Love Story: You Are The Best Thing (by Ray LaMontagne)

 (Photos by Justin Hackworth, the man!  Soho, NYC)

New?  You can start up this ‘Love Story’ here.  🙂 


How is it possible that what we have now could be even better than the last three weeks? I am so in love with you that I can hardly stand it.  Oh my, how I want to get in the car and drive to Boston right now!!!!  haha.

Thank you, thank you for continuing to pour your heart and soul out for me. I can hardly believe it – it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced. You make me feel so loved.  For the record…I am yours.  Completely.  🙂 🙂

It’s still amazing to me that any of this is even possible, let alone after just 3 wks, let alone after seeing you in person for just one weekend so far.  I really am blown away…and every moment I just feel so thankful for this miracle.

Do you have plans for the holidays?  I already can’t help but think about getting cozy with you over the holidays.  I would love to be with you if it works out….whether it’s in boston, ny, slc, az, chicago or tahiti.

Oh, I can’t wait to see you soon…


Dear Mara,

Yes, honey, I have plans for the holidays and they are with you!  Whatever you’re doing, I’m doing, too!  No question!  I just love how cute you are, Mara!

Also, I have found my new favorite song…Ray LaMontange – You are the Best Thing.  You’re going to LOVE it!  I promise.  The song is SO GOOD!  (The lyrics are perfect for us.)

I’m just going to bed now, lights are almost off, I’ve got my back up against my pillow and blanket 🙂 just so I can think about feeling you next to me.  My dear, I am happy too.  Soooo happy and soooo in love.


This remained our favorite song during our courtship.  And then, we later had the best surprise in the world.  After we got married in Boston, we also had a get together with our dearest friends in Brooklyn.  It was on our rooftop.  And our friends sang for us and played music.  It was one of the most magical nights of my life – and a true Brooklyn reunion of so many long-time friends – and with such an amazing back drop.  But look at what our friends did to this song!!  We just couldn’t believe their cool arrangement – the second half just delighted me.  (sorry for the wind that evening – but you’ll still get to capture the magic.  🙂

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  1. Emily Cook October 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    "You are the best thing" was our wedding song! Listening to it this morning brought back a flood of the love and joy I shared with my husband that day 🙂 Thanks, Mara and Danny, for pouring your love into the interwebs–reading your blog is the highlight of my morning! Now, time to hit repeat on that song…

  2. Lynnie October 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Speaking of songs, I just sent you a link to one I think you'll like. It's in a message on Facebook. Be sure to check it out.

  3. Sage October 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I'm pretty sure I saw Tess Nelson and her mom in the crowd. Tess lived with me during her student teaching. Fun and talented girl!

    Thanks for sharing the love!

  4. Rose October 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    So sweet! You have some great friends.

  5. Camille October 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    That is one of my favorite songs ever! I love anything by Ray. You guys are the cutest.

  6. Erin October 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    that was a great night! it was fun to relive it for a moment.

  7. Britta Marie October 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    this is one of my all time favorite songs and i have dreamed of having it played on my wedding day! maybe one day 🙂

  8. Anonymous October 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    You are so cute together. Glad you found each other!

  9. Maz November 9, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    It seems the link in this post to go to the start of the Love Story series doesn't work :'( I did find the start eventually though and am loving it so far 🙂

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