Now with on-line blogs we no longer need to save all that paper, someday Charlie will be able to electronically access what our lives were like in 2010, through my blog archives. Who knows what he will be doing to keep track of his life, at my age.
2010 was a quiet year for the Pohls, no big trips were taken, no new things added to our household (unless you count all of my vintage finds at yard sales, but I digress...) Mike and Charlie had a great season of dirt biking, with Charlie improving each race, and Mike there photographing and recording each event.
He has become quite the photog, and was published in nearly every edition of Cycle USA. He is currently working on an amazing movie for his dirt bike club, I will be sure to showcase it here when it is finished. Who knew I married a Spielberg?
Charlie survived his first year at Twin Cities Academy, and entered 7th grade this year much taller.
He is completely immersed in the video game world, but does pause now and then for bike riding, sledding, and now that winter is here, skiing.
He is my helper around the house, and never says no if I ask him to make me a cup of tea or get the laundry out of the dryer. (Okay, he does say no sometimes, but he does do it eventually....)
Dear Claude is still with us, after a major health scare in August. Like a newborn, he now wakes us a couple of times each night.
He wants to snuggle in bed with us, but his arthritic legs prevent him from jumping that high anymore. We groggily pick him up, and are glad he is still here. He turns 20 this year, quite a milestone for a cat.
Speaking of milestones, Mike turns 50 in May. I haven't decided yet how we will celebrate-what I would really like to do is surprise him with a new dirt bike. I need to sell a LOT of bracelets...
All of our families and friends remain healthy, we are so very grateful for that. My dear grandmother turns 90 this summer, and my parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We are beyond blessed.
My heart is full of gratitude for my little life, and all that it holds. May 2011 be a wonderful year on your calendar of memories.