A Happy Ending

by HEAB on September 22, 2011

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Date in your 20′s. Break up…several times and listen to this song over & over.

Give up on love. Dedicate life to work and going to the gym. Listen to this song over & over.

Meet random boy when you least expect it. Never think he’s the one. Run into random boy over and over. Develop a wee little crush. Then show up wherever you think he will be. In other words, stalk him.

Hang out one day and the next and then every day after that. Fall in love and listen to David Gray sing This Year’s Love over and over.


Realize this year’s love did last and get married. Hang out, drink coffee on the weekends while reading the paper, get a dog or two, watch episodes of Conan and cuddle on the couch. Disagree sometimes and argue. Think of throwing things at CD’s head, but discover screaming into a pillow works just as well. Talk. Hug. Be grateful that you are in love with your best friend.

Create life together.


Fall in love all over again when husband becomes dad.

Remember the closing scene in Notting Hill…the one on the park bench? I remember when I saw the movie thinking, I want that some day

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Fast forward to the present. One day, I was walking up to Summer’s room and noticed this framed photo…


and it hit me. I got my Notting Hill ending.


Happy Anniversary CD. I love you. -Heather Pie

All family photos courtesy of Emily Smallcomb Family Photography.


Christin@purplebirdblog September 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Awwwwwwwe, happy anniversary, you sweet lovebirds you!! I’m blown away by the striking resemblance in those photos, down to the dress! Wishing you many more years of love and laughs! xoxo

Dea September 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

awwww! Happy Anniversay!

Pure2raw twins September 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!! You two are sooooooo cute! I love the movie Notting Hill! You guys look just like them :) Wishing you both many many more years of continued laughs, hugs, kisses and love! xoxo


Trish September 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Absolutely lovely!

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm

My eyes genuinely teared up while I read this– you two have such an admirable relationship :) Thank you so much for sharing your love story with us, Heather

tiffany @ texan on the run September 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

dawwwwww i just got goosebumps from reading this!!!! happy anniversary!
and i hope my happily ever after story like y’all :)

Christopher Ian Hill September 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

That was a very nice and sweet blog Heather.

I am very happy for you! Happy Anniversary! =)


katie @KatieDid September 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I’m pretty much in stage two of this right now ;) At least there’s hope in the future! haha. I loved this, Heather :)

lindsay September 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm

wow, this gave me goosebumps! happy anniversary to the sweetest and coolest couple I know.
I love that notting hill scene too, and am thankful for a husband who i get to share life with.

Now enjoy some baby free time tonight, k?

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Thank you, we did! A friend came over and stayed with Summer while we went out for dinner and dessert. Love date night. :)

Scott in Ohio September 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Happy Anniversary to you and CD!

Are you a Law Of Attraction believer? Just wondering.

Thanks for giving us the gift of these songs on YOUR anniversary. Good stuff.

I thought of you all the other night when Ricki Lake (I think?) danced to “This Years Love” on Dancing With The Stars (no, I am not a regular viewer :-) )

Enjoy your day!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Hi Scott,
OK, kind of disturbed that Ricki Lake is shaking her stuff to our song. Really? Yeah, kind of glad I didn’t see that. Nothing against Ricki Lake, just makes it kind of weird, you know?

Thanks for your anniversary wishes, and yes, a believer in the Law of Attraction. You just gotta put it out there, you know?

OK, so still have NOT tried the butterfied coffee, but I did finally make it to Jeni’s ice-cream. Oh my gosh – best ice-cream ever! I sampled just about every flavor, and I all I have to say is GO BUCKEYES! ;)

Brandi @ The Vitamin Bee September 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Happy Anniversary!! This is a beautiful post!

Margarita September 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

This post made me tear up. Happy tears! :) I watched “Notting Hill” over and over and I still want that ending in my life too… So glad it came true for you! Happy Anniversary!!!

holly September 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

the cutest ever. love you, love the heabs family + happy anniversary!!!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Thanks Holly. :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

P.S. Love you too!

Bonnie September 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Beautiful Heather, just beautiful.

Happy Anniversary ….

Sarah September 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Oh! Happy Anniversary, you two! (It sounds like it’s quite a happy one!)

kalli September 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

i love this! it feels so good when you realize you married the right person and created the life you always wanted.

Dorry September 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

What a beautiful post! I was smiling the whole time reading it. Happy Anniversary to you and CD! Enjoy your time together! :)

Kim September 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Happy Anniversary!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

What a wonderful testimony of God’s love and many blessings! Happy Anniversary, Heather!!

Shelby September 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Sweetest thing ever. Happy Anniversary! <3

Cynthia (It All Changes) September 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

That’s my favorite scene from Notting Hill. Happy Anniversary to you and the best man for you.

meghan @ struggle muffins September 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Ohhh happy anniversary! This post tugged at the heart strings quite a bit – so well put Heather! ps. I’ve totally been and there and done that with the ‘This Year’s Love’ ballad – haven’t found the one that ‘better last’ but I can relate to playing it on repeat, curled up in a ball, clutching wads of shredded tissue.

Hope you do something special. Or not special. Just hope you enjoy it!

Caitlin C. September 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm

OMG what a heart-warming post – and now I have to see “Notting Hill” haha. Congratulations!

Anna @ On Anna's Plate September 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Aww, such a sweet post :-) Gave me chills!

Rayna Hinson September 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

What an awesome post !! Love it :) ) Happy anniversary
… cant believe ours is in 2 weeks . . Happy happy Joy joy Rayna

Krystina (Organically Me) September 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Happy Anniversary, Heather and CD. :) This was beautiful.

Sarah R September 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Not sure if it’s my hormones or what, but I got a little weepy reading this post. Happy anniversary yo you both, may there be many, many more to come!!

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Awww, happy anniversary Heather + CD!!! You guys are a beautiful couple that looks so happy and healthy. You guys always appear to be glowing. Congrats on finding THE one. Congrats on a happy ending! :D

I met Dustin in my 20s at the EXACT same point that you met CD. It’s almost always when you least expect it and whom you least expect it with. YAY LOVE!

Alyssa September 22, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Happy anniversary! :) <3

nadia September 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

happy anniversary my dearest!! That is so beautiful! – that picture is so similar to Notting Hill – its crazy. I love that movie too. you might have just melted this cynical old heart of coal just a little bit. ;)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Did I now? I knew there was a reason I felt compelled to write this particular post. ;)

nadia September 25, 2011 at 8:36 pm

haha ;)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Happy Anniversary…I think this is the third anniversary that I’ve been reading your blog and that I’ve known you and I can’t believe it’s another year…already. Time flies!

You two are beautiful together and I know how much you love each other and I am so happy for you that you have each other. I wish you guys a million more happy anniversaries and special times together!

And the photos of you two are beautiful!

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad September 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Aw, congratulations Heather and CD!! You guys are adorable, and I’m so happy for you :) It’s amazing what can happen in just a few years.

Andrea of Care to Breed September 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Lovely post – congratulations on another happy year of wedded bliss :) I saw Notting Hill when I was pregnant and thought the same thing.

kathleen @ the daily crumb September 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

happy anniversary heather + cd :)

Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse September 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Loveliest post ever! Congratulations xx

Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) September 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Beautiful- that literally gave me chills! Happy, happy anniversary!

Alison (Fueling for Fitness) September 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

What a beautiful post. :) Happy anniversary to you and your happy ending!

Nolita September 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Happy Anniversary to you guys! (Ours is next week, 15 years baby!) Love that you got your Notting Hill ending…

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Happy Anniversary…a few days early! :)

caroline September 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

you both are so happy. i want to have a realtionship as sweet as yours when i get married! have a happy day :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm

You will! :)

Erika - The Teenage Taste September 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Awww, Happy Anniversary! I love that Notting Hill-esque picture! :-)

Neena September 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm

What beautiful photos! Happy anniversary!

Candy @ Healthy in Candy Land September 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Congrats, and Happy Anniversary! Those photos of you guys are gorgeous.

Jen September 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Aw, Heather! Too beautiful for words. This makes me so happy I’m going to marry my best friend, too. You and CD are a great couple. A role model couple! Love it. :)

Jen September 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Oh, duh, happy anniversary!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Thanks Jen and I’m so happy to hear you’re marrying your best friend – makes all the difference. :)

Erica September 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Could you two be any cuter? Happy Anniversary!!

Holly @ The Runny Egg September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Heather this totally made me tear up. Happy Anniversary!

Samantha September 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

So very sweet! Happy Anniversary!

carin September 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm

such a sweet song! and three of my favorite bands/songs. “this year’s love.” is in my top 5 of all time.

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm

You have good taste in music. ;)

Kristin @ STUFT Mama September 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Oh Heather- this is just awesome. You guys are so cute. :) Happy Anniversary! :)

Dee September 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I needed this today!

It is so nice to see such an inspirational and admirable couple!


HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Thank you. :)

Jenika September 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

That post gives me, a recently-broken up 20-something, a warm fuzzy feeling.

Happy Anniversary Heather and CD! :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Oh gosh, so been there. Glad I was able to warm your heart a bit. :)

Lee September 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

This is such a sweet post.

Lee September 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Also, I have now listened to that Reindeer Section song 5 times in a row. Thanks for the new favorite!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

You’re welcome. Definitely been known to put that song on repeat. Glad you like it!

jenny September 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

amazing beyond words. congratulations and thank you for this post!

Annie@stronghealthyfit September 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

My goodness. So sweet :) Happy anniversary!

emily (a nutritionist eats) September 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Happy Anniversary! I just got married last weekend and love to see love stories like this… :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Congrats Emily! So exciting. :)

Sarah September 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

You guys are a beautiful couple! I loved reading this story :)

The Delicate Place September 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm

!!! i can’t believe you like the reindeer section?! they are like one of my favorite indie ‘super groups’ awwwww heab! such a sweet story, i’ve got a similar one and my 4 year anni is coming up in october :) happy anniversary to you both x

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Yes.Love Reindeer Section – discovered them back in my Snow Patrol listening days and still love both bands. Happy (early) Anniversary to you and Nate! :)

Emily September 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I’ve been a long time reader of your blog, but this is the first time I felt compelled to comment. Your words, your sentiment, beautiful. For someone who has just gone through a break-up, this gives me hope.

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for reading and for your comment…and never lose hope. He’s out there. I know it. :)

em September 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

so cute! happy anniversary!
funny how happy endings are the happiest when they aren’t forced, aren’t planned…but just are. :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Yes, exactly. :)

Lauren September 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm

This is the sweetest post Heather! <3 I absolutely love it! Happy anniversary to both of you!

Stephanie @ Aspiring September 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

(i just ‘had’ to comment and congratulate :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Thanks Stephanie!

Critty September 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

This made me tear up, yo!! Soo freakin sweet and u guys look like babies in the peep picture

Kathleen September 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Just lovely :)


Jenn (eating bender) September 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

You brought tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful post and family. Happy anniversary to you and CD! <3

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Thanks Jenn. :)

Errign September 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Cutest post ever & cutest family ever. I still really want Summer’s awesome ‘do!

Holly September 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I LOVE your story, Heather :-) As someone who is in their 30′s and *still* waiting for that special one to come along, your story gives me hope! And I LOVE that scene from Notting Hill…one of my faves. I hope to be able to take a picture like that one day, too!

Happy Anniversary to you both! :-)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm

You will. You totally will!!!

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free September 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Happy Anniversary you two!!!! This was too sweet :D

liz dean September 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

that is the perfect post. :)

Happy Anniversary!!!

Jess@atasteofconfidence September 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Very sweet:) Happy anniversary!

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} September 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Such a sweet post. I’m so glad you got your happy ending. :-)

Cherie September 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Awwww, I loved that Heather!! Happy Anniversary! Wally & I will celebrate our 28th anniversary on Saturady (I know, a lot older than most of your followers). We’re best friends too, that’s the secret. I know you guys will also find as the years go by, you’re going to become even closer than you ever thought possible! I’m so happy for both of you!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Thanks Cherie – so encouraging and Happy Anniversary (one day late)! :)

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 22, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Happy Anniversary!!!! I get chills everytime I see that scene in Notting Hill! It’s pretty amazing when you have that special someone in your life. It makes everything great. I hope you enjoyed your day together!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Sarena. We did – a friend volunteered to watch Summer and we went out for dinner and dessert. Perfect – love date night!

robyn jones clark September 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

we love the same music.. :) we have the same story, like many others, i’m sure. i’m still writing mine with the kiddos though. happy anniversary!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Just reinforces the fact that we need to meet in person!!!

Denise Billings September 22, 2011 at 9:43 pm

My favorite post to date. Beautiful! Love you.

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Thanks Denise. Love you too. :)

Debra September 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Read the post, listened to all the songs. Loved this today. Happy Anniversary. May you guys be blessed with decades and decades more years together.

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Thanks so much Debra. :)

caronae September 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Such a beautiful post! I have ALWAYS wanted a Notting Hill ending too. :) Happy Anniversary!c

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

If you want it, put it out there. It will happen. :)

Katie September 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Aww, this is such a sweet post! Happy anniversary HEAB family!

Mimi (Gingersnaps) September 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Your story is so beautiful. Happy anniversary!

lena September 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

It’s so lovely just like out or Notting Hill! i love that movie too!
Congrats and Happy anniversary!

Emilia @ Namaste Gurl September 22, 2011 at 10:51 pm

HAPPY Anniversary sweet Heather and CD. Hope you two have a wonderful night as you both deserve it :) Loved your dedicated post towards CD, too cute!

Cate September 23, 2011 at 1:03 am

I love you guys (and all your songs, HEAB lol).

Happy anniversary and many more!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Thanks Cate and glad you enjoyed the tunes. Some of my favorites! :)

Hannah September 23, 2011 at 5:06 am


Maya September 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

SO SWEET! I love Notting Hill, one of my favorite movies.

Melanie September 23, 2011 at 6:44 am

Great post Heather. You really captured the essense of the journey.
Happy Anniversary.

Casey Lorraine September 23, 2011 at 6:58 am

Heather this popst is so beautiful! Sap that I am I had tears in my eyes reading it :) . Happy anniversary xx

Maren September 23, 2011 at 7:46 am

awww! You put tears in my eyes HEAB! That was very sweet of you. CD is very lucky! Happy Anniversary to you both!

Kimberly September 23, 2011 at 8:02 am

LOVED this post!! Happy Anniversary to you and CD! ;)

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

Awww *swoon*
Happy Anniversary!!

Danielle @weightsandmeasures September 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

Heather this is beautiful! You see the beauty in your own story. Not everyone has that perspective. I teared up a little…. and I am sitting in class.

Erin September 23, 2011 at 9:06 am

So sweet. Happy Anniversary!

Kat September 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

awww, this is so sweet! I love happy endings :)

BarbaraLW September 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

This is my very favorite post of yours. I love the story of your happy ending and hoping to share a similar tale one day! Love and blessings to both of you and your precious little Summer.

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Thanks so much, and you will have your own story to write some day. You totally will. :)

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood September 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

Awww, Happy Anniversary, you two lovebirds!

So adorable<33

Jessica R. September 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

Happy Anniversary, you two! After you guys got married, Travis started thinking marriage might be ok for him too. Thanks! ;-) (And see you soon!)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Yes, I remember Travis asking Chris about marriage and look at us all now, married with baby girls. I love it. :)

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

That’s so sweet! You have some really great photos. :)

s September 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm

aw, that is sweet.
happy anniversary y’all!

Amy @ Elephant Eats September 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Aw, I LOVE this post :) Happy Anniversary to you and CD…sounds like a lovely life you have created together!

R @ Learning As I Chop September 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm

So sweet! Happy anniversary!

steph September 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

happy anniversary!! that first song is awesome…never heard it before. thanks for sharing :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

You’re welcome. Glad you liked it. :)

Melissa B. September 23, 2011 at 1:44 pm

What a beautiful post! Happy anniversary to you both! My fiance and I fell in love to David Gray, too- he’s the best :)

Susan September 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Sweet post : )

Happy Anniversary Heather and CD!

Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City September 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

this post gave me goosebumps. your family is so beautiful and even though i don’t know you, i’m so very happy for you

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Thanks Caitlin – that means a lot. :)

Dara September 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Happy Anniversary, Heather!

Just wondering, where is your plaid maternity dress from? I remember seeing it a while back, but I had just had my daughter and was very NOT interested in wearing maternity clothes again. I’m pregnant again and I LOVE that dress. Do tell!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Hi Dara,
I loved that dress too. It was from Pickles and Ice-Cream: http://www.picklesandicecream.com. I checked online and didn’t see it in their current fall collection, but they don’t currently stock it. It was a loaner, and so I’m not even sure of the brand name. Sorry, I wish I could be of more help, and I hope you find something similar. It was really cute and so comfy!

ChocolatePBCups September 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Aww Happy Anniversary!! This put a huge smile on my face :-)

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco September 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm

This is so sweet! Happy Anniversary! You and CD both deserve the best, so I’m that just makes it all the more wonderful you found each other! (By the way, HEAB the movie would be WAY better than Notting Hill!)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Ha, you think? I don’t know if CD and I quite compare to Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, but thank you! :)

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco September 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Aah, typos. Sorry about that. ;)

Jenna W. September 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm

This was absolutely adorable! Happy anniversary! :)

Alison September 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Oh.my.goodness. This was the cutest post ever. I am getting married next weekend and this just made me so excited for our future together and all the wonderful things to look forward to :) Happy anniversary!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Alison – many congrats! You have so so SO much to look forward to. :)

Jen September 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm

This made my heart cry…in a good way. Happy Anniversary to a beautiful, well-deserved family.

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Thanks Jen. :)

gina (fitnessista) September 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm

happy anniversary! i’m so happy you got your notting hill ending.. i’ve always had a thing for hugh grant ;)
thrilled for you and sending best wishes for many years of love in your little family <3

Jo September 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm

This was crazy sweet. Happy anniversary!

Donna G September 24, 2011 at 12:12 am

i remember the beginning Mike and I hounded you to meet Chris i remember he had lunch with us and then he reluctantly let you go to the movies with us to see Charles and the chocolate factory , lolol Have a wonderful anniversary my friend and i love the story!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Donna G,
Ha – totally forgot about that. Do you know that CD and I have probably seen 3 movies in our entire 6 years together. I think I’ve seen more with you and Mike! ;)

Stefanie September 24, 2011 at 6:42 am

Happy anniversary! What a sweet story and pictures. :)

Susan September 24, 2011 at 7:35 am

This is too stinkin’ cute!! Also, thanks for the tip. I wil be sure to stalk the next cute guy I meet ;)

Monica September 24, 2011 at 8:03 am

What a sweet post! Oh, I love love love – love stories!

Happy Anniversary!

Kristen September 24, 2011 at 10:18 am

Awwww you are too cute! Being in love and married to your best friend is the best thing ever. Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Thanks Kristen. Agreed. :)

Jessy (squeezetheday) September 24, 2011 at 10:54 am


This Years Love is one of my favourite songs ever, but I didn’t know the first two you mentioned, so I checked them out on Youtube. :)

Lilly September 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm

This has to be one of the most beautiful posts I have read! Truly, a real gem. Happy anniversary! So sweet, so beautiful!

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Thanks Lilly. :)

jodie September 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

Happy Happy Anniversary to you both. :)

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

BEAUTIFUL post Heather! You definitely got my eyes watering! And the songs are perfect!

Happy Anniversary! Love ya!

Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen September 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm

So amazingly cute! Happy anniversary!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel September 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Heather, I haven’t commented in a long time (still reading, but life is moving too quickly to do much blogging these days!), but as a sucker for movie happy endings, I loved this post. That photo was too much :)

HEAB September 25, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Thanks Abby. :)

LizAshlee September 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Happy Anniversary…how special!!!

Nora @ Natural Noshing September 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm

What a beautiful and well-written post! I am a little late to the game but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and CD! You have the cutest family ever, I can feel the love!!!

I LOVE the photo of you and CD on the bench like Notting Hill – gorgeous pic, great movie, beautiful couple!

Ana September 26, 2011 at 12:26 pm

This is the most sweet and beautiful anniversary post ever!
Happy anniversary to you and CD Heather!!!
(we got married in the same month, my 12th anniversary was on sept. 18th!)

Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) September 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm

What a great tribute to your anniversary! Congrats. I love your Notting Hill picture. Beautiful. :)

Kath (My Funny Little Life) September 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm

:D :D :D :D :D

Kelly September 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Happy Anniversary! What an absolutely sweet post, such a cute picture of you guys on the wall! :)

Lea @ Healthy Coconut September 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

Awww, is all I can say. This is such a sweet post and very heartfelt.

Talk.Hug…and be grateful that you are in love with your best friend. –> I love that :)

charlotte September 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I’m late on this but Happy Anniversary! You and CD and Summer are such a wonderful family and I love love love watching you all grow together!

Holly September 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Happy Anniversary Heather! I have written you before and told you how we have so many parallels in our lives. I too am a massage therapist and my little girl was born this past Thanksgiving day; I believe just a month after your precious Summer. I really enjoyed reading all your post as I found I was always going through something similiar. This post just stunned me because Sept. 23rd is my husband’s and my anniversary. Very strange that so many of our milestones are so close together…lol. Hope you guys have a wonderful anniversary!

HEAB October 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Hi Holly,
No way – I do remember your email. How is your little girl doing? Can you believe both our babies are almost a year old?!? In fact, I’ve just started planning Summer’s first birthday party. :)

Hope you and your husband enjoyed your anniversary. Sounds like it’s been a busy, yet amazing year for us both!

Raine October 5, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Congrats you two! This was a lovely post. Wish you many more years of happiness. :) Shows people that happy endings are possible.

P.s. You guys are hot parents, just saying. Lol

HEAB October 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Thanks so much Raine. :)

Cylen November 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

Ohhh I love your photos…. I was just researching online about the Notting Hill bench. When I watched that movie I really told myself that I have to be in that bench also someday with the man I love. I admired Hugh Grant so much, his british accent and even adores Ronan Keating so much. Until now When you say nothing at all is still one of my favorite love songs. I had a british bf and I went to London and remember that bench but found out that the bench is now in Perth, Australia as someone bought it and donated it and now in Queens Garden in Perth. So since then, and after a broken relationship with my british bf… I just forget about it all. I didn’t care anymore if my next man is a british or what. ;) Then when I went back dating again… I just found out that my man is from Perth and when I mentioned to him about that bench he told me he is always passing that bench when he runs there. He just told me that he will not be sitting on that bench until we are together in Perth… in that Notting Hill bench. Ohhh!!! I am so excited as I am going to Perth this January… Dreams coming true. Wish me luck!!!

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