Date: July 20, 2013 10:30 pm Title: October 2, 2014
I'm so happy to see this updated!!! I've been loving this story and following Jim and Pam's adventure in Austin! And I'm so happy Pam is working with her art finally :). I can't wait to see where they go next!!!
Date: July 13, 2013 09:21 pm Title: August 9, 2014
I am reading and enjoying this. It's strange knowing Jim and Pam will never be around again, so this makes up for that. Thanks for taking the time and keeping them alive.:)
Author's Response: Yay! Thanks so much for the comment :) I'm just not ready to give these guys up for good, so I can't help but keep going and get the last of my JAM ideas out. Ugh. I miss them. -more_awake
Date: July 11, 2013 10:42 pm Title: October 2, 2014
Ah, Pam's finally in the art business. Hurray! Thanks to both of you for posting another chapter. I didn't realize it till I saw the note on the boards. Raced right over here to read it. You write it so well - are you two living with them?
Author's Response: Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! I definitely wished this family was real and that I was living with them - in a non-creepy way, of course. I'm really happy you liked it. - Dedeen
Date: July 07, 2013 01:42 am Title: August 9, 2014
This won't be long since I'm not feeling well but I really enjoyed this and really even just the idea of it is intiquing. I admit that I really love that you seem to have the kids ages right because for some reason it really bothers me that in mpst stories that mention the kids either as far as what is going on with the kids or mentioning the age or one or both of them people seem to really get them wrong. I don't know if it's Cece coming soon after the wedding and Phillip being close in age to Cece, I don't know what it is but it just seems just about impossible so I LOVE that you got them right. THe house and neighborhood actually sound pretty much exactly like what I can imagine for Jim and Pam so I love that. Oh and I love that Cece is apparently at least wanting to follow in mommy's footsteps with the art stuff. You mentioned Pam's job hunt and I just want to throw out there, Jim and Pam have always adored working together. I will always remember Jim's words (well not his exact words but the gist of them) in the episode Mrs. California where he talks about how much he loves working with his wife and it makes his day so much better and how much he hated that he couldn't see her then because she was on maternity leave. Certainly Athleap (My goodness I have to say IMO Athlead was SO much bettwer!) would have use for either an Office administator or someone to do artistic stuff or even graphic design. I know that Pam failed that one class at Pratt but certainly the comany could hire her and they could even probably be the ones to put pay for her to retake that class and finish her degree. I'd just love to see those two working together again especially since they seem to thrive on the time together and heck, Pam could even do it part time and maybe even continue her mural business she started back in Scranton on the side. All she's need to get going on that is to do a mural or two in their home, maybe Philip's room and the kids playroom and then have a mom or teo see what Pam did and boom, she's in business. Anyhow, sorry, hope you don't mind me throwing ideas out there. I truly HATE thinking of Jim and Pam NOT working together. Oh and if they did work together then I bet they could even work it out so that Pam and the kids if they wanted, would be able to accompany Jim in those rare trips. Anyhow I love so many of the things you included like Skyping with the relatives, I'm sure it's going to really take Cece time to adjust especially when it seems that Pam's mom especially but really it seems the both Jim and Pam's families were very close with their family so it's probably going to be an adjustment even for Jim and Pam. I can't wait to see what's ahead for their adorable little family. I don't know about others but I hope maybe we'll hear that now with them having a little breathing room and I would imagine Jim is making a fair amount of money, especially being the brains behind the entire company, so I'm hoping we'll hear that the Halpert family will be having at least one more baby, hopefully more. (I don't know why but I've always imagined Jim and Pam with a big family. Maybe it's because my best friend's marriage is SO much loke Jim and Pam's and they have a large family. They are the only family I've ever known that I can honestly say they are so happy and love each other so much that if you dropped just their family on a deserted island they would still be happy and content. Most other families I know would kill each other!!!) Anyhow, can't wait to see what's in store.
Oh and thank you so much for keeping the archives going. Just because the show is over ::::SOB:::: doesn't mean their stories have to end. I have a story I REALLY want to write but I confess, I'm just terrified to post something and have people see just how awful I am as an author. I SO admire those of you that not only do it but do it SO well! Keep up the great work!
Author's Response: I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to respond to this. I wanted to write a response that addressed all of this stuff, but I moved recently, and that was sort of a nightmare. As far as the kids being of the correct age, I've always known what age the kids are (my cousin's two girls are the same ages as Cece and Philip), but because I don't interact with kids that age very often, I'm not sure what they act like. Dedeen has definitely helped me out a bit with that so that not only are their ages stated correctly but that they also act their age. And yes-- I wanted to make Cece a little version of her mommy. I can just see Pam being so proud of her daughter and encouraging her talent in a way that her own parents may not have when she was growing up. I'm not sure exactly what direction we're going to take Pam's career. One idea I had was that in addition to painting murals, she might also teach children's art courses at the gallery she works at. I remember that Jenna's backstory for Pam included a bit about how she was majoring in education with a minor in art. I think she would do great with something like that. Aaand as for Baby #3... I also want that to happen, but I'm not quite sure how it will fit in. We haven't discussed it, but I'd say it's pretty likely to be written in to this because who doesn't love pregnant Pam or Jim holding a newborn? hehe Anyway, thank you so, so much for the comment. I'll keep your suggestions in mind. :) -more_awake
Date: July 06, 2013 08:39 pm Title: August 9, 2014
I've been having a tough time letting go, so this story is just perfect for me! I love reading a little bit from Pam's perspective what they have been up to in Austin and how they have been dealing with the transition. It all reads so realistic! I can't wait to see what else is in store for the Halperts as they continue they Austin adventure!
Author's Response: I've been having trouble letting go, too, so since no one else has written anything like this, I decided to go for it because I miss them and just can't be done yet. I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for reading/commenting! :)
Date: July 06, 2013 06:14 am Title: August 9, 2014
Love it so far! I've lived in Austin since I was 7, so let me know if you need some Austin-specific tips! (Hint: It's hot and freakin' humid.)
Author's Response: Thank you! :) That would be really helpful because I know nothing about Austin. I lived in Dallas for a year when I was really little, and the move there is what inspired the airplane scene in this chapter. haha. I don't remember much of Texas at all, though, so if you have any ideas for something they should do or experience that is quintessentially Austin, that would be awesome! -more_awake
Date: July 05, 2013 09:31 pm Title: August 9, 2014
New writing!! Yes! Thanks so much- I hope you continue with this- I would love to read more. So nice to have some post-Office stuff-- really lovely work. THANKS!
Author's Response: You're welcome! Thank you for reading/commenting! :) The two of us are going to go back-and-forth writing sections, and we'll see how far we can get before people either lose interest or we run out of ideas. But. There will definitely be more at some point. -more_awake
Date: July 05, 2013 07:14 am Title: August 9, 2014
Thank you for this. I've been waiting to hear from them and hear how they're doing. So glad to hear they're enjoying their new home and job. Since they have only each to depend on, I'm sure they'll grow closer than ever. Thanks again for this letter from 'the kids.' It was beautifully written!
Author's Response: Glad you liked it! :) I know I've been missing them, so I just had to make something up. haha I'm not sure how many of these there will be, but I'm hoping there's enough interest to keep it going for a little while. Thank you for reading!! -more_awake