Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Star power

How does a homeschooling mom of four little children on a remote Oklahoma ranch start a blog, and within four years have millions of readers, a book in print, and movie rights sold on book number two which isn't even published yet? It has to be star power!

Mom and I drove up to Powell's Books in Beaverton to catch a glimpse of the star named Ree Drummond, otherwise known as The Pioneer Woman (or P-Dub), on Monday night when she was there for a book signing. We got there an hour before it was to start, and 250 people had already gotten tickets before us! There were over 400 people there by the time Ree showed up, and I don't think anyone left disappointed. She is beautiful, charming, funny and real - and the cookbook she wrote, designed, and took all photographs for is an absolute jewel in hardcover. Okay, so maybe her success isn't due to "star power," but to a whole lot of talent and hard work. I took a couple of candids, and then a photo of Ree and Mom during the signing of Mom's early Mother's Day gift. It was such a fun "girls' night out"!
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8 comments:

Mom L said...

What a wonderful gift for your Mom, and a fantastic day for both of you! Ree is truly amazing!

But you, too, are an amazing woman - you rock!

Nancy in Iowa

Michelle said...

Ah, Nancy, you make me blush! To be mentioned favorably in the same comment as Ree is a great honor indeed!

Texan Will Travel said...

So glad you were able to go up and have fun for the evening! But, boy, did you ever set a high standard for Mother's Day... :)

Michelle said...

Hey Sis, don't hate me for having a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! :-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh you SUCK you lucky dog! Every time she posts a tour update I look to see if she's coming near here. Glad you got to see here - too fun!

Country Girl said...

Awesome! Lucky you (and your mom). What fun, Michelle!

sheepsclothing said...

How fun! I love PW-

Anonymous said...

You're so very lucky and I'm so very jealous!