Monday, February 15, 2010

THE Best Christmas Present, Possibly, Ever.

I'm going to depart from the usual things we post about on this blog because I just HAD to share this with all of you. For Christmas, the youngest thing with winger (who lives in Austin) surprised us other "things" with quite possibly THE best Christmas gift ever. She went to a book signing of the Pioneer Woman's new cookbook, stood in line with her friend Wendy for HOURS, got autographs, and get this: VIDEO TAPED THE WHOLE GOSH DARN THING. All this despite the fact that they'd worked all day, and had no idea who PW was (can you believe they actually admitted this to PW's face! oh the horror!) Believe me - they know now!!!

Emily gave us our presents by having us sit down and watch the video all together. We had no idea what it was about, but when we realized, I'm not ashamed to admit there was screaming.... aaaaand squealing.....aaaand maybe just a little bit of heavy breathing....of the purely platonic variety of course. It was the grown woman's equivalent of seeing the New Kids on the Block as a junior high girl. So without further ado I bring you, "Emily and Wendy on a Mission:"

Pioneer Woman from Emily Ward on Vimeo.

Marlboro Man's signature:

Ree/PW wants me to "enjoy (heart)" her book :-)

So how many of you out there are Pioneer Woman Fans? Who's got her cookbook? What recipe is your favorite? ....Do you think I'm a crazy fan and have no idea who PW is? It's ok to think I'm a little crazy but go check PW out and come back and thank me when you get hooked!


  1. MM's favorite sandwich is! I loathe onions, but eat it up every time!

  2. this is why i love your family :)

  3. I love PW. She's so unassuming like no one reads her blog. I think that's why we all love her. That and her give aways.

  4. I know PW.... Try the Apple Dumplings. O-M-G, we have officially re-named them Crack Dumplings. : )

  5. Hi. I'm a friend of Emily's friend Jen. That's how I found your blog. First of all, I love all your art work!! Jen talks about all of you ladies a lot and I can see why she love's you so much. Second of all, I LOVE PW!! I read ever word of her "Black heels to tractor wheels" love story in a 24 hr time period (I did not accomplish much else during that time!). I haven't tried any of her recipes yet, but I drool over all her food photos. I loved the video. What a great sister you have!

  6. That.Video.Was.SO.CUUUTE! Wish I could've seen your faces when you got your books! What a wonderful thing for them to do for you!
    Jenny Shain, Life Coach

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