We are finally moved in. It has been a stressful week. Not everything could fit onto the moving truck so we had to make two trips from Houston to Austin. Richard had to report to his new office on Friday. I stayed home and unpacked as much as I could. Next week I'll attend to unpacking and setting up my home office. We absolutely love our new neighborhood. The neighbors are really nice. They brought over cold drinks while we were setting up our porch. And we love everything about our new home. The backyard is starting to bloom for spring. I'm really excited to start planting new bulbs and prepping for my herb garden for summer. This next week I have two meetings but the following week I'll be going full speed again. I'll keep y'all posted as often as I can.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Time is ticking....We are now down to hours when we move to our new home north of Houston. I'm sad to leave Austin. It has been our home for four years and we've made so many wonderful friends here. I'll miss the restaurants and little shops downtown. I'll miss Lake Travis and the wonderful day trips to cute neighboring towns like Fredericksburg. But most of all I'll miss my friends I've made this past few years. Y'all are wonderful and please keep in touch.
Wish us luck on our new adventure.........
I had so much fun the day I went down to the Capital. Richard's company is involved in healthcare lobbying and asked if I would be interested in assisting them by talking to Represenatives & staff about supporting new healthcare laws. It was so interesting and I learned so much. I LOVE my husband's company. They are wonderful people and I can't say enough good things about them.
When we were down there we met Senator Dan Patrick. He wrote a book and we got him to sign it!!! He was so nice and allowed us to come back to his office. He was really busy that day and made time to greet us. It was the highlight of my week. I'm really happy that I was able to go. It was a great experience.
I've been asked many times if "Gigi" is my real name. The answer is NO. Gigi is not my legal name. So, why do you go by Gigi? Here's the story behind my name. My dad always wanted a daughter named, "Jenni." My mother compromised and they agreed on "Jennifer Nicole." They compromised but I didn't. When I was 2 years old and learning names I didn't agree to go by Jennifer or Jenni. I would call myself, Gigi. When my family tried to correct me I would throw a big tantrum. Everyone gave in and started calling me Gigi. When I enrolled in school I went by Jen (legal name) because there were about a million Jennifer's in my class. But my family still called me Gigi (as well as my close friends). When I began working; again there were too many Jennifer's, Jenni's, and Jen's at my company. It was getting so confusing that I went back to my nickname, "Gigi." Everyone seemed to think I was a Gigi more than a Jennifer, Jenni, or Jen anyways. And that is the story behind my name. I like to believe that I was born Jennifer Nicole but God changed my name to Gigi. He must have whispered into my ear and told me as a toddler.
A friend bought me the Gigi God's Little Princess book. The little girl's character reminds me so much of myself when I was little. I tell Richard that it was written for me. He agrees....
I must admit that our life is never boring. We're not your adverage ordinary couple. Not that we haven't tried to become adverage but our life seems to always end up like an episode of "I Dream of Jeannie." I think Jeannie and I have a lot in common (except I don't special Genie powers). But I still manage to stir up things even when I'm not trying. My poor husband is always behind me no matter what (usually cleaning up my mess) LOL!!!