Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A BIG Announcement!!!!

I have a Big, Huge, and Stupendous
Surprise to Announce!!!


My Grandson Ben expresses it the BEST!!!

"We are very excited to ANNOUNCE that our daughter Natalie. . .



. . . has been signed by a Famous LITERARY Agent!!!!!

And you can read all about it on her Blog !!!!!!


Join me in congratulating my daughter for all of her hard work and sticktuitiveness. Here Mantra has been "Go Confidently in the Direction of your DREAMS!!!" (by Thoreau).

She has lived by that saying. It's been a very long hard road and she stuck with it having great determination deciding never to give up on her dream of becoming published. We are so very proud of her!!!

We LOVE you HONEY!!! What a GREAT DAY and a GREAT REWARD for all of your PATIENCE, DILIGENCE and HARD WORK!!!

Let the CELEBRATING begin . . .


We took the family out for dinner last night and enjoyed hearing the details of her life changing phone call. What an exciting time for her and there's lots more work ahead as she prepares her manuscript for submission to publisher's with the help of her AGENT, of course. He is so totally awesome!!!

33 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

Hoohray!! What amajor accomplishment, please pass on my congratulations...you must be very proud!

Tozz said...

I love to hear when someone accomplishes thier dream! Pass on my congrats to her and may many more of her dreams come true :)hugs
Vicki

Miriam said...

Congratulations Natalie!!!

Trisha said...

That is amazing and so exciting!! I'll buy her book when she's published, k?

Jan said...

Whooooo Hoooooo Natatalie! How incredibly awesome :) Very happy for you all; and Kim, your Blog looks wonderful :)

Pat said...

YAY...what absolutely WONDERFUL news. Please congratulate her for me. I'm off to read her blog now.

The Gosfam said...

How exciting for your daughter, and all of you to see her accomplish a lifelong goal/dream.

Material Mary said...

That is such an accomplishment to follow our heart and make it come true!! Congratulations.
Mary

Mrs Quilty said...

I am so happy for your daughter, Kim! That is really awesome and I love how your grandson expressed his happiness!!! Perfect! Natalie please accept my sincere congratulations!!! A very proud moment for your parents.

Kaye said...

Congratulations, good job, and a good opportunity for your Daughter. You and DH must be sooo proud of her. We wish her well

Kathy said...

How exciting. Congratulations to your daughter and you!

Fiesta said...

proud, proud mommy. Congratulations Kim!

Cindy said...

My sinceere congrats on the patience and determination it must have taken your beautiful daughter.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Kim -- that's AWESOME!!! You must be so proud! She's building on the foundation you laid all those years ago with your tole painting books LOL! Big Hearty Congratulations to Natalie!!! Love that adorable picture of Ben too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. I love it that she followed her dream and didn't give up! She must have learned that from somebody ;-) What a bright smile she has. And Kim, I love the new look on your blog. Your header is beautiful!

paulette said...

Well done, Mom!! You have every right to celebrate! Nothing like it when the kids are happy and achieving their goals!!

And LOVE the new header!
Paulette

Nedra said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!
*And I love the new header too!

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

All I have to say is "Natalie, You Go Girl!!" I love to read about people that work hard to make their dreams come true.

Kim,
I love the new header!!

Jackie said...

That is absolutely fabulous!! Congrats!!

Barb said...

That is so awesome....I know you must be thrilled, estatic, elated and just plain proud. I wonder where she gets her talent from??? HUMMMMMMM

Anne said...

That is great! I love your new look - really fab.

jaybird said...

congrats!! i love hearing happy news!

Lori Holt said...

That is just wonderful! Congratulations!!!
BTW, I like your new header...it looks like a whole new blog (with all of the same good stuff)...I'll be waiting for the movie after the famous book series by Natalie!
That pic of Ben is adorable.
x
lori

Carin said...

Congratulations that is wonderful news for your daughter, I am so glad that she has been able to follow a dream she had and make it come true.

Great new header by the way.

Sherri said...

Congrats to your daughter...and to you, for raising a signed author! LOVE your new blog header as well...it's so cool how you have the links up there!

Shari said...

Congratulations to Natalie!! Whoo Hoo!! We look forward to her book!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your blog look is super. Congrats to Natalie. I'm super happy for her and you. Boy you must be giving out some great vitamins at your house because your whole family has talent and drive!

dotti white said...

Congratulations to all of you, but especially to Natalie for her perservearance! Good for her!

Live Well With Judi said...

Kim:I am sooo happy for Natalie! Wow, this is no small accomplishment. I have a friend who has been submitting her works for years with no luck. I know how hard it is to get published. Kudos to all of you! Hugs

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Congratulations! Fantastic! p.s. your blog looks awesome.

Micki said...

Congratulaitons! You must be so proud of her.
Micki

Rafael's Mum said...

Congratulations! How fantastic!! so happy for you.

Ben looking like that reminds me a bit of Macaulay Culkin in the first home alone film, don't you think?

Terri said...

Congratulations. That is great.