It’s not too often that you are blessed to celebrate your fiancé’s and best friend’s birthday in one night. Yet alone, knowing that they share the exact same birthday, which is today, December 21st. I wanted to give them a celebration to remember their milestone chapter of turning 40, and for one, 40 again 😉  

Even though we had to celebrate early due to the holiday season they, and our friends, will have these pics to look back on forever. So with that said, I will continue with two poems for each of them to read that reflect how much they mean to me, and below the poems, are all the outtakes from that special night on December 2nd, 2016 at La Famiglia Restaurant. (And Jordan, if you read this, I hope you know that everyone was left in awe over your crab dip!)

Happy Birthday THOMAS MCCALL SCHINDLER, you truly are a “good” man from the inside out, which in this day and age is very hard to find. And I think you’re adorably good looking, so ladies, he’s all taken. I have my own personal Jon Hamm, xoxo.

A Good Man to Me- poem by Donelle Smith

“He’s everything a man could be and more
When it comes to him the heart adores
The love that he gives 
Is like no one else that you know”

“His love together with yours
Is better than the winter’s snow
There’s no mistake 
About his love and feelings for you”

“He only wants to do what’s right
And make you more true
A good man is this you see
When he encourages”

He makes you feel like there’s nothing
On earth that you can’t be
Upon seeing you he often cracks a smile
Being with him is always worth the while

“He gently holds you tight
In the middle of the night
This good man unlike others
Will make sure that everything’s alright”

“He gives you love
That you just can’t resist
A good man believe it or not
Will always exist”

“Even when it’s cold outside
He’ll do his best to keep you warm
A good man will not cause
Arguments or bodily harm”

“My friend as the love of his life you are
A good man would not hesitate
In making you feel like a star
Ladies you dream of him”

“Even in your sleep
A good man you will
Always strive to keep
Remember that he’s more”

“Than words could ever say
A good man no matter what
Will never go away” 


Happy Birthday BELINDA DENISE LANDERS, aka my “Da Nae Nae”, I love you like my own flesh-in-blood sister. Your heart is pure and you are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside, which that’s pretty fucking beautiful. And sometimes, I don’t think you give yourself enough credit (as I think you should, lol). I know you will always have my back and that’s why I love you to the moon and back. I think about everything we have been through together and… just smile. I’m so thankful to call you “my sister from another mister”. Love you, Belinda 🙂

Best Friends Forever -poem by Melissa Magaliff

“Best Friends
The title we chose
But what does it mean to be “best friends”?
You should see each other every day?
Well that’s not true for you and me
Should silly little fights get in our way?
Only if that’s how it’s meant to be
Should we give?
Should we borrow?
Should we dance like there’s not tomorrow?
Secrets are traded
Privacy invaded
Hugs and smiles are shared
Tears are shed
Love is spread
We know that we both really cared
I smile, you smile
You cry, I cry
I wish, you wish
You die, I die
If you fall
I’ll help you up
And if you call
I’ll always pick up
Best Friends Forever
The promise we made
And I know in my heart
That it will never fade”

THANK YOU to everyone who came and made this night so special.

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