Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a gift rebounded

I mentioned before that I turned my blog into a book as a Christmas gift for our parents. It was a huge hit. I spent HOURS puting it together.  I used an online program and was able to design the cover and all the page layouts myself...and when it was done, I just uploaded it and had it printed. I was in love with it the moment it came in the mail.

 It. was. gorgeous.

Since I had it published myself, and it was rather large (12x12)... it was kinda pricey. We were only able to get 2. One for my parents, and one for the captain's.
I had it in the back of my mind that I could save some money and buy myself one later...

but now I do not have to.

On Caden's birthday both Andy's parents and mine pitched in and gave us our own book! And because I am not stingy (about most things... ;)...I will share with you...



















15 comments:

The Bug said...

Made me cry - thank goodness my boss is in a meeting!

Lindsay from S.A. said...

WOW!

Nansie Whitt said...

It's gorgeous! What a precious thing to have.

Beth said...

It looks amazing! I am sure you poured every ounce of your love into creating the book - what a priceless gift to treasure - for all of you.

The Coleman Family said...

Oh that is precious! What company did you use?

brittany said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Amy said...

Hi! Kim Morris just gave me the link to your blog, and I am excited to dive into it. Did you use Blurb to crate your book? If not, what did you use? I am just getting ready to turn mine into a book, too, and I love the way yours turned out!

Penny said...

How sweet that they got you a copy! In your unselfishness in giving them one first, you were blessed. The book is lovely. You did an awesome job! =)

Lindsay said...

What program did you use? I want to do the same thing with my blog, but I can't find a program I'm satisfied with. Shoot me an email....

contactthejoneses@yahoo.com

Thinking about you guys daily....and checking in at about the same frequency. (Who am I kidding. I rush to your blog whenever you update it.)

Just Me - The Champion said...

Seriously it's the coolest book ever. Your creativity just shines throughout. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I've been meaning to blog but alas... very little time. Only time to comment. I have some pics of Josie I will post as well as pics of me and Toby in our Viking garb (pre playoff game). What a torturous game to watch. PS. I am cheering for the Colts in the Superbowl.. my only reason to cheer is because you and your family are fans. I support my friends... even the friends who's blogs I stalk! :) Lv, jen

Julie said...

It's only fitting for you to have one. I'm glad. FYI - you are getting really good at your photos...developing quite an eye for a good picture!

Jill said...

That.is.AWESOME!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Like everyone else the book is amazing! What site did you use? Hope that you have a wonderful day! :)

Anonymous said...

Your book turned out beautiful! Could you please post what company/website you used?

Praying for you often.
Katy

Beck said...

So lovely! I am inspired to write more about our family and to post more photos!