Friday, June 29, 2007

I've got new boots!

Greetings all you out there in blogger land. This is Daddy taking a turn on LA's page! (Nate is telling the story not Kari.)

I'm sure that most of you will remember the old song that goes, "these boots are made for walking, and that's just what I'll do, and one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you." I guess it's not too old since Jessica Simpson recently re-did it, ANYWAY, Landon has some new boots.

I know what your thinking, "What is Nate doing getting boots for Landon? Has Springfield begun to turn Nate into a boot loving, chew spittin', John Deere hat wearing, sweet tea drinking, crazy man?" Rest assured that none of the aforementioned things have happened (except the sweet tea thing, I love that stuff! Oh and the John Deere hat thing, I've got my eye on one! Ok, I'll fess up, I've got my eye on a pair of boots too. But they are not cowboy boots they are "rock star" boots! Much cooler than cowboy).

What I'm trying to say is that Landon began walking this week! It was Tuesday afternoon when Mommy called me and said, "Come home right now! You've got to see this!" So I ran out the door of my office and got home in record time. As I walked in the door Kari was standing with LA holding his hand and as soon as he saw me he took off walking, on his own, to give me a big hug! (Ok, go ahead and say it. AWWWWWWW!) I've got to admit, my heart melted. Even now, I'm getting teary just thinking about it!

This is a big deal, but if you knew the entire story you'd see just how big of a deal this really is for me! I was suppose to be in Cleveland on a mission trip for Monday- Wednesday. However, when I went to the airport on Monday I couldn't get on a flight and then when I did, I couldn't get off the ground. My first flight was overbooked and I didn't get on it; my second flight I was #5 on stand by and they took the first 4; my third flight was delayed two hours, then I was the last on and that flight sat on the runway for almost an hour only to return to the gate because DFW was closed because of a storm. I never made it out of Springfield.

Who knows why God kept me in Springfield, but a really cool benefit was seeing Landon walk on the first day he put on his new boots. (Just to clarify, LA does not have boots Jenny, I am trying to tie the whole story together!)


Anonymous said...

YEAH!! Finally a walking picture!! haha that's so funny. I feel so special to be mentioned on the blog! I can't wait to see you guys sometime this summer!

I love you guys,

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting all week for a walking picture. What a guy! Give him a big hug for me! Love, Kathy

Busy Mommy said...

Whoo Hoo Landon, I think I have decided that walking is fun, too! I can get to so many things now so much quicker! I love you!


kay bradley said...

Soooo Cute! Can't wait to see you again! Please give Landon a big hug for me ... love you guys, kayB

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! You are in the walking club. I knew you would take off when you were ready.
Tell your mommy that you want to see me when you come to KC again.
I'm beginning to think she's avoiding me-HA! We will be in Branson August 2-5th.
Have a fun fourth of July!!
:), Jaymie

Anonymous said...

Yeah for Landon. You get a big hug from us, you are such a big boy! Can't wait to see you sometime this summer. Love you all. Nancy