Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Happy Birthday Rick!
Today's blog is dedicated to Rick Reichart, my Super Awesome, Amazingly Talented, perpetual goofball yet unbelievably sweet husband who is celebrating his birthday today. Rick, like any dedicated business owner is spending the majority of his birthday working as he usually does, and he's doing it without any complaints. Our calendar is booked this weekend so he's cake-ing away as he intermittently answers Birthday phone calls.
I've had the privelege of owning a business and working with Rick for four and a half years, and am continually in awe of the level of dedication he has, to his family and friends, and to his art.
Rick regularly puts in 60-70 hour work weeks and is constantly thinking about how he can make the best cake possible, even if it means he doesn't get a day off that week, or can't participate in one of our social invitations. All of his efforts haven't gone unnoticed. In addition to regular magazine features, he's had to turn down the Food Network Challenge multiple times to compete because of his commitments to clients, and he was approached by a couple national television shows in the past year. Though he's flattered by the attention, the cakes, not the limelight, is his love, and as long as people are happy with his cakes, and we can take a vacation every once in a while, that is enough to keep him content.
Happy Birthday Rick! You are an inspiration to me and many others, and I wish you the best birthday ever! I hope you get everything you wish for when you blow out those candles!