Monday

P-Dub in Da House!!!

I can’t believe it!  I got to meet my all-time hero, Ree Drummond… A.K.A. The Pioneer Woman, on Sunday night.  It was off the hook!

She started the night out with about 20 minutes of Q and A.  Someone asked her to sing, so Ethel Merman made her appearance.  Hilarious!  What a voice!

The Ethel

 

I got to ask the first question- my big moment (which I had practiced in the bathroom mirror thankyouverymuch)…

Q: “Ree, how did your blog change from a hobby to a career?”

She started to answer me, but you know what happened?  I kept thinking, Pioneer Woman is talking to me.  Pioneer Woman is looking at me.  And then all I could hear was the sound of my heart pounding in my chest.  Darn it all!  I can’t remember everything she said to me, but the gist was that she loves blogging and that she would be doing it no matter what.Q and A 1

 

She was just as I had hoped… kind brown eyes, a quick wit, encouraging, self-deprecating, and just as genuine as can be.

Q and A

 

A PW book signing must have at least one tiny baby in the audience.  It’s the rules.It's the Rules

 

Here’s a shout out to my new BFF’s, Rachel and Davese.  We spent two hours together in line.  I know their deepest darkest secrets.  Thanks for the picture, Rachel!

BFF's Forevah!

 

Ree was so sweet to sit and talk with each one of us. 

so-nice-to-everyone

 

Scads of people delighted to hear P-Dub’s off the cuff humor…

scads of people-041

 

Finally it was my turn.  I was so excited but so hot that I’m sure I used up all of my deodorant.  Oh, well.  Good thing she lives on a ranch!

She recognized my edited picture from here and here.  I was blown away!  She was so encouraging of my photography and editing.  I’m sure she’s like that with everyone- but it was so nice to hear her say that… you know, from someone other than my mother.  As she was signing my book she said, “I’ll write about that (photography) in your book.  Is that ok?”

P-Dub and PP

 

And then my husband and three kids came in and plopped down in the front row.  ‘Nuf said! Chillin With My Home Girl

 

And my prize…

My Prize Someone pinch me.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering…

She smells like cinnamon rolls : )

46 comments:

Amanda Rooney said...

i heart Pioneer Woman!!! And i heart you, too!!!

I can't think of a more fitting compliment! Pioneer Woman thinks you ROCK!! And I think that's AWESOME!!!

I hope you and your family have a very blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Maybe you can have homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast!! :)

Rachymommy said...

Pineapple Princess,
I just found your site from PW's Facebook page. I love your recap of last night... I was there too! You have a GREAT blog. I bookmarked it and I'll be back for more!!! I recapped my experience from last night too if you want to check it out.
Blessings

demp5 said...

Oh, I think that this is just the coolest!! Maybe since I have met you in person (the other commenters are so jealous :)), and you have met her in person . . . Well, I am just smiling thinking about you getting to talk to her. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Love,
Meghan

Anonymous said...

Hey Stacy- It was such a treat to meet you last night and Ree of course too ! Great blog post, I am forwarding it to a few friends. Blessings to you and your family and happy thanksgiving!
Davese Galla-Rini

Pineapple Princess said...

Aww, you guys! Thank you!

Rachymommy, I'm coming over to stop by your blog (the heck with laundry!). Thanks for leaving a comment.

Camille said...

Pioneer Woman and Pineapple Princess - there's a great combination right there :) Everyone else in that room should have felt honored! I'm glad you got to meet her! It was my baby's 2-yr birthday that same night she came to SLC, UT so I didn't get to.

By the way, Congratulations on finalizing the adoption of that beautiful little girl! What an exciting day!!

Hannah said...

I am SO jealous....If I didn't adore you to pieces I would just cry!!!

That is WAY cool. How cool? WAY cool.

You are a blog land celebrity and us Guatemala moms that have known you for a while can attest to your awesomeness!

If we call her PW can we call you PP?? {yes, I am giggling to bathroom humor!}

Pineapple Princess said...

Hannah,
Oh, you just crack me up! My blog is lame, just lame I tell ya- but it's my happy place...so thanks for being my friend and hangin' with me.

Love,
PP ;)

Jaimee said...

How AWESOME! And way to go for asking the first question! You are so cute and I love your blog, you ARE a blog celebrity, you konw. I totally agree with PW, love your photography and edits. You are soooo inspiring, truly!!! I've wanted to call you PP too, so funny that Hannah mentioned that. Hehe. Great job capturing the moment I'm sure PW would be flattered by your tale of the event.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

O.K...I know you're going to think I've been living under a rock, but I have not read Pioneer Woman's blog (at least I don't think I have...hard to say with all the blog hopping that goes on). Any-hoo...I have heard of her, though...and now I'm too curious to stay away. I'm off for a visit to your hero right now.

Looks like a wonderfully fun evening!

God Bless,
Kelly

Laurie said...

OMG! I've got chills! What a great Christmas present! Meeting Pioneer Woman AND she giving you kudos, but then again no surprise, we all know you are awesome!

Angie said...

Pioneer Woman is soo right about you!!! You have to be as big as Pioneer Woman! Yours is my fav!!

Molly said...

that is so awesome, I wouldn't expect anything less from her. I laughed when you said your heart started pounding after you asked your question....how fun!!

Melissa Stover said...

that was awesome! she didn't sit and chat with us OR sing. i feel so cheated! i'm moving to your state.

Anonymous said...

great to meet you too!! loved checking out your blog. cool pix!

rachel

Sabrina said...

It was so much fun, right? We missed the 15 minute Q&A, but when we got there someone filled us in: Black Heels is getting published!?!? That's going to be a ton of fun when it comes out! But for now, we need to get through all these recipes!

Renea Lynch said...

It's official.... I don't like you anymore. :P

Renea Lynch said...

Well... maybe I'm just jealous. ♥ I love my new cookbook! Wish I could get to a book signing.

Terri said...

That is so cool! I can totally imagine her smelling like cinnamon rolls!!! =)

I need to go buy her cook book!

~Kathie~ said...

I just saw PW in Minnesota on Saturday!!! But she didn't sing for us either... but I am so happy to have a signed cookbook!!

And that is so special what she wrote in your cookbook!

Kristi J said...

that so cracks me up...I've never read her blog, but I've always meant to go and check it out...I've heard lots about it...too funny, kj

cathy/showfoodchef said...

Very cool post. I was there last night, but very near the end. I think Ree was as nice at the end as the beginning; how adorable is that?

Sherrie said...

Oh.. you lucky girl!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Oh my! How exciting and fun is that?!?! She is right...you are a great photographer.

Mommy said...

Oh I'm so jealous!! How fun!!! I love reading this post...it made me laugh....you're so funny & cute! YES! YES! You ARE a GREAT photographer. Very cool that you got to meet her :)

Jules said...

How fun...and your pics are amazing. I was going to go to the Mall of America on Saturday to meet her when my plans fell apart. So disappointing.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Isn't it so surreal to meet someone you've been awing about from afar? How awesome!! I love the play by play of the evening. I'm sad, she came here about 2 weeks ago and I didnt hear about it until the day after. So sad.

Wanda said...

AWESOME!! (It's an old word....but it's the only one that fits.)

Lucky you! What fun that must have been.

ZenMom said...

Sounds like a blast.

Following from MBC.

Jennifer said...

Hi! Visiting from MBC, LOVE your blog it is too cute!

How exciting to meet Ree! I would love the chance to meet her. Like you though, I'm sure I'd hear only my heart beating like a big bass drum! Great pictures. Can't wait to read more of your blog!

Come visit me, http://thedaysillremember.blogspot.com/

Deborah Ann said...

None of the pictures loaded, but I enjoyed reading the story in-between the empty spaces, lol...

Joanna said...

Stacy, you are seriously SOOOOOO stinkin' cute! What a fun experience, and your humorous post made it feel so real for all of us! :)

Joanna said...

Stacy, you are seriously SOOOOOO stinkin' cute! What a fun experience, and your humorous post made it feel so real for all of us! :)

The Redhead Riter said...

Too cool! What a wonderful experience!

Naomi de la Torre said...

You are hilarious! I'm so happy you got to meet your idol and that she loved you too. Have a super Thanksgiving.

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jill said...

Hi there... Thanks for stopping by my little site! I totally remember seeing you there on Sunday with your "To Die For" camera. You got great shots of the evening and how awesome for you to connect with Ree like that.

I'm just so glad I went and the evening turned out even better than I had hoped for!!

I'll bookmark your site and be back for me. You're pictures are gorgeous as well as you are too!!

jill...

DCastellanos said...

How awesome! That is really neat and looks like a fun night. Just the pictures convey fun! Now I need to go and check out her book and see what its about.

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Daveda said...

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you will join me over at Grace Talk With Daveda in Touched By The Fathers love. Please come on over and check it out!

Being Loved By Him, With You,
Daveda

RN Mama said...

I feel like the worst blogger in the whole wide world that I have no idea who this woman is!

Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

*Mom's Best Bets said...

That is awesome! Was she at Borders on Oahu? Love the recap of it all:)

Michele said...

How COOL is that!!
So happy for you ;)
Great post. Thanks for sharing.

You do ROCK!!! Pioneer woman says so!! ;)

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

You are hilarious!

Love it!

You are an amazing photographer and do a great job editing!

Blessings and thankful to share this journey with you!

Jill

I Heart Faces said...

Oh how fun!! Your re-cap is great. What a gorgeous shot of the two of you:-)

-Amy

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