Friday, March 16, 2012

Totally Worth the Wait!

So last night, I waited in line for 3 hours to meet Pioneer Woman and have her sign two books. The first hour was spent waiting outside in a cold line that snaked around the corner. The other two hours were inside, but the line seemed to slow down a bit...

Anne was smart enough to cut her losses and go home to actually get stuff done. But HeyMama was sad about me taking our Charlie the Ranch Dog book with me, so I HAD to get it autographed and come home with a picture of me with Charlie's Mama. So I was there for the long haul.

Most everyone made some new friends in line last night. I had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie, a talented photographer and all-around delightful mom of two. She lives over an hour away, and drove in just for the occasion. (And started driving home about 10:45 pm!) She was nice enough to take some pictures of me with her fancy camera.

Ree signing my book!

I met Pioneer Woman!
Ree Drummond was extremely friendly and engaging, just like in her blog. It was totally worth the wait. Even better was this morning when the girls saw the picture of their Mama next to Charlie the Ranch Dog's Mama. They were quite excited.

Was it all a bit silly? Maybe. But I think it was totally worth it.


  1. I wondered how the girls liked their "signed" book. Sometimes driving home at 10:30 is a great's so nice and quiet when you're by yourself. ;)

    1. My 2 yr old keeps looking at the picture and saying, "My Mama and Charlie Mama!"
      Totally worth it.