Happy 2012! As a devout lover of odd years, I can honestly say I've never been more excited for an even year in my life. Probably because on this even year, we get to celebrate all sorts of odd things, like our 5-year dating anniversary (celebrated on Sunday!), 3-year wedding anniversary, and Jake's very first birthday, along with plenty of other Jakey firsts I'm sure. So, hooray for odd things in even years! But this post isn't even about 2012, it's about 2011 and all of its happy numbers -- odd and even alike. We loved 2011 as much as anyone could possibly love a year, mostly thanks to our Jake.
First, though, the obligatory January 1st roundup. Having an anniversary on the first day of the year is clearly the best. I'm so happy to be starting yet another year with you, Matt!
Okay, and now, the highlights of our 2011:
2 - lines that meant YES! We were finally pregnant! We loved spreading and celebrating the news with friends and family.
245.5 - days spent pregnant this year, which eventually led to...
13- hours of labor (really only about 7 hours of "active" labor), which brought us...
(A few favorite Jakey posts are:
Before Jake's arrival, we lived up our final months of coupledom with:
17 - days advance notice before jetting off to London, Rome and the Amalfi Coast.
730 - days of marital bliss celebrated.
8 - teams (including BYU) watched by Matt and his brothers at the NCAA tournament in Denver.
4 - road trips to visit family in Utah.
7 - Lovely days with April, Alex and Tasha in Virginia.
? - Too many fun days at the beach to count.
75 - mph winds ripped off our bumper on the freeway.
5 - Broadway musicals seen together, with the addition of Lion King in Las Vegas and Les Miserables in London this year.
4 - th of July celebrated on the Queen Mary.
2.5 - dollars used to win a crocodile at the local fair.
39 - weeks pregnant, exactly, when we last visited Disneyland.
The party continued once Jake was born.
2 - a.m. became the best time to play.
7 - points scored by our baby football on Halloween.
18 - special visitors, who joined us for things like disc golf, visiting the LA temple, and a day in Santa Monica.
87 - hours spent skyping with Jakey.
3296 - miles traveled on Jake's first flights, between LA and Orlando.
4 - magical days playing at Disney World with my family.
3.5 - million dancing lights at Hollywood Studios.
3 - hours waiting for Santa.
1 - happiest Christmas present ever.
Here's to a happy New Year!
(PS- Care to reminisce? Here's our 2010 by the numbers.)