Happy New Year All,
The end of the year is a time to take stock. A year ago Meg and I made a gratitude jar. Unfortunately we didn’t use it to its full potential, so I’m going to have to go from memory here. Either way I can say- in a life full of ups and downs- Team Knodl has seen way more ups than downs and we feel truly blessed. A life full of family, friends and relatively good fortune, what more could a family ask for? Since Nora has gone from 1 month old to 13 months old, most our highlights revolve around her this year.
Meg and I have learned tons of things about life, parenting, and eachother. Spend some time watching Nora and you’ll see she has learned a lot too (clapping, walking, and climbing to name a few.) We’re all looking forward to learning a lot more together.
Kevin’s words for 2014 – Mindful / Healthy / Open
- Mindful – Making a conscious effort to be present, stop trying to multi-task so much, and give my attention more to the people around me.
- Healthy – after a rather unfortunate year regarding health, both I and Team Knodl are going to turn things around this year (although I’m not quite exactly sure how yet, but I think Nora will start things off by sleeping through the night 5-6 nights a week)
- Open – both open with my thoughts and ideas as well open to others ideas, and fighting fear of new things and letting go of anxiety surrounding change.
Team Knodl wishes all of you a wonderful 2014, may your lives have more up’s than downs and may you always notice and appreciate the difference.
Take care, Kevin
P.S. This is Meg- The best thing about this year is that it didn’t go fast. Montessori, swim lessons, becoming a working mom, meeting Sheryl Sandberg, traveling with Nora- it was a good, long year. My hope for 2014 is a year of calm, happy energy. I, like Nora, would like to wake up each morning smiling and ready for a new day. Things I am looking forward to: a getaway with Kevin, a visit from Krista, a cruise with the Knodls, and much more. <3 Peace and love, M.