Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter in Chicago

Last Friday school was canceled due to "severe weather conditions."  Three days later this is what the car looked like.  When I took this photo it was 0 degrees outside.  Over the past few days temperatures have ranged from -10 to 10 degrees.  BURR!   

Friday, December 12, 2008

One Down, Many More To Go

I just wanted to congratulate Dave on finishing his first Podiatry class, Biochemistry.  He has been studying so hard, and it really paid off.  I love you sweetie! 

Friday, November 28, 2008


Two of the many pregnancy test that were taken.  

Baby GRAHAM is due June 2009

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Seems like Halloween is the new popular post for bloggers so we thought we should contribute. Enjoy...  

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Weekends with our Moms

Over the past two weekends, we were privileged to have two very special visitors...our Moms! It was so nice having some family in town. We enjoyed showing them some of Chicago's greatest attractions and our new little neighborhood. We loved having them out here. Thanks for coming!
(We forgot to take pictures when Amber was out here.)

All three of us sharing a pizza at Giordano's. Look at the size of that Chicago pizza!

Dave and his Podiatry friend Brian. They took us on a little tour of their school.

Our Illinois beach---Lake Michigan. Hey, we can't beat the California beaches, but we are excited that we have something that resembles the beach so close to home. 

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Over the last couple of months, we have been busy making Illinois our new home. Dave is currently in his first year of Podiatry school. Although he is ALWAYS studying, he is really enjoying his classes. Meanwhile, I have passed my nursing boards and have interviewed at several hospitals in the area. I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying my time as a stay at home wife for now. Dave also had a birthday a couple of weeks ago. To celebrate, we went to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears game. We actually got our hands on some field passes. Although our Eagles lost the game, it was a very fun and exciting night.

Anyone recognize him?
Or him?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Needed Family Vacation

After graduating from nursing school and making the long trek from Provo to Illinois, I was ready for a vacation. Lake Powell was just what we all needed. We had tons of fun! Believe it or not, I already miss all the commotion of having 26 people on a houseboat. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Well, I thought it was about time that we posted some pictures of our trip. Ireland was absolutely wonderful. We flew into Dublin and then drove all over the country. We also stayed with an Irish family for a few days and got a taste of the real Irish life. We loved everything about Ireland. We never knew grass could be so green!!! It was definitely a trip that we will never forget. 

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Post to Helena...

For those of us who are not privileged to see your growing tummy, we are anxiously awaiting the premier of the Danni Family Blog. We can't wait for Baby Danni's arrival! Keep us posted...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Life is BUSY!

I feel like my life is going at 100 mph. In the last month, Dave and I have traveled to Illinois twice to find an apartment and to attend my cousin's wedding in Nauvoo. Dave also graduated from BYU and started working full time at a country club (which he absolutely loves). We celebrated our two year anniversary on the 13th. I also started my last semester of nursing school, and I am working two to three night shifts a week in Labor & Delivery for my capstone while still having class three times a week during the day. Life has never been busier! We still have a couple more months until things will start to calm down. It's going to be a fun, but crazy summer. 
Dave and I had tons of fun in Chicago. It is such a cool city. We hope we will have lots of visitors over the years.

This is our new apartment. We will be on the third floor on the right. It is a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings.  We are excited to have some more room.

 We stayed with a Podiatry student and his family when we were in Chicago. This is the oldest of the two boys. He was so cute, and we became good friends over the week.
The picture below is the place that we stayed at in Nauvoo. It was very cute. We definitely felt like we were living the luxury life of the pioneers. 

Nauvoo had gorgeous sunsets. It was absolutely beautiful.

Dave and I arrived early in order to participate in "Nauvoo Days." Yet, we were the only ones from the family who showed up. We enjoyed touring Nauvoo on our own.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Possible Christmas pictures???

I got a new computer for graduation and have been putting off studying for finals.....  This is what I have been doing instead.  Are there any potential Christmas pictures???

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

History of Creativity Project

I had to do a project for my class (History of Creativity) and I chose to recreate Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker." Kenna helped by letting me cover her in saran wrap followed by packaging tape. I covered her in a few separate sections and then cut her out. Then I pieced the sections together. Enjoy the step by step process.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

BYU Volleyball

Last weekend, Dave and I went to the BYU volleyball game with Steve and Melinda. They had just returned from the Festival of Colors. BYU killed UCSB. Go Cougars!

BYU's Biggest Fan. He was sitting right in front of us and kept falling asleep. I think he finally had to stand up in order to stay awake.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Break in California

Last week, Dave and I went to California for MY spring break. We enjoyed every moment. We went shopping, saw family, watched lacrosse games, and stayed at the beach house. It was a fun week!

This is Foothill's Lacrosse team. Ry is #19. We loved seeing these boys in action. They are currently in the Bay area playing a tournament. Good luck Ry!

Dave and I took Allie and Zach to "Rollie Oaks" Park (Royal Oaks).

We also met little Joshua. He is so cute, and we are thrilled to have another nephew. Zachy is such a good older brother.

Easter Sunday
The Easter Bunny came and hid tons of eggs for the boys. It was pretty funny to watch two 18 year olds and a 26 year old searching for eggs in the front yard.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Summer Lovin

The Grahams are ready for some warmer weather. I was looking through some pictures from last Summer and found these...look at Dave's hair!

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Past Few Months

We have had a ton of snow this winter! Dave and I decided to make a life size snowman. It turned out to be a scary snowman. We took this picture before Christmas and now we have about twice as much snow here in Provo.

We went caroling during Christmas break. We were the Graham family singers.
The boys also went a bit crazy. They were just trying to show off those sexy bods.

We had a wonderful New Year's Eve bash at Kevin and Helena's place. Here is the fam celebrating the new year.

We ended our little vacation to California at the beach. Doesn't this look like paradise? We truly miss everything about California! We can't wait to move back in about 7 years!