my friend kim emailed me a few weeks ago and asked "want to go meet PW?"
to which i responded "uh...YES!!!"
we picked a date...arranged our babysitters...she scoped out oklahoma city for shopping...and we did it!
we were way giddy about meeting THE pioneer woman.
we were shopping for clothes and craig called my cell.
c: hi...are you having fun? where are you?
m: trying on clothes...yes having so much fun.
c: what time is pioneer woman?
m: 6:30...what time is it now?
c: 5:15. you aren't there already!!?! are you kidding? you drove all the way there and you aren't waiting in line yet?
m: good point....we'll go now.
craig saved the day.
it was across the street at full circle books. (very quaint bookstore that i would love to spend time in)
we arrived at 5:30 and we were at least #100? or higher.
what dorks that we didn't go sooner!
that is a sign behind me...i am not wearing a green and yellow bonnet...i promise.
(by the way...how cute is kim?! so cute!)
we got comfy in line and there we stood...and stood...and stood.
we had nothing to do but talk, good thing i like talking!
we met the ladies in line with us.
mickie on the left and amy on the right...both from oklahoma...but kansas natives.
this was the line behind us...going on a long long LONG way...
finally at 8:40
yes...3 hours later...we made it to Ree.
it was worth it.
she was just as she appears on her blog...and that was just what i wanted to know.
easy to talk to.
just like i thought.
and i didn't even cry!
i was worried that i might...i just never can gauge my emotions...i can't control my crying!
so thankfully i didn't.
she posted her OKC book signing today.
those girls (with the leopard cardigan) were right behind us!
you should have heard them squeal when Marlboro Man appeared in the hall way!
her family was there...kids, sister & baby, MM and more.
i enjoyed seeing that her boys did exactly what my boys' would've.
it was a great night.
kim...thank you for being so spontaneous and willing to go.
i learned so many cool things about you yesterday.
and i don't know what to cook first!
if you go to see her in your area...
1. get there early.
(go early & grab a stack of books, a coffee and plant yourself in front of her table.)
we heard the first people were there at 4:00...for a 6:30 signing.
2. bring snacks in your purse.
3. don't forget your camera.
4. wear comfy shoes....seriously.
5. get a babysitter. i was glad to not be one of the moms holding babies all that time.
I LOVE PIONEER WOMAN...could you tell?
the news team (watch it here) set up right beside us to get their shot.
they started filming the long line starting at us...so we aren't shown.
i dared kim to jump right out at the camera man as he was walking for his shot of the crowd.
she said no.
the girl they interviewed was just in front of us.
i'm glad they didn't chose me..."I loooooove pioneer woman...i just LOOOOVVVVE her...i really love her"
and then i would stare into the camera like a deer in headlights.
then i would start crying.
we got home from Oklahoma at 1:00 AM-ish.
24 hours ago.
i am still beaming.
i have a pioneer woman glow all about me.
i can't wait to try my first recipe.