Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Many exciting things happened in 2010, but 2011 seems to be giving it a run for its money. With our upcoming graduation, wedding, moving to and fro (3 times at least), and starting new jobs, 2011 will be one of the most memorable! There's so much we're looking forward to, but we had a blast celebrating the close of 2010.

I love to celebrate on New Year's Eve, but Kyler('s family) tends to go to bed early. So I took it upon myself to create a distraction to keep the Gray clan up, and it ended up being more fun than I, and hopefully everyone else, anticipated. Insert: The 2010 Couples Olympics!

The contenders: Kristoffer and Dana, Emily and Zach, Anique and Kamaron, Kyler and me, and Kelli and Austin. I'm not sure we could've had a more competitive group for our little competition. Kyler and I planned a medly of minute-to-win-it type games that lasted around a minute each (hence the name). And we also had plenty of traditional games. Because it was couples olympics, as Kyler would say, teams were only as strong as its weakest member.

The evening turned out to be great fun, and it kept everyone wide awake to ring in the new year, which was my ultimate goal. Now for a recap of the evening:


Toilet Paper Roll-Off
Receiving directions            

Phase 10

Timed Puzzle Assembly

Wii Bowling

Pedometer Race :)


Keep Balloons Up


All night we kept a score board, and at the end of the night the winners were announced. Kristoffer and Dana are the reigning champs. Prizes were distributed, and then we popped open the Sparkling Red Grape Juice, just in time to see the countdown to 2011!

Everyone sporting the placement in the competition!
Just plain goofiness! 
Happy New Year to family and friends!


  1. Happy New Year to my 2 favorite IU HOOSIERS!!! 2011 is going to be a fantastic year for you two! Love you both!

  2. Thanks for organizing the party. We had a great time celebrating with everyone...and of course it is fun being the champions of The Couples Olympics!!!

  3. That was definitely a memorable way to celebrate. We had a great time...thanks for putting in the planning to make it creative and fun! Happy new year and we look forward to the wedding :)!