Sunday, December 9, 2007


The Robert's Snow auctions ended on Friday, and even though I was not as involved with the project as before, I decided to continue the tradition of having the end-of-auction celebratory party. But I had a rather distracting week, so when Friday rolled around I had done nothing to prepare for the party except put up the tree.
But, lucky for me, I have some amazing friends; and faster than you can say blue rose girls...I had a party spread to be proud of...
for my many fine and lovely guests.
It was great seeing and speaking to everyone that came; and it reminded me how wonderful a community the children's book industry is and how fortunate I am to be a part of it. But I have to admit, the highlight of the party for me was when Ben (of Little, Brown) challenged me to a game of wii tennis. I think the exact conversation went like this:

Ben: Grace, I'm taking you down. I'm not afraid of you.
Grace: Bring it on, dude.
Ben: Oh yeah, take that!

Grace:I can take that. Can you?
Ben: HA! Got it! Is that the best you can do?
Grace: No, but this is.
Ben: What the *?%$@#* was that? Eeeks! Okay, I take it back, I am scared.

Poor Ben, he didn't realize that even though I may not prepare well for a party, a wii game is something I'm always ready for.


Anna Alter said...

Ha ha ha, those wii pics are hilarious! I don't know what was more fun, watching people play or actually playing the game (I have some great shots of Bruno and Austin).

Also I love that group shot of us, it makes me happy and proud to be in it.

Libby Koponen said...

Me,too, happy and proud! It was a great party -- every conversation I had was really fun and how often can you say THAT after a party? The wii was hilarious to watch--and I'm also glad you captured Leo carefully choosing the BEST snowflake cookie.

Thank you Grace and everyone!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks Grace! We had a really nice time! Nice to see some familiar faces and meet some new people too!

Anonymous said...

haha! I can't tell if those pics are hilarious or embarrassing. :D You stomped me!
So I intend to practice for a year...
(Don't) Prepare for a rematch!

Truly, I had a fantastic time at your place, Grace. I would never have guessed that you prepared last minute. :p Thank you!!

Rita said...

this post is hilarious, and these pictures are great!

yamster said...

Awesome thrashing, Grace! Oh, how I miss Ben.