Thursday, July 12, 2007

Toasting Claire

And toasting... and toasting... and toasting. Last night a little celebrating happened all in honor of Cindy & Brent's new daughter Claire.

Cindy & Brent, Trixie & WaWa along with Eammon and I had a great night starting with everyone receiving photos of adorable Claire. We then all raised a glass and toasted her with a very potent and delicious Chinese cocktail a la WaWa, which was served with artichoke, feta & sun dried tomato turnovers. Next we sat down to a delicious (if I do say so myself) dinner of lamb shanks, saffron risotto and roasted French beans and tomatoes which were accompanied by a 2003 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon and a Luna d'Luna white.

Though sufficiently full and quite tipsy, no one could resist Trixie's Claire De Lune and Black Cherry cupcakes and of course a little champagne to once again toast the wee one. The girls had all reached their limit but the boys adjourned to the back yard where they enjoyed some XO cognac and cigars for a nice finish to a great evening. Big congrats again to Cindy & Brent and we can't wait for you to travel and bring wee Cletus Claire home.

p.s. Next time we celebrate it's not happening on a week night. I'm still one hurting girl and I hear through the grapevine that all the other celebrants aren't faring much better.


  1. Sounds and looks like an evening from heaven!

    Congrats to the new parents and sorry bout your aching noggin ;0)

  2. Congratulations Cindy & Brent!!!
    And OMG that sounds like an insanely great dinner. My mouth is watering - what a feast. It probably doesn't help that I can't even remember if I had dinner tonight. Maybe it was cereal? Wahhhhh.

  3. you all are the greatest and definitely know how to throw a party! thank you!

  4. OMG! You had to post the "Trixie hordes all the booze" photo didn't you?!

    Not that I have a problem with the theme of the's that I look like an elephant! Jeesh.

    But the rest looks true to form. I have vague memories of really tasty food, strong cocktails, and lots of laughter.

    Great party. Great hostess. Great reason.

  5. Looks like a super fun party! A HUGE congrats to Cindy and Brent!

  6. It looks like you had a great time and the cupcakes look so yummy! I hope you are feeling better. Being a mommy with a hangover cannot be fun.

  7. Congratulations Cindy and Brent!

  8. A good reason to be celebrating!!!

  9. mmmm, that looked like fun!



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