Thank you so much. You are all so nice!!
C.K., my web designer was Jenny at Websy Daisy. I bought and sent the backgrounds, sent her the photos, and everything else I wanted/needed, and shared the way I wanted it to look, and then she put it together. She was responsible for the great details like the icons turning pink when pressed, etc.
I've been stressed about getting this done for about a year now, and now that it's a reality, I'm relieved and quite pleased with the way it's turned out. I didn't want a high maintenance site, so didn't want a ton of details to deal with, but also wanted to be able to update the "news" as needed. Anyway, it's exactly the sort of website I wanted - looks and maintenance-wise.
Thank you all, again, for your nice comments about it!