Monday, May 7, 2012

A memorable evening with Jeff and Kevin (and Kirby)

Saturday night Bill and I and our good friend, David, hung out in DC with Jeff and Kevin and their dog Kirby. They were INCREDIBLE hosts and FABULOUS cooks...their home is ABSOLUTELY beautiful and we couldn't have had a more AMAZING time.  I was especially honored to have a lap dance by their dog, Kirby, who apparently only bestows this honor for very special VIPs.

To boot, the boys bought us ADORABLE gifts for our little girl.  AND US???... we walked in EMPTY-HANDED, no present for their little guy!!!  We are sooooo lame.  But we've got something in mind when we get back to Hawaii, that will hopefully be a perfect present for their baby boy.  No Jeff and Kevin, we promise it WON'T be a lap dance!

And just when we thought the evening couldn't get any better, I got a phone call from Jason of Stalking the Stork, with the news about his daughters, Olivia and Clara, who were born just a wee bit early, but are doing very well in the NICU in Delhi.  It was wonderful to hear Jason's excitement in his voice...as a new father. Yay!!!...Congrats boys!!!

So thanks Jeff and Kevin...for the conversation, the swapping of "family drama" stories, for making the blog world even smaller (in more ways than one), and for making us feel so comfortable in your home (did we stay too late??...drink too much wine???...or leave the toilet seat up by mistake????).

Seriously though, we had SO MUCH fun hanging with our blog buddies-turned-our-new-BFFs-in-DC!!! So glad we took you up on the invitation.

Hopefully the next post will be about another healthy baby being born.  YES, we are still waiting...but having a lot of fun while doing it.  As you can tell:

(THEY REALLY DO EXIST, AND AREN'T A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION!)
;-)

37 comments:

  1. Oh how nice is this!! What a wonderful group you are!! All of you have been through so much that these babies are HIGHLY anticipated and we are ALL waiting with you!!! I hope your little girl makes an appearance soon!!!

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    1. Thanks Kerrie...you guys have been there from the beginning. Appreciate all our support and encouragement along the (long) road!

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  2. How fun! I wouldn't have minded being a fly on the wall for this visit. I am sure many laughs were had.

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    1. Haha Melissa! Yes, there was some dishing and laughing going on...overall a very fun evening.

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  3. OMG! You ALL really do exist! The relationships that the blog community creates is just so awesome! I'm super jealous! You all MUST promise...if you're ever in Denver...that we can get together too! Surros know how to have a good time, too! ;)

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    1. You got it, Jeni! And believe me, I BELIEVE you!!

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  4. Sorry I wasn't there! Holding my breath for all of you... but you already know that.

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    1. You guys were there in spirit! Thanks again for the call! Now go get those baby girls! :-)

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  5. Hey, I recognize those dudes! This is too much. My blogging world is colliding!!!
    So great to see you all together. I keep checking on you...!
    m.

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    1. The collisions my blogging world has had in the past six months is astounding! We had a major small world experience at J & K's house...several worlds, including our surrogate's with their's, had a head-on collision. It was nuts! Thanks for checking in...it's all coming down SOON, WE HOPE!

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  6. Awwww so fun! For some reason your blog is not on my list any more!!!

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    1. We're all still hear, guys...having just a LITTLE pre-baby fun :-)

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  7. What a great thing for all 4 of you. So happy you had great company to help pass the time till your little Angel arrives.

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    1. Thanks Rhonda -- you've also been there from the beginning...so thanks for following patiently along!

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  8. You all look so happy. Can't wait to hear your update.

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  9. It is just so awesome when you meet fellow bloggers on the surrogacy journey! I am just so thankful to have met Ryan and Ruben (India Calling) as I feel we are going to be lifetime buddies now. And you know we already have plans to visit Disneyworld in 5 years time with our little ones and theirs!!!! Hope you get news soon about your little one. They say this 9 month waiting period is supposed to prepare us for parenthood....

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    1. yes, the experience of blogging and making friends was never on my list of things I was looking for by starting to write...but it's been one of the best byproducts ever.

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  10. So. Jealous. Had I been home, I would have totally invited myself. Glad you guys had a great time-- you're all going to make such amazing dads!

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    1. Thanks Bernadette...there was a lot of TESTOSTERONE in the room so we needed a woman to balance it out. We'll be back though...so let's take a rain check FOR SURE. Thinking about you guys in Delhi!

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  11. AWESOME!!! Loved this post. I too am SUPER JEALOUS!!! I am sure this was a really great evening for all of you! And I like Jeni, want you guys' word that if you come to Orlando we get to meet!! I am super fun, I promise, haha! ;-) If I ever get a chance to come to Hawaii, I will be shouting it from the rooftop! :) Anxiously awaiting your news!!

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    1. Everyone was in our thoughts...for sure, Tonya...and some in our conversations!...we love all our blog buddies! :-)

      You got our word -- Orlando...Hawaii...we're meeting up!

      News forthcoming...progress..but no cigar as of yet! XO

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  12. Awww...how cute....people without children having a nice dinner party. That seems so RETRO! LOL!
    ENJOY, boys....sounds like a fantastic time.
    WAITING WAITING WAITING along with you.....

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    1. We wished you all could be there...with our without children...
      WAITING...the last days seem like an ETERNITY!

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  13. It sounds like you all had a great time! Only 9 days to go - so exciting!!

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    1. Thanks girls! 9 days...seems like 90 at this point! LOL...thanks for following along...HUG

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  14. Psst - I am totally stalking. I'm usually more discreet about my stalkings but it's been almost 24 hours since your last post and I can't help but wonder out loud what the baby status is.

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    1. You have my word that I'll post something, anything, as soon as we go in to active labor. We aren't there yet...but it seems like it's close...early labor symptoms but that's all I can say...thanks for checking in, Melissa! HUGS.

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  15. Awww, group hug. Get a room guys! xxx (Meg n Tobes)

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    1. I expected this post from Meg (not Tobes, of course...lol). We had fun talking about y'all...bahahahaha!!!! (JOKE).

      XXXXXX

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  16. Lap Dances aren't always as cool as they should be, really! This anticipation is just too much and I'm not even the papa-to-be!

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    1. it's been a long time since I've had a lap, dance, Sophie....well maybe not a doggie lap dance (maybe I should just stop typing now). ANTICIPATION is HUGE right now...

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  17. I'm jealous you all got to meet and hang out. Sounds like you had fun.

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  18. 'twas!! Glad you made it homes are and sound!

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