Monday, January 17, 2011

on the bookshelf!

some of you reading this blog may not realize how big of a deal it is to have your book on the shelves of any bookstore (let alone Barnes & Noble).  it may be a common assumption that if you have a book published its automatically sold in stores.  not so... not so. 

it is actually a huge deal and has been a really big goal of mine for a really long time.  tonight james and scott and i had our family home evening at the local Barnes & Noble to see if my book was finally in (they said they ordered it a week or so ago).  and it was! yeah!  so we covertly took a couple of pictures and here is your proof...

can we blame my puffy face on the fact that i'm 8 months pregnant???
here it is close up.  and here's a funny little secret... when we found it, only the bindings were showing.  we made room for the entire front cover to be out for everyone to see.  afterall, this is a must read!

and just because he's so cute and i can't help myself, here are a few good shots of the kid.

here he is with daddy's hat and his toy microphone gettin' down with the rapping like JZ.  okay - i'm not hip with the rapper lingo and i have no idea who JZ is but it sounds like a name a rapper would have.

and here he is with his chik-filet cow hat that our friends (the Lees) got him.  he just makes my heart melt.

and of course a video because he's too cute for just still photos... we're thinking of getting him a record deal.

10 comments:

Karie said...

Congrats! I can't wait to read it!

Laura said...

That must make you feel so GREAT! I added Second Kiss to my "shelfari"...it's on there too! (but maybe you knew that.)

Ryan & Amanda said...

Um that is awesome it is in Barnes & Noble! That is a big accomplishment, good for you! And seriously-the puffy face?? Mine is always that puffy-even not pregnant, you look great! And Scott is seriously the most adorable little rapper of all time, I love the JZ pose!

Heather said...

No way!!! That's so exciting about your book! Russ and I will have to make a trip to purchase said book. :)

anya said...

That's amazing Nata!

Annie said...

Super big deal! Congratulations! And what can we say, that Scottie is too cute for words.

Spencer and Mackenzie said...

wow! that is AWESOME, congrats!

Christia said...

Woohoo!!! That's SO exciting Natalie!!! And there totally is a rapper named Jay-Z! He's married to Beyonce! One of my favorites, actually! ;)

Jaime said...

Ah! congratulations! I'm so proud of you! An inspiration to us all to follow our dreams. :)

Kira said...

Hey Natalie!
I was just getting updated with your blog. CONGRATULATIONS on both a baby and a book! That is so exciting!!! We have loved having one of each, boy and girl, they are so fun together! And WOW a book, what an accomplishment! I definitely want to read it! It sounds like you are doing great! Sometime when you are in Utah again we should get together and catch up and good luck with baby #2!