Cape Town Stadium - Italy vs. Paraguay - World Cup 2010!

So we are now well into 2011, and looking back at 2010 I can’t help but wonder how on Earth any forthcoming year will ever be able to compete with what was an absolutely monumental year in my life.

Outside of it being the year in which both Chantelle and I turned the milestone 30, it was also the first year in my marriage to Chantelle, which as anyone can see, continues to go from strength to strength. On the birthday note, we celebrated my birthday with Chantelle whisking me away on a surprise holiday in the gorgeous Drakensberg – where I also learned that we were expecting our first child!

Needless to say, as you also all know by now, 2010 also proved to be the year that our little beloved Jessica decided to join the Lotter clan (a little ahead of schedule), in other words a momentous 2010 saw me grow as both a husband and become a father all in a single breath!

Although nothing particularly great happened on the career front, the work situation did force me to buy my very first, brand new off the showroom car (a beautiful midnight grey Hyundai Getz) – which of course was further complemented with the purchase of my very first house towards the end of the year, again all in a single breath and now firmly placing us a Gordon’s Bay locals!

Whew! And let us not mention the fact that 2010 marked my very first attendance to a World Cup Finals match, at the beautiful new Cape Town Stadium to boot, or the fact that I graded all the way up to purple belt with my Gordon’s Bay Funakoshi Karate family either!

So you see, no matter how I look at it, I just can not fathom how any forthcoming years for the next while are ever going to be able to top the whopper of a 2010 I so thoroughly enjoyed.

That said, with the beautiful little red head daughter I now hold in my arms, who can truly say what the future holds? So let’s see what you got 2011! ;)