2009 has been a wonderful year. The Gardner family continues it’s quest for becoming more and more AWESOME each day. We have, so far, been successful at doing just that. We continue to jump out of bed each morning and, without the need of artificial energy like coffee, we rise and greet the day with a vigorous 7 mile family fun run. Returning, energized, we each happily go about our day, leading well organized, fulfilling lives and blessing everyone we meet. Each night, we enjoy fully organic, home cooked meals, which we each take turns (Brooks included) preparing. What a joy!
Brooks continues to excel in all he does. He is now able to tell us, politely and calmly what he wants at all times and is able to understand us when we reason with him. We hold weekly, democratic style family meetings to ensure that everyone in our family is pleased with the general direction of our lives.
We have high goals for ourselves this new year, including completing 3 full marathons, maintaining a strictly raw food diet and finishing up our doctoral degrees. We are setting our goals lower this year than those previous so that we can focus on Brooks’ mastery of Mandarin. Chinese. As in the language?
We hope this letter finds all of you equally as successful and blissfully happy with your lives.
Oh! And don’t forget to look for the parenting book we’ve written! It should be on shelves in mid March.
Love to you all,
The Gardner Family.