Sunday, June 8, 2008

What up

Soo..some of you may be wondering what has been up with CforCooking. It's been forever and a day since I have posted and for a semi good reason. I was sitting in class writing a post for class when the database became corrupted and I couldn't recover it. At that point I decided that I was through hosting a blog in my own databases...just not worth the time, aggravation and general pain in the butt that upgrading the software/databases. Combine that with 2 needy classes and I was swamped through April and May. When I was in China, my roommate told me that 2008 was going to be a big year for me and he was totally right. To date 2008 has included:

  • Working on our new house (new deck, new kitchen!)
  • Going to China
  • Purchase of a Big Green Egg which I'm very much blaming on Wiliam Conway
  • Leaving my job of 9 1/2 years to go to a smaller financial software company
  • Completing my grad classes and graduating with my MBA on May 17th!
  • Birth of my niece on April 17th
Now...all of that is some pretty cool stuff but it pales in comparison to the bigger news that we received. Turns out that Steph and I are expecting our first child!! The due date is 12/31/08 and we couldn't be happier. I've set up a website that will hopefully keep family and friends informed and will get Stephanie in the blogging game. The website is BforBaby.net and is very much beta right about now...however, we do have about 6 months to get it going :)

As for this site...since I've bought my egg I've been participating in some yummy BBQ/Grill action on my egg. So much so, that I'll be shifting the focus of the site for a while to grilling/BBQ'ing....so get ready for some fun times and if you have any suggestions for the site please let me know!

18 comments:

Brilynn said...

Looking forward to see what you'll be grilling up, good to see you back!

cooknkate said...

A Baby!!! Yeah! Congrats to you both.

I have really been itchin' to see what you come up with on the egg.....

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Sounds like lot of great news with your family! Congratulations! Looking forward to sampling some BBQ, too.

Jann said...

Yeah!!!!Congrats to you both! You have been busy, I mean. really busy.......all such great news. Thanks for sharing and great to read you again!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Well that's fabulous news, Jeff! Your first baby! I am so happy for you both. Wishing you all the best,
Susan.

Wind said...
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Wind said...

Hi Jeff - haven't heard from you for a long time, but wow! Congrats to you both. BTW, 8 is a good number in Chinese culture and it seems you have a lot of good luck in this year already.

Windy

JLBinChicago said...

Jeff - I sent you an email, but also wanted to pass along that the Williams-Sonoma Grilling cookbook is great. Just don't make the cornbread (I would make the Barefoot Contessa Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread instead:)). The steak fajita recipe is amazing - you can make a portabello one for Steph with the same marinade (did this for my veg mother-in-law).

Anali said...

Congratulations with all the good news, especially the baby! Glad to see you back!

Annie K. Nodes said...

Congrats to you and your family! Our little guy is 9 months old and he's brought so much joy. Here's wishing Stephanie a healthy pregnancy.

Katie said...

Congratulations!! What exciting news.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Welcome back, Jeff -- and congratulations on your news! Best get lots of blogging done before baby arrives....

Helene said...

What a year. Congratulations for the new baby. That's exciting and good news.

Moon said...

Oh, there you are. I kept looking on C for Cooking and couldn't figure why you'd stopped blogging. Glad we have a place to find you and Stephanie especially since there is a little bun in the oven.

maltese parakeet said...

congrats on all of the happy changes in your life! glad to see you back online again. does this mean skwerls are the new monkays?

sailaja said...

That's great news.:) Congratulations! Wishing Step a safe pregnancy.

learp17 said...

Was wondering what happened to the other blog. This is great, I am trying to convince Ari that we need an egg too. ;)

Yay re: the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Congrats on your big news! I've been a parent for 13+ years and would never give up the experience.