Happy Birthday … to Raymond

Happy Friday everyone — and a Happy Birthday to Raymond! 🙂

Williamsburg Winery, Oct 2011

What can I say about Raymond?  Well to start, he is my best friend! 🙂  Without him, I would have given up on my business and myself long ago.  He is my words of wisdom, words of advice, business manager, best friend, the list goes on and on.  He and I can have the best conversations on any given day.  I like big talk (aka stimulating conversation).  He can cook like no one’s business.  We all know I like to cook, and am pretty darn good at it if I say so myself.  He is a different kind of chef — a resourceful one.  He can make gourmet out of pasta-in-a-box and veggies.  He can flip eggs and pancakes in the skillet.  I cannot — mine ends up in the floor.  He is — my favorite person in the world. 🙂 ♥ You Raymond!

Our 10 Year High School Reunion – yes we went to high school together. 🙂

Now, we all know I love my birthday.  It baffles me sometimes when other people don’t love their birthday as much as I love mine.  Raymond is somewhere in the middle of “love love” and “it’s just another day”.  He is spending the day at the golf course — just another day at the office for him.  We are heading to Alive After Five at Piedmont Row this evening.  Live music, good food (hello Del Friscos), and a good time.  His birthday present:  the beginning of his brand.  I am having his logo digitized and business cards made.  More to come on this later.

Until next time…