Thursday, March 5, 2009

An Awesome Day!

I had an exciting, fun-filled day today! First, the FedEx guy stopped by to bring me a copy of the April Guideposts Magazine! My article is in there! Yahoo! I look hideously fat in the pictures that were taken last summer, but other than that, it's awesome!

After that, the UPS guy stopped by to bring me a box of :::::::drumroll::::::: my books! My actual, real, honest-to-goodness book! It isn't a dream after all!

After I rolled around in the pile of books for a while, Karen from Guideposts stopped by. Because I'm going to begin videoblogging for the Guideposts website, Karen, videoqueen extraordinaire, flew in from New York today to teach me how to shoot a video, how to hold the camera steady, how to shoot a "B roll", and how to keep a log of the footage I've shot.

Karen suggested getting some footage of the kids playing outside. I suggested getting some footage of the muddy footprints they tracked inside. She suggested getting shots of Brooklyn playing with her dolls. I suggested getting shots of Clayton taking her dolls away from her just to hear her scream. She suggested getting Savannah cooking dinner. I suggested getting Savannah dropping the entire bottle of bay leaves in the stew.

Karen has 2 kids. On her way home this evening, she made an appointment to get her tubes tied.
OK, I'm just kidding. She actually had the same ideas (and way more!) that I had. We both thought of filming me blogging my idea at the beginning of the episode a la Carrie Bradshaw. Except without the sex. And the city. And the shoes.

I'm totally looking forward to doing this! We're going to have so much fun making these videos! And I really think you guys are going enjoy them too!

49 comments:

Jodi said...

WOW Dawn!!! How exciting!!! I cant wait to be able to buy your book!!! Will it be released in Asutralia!!!
I cant beleive how all this has come about!! I bet you pinch yourself all the time. From expressing daily life on a seamingly anonmymus blog to worldwide poplularity, books, appearances... etc
Whod have thought a house full of kids could be so entertaining!! (For other people!!) Congrautlations on your well deserved achievements.....
(Dont take any notice of the spelling, im creative not acedemic!!!lol)

Rick said...

No sex on these videos? What kind of magazine is Guidepost? (I know, I know - you don't have to put that one on your SSO.)

The book looks great! Congratulations Dawn. I look forward to getting a copy. How does a "cousin" get a signed copy?

Yamato said...

Dawn,
when will the book be available on amazon?

takemetomaui said...

What do you mean, you "had" and awesome day today?? It's only like 5am here....where do you live? Can I fast forward through my day too?

OOOOH, wait. I get it. You wrote this last night, but it really showed up "today". Sorry about the Emily Litella thing..........nevermind :)

Lisa

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awesome on the box of books!!!! I can't wait until they are available for public comsumption! is there a possibility of getting one before they hit the shelves?? an autographed one? :)

noexcuses said...

I'm so excited for you! A Videographer! That is so cool that you will have your own segment! Congrats to you!

I hope someone took a picture of you rolling around in your books!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy, happy....I'm so happy for you. Enjoy each moment of the fun!
Knot Mom

Patois said...

Congrats! Look at that big ole box o' books!

Elleah said...

Sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

Heartiest congrats on the books!

Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, Please make sure and tell us when your video's will be on their website and a link to the site too. This is going to be real fun. Congrat's on the box of books! Kristine in Michigan.

Karla with a K said...

Can't wait to get your book!
How exciting to see a whole box of them.
The videos sound great., too.

Congratulations on your success - you deserve all of it.
:)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on both the article and the book! I look forward to reading them both!

Anonymous said...

**clap,clap,clap,whistle,cheer,clap,clap** Can you hear your public chanting your name???? "DAWN, DAWN, DAWN!" ;)

I'm sooooo excited for you! I can't wait to buy a copy!! I really, really, really want a signed copy, but I'll settle for one right out of the bookstore!

I also can't wait to see your videos! Congratulations to you and may much more happiness and success come your way. You deserve it!

Donna in PA :)

Margee said...

Can you post the link to your article in Guideposts?

Vivian M said...

Wow video too? You really are going to be multi-tasking!
When are the books coming out? I ordered mine last year from Amazon and can't wait to get it!

Andi said...

Congrats, Dawn. Can't get to get my copy!

Of course You'll have to sign it when I get to Chicago for a visit....*hugs*

Mary Moore said...

That is beyond cool!! YOu must be on cloud nine right now!! Congrats!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Next comes the TV show!

Christine in NJ said...

Dawn - I am SOOOO excited for you!!! I feel like my best friend just won the lottery!!! (Nevermind the fact that it is Books NOT Cash that arrived and -oh yeah- you don't know me from a hole in the wall - hahahah!...)

But really - I've been a "follower" of yours since back in the Pokemon days - and I am truly happy for your success! Many Congratulations... and please - PLEASE do a contest for some autographed books!... In the meantime - I know what EVERYONE is getting for Mothers Day this year!!!

Christine

Stephycce said...

That is soo awesome!!!

Robyn said...

Congratulations, Dawn! All of your hard work is paying off. You certainly deserve it, now celebrate!

Colleen said...

I am SO happy for you!!!
I can't wait to get a copy when they hit the stores here!!!
Colleen
St Helens OR

Theresa Rose said...

Congratulations, Dawn! I remember the feeling of opening that first box of books. It certainly was a surreal moment. I flipped through the pages, muttering, "I wrote that...I wrote that too...I wrote that too!" What a mind-blowing thing to see your thoughts turn into words which turns into a manuscript that ends up as a book. It's a HUGE accomplishment!

Best of luck on your journey. I know you'll be great, and most importantly, I know you'll walk the path joyfully.

Blessings,

Theresa

Mom Taxi Julie said...

How exciting to get your books!!

Hmm that reminds me I haven't received any of my Guideposts I subscribed to.

Tracy said...

I can't wait to get the book Dawn, congrats!!!!!

Shari said...

How exciting Dawn! I can't wait to get your book! Awesome! You rock girl! Keep up the good work!

Keeley said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your books!!! How wonderful. =)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dawn!

Tanya said...

Had to blog about your ebay ad after going to the ladies from laughing so hard, what a gift to us all, can't wait to buy the book.

Esther said...

Wow, I'm so excited for you! Since being about ten, I have always loved that scene at the end of 'Back to the Future' when everything's changed and his dad opens that package with twelve copies of his newly published book that have just arrived. It's every wannabe writer's dream!

I have a SSO question...

We have four kids but they're fairly close together in age, and although I'm part of a large exteneded family, we don't get invited round much! I think I only notice because my brother and his wife have two perfectly behaved girls and are always getting invited to go away for weekends with other family members and things like that. I try not to dwell on it too much - we made a decision to have a larger family and I'm happy with that, but sometimes it bugs me. Do you ever struggle with that too?

Candi said...

Your Book! Yea-a-a-a! ;)
Congratulations!

Brooklyn said...

Love the cover on your book! You could go swimming in those clear blue eyes.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dawn! It truly is an amazing thing to take something from an idea to a concept to hours (and hours and hours) of work to reality! I can't wait to get my copy. I'm checking Amazon.com now to see when I can get it!

Sandy in Tucson

Cheryl said...

Yahoo! Your real, actual, honest-to-goodness BOOK!! This is very exciting. You must be on cloud nine! I'm so happy for you. The video blogging sounds cool, too. I may just upgrade my internet so I can see it.

And wow, you really rate. The Fed Ex guy does not bring my Guideposts magazine! :-) I just got March and was looking through it for you, but then realized you are in next month's issue. Can't wait!

Blessed Mama said...

Is there a way to search your blog? Once upon a time, I think you linked to kids medical ID bracelets. I can't find that..but maybe it wasn't you...hmmmm

Blessed Mama said...

Nevermind, I found how to search..but no luck. oh well, thanks anyway.

Nicki said...

Dude, you are livin' the dream! (Well, MY dream, anyway... I would love to be a published author!) Congratulations!

Robin said...

Yeah! Congratulations Dawn! You've worked hard for this moment. I'm glad it really is a reality..and not just some crazy dream. I can't wait to get a copy of your book. = )

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the book AND the Guideposts article. I love that magazine.

Did you pick winners for the goat milk soap? Did I miss it?

Sherry

Paula71 said...

So when will the book give away begin? LOL. Random drawing perhaps? Just curious. I am happy things are rolling along with the book(s)

Abby said...

Holy crap, ebay auction up to $162 within the first day???! AWESOME JOB!!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

GUESS WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL TODAY?

YEP.

AM.SO.EXCITED!!

and yes, i even started reading it!!!

sueh said...

I hope you come to Green Bay for a book signing at the local Barnes & Noble. I'm looking forward to reading your book. We're not that far from Chicago and the snow is starting to melt!!

Michelle said...

Oh wow. Way cool, Dawn! Congrats on getting the books in. Now umm party? Party?

Ragdoll Billie said...

Wow, Dawn, I'm going to mark this down on my calendar today. I *did* get excited the other day like I told about it on FB when it came up with a delivery date (baby?) of 4/7 and it hit me how soon that was. I couldn't help but joke a little on FB about checking out the author. It really has excited me at a time when I needed it, too.

Big congratulations on your receipt today!!

Ragdoll Billie

Letty said...

This reminded me of that scene at the end of Back to the Future, too! How exciting! Seriously, though, do you think it will be availabe through Crossings book club?

Julie Sturgeon said...

Congratulations on all the wonderful things happening in your life right now. I know you've worked hard for this success.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!

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