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!!!!!