Monday, March 30, 2009

Hot off the presses

It's always exciting to see the FedEx or UPS guy drive up our driveway, but I have to admit that when it's a book being delivered, the excitement is mixed with nervousness. I spend upwards of a hundred hours on each blog book and about twenty hours getting images ready and designing the layout for a photography book.

My biggest fear is that something will be wrong -that I'll have to get in touch with the printer and do through the hassle of getting a book reprinted. It doesn't happen very often, but it's never fun when it does.

A blog book arrived today and I couldn't get the packaging off fast enough. I was surprised by how thick it was compared to a 40 page book. See?

Jenny and Joel - here's a sneak peak at a few of the 314 pages that will arrive on your door step soon....



  1. B-E-A-Utiful as always. How is the MckFamily one coming?

  2. Oh my goodness...that it AWESOME!! It turned out amazing! Very nice work, MamaBear!! :)

    Thanks for e-mailing back. I'm still PRAYING!

    Jess :)

  3. How wonderful! I bet it's a wonderful read--I love their blog! I'd love to read one of your books in person!

  4. So that's what a 314 page book looks like. It's really thick! I'm sure they can't wait to get it. Lucky guys!

  5. AWESOME! I can not wait to do one... I'll have to ask you to be my mentor. :)


  6. The book looks amazing!! You are very talented.

  7. Cool, cool, cool. I'm so excited for mine...

  8. Hi, Mama Bear! Wow!!!! Joel and Jenny's book is sooooo amazing. Thank you thank you thank you for all your time and craft you put into each page! This will be a family heirloom no doubt!! Can't wait to get my hands on it too! :)
    Excited for Jen & Joel,
    "Aunt Shanyn" (the one getting married to my wonderful Tim on the first sneak page - "Happy Day O Happy Day" - that you posted for J&J)

  9. We got the book in the mail a few days ago and I am still pouring over every page. It is perfect. Amazing. I can't wait to do year number two--I'll let you know when we're ready:) Jen


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