Dec 3, 2010

Debatably the best blog post ever written.


Yes girls, this happened.

I am still on cloud nine.

Let's start at the beginning shall we? So if you have been reading recently you may have seen some appearances from new love interest, or as Jess calls him, my Mr. Big aka, Adam. Adam scores major points for making my dream come true, and for making me the happiest girl ever! I never in my life thought I would get to meet my girl, and idol, Carrie Underwood, but I DID!

Adam is in charge of sales for Lexington's minor league baseball team. Well they have concerts at the baseball park all the time so LouLou asked if he ever got to meet the celebs, and he said yes! Then a light bulb went off, and I asked if he could arrange for us to meet Carrie. Knowing of my love for her, he made some calls, and made it happen.

We were out to lunch the day he got the text from his source that said "I'll need both of your legal names, as Carries camp is very adement about knowing who is at Meet and Greet's." I swear I screamed and almost peed my pants. I was SO excited, but it still wasn't for sure. Then one day, I think two Mondays ago, I got three calls from him in like 5 minutes and I knew something was up. Before I could call him back I got a text that said "Pack your bags babe, we are going to Evansville Indiana!" I was at work and SCREAMED and started jumping up and down because I knew EXACTLY what that meant. Melisa-Beth and Kami were still in the office with me and I know they think I am nuts, but i have never been more excited. Sorry girls! ha

So that is how this came to be. Now on to last night! I took a half day and we drove up to the lovely town of Evansville IN. {sarcasm font needed} Sorry girls, but I have a bone to pick with this town. I am sure I just had a uniquely unfortunate experience but I seriously found myself saying WTF Indiana like 10 times. But I don't care where the concert was, I would have driven to Texas to meet her, and then Kristen could have come so all in all, a win win. Evansville actually ended up being a great place for the concert because the arena was so tiny and intimate. Perfect for optimal Carrie viewing.

I KNEW I would forget something, and I did. I forgot my Play On cd for her to sign. I forgot ALL of my makeup brushes. There was even a trip to the local Evansville Walmart, which ended up being a neighborhood market and having NEITHER of the things I needed. Bogus. But I figured if those were the only things I forgot life would be ok, at least it wasn't like my jeans, or like one shoe... or even worse part of my weave! haha.

So I had to get ready using my fingers and qtips for makeup brushes. No kidding. It was tricky, but I did it. I looked at Adam and I said "You aint a LouLou if you can't improvise!" And he looked at me and said "that is one of the things I just like about you so much" *smiles* I might be high maintenance, but I am the sweetest little diva ever, and would never pitch a fit about something so silly.

So we finally got ready, in record time might I ad, and headed to the arena to get our tickets and meet and greet passes!!! I was officially a nervous/excited mess. going over and over in my head what I wanted to say to her. This was the plan (thanks to y'alls help!!)

PinkLouLou: "Hi Carrie! Gosh it must be so exhausting always having people tell you that you look like me!"
Carrie: "Oh yeah wow we are twins, haha wanna be BFFS?"
PinkLouLou: "Of course! Really, it means so much to me to finally meet you, I am so glad this guy (points to Adam) could arrange all of this!"
Carrie: "Oh wow that is sweet, aren't sweet boys great?"
PinkLouLou: "Yes they are! Speaking of sweet boys, you, Mike, Adam and I should double date, how about drinks after the concert?"
Carrie: "That is a great idea! Here is my number, my limo will pick you guys up out front!"
PinkLouLou: "Great, see you then! so nice to meet you!"

Unfortunately this did not take place.

I took the advice of my friend Catherine, how has met her idol Jsimps, and tried to be at the back of the line. a. to maximize time of me creepily getting to appreciate her gorgeousness from afar, and b. in hopes to have a longer conversation because no one is behind me. I was immediately awestruck at how gorgeous and TINY she is! When I finally got up to her, I walked up hugged her and said "Hi Carrie, my name is Allison, it is so nice to meet you! I got you a belated wedding gift." And then I handed her the gift I wrapped for her, and then went silent. For about 30 seconds. Then she signed my planner (since I forgot the damn cd) and we took a pic and I said "It really is so nice to meet you, thank you so much."

Ok, not genius or anything but at least I didn't say anything too creepy, and i did not wet myself, or cry, so I am thinking that is a success.

We each were allowed to have one pic, and one thing signed. When sweet Adam got up to Carrie, he said "Hi Carrie, it is so nice to meet you, but this is really all for her" and then told me he wanted me in the pic with her. He also got her to sign a PinkLouLou biz card, and then he gave it to me to have. My heart melted just a little bit ;)

It was unbelievable to meet her. She is perfect. She is sweet, gorgeous, fun, and smelled great too! haha. Carrie if you are reading, what perfume were you wearing? {y'all know I totally plugged my blog} Sorry for making sure PinkLouLou biz cards were in her gift, along with a sweet note written on PinkLouLou stationary, with all of my website/contact info listed on the back. Creepy? No, just smart I think, I needed to make sure she could get ahold of me if she wanted to be BFF's. Just efficient marketing in my book.

The concert was fantastic. This was the third time I have seen her live, and I am still blown away at her talent. Girl can freaking SING like I can't believe. Seriously, she is an angel and I just love her. Did I mention row 8? AWESOME seats. I don't think I stopped smiling all night. It was so fun having little girls come up to me in the bathroom/in line for drinks, and ask if I was Carrie, SO cute!

Here are some pics from the night...

Adam brought me a pink rose for Carrie day! *sweetie*



This is the ornament I gave to Carrie, for her and Mike's first Christmas together! I blinged it of course ;)


I decided a card was my sure fire way to get her to remember me, explain the gift, and leave her with contact info if she wanted to hire me to be her stunt double, or just to be besties. Whatev. This is what the card said... I think it did the job. I have high hopes for an email... HA.

"Carrie,
It is such an honor to meet you! I just wanted to give you a little belated wedding gift! You and I got engaged within days of each other last year. My wedding never took place, but God have different plans for me!

Here is to wishing you and Mike a life full of love and happiness! You are an inspiration to me everyday.

And if you ever need blog design services, you email me! {websites are so 1995, Carrie Underood needs a fabulous blog!} :)

xoxoxo
PinkLouLou, aka Allison "


So excited on the way to the concert!!


Last minute gift construction!


Just sportin the meet and greet sticker!


Just trying to "blend in"


Adam, I can't even thank you enough. I never ever thought that this would actually happen, and the fact that you just snapped your fingers and voila dream come true it still just unbelievable. It means so much to me that making me smile is so important to you. Thank you for such a wonderful night. I am so happy I got to share this experience with you, the memories we made will last forever!

Thanks girls for all of your comments and emails recently, and for your help preparing me for my special Carrie day! I love y'all so much!! Now I am off to shower and get ready for Billie Jo's Christmas party. Oh the life of a socialite ;) haha

Everyone have a GREAT weekend, and Carrie, you are amazing and I wanna see pics of that ornament on your Christmas tree! Just sayin'...

62 comments:

Sara L. said...

Looks like such an amazing time!! Great idea with the gift, I love what you chose, too cute!!

TeachingInHeels said...

WOW!!! She is gorgeous...It sounds like everything was great! I love the ornament. Adam is a keeper :)

LivKit said...

Aww how exciting! and so sweet he did this! You look so cute and happy! Looks like you had a blast and I am sure you did! Congratulations!

leemeandthegirls said...

That ornament is possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. And, just so you know, I've kinda been waiting for this post all day. Just sayin'.

Kristin said...

SOOOOO COOL! That is so exciting and I am so happy you got to meet your hero! :) Sounds like that boy is a keeper!

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

Precious! I'm so glad you were able to meet your idol! I hope those 30 seconds of silence weren't taken up by you smelling her hair or plucking a strand or something! I'm so happy for you and it looks like a great time with a great fella.

Abby said...

You look 12 kinds of gorgeous! And I am so jealous! So glad your dream came true :)

Venassa said...

That is so awesome! I love Carrie. I've been to one of her concerts and it was amazing.

I love your gift. It's super cute. And good job on leaving your blog info. Maybe we'll see her around her sometime. Guest post? haha.

Candace said...

I love her too. And you are BOTH gorgeous. How much fun!!

star said...

Oh my! I am so happy for you girl! You finally met your idol! You two look like twins, no joke! You looked gorgeous, as always!

Life, Love, and Labs said...

O...M...G...!!! Okay, first off, you looked absolutely gorgeous! Perfect Carrie-meeting attire! Secondly, the ornament you made for her might just be the cutest thing I've ever seen. What a great gift! How crazy is it to think that something you made for Carrie Underwood might actually be sitting on her Christmas tree right. this. moment...! Ahh I'm so jealous!! Congratulations girl!

Whitney said...

That's freakin awesome! What a fun experience. I am so jealous. I love Carrie Underwood. Plus, what a sweet guy for setting that up. Sounds like a keeper!

Leah said...

Wow, that's incredible!!! Great job on taking all the pictures before and after the big meet and greet. I honestly don't think that I could ever my two music idols-John Mayer or Beyonce because I would just be a bluthering idiot and probably cry tears of joy the entire time. : ) So, I'm impressed that you held it together so well.
You really do look like her! So fun!

According to Ashley said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY! I am so happy for you! That ornament is the most adorable thing ever. Hello Pink Lou Lou etsy shop??? I would buy that in a heartbeat (since it's my 1st married Christmas, too). I really wonder if she'll check out your blog?!? How could you NOT after receiving such a cute gift?

Natalie said...

How cool that you got to meet her?! Y'all really do look SO much alike! I love the gift you got for her, too cute!

Jessica said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time! She's gorgeous and so are you, totes twins. ;)

Jill said...

Ok, a list...
1--Your teeth are whiter than Carrie's. Your secret, s'il vous plaƮt? You've inspired me; I sit here in Crest Whitestrips.

2--Second, I heart your man. Ok, not like that, but how awesome is he?! The LL boys are the best.

3--Wednesday, 5:30. Leah will give you the d's. This time I will not be ill, I promise. Be there.

4--I love that ornament. Seriously, Etsy girl. You're awesome!

Seriously. Wednesday!!!

Jesslyn Amber said...

That's amazing Allison! You looked beautiful!!!
I'm so happy for you! :)

-Jesslyn

A Wedding Story said...

Dang girl!!! How cute are you? That is seriously so cool!

Jess said...

I still cannot get over how incredibly smooth about it you were! LOVE every detail!! I am super proud of you for not peeing yourself! I bet she LOVED the ornament! Esp since it's their very first Christmas together! Tell Adam he is a keeper....Reeed who? oooooooooooooh! <3

CMae said...

You looked so good in all your pictures you took that night! ALL are frame worthy! Lucky girl! Congrats!

mFw said...

You are so precious!!!! I LOVE the pic of the 2 of you!!! Adam was so sweet to do all of this for you!! I loved reading this and I'm just so happy for you!!!

Petchie said...

That is so awesome that you got to meet her, how exciting! & you two do look so much Alike! It is so crazy, could have been twins. Cute post.

xoxo
Petchie

S said...

WOW! Congratulations on getting a wish come true!

Brit said...

a. of all. you are beautiful. Like I said on fb...Carrie needed a bigger poof! You should have poofed her before she went out on stage.

b. of all. can this dream machine man of yours make my dreams come true. I hope you don't think I'm a look alike but Dolly Parton is my idol and I would totally have pee pants, word vomit, nervous jitters and ticks and all of the above if I could meet her. HA!

c. of all you look faboosh. I know I already told you that but seriously... love the hair, the makeup the outfit. I honestly thought you looked better than carrie... and I think Carrie is BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING!

I'm so happy for you! Also... Mr. Adam Biggie Big has already done this well.. I can't wait to see what's around the corner! =)

My Two Cents ...before I spend it said...

You are way too cute for your own good!

It looks like Adam is a keeper! Glad y'all had a great time and that your dream of meeting Carrie came true! You really do look like her!

BelleinBows said...

Seeing you two side by side is ridiculous! Y'all look so much alike, I cannot get over it. So pretty.
It was great to read your recap, I was hoping that the night went well for you. Your gift for her was too adorable and well thought out. Hope she checked your blog out!

Design Apprentice said...

Girl, this is my first time getting to catch up on blogs and I am so happy to read all of this and get the deets! So happy for you you deserve it! Adam is such a winner, and hey he's pretty darn lucky too!

Katy said...

You were right! This is the best post ever. go you for having such a good time, and you looked fabulous!!! I guess Congrats?!!!!
xo
Katy

Krizia said...

hi just followed you. your blog is so interesting!!! Beautiful blog, beautiful lady!

Marian said...

Everything about this post is fabulous!! Especially you...and Carrie...but more so you:) So happy for you!!

Samantha said...

Looks like you all had a blast! What a lucky girl! (:

Carly said...

That is all so exciting! Y'all really do look alike!

Rachel said...

I am just DYING right now. OMG. I am so incredibly jealous of you!!! And seriously, I'm loving this post. You are too freaking funny. You looked gorrrrgeous, too. Wow, I'm rambling. But seriously, I'm just in awe. She's totally my girl crush.

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

This sounds totally perfect! I am so happy for you. Adam is one handsome guy ;)

Kasey Lynne said...

I. AM. DYING!!!!!
I still can't believe you got to meet Carrie!!!! I can only imagine how you felt. Thanks for sharing all the pictures...makes it seem like we were right there drooling over the experience of meeting her!

p.s. looks like you got a catch there ;)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

How exciting!!

Lauren said...

SO EXCITING!!! Oh my gosh! And I think you may have found yourself a keeper, girl!! Adam sounds like a great guy! Does he have any single brothers?! ha!

Rach said...

So glad your dream came true :) And what a truly special guy, definitely so hard to find these days!

and p.s. I think you looked even prettier than Carrie!

Michaela said...

I just read this post three times! I love it!

You look fab, so happy you got to meet her! Your gift for her is so cute.

What a lucky lady you are, Adam is a special guy. Glad you had a great time :)

Kelsey said...

you look unbelievablly(word?)gorgeous! your picture with her turned out perfect and in all of the ones with you and Mr.English you look so happy! I am so glad that you got to do this

Brown Girl said...

Haha, you are so awesome. I love the ornament you gave her, it was so pretty!!

Pat & Amy Plus 1 said...

How stinking exciting! Dare I say I think your hair looked better than Carrie's?! She may need to consider replacing her hair stylist with you! Such a cute idea with the ornament too! Love it!

DASH Photography said...

I agree... best blog post ever written! :) You looked beautiful! and had the perfect meeting Carrie Underwood outfit! What a fun night....may the memories made stay with you for a long, long time!

Angie said...

So fun! That is awesome you got to meet her! I was at the Carrie Underwood concert last night here in Iowa. You guys do look a lot alike!

Beth said...

this is by far the best post ever. you two are twins. you looked fab and that boy of yours is definitely a keeper. so excited for you and glad you had an awesome time...but i mean, did you think you wouldn't.

p.s. good job on the little gift...such a neat idea. i'm sure you'll def be BFF's after that.

Sophie P said...

UNREAL!!!! Oh my god- you guys really do look so similar! I had to look closely and figure out which of you was Carrie, haha! Looks like you had an amzing day and I just L.O.V.E your hair! XXXX

P.S. Mr Adam is a bit of a fittie! ;-)

Katie said...

I'm so glad you decided to give her a belated wedding gift!!!! That ornament is so cute and she'd be crazy not to contact ya hehe Good job and I'm so happy for you!! Did she say anything about how you do look like her???

Ashley said...

How fun!! I'm super excited for you and ridiculously jealous! :)

Erin said...

You are so adorable. I may be just a little bit jealous! lol. You need to keep that boy!

Kerr said...

ah!! how fantastic!!! yall look like sisters standing next to each other. I always knew you looked alike but in that picture its crazy to see how similar yall are. I am so glad you had a blast. and I cant wait to hear more about this Adam fellow, he sounds like a keeper!!

Jessica said...

OMGGGG ahhh I'm soo soo jealous right now! You looked absolutely adorable! Adam is for sure a keeper! I'm sure Carrie loved her present from you! The ornament is too cute! And where is that leather jacket from? I'm dying over it.

bethany said...

plllllllllllleeaaasss share where you got your jacket

Politics and Pearls said...

I didn't know you lived in Lexington?!! We should totally be real life friends and Carrie Stalkers together!

Glad you had fun. Loved Loved Loved the ornament.

Polish and Pearls said...

I'm so glad you didn't pee yourself or cry! You looked super cute- and it sounds like he's a keeper to me!

Sole Matters said...

loved reading this! CUTE ornament!! still waiting on the weave how-to post ;)

p.s. marry that guy!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What a fantastic night!! Adam is just the sweetest! You two are so cute together...you and Carrie, that is ;) ha... But really, I am so happy for you that this all happened, and I love your gift to her, that ornament is adorable!!

Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} said...

OH my gosh your little gift is super cute! I bet CU just LOVED it :)

Camille said...

You are just too pretty and you look JUST like Carrie! I'm a huge fan of hers too!! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog! :)

Ali Grace@Ali Grace Fashions and Trends said...

HAHAH! OMGosh! You are ADORABLE! Cracking me up over here! You look a lot like little miss Carrie! Looks like you both had fun! I am now following you!

Ali XOXO

www.ali-grace.com

I Am Not a Stalker said...

I LOVED reading this post! I played a game with Carrie on the "Ellen" show back in April and then finally got a picture with her in May (http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2011/05/25/simon-fullers-walk-of-fame-star-ceremony/). I absolutely LOVE her. And you do look JUST like her. :)

Might as well, can't dance... said...

Still reading vintage PLL posts but OMG on this one describing meeting her you soooo said "Blown Away"!!!! Too cool! I do not say coincidence, but rather a "God Wink"!!! Love it!

 

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