BACK TO SCHOOL… BACK TO REALITY…0
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For most of Utah school is back in session and life has gone from summer fun back to reality. If you don’t know, the sweet boy below is my little brother. I wrote about him and his health story last January if you are interested in knowing his disabilities and medical conditions. My real life job is that I am a registered nurse. (I don’t consider blogging a job… yet 😉 ). I have the best job a girl could ask for and I get to take that good looking stud to school 3-4 days a week. I mean what more could I ask for!? So when everyone is headed back to school, so am I 🙂 So my reality of life starts.
Matt in his sweet new NIKE gear ready to head back and get the “ladies” as he calls them. I swear this kid has more girlfriends than I can count!
Matt and I ready for the first day of school. I like to call the days that I work with him my “bonus time” with him. I get to spend extra time with my best friend while at work instead of working in an office or with another sweet special needs kid. I am so blessed and grateful for my job!
Matt’s favorite class at school is PE. While the other kids change into their PE clothes, Matt always requests that we take pictures together. (watch out for picture overload of me and him because how can I not post that perfect kid and his smile that radiates happiness!?) He cracks me up. Usually he pulls faces, trips me, and jokes with me the entire time we take pictures. If anyone is a tease, it’s this kid!
The week before school started, Zach and I were lucky enough to head up to Heber Valley with his grandparents for a family reunion. It was absolutely gorgeous up there! It was so nice to get away right before school started and spend a little extra time together.
My other little brother is serving an LDS Mission in Argentina. I wrote about him leaving in June. This was/is his signature pose in any picture he takes. He cracks me up. Zach and I sent this picture to him letting him know that we think about him all the time. He is rocking it in Argentina and I couldn’t be more proud of him!
One of the days in Heber we went on a hike up to some falls. It was a 2.5-3 mile hike up, and a 1.5 mile hike back down. Zach was all sorts of worried about me while we were hiking. He asked every few minutes if I needed a break, water, a snack, anything. It was so sweet of him to worry so much about me and baby K. It was so good to get out and moving and the falls were so pretty!
Before Matt and I headed back to school, he wanted to meet Zachy (that is what Matt calls my husband) for lunch at his work. These 2 are 2 peas in a pod. I am so grateful to be married to a man who loves my brother as much as I do. Matt loves Zachy more than me and I couldn’t ask for anything more. Zach has learned how to take care of Matt 100% so that he can spend more time with him. Even though Zach is afraid of him and in his words worried he is going to kill him any second, he doesn’t let that get in the way of hanging out with him, teasing him, rough housing with him, or even going to ReAl games with him.
The last 2 of my brother Brayden’s best friends had their mission farewells Sunday. Michael and Paden take such good care of Matt. Even though they are Brayden’s best friends, I think they may love Matt more than him! Each of these boys has the most amazing special bond with Matt. They have learned how to take care of certain things with him and even wipe his boogers off of his face. I mean if thats not love I don’t know what is! Brayden’s 6 best friends (the others have already left on missions) are the biggest blessing in Matt’s and my families lives. We are so grateful for “The Council” as they call themselves.