5 years of dating

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My fiance and I have been together for five years now as of today. We’ve learned some about committing yourself to another person and grown as individuals in the process. We’ve also had a lot of fun.

To commemorate the occasion, I thought I would share five ways I show him I love him:

1. Say I love you.
He knows that I love him, but I still remind him every day by just saying so. There are some days that I forget to say so before he goes to work, so I’ll text him “I love you” instead.

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Proposal photos

I’ve been away from this blog for a little bit and I forgot to announce on here that I’m engaged. Yay! My guy proposed when we went on our road trip up to Capitola and Santa Cruz.

We’re planning on getting married next fall. I’ve started planning already.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard the news because I blasted it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter a month ago. I hope you don’t get sick of me talking about wedding stuff. I’ll still post baking, cooking, and the occasional fashion post on Modern Notebook. But I’ll also happily share wedding planning updates too.

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My favorite ways to take care of others

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I’m making a conscious effort to be a more loving person. I want to spread positivity and peace. Be the change you want to see in the world, right? So I’m sharing my favorite ways to take care of others.

  • Cracking jokes in an attempt to make someone laugh
  • Giving someone a thoughtful gift
  • Making a delicious meal
  • Checking in on someone
  • Sending snail mail
  • Doing the dishes

Sometimes a simple phone call or text to friends or relatives can make a big difference in their lives. I know it does in mine. I try asking specific questions and getting past the general “How are you” by asking questions like “How has the news affected you,” “What have you been up to this week” and “Is there anything I can help you with.”

Do you have any ideas on how to make friends, family and strangers feel special? Have you ever taken that one love languages quiz? I’m pretty sure my love language is acts of service, but it’s close between that and quality time.