This post is dedicated to our dear friend Joe. Joe is the quintessential example of what a friend is. He recently had a birthday and we got to spend an evening celebrating with him. Joe is intelligent, compassionate, creative and an all-around wonderful person. Joe and his other half, Jeremiah, are living examples of what I strive my relationship to be like because they are so patient, caring and respectful toward each other. I am so fortunate to have friends like Joe and Jer (and their pup Jake) in my life. I want to wish Joe a very happy birthday year. Here's to you!