I’ve been following the blog Young House Love for a few years now. When I found out they were coming to Palo Alto on their book tour I knew I had to be there!
Gabe and I drove down and stayed with his brother and sister-in-law. They were so sweet and even offered to watch the kids…and Joel, so we could go and enjoy ourselves!
We got there about an hour before the doors open and were already pretty far back in line. It was being held at a West Elm and they had hired a caterer to provide snacks for those in line. It was fabulous! First up were mini milkshakes. It were very cute but a hot chocolate might have been more appropriate considering the temperature and the fact that we were all waiting outside.
It was a good thing we got there when we did because the line got really long!
Before we knew it, we were inside! And just like all the other West Elm book signings, they had the custom YHL themed cookies. They didn’t taste too bad either
We met the sweetest ladies while we were standing in line. One of them, My Friend Kelly, brought a gift for John & Sherry’s daughter Clara. It’s so cute, I’m thinking of tracking down the company and getting one for my Claire. Alanna, the other woman I met in line isn’t pictured here but her blog is This Modern Wife.
The line went quite quick and then I was next up to meet John & Sherry. I felt a little silly about being so giddy to meet them. But I just love their blog and they are so totally the people you want to be BFF’s with.
It was a fabulous experience. They were just as nice as I expected them to be. I hope they get some serious rest once this book tour is over, their hands must be TIRED!
All in all, the trip went pretty darn well. As evidenced by this scene that took place for THE ENTIRE DRIVE HOME. You don’t know how rare that is. Pretty freaking awesome is what it is.
Update: Thirty minutes after walking in the door when we arrived home, I got a call from the West Elm in Palo Alto. They held a raffle for a mirror that John & Sherry signed and I WON! I never win anything so I kept asking the guy if this was really happening. I must admit I never saw it so I have no idea what it looks like. I can’t wait to see it!