Thoughts, out loud, that probably should of been left inside my head....

Monday, November 26, 2007

I thought the day would never come.

Today, Jeff and I officially became homeowners!! We signed our lives away for our beautiful 3/2, 1858 sq. ft. house! We'll be mailing out change of address cards to everyone soon and also info about a housewarming/Jeff bday party! We've already had our first guests (i.e. Aunt Kathy, Aunt Eileen and my cuz, Em!). Here's some pics of us after closing and a picture of our house!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Hello all! Sorry to get this post off so late, but we've been busy the past few days and I wanted to wait till I had pictures to post. Unfortunately, our original plans of going to San Francisco were postponed. We are set to close on our house tomorrow (Monday) and we wanted to watch our spending before we are set to give away all our $$$ then! Instead we headed to Houston to see Jeff's family. This actually worked out because we were able to see our new niece, Elise. She's super tiny and very beautiful.
We also got to spend some time with our 2-year old niece, Clara, which Jeff and I both enjoyed! We always wonder if she'll remember us because we live so far away and don't come in that often, but it was really nice to see that she does know us! "Uncle Jeff" had a good time "jumping" with her and I got to play all kinds of games!

I missed seeing my brother and spending some quality time with the whole family - but I've been reassured he's coming in for Christmas and I can see him then! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Hope ya'lls was equally enjoyable!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Another addition to the Koenig family!

Elise Koenig was born today, November 19th, weighing in at 6lbs 12oz and measuring 18.5 inches long. Congratulations to Rick & Lauren - we can't wait to see her in a few days!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Anxiously anticipating....

*holding my breath until post November 30th*

details to come if it all works out.....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Inside Joke

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Wow - it's been awhile. I'll spare my usual excuses. There's been some changes in the past few weeks in my life. Notably, my firm was bought out and I am now an employee for Jacobs Engineering. C & B was 3,200 employees nationwide - Jacobs is 49,000 international. So we are joining up with a pretty large company. I look forward to the opportunities that are sure to come!

Over the past few months, I've been participating in a weight loss challenge. The goal was the first person to lose 10% wins and everything was based on the honor policy. While I didn't win, I did end up losing 9 lbs. Tack that on to my previous 10lbs lost and I've lost a total of 19lbs this year. I have to give myself a pat on the back for that. However, since the contest ended two weeks ago, I'm pretty sure I've gained back at least half (just kidding, but not really). So, to keep everyone going smoothly through the holidays, round 2 of the weight loss challege starts tomorrow. This time, I'm going to give it 150%. I need to exercise more, that's for sure (last time my effort was poor to say the least). But, for motivation, I'm posting a pic of me that was taken at the end of 2003 after I had lost close to 30lbs!! I was about 2lbs heavier than my high school weight and I was "IN SHAPE" which is what I'm trying to be again. The picture isn't the best as far as poses go, but I like to look at this and realize that I CAN be this skinny again. So, next time you see me, I'll be on my way to achieving this goal!