I warned the guy at the printing company: “I’m probably going to cry when I come pick up the first book. Is that okay?” He was nice enough to say that he wouldn’t blame me if I did. When he emailed this morning to let us know he had a proof copy ready for us to come look at, I almost flipped! (But I didn’t cry. Aren’t you proud?)
We hurried and got the boys going on their school work, then Matt and I headed to the printer to take a look. When we got there, they handed the book to me, and once again, I didn’t cry. (Shocking!) Instead, all I could do is smile non-stop. We looked through it page by page, discussing with them any changes that needed to be made, which thankfully, were very few.
I am so happy to share that this book, in its professionally printed and spiral bound form, is everything I pictured it and desired it to be – only better! We brought it home, and I continued to look over it – loving how convenient and helpful it is going to be to have in the kitchen with me.
I needed an excuse to use it right away. :) Thankfully, I had some black bananas that needed to be put to good use. Banana Muffins it is!
I love that the book will open up and sit flat on my kitchen counter while I’m reading a recipe. I love that as I’m reading it I can flip pages back and hold it easily. I love that is such high quality. And I love that it will soon be ready to ship to you!
Here’s the plan: We leave for Kansas City, Branson, and Springfield on Thursday morning. There will be a few printed copies ready for us to pick and up and take with us on the road to have available at our Meet and Greet events. Then, when we get home from our travels, we should be able to pick up the remaining printed copies and mail them out on Wednesday (the 20th) to all those who have pre-ordered!
So, the sooner you order, the sooner you’ll receive your book. Our goal is to have envelopes ready for those who have pre-ordered so that your copies can go out next week as soon as we pick up the books. Don’t forget that you’ll receive a $10 pre-order bonus if you purchase before March 19!
As for me, I’ll be getting envelopes ready for shipment, preparing for our trip, and thanking God that He made all of this happen. He is so good!