baker's dozen

viewing david
i have to say
in my bellyclassic
who cares about the egg
thirteen years is a long time for just about anything. but having been married for 13 years and only being 35, it's a heady number to contemplate. a lovely friend (hi allison!) told us about a recent npr program in which the latest generation (X, Y, Z? i can't keep track anymore) is making a greater commitment to stay married, because the previous generation has so much divorce. the most interesting piece of advice was this: whatever your issues or struggles are in your second year of marriage, is what you will have to work on for always. thought provoking isn't it? our same awesome friend (hi allison!) came over yesterday to watch the huffsters so that we could take an afternoon to ourselves to celebrate our anniversary. we went to the LACMA to see the tim burton exhibit (awesome) (no photos allowed, so i've got nothing) and then went to eat at son of a gun. that's right, son of a gun. also awesome (photos semi allowed, got dirty looks from hipsters, but i shot some film anyway jerks). while stuffing our faces with an amazing dinner, we talked about our thirteen years of marriage, and what our issues were in the second year. turns out they were money and travelling for work. two things which are definitely still stressors for us. but we've managed to recognize this over the years, and keep on trucking. sweet, huh? i also thought the concept of a baker's dozen was interesting. the idea being that one is a throw away to avoid having less than a dozen. which lead to a conversation about best and worst years. turns out 2007 stunk. and 2010 - 2011 was rockin'. yeah, of course having kids and whatnot are amazing milestones, but that's a given. i'm not that heartless people. anyway, all that to say, that i can't imagine 13 years with anyone else but a one mister david huffman. i love you my dear. we make us awesome.

ps. in no way did david intend to color coordinate with our date, but i think it's awesome that he did. see? he's the best.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, you guys are great. this put a big smile on my face. cheers to 13, and to many (many) more.

6:09 AM  
Blogger bugheart said...

happy anniversary.
couldn't agree
with you more
in the 2nd year
the same things
you grapple with
11 years later.
wishing you

7:14 AM  
Blogger kitchu said...

this is such a fantastic post. thank you. i am at a loss for more words than that, but i needed to read this, right now and i love your outlook and your maturity in light of how young your marriage is (and how young it started!). many marriages that started much later (mine, a prime example) failed. and i think perhaps having some of this insight may have been helpful, though in retrospect i would never change the way my life unfolded.

and here i thought i was just going to say thanks.

your photos are the bomb, by the way.

happy anniversary.

1:21 PM  
Blogger bet(h) said...

so glad i know you both and have watched quite a few of those 13 years unfold. here's to so many more!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Hillary said...

Congratulations on 13 years Hannah! We just celebrated 13 as well, and I am so intrigued about the 2nd year of marriage thought. Trying to remember our 2nd year .... feels so long ago and so close too. Enjoy this year and many, many more. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words and really awesome snaps.

7:18 PM  
Blogger charlotte said...

you two are brilliant.
happy thirteen!

5:54 AM  
Blogger claire said...

i've always been a fan of 13. hip!hip! for many many more.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Steph said...

happy (belated) 13, huffmans! you are the awesomest married persons i know. xo

(i was noticing how well david was color-coordinated to your date. nice to know it was intentional!)

7:16 AM  
Blogger happylaney said...

Congrats on 13 years! Looks like Ca is suiting you just fine. I thought of you today because I bought a polaroid camera at a yard sale, and would love to take pictures like you, but I'm having a hard time finding film. Any suggestions? It's a Polariod captiva SLR.

10:09 AM  
Blogger daniela said...

just stumbled across from soulemama, thank you for sharing this post. i so appreciate the photos and even more your words.
happy anniversary and wishing you many (happy ones) more to come

8:53 AM  

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