Friday, April 3, 2009

What You've Been Waiting for...

I have written, deleted, rewritten, deleted again, and scowled at this post for the last 15 minutes. 

It's not easy to make a big announcement.

That's right - today is the day! Well, today is actually just one of the days - there will be several of these spectacular moments of excitement over the next week or two!

I think I'm having a bit of writer's block because I didn't actually know that today was going to be "the day." 

I feel a little like I did back in college when I woke up at 7:42 for my 8:00 class - and I lived off campus. Scrambling, I would attempt to throw on a sweatshirt and jeans (my I'm-ridiculously-late go-to outfit), get my books packed, wash my face, and brush my teeth - at the same time. Unprepared, scattered, and let's not even talk about my hair. I was a mess.

That's a little like today. 

I woke up to Ben working on part of our big announcement number one. Slowly, it began to register through my foggy, I-just-woke-up thought process. Immediately, my feelings were a mixture of excitement and "oh crap." I'm unprepared, scattered, and let's not even talk about my hair. I'm a mess.

Since that initial shock factor earlier, I have had a little time to pull myself together. I found a brush, and my feelings have shifted into total, full-blown enthusiasm. 

Even though I know you all just love my random ramblings, let's digress. 

The big announcement. Ok. I'm back to square one with this. Should I use a witty metaphor? Build it up with tons of exclamatory sentences? Type in all caps?<--(this last one drives me absolutely insane)

You know what? I'm just going to keep it simple. Let's let the announcement speak for itself.

Here are your instructions:

-Open a new window or tab.
-Get really stoked.
-Click "Blog"
-Hey, you're back here!


Ok, so that's not much, but it's a start, right? We're hoping to have our new site launched over the next couple of days, so be sure to stay tuned! 

To highlight just how excited we really are, Ben and I are working up a fabulous contest today, complete with several prizes that will up for grabs for some of our loyal followers (or just a random person who happened to stop by at the right time). Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your neighbors! Tell your co-workers! (Here we go with the exclamatory sentences...I should have some sort of screen that pops up to warn me when I'm reaching the point of excessiveness).

We're pumped about the future, and we're so glad that we get to share our journey with you guys - thanks for being such an awesome support system! 


Kimberly said...

I'm excited! I can't wait to see the new site!

Anonymous said...

Sooo I'm thinking that along with all of this revamping you're doing(love the new logo by the way) that you should be offereing some contests &/or give-aways, to generate interest... something like a 'travel package' would draw a lot of attention I think, in which photographers would travel 6 hours to take amazing pictures of adorable an adorable baby girl in a historic city that probably has some fantastic walls to shoot in front of (I know how you love fantastic walls;))& also includes awesome hang out time & tons of laughter, at no extra charge... or you know, something like that, but hey, I'm just tossing around ideas here!