Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meeting the Pioneer Woman...

I love the Pioneer Woman.

If you have no idea who I am talking about than do yourself a favor and go check out her site, The Pioneer Woman and you will most definitely spend a couple of hours there reading her Confessions, checking out her sweet photography skills, and drooling over some of her recipes.

Well, I got to meet her.

She recently came out with a fun cookbook, and has been all over the country at book signings.  When she came to Seattle, I was graciously invited by a friend to fill an empty seat..."Um, heck yes I will go with you" was pretty much my response when Ali called to invite me.  But in your head, imagine an obnoxious, shrill voice saying it.

We headed up to Seattle and waited for over 5 hours to meet Pioneer Woman.  There were nearly 700 hundred people in front of us...that poor woman, can you imagine signing that many books. ugh.  I most definitely didn't mind the wait though, I was with three fun gals and we just chatted, laughed, and ate for the entire 5 hours.

When it was finally my turn to meet her, I became a pre-teen meeting the Jonas Brothers.  Seriously.  I was shaking and nervous, and there may or not have been a tear {or two} in my eye.  I honestly had no idea what came over me.   

The Pioneer Woman was an absolute delight.  She was so personable and friendly...and I am pretty sure we are new BFF's because she touched my pregnant belly AND said she loved my hair.

Yup, I'm pretty sure that makes us best friends. 

These are the cuties I went with...what a great night!!

After we got our books signed at 10:30 PM, we all decided that a late night trip to the CheeseCake Factory was definitely necessary.  Nothing like fried mozzerella and rich chocolate coconut {YUM} cheesecake at midnight!  I felt like I was in college again...except this time the fried mozzerella gave me heartburn, and I was awakened by two toddlers only 5 hours after going to bed.

So worth it.


Kim said...

I can only imagine how excited you were. I'm definitely have to check out this new cook book.

Ali said...

She did touch your pregnant belly so it is for sure BFF. Man, why didn't she touch my belly?! :)
It was a fun night and I'm glad you came with us. Cheesecake at midnight is definitely like college days but I felt like a truck hit me the next morning.

cindy said...

Lucky!!!! If she invites you to 'The Lodge' you must bring your mommy!

Amy Lindstrom ~ YourLifeUncommon.com said...


I LOVE REE! I have always thought that if we could just meet we would be fabulous friends! :)

I think it is hilarious that you were star struck by her. The only time I have really been like that was when I ran into Glen Beck at Gardner Village in Utah. I talked to him for a minute then turned all red, dazed and giddy for hours after! HA! You would have thought I just ran into Justin Timberlake or something. Nope...EVEN BETTER! GLEN BECK BABY! :)

Jessica said...

how awesome! I've never met a celebrity and I liked your comparision w/ pre-teen & Jonas brothers. I'm sure I would too.

THanks for the vinyl, but no problem, I'm not in any rush. I'm a slacker with those onesie dresses, I have some half done and just need to get thins done!
Have a great vacation!

Erica said...

So jealous! I bet you had a blast!

Jessie said...

I am so jealous! I love the pioneer woman!

Oh to feel like you are in college again.....sigh.....those were the days. Ha!

Pam King said...

I am so excited for you! I would love to meet her as well!! I found her because of you! So glad you had fun!

Jaimie said...

Sooo much fun!