08/17/09 - We're going to Australia to visit Uluru!
Most of you may know it as Ayers Rock, but the
native word for it is Uluru. This is one
thing we never go to do while living in Sydney
so we're really excited to finally see it!

12/12/08 - We're going to Australia for Christmas!
We'll be in Australia to visit my parents for
Christmas. We're actually going after the 25th,
but we'll get to celebrate Christmas and New
Years while we're there. The fireworks on
Sydney harbour are always unbelievable!

11/08/08 - Stephanie got a new car!
Stephanie's Audi TT was starting to be a
hassle and need expensive repairs all the time.
We found a good deal on a gently used 06
Infiniti G35x which should be great for
commuting and the winters here.

05/05/08 - Stephanie has a new job!
Stephanie has just accepted a new job with H&M!
She'll be working as a merchandiser for their
new University Village store. She will have a
couple months (months!) of training in California
before starting here in August. I'll miss her!

2/15/08 - Thomas has a new job!
I've just accepted a new job with Microsoft!
I'll be working in a mobile service group
and haven't been this passionate about a job
in years! This is a great change and a
fantastic opportunity for me!

10/15/07 - Moved in to our new townhouse!
After what seemed like an eternity, we finally
moved in to our new townhouse! We are really
excited to finally own a home and are
realizing we don't have anywhere near enough
furniture, even for this little place!

07/11/07 - Townhouse Delay!
It looks like there will be a slight delay
with our new townhouse in Bothell. The new
move in date should be around the end of September.
Looks like Stephanie has even more time to look
for new furniture! Oh no!

05/20/07 - Thomas and Stephanie found a new house!
We have found a wonderful townhouse in Bothell
that is in the process of being built.
It is in a fantastic location and has some
excellent features and fantastic build quality
we were looking for. We should be moving in by
August!

04/15/07 - Thomas and Stephanie are home!
Thomas and Stephanie have returned home!
We are now back in Washington State and
are really enjoying catching up with friends
and family. We already miss Sydney, but it
is wonderful to be home as well. We'll be
house hunting for a place to live soon.

06/11/04 - Thomas and Stephanie are getting MARRIED!
Thomas and Stephanie are getting married!
Thomas and Stephanie got engaged
on April 30th of 2004 and are to be married
on August 6th of 2005 at Top of the Market
in downtown Seattle. Visit the Wedding page for
more information on the event!

04/05/04 - Thomas and Stephanie have moved to Australia!
Thomas and Stephanie recently moved to Australia!
Thomas was given an opportunity to pursue
an expatriate position for two years in
sunny Australia and has taken the job!
Thomas and Stephanie have updated their contact info.

10/13/04 - Thomas is looking for jobs!
Thomas Fennel is actively looking for a job!
Please see his pages for more information on his
career and to have a look at his resume. As
always, feel free to contact him.

7/15/04 - Heather and Brian and introducing...
Breckin Hadley! Congratulations on a
beautiful, healthy baby boy!

4/30/04 - Thomas and Stephanie got engaged!!!
Thomas asked Stephanie to marry him on
April 30th, 2004. Go to the pictures
to see some of the fun they had that weekend!

6/01/03 - Thomas and Stephanie have moved!
Thomas and Stephanie have both recently
graduated from WSU and have moved to
Troy, MI, where Thomas has taken
a job with EDS. The contact page has been
updated with new information as well!

2/16/03 - The Contact Page has been updated!
The Contact Page has been updated with the most
current contact information available for the
Fennel Family. Please stop by and have a look...
and maybe drop one of us a line!

 FennelFamily.com

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Who is this guy?!

Where to start...probably at the beginning!

I was born in Silver Springs, Marylaynd. My dad worked for a company called Control Data Corporation (CDC) who offered him a contract job for ESCOM in South Africa! So, at 6 months old, I was taken to one of the most amazing countries on the planet. While we were there, my parents truly enjoyed their expatriate experience. The company was great about paying for fligths home to see family, and the best part was that we could stop in any country we wanted on the way to and from the States. By the time I was 3 years old, I had seen almost every country in Europe! When I was 4 1/2 my parents returned to the United States with enough money to buy a house in Minnesota.

I can hardly remember Minnesota...except for the fact that it was cold. Dad continued to work for CDC there for 2 years, at which point he accepted a great offer to work for Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama.

We were back in the South! My parents are originally from Georgia, so they liked being back closer to home. My dad worked for several different areas within Boeing while we were in Hunstville, but the most exciting was the work he did with the International Space Station. Huntsville was a space town and this was central to what it was about. I mean, my elementary school was named after the shuttle Challenger and my high school was named after an astronaut -- Grissom! Hunstville was a great place to do most of my growing up. I made some really great friends there that I continue to talk to today. After 8 years in Alabama, my dad took another position with Boeing in the Pacific Northwest. We were off to Seattle!

I was about 15 when we came to Washington. We ended up moving to a town called North Bend, which is about 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. It was a gorgeous place, with an incredible mountain (Mount Si) stuck right in the middle. Unfortunately, it rained more than anywhere I've ever been. I finished out my 2 remaining years of High School at Mt. Si High School and then moved to my home for the next 4 years...Pullman Washington.

GO COUGS!!! I was in Pullman attending Washington State University (WSU) for 4 years. My freshman year of college was spent in misery in a dorm and in a major that was just plain wrong for me. After changing my major from Mechanical Engineering to Management Information Systems and moving off campus, life changed dramatically for me. I graduated from WSU with an Honors Degree in MIS in May of 2003. Real life begins...

In 2003 I took a job in Troy, MI with EDS as a wireless network engineer. Life in Michigan was ok, but the winters were tough at times. It was a long ways from Washington and from our families, but we managed to get home to see them often enough. My parents took a position in Australia and Steph's parents are living in Spokane.

So...that's about it for now. If you would like to know more about what makes me tick, check out my Interests page. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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