Small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.



Landon started Kindergarten today. Any parent knows just how quickly time goes once you have kids. Just like everyone else, we really can't believe he's already starting school. It isn't a sad day for us, but it has brought us a lot of happiness to see him so excited for school and watching him shape into this little man. Kindergarten feels like a big achievement for us all and I thought this would be a good time to reflect on the joy he is and share a little bit about him.

Here's a little bit about him from his own lips.
Favorite color: Blue
Occupation when he grows up: Firefighter
Favorite Place to go: Amusement Park

If he had a million dollars he would: Buy a little monster truck and space shuttle
Favorite Animal: Tiger
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
He's good at: Coloring/Drawing

What does Mommy say to you a lot: I love you
What does Daddy say to you a lot: You don't get anything
Favorite food: Chicken
What do you want your teacher to know about you: I'm funny

How old is Mommy: 92 
How old is Daddy: 99
What is the most important thing: Listening, following and loving God
If you could go anywhere right now where would it be: The ocean

What makes you happy: Going to the playground
What makes you sad: Not getting stuff
What do you like to do: Going to the skate park

Going Hiking

and camping

He pretty much answered these questions as I expected. In addition to what he says, I'd add that he loved baking cookies and the snow. Anything in the snow. He really wants to learn to snowboard.

He definitely is an adventurous little guy. He's not scared of much and there are so many things he wants to try. He loves the water and worked hard on improving his swimming this summer in Kentucky.

He's growing a good appreciation for the outdoors and often points out how pretty things are. His greatest collections are legos and Junior Ranger badges. He also has quite the appetite and loves going to new places to eat. Just like his Mommy, food makes him happy.

He has a real love of people. He's such a people person. Since he's been old enough to talk, he's talked to anyone including complete strangers. Leaving San Francisco was hard for him because he truly loved his friends at school. He's such a sweet little guy too and keeps telling us how he is going to give his teacher a big hug the first day of school. I hope this never changes.

One thing Landon has taught me as his parent is to learn to enjoy all the little things in life. He is who he is and there is no shame in his game. It's such a joy to watch him experience life and making his own way about it. His happiness is so contagious. 

I don't know what the next five or ten years will hold for him. If he will love school or struggle through it. I guess only time will tell. I know he will have battles and victories. But today, and thus far, he's as bright as the sun and the possibilities are endless. As Dean Martin said in one of the greatest songs, "I go to bed and keep grinning. If this just the beginning, my life is gonna be beautiful!"

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