Thursday, March 8, 2012

News Flash: A Hollywood Baby Shower!

Well we've been back for almost a week and I wanted to get the photos up from the shower our LA friends threw for us.  It was amazing, and we are so, so lucky to have such an awesome group of friends that worked so hard to help us celebrate the arrival of our daughter.  The theme was a Hollywood Baby Shower, so everyone had celebrity baby name tags on, which corresponded with their bottle aka "adult cocktail"...One of the hosts of the party put together a portrait studio with a "Bill and Doug's Baby Shower" back drop.  It was hilarious and so, so special...these photos will be something we will have for a long, long time.  Thanks Asher!  There were a ton of other classic touches like cupcakes with pacifiers stuck in them, black and white celebrity photos with pacifiers, only one game, thank goodness (but it was a hilarious diaper game where you had to act the clue out that was inside the diaper), pink and silver balloons, good eats, drinks, a red carpet, paparazzi (kind of), the list goes on.  Thank you Asher, Scott, James and Terrance.  Your creativity and hospitality and love for us is overwhelming.

Many, many photos from the special day.

FEBRUARY 25, 2012

James working hard and sucking on some helium

Scott arranging the yummy cupcakes!

Asher setting up the studio

The corny but pretty frickin' hilarious!

One of the first of many portraits (ummm, can you say, "double chin?")

I thought this was a cute photo of Bill

Suck 'em up!

Marco and Steve

John and Chris

Asher and Jason (from the Stalking the Stork blog)

Uncle Todd flew in from San Francisco...

My good friend from eons ago, Pam

Pam and her girlfriend, Laura

Iris and Tiffani, Mia, me, Julie

Tiffani and Mia goofing off

Paul (who flew in from Austin) and Marco

My nephew, Lucas, and my grand nephew (?) Ashton with Bill and me

More goofing off

Smiles...(and more double chins)

More smiles and our "Dad" crowns -- such a good idea!

Bill and me with Laura and Pam

Me and Bill with Stalking the Stork's Adrian and Jason

Amie and me -- camera snapped a shot, unbeknownst to us

Jason and Mark with Bill

Asher, Klaus and Darren (who flew in from SF), Todd and Paul

David (who flew in from DC) -- who we will be staying with for baby pick-up in May!

Me, Darren, Bill

Todd's getting frisky

Terrance and James hosted the shower in their beautiful home. They also introduced us to our surrogate (score!)

I love my Mia (who drove down from Montecito)


More goofing off

Such good lucky!

The hostesses with the mostesses

James and Terrance and their beautiful daughter Flynn

J&T&F with James' brother, Michael

Take the "D" off and it becomes AD for Art Director

Dogs and Babes and lots of grins

James -- nice smile

We think Todd had a love affair with the pacifier cupcakes

I'm not sure what ended up in

Terrance and Flynn aka "Blanket" (MJ's son - WTH?)

Opening a few presents. I once again look like a giant

Someone's got boobies

And one has popped

Love for Flynn

No photographs, please!

mmmmm...bottle cocktails!

Flynn showing off

Klaus & Darren and Todd, and Asher's fingers

Lucas and high-flying Ashton

Catching some air!

Diaper Game Teams

What's in this diaper?

A kiss for Flynn

Scott, drinking on the job

How do you thank the people that have given you SO MUCH. 
We tried to express our appreciation -- but words cannot express how incredibly fortunate we are.  


  1. I think only at a gay baby shower does the booze get finished off but the cupcakes stay intact!

    Thanks for a great time!

  2. Wow! Your daughter is so lucky to have such an incredible network of extended family who clearly care VERY much about you guys! So glad you enjoyed the special day!

  3. The photos are so bubbly. You had so much fun with the baby shower.

  4. OMG!!!! How absolutely amazing! You are so blessed with wonderful friends and family. Thanks for sharing I can't stop smiling at all the beautiful pictures.

    Hugs all around.

  5. That looks like a PARTY!
    fun and very funny!
    You're going to be Dads...SOON!!!!

  6. What a wonderful shower!! You sure have great friends!!! Not too long to go before we finally get to see this long awaited angel! Very exciting!!

  7. What a fabulous and fancy baby shower!

  8. Those cupcakes with pacifiers are the best.

  9. I'm jealous! That looked like a baby shower I would have really enjoyed! So much fun with great friends and family. You are truly blessed. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. It was fun to be able to share in your special day.

  10. Hi guys! Love, LOVE the baby shower pictures and it looks like it was truly a wonderful day. You deserve every minute of it!! We are so incredibly happy for you and we are counting the days with you. xoxoxo

  11. Looks like you all had an amazing time! It looks like tons of fun was had by all. I can't believe how close you guys are getting, how exciting!

  12. What an amazingly fun group of friends! You two are very fortunate guys.

    67 days left!

  13. Now that's the way to throw a baby shower...major creative kudos to everyone for pulling this all together...what wonderful friends you have and sharing the love is so very easy!!!

  14. You guys are a trip. That little girl is going to have one heck of a sense of humor!
    I can't believe you're in the 60's. We just hit the 80's and I am freaking out.
    DADS. SOON!!!

  15. Amazing! Congratulations! Great friends surrounding and supporting you guys! We have many gay friends that want to become fathers so I am going to share your site on my blog and facebook with them! Congrats! You guys are amazing!

  16. OMG How did I miss this post!!!! I love all the pictures! It looks like you have so many supportive and loving friends! Love it!!!