Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

  • This was the year of lego, inevitably. We started off with duplos at the beginning of the year but over a period of just a year our entire lego collection just exploded. Most were gifts from friends and family and a few additions on our own.
  • We began the year with G’s birthday party, he had some of his friend over and a very enjoyable day for him. A lot of work for us, including cleanup of the garage and the home and a lot of swearing that this was the last birthday party we would do at home, but as years go by will I remember that? I will remember my little boy sitting patiently waiting for his friends to arrive, excited about that, and his winnie-the-pooh cake.
  • Later we went on a hike to Sunol with some friends. It was great to be out, the grass was green, the sun was shining, the year was full of hope ahead. G was obsessed with firetrucks and spent his entire trip wearing his newly acquired fire helment.
  • We watched the first few movies in the theater at the start of the year, Avatar was one of the memorable ones.
  • This was the year that G got his bike, and we got to enjoy first time ever of G on a bike.
  • We went strawberry picking, G’s first time. It was also the first time that he enjoyed the beach. Until now, the sounds of the ocean made him turn away from the water. 
  • Summer was glorious, beatufiul streams, lakes, fishing (pretend), campfires, and marshmallows. G didn’t care for marshmallows and G wanted nothing to do with fire. (All that pretend fire-fighting had rubbed off)
  • Volcanic ash, rocks, and sulphorouss fumes. Gigantic campfires, talking late into the night, gazing at the stars.
  • This was the year spent with family and friends. This was the year of doing things local.(most of the time)

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