Earlier this year, Molly sent pictures of my house to Gabby, with Design Mom. Gabby posted pics of my house on her blog. You can see the post here. Back in March I got a random call from a production company that does work for networks on TV, they follow Gabby (she is amazing) and they said they found us on her blog. I was surprised by the phone call to say the least!
For the past several months, we have been going back and forth with the production company. They sent a crew down in May to film our lives and what we do for a living.
photo courtesy of Jenn, her house was used during the filming
It was four days of filming for a 3 minute video the network wanted to see. All this to say, a particular network liked the video and they ordered a Pilot. A Pilot is basically a sample of what a series would be like so they can show the network, if the network approves, we could get a show.
After a hard year of the ups and downs of owning our own business, this journey has brought fun and excitement in the midst of all the stress. We are ready for whatever God has in store for us. Of course it would be fun to get a show, but we also realize it would be a lot of work. No matter what happens, we truly believe that God has a specific plan for our family, our lives, and our business. That takes a lot of the stress of the unknown off our shoulders so we can simply enjoy the journey.
The production company comes next week to start the filming for the Pilot, they will be here for a month and it is going to be crazy busy. I will try and post a few times but I may be out of commission.
As a woman who does not like to think ahead, I have to for October or I will get pummeled. School drop-offs, pick-ups, daily schedules for the kiddos, meals, and running a business, it's been interesting trying to plan without really knowing what my schedule will be like when they come. I have 5 more days to get my junk together so this goes as smooth as possible.
Today my mom helped me pack lunches for the next month. All I will have to do is grab and pack. I am so excited about this because for some reason, making lunches for four kids makes me want to cry... every time. Not lovin' all the processed foods but my sister kept reminding me it's easy and it's just for a month.
I am praying for extra grace and strength this next month! I am excited for them to come. I think I will be most excited though about coming home after a long day of filming and sitting with these guys...
photo by Molly Winn
I can't wait to share the journey with you all and I will keep you posted when time allows!