October 9, 2012


Thirteen might be unlucky for some but not for me. Thirteen years ago today, Beth and I got hitched.

The wedding was storybook. It was big and white. Friends and family were there. A ten piece band belted out everything and anything and people danced like fools. When it was over, Beth and I were exhausted, picking birdseed out of our wedding clothes and collapsing as if we'd just run a marathon. In a way we'd just started one.

Thirteen years. And that doesn't count the seven years we were together before we made it official. It hasn't always been easy. Beth's incredibly opinionated and stubborn and I'm kind of an asshole. Sometimes there are issues. But, at the end of the day, I'm incredibly lucky to come home to such a wonderful wife and best friend. And I'm lucky to wake up with her in the morning.


Posted by Chris at October 9, 2012 7:05 AM

You're a lucky guy, Cactus. Congratulations!

Posted by: J at October 9, 2012 8:43 AM

You're a lucky guy, Cactus. Congratulations!

Posted by: J at October 9, 2012 8:44 AM

Apparently, my computer really wanted to get that point across.

Posted by: j at October 9, 2012 9:02 AM

Congrats - and that's as is should be, married to your best friend, the one person in the world you can't imagine life without. I'm working on it :)

Posted by: Julee at October 9, 2012 9:18 AM

Congrats! It's always nice to see people making it, in a world of divorce and people giving up.

Posted by: Claire at October 9, 2012 9:23 AM


Posted by: Heather at October 9, 2012 9:38 AM

Happy Anniversary Cactus Fishes!

Posted by: akofaolain at October 9, 2012 10:18 AM

All smiles for you, always!

Posted by: alektra at October 9, 2012 10:21 AM

I've always thought that you and Beth made the best couple! Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Maribeth at October 9, 2012 11:23 AM

It is through the laughter, screams and tears that love gets stronger through the years! Happy Anniversary Cactus-Fish!

Posted by: Krush at October 9, 2012 12:25 PM

Well done Cactusman! Best wishes to the both of you!!!

Posted by: JJ at October 9, 2012 12:29 PM

Happy Anniversary! May you two celebrate many more!!! : )

Posted by: Mutt at October 9, 2012 12:45 PM

Happy Anniversary to the both of you! I've always found the number 13 to be incredibly lucky, so I'll let some of that rub off on your lives together.

Posted by: bacioni at October 9, 2012 1:05 PM

Happy Anniversary!! to the both of you!

Posted by: Niki at October 9, 2012 2:41 PM

Happy Anniversary you crazy kids!! Enjoy your special day!

Posted by: Kris at October 9, 2012 3:39 PM

happy anniversary!

Posted by: kati at October 9, 2012 3:40 PM

Happy Anniversary! And many more!

Posted by: Steph D at October 9, 2012 10:50 PM

Aww... happy anniversary, you two! :)

Posted by: Manda at October 10, 2012 12:23 AM

Happy Anniversary! May you have many more!

Posted by: DeLurking Di at October 10, 2012 8:17 AM

Happy Anniversary!!

Posted by: cyndy at October 10, 2012 11:26 AM

Damn, you made me cry.

Happy Anniversary, Chris and Beth!

Posted by: Mindy at October 10, 2012 3:02 PM