And then the chair, desk, podium, and microphone....
And then there was the crowd eagerly awaiting Ree's arrival. And now presenting, Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond!!!!
Wait a minute, that's just the guy who works at the bookstore announcing Ree's entrance...sorry... (he actually was perty darn funny).
She welcomed our many questions and here describes choosing the proper fitting Spanx.
She then showed us this really cool trick where she can make her hand see-through! Cool isn't it?
Ree then belted out Journey's classic hit, With Open Arms, and she then happily obliged the 300 or so people there by signing her cookbook!
Everyone was so friendly.
These two lovely girls told me that we were permitted to save seats. Thanks to them, we sat in the second row!!
I met up with a blogging friend, Sarah Stump Streett and her sister-in-law. They were both very, very nice.
My friend, Vicki, also got to meet Ree and have her book signed.
Finally, I had my turn meeting Pioneer Woman, whose blog I have been following since 2007. It was so worth getting to the book store at 9 AM for the 2:30 signing. I got to spend hours looking at books and chatting with people.
Ree was so much fun and turned a really crummy weather day into something that was so enjoyable. Ours was her last stop before returning home. I'd like to think she saved the best for last....
Thanks to PW for sharing her life and her talents with us and for inspiring the cook/photographer/home schooler in so many of her fans!