Thirteen ...

A baker's dozen.

A prime number.

The number of stars and stripes on the original US flag.

The age in Judaism at which a boy matures and becomes a Bar Mitzvah.

The number of turns it takes to make a traditional hangman's noose.

The age which children officially become teenagers.

The number of each of the four suits in a deck of cards.

Most skyscrapers and airplanes don't use this number to label floors / rows.

The number of people at the Last Supper of Jesus.

Is an actual fear called Triskaidekaphobia.

The number of major joints in our body.

Per mythologists, is a "female" number.

... and is also the number of years that Matthew and I have now been married.

Our Ketubah (Marriage Contract)

I am blessed ...

To have found a husband who so truly loves and cherishes his family.

That Matt enjoys his career (for the most part), and works hard to provide for us.

To be able to travel the world with our family.

That Matt is such a hands-on father.

That Matt enjoys making beds and folding laundry (and probably either worked at a hospital or was a sales person at the Gap or J. Crew in a former life!)

That I find Matt funnier, sexier, and more handsome every year.

That Matt is THE most easy going guy I know.

To have married into a great family.

To be told every day that I am loved and valued

That he appreciates the finer things in life.  Like having an electrician, a handy-man, a painter, a plumber, and a gardener all on speed dial. 

That he is true to himself and is happy with who he has become.

That we truly don't argue or fight over anything of substance. 

That after thirteen years of marriage I am confident I wouldn't change a thing.


Issa said...

Happy thirteenth friend!

Jill Ann said...

Happy 13th! What a great post.

Kate said...


This may seem like a weird question, but you take your Kativan with you to Oman, etc.?

Nomads By Nature said...

Congratulations lovebirds! Wishing you many many more!

Mom24 said...

So happy for you. Happy Anniversary.

Kat said...

Wonderful!!!! Happy Anniversary! And wishing you many more loving years!

Betsy said...

Congratulations!!! I wish you many more years together!

Bfiles said...

many congrats!! Sounds like you are a lucky wife indeed.

Just US said...

Congrats and happy anniversary!!

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Anonymous said...

Belated Happy Anniversary!

Jack Steiner said...

Mazal Tov ad meah v'esrim.

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