Well my girl T. (you know who you are ;) and a few others hooked me up with the ACTUAL photos. And yes I have them BEFORE ANYONE ELSE. And yes I am still going to meet Kate again on Tuesday, so I'm excited I was able to take off work, as my eldest daughter really wants to go too. So its a Mommy & Me day! I pray for beautiful City weather! So enjoy the reviews!
T.: I began my trek to PA from MD at 9:00 A.M. I arrived a little before 11:00 A.M. and as I was walking towards the building, I met this young woman who was also there to see the Gosselins, and we began talking. She is a local and mentioned that she knows one of the waitresses at Legends who also knows Jon and that she had told her that the whole story was blown out proportion. That girl and Jon have been friends for many years, NOTHING ELSE.
Once inside the arena we were directed to the area where the event was to take place. There was another event still going on, so we went over to the book table, and I was told that the line that was starting to form right next to the stage was for the book signing. So we decided to just stand in line and watch them from there. IT WAS A SMART MOVE!!! Had great “seats” and didn’t have to wait for hours to have our books signed. There must’ve been 1000 people there, easily. As we were waiting in line, I saw a couple of security guards move quickly towards the front of the building, which I later heard that there was some paparazzi trying to come in.
Now to the good stuff… Kate looked stunning wearing a very cute cranberry dress and black high-heeled shoes. She is thin, but not too thin and has a very nice subtle tan (not at all the “orange glow” that has been reported). Jon looked very handsome himself in dress jeans, long sleeve dress shirt and brown shoes. Kate explained that it was a treat to have Jon there, since she is so used to having an empty chair with her bottle of water next to her. And as I and I would dare say most of us had expected, Kate did most of the talking and was very candid and funny as she spoke about her pregnancy, their struggles at the beginning and how thankful they are for all the help that they received when they needed it most. And every time Jon said something he was very funny.
Jon was not there for the book signing portion of the event… Kate was very nice actually she was more personable than some famous authors that I have met at book signings in the past. And yes, she made eye contact with people. She signed both of my books, I thanked her and she thanked me for coming. There was a young girl that gave her a gift for the kids and Kate opened it while the girl was there... It was some kind of small dolls and Kate got very excited about them and thanked her and her mom for them. I took a few pictures and went on to enjoy the rest of the show. As I worked my way around the complex checking out the exhibitions and ended back at the stage area, again I said to myself IT WAS A SMART MOVE to stand in the book signing line and watch them from there!!! I am really glad that I made the trip!!!
JOYCE: I live in Harrisburg, PA and went to see Jon and Kate today at the woman's show -- I sat about 15 feet from them -- Kate is gorgeous, looked wonderful and is in great shape!!! She is funny, self-deprecating and sarcastic and told the oft-related story about her pregnancy with the tups, with Jon adding a few comments here and there. He looked a bit sheepish; and makes cute faces when she says some things. Kate (and Jon) spoke for about 45 minutes, took a short break, then Kate came out for book signings. There were about 300-400 people in line, she signed all. I stood near the signing table several times for 5 minutes or so each and observed her and listened into her small talk with many, many people. She was very gracious to everyone. When it came to our turn (I went with 3 others) for Kate to sign our books, she again was very nice to each of us. I thanked her for keeping it real, I really appreciate it and she said no problem, thank you.
UPDATE: Pennlive.com also has an article & review!