Saturday, May 29, 2010

we won :)

jared and i won THE GREAT TCBY STORE GIVEAWAY! last Wednesday they announced it live on the air.
the first link below is when we were on the news asking the public to vote for us and explaining how the contest worked. the second link is them announcing it live on the 6am channel 5 news :)
tcby told us they were going to be doing an interview to ask some final questions... but they tricked us and announced it live on air. SOOOOOO FUN! i was out of town for work when all of this happened. i was bummed to have missed it, but my job is very important and it was just unfortunate timing. plus, i was able to have my mom and dad hold the phone up to the tv while it was going on. all i remember hearing is "we have been tricking you and tcby is here to announce the winner"..... then mom and dad, spears, and i were all screaming. and then i heard jared say "i would be remiss if i didn't thank my wife who couldn't be here today, im very proud of her and i love her a lot." i was so happy i cried for a good 30 minutes. mainly because we worked really hard for this, but also because jared has always wanted to own his own business and tcby made this a reality. he is the most determined, smart, respectful, admirable man i have ever known. so proud of him!!!
we cannot wait to open our store! we hope to open this Fall but there are a lot of decisions to make between now and then... right now we are working on determining the perfect location for our first store. we hope to own several in the future, so the location of the first one is key. we want to thank everyone again for voting for us!! we couldn't have done it without our friends and family!!!

we will keep everyone posted on our progress!!!
have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

we made it to the finals :)

Thanks to all of our friends, family, the media, and this wonderful town that we live in (and to all of the hard work that we did), we made it to the final 5 for the Great TCBY Store Giveaway!!! That means that we received enough votes to make it to the finals. At this point, we have some work to do with TCBY headquarters and then they will decide the winner on May 25th.
We are so excited and if we have learned one thing from this great opportunity, its that people are there for you when you need them. WE ARE SO BLESSED and forever grateful!!
We will keep you posted!