Sunday, March 1, 2009
Hey if you're perusing blogs on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, would you do us a favor and check the counter at the bottom of this page? We're approaching 4 million views, which is kind of insane considering that we started this quiet little web site just to keep our families informed about our adoption. Anyhow, we would LOVE to get a picture of the site with the counter showing 4 million and we'd really like to know who was looking at the blog when we hit the big number. I think we'll hit it late today or early tomorrow. So if you happen to notice the counter flip over, pleaseohplease take a screenshot or grab your camera and take a picture. Oh man, we would SO appreciate it. We'll even send you some chocolate if you like that sort of thing (we're conducting an extensive chocolate taste test in the family right now, and should have a winner soon). We are so excited and grateful for all the kick-butt friends we've made through this funky blog. I can't even imagine what this journey would have been like without the comradery and support of blogland and our families. When we sent an out-of-the-blue email to our families in 2005 and said we were going to adopt internationally, they probably thought we were a little nuts. And then when we designed a website to share our adoption progress and named it "Do They Have Salsa in China?" they knew it for sure. Heh. Things really have changed in the last four years (not the least of which is TubaDad's hairline *grin*), and we thank each and every one of you for laughing and crying and laughing some more with us along the way. Cheers! ~~~ Update: Whoohooooooo, we got our 4-millionth view at 2:41pm today and awesome reader Raquel captured the moment and sent us a screenshot of it! So exciting, I think I might have squealed a little. Ok, I know I did. As soon as we finish the chocolate taste test I'll send Raquel her winnings. Regarding that, by the way, we've tasted about 10 brands so far (Scharffenberger, Ghirardelli, and Perugina are in the lead), but have about 20 more to taste, and we're certainly open to suggestions. So if you have a fave choc, please share! Thanks also to Susie, who sent us a picture of the counter at 3,999,999, to MamaBeans, who sent us a pic of the counter at 4,000,001, and to everyone who kept an eye on the count for us. You guys all rock.