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.
You are one talented designer, Shawn! Cheers to you and Michael. I hope we get to see more of you on Bethenny Ever After (:
Your blog is really confusing to me. You're blogging on Bethenny's show site about a "webisode" that apparently stars you and your husband? Are you going to be airing on bravo soon? Please tell more...explain...
I love Bennathy ever after she is so real and just lovely. Her Jason and Bree make such a wonderful family But 1 comment is that Bethenny really does not know how to react in a family and for that i am so sorry but welcome Jason's parents hopefully they will take it slow with bethenny and she may come along FYI Bethenny you really must embrace Jason's parents they are such lovely parents and grandparents are so very special. Every 2 weeks going to dinner is not too much in fact It is perfect to be able to relax and just chill and enjoyn them Have fun when going to Jason's parents house
YOUR PHONE FACE IS PRETTY FUNNY TOO! HEY, AN IDEA FOR YOUR BUSY OFFICE--HIRE MAX! HAHA, NOT FUNNY, BUT WAS SURE TO GET A TRUE AND CLASSIC SHAWN EYE ROLL! TAKE CARE. YOUR RELATIONSHIP SEEMS SPECIAL, AM GLAD! WE ARE ALL HOPING TO SEE YOU SOON!
Hey Shawn, me and hubby will be celebrating 30 years in May. So you are a nubie still.lol What it takes to stay together is loyalty, creativity, and love. When that someone makes you a better person, then you know it is right. Best wishes with your man. We just got back from the Superbowl and we are planning a Vegas trip soon. That is where we went almost 30 years ago. So be happy and loves of love to Michael.
Good blog. Hope Max learned something constructive. There is a time to work, and a time to play.....and he didn't recognize the boundaries. Hopefully, he will take the lessons learned and be a much better employee in the future.....it does seem like he has the basic talent.
HEY SHAWN, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MICHAEL SOUNDS WONDERFUL! I HOPE YOU'RE COMING UP SOON IN SOME EPISODES--MAYBE THE CHRISTENING!? YOUR BUSINESS IS BOOMING AND I HOPE SOME OF THAT IS FROM THE EXPOSURE YOU'VE HAD IN THIS SHOW. HEY, HERE'S AN EYE-ROLLING THOUGHT--HIRE MAX! HAHA! HOPEFULLY, HE'LL FIND SOMETHING THAT BETTER SUITS HIM. HE'S ADORABLE AND DOES HAVE A GOOD PERSONALITY...JUST NOT THE RIGHT FIT FOR WHAT BETHENNY NEEDS. HOPE WE SEE YOU SOON!
I hope Bethenny keeps you as part of her program. I love when you are on....cracks me up the way you have to sneak around Cookie. I could just 'feel' the love you had when looking at Brynn. You are a BIG part of her show so PLEASE have more airtime.
Dear Shawn, if and when my daughter becomes engaged, I so want to hire you to plan her NYC wedding! I have been saving up for this, so just know that you are like a rock star to me. Your work is incredible and I have checked out your website.