The real exciting thing that happened this weekend is that my copy of our new Celebrations Cookbook arrived on Saturday!! Oh how wonderful to hold the final product in my hands after the months and months of planning, cooking, perfecting, cooking again, photographing, photographing and more photographing. Then there was the initial editing before it went to the Editors. Maybe now you get the picture as to how wonderful it is to hold the book in my hands finished and ready to share.
Our author royalties from our new book will all be going to a Clean Water WASH Program in Africa. Our author royalties from our first book will continue to go to the Good Shepherd Shelter in the Ukraine funding the new greenhouse. Make sure and check our MGCC blog as there are some giveaways in the works. We are looking forward to several book launch events in British Columbia in early May and more events in Winnipeg in early June.
Now more everyday news back in our humble dwelling in the Pacific Northwest. We actually saw blue skies around fluffy white clouds today and we had to pull out our sunglasses! We don’t count on this lasting so we headed out to finish up the mowing I started on Friday. Don’t you just love a freshly mowed lawn? I know there are a lot of you out there that are still looking at snow and I hope that changes soon. Some of you had ice storms and were without power, like Rosella and other weather blasts like Vee. I’m sorry I use my fellow bloggers to be thankful for our clouds and rain when I hear about what’s going on in your neck of the woods. I’m sure like us the excitement of the beauty in our world and good weather days are that much more appreciated!
One more thing before I go scrounge something to eat…
We (Dear and I) were on the speaker phone with 2 of our kids (Josh and Laura) and we made some initial plans for a trip together. When we hit the purchase button together it was exciting and scary all wrapped up in one click. Now to decide on all the other details. I’ll share more later!
Have a wonderful week and oh my don’t forget to file your tax returns if you haven’t already!!
19 thoughts on “It Arrived!”
So proud of you gals….I feel blessed to have met some of you in blogland! I pray the book will be a huge success and much good will be done because of it. I know your Heavenly Father is delighted with your servant’s hearts and your obedience!
I am so excited to get my copies in the mail. I ordered two, one for me and one for a friend for Christmas. I gave her the first one, too, for her birthday. We both loved it. We are both the ones in our families to keep everyone getting together for celebrations and the recipes and commentary will give us some fresh inspiration, I’m sure. I’m so glad I have gotten to know you MG who CC!
How wonderful to bless others with beautiful cookbooks filled with yummy food but to then bless such wonderful non-profit groups. What a privilege from God to be part of such fun!!!!
HUGE congratulations to you and everyone who worked so hard to see this book to fruition!!! Your hard work is now in hard copy!!! 🙂 I have a painting here at home by artist Earl Jackson called “Following the Path” that popped into my head when you said the charity is the Clean Water WASH program in Africa. I don’t know why exactly. Anyway, congratulations all around!
Love the cookbook cover – those aprons tied to the chairs just look so pretty. Congratulations! How fun to be planning another trip with family. Can’t wait to hear about it. laurie
How exciting that THE book is here!
I look forward to hearing about your family travel adventures!
Congratulations, Ellen! Back on the road again for another book tour?
So fun to see your book sitting right beside that sweet little pot of pansies I saw last weekend.
I am so happy you and your are planning a trip! So exciting!
How exciting to finally have the hard copy of the new cookbook in your hands! I can’t wait to see it when it goes on sale in May.
I’m looking forward to hearing all about your upcoming trip! I’m guessing a trip to Russia to see where your family was from?
Hurray! Your book has arrived!!! What a wonderful thing for all of you MG that can C….. I am so excited for you. I have learned so much from your blogs and truly feel like I have known you for a long time even though we’ve never met face to face. I hope that happens someday Ellen – you are such an inspiration! What a wonderful thing to plan a trip with your grown children – I can’t wait to hear more deets. BTW – it’s a beautiful day here today, we have hydro and might even start the outside clean up!
Ellen, were you the last one to get a copy? So glad it finally came! I’m curious about your trip too! I’m expecting it’s more than just across the border.
Hooray! Another huge accomplishment. Time for a celebration!
Sharing your joy…that you got your copy…last but not least! Also sharing in your excitement about your travel plans. Do tell!
Arriving and Departing…all those words in one post. You always have us wondering where your next destination takes you. Fun to “hangout’ with you the other day…and so happy to see that you also received your book.
Yay! Congratulations! The cover is gorgeous…
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I loved the shot of you and the two other ‘away’ gals on top of the cabinet in Lovella’s dining room, hanging out with google! Congratulations on this latest book – it looks gorgeous, and I can’t wait to hold it in my hands!
Are those aprons that are adorning the chairs? I absolutely love the book cover.
Yes, they are our new aprons for our new book. 🙂