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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ten seconds

Every morning, I get so busy and sucked into my computer that Alex made a new rule: I have to take ten seconds to say goodbye to him before he leaves for the office. So, he'll walk up, wearing a crisp shirt and smelling of musk, and say, "Ten seconds." We'll smooch and hug and say goodbye for the count of ten, and then I'll go back to work. I've come to love those ten seconds.

It's exactly a month until our wedding day, and I love you more than ever, Alex.

133 comments:

Maddie said...

aw, that is so sweet :)

Allison Claire said...

That is so cute! I am so excited for you. :)

Joanna said...

that's beautiful ritual!

Her name was Lola said...

What a lovely, little rule.

One month away! How very exciting!

Cheers.

Amanda said...

You make my heart happy.

Sarah said...

That's a beautiful ritual. I love it.

Melissa Blake said...

How sweet! You two are adorable together!

Thao said...

You two are so sweet! I have the same problem, Joanna--sometimes I look up and realize I've been sitting by my fiance for three hours and haven't said a single word to him in that entire time.

Liana said...

That's very cute! And it's a good rule. :o) I'm so excited for you!!

girlcreateslove said...

ah, love

natalie blair said...

you guys are adorable! that is such a lovely, heartwarming way to start the day. my mom and dad still leave each other little love notes in random places to remind each other how much they love each other and that nothing is taken for granted between them. people so rarely just stop to tell each other how they really feel, and it gives me so much hope and happiness that you two do it every day! :)

cheers to the one month countdown!!!

j.cro said...

I can relate... no matter how late I'm running (even if it requires me to drive 80mph to the bus stop) I will ALWAYS make sure to kiss my husband before I leave the house. Life's too short and you just never know.

Kimberly Julie said...

Ah, y'all are so cute! I absolutely cannot wait to see how beautiful your wedding turns out! Good luck during your final weeks of planning! :)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Once you have children, the ten second rule will shift to being the length of time a piece of food can stay on the floor and remain germ free!

Actually, I think that is the two second rule. So you can pick up the food within two seconds and have 8 left to bid your farewells!

Jan
GDP

(p.s. if you look at my website, yesterday's 7/28 post is much more your style than today's post)! You can't judge a book by its cover; you can't judge a blog by the latest post!

Megan said...

That is too sweet, what a perfect to start out the morning! I look forward to little moments like that as well :) I'm so excited for you and your wedding Joanna, congratulations again!

Becky Shaw said...

Great way to start the day! So excited for you and Alex and like someone else said, I can't wait to see how beautiful your wedding is!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

that last sentence gave me goosebumps. i love this.

Jessie Cacciola said...

you two are a continuous inspiration for life.

Aran said...

so cute... i posted the photo of you two in my blog today too!

{lovely little things} said...

I love reading bout the little traditions different couples have, so sweet!

abigail said...

adorable!

Dionne said...

Awwww- best ten seconds of the day, I am guessing, right?

Amanda Nicole said...

Awww, what a wonderful (new) tradition! There's an unspoken rule in the apartment that every hello and goodbye warrants a smooch. I think it makes things flow better around here :)

katie said...

you guys are so cute:) best of luck in all your last minute wedding preparations!

Elyse said...

Aww, that's so sweet! =)

Sal said...

You two are just darling. So excited for the wedding, doll! Can't wait to see the photos and hear more deets.

Vivian said...

such a sweet moment. you guys look so happy together, and i know you'll have a great marriage! enjoy every second of the bliss, you deserve all of it!

xx

Ashley Yazzie said...

Jo, you're giving me a tooth ache, that was too darn sweet! I am a huge advocate of the ten second rule. Alex is clearly a man of infinite wisdom. One month? Your readers cannot wait for the pictures and details.

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

I love that! Hubby & I have a "read the paper over coffee" ritual. I think yours is better. :)
~lori

The Socialite said...

such a sweet idea! Everyone should do that! :)

TheBeautyFile said...

You guys are so cute...ten second rule! Lots of luck with the last month!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

aaahhhh soooo sweet and cute!

leni said...

that's so sweet!

raquel & raul said...

My boyfriend requires no less than 5 minutes! Needy! ;)

Joanna said...

Sweet, sweet post.

It's also exactly one month until my 28th birthday. Where does the time go?

Anna said...

you two help me remember that true love is real. : )

one month!! eeps!! so exciting!!!!!
xo-

Carol said...

I love that! I think Nick and I may need to start doing that too. and congrats on the month countdown, so exciting!

Fringe said...

Lovely idea. Just think what the two of you could do with 20 seconds...

Shels DarkChocolate said...

Absolutely lovely and Tweet, I hope you continue to keep up such a ritual even after marriage.
Can wait to see the wedding pics... Cheers!!!

martini said...

Oh, that's a wonderful ritual. Funny how much love and sweetness can fit in ten seconds! Joanna, it's so silly, but I'm hugely excited about your wedding! Thanks for letting us be in the loop as you prepare -- it's inspiring and heartwarming.

Hanako66 said...

I love that...so sweet!

Emily said...

Brilliant plan! Your man is smart and you two are so cute together. Happy month to go!

Reginasaurus said...

Sooo sweet.

Miss HoneyDew said...

ONE month!!! That's going to by so fast!!! Enjoy! Oh and I LOVE the 10 second rule, I think I might steal it!

Ellen said...

This is fantastic! I love it! Happy 1 Month to go!

Amber said...

that is incredibly sweet! my fiance works night shift and i work days, so after we spend a little time together when he gets home, he always "tucks me in." He tucks the covers around me and gives me a kiss and then says goodnight. it's very sweet.

Logan said...

A very sweet gesture. Hopefully you both will carry that tenderness through your marriage. Congrats!

rachel is a dreamer said...

so cute.
xo

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

You guys are too cute!

Laura Trevey said...

fantastic rule!! I know what you mean by getting sucked into the computer...

Alison said...

Maybe for your wedding you should increase it to 20 seconds! 8)

the southern hostess said...

So adorable!

Anne Zimmerman said...

Good rule and reminder not to get so busy! I will go home tonight and smooch with my man.

Lexie said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Ana Alegria said...

It's so sweet!! :)

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

That is just so darn sweet. I love it!

brianna said...

That is so sweet. What a good rule. I try to make sure my man gets some of my undivided attention before he goes to work as well.

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you for all these lovely comments! :) you guys warm my heart (and make me feel not-so-cheesy:)

Hola!Design said...

you guys are too cute together!!!

melissa said...

that is so beautiful and sweet!
it's those little things that mean so much in relationships! this post made me tear up!
i cannot believe it's only a month away! so exciting!

Amy said...

That is so lovely, think i may have to try that with my husband :)

lynette said...

This is soooo important, isn't it?
We have a 10 second kissing rule before bed.
What a great way to start off your marriage! (I look forward to seeing the photos :)

erica said...

such a sweet idea, and really important! i find it's harder and harder to do those little things nowadays. thanks for reminding me!

i can't believe how quickly the time has flown!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

You guys are pretty much the cutest couple, ever.

Anonymous said...

i love keeping up with the story of your wedding. my fiance and i are getting married the very same day, and my hair trials were the same weekend as yours. i hope it's a lovely 30 more days and a fabulous wedding!

Chris :: cisforcharmed said...

yay to one month! For me and my fiance as well : ) It's so exciting.

PS. that picture is so sweet. you guys are great.

Joanna Goddard said...

anonymous and chris, how fun that we're all getting married on the same day! congratulations!!!

Gillian said...

What a couple of puddin pops you two are! :)

Leigh said...

I think that is a great lesson for us all to remember, I agree that my computer sucks me in and I barely breath at times LOL.. You guys are the cutest !!

Clover said...

Aw, I hope I can have something like that in the future!

Best wishes for both of you!

lana bear said...

so cute! i love it.

Chessa! said...

this is the sweetest...happy one month til the wedding!!!
:)
xx

K said...

hehe I love it my darling husband demanded the same of me a few years ago. A kiss every morning of the french variety. I too love those few moments.

Anonymous said...

I bet a lot of people need the "Ten second" trick! IT is so easy to get caught up in blogging, work, being on the computer. I think it is easy to sink into ones' own demands and not acknowledge the other person - I'm using the 10 second rule tonight!!

Erin said...

Sometimes, every so often, cheesy is good!

Love your blog, Joanna, and this post made me smile.

Thanks. Enjoy your one-month countdown!!!

keli * said...

so sweet :)

Jennie Bee said...

My boyfriend kisses me goodbye and wishes me a good day every morning, its a great ritual.

LouDuk said...

Lucky man

Simply Mel said...

This must be the best 10 seconds of the day! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

"of the french variety" -- i love that, k! :)

un bel oiseau said...

your love is so beautiful. and real. thank you for sharing and giving me an idea of how it should be :)

JillianLouise said...

sweetest thing i've ever read. i to have my heart taken just like that.

Ann said...

i just LOVE this picture of you two. he looks super adorable!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks, ann -- i totally agree, alex looks like "the cat that ate the canary," as my friend siad. i look a little weird in it, but i love it anyway! :)

Blue is Bleu said...

I love that :) We hug and kiss good morning and good night regardless of each others' sleep status hehe Bet you're feeing excited for your wedding! I was actually thinking about it today :)

sandra said...

that's a great morning rule :) important to stick to the whole lifetime. wishing you all the best on planning for your wedding, look forward to seeing pictures of you.

eunice said...

you guys are the sweetest couple ever!!! brilliant 10 second rule! :)

Alice. said...

This is such a great idea. It makes me smile that he suggested it. So sweet!

A French Cloud said...

love this idea! me working on the computer is such a time suck that i have no idea who is coming or going- make the time!

Val said...

That is an absolutely adorable idea, and the photo that goes along with it in this post is just as cute!

glazedOver said...

I don't know what moved me more, your post or that photo.

Chantelle said...

That's uber lovely.

You should give him 20 seconds every now and then. Spice it up a little. :)

iheartkiwi said...

oh this is just too sweet. you guys are down right adorable.

i love a little kiss on the forehead from kiwi more than anything. something about the gesture just makes me feel taken care of.

relax and enjoy this last month before the wedding. everyone is so excited for the two of you.

Bree said...

What a wonderful rule. Don't forget it after the wedding. ;o) Good for you, Alex.

saralovesshoes said...

that is such a wonderful idea.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

SO incredibly sweet, you two are so adorable! So exciting that your wedding is only a month away!
xo
Melis

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

A guy smelling of musk is worth ten seconds. That's a lovely picture! xx

Desiree Fawn said...

So lovely!

Olivia said...

I definitely am a fan of this! Personally, when the Boyfriend doesn't say good bye in the morning, I'm in a funk all day long. I need my goodbye kissies! :P

yasmin said...

that is a powerful 10 seconds. i bet if you do that one thing every day, you'll be happy together forever!

Ita said...

Awwwww...that's so sweet. I hope one day I'll have this 'ten seconds' routine with my future boy friend :D You two are a nice couple, belong to each other.

Tegan said...

this is such a beautiful photo<3

if i haven't already said it; congratulations jo! that is a lovely story, and sounds like the 10 most special seconds of your day :)

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

That 10 second ritual will serve you well for the next 50 plus years.

K. Sundari said...

That's cute. My boyfriend gets really caught up in his 'what am i going to do with my life' thoughts and i tend to vague out. this seems like something we could adopt. Thanks.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Aww! I can't wait! Congrats :)

Bette's Bags said...

That is a wonderful life you wil have together.
Always kiss "good-bye", "Hello" and "Good-night". Think of the total hours of kissing that is in your future. Congrats!

Maggie said...

My guy slides back into bed with me after his shower. It's the best 2 minutes of the morning. LOVE.

Anonymous said...

thats very sweet!! and congratulations!!

zielone-buty said...

so we have weddings on the very same day! :)

Jen said...

eeeekkkk!

nath said...

how very darling!

and that is a great photograph, of both of you, there's no 'a little weird' to be seen! did you take it by any chance?

Kris said...

lovely!

Ashlinn said...

I love reading your blog and this post really warmed my heart-you are both such beauties and you make me believe in true love, and really, what is better than that?

don't change

Joanna Goddard said...

nath, you are so sweet :) my sister took it. xo

betsy and iya said...

yep, you just got me in the heart.

(interesting that my word verification right now is "requit"...love that)

A Life More Fabulous said...

I love this photo!
Hope your wedding planning is going well, mine is on the 23rd so a few days before yours, starting to get very excited now!

. . . . . vanessa joie said...

You guys are so cute (inside and out).

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

I love it! So cute. My man leave before me and I am usually still sleeping (perk of a career in advertising) so he always give me a kiss and I sleepily kiss him back.

I love love!

Shirley Road said...

Awwwwwwwww... you two are so cute!

Sammi said...

Cutest post ever Joanna

The Cottage Cheese said...

Alex's "10 seconds" rule is so sweet. I just got married two weeks ago, and my boy is sweeter than ever. He comes home from work every day with a big smile and says "hello wife!" I love being married :)

by JOS I Simple Blueprint said...

lovely small little rules that make life so much more wonderful.

joanna I simple blueprint.

pve design said...

10 seconds, really? How do you resist the urge to allow those seconds turn to minutes...
one month --- woo hoo!
pve

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