Monday, February 28, 2011

Pioneer Woman

This weekend I made the trip to STL to meet Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman!!! Yes it was worth the trip. I am so so glad we went to her book signing.

Let's go bullet style to make this easy on my thought process;
  • Susan, Wendy and I got to the St. Louis County Library a little after 5:00 and the line was outside
  • We feared for this since it was chilly (in the 40's) and we had the three babies (Hannah, Reagan and Allison)
  • We bundled them up and stood in line, Wendy nursed Reagan in the truck so they got to stay warm a little longer
  • They handed out line tickets to get into the signing room, we were group #6
  • They handed out 13 groups of tickets and I am guessing about 50 per group, so approximately 650 people!
  • We meet nice people from Mt Vernon, IL and Jefferson City, MO in line.
  • At 5:30ish they started letting us inside the Library
  • We grabbed some seats and waited for Ree
  • She was introduced a little after 6:00 and did a short talk and some question and answers
  • She was nervous, you could hear it in her voice and she mentioned it numerous times
  • She was sweating, she preempted the question and told us flat out
  • She had on her signature boots
  • She chastised one lady asking a question for bringing a baby
  • All Pioneer Woman traits, I wouldn't have wanted it any other way!
  • They started calling the groups at 6:30, so we found a more comfortable place to nurse the babies and hang out
  • We got asked MULTIPLE times if the girls were triplets????
  • We got to meet Ladd aka Marlboro Man (much much cuter in person)
  • Note to Ree: take more pictures of this fine specimen, we need more full face shots!! (no more hiding under the shadow of a cowboy hat).
  • We apologized to MM for bringing the babies and asked him if there was going to be a #5 in the future, he stated Ree wanted more but just not the pregnancy (same as me!) and they would have to adopt
  • Our group number got called at 8:00
  • Meanwhile the babies were awesome, no crying at all, thank god for small miracles
  • There was a cute couple behind us in line and the guy hid the line tickets but had shown them to the librarian first. Poor girl she was searching everywhere for her ticket, turning red the whole time. He finally fessed up. Susan and I were about ready to vouch for the poor girl.
  • In no time we were first in line
  • The triple threat of babies threw Ree for a loop, she just looked at them all and said Really whats a girl to do
  • It goes by so fast, but we did get to visit with her for maybe a minute
  • She asked us lots of questions; Are we friends? What are the babies ages? If she could have one of them?
  • We asked about a sequel to Black Heels and she said maybe but a cook book would be next
  • Also inquiring minds wanted to know if they ever moved into the yellow Indian house.. no
  • We were in the truck headed home by 8:30

Sorry I did this bullet style, I know it's not the easiest to read but it was the easiest to get all my thoughts and memories down.

All in all a great night! Thanks to Susan and Wendy for coming with.

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