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Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 By the Numbers

New Year's Day is a big milestone for me and Matt. Our first date was on January 1st, so with every new year on the calendar, we also turn the sand over on a whole new year for the two of us. Today marks the fourth anniversary of our first date and thus our fifth NYD spent together.
Last year, I summed up our 2009 by the numbers and thought I'd do the same this time around! Each number has a link associated with it, so feel free to explore if you're so inclined.

2010 By the Numbers
121 - We kicked off the year by sleeping on the streets of LA for the 121st Rose Parade
365 - Days of marital bliss celebrated on Kauai (despite missing our flight)
63 - Years celebrated at the Air Force Ball at the Bellagio
7 - Visits (and counting!) to the Happiest Place on Earth
19 - Days spent at our SoCal beaches
4 - Lieutenants (and a wife) returned to the Academy to meet President Uchtdorf
8 - Trips to Utah
(F)16 - Matt’s work revolved around the F-16 this year
102 - Sports articles written by Ashley
2 - Tries to win my cow at the fair
5 - Different boards used (sn ow, wake, paddle, boogie and surf!)
All 14 - Members of my family got to be together for Memorial Day--including Baby Tasha
37 - Members of Matt’s family joined us for our fake family reunion
2 - Front row seats at both American Idol and DWTS (to see Daughtry, of course)
163 - Dollars spent painting our home
250 - Cents for every bag of chocolate chips turned into cookies
3 - June weddings
369 - Miles driven to San Francisco for the 4th of July
12 - Temple visits at 5 different temples
23 - Sporting events attended together
1812 - Overture heard, along with many other songs at concerts
4 - Days in San Diego with my family, including a romantic beach proposal
5971 - Miles traveled by our German friends to visit us in California
And, as you’ll see in upcoming posts:
25 - One of the most fun Christmases ever
6 - Wheels on our land sailing adventure
41 - Cost of postage carrying some of the best news of the year
1 - Big jump

Ah, and that about wraps up our 2010. It was full of ups and downs, but we like to think we made the best of it. We made great memories and are so excited to see what 2011 has in store! After all, we're bigger fans of odd years anyway. :-)

So, at last, we wish you all a very happy New Year!


  1. I'd say the numbers are in your favor... love you Sis; I am glad I was apart of some of the awesome events of this past year! Here's to 2011 :)

  2. This is such an awesome post.. Al the pictures are great too! I hope 2011 is wonderful!

  3. Clara & MatthiasJanuary 2, 2011 at 8:01 AM

    It´s so cool to be in your "Year 2010":)) Hope you´ll have a wonderful 2011!!!

  4. i love this post! what an amazing year you guys have had!

  5. I'm so jealous you're "only" 369 miles from San Francisco! :) And I had no idea you had gone to Kauai, loved reading those posts and reminiscing! Happy new year!!

  6. Great pictures and super cool post. Happy New Year!

  7. I love the way you recapped the year in numbers...looks like 2010 was great! Wishing you and Matt a wonderful 2011 full of laughter and love!

  8. You are so creative in your blogs! I am thinking you had quite the year in 2010!! Your pictures are amaazing and I want your adventurous life! haha Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what 2011 has in store!

  9. I love this! It looks like you guys had an amazing/beautiful year! I hope you guys have a blessed 2011.

  10. Okay. When are you posting about the big jump? And what was the best news? Now I'm really curious!

  11. LOVE the pics! Happy New Year! :)

  12. Awesome post! Your life is infinitely more glamorous and exciting than most people, and I love it. So glad you have this blog so we can all come along for the ride! And I'm with Sydna, what was the best news and what do you mean by big jump?

  13. Oh. Don't answer that. I'm retarded. (in my defense I'm looking at this on my phone so it wasn't immediately clear in the picture what the "big jump" was. I got it now.)

  14. This was so cute! Great way to sum up your awesome year!

  15. Awesome Post! You guys really had an awesome year. I told Donna I would totally watch your reality show on "E" once they catch wind of you two and start filming your adventures. Can't wait to read of your adventures in 2011.

    Alright....what was the big news in that envelope?

  16. Such a creative way to record the year. All you Graff decedents are way too smart!

  17. What an amazing post! I love your year by numbers. Such great pictures too. Looks like you had a fun-filled 2010. Here's to 2011!

    Thanks for linking up on the mil spouse weekly roundup! Have a great weekend!


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