Sunday, November 22

Just following orders

Ok, so any of you who are facebook friends with me know what I was up to on Saturday.

I met Pioneer Woman!

Along with 550 other people crazy enough to stand in line for hours just to have her sign her new cookbook.

What time did Mark and I get there? 9:20
How many people were ahead of us? 3 including Erin
What time did they start handing out wrist bands? 10:30
What time was Pioneer Woman scheduled to appear? 1:00

Yeah, we stood in line for a while. And Mark was there for it all. I was pretty surprised when he told me he wanted to come to the Pioneer Woman cookbook signing. He was a little surprised when I told him we would be leaving at 8 in the morning on Saturday. "But I thought it didn't start till 1?"

He was a great sport about it, hung out with us girls the whole time.  At one point I look into the sea of people behind us and all I could see were chicks.  

Finally after much anticipation, she appeared.  And was just as nervous as we were.

After answering a few questions from the crowed she settled in and started signing.  She was so sweet, I found myself tongue tied as I sat with her.  She asked Mark if he got to go shopping while we waited in line and we said nope, he was right along side me the whole time.  She suggested I cook something for him.  

I should have added that Mark is usually the one that does the cooking so I would definitely have to treat him to something from her cookbook.

Seeing Erin's cheesy grin made me feel better about the crazed smile I have on my face in my picture. We were a little giddy to be meeting her.

As I was waiting to meet Ree I suddenly found a camera in my face and a familiar looking woman asking me if she could ask me a few questions. She asked me what I liked about The Pioneer Woman and how I felt to be meeting her.  The following is the video segment that was on Fox9 news that night.  

My 15 seconds of fame! Ha!

So before I knew it, it was over. I meet Ree, got some books signed, got a free adorable t-shirt, and Mark got to see a new nerdy side of me. The day didn't end there.  My coworker, Mark and I got some sushi, then mark and I went to see New Moon, did some shopping and headed up to Mara's for the "Diego & Mara's Parte de los Nombres de Muchos".  Lots of chic stuff?  Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  But Mark seemed to enjoy every minute of it.  

I think he's a keeper.

And because PW told me to, I made him her buttermilk biscuits this evening to go with our dinner. tasty.  This cookbook is awesome. Allot of it can be found on her site, but it's so beautifully done that I think it's worth having in print.

As Erin put it, another must do item to check off the life list!

*Photo Credit* All photos were kindly "borrowed" from my wonderful sisters blog: LeFebvrePartyof4


  1. How fun! And you got to be on t.v. too! Congrats!

  2. Oh you were so cute on TV! Fun. Mom

  3. I think it's amazing that your man joined you on this venture...I'd say yes, you definately have a keeper! Even though I couldn't coerce my man into joining me (I was about 50th in line), I will still keep him (he's the cook in our household)!

  4. Loved to hear your story!
    Wasn't that the BEST time ever??!
    Saw your link via FB, & I admit I was charmed to see your guy (Mark) in line!
    It was nice to make your in-lin-acquaintance!
    fyi...we were the girls right behind you all in line, ( I was the Muslim one ) and please say sorry to Mark for bumping his back everytime I got out of line!
    ps I will totally add your blog to my reader...I loved reading it!!!

    Ree was awesome...

  5. Great job on TV! I, too, like PW. I'm an oldest child, but I do have a baby sister and she is just a bit of a princess...

  6. Hi,

    Stumbled on your site from PW's. Very jealous to hear you got to see her & get your book signed.

    Somehow I just don't think she's going to make it to Camp Humphreys in South Korea. So I'm living vicariously through everyone else's posts.

    Great blog!

    Much love from an overseas Army wife,

  7. Sounds like a fun day and I agree Mark is a keeper. I hoped over here from Pioneer Woman's blog.