduating from Provo College in December and started work as a Graphic Designer in Payson. He quit there in June finding a better job as a Graphic Designer in Orem working with the Phone Directories Company and he loves it there. He and Nikol are Cub Scout leaders over the Bears and really enjoy it. The boys are awesome and we have learned a lot.
Nikol is staying at home with her now three boys. She found at she was pregnant in February and was scared to death, but now is still scared but really enjoying having three boys, Daxton, Corbin and Hayden. She does her best to stay sane, but it doesn’t always happen. Thank goodness family lives so close to help her out. She did nothing but can goodies all summer long with her family from green beans to salsa to peaches and even apple pie filling, yummy.
Daxton is now 3 years old and is really growing up. He is speaking more clearly and really can get his point across when he is upset with you. We have had a few issues where he has bit a few of the kids in nursery, but he is getting a lot better at that. He is now potty trained and mom is really excited so that she doesn’t have 3 in diapers. He will start preschool in the fall and mom is also really excited, though sad that her little boy is growing up. Daxton loves anything Disney, but loves Woody and Buzz. He also likes fire trucks, building with blocks, playing outside with cousins, reading books and singing rhymes and gives great loves and kisses to his little brothers. He is mommy’s big helper.
Corbin is 18 months old and is growing up too fast. He catches on to things so quickly and understands more than you would think. He decided to start climbing on everything a week or so before his baby brother was born and mom wasn’t too excited about that. He is another big helper for mommy. He loves to give Hayden kisses and sit by mommy when she is feeding the baby. He loves to read books with his Papa and his favorite word is “more.” He wants more of everything. He is hilarious and is always bringing a smile to our faces. He loves to do everything that big brother is doing, which is cute but frustrating for all. We love him and are very grateful for him to be apart of our family.
Hayden Kendon Larsen was born October 19, 2008. He weighed 8lbs 2 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long, and weighs over 11 lbs now. He’s a big boy. He is a joy to be in our family. He gives great smiles to his mommy at the points in the day when she really needs it. We wouldn’t trade him for anything.
We want to let you know how grateful we are for our Savior to be in our lives and that this is why we celebrate this time of year is because He came to Earth to save us. He is such a wonderful example to us. We also want you all to know that we are very grateful for each one of you and we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. To keep up with our family see our blog:
Love you all! Mat, Nikol, Daxton, Corbin, and Hayden Larsen

Merry Christmas!!!

Winter Wonderland

Well, another winter storm has hit us again to help make a white Christmas for us. Daxton has been begging us to go play "snowball" outside. Well, after Mat got home from work we got the boys ready and went outside to let them play in the snow. It was not the greatest snow to build a snowman or snowballs with, but the boys had fun anway. Mat had this great idea to use the metal shovel of my parents as a sled for the boys. He had the boys sit down and he pulled them around the driveway like a sled and they had a blast. Corbin kept falling off because he wouldn't hold onto the handle, but he still wanted to get right back on. Here are a few of the pictures that we took that night.

Here is Daxton having a blast. Mat could go a little bit faster around the driveway with Daxton because he would hold on and it made Daxton just laugh and wanting more.
It was even snowing when we went outside and that made it all the better.

Mat trying to hit me with the camera with a snowball. Daxton kept trying to hit me too, and then he would run away because he knows that mom will get him back.

Cute Corbin in his snowsuit. Aren't they cute?!?!

Well, we are wishing you all a happy and Merry Christmas from us all. Travel safely and we will give you and update after the holidays are over of how they all turned out. I'M SO EXCITED!! Daxton is too, he keeps asking when Santa's coming. I'm glad to say that it's only in a few more days. Love you all and Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snows big game!!

So I wanted to tell you all that I'm proud to be a Snow Badger, and yes even a True Badger. But anyway, to show my badger pride I went to their National Championship game at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy with other Snow Badgers, my brother, sister-in-law, sister and brother-in-law, Mat and even lil' Hayden. We had a really good time and we just want to show you the pictures that we took while we were there. Even though Snow lost in double overtime it was still a really good game. We had fun talking to the family in front us that were Butler College fans, and we really annoyed the Butler Cheerleaders everytime we shouted just the opposite of what they were saying. It was a lot of fun. I hope that you enjoy these pictures. It was a good day to get away from the other two boys and spend some time with adults. The boys were with Mat's mom helping decorate for Christmas while we screamed and yelled and had a blast. YEAH FOR FOOTBALL!!!
Here is Hayden all dressed warm while we sat in the shade most of the day. It got cold but like I said we had fun. Hayden was really good. Even when we were screaming and yelling he slept the whole time. Good lil' boy!

Here is a hand-off that Snow's doing. And on the other side of the stadium was all of the other Snow College fans. I wouldn't trade my seats for anything though. We were in the really nice, comfy, cushioned seats that are apparently for REAL games about $175. They were also right on the 50 yard line and three rows from the front. They were great.
Here is a picture of my sister Apryl, Me, and my brother Ryan. 5 out of us 6 kids went to Snow College. And out of those 5, 3 found their spouses there, and that was who went to the game. My other two brothers were unable to make it.

Here is a picture of all 7 of us. From left to right: Dave and Apryl Durrant, Nikol, Mat and Hayden Larsen, and Cindy and Ryan Lee.

We went to the tailgating party before the game at Jordan High School and all us got our faces painted. Mat went all out and got his whole face painted. The boys thought that it was great when we saw them later that we got paint on our faces.

I thought that I would show you a few updated pictures of my lil' guy. This is about a week ago. Isn't he cute?!?! I sure think so. He looks a lot like Mat and the rest of the Larsen family. Especially with Mat's blue eyes. YEAH!!

Here he is on tummy time. See you can see his gorgeous blue eyes.

Hope all will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love you all!