The Book! on April 20, 2011 Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Other Apps Had I not looked ridiculous sitting at the end of the driveway yesterday I surely would have been sitting on the fence waiting for her arrival.We were eating an early lunch facing the front window when I saw "the truck" slow in front of our house.I jumped off my bar stool and ran to the window. .and said.. ."this is it!!!"Lunch forgotten . . we opened up the kitchen door and waved at the driver as he backed up his truck to the loading dock. The driver and the farmer moved the pallet of books from them to us.. .and I am nearly certain the truck driver had never anyone as happy to see him as he did yesterday. I smiled as I read the box . . ."Mennonite Girls Can". I said. ."I'll wait until one of the girls comes. . .and we'll break open the shipment together". Unable to hear me through the squeals. ..he took out his box cutter and broke the shrink wrap and yanked out a box.Because of his thirty some years of Safeway practice. .slid that blade across the seam and before I could protest even weakly. .the books lay revealed. To be fair .. .by that time I had already sent word to the girls that they should come.They knew that this might be the day so I had cell numbers. .land lines. ..and all other possible numbers listed and ready. Judy and Marg arrived first.I loved these photos and thought you might want to see what it looks like to set eyes for the very first time on a book that bears your name as author. Do they look pleased ?I thought so too. It has been a little like a group pregnancy. . .counting down months and then days and then finally hours with a few contractions for good measure. The two of them. . .packed up their boxes and boxes for retailers in their towns ..and off they went. Kathy came next. .and the fun began all over again. At first in a hurry to get going ... .. she settled on a stool and shared a cup of coffee and a look see with me. Then. ..Bev came. .and picked up her boxes . . and then Julie as well. Anneliese. . .will have hers soon as will Ellen and Betty and Charlotte. On Mother's Day weekend ...we will be all together celebrating properly as a group . . .signing books and enjoying this time that is once in a lifetime. Books are at the warehouses in Waterloo and Scottdale and are being packed up for all of you who have ordered. The local retailers should have their books on their shelves very shortly.We'll be doing some deliveries to local retailers this morning. If you don't see it there . ..be sure to ask. all for now .. mgcc Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Email Other Apps Comments KarinApril 20, 2011 5:39 AMCongratulations to everyone on a successful 'birth!' The baby is gorgeous! I'm sure you're all thankful and proud! God bless!ReplyDeleteMenno JewelerApril 20, 2011 5:42 AMAwesome news! Congratulations to all of you!! Perfect timing for some mother's day gifts for some special ladies in my life. :-)ReplyDeleteNikiApril 20, 2011 5:57 AMI'm so excited for you...the smiles in the photos say it all!! I'm looking forward to receiving my copy and I know I will LOVE it!Congratulations and blessings to you all,NikiReplyDeleteMillieApril 20, 2011 6:19 AMcongratulations!...and now we will wait to hear of the 2nd, 3rd,etc., printings.ReplyDeleteFionaApril 20, 2011 6:34 AMThat's SO exciting, Lovella! Congrats to you all. :)ReplyDeleteellen b.April 20, 2011 6:34 AMYippee! I can hardly wait till my box arrives at my door. Love all these photos Lovella!ReplyDeleteVeeApril 20, 2011 6:43 AMCongratulations on the birth of a very special baby. I just ordered mine from Amazon last night. I'm realizing that it won't be a signed copy, but I think I may stare at it nearly as much as you gals have. Enjoy every minute of the adventure!ReplyDeleteJudy ~ My Front PorchApril 20, 2011 6:49 AMApril 19th...always to be known as Book Day from now on! Great re-cap, Lovella...as we all came running.We had such fun last night sharing the first copies with friends!ReplyDeleteLa Tea DahApril 20, 2011 6:51 AMI am totally excited for you! Congratulations on your beautiful new cookbook! Well done!!!ReplyDeletekelly ensApril 20, 2011 7:09 AMthis is SOOOO exciting - congratulations!!!!what retailers will they be in? i'm looking forward to picking one up!!! :)ReplyDeleteMarilynApril 20, 2011 7:22 AMI'm so excited for you - can't wait till mine arrives! Congratulations to all of you! I enjoy every one of your blogs.ReplyDeleteMargApril 20, 2011 7:31 AMYes, it was one amazing day...and I'm so happy that your Farmer Friend, took his knife and slid open the first box. He was there for you and he wanted you to have that well deserved first glimpse.This journey has been so enjoyable.ReplyDeleteKeri's Collage...April 20, 2011 8:15 AMThe book is more beautiful than I imagined! I love it!Thanks ladies! Your hard work, and the cause for which it was written is evident on every page!ReplyDeleteJudy WApril 20, 2011 8:28 AMI am so excited for you!! Congratulations to all of you!!ReplyDeleteThoughts on Life and Millinery.April 20, 2011 8:38 AMDreams do come true, yes! Does it feel a bit like Christmas today? I smiled at the part where the truck pulled up to your loading dock. When you and Terry purchased the farm did you ever imagine the dock would be used for this kind of shipment?ReplyDeleteRachelApril 20, 2011 10:35 AMFrom small starts can come BIG things! Congrats to you all on your most successful venture!ReplyDeleteMarilynApril 20, 2011 11:01 AMMy 2nd post for the day - My book just arrived - I love, love, love it!!! While looking thru it I felt like I was part of it too as I have used so many of the recipes and recognized your faces and your beautiful "bread for the journey" devotions, which I count on daily during my devotion and Bible reading time. I am so grateful for this beautiful site where we can grow and share in the beautiful art of homemaking! My faith in Christ and to be a good wife, mother, grandmother and friend will be my most precious gift to my 3 beautiful daughters and 8 grandchildren - 5 of whom are girls - I will introduce your book to them and probably need more copies! Thank you so much!ReplyDeleteAnonymousApril 20, 2011 11:05 AMCongratulations Lovella and all the girls - so exciting, it looks beautiful! Love, FloReplyDeleteWaltrude G. - GrandmothergooseApril 20, 2011 11:17 AMCongratulations to all of you for a job well done!The Lord has blessed you richly!ReplyDeleteDawnApril 20, 2011 4:35 PMI am SO happy for you!! Congratulations!!!!!xoxReplyDeleteKim McCallieApril 20, 2011 5:09 PMI can only imagine your excitement! I'm just as excited reading about it. I've been looking at your site and MGCC hoping to hear an update for a while. I'm hoping to get the book soon and try out some of the recipes. When I do, I'll post a review on my blog! So happy for you!!ReplyDeleteJulieApril 20, 2011 5:30 PMI will go most anywhere to get a 'book' .. This one was a LITTLE more special than most !! smile.. It was a very special 'delivery' day for you, Lovella.. and relatively painless, right? Thanks for the happy post !ReplyDeleteAnnelieseApril 20, 2011 6:44 PMLovella... you don't know how much this means to me... I am eating this up .... being on the other side of the world right now ... I got tears in my eyes... if I could only be two places at one time...I can hardly wait ... but first I have to do the hard thing of saying goodbye here...it's not fun.ReplyDeleteKathyApril 20, 2011 7:16 PMI so enjoyed sitting at your island with you just pouring over each page.....she is a beauty!!!!! Love you!ReplyDeletePat @ Mille Fiori FavoritiApril 20, 2011 9:59 PMCongratulations to you, Lovella, and all the MGCC cookbook authors! I can't wait to receive my two pre-ordered copies from the publisher!ReplyDeleteAnonymousApril 20, 2011 11:27 PMCogratulations to all of you and especially to you Lovella. It looks lovely. I can hardly wait to look at it. MaryReplyDeleteHeather L.April 21, 2011 4:54 AMHow exciting!!! i'm so happy for you. I can just imagine how it felt. Would you have ever imagined this just a few years ago?!!! Can't wait to see it in person.......ReplyDeleteShawnaApril 21, 2011 9:58 AMYaY - that's super exciting!!! What are the local retailers that will have it in stock?xo*SReplyDeleteOwen and BonnieApril 21, 2011 5:44 PMWOW!! This is so amazing and exciting, Lovella! Thanks for posting pictures....I got teary-eyed thinking of how thrilling it must be for all you. CONGRATS to you all for your hard work and dedication to this project. My mom ordered a book for me for Christmas and I can hardly wait to get it! Blessings to you as you celebrate this achievement.Bonnie BoehrReplyDeleteAnonymousApril 21, 2011 5:47 PMCongrats, Lovella and the rest of the girls . . . great to see the end product after a number of months of dreaming and working.John Longhurst, WinnipegReplyDeleteKathieApril 23, 2011 6:41 PMOH my goodness!! How exciting! Congratulations to all of you!!ReplyDeleteAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Thank you!