Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Pioneer Woman Comes to Fairfax County!!!!




I finally got to meet Ree Drummond and it was an absolute thrill! She had a book signing for her cookbook "The Pioneer Woman Cooks!" at Borders Bookstore in Fairfax county and my husband, son and I all went. A discussion with Ree started at 6pm with the book signing starting at 630. We got there a little after 4pm and were given orange tickets for the event. We left to eat a quick dinner a few doors down and returned about 445. There was a crowd already and no seats left for the discussion. By 600pm there must have been a few hundred people there. I don't think Borders expected this turnout but since I have seen pictures that she had posted from her previous signings I knew it would be packed. She is absolutely adorable and as sweet as can be. She let us know right away she doesn't like talking in front of crowds (I can completely identify with that). She had members of the audience ask her whatever questions we wanted and after that we were called by ticket color to wait in line for her to sign our books. We waited a little over 1 hour and saw tons of babies!!! So many moms brought their babies since Ree has a soft spot in her heart for them. The only disappointment of the evening was that she didn't bring any of her family with her. I would have loved to have met Marlboro Man and her children. I'm so glad that I got to meet her and talk to her......looking at the picture that was taken by my son of me and Ree, I don't think I could have possibly smiled any wider.......it kind of reminds me of a toothpaste ad!!!!!

17 comments:

Joanne said...

Ahhh so exciting! That sounds like a TON of fun and well worth the wait. I'm so glad Ree was as wonderful in person as she is on her blog!

Julie said...

How fun! It's amazing how she has risen to some degree of fame from just starting a blog :)

Jenn said...

Oh I'm so jealous!!! How great that you got to meet her!! I figured she pretty cool :)

Mags said...

Look at the two of you all smiles! What a thrill to have met Pioneer Woman. I'm sure you're tickled to death!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

You really look happy! I'm glad for you!

Donna-FFW said...

How nice for you, Debbie. I would LOVE to meet her. You look fantastic. So jealous am I!!

Jenn said...

Cool!! looks like a great turnout. So neat you got to meet pioneer woman.

Sophie said...

That's so cool for you!!

I love meeting & greeting chefs like this or in their restaurant!

Monica H said...

oh yay! So glad you got your book signed and got a pic with her!

Cassie said...

That is such an awesome picture! I am so jealous...I'm glad you had so much fun!

Bridgett said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time and I am so glad everything went well. You both look gorgeous in the photo and I am wondering how you can make all these cakes and still look stunning?? I am jealous! lol. I am so happy for you that you got to meet Ree.

Katy said...

What a totally awesome and enviable experience! Oh I wish I could have met her as well. I love her cooking and her blog. Good to know that she's as good a person as she is a cook. I am thrilled that you were able to meet her, and yes you do have a BIG smile!!

teresa said...

how fun! i would love to meet her!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Sounds like tou had a fatastic time!

whataboutsummer said...

what a great opportunity! she looks so nice. thanks for sharing about your famous encounter!
Katherine

Leslie said...

Very awesome! But I also noticed those lovely photos of Edward and Jacob right behind your butt!!!!!!!

Ingrid said...

COOL!
~ingrid