Posted by: thatjen | July 30, 2005

While we’re away

We have a few diversions for your amusement:

A Brief History of [Kitchen Renovation] Time. Enjoy a picture tour of how and why we ended up with the fabulous, but unintended, kitchen we have today.

Our knitting gallery. Jen took up knitting in January to cope with grief, boredom, and a really, really boring grad class. A few weeks later, Cait got the flu, decided she felt too sick to read but that teaching herself to knit would be JUST the thing, and we were off to the races. We have knit our hopes and love into booties, blankets, and odds and ends for our future child and children of friends.

A Puzzle. Y’all seem like brainy types. We thought we’d give you a little brain teaser to keep you occupied. Home-baked goodies to the first one to solve the puzzle!


  1. Oh my god, I’m so excited for you!

    Maureen (FF)

  2. And Maureen is da winna!

    Your report card comment will read: Good problem solving skills. Attentive to detail. Works quickly!

    Goodies forthcoming. PM me your address!

  3. Actually, Shelli tipped us off (very discretely) on the board. And since you’re heading her way anyway, she should get the goodies. It was a very clever puzzle and an even better message!


  4. Lurker here to say congratulations – I hope this is it for two well deserving parents. Will anxiously wait for updates over the next 9 months.

  5. YAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was taking a real life exam or I woulda been first. Pout.

    I have EVERYTHING crossed for you!

    Wow oh wow oh wow…. I have to start a baby quilt. Any color or theme requests?

  6. Woo Hoo!!! OMG!!! I’m so HAPPY for you both.

    I don’t get the Emily part though??????

  7. How do you go from Zero ___ God, not to mention the rest, to a baby?? Your blog’s purpose seems to be making me look daft! And I don’t even care bcs, see, baby!

    BABY! The smart ones say baby and that is good enough for me, MAZAL TOV!!!

  8. So, not a “zero”. An “oh”. OH. And, there were links, rather obvious you’d think they’d be but noooo, some of us apparently cannot see links!

    ___ ___ ___, ___ ___ REALLY ___!!!

  9. YAY!!! OMG – I wish you both all the best – FX FX FX for you!!!!

    and NOW I get the puzzle… I was hung up on the Emily thing until I realized I had to change the year – wondering why Emily, whoever she is, was getting so much attention here (and was thinking if Jen & Cait were fake names… ;-))


  10. I already got the goodies, and got to hear the news in person, so I am automatically “disqualified” 🙂

  11. Thanks for all the congratulations. Jen’s dad was the funniest reaction so far. “On purpose?” No, Dad, see there was this flying sperm….

  12. Am so thrilled for you both!
    May it be the stickiest bean the world has ever known…
    Hoping for a completely uneventful 9 months ahead for you.


  13. This is great great news. I wish you both all the best. Congratulations again!

  14. Wow congrats to both of you.

  15. Wow, love your knitting projects – very impressive! And the kitchen looks incredible.

    Good luck with the end of wait. I am so hoping for good news.

  16. Oh – OK, now I get it! I was ignoring the puzzle. I hate puzzles. But this one is great!

    Congratulations – just wonderful! Very very best of luck.

  17. Congratulations Jen and Cait!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  18. “ON PURPOSE”?! That is hysterical!

  19. Holy @#$%!!! What totally FABULOUS news (I admit, I didn’t think to check the puzzle until reading Cathy’s post at FF). Congrats girls! FX (& legs & toes, eyes, etc.) –bee (FF)

  20. Yahooooooooooo!!!!
    Many Congrats to you both!!!
    I can hardly wait to hear your new story unfold! Take good care! =)

  21. WOW! You guys got me there! What a fantastic surprise! Well, I guess it wasn’t a surprise…unless there really were flying sperm…

  22. Just here to report that Jen’s second Beta was 71 – WOOOOOHOOOOO!

  23. You never know what those flying sperm can do! As someone who has never known a lesbian in my life, your blog is very informative. 😉


  24. YAY YAY YAY!

    I wasn’t reading blogs while in Europe, so I am happy to have solved the puzzle now that I am home. I am just so happy for you both.

  25. Damn, if I come back to news like this after a blog break, I need to leave more often !!!!!!!!!!!


  26. AMAZING! It took me forever to actually go try the puzzle because I didn’t really think it would be about this – but I’m SOOO happy for you!

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