|Isn't he handsome :-)|
How did we get that photo right by the door you may ask. Enter my fanatic sister, we were up and at 'em and in line by 4am. We were the very first people in line, the next few began to show up about 30 minutes later.
Here we are as a foursome!
Chris also came with us to Chicago, but he was perfectly fine with snoozing and catching the show on television. Here's a photo of him being silly, and bringing attention to the sleeping man in the background lol.
So why am I even mentioning that particular Oprah trip? Well as mentioned in the first paragraph my sister sent me a text the other night telling me to sign up for another taping. I told her that I would have to pass because it's imperative that Chris and I make responsible financial decisions since we are trying to plan a wedding. Last time we all just dropped everything and took off to Chicago for 4 amazing days. If I signed up this time and they chose my name I'd have to go! So I opted out of this one. And plus, you'd think that lightning wouldn't strike twice right? But lo and behold it did!
There's another person that warrants mention in this little story, her name is Julie. Julie is one of Von's great friends who also signed up during the first round. When Andy's name got selected it was so hard for Von to tell Julie that she was not one of the people that would be going. Naturally if I bailed or if mom bailed Julie was next in line.What's worse is that though Julie signed up she never received an email at all. So the lingering hope that it might still be on it's way kept hope alive, to no avail. Until today. Today Julie was victorious! She received the email that my sister hoped she'd receive. At 3am, my sister was up checking her email and Andy's email just to see UNFORTUNATELY.
Once she spoke with Julie later that morning she asked Julie if she received tickets and turns out Julie hadn't even checked. The moment she checked her email she screamed and jumped for joy...with Von in tow because of course she would be going along. Julie received the CONGRATULATIONS email. She was finally going to the show. I was so happy for them, and fortunately they have an afternoon show which leads me to believe it will be a great episode (maybe the Favorite Things episode that tapes in November). Unlike the 9am taping that we had which was a show on aging gracefully with Raquel Welch. Regardless of the topic or who the guest may be, all that matters is that they are going to see OPRAH!!!
Here's a photo of Julie and Von together at the OSU vs. OU game. Aren't they gorgeous!!
And I have zero regrets for not signing up for a taping. I saw The Oprah Show once and I'm satisfied with that. This time my priorities prevailed. YAY JULIE!!!!!!
I'll leave you with some images from our March 2010 trip.
Aaahhhh Good Times :-)