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Welcome to our blog!

Danny and I decided to keep a blog about what we are doing in our lives back when we were planning our wedding. So many of our friends and family live in other cities, states, countries, (continents!) that we wanted a way to share our lives, wedding planning, and adventures with them. Now that the wedding is over (it was amazing!) we decided to keep the blog going. Please make sure to come visit our website often, and make sure to leave lots of comments!

About Us


Danny grew up in Danville, CA. He played volleyball throughout high school, and at the University of Oregon where he attended college. He graduated with a BA in History and a minor in Business. He now lives in Pleasanton, CA with his beautiful wife, two crazy kitties, and silly puppy. He is currently teaching high school Economics, AP Economics and World Geography.

He is currently trying to keep the new grass in the backyard alive, learning to BBQ, and starting to play the guitar again.


Stephanie grew up in El Granada, CA (near Half Moon Bay). She graduated from Lewis and Clark College, in Portland Oregon, with a BA in Chemistry. In 2008 earned her MS in Chemistry from the University of Oregon. From October 2008 - April 2009 she attended The Professional Culinary Institute in Campbell, California. She is currently teaching high school Chemistry and AP Chemistry. She now lives in Pleasanton, CA with her amazing husband, two crazy cats, and silly puppy

She is currently trying to keep her garden alive, teaching herself to quilt, and enjoying moving into her brand new classroom.

Harley and Zoe

Harley and Zoe are the two crazy kitties. Harley is 3 years old, and Zoe is 2 years old.

Harley enjoys eating massive amounts of grass, sleeping, bothering her sister, putting her toys in strange places, and sitting on her daddy's shoulders.

Zoe enjoys talking incessantly, running as fast as she can through the house, climbing the window/sliding door screens, and banging her head into things.


We met in September 2007. Stephanie was starting her Masters Program at the University of Oregon and Danny was starting his senior year there. Stephanie took some summer courses with one of Danny's friends, who promptly adopted her into their group. Unbeknownst to both Danny and Stephanie, their mutual friend was plotting to set them up before they even met! They started dating soon after they met, and have been so happy ever since.

In October 2008, Danny and Stephanie went to Europe together for two weeks. They went to Amsterdam, Vienna, and Prague. It was truely amazing. After two weeks, Stephanie had to go back to the USA to start culinary school. Danny stayed for two extra weeks in Italy to visit some family friends. While he was in Italy he realized that he was seeing all sorts of amazing sites, and visiting all sorts of beautiful places...but he wished he could have been sharing the experiences with Stephanie. It was then that he decided that he never wanted to visit a new place without Stephanie there to share it with. So he decided to ask her to marry him when he got back!

October 23, 2008 was the 1 year, 1 month, and 1 day anniversary of Danny and Stephanie starting to date. Danny took Stephanie up to Coit Tower in San Fransisco for the sunset, got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes! If you want to read more about it click HERE

Danny and Stephanie got married on June 06, 2009 in Warrenton, Oregon in a small brick chuch, and had an amazing outdoor reception at her parents' house.

They are now enjoying fixing up their townhouse and looking forward to whatever big adventure happens to be next.

Funny chain email that my mom sent me

I thought this was really, really, funny!  I think he makes some really good points 😉

I love this Doctor….. 



Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?

 A: The heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it… Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart is not going to make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.


 Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

 A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. What are these? Vegetables. So, steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chops can give 100% recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.


 Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

 A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine. That means they take water out of fruity bit; get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain.. Bottoms up!


Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: If you have a body and you have fat, ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, ratio is two to one, etc.


 Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

 A: Cannot think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No Pain…Good!


Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?

 A: YOU ARE NOT LISTENING!!! …. Foods fried in vegetable oil. How is getting more vegetables bad for you?


 Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

 A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only do sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.


Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: You crazy? HELLO. Cocoa beans! Vegetable!!! Cocoa beans are the best feel-good food around!


Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.


 Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! ‘Round’ is shape!


Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.




For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies:


 1. The Japanese eat very little fat —–And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat—–And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

 3. The Chinese drink very little red wine—–And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

 4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine—–And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

 5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats—–And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.



Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

I’m hooked!

Wasn’t sure I was going to like the second one. So far so good!


Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins

Asked to (Chaperone) the Prom

I came out to my car this afternoon to find this on my windshield :-)



Baby E’s Blanket

Danny’s cousin, Robbie, and his wife, Chrissy, are having a baby boy in July. The nursery colors are grey, yellow, and blue. This is the start of the quilt I am making for him. I am almost ready to sandwich it and start the quilting.




Birthday flowers

I am so spoiled :-)