Thursday, May 01, 2008

Party Pics!

We had a party last night! After all, when a new frog hops out into the world covered in lip gloss, what can you do but celebrate? My sister Meg and I spent two days scouring greater Boston for everything we thought we'd need...buying everything from plates to ice to votive candles (because what kind of evening would it be if you ran out of votive candles?) as if we were hosting the summer Olympics. Not such efficient party planners are we. But what we lack in common sense, we make up for in sheer enthusiasm. Here are a few pics:

First, the incredible cake my friend Laura made...can you believe it? That's her, slicing into the masterpiece:


This is me telling the story about the guy who came out of the closet on our first date:

...and this is Steve's family laughing at me:



George from the Harvard Coop Bookstore, selling lots of books:


Which I then signed, until my already tough-to-read signature morphed to something that looked like "T4foh Ry9g--th6#kz f4 cob4ng!" (And check out Steve off to the left in the green shirt...one of our friends asked him to sign his book, given that he's the hero of the story :) )


This is my incredible sister:


and my amazing friends who dressed like waitstaff and handed around hors d'oerves made by Rob the culinary genius, who managed to evade the camera:


and Christopher Greco, who played his song Here and Now, which I describe in the book. This was the one moment in the evening when I came dangerously close to the ugly cry...Meg treked clear across from the other side of the room to bring me Kleenex:



and of course, my handsome hubby, helping me thank our family & friends:


It was a great, fun evening...enough to make every second of writerly angst totally worth it :)

18 comments:

Krissy said...

Congratulations, Trish. You look gorgeous, and it looks like it was an amazing night.
Am I the only one who thinks that Steve looks like Eli Stone?

Vanessa said...

Congratulations again on the book and glad the celebratory evening was such a success!

L Sass said...

That cake is beyond adorable! What a talented friend!

Katelin said...

Ah congrats! Sounds like a great party!

Jenny said...

Congrats, Trish! I'm off to the bookstore now.

Nilsa S. said...

Yeah, Trish. Looks like a great party for a very worth cause.

By the way, I wondered throughout the book what Steve looked like. He's a cutie - you did good!

Julia said...

I can testify that the jeans were a good choice. And the cake was not only beautiful, but delicious! Dan and I have always thought Steve looks like (fellow Cantabrigian) Matt Damon. :)

JenKneeBee said...

That cake is amazing! Congrats on the book Trish!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Awww--that's so great! I love the cake and the fact that your husband got to sign too! So glad you had such an awesome party!

Melissa said...

Trish,

We had a lot of fun seeing you guys last night. The kids were headed into meltdown mode which is why we snuck away. Gavin says that frog should be named Roger. Oh and yes, Steve looks like Matt Damon. We have said that for years :-) Have you seen our wedding pics with him?

xo
melissa & k & the kiddos
PS - your blog is fun to read!

Jen A. Miller said...

YEAH!!!! And the jeans are super cute by the way.

Swishy said...

Ohhh, it looks soooo fun! You look so pretty, too ... what a great night!

Sarakastic said...

supercongratulations! see? I'm making up new words, that's how momentous this is! The frog cake is wicked awesome.

Manic Mom said...

Sometimes when I'm reading blogs I say stuff automatically outloud and in this case I said, "OH! I WANT THAT CAKE!"

WHAT FUN!!! I want a book party too!!! Congratulations! Looks like an awesome time!

Melek said...

congratulations!!! and what a great cake! :)

Kristen said...

Yay! Looks like everyone had a great time! You look fantastic (of course!), and that cake was amazing. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there! I'm trying to get my ducks in a row to come tonight. So happy for you! :-)

LEstes65 said...

OH man that is AWESOME! You're making me have tiny moments of regret for having moved away from you and that church!!!

I love all the pictures. You are so awesome.

ellesappelle said...

Congratulations!

(That cake! Phwoar)