When I started working at Great Wolf, my very first project was to write and submit award entries. As I sit here one year later working on our entries for 2014, I can’t help but look back at all that has happened in the last year.

From opening a brand new Great Wolf Lodge in New England to breaking ground on Great Wolf Lodge Southern California, we’ve had a busy year at Great Wolf.  To put it in perspective, here’s a quick look (in numbers!) at my first 365 days as a member of the pack:

Miles flown: 17,000

Properties visited: 3

Trips inside the Howlin' Tornado: 1

Guests howling at the moon during Howl-o-Ween (in orange ears!): 4,000

Great Wolf Lincoln Log Lodges built: 50

Total number of Lincoln Logs ordered to assemble Lincoln Log versions of GWL: 7,000

Number of copies of the Great Wolf Lodge New England Fact Sheet printed incorrectly: 500

Press Kits stuffed: 500

Hot chocolate mugs broken in transit: 20

Hot chocolate packets that exploded: 12

Green boxes stuffed with unbroken mugs and intact hot chocolate packets: 40

Pizzas consumed while stuffing said press kits, Lincoln Logs, and hot chocolate mailers: 8

PEEPS in the office: 1,000

PEEPS microwaved: 5 (If you haven’t tried this, you need to… but be careful, they burn easy!)

PEEPS eaten: 0 (This past year has also been a test of my willpower)

Ping pong games played in New York: 6

New Facebook fans in New England: Over 38,000

Photos on Instagram using #GWLNewEngland: 709

Excited fans at Great Wolf Lodge New England to see Cody Simpson play an acoustic set: 500

Minutes he serenaded Great Wolf Lodge guests: 60

Ground Breaking Ceremonies: 1

Hard hats with wolf ears: 20

Paws spray painted in the dirt: 12

Gold shovels: 12

Grand Openings: 1

Great Wolf Lodge New England grand opening media impressions: Over 100 MILLION!

Number of times I thought I’d have the opportunity to do all of the above in my first year: 0

It really has been a busy first year for me here at Great Wolf Lodge. And while several numbers may seem more impressive than others, in some cases those smaller numbers have made for the best memories!  I’m looking forward to the next 365 days and the numbers that come my way.