Sunday, November 13, 2005

good news...

...running a business is never easy. when i left my old job, one of the VPs came to me to try to convince me to stay. when i told him that i was thinking about leaving to run a business - MY business - he made some comment about "well 4 out of 5 self businesses fail". i shot back "well then i think you underestimate what i am capable of". i have to say after almost a year, it has been amazing and at times overwhelming. what started out as a hobby transformed into a passion for deb and i and i think it shows. we are now a couple of times bigger than we were last year - wow, i can't believe that can happen in 1 year! to start at a trade show with just a mere table and in 1 year moving to 2 booths is a big feat for us. i wonder if i should let this VP know this.

i will admit there are moments of doubt and stress but we believe in what we do... and i want to thank you all for that - you all make it possible. i worry sometimes b/c i feel i can't keep up with the calls and emails we get each day but it is better this way than to wait by the phone for no one to call. we take each customer, big and small - seriously - and if it is something we can do for a customer we will strive our best to do so but if we say no, well then it is for a good reason too b/c i don't want to under deliver on a promise...

this brings me to my news... and there is no other way to say it but like this:

my DH and i are expecting our first child next year... after Memory Trends, i could not for the life of me figure out WHY i was so tired and why my pants were fitting so tight! i figured it might be from the stress of the trade show and too many meals eaten on the run then. we had also begun to look seriously at international adoptions as a way of growing our family and also giving love to a child who needed a family. but the good Lord had other plans for us at this point. this is big news for us and as we go to asia for our next business trip and to visit my grandmother, we will share our news with her - she has been asking about great grandbabies for a while.

so for many reasons, this has been a great year for us. we expect that next year will be great for us for Maya Road and for our family. i can't wait!

22 Comments:

At 11/13/2005 09:38:00 PM, Anonymous Heather M. said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!!!!! That is SO AWESOME!!!! I had a feeling that was what your announcement was!!! So happy for you, Caroline!

 
At 11/14/2005 01:01:00 AM, Blogger Deborah said...

Congrats, Jea! I cannot wait to be an Aunt!!! :)

 
At 11/14/2005 01:13:00 AM, Anonymous wendy said...

caroline!!!! that is wonderful news! oh i'm so excited for you both. hugs and blessings!

 
At 11/14/2005 03:07:00 AM, Blogger lee woodside said...

Woooo hooo!!!!! Congrats.

 
At 11/14/2005 09:24:00 AM, Blogger sherlonkahkai said...

Congratulations!

 
At 11/14/2005 11:00:00 AM, Anonymous Shirley said...

Congratulations!!!

 
At 11/14/2005 11:14:00 AM, Anonymous melissa chapman said...

wow, congratulations Caroline! What an exciting story, God bless you guys!

 
At 11/14/2005 12:41:00 PM, Blogger SteveandHeather said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! It's been so hard keeping it a secret! I'm SO uber thrilled for you! Deb is in for lots of fun - being an Aunt ROCKS!

 
At 11/14/2005 05:11:00 PM, Blogger judi said...

I'm so thrilled for you! Congratulations!!!!

 
At 11/14/2005 05:34:00 PM, Anonymous Miki said...

CONGRATS to you two!!!!

 
At 11/14/2005 07:59:00 PM, Anonymous Jen (Scraptivity) said...

What wonderful news Caroline! Congratulations to the two of you! I'm looking forward to reading all about your pregnancy in the months to come. Here's to a healthy pregnancy!

 
At 11/14/2005 10:17:00 PM, Blogger ~ Jenn said...

What incredible news, Caroline! I'm so happy for you! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

 
At 11/14/2005 10:43:00 PM, Blogger [ hols ] said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting.

 
At 11/15/2005 01:21:00 AM, Anonymous rani said...

Hey!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to see all your photos and layouts and ideas for your new family!!!! What great news!!!!!! Enjoy the researching and reading you'll do! And I know you'll keep a journal!!! What a great and wonderful journey you both are embarking on!!! Can you tell I'm just a little happy for ya!!!
-rani

 
At 11/15/2005 11:13:00 AM, Blogger Gretchen said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

 
At 11/15/2005 11:42:00 AM, Anonymous Jessica Chastain said...

Oh Caroline!!!! Congratulations Girl!! I'm so happy for you!! it couldn't happen to two nicer people!!!!

 
At 11/16/2005 01:23:00 PM, Anonymous Melissa said...

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! I am soooo excited for you and David!!!!! Do I get to come and take pics? ;)

 
At 11/17/2005 01:54:00 PM, Anonymous Kate said...

That's so AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!! When are you due????

 
At 11/17/2005 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Wanda E. Santiago said...

Congratulations!! Hugs Wanda

 
At 11/20/2005 05:17:00 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

congrats!!!!!

 
At 11/27/2005 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous kah-mei said...

congrats C, so happy for you and David!!

Kah-Mei

 
At 12/02/2005 04:20:00 PM, Blogger al said...

herez my virtual lucky money to you! thanks for the chat the other day. with lotsa luv - al

 

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