S: The Biggest Year of Our Lives
1: The Broaden's Biggest Year... | 2011
3: We rang the New Year in starting at Sopra restaurant followed by The Baker's House | Jeff and Thuong came up from Chicago for the fun filled night! | 2010
4: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
5: Great Friends... Great Family... Great Times!
7: Annual Jaycee Christmas Party
8: Three Years of Happiness!
9: The Annual J.C Christmas Party 2011
12: In January, we found out we were GOING TO BE PARENTS!!! We were beyond excited! | We found out we were having a GIRL, and decided to name her Tegan. An Irish name meaning "Beautiful."
13: David | Brooke
14: We celebrated David's 34th birthday with a delicious sushi dinner....
15: Happy Birthday David
17: Followed by a weekend hotel stay in Milwaukee where family was waiting to celebrate. | Bennihanas
18: We played with mustache tattoos all night, that were a gift from Jeff.
19: We went to Lucille's piano bar in Milwaukee, and had a lot of fun trying to keep our pregnancy a secret. David would order "cosmos" that were really just cranberry juice and apple juice mixed with sprite. We pulled it off and nobody knew! We stayed at the Metro Hotel downtown for a romantic getaway! | Feb 2011
20: Bonnie and Matt Koski's wedding. Milwaukee
21: We attended 7 weddings in 2011. Being pregnant for 6 of them made for a rough summer. We still had a great time, but cashed out early and drove home in the snow storm.
22: In March during our trip to California, Dave drove to a romantic location looking over the mountains, and got down on one knee and proposed!!! It was amazingly perfect!
23: Brooke & David
27: At the annual Big Ticket Bingo event, we were lucky enough to win the grand prize of $5,000. It would come in handy with a wedding and baby on the way! | Brooke used all pink chips in hope to bring on "girl vibes" for when we found out our baby's sex a few weeks later. The winning number G-57 she finally picked blue. :)
28: On Mother's day, and only one week before our wedding, Brooke took a short trip to the emergency room after slicing the tip of her finger off with a mandolin slicer. | Lucky for her finger, she made a full recovery! | Poor David managed to get poison Ivy 3 times this summer while trying to get rid of the overgrown hillside in the yard. | OUCH! | Bad Luck!
29: Emsley the dragon! | Our Mother's day festivities picked up right where they left off. We were back from the ER within an hour! | Rarr
30: Our Rehearsal Dinner was held at Brooke's Grandma's home in Twin Lakes.
31: We had a wonderful evening with friends and family and had a chance to relax the night before our wedding.
32: We feel lucky to have so many wonderful people in our lives....
34: May 13th, 2011 David gave the groomsmen fishing poles and Brooke gave the bridesmaid small Coach purses. We had an amazing prime rib dinner catered by Chad Bittner.
36: Awesome Friends... | Dan Gave a very sentimental, Tear Jerker speech
40: Brooke's parents gave some magical words of advice and some wonderful presents before we headed to bed for one last night of rest before our wedding..
41: Before We Say "I Do"
42: Vickie & Steve | Smile
44: May 14, 2011
45: In May, the 3.5 year wait was over, and we finally got married!!! We planned our wedding in only 60 days. | Love | Forever
46: Our Wedding
48: We unexpectedly lost our newest addition Zeke after he got a systemic infection following a small dog bite to his face. Although he was only around for a little over a year, he was an amazing addition to our family. | Rufffff
49: MISSING ZEKE | He taught us a lot about parenting, and helped prepare us for baby Tegan to arrive later that fall. We sure do miss him a lot. | so sick
50: Sara's wedding in Milwaukee
51: "Congrats Sara and Chris Singley!!!! | Brooke's good friend and Coworker from Froedtert Hospital.
52: MINNESOTA JUNE 2011 KELLY AND JUSTIN'S LEY'S WEDDING
54: ,M I N N E S O T A
55: K E L L Y & J U S T I N | M I N N E S O T A
58: Father's Day in Minnesota
59: Mike's new Tie and Dan's new socks....
60: Our Surprise Trip To Colorado.... From David! | We hit up an art festival while we were there. It was a great weekend getaway, and a MUCH needed trip! | Arrrrrg!
61: Wiener Mobile..... | Big Fat....what?
62: Mike & Sarah took us to our first rockies game.
63: HAppy 4th of july! | With The Best Fireworks Show Ever! | Super Fan
64: While we were out visiting Mike and Sarah, we got the AMAZING NEWS that they were expecting another baby!!! After losing baby Thomas Daniel in February hours after being born, we were all excited for their new journey!!!
65: After finding out baby Tommy had multi-system organ failure, Little Tommy D" made his trip to heaven on Feb. 3rd, 2011. Our newest angel in the sky!
66: Mark & Jean Yunker | July 30 2011
68: Mario & Heidi Romero | Dave's long time friend and coworker from Martin. | Brooke & Heidi apparently had great taste in wedding dresses, as they were coincidently the exact same dress. :) | Mario was once one of David's roommates
69: The Wedding was fit with a mariachi band. | It was our first night away from Tegan as new parents. It was scary, but we had a WONDERFUL time!
70: Fistler-Wayman Wedding. Chicago August 2011
72: Chicago 2011
74: Blessed with a beautiful baby girl..........precious........healthy.........perfect........ | Tegan Mae Broaden September 12, 2011 6lbs 13oz; 20inches long
77: Our Baby Girl.
80: After Dave was diagnosed with Lymes disease, he had difficulty breathing and was unable to lay down on his back. For over 8 weeks, David slept sitting upright in the "Indian Style" position. Finally after being hospitalized for a week at St. Lukes Medical Center in Milwaukee, he was given a Bi-pap machine that allowed him to sleep in bed again. Dave was diagnosed with a paralyzed Phrenic nerve in his diaphragm, and only had 30% lung function.
81: Tegan came to visit David in the hospital almost every day. She missed her daddy and was getting up every hour at night with him gone! | The Doctors couldn't tell us if this would be a permanent injury or not. They tried IV Immunoglobulin treatments to see if the nerve would re-grow. They told us that insurance might not cover it, and it was between $15,000-$20,000 a bag. Dave Got a course of 5 treatments while in the hospital and 3 more after being discharged. Thankfully, our insurance never rejected the claim and they paid for each treatment.
82: Mike & Diane Trankle 9-10-11
84: "Thanksgiving Day will soon be here It comes around but once a year If I could only have my way, We'd have Thanksgiving every day." | Dodgeville Holidays 2011
86: We found out that Emma had Cancer and needed surgery to remove it. After a painful operation, we found out they could not remove part of it.
87: It seemed like we had a string of bad luck with things breaking...
88: Our first Broaden Christmas 2011
90: Our First Christmas as a Family....
91: Tegan's First pair of Christmas Pajamas.... | We didn't want a Christmas theme.... and thought these were a perfect moto for the year. Although we had a lot of ups and downs in 2011, Life is Still Good.... So we got these pajamas for Tegan as her Christmas Pajamas.
93: Dan and Betty were able to share Christmas day with us in lake Geneva. They sure out-did themselves buying gifts, and we were delighted to have them with us for our first Christmas as a family.
94: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
95: Dave has been wanting Brooke to try out for American Idol....so he surprised her with a Karaoke machine.
96: January: We found out we were expecting a baby. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary February: Baby Thomas Daniel Broaden is born and became an angel. Brooke quit her part time job in Kenosha David turns 34 March:: Brooke and David travel to California Brooke and David get engaged April:: David gets poison ivy Brooke's Bachelorette Party. Dave opted not to have a Bachelor Party. Big Ticket Bingo Winners May:: We found out we were having a baby GIRL Brooke Turns 27 Brooke to the E.R for her finger! OUR WEDDING! June:: David gets poison ivy on his arms again. | 2011 Good Times and Bad...
97: July:: Zeke passes away Brooke and David travel to Colorado Mike and Sarah are expecting a baby. August:: Dave gets diagnosed with lymes disease and a paralyzed diaphragm. Our grill, space heater and lawn mower break September:: Baby Tegan is born. Team Yunker is awarded the Spirit award at the Alzheimer's walk. October:: David is hospitalized at St. Luke's Hospital for one week. Emma was diagnosed with Cancer and had surgery. We find out Mike and Sarah are expecting a GIRL. November:: Brooke accepts an ICU position at Mercy Hospital in Walworth December: The water heater finally dies. It's $1500 to replace. Brooke quits working at Froedtert after 4 years. New Years is spent at home with Brooke and Tegan sick.