Shawn Rabideau

Shawn discusses his anniversary with Michael, Bethenny and Jason's banter, and Max's boundary issues.

on Mar 14, 2011

In last week's webisode Michael and I actually have a day off. We had been working for about three weeks straight planning and designing about three parties a week. We needed a day to catch up, just him and me. Of course I had to add more to our plate because I can rarely sit still. With Christmas fast approaching, I felt the need to give out our annual "Holiday Mix." It's gotten to the point that old clients and vendors beg for us to make this mix. . .it's a box full of gooey sugary goodness. By the time we receive the "thank you" email everyone tells us it's gone. It's really that good!

And as if we didn't have enough to do I thought it might be a good idea to not only plan our annual Christmas gathering, but also plan our eighth anniversary. Over the past eight years Michael and I have been through a lot together both personally and professionally. The road to this point in our life hasn't been an easy one. No one said it would be easy, and I know the road ahead won't always be filled with sunshine and fields of poppies. Life is short and I thought it would be great to entertain. Rarely do straight relationships make it to eight years, and in gay years it is like celebrating a 50th Anniversary! So why not plan it? Why not take on one more thing? It's something special, and hey. . .I am always up for a party!

Watching Michael and I banter back and forth makes me laugh because that's us. What you see is what you get. We bicker, we banter, and we laugh. We like to joke around with each other; we like to take jabs at each other. That's how we show we care. That's how we show our love.

I am pretty lucky that Michael had Schylar the day we met. . .or should I say Michael is pretty lucky that he had Schylar. Regardless the story is true, Schylar introduced us. . .it sounds strange, but meeting Michael and Schylar eight years ago is the best thing that ever happened to me! I'm a pretty lucky guy.