Ok those of you who know me, know how very much I love everything Paula Deen! A little while back my bff Aimee and I decided we are going to try and get on Paula's Party. So we investigated the process of how to get on a taping of the show. It was like applying for a job! I submitted bios on us which included our basic information, pictures, and a short essay. In the essay I wrote about the journey's Aimee and I are currently on and that we are celebrating the big 3-0 this year and wanted to party with Paula. Here is what I wrote:
First let me begin by saying how much I love Paula Deen! I TIVO all her shows, have every cookbook, and subscribe to Cooking With Paula. (I even gave subscriptions to the magazine as Christmas gifts) Ok that may make me sound a little fanatic, but I just really enjoy watching the fun Paula has in the kitchen. I especially enjoy the segments where Paula cooks with her family. That is so important to me! My name is Jessica Crow and I have been married to the most wonderful man, Jason, for 6 ½ years. We have 2 beautiful children, Jackson who is 3 ½ years old and Madeline who is 14 months old. I am so blessed to be a stay at home mommy. Not only is Jason a wonderful husband and daddy, he is our HERO! He is in the United States Army Reserves and is currently deployed for the 2nd time in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are so proud of him! This year I am turning the big 3-0 and there is absolutely nothing I want to do more than spend it partying with Paula Deen and my best friend Aimee (who just turned the big 3-0 ). Aimee is the most precious friend anyone could ever pray for. She knows me completely and has been with me through deployments and childbirth (and everything in between). Aimee and her precious husband, Carlton, will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary this summer. Carlton is the pastor at the church we attend and Aimee is a stay at home mommy as well. They are blessed with a daughter Hannah Grace who will be 6 in April and a son Noah who is 3 ½ years old. On January 22 of this year Aimee gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Sophie Ann, but because God chose to make her special He took her home to be with Him after just 9 minutes. This has been an incredibly difficult journey for them, but with God’s grace they are making it.
Being on Paula’s Party would give us the opportunity to take a break, celebrate being 30!, and just let our hair down! Thank you for taking the time to read our stories. If you have additional questions about us or our stories please call us! It would be difficult to write our complete stories without it turning into a short novel, but we will gladly talk with you anytime.
Well this morning I got a call from the company that produces Paula's Party (Follow Productions). WE WERE CHOSEN TO BE ON THE SHOW!!! (can you tell how excited I am???) What's even more exciting than that is we are going to New York for the taping! Oh I am so excited. Poor Jackson is laid up on the couch with stomach virus watching me scream and dance around like a fool. (oh I hope the neighbors could not see in through the blinds) I called Aimee and we screamed some more. When we finally calmed down from all the excitement we decided on our date and I called the Production Company back. The lady tells me we were in her "SPECIAL PILE". She could not tell me what the topic for the show is, but here is what I know: we are going to New York the week of April 14th. We will attend the taping on April 16th and we have to wear cocktail dresses! (COCKTAIL DRESSES!!!...my wardrobe consists of jeans, jogging suits, and I think there is a pair of black pants in there somewhere...can we say SHOPPING TRIP!) The taping is in Manhattan (Chelsea Market) at the Food Network Studios. Did I say yet that I am so excited? Aimee and I can not even talk on the phone we are just too busy screaming. She and I need this trip sooo bad! And it should be interesting, neither one of us have ever been to New York. Anyone been to New York that could offer some advice???
Just when I think my day is going to be a fun filled day of cleaning up puke I get a call like this...it really brightened my day. God is so good all the time! In my deepest moments of depression He is so sweet and real to me. And then for this to happen...He knows me so well...He knows that I need some girl time :)
I will keep you updated about Paula's Party as I learn more. :)