March 3, 2011

dating anniversary [5 years]

1-2-3-4-5.   When you think about it, 5 years doesn't seem that long at all!  But yet, it's amazing to me what all can happen in such a short amount of time.  To think back to my 5 year younger self, I had no idea what the next few years of dating had in store for me and my new boyfriend with spiked hair, Joel.







Now, 5 years later, our go-to and favorite date is still dinner and a movie. I know many people think this isn't the most fun or original date idea, but we love it!  But with that said, we recently have talked about tackling some more fun date options or ways we can spend time together. 

I've talked about Redbook's list of dates before, and we've done some of them (e.g., Dexter marathon), but I thought it'd be fun to actually print it out and both of us mark 5 that we want to do.  I think it'll be exciting to slowly go through all 10 them during the course of a year and see if we come across any winners. (Because who am I kidding?  We can't give up our movie dates!)

Either way, it really doesn't matter what you do. I've come to realize that it all just stems from just spending intentional time together, not getting stuck in a rut to where you're more roommates than spouses, building off of the relationship you had from day one when you couldn't get enough of each other, getting to know each other even better than you thought you did (I can't believe some of the things I still learn about Joel!), and just having a great time laughing and being with the one you said "I do" to years ago.   

Happy Dating Anniversary Dante!

1 comment:

Blake said...

I love this. The 2007 picture is the cutest thing I've ever seen.

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