Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The day finally came: I got to meet The Pioneer Woman herself! (repost from my other blog)

YES! The Pioneer Woman! Who in the heck is the pioneer woman you might ask? She's an "accidental country girl" as it says on the cover of her new cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks. She's a fellow blogger, but she's quite a bit more famous than me and my little munchkins and food experiments I blog about. You can read her entire bio here. She's pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. She's just an everyday wife to her love Marlboro Man, mom to four punks who are home schooled, loves photography and loves to cook, it just so happens she lives in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma on a ranch. But most of all she is so very funny! I love to read her stuff, and I bet if you take a look at her site, you'll be addicted too.
It all started when I called my mom a couple of months ago and said, "Clear your calendar for December 8th, 7pm, we're going to meet The Pioneer Woman!" I proceeded to tell her she was on a cookbook tour and was coming to Davis Kidd in Nashville for a book signing. Mom went on to tell me she was already planning on buying me the cookbook for Christmas, so it sounded like a good idea. So we were set, I was coming in town in December to meet PW!
I called mom sometime in November to tell her I had found out that we would need line tickets to get to meet The Pioneer Woman so she would need to go and pick up tickets for us. She got our tickets sometime before Thanksgiving, and we were in group 2. We would find out this was phenomenal once we got to the book signing.
We started our night out by doing some Christmas shopping for me, new jeans from Gap. I must say, if you haven't been in to try on jeans at Gap lately, you should! I've been wearing Long and Leans from Gap since they started making them over 10 years ago, but this year is by far the best! I even got to go down a size! YAY! Anyway, back to our night. After buying jeans for myself, thanks mom, we went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. YUMMO! Mom and I both got chicken dishes. We should have shared dinner, the portion size is ridiculous there, and got some cheesecake for dessert, but we opted for individual dishes and no cheesecake. Still very good. Then we headed over to Davis Kidd which was a MAD HOUSE! It was packed for the PW!

There were people everywhere!

Here comes the good news. We overheard someone say they were in group 18! Yes, I said group 18! Now for this to mean even more, there are 25 people in each group. So multiply that by 18, and yes you get a very large number. Mom and I were so pleased to be in group number 2! YAY mom! While waiting in line we took a few pictures. Met some fellow PW fans, took pictures for them, etc.

Yes, I am that excited!
Mom and me

And then the moment came, The Pioneer Woman entered the building! YAY! I was so excited!

She did a short Q & A (sorry for the bad quality pictures)

The first question was "Where's Marlboro man?" She told us someone had to take the punks home and do the homeschooling! She brought her sister, Betsy, and best friend Hyacinth with her. She also brought super cute PW book tour t-shirts for everyone who was at the signing! It honestly has become one of my favorite t-shirts.

Finally it was my turn! "I just love your blog, yadda, yadda, yadda."

"I read your love story to Marlboro Man in one day, yadda, yadda, yadda. My favorite recipe is your homemade chicken strips. They have changed my life! haha yadda, yadda, yadda."

Me and Ree- The Pioneer Woman

Oh yes, mom loves your blog too, yadda, yadda, yadda (like you haven't heard that before)

Oh wait, did we tell you that we love your blog? haha

Ree, me, and mom

We had a blast! And guess what, we were in our car and leaving Green Hills Mall by 7:38! Way to go mom on getting out line tickets early! Thanks Ree for sacrificing time from your family to come and meet your fans! I know how hard it is to leave my own family even for only a few hours. You rock! Does anyone else feel like Ree is your best friend? =)


Frances Vineyard said...

I am so jealous!! :) Thank you for the cute Christmas card!

Marylou said...

Hi! It was interesting to read your account of meeting PW. I got to meet her this past Sunday too! I loved how she was so down to earth and comfortable to talk to! Blessings!-Marylou

The Harris Family said...

You've gotten me hooked on her blog! I sat down Saturday night and read her whole Black Heels story in one sitting.


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