The Best Things in Life

After a lengthy hiatus from posting the normal “life” things, here’s a little update that changes a Lot, in the best kind of way.


The best things in life…

They teach you the truth that nothing changes unless, or until, you do.


They give you everything you were looking for, when you weren’t
even looking.


They come when you least expect them.


They show you the best version of yourself.


They provide you with a new gauge for how “good” it can really be….


Great, in fact.

The best things in life define your instincts, so the phrase “when you know, you know” suddenly makes all the sense in the world.


We had already seen the Cherry Blossoms (Friday morning), but he insisted we go back (on Monday). “Because now they’ve fully bloomed”, and there wouldn’t be as many tourists and “Meg will probably want to see them again”, too.  So, alright fine, I’ll go to the November Project-DC next week and FINE, twist-my-arm, we can go back for another sunrise on the Tidal Basin to marvel at this city we call home.

FINE, fine, fine. That does sound like my kind of start to the week…

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We got there right in time to park the bikes and check out the sun rising by Jefferson’s memorial. Well done, sir!

What I did know: it was the perfect spring day and this place is much more enjoyable when the sidewalks are calm and the views are all yours.

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What I did not know: Meg was along to play photographer, and he had something burning a hole in his pocket!

(I also did not know how appropriate my outfit choice of the morning was! Spread LOVE, a la LGF.) 

We casually walked along the water, snapping a few photos, before he stopped me in just the right spot, to ask a little question…

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4.14.14 engaged

YES, of course I will! I can’t imagine a life with anyone but you.

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And that’s all for now.  :)


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24 Responses to The Best Things in Life

  1. So many goosebumps!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  2. Mamacita

    This post just makes me smile. . . so happy for you two!

    Love, Mamacita

  3. Abby

    Very cool! Great post!

  4. Aw, so perfect. Congratulations!
    (Also, good timing before the cold weather came back!)

  5. Claire

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Congrats you two :)

  6. HUGE congrats! Couldn’t be happier for you! I’ll be in DC in June. Hope we can catch up!

  7. so sweet!! i have chills. congratulations!!

  8. Congrats!!! Such a cute post – wishing you the best time celebrating with your new fiance :)

  9. What a sweet and and amazing proposal! Congratulations!!

  10. Morgan

    This post makes my heart so happy for you girl! I hope you are still on Cloud 9!!!

  11. Congrats x a million!! I’m so excited for you and will tell you that a million more times. Such a cute proposal (could that spot be more beautiful??), and looks like you were wearing the right shirt for the occasion. :) I still hold that maybe he shouldn’t have chosen a Michigan shirt. 😉

  12. Aw, love this and all the cute photos, especially the very first one of you two together. And it is so true, when you know, you know. It all just fits together like a puzzle.

  13. Congratulations!!! Such an incredible spot to pop the question too.

  14. Lauren Marie

    Soooo happy for you!! Love you guys so much!!

  15. You wrote this blog post perfectly, Heather! So good! I love that it happened when you guys were just out doing your thing. Beautiful and so many congrats!

  16. Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of planning your Big Day. It’ll fly by faster than you can imagine! Congratulations and best wishes :)

  17. I loved everything about this post! Congratulations!!!

  18. How totally lovely, and what a totally fitting proposal! Congratulations! Wishing you many happy miles together.

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  20. Congrats! What a beautiful way to propose!!!

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