Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WAAAAYYYYY..... behind... schedule

So if you haven't already heard, I have returned back to school at USU. (GO AGGIES!!!!) Things have been crazy to get all our schedules to mesh together, but now things are going well.
Daxton started 1st grade on August 24th and LOVES IT!!!  Sorry I don't have a picture with him.  I couldn't find my camera that day so sorry.  He was so excited though and I cried this time.  Not saying Daxton cried going to pre-school or kindergarten (neither did I either time), but this time I CRIED!!!  My baby was going to be going to school ALL DAY!! How crazy is that?  I can't believe it.  Daxton love's it though.  He does so well, and always has stories for me when he gets home.
Corbin is in pre-school.  He goes to Bear River Head Start.  We did Head Start with Daxton in Payson and loved it.  Corbin's school is in Smithfield, which his school is about 15min north of our home in Logan.  So it's a drive, but we carpool and he loves his teachers, Miss Karen and Miss Jami, as well as his new friends.  He always has a smile on his face when he comes home from school.
Sweet Hayden is doing well.  He isn't in any school that we were hoping for while Mat and I are gone to school, but we are able to get the help we need from our amazing neighbors that are willing to help watch him while Mat and I transition between classes where we overlap in times.  Hayden doesn't seem to mind too much because he gets to see all of his friends, but I still feel bad that I am not able to with him all day and give him as much mommy time.  He does get it, don't get me wrong, but not the same way that I would like to give it.
Quick summary of our summer....
We celebrated Corbin's birthday and Daxton's birthday with splash party with our neighbor kids and some family that was able to come up.  Mat's birthday was right in between there and it was simple... we were able to go to the temple and enjoy a quiet lunch together.  Our 7th Anniversary was in June as well ( a busy month for the Larsen family).  We spent it outside with our boys playing with slipping slides and playing with water.
July was fun because we live across the street from the Stadium we got a great firework show!  West Stadium has the best seats for the firework show in July (and during the football season we get to hear the crowds... which is pretty fun as well).  We had my family's reunion at Bear Lake and although it rained on us most of the time, we still had a great time and it was very memorable.
August was a great time as well... we went back to Bear Lake with Mat's family at the KOA in Garden City. It was a different kind of camping and I don't think I like it.  I like to in the woods camping, not around strangers who like to be clean all the time.  WE ARE CAMPING FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!  It was fun though and we got to go in the Minnetonka Cave and the boys were troopers and climbed all 400+ steps in the cave.  We also got to meet the USU football team and coaches. The boys thought it was the greatest thing ever.
I won't show a lot of pictures because it takes up a lot of space and my computer is being really funky, so sorry.
With September almost done, it's crazy to think how fast time flies.  It was exactly a year ago that Mat called me to tell me that they had a meeting with his company and were notified that December 24 would be their last day.  That's when this whole endeavor started and it's amazing to see how far we have all come.  We have all grown from this experience and are continuing to do so.  I have really enjoyed being up here in Logan.  We have met some of the most amazing people and have made great friends.  Not to say we don't miss our friends and family in Utah and Salt Lake counties, because we really do, but this is where we are needed right now.
Next month is full of festivities and fun, and I will hopefully post on them as soon as they happen, but homework first, right?



I'm so glad everything is going crazy well for you guys. We miss you something fierce! How is school for you going? You managing to find time to study? Love ya!