FARMINGTON HILLA, Mich. (WJBK) - For the superstitious, the number 13 is something to avoid. For Stephen and Carolyn Kruse, though, it's a number to celebrate.
"We kind of use 13 as our number," Stephen says.
Every milestone for the two, from the day they met, to the day they said "I do" happened on the 13th day of the month.
"We decided when we got married that we were going to spend every 13th of each month, we were going to go out and do something," Stephen says.
We caught up with the couple on the 13th day of July at Tamara Spa in Farmington Hills. It's the 3 year anniversary of their engagement.
"We decided to treat ourselves to a jacuzzi and massages and kind of rekindle what we had when we initially got engaged," says Carolyn Barnard Kruse.
The proposal happened here, actually, in the candle light jacuzzi. It's part of the Couples Delight Package offered at the spa.
"It just felt right, it felt like a very private moment," Stephen says.
Almost two years into their marriage, they've come to realize the importance of making some R & R time with one another.
I was a little reluctant to do the whole massage gig but it's really a lot of fun. It's a lot more relaxing than i thought it would be," Stephen says.
"When the guy comes in and he says, 'I'm not going to do it; I'm not going to do it,' and sometimes I push them and have to talk them into it," says spa owner, Tamara Friedman.
And a little push is all it takes.
"When they leave, they don't care how they look. The hair doesn't have to be perfect; they feel so wonderful and relaxed and they say thank you so much," Friedman says.
Today, he Kruses leave Tamara's thankful for their relaxing day spent together, already looking forward to coming back for their next visit.
"We're going to definitely come back for our anniversary, so when we walk out the door we are going to book it for September 13. That's our wedding anniversary," Carolyn says.
For more information on the spa, viait www.tamaraspa.com.