So coming to Seattle has its perks!
I was on Pioneer Woman's FB the other day and saw that she was going to be in Seattle promoting her new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, A Year of Holidays, and she would be available for book signing and pictures! So yes, I jumped at that chance because anyone who knows me knows I LOVE her and her recipes!
So yesterday, Tall Guy came home from work and we instantly left for Town Hall in downtown Seattle. I was thinking we would be late but as we were walking in, so was she! She was with her sister and her nephew, who is too adorable, and they walked into their area. It took everything in me not to go EEEE!
So we went into the auditorium and waited for the presentation to start. She came out and did a slideshow about her background and showed some pictures of the kids, Ladd's jeaned behind and her good eats. Then the book signing started.
I bought a ticket so I was in the "priority" line and towards the front so that made me really happy. When we left, it was crazy long and there were people waiting down the stairs for a chance to meet her. Not to mention the people who didn't buy a ticket and had to wait. But she said she was signing every single book so I wonder how long she was there last night!
It was my turn and we snapped this photo:
We chatted for a couple minutes. I told her "From high heels to tractor wheels" rings very true for me lately! I went from Seattle, WA to Abilene, Texas which is downright country! So that was a total change for me. She goes "Then you know exactly what I mean then!" I said yes! Its a whole different world. She laughed and said "Well you're back here now then?" I said yes. And she goes "Well then you're where you belong huh?" I laughed. (Growing up outside Cleveland, albeit a crappy city, still a city then to Seattle, WA then to Abilene, Texas...yeah, culture shock!)
Overall, she is just as sweet as she seems on her blog and her show. She is so down to earth and she is absolutely beautiful! I hope I get to meet her again one day!!