This past Saturday morning Jarrod and I got up and drove about 20 minutes up the road to meet Sherry and John face to face. I tried on about 47 outfits before settling on hot pink skinny jeans, black tank top, and black cardigan.
We arrived about 75 minutes before the official book signing began and the line was already down the street! We got in line and began the wait.
|Our view for most of the morning.|
We quickly made friends with others waiting in line. Natalie from Oklahoma and her husband were directly behind us. The husbands commiserated and made fun, but really enjoyed themselves. Just before 11am we geeked out because John and Sherry came out!
And the name of my son...
My hands might have gotten a little clammy...
But Sherry and John were so friendly and excited! I gave them some chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin bread. Sherry said that John LOVES seasonal things and he'd love it. They took my books and we got down to signing.
I'd brought my book from home but purchased one from the store to have them sign for my dear friend Renee. She had a baby earlier this week and I knew she'd love the book. I told them about Renee and John signed it like this:
Katie Bower and how we hope her baby boy comes soon! (As I'm typing, she's being induced and I'm praying for a safe and healthy delivery!) John said he wished baby boy #2 would have been born on his birthday earlier in the week.
Then they asked Wesley's name and commented about him being so cute. Or something like that.
Katie Bower, Clara and Wesley (sorry, Will, there's a new man in town!), and perhaps that's all...
After they signed my book, I signed theirs! I have no idea what I wrote... I don't know that I even acknowledged Jarrod. While I did this, I waited for the two girls behind me in line. We decided we'd take a picture together. Sherry liked that. "Line friends!"
We were out of the store by noon on the dot. The line was well out the door, around the corner, and down the street. Jarrod had a fantastic time, Wesley was a champion, and it was definitely one of the best Saturday mornings ever!
A huge thanks to Sherry and John for traveling, writing an awesome book, allowing us to invade their life, and letting this turbo-awkward girl geek out on a Saturday!