Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm not trying to be dramatic but I rather shoot myself in the foot than see that movie

Why do people listen to "professional" movie critics. It's all based on their opinion and maybe you don't like the same type of movie Mr. Ebert likes. I'd never not see a movie because a critic says so because it doesn't really matter. In fact after last weekends mishap I'll probably never see a movie that a critic gives an A or B. Last weekend Joe and I saw a movie a night starting on Christmas.
First movie 7 Pounds. It was so good! Some people say it was a little slow but I absolutely loved it. There is suspense, love, sadness, excitement, everything is in this movie. The critics didn't so much love it and gave it an overall C. I would have given it an A.
Second Movie, Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I can not believe people gave that movie an A-. That was 3 hours of my life I will never get back. If you think 7 Pounds is slow then this movie will seem like an eternity. The acting was great but it's a story with out anything to it. NO excitement whatsoever, no climax, nothing. He never gets in trouble, no one ever makes fun of him. I almost wanted him to go to school when he was a kid so he would at least get made fun of to throw something in there. A lot of people liked it but I'm pretty sure if you liked it it's probably because you feel asleep when it started and woke up when it ended, you at least got a 3 hour nap out of it. I am happy I just saw it in Utah where movie tickets are only $5 instead of $11.
Third movie Ghost Town. We saw it at the dollar theater but even if it was in a normal theater I would still rather see that movie 2 times in a row over seeing Benjamin Button. If you haven't seen it, you defiantly should.

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's a Festivis Miracle

This weekend was amazing. I didn't even think about not having a job because we were so busy, until today that is. But that's alright it's just a little Christmas break right now.

On Friday night the Coccimiglio's went to dinner to one of the best restaurants ever( Thanks Dave and Jen). It is called Cucina Toscana and if you live or are visiting Salt Lake you should defiantly go. The food, the service, the atmosphere, everything was awesome. All the pasta is fresh hand made the day of. The owner is the cutest old Italian man that just walks around and talks to everyone and makes everyone feel important. I just wanted to take him home with me. My new favorite Italian (not to be confused with Mexican, Red Iguana is still my fav) restaurant is by far Cucina Toscana.

On Saturday I started off with my sister doing a favorite things party. She made a delicious tortilla soup topped off with an amazing dessert, brownie obsession from T.G.I. Friday's. If you like your brownies and chocolate you should get it because it is delicious! Tyler had all her sister-in-laws and mother-in-law there and she gave us a bag full of all her favorite things. Just to let you know Ty I have already used my Oxy Clean thanks to some fab bruscetta spelling on my white jacket.

Saturday night the Coccimiglio's had a surprise birthday party for Frankie It was so much fun. Frankie had all his old friends there and it was seriously like a kid in the candy shop. He had a smile on his face the whole time, it was priceless.

Sorry for the lack of pictures, it was a busy fun weekend but I just didn't want to get my camera out to take pictures so hopefully I'll get some from the sisters.

I can't believe Christmas is in 3 days. That just doesn't make sense. I do have to admit I was watching The Grinch the other day and started to get a little teary eyed. Not because of the movie but because I just realized this is my first Christmas without my family in 23 years. That is really sad to me and even though I know I'll have a good time with Joe's family, it's still a little different. Even though growing up he always made fun of my dad for all his traditions and nonsense, I kinda miss it now. I"ll kinda miss the train set, and the same questions my dad ask while video taping us before we get to see the presents, the sausage casserole and the oranges in my stocking. Well i guess that is just part of growing up, I'll just have to wait until next year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Offically Unemployed

Today is my first official day of no job. Now what do I do?

Christmas Shop...Check


Clean house...Check

Grocery Shop...Check

I have about 3 weeks until school starts and I don't think I can go grocery shopping and clean the house every day. I may go crazy not having anything to do. I know I should probably look for a job and I well eventually but with school being so crazy I kinda want to see how I can handle that first. I should be out running some more errands but it is snowing like crazy. I hate the snow more than anything and when your driving in the snow, it's like everything is in slow motion and I can't handle it. nothing that exciting has happened but I just figured add a post on my busy busy day today. We did watch Elf yesterday and that has to be one of the greatest Christmas movies ever. The ending is a little cheesy but the rest is a hoot. I could watch that every day until Christmas and be just as happy as ever.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Done & Done

As of last week i had no shopping done for Christmas. I didn't even realize how close Christmas really was. And since my husband wants nothing he made it extra hard for me to shop. Well now I am on school break so that frees up a lot of time. There was a huge snow storm today and instead of just staying inside until work I sucked it up, pushed my Winter button in my car( it really does make me feel 100 times more safe, even if it doesn't do anything), and went shopping for 3 hours. You may think, oh what fun shopping all day just living the dream. Well that is wrong because Joe hasn't told me anything he wants, so i just got him a whole bunch of different options. Shopping is not my thing at all, maybe if I was living at home and still in junior high when Mom and Dad helped me out with shopping, but now spending my own money isn't the most fun. I am pretty impressed with myself though considering everything I bought was $10! Yup that's right I am pretty amazing. I am so glad that Christmas shopping is over and I still have a week to go. Now what am I going to do next week since school, Christmas shopping and my job are all done with?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Love 'em

So Emilie( how took our year later wedding pictures) is starting on this new project. She took some gorgeous pictures of the Salt Lake Temple, and I am obsessed with them. I can't wait to get mine and I just wanted to post how amazing her work is. She can take pictures of anything and has such a unique touch and her photos aren't like any thing I've seen. If you want any of these photos just click here--->http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6419695. I love them!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I title this... Get your study on

So last night Joe had a soccer game, like he does every Tuesday night, but since he is hurt and I have finals to study for I decided not to go. I started studying but these days I haven't been getting much sleep. So when Joe got home this is what he saw... So much for studying

Note: not fake sleeping and picture and blog title courtesy of Joe Coccimiglio

Friday, December 5, 2008

Old Age gets ya quick

So I never thought 23 meant old age until I turned 23. Yesterday, while cleaning the house i some how hurt my back. Joe says it's just sore from the gym, but that is false because i remember how it wasn't hurting and then the next second it was hurting. SO I'm bending over emptying out the vacuum and then I realize I can't stand up all the way and my back is just stuck. Yup at 23 I threw out my back. Hurt back equals sleepless nights and lots of pain through out the day. But not all bad things come with age. Last night we went to my most favorite restaurant ever... Red Iguana. I crave Red Iguana and could eat it every day. I told Joe last night that if I'm on my death bed I want my Tacos A La Iguana to be my last meal. I told him even if I can't eat I want him to blend it up and put it in an IV.

OK so if any one has been to Cheesecake factory with my dad, they know what this picture means. Every time we go to Cheesecake my dad orders the spicy cashew chicken, and it is delicious. Every time though before he eats he breaths it in, just like the picture of me breathing in the tacos. Not only am I breathing in my food like my dad, but along with my old age I am losing things like my dad. Yesterday I was doing laundry(our washer and dryer are outside in a separate room and you need a key for it). So after I put a load in I took out the key placed it somewhere and got ready for the day. Within 5 minutes I couldn't remember were I put the key. I was going crazy looking for that key. I mean who loses something after 5 minutes of putting it away. Luckily Joe came home and found it in some drawer that I don't even remember putting it in. Curse you old age!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I Crush Edward

Ok I wasn't going to blog anything about Twilight, but I just couldn't resist. If I haven't read the books I probably wouldn't enjoy the movie that much, but since I have put so much time into the books I really enjoyed it, it was quit entertaining. And I now have an even bigger crush on Edward than before the movie. How sweet is he towards Bella, he is obsessed with her and I Love it. My favorite is when he takes her to school and he just puts his arm around her in his hot sunglasses(AWWW I melted). Yes Joe knows about my crush but I think it is becoming a problem the more I think about the movie. I mean just the other day I told Joe to throw me over his back and to climb a tree(not really but that would be funny if I did). Anyways the real reason for this post isn't to just let every know that I have a crush on Edward, but it was to point out the music in the background of the serious scenes in the movie. I have asked a handful of people and no one noticed it. I figured everyone would have since that was the first thing Tyler and I talked about how lame it was. The clip below really doesn't give the cheesiness justice, but it's horrible. There is this piano and guitar music taken straight from some 70's horror flick and it is so cheesy. I looked all around on YouTube for an example, but this is as good as it gets( it's right in the beginning of the clip). If they took that music out I could maybe see it again. Well maybe I can still see it again for Edward, but with headphones on.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frozen Shut

For the past couple of days I have totally had a writers block. I can't think of anything to write about. I have a major paper due tomorrow and I can't even start because I don't know where to start or how to start or anything. Maybe writing random thoughts down well get the juices flowing, but maybe not.

Last week we went to California for Thanksgiving and it was a lot of fun. My poor mom just lives with boys, that can't be any fun. I really hope I have at least 1 girl because girls are just so much more helpful than boys. Joe and I went to Disneyland on Monday, Joe doesn't even like Disneyland so I'm not sure why he wanted to go but I had a good time. the lines weren't miserable and the weather was really nice. On the way home though there was of course traffic. I don't mind traffic, I mean, do I prefer it... no but my blood pressure doesn't go up if there is traffic. Joe on the other hand hates it, almost as much as he hates waiting in lines. Good thing we live in Utah were traffic doesn't happen to much, otherwise I think Joe would have a heart attack by 30.

So I have been quit stressed the last couple of weeks. If you saw me you would know because my 12 year old acne is coming back on my face and chest. I can't handle school, it's not even that bad, it's just a lot. I think I get stressed out to easily, because if I listed my work load it doesn't even sound like that much. My problem is i worry about this week and the next 2 weeks. I have plenty of time I just rather get everything done now. Along with my 12 year old acne, I have had horrible headaches everyday. I drink and drink and drink water and there still there. Joe says I don't drink enough water but considering I take a bathroom break every 15 minutes I think I'm drinking plenty.

Now with all this complaining and feeling sorry for my self I am also reading a book called "Tuesdays with Morrie"( i know court I've had it forever I'll give it back as soon as your back from New York). It's my 2nd time reading it because I think it has some really good morals to it (if that's the right word). Morrie is dieing from a disease that slowly eats away at your muscles and you slowly become a vegetable. One chapter in the book talks about feeling sorry for yourself. Morrie cries in the morning for a couple minutes and that's it then he moves on with his day. he says "I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful would it be to put a daily limit on self-pity". I don't know why but I love the quote. I wish I could carry it around like a tattoo on my hand to remind myself that life isn't that bad. If I took out all the hours I felt sorry for myself, I would actually have enough time to enjoy the day and not be in a frenzy all day. I don't have a hard life at all but all my complaining makes it twice as hard. Many people don't finish or even get to go to college, I should just be happy that I can go. Joe always tells me how easy I have it, but i never listen. I mean what kind of wife would I be if I listened to EVERYTHING my husband had to say. Maybe if I smiled a couple more hours of the day instead of complained about nothing, my headaches might just go away.

Another random thought, you know how when you really have to go to the bathroom and people start talking about waterfalls and other watery things because they think that well make you pee your pants... well that totally doesn't work. I went to the doctors today and had to pee in a cup. I spent 15 minutes in the bathroom thinking about waterfalls, and drinking fountains. NOTHING and I mean nothing. I was just sitting there laughing, I mean how long do they let people try to pee in a cup? When I came out the nurse acted like that was totally normal, if I was a nurse and had someone in the bathroom for 15 minutes trying to pee I would totally be laughing. What is the time limit before you knock on the door and make sure that person is still alive?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sunshine State

I am going back to California today and am so excited to see <~~ these people ( and of course my family too!). We are going to be there for about 10 days and I can't wait. Granted well probably do a whole lot of what we do at home, but no school and no work so that is a plus! It has been nice weather here which is surprising, but my mom told me the other day how it was cold in California... a whopping 60 degrees ( she had to wear a light jacket), I'm so excited to hang out by the pool and spa in the sun! OH how I can't wait only 4 more hours until we leave... who's excited?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I'm just going to vent because I want to scream at the top of my lungs except I'm at work so I can't. Every little thing is bugging me, I'm not sure why. It's like when someone talks to me I want to pull my hair out! I was trying to do homework but the U website kicked me off and now won't let me back in so I'm bugged about that. I'm bugged how some people just talk to hear themselves and think they aer awesome when they really aren't. I'm bugged that I am breaking out everywhere. I'm bugged that I have about a million projects due next week and then have to start all over with another semester of school, I just wish I was done. Have you ever been so annoyed your throat itches? That's how I feel right now. And since I'm annoyed that means I'll be in a bad mood and poor Joe gets to hear it. Except he's playing games tonight, so it's me in my bed yelling into my pillow ( or pellow however you want to say it).



OK, that was better now I do want to tell this funny story ( Joe doesn't think it's that funny but I do). So on Saturday a big group of us went to the REAL SL game and before we went to Chili's to eat. Well Joe sat in between me and let's call her crazy eyes( who was with another guy). SO everyone is talking and then crazy eyes says to Joe, "is this a real REAl scarf ( while she is talking to him totally feeling the scarf, which is around him, up and down). I think you needed to be there to see for yourself, but it only gets better. So I hear her talking to him totally hitting on him and I was just like no that can't be right. Meanwhile I look across the table at my friend Heather and she is totally laughing. I KNEW IT! she totally was hitting on him. Then she proceeds to tell a story how she has a brother named Joe ( while touching him on the leg) and then looks at Joe and kinda in a whisper says I love the name Joe. I mean come on crazy eyes he's wearing a ring. I was just shocked and laughing at the same time. A couple minutes later Joe turns to me and I said hows your new girlfriend and he just starts laughing. So I'm glad he saw that she was totally hitting on him too otherwise I would have just felt like i was a paranoid wife. I wish I had a video camera because she was so obvious, I mean I even caught her looking him up and down while he wasn't watching, hence the name crazy eyes.

So after much venting and a good funny story ( if you didn't think it was that funny then just ask anyone who was there and by any one I mean Joe, me or Heather because we were the only ones that caught her) I'm feeling a little better. Maybe tomorrow well be a better day, since I'm having Red Iguana for dinner..mmmmmmmmm

Saturday, November 15, 2008

REAL excited

SO it's Saturday and I'm at work, sad story... Except not so sad today because I have about 10 things due next week for school and I have finished them up. Also Joe and I along with 15,000 other people are going to the REAL game tonight. it well be our 3rd game at the new stadium and it is so much fun! If they win tonight they're playing for the MLS CUP in California the day before Thanksgiving and guess what?!? Well be there so it'll make up for Joe missing the indoor soccer Thanksgiving tournament. I'm excited that it's nice weather today and that soccer plays straight through with out any stopped time (except 1/2 time), for Chilli's, for coming home to laundry done and bed made. Yes today is a good day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

The line has been crossed

Every time I see pictures like this or here of new protest stories i get a mix of sadness and anger. I'm sad that people would graffiti on our temple walls, I'm sad that people would send envelopes of "white powder" to both SLC temple and LA temple within an hour of each other( how scared must have those people been thinking they have just been exposed to anthrax), I'm sad that people could have so much hate and disrespect. I'm angry and in awe that people could be so hateful. Some may think were the hateful ones protesting on the streets. I'd say just well organized and peaceful. If you are going to get so upset about Prop 8 passing why don't you do something before the elections instead of after. I'm angry that there are people trying to protect our church ( that aren't even members)
and they get beaten up for it. We didn't do anything wrong. We stood up for what we believe in and by we I mean as an individual. Sure the church has it's views but we as people have the right to choose for ourselves. I'm sick of hearing this is the same as black and white because it's not, I'm sick of hearing that were bigoted because were not, I'm sick of our temple being vandalized, I'm sick of the "hate crime" card being pulled, I'm sick of the double standards. I am really sad that this is all happening. It's not just in California, but all of the country these hateful acts are being pulled. So yeah I'm kinda angry but am I going to go vandalize your property? NO. Am I going to yell obscenities at you? NO. Am I going to throw a fit because things don't go my way? NO. I'm going to move on with my life and let things rest the way they are.

Monday, November 10, 2008

So get off our backs...

I am sick of people saying Prop 8 wouldn't have passed if it weren't for Mormons, I'm sick of our temples being vandalized, I'm sick of all the hate people have towards us, I'm sick of all the arguing, I'm just sick of it. It makes me mad that people can vandalize our temples yet when we try to protect it it becomes a " hate crime" what about the "hate crime" towards Mormons... ever think about that? Why don't people look at the whole picture who voted and not just the ones that stick out.

Former Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City Decries Religious Bigotry in Political Ad; Defends LDS Role in California Ballot Initiative Protecting Traditional MarriageLast update: 9:26 p.m. EST Nov. 7, 2008SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The following statement was released today by Bishop William Weigand, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento and former Bishop of Salt Lake City, in response to attacks on the Mormon Church for supporting California's Proposition 8, defending the traditional definition of marriage: "Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage--the union of one man and one woman--that has been the major building block of Western Civilization for millennia. "The ProtectMarriage coalition, which led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 8, was an historic alliance of people from every faith and ethnicity. LDS were included--but so were Catholics and Jews, Evangelicals and Orthodox, African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and Anglos. "Bigoted attacks on Mormons for the part they played in our coalition are shameful and ignore the reality that Mormon voters were only a small part of the groundswell that supported Proposition 8. "As the former bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, I can attest to the fact that followers of the Mormon faith are a good and generous people with a long history of commitment to family and giving to community causes. "I personally decry the bigotry recently exhibited towards the members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints--coming from the opponents of Proposition 8, who ironically, have called those of us supporting traditional marriage intolerant. "I call upon the supporters of same-sex marriage to live by their own words--and to refrain from discrimination against religion and to exercise tolerance for those who differ from them. I call upon them to accept the will of the people of California in the passage of Proposition 8." SOURCE: Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

Oh Baby

Mondays... I just hate Mondays with work and school, it's just a long day. I was just thinking how bad today sucks with 8 hours to go until I'm home, it's cold, I'm hungry and many more reason why today sucks. But then i remembered this clip Courtney showed me last night and it can just turn a miserable day right around.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Day Off

So yesterday i decided to take a day off of work. And even though I didn't work I was busy all day ( much to my surprise). I thought I would have a lot of study time and just sit infront of the TV, but nope it was the opposite. In the morning I went to an elementary school until 12 to observe a classroom for one of my classes. I watched a first grade classroom and it was awesome. It's like I was back in school again. I already had a girl starting rumors about me and then made firends with another girl. SO why observing I heard one girl say, " I know Mrs. Tori, she lives by me and I always see her making out with her boyfriend". I mean come on girl give me a break I was only in the room for about 20 minutes and I already had a hater. Well then i hung out with a cute little girl during recess because she was sick. here is how our conversation went... " What's your name?" I responded with " Tori" and she says" wow that's a beautiful name". It was the highlight of my day. I felt nervous walking down the halls because the big kids scare me, I used the little kids bathrooms because I didn't want to ask the teachers where their's was and felt like Buddy the Elf when he goes to the bathrom ( you know because you are clearly 2 feet taller than the door), I ducked the whole time I was in the bathroom so no one could see me. I'm glad I made a friend and am real glad I'm not in elementary school anymore because I like not having rumors about me.

So after the school day just did my usual routine and then we went to the UTah vs. TCU game. It was great ! It wasn't very cold either ( thanks to my new jacket), considering the snow storm we had the day before. It was a lot of fun, plus we won in the last 47 seconds so that was exciting but I have come to a conclusion that football games are made for TIVO. They are so long and you just do a lot of standing around and the clock is just so slow. SO even though I am very happy we went I think I'll watch the next one at home. The only 2 sporting events that I can handle live are soccer and basketball. I know some people may think, in soccer there isn't very many goals being made...well that's true but it is 90 minutes of constent play and excitement, unlike football where there is 4 hours of game and 1 hour of play.
I just love having a day for myself adn not worrying about having to hurry everything so i can get to work or school on time. and these are pictures for the game...--> Everyone rushed the field at the end ( sorry we didn't bring our camera so it's a phone).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Winter Depression

I'm sitting here looking out the window at work and it is just pouring snow. I hate the snow, the cold, the icy roads, the unattractive paleness my skin gets, the dry and cracky hands, how I feel like I've gained 20 pounds because I have so many layers on, I just can't handle the cold. I have been in Utah almost 5 years now and winter time i get so sad. Yeah it's fun when it rains and that first snow fall to go play in it. But the problem with Utah is that there is a never ending snow fall, I could do snow 1 day not 5 months. Summer and Spring is so great it's warm the sun is out and I just can't help but to smile the majority of my days. Winter though makes me lazy. I don't want to go out and do anything because it's to cold but I don't want to just sit at home because I hate just watching TV for hours. I'm stuck in the middle during winter time in Utah and I can't handle it. Maybe if I dressed like it was summer then summer time would come, just maybe though. It' snowing harder now and miserable. Our neighbors above us go to Florida for the winter and I think I may go with them this year. Yesterday the news said it was 80 degrees in Florida, that is amazing! Sometimes I wish I was in the Truman show because they can control the weather, that would be the greatest thing ever. Maybe when I'm done with school we should move somewhere warm all year, but just as cheap as Utah. Maybe just maybe all these things could happen...yeah right only if I had the blue genie from Aladdin. So my winter depression has started, 1 day down 150 to go ( give or take).

Snow Snow go away
Don't come back another day
Stay tucked behind the clouds all year
Oh Please, Oh Please bring summer back here

Friday, October 31, 2008

2 vs. 22

Here is my cute little nephew Will ( Stole picture form Jen's blog). Cute Will is allergic to almost everything, and everyone in the family is real careful what to feed him so he doesn't get sick. Last night we had a Halloween party and I was just amazed by Will. If mom said not to eat something he knew it would make him sick and he wouldn't eat it. No fit, no crying... nothing. That was really amazing to me. Maybe it was so amazing because a 2 year old is smart than a 22 year old. Me on the other hand gets sick every time I eat crap, but I can't help it! Recently I have been doing real well in not eating candy or to many sweets and my stomach has been loving life. But then when I get around to many sweets I am like a fat kid inside and binge on the treats. And last night I didn't even binge I had 1 piece of cake and a " fun size" ( I put fun size in quotes because everyone knows fun size candy is too small to be fun) box of nerds and my stomach starts to kick in. I knew it was going to make me sick, but I did it anyways. I just don't understand that Will knows don't touch the fire it's hot and I can't understand that even getting to close to the fire well burn me. Jen and Dave you got 1 smart 2 year old! I don't know why I eat treats because my stomach really does go into the worst pain I have ever felt. My whole body gets goose bumps and it's like and the badness is just stirring up inside of me. I hate it and I wish I learned at 2 what is OK and not OK to eat.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fantasy (fill in the blank sport)

Just putting it out there I hate fantasy sports. I hate how much they consumer your life and how much silence they bring to the home. I hate that when one season is almost over another season starts. I hate the time that is put into fantasy sports: drafting, trading, score checking, stat keeping. I'm grateful for TIVO because with out that I think I would shoot myself in the foot to get out of watching sports 7 days a week.Yes I do hate fantasy sports, but I do still love you hunny.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spooooky Nights...

Joe loves saying spooky around Halloween time. Every thing we do has to be extra spooooky( in a ghost voice) On Friday after soccer and dinner we decided to carve pumpkins. I haven't carved pumpkins for about 5 years probably. So I was really excited until we started, then I remembered how we have to clean it and trace it and punch it out. It;s serious business carving a pumpkin. I carved a cute little goblin/monster/something scary and Joe took a good 3 hours to carve Homer J. You can't see them very good but there their Homer and his goblin.
On Saturday we had the normal afternoon routine of Football and laundry. Saturday night though we had a costume party at Courtney and Josh's. Everyone had to come as a Hollywood couple real or fictional and everyone did such a great job. Halloween these days isn't about scary costumes it's about slutty costume, and it makes me kinda sick what some girls(and boy but mostly girls) wear for Halloween. it's like an excuse to walk around in your underwear. So it was a lot of fun getting together with some funny ( not slutty) costumes and having some good dinner and games. I don't know why but I'm pretty sure we laughed the whole night. I would quote some of the things said there but you know it just isn't as funny if you weren't there so I'll spare you the many quotes. We bobbed for some apples and a yam to our surprise. But the girls weren't very good at it, except Breanna she was the only girl that got the apple before Scotty. Maybe next Scotty if you put your purse down and bob like a real man you could have beaten her. We also played spoons, but to keep in the Halloween spirit we played with little pumpkins instead. Guess what I won! That's right I never win at things but I totally smoked everyone. Good thing to Joe was the first out so I had to bring our game credibility back up. It was the funnest night I have had in a while. I think even when Halloween is over we should still have costume dinners.
Josh and Courtney has Lloyd Christmas and Harry from Dumb and Dumber

Scotty and Breanna as Batman and Cat women

Matt and Brooke as Steve and Terry Irwin

Chris and Bre as Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf

Joe and I as Michael Jackson and a small boy

Friday, October 24, 2008

Men Are From mars Women Are From Venus

I have been thinking a lot lately how different me and women are. I can't believe that 2 objects so different can connect so well( most of the time). When your dating most girls well be totally fine and contempt with just being with her boyfriend all day everyday and can be happy. But the boys, they can't do that they are just fine seeing their girlfriend a couple hours and the off to boy time. Girls want to talk, about anything, boys want to do anything besides talking. Since I have been married talking is like my sex. As long as Joe and I are talking I feel like were doing alright and that things are just fine between us. But if for some reason Joe doesn't want to talk then i think something might be wrong. Well guess what nothings wrong he is just perfectly fine sitting next to me and is just as happy being quite as he is talking ( probably even more happy). When it's time to get married girls have it in their heads that this is going to be great, you can be together every hour your not working. It's even better than dating because you live together. Boys see it as the same thing as dating, now your married the only difference is you throw sex into the mix( well for some people that's the only difference). I was just thinking about the first couple months Joe and I were married and I was a nut. Joe wants' to play games with his brothers until 6 in the morning... WHAT!! that is ridiculous he should want to be with me, our marriage is doomed. Joe wants to play soccer on Friday night when that's our date night, obviously a 40 minute games means that takes up our whole night and there is no time for just him and me. I swear any time Joe wanted to do something that didn't 100% involve me I thought our marriage was done and he was already sick of me. Then a couple months pass and I slowly start to realize that Joe loves me just as much when he plays soccer, or plays games, or just has a boys sports night( probably loves me a little more if I don't give him a hard time). SO if your planning on getting married any time soon, girls go into the marriage like a boy and their well be a lot less contention. Your significant other ( i hate that term) loves you that's why your getting married even if he wants to play soccer 3 nights a week. It's just funny looking back and seeing how irrational I was and how much happier we are now, now that I'm not completely crazy. So first stop tonight on date night soccer game and then off to pumpkin carving!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm Doing You a Favor

This is the funniest thing ever! Well at least I think it is you should still watch it...Thanks Heidi for the e-mail

Monday, October 20, 2008

If Your Stressed Then Let It Go

I am the most stressed person ever and I don't really know why. I think I worry to much about everything and everyone even if i don't know them, or something that I probably just make worse in my head. Last night I relly felt like I was sufficaitng because I realized that I had to go to school and work today. I feel like I don't have enough hours in the day to finish everything. I have more than enough hours and don't even have that much to do. School isn't really that hard, I just wish I was done and didn't have to go. Poor Joe gets to see these episodes a little to often, but he always knocks some sense into me, or just laughs at me. I actually like it when he laughs because I see how ridiculous I'm being and laugh too ( even though I try not to just to show him I'm serious). Good thing were waiting to have kids because if I had some now I don't know how I would handle that with school and work. My life isn't that busy but in my head I am like the busiest person in the world. I worry about every little thing for no reason. While in DC we were talking to a guy while waiting for our shuttle. He was saying how he was homeless for 5 years and lived at Union Station( just a metro stop). He now is a chef but before or after work he goes down to Union Station just to talk to the other homeless people. I thought that was really awesome of him to still go and visit people were he once was at. He was homeless for 5 years... NO HOME NO MONEY NOTHING in DC in the winter, which I hear is colder than Utah. He didn't like being homeless but he was fine with it and survived. He said it wasn't that bad if you know how to survive... What am I so stressed about? I have a home, money, I'm healthy, food, a car, a husband, money to get me through college and way more than that guy had in 5 years yet I seem to have a panic attack at the very thought of anything. Wow I suck real bad. I have a good life and apologize to Joe for my many panic attacks and thank him for showing me that I don't have a hard life at all.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Heart DC

I heart everything about DC from the pleasant sound in the metro, to the historical sites. DC has everything, the exciting motorcades, the serious secret service, the friendly bums, the beautiful buildings, I could seriously live there and be in awe everyday. We just got back from DC yesterday and it was amazing. Joe and I went in April of this year as well and this time we saw all new things. I'm sure each time we go I could see new and different things that I missed this trip and last trip. I'm not a very political person and don't know to much, unlike my sister-in-law Jen( she is a machine and I wish I knew as much as she did), but I am just in complete amazement of DC. This time we got to go in the west wing of the White House and we saw a Marine 1 departure with the President. It was really the coolest thing I have ever seen. While we were there we saw some museums and just so happen at one museum Lara Bush and Silvio Berlusconi ( Prime Minister of Italy) were there. We saw them pull up and Dave made some comment to Berlusconi, Lara Bush waved at me... just joking Jen she waved at Jen but I like to think that I intercepted that wave. It was pretty amazing seeing them up close. While we were there we went to a museum with all the Presidents portraits and they had a section about the Assassination of Lincoln( or as Joe and Dave call him, Beardy). I just can't imagine people killing a president. While I watched Bush get on Marine 1 no matter how much you don't like his presidency how could any one just kill him, that just doesn't make sense to me. During the west wing tour on the way to the Oval Office there is a hallway of pictures capturing Bush just as he is. And they are some amazing pictures, fishing with his dogs and doing some yard work and he may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but he just has the kindest face I think and just don't see why or how people could hate an individual so much that it would drive them to murder.
Anyways I am going to be one of those wives for a second and say how awesome my husband is. Joe is just like Steve Martin on Baby Mama( not the awkward part) because he is one of those people that has just done everything. Hopefully he'll want to do things again so I can enjoy the adventures he has already been on. Joe has taken the last desert from the Ambassador of Peru, has interned at the white house, has traveled just about every where and he is still going. Thanks to his experiences it allowed me and Dave and Jen to experience some things that not everyone can do. I am a little jealous of him because I don't have nearly as exciting stories as he does, but hopefully i can accumulate some throughout our marriage.
Here are just a couple of pics from DC....

Joe and Tim ( who took us on the West Wing tour) were interns together and now Tim works at the White House. Thanks Tim for the awesome tour. Joe and Tim in front of the White House

Just hanging out in the rose garden at the White House.

In front of the Capital

Joe, me, Dave, Jen at Arlington Cemetery where we saw JFK's grave site and changing of the guards.
No the brightest picture but this is Iwo Jima, it is really amazing to see in person.

In front of the Oval office, Thanks Joyce for the Marine 1 departure. The guard in front of the doors means the President is in the office.

Marine 1, it got a little windy, and by a little I mean a lot when the helicopter landed.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

SO ready for vacation

This week and last week have been a nightmare. I have had midterms all week ( one which had an impossible study guide). Yesterday i took my last one and I'm so excited it's done. I went and got the best pedicure ever! I'm not sure if she was just really good, or if it was just a much needed pedicure, either way it was the best one I have ever had. Joe and I don't' really see each other during the week so it well be nice to have a week together. It used to be perfect because I work Tuesday and Thursday nights and those were the nights we took the boys ( he does like a big brother thing) out but now it has changed. One of the boys can't go out those nights so now Joe and I get to work different nights and see each other just in time for bed. I guess well make it through it, you gotta do what you gotta do. But yes I am so excited for DC the other day I was looking up the PotBelly's website and just thinking about their sandwiches and cookies...mmmmmmm! I have been counting down the days all week, we're at 3 days! Even if we were just going down the street to a hotel I would be happy so get so lazy time in.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

You don' need to yell this isn't a train station it's a small car

I am my dad's daughter... I love movies. Growing up and still to this day my family would always go a see movies, sometimes even two in a row. I could seriously go to a movie theater all day, I love it. I don't know why but i do. This weekend was a total movie weekend. On Friday night Joe and I went with Brock and Nicole to see " Nick and Norah's Infinite Play List" and I loved it! I love I thought it was I love the boy in it( but I don't know his name). The movie is just real dry and witty humorhilarious, I could see it again! After we saw that then we went up to Park city ate some amazing BBQ chicken pizza and went off to Brock's cabin. Once again we watched "Baby Mama". Yeah it's my 5th time and it's just as funny as the first time. Maybe even funnier because I find new things in it. Granite this time I did doze on and off ( only because I was tired) it is still hilarious. If you haven't' seen it you should sit down with some Rhodes cinnamon rolls and have yourself an amazing night. The next day we went back to the theaters and say " Forever Strong". It's about Highland Rugby which is a high school Rugby team in Utah. It was a way good movie, a little emotional ( maybe I cried I'm not sure though). But yes this weekend was like the best weekend ever. I love movies and even more than just movies I love going to a movie theater. Maybe one day in about 50 years I'll get a movie theater in my house and then my life would be complete.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Be Real

SO I have been watching TV quite a lot since all the new season have been on and I see the same thing on TV over and over. This week is "NATIONAL STAY AT HOME WEEK". I don't know about you but I haven't stayed at home all week. If it is so national shouldn't we get school off and get work paid for? I think so! Besides that I haven't been too impressed with any of my shows so far... until last night!

Have you seen this show? Private Practice was amazing! I started last season after i refused to watch it because I wanted Addison to stay on Grey's, but I do have to say I love private practice. It was so good, i smiled like a giddy school girl after watching it and told Joe that i wish it was one long episode that lasted all season and never ended! SO after (not total disappointment) some disappointment I am so glad that I had Private Practice last night!

Besides Private Practice I have another new love. So one night ( surprise surprise) I was craving a treat and I reall wanted ice cream. Well ice cream as we know makes me sick but I usually just suck it up. Well this time Joe said no I can't get it and we stumbled upon some cinnamon rolls. I lvoe them they are warm adn gushy and amazing. I have now gotten them every time I go to the store ( not to healthy for the tummy appearence) but I am a treat aholic and love treats and I recommend these to everyone who ever has lived even if I dis-like you.

Another thing that makes me a giddy school girl is this song. It is just the happiest song ever. No matter what kind of mood I'm in if this song comes on I just have to dance and sing. I was on the train today and this song came on and my shoulders started bouncing and lips started moving. It is just the most fun song ever!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I'm in love I'm in love and I don't care who knows

Today started off not the best. It was cold and I threw up and I had a head ache and it just sucked. So what does Joe do? He brings me the one thing that he knows upsets my stomach but at the same time I love it! He brought me a brownie fudge sundae from leatherbe's. I mean this is the same guy who just a couple days ago said no ice cream and then he brings it. I just love this man. I mean don't get me wrong my stomach did get upset afterwards but it was totally worth it. I feel like with school and work the only time we get to see eachother is an hour before bed and that is infront of the TV. I just love a little stop by work here and there. Some may thing he is trying to butter me up for another long trip with the boys, but I don't because he knows that is not going to happen for a while ;). Marraige is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I suggest every one should do it. Love you Guppy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just a couple of thoughts

1. How great is riding on the back of a shopping cart( I tried finding a picture but no dice). You know what i mean putting one foot on the back bar of a shopping cart and pressing of with the other foot. No matter how old you are it always makes your grocery shopping days that much more fun. I walked into Walmart today and first thing I see was ( and I'm not exaggerating) a man probably in his 60's riding a shopping cart. It was the greatest thing I have ever seen. So next time your grocery shopping and your having a bad day, just get on the back of a cart and ride that cart like you've never ridden it before.

2. I have forgotten my planner today. Now that may not seem like a big deal to some but to me it is driving me crazy. I don't have a ton of stuff going on but I just have to have it. For 2 years I have written everything I eat down and the points it's worth ( except on Saturday and Sunday). I mean I can keep track in my head but actually seeing it written down feels so much better and now when I get home I'll just have to write everything down. Everyday I do just about the same thing with an occasional curve ball here and there, but I love checking it off once I complete. I don't know why but without my planner I feel incomplete ( no offense Joe I feel incomplete without you too).

3.We are leaving for DC in 19 days! I am so excited. Everyday I look on Marriott to see if there are any better deals then the one I got and it just gets me more excited. I have to get in the best shape possible. You may ask why? People only get in shape for tropical vacay where your in your swim suit all day, but getting in shape for DC is important. I am pretty sure we'll be eating PotBelly's all week. It's a sandwich place and I'm pretty sure it's not healthy like Subway, plus you get the most amazing dream bars and cookies there I can barley stand it. So am I excited for DC? I'd say so!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Best Clip ever!

So as I'm sitting here at work, working oh so diligently I have stumbled across so free time. So what better to do with free time then look at blogs. I found my cousin Annie's blog and she had this amazing clip on it, I just had to share it with everyone. Hopefully it gets you excited for The Office, because it got me quite excited!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Night #1

So this is my first pot ever from home. That's right we got the Internet finally! So I would usually be in bed by now because I am weak sauce and can't handle being up past 11pm. Well i can't go to sleep because Joe is gone. Joe has left today and went down to California with his friends for an AVP tournament. Their friend Daniel is going to try to qualify for this tournament, so good luck Dirty! Well that is why I'm up because I hate sleeping alone in our house. I don't know when I became such a wimp but I can not sleep with out Joe. It's like I can hear every little creek and movement in the house. I hate it because my mind just starts thinking about every worse possible situation. I hate that he is going to be gone until Sunday and I hate that he gets to be in California on the beach while I'm stuck in Utah at work and school. I just wish this week was already over so Joe would be back home. I guess I have to just toughen this out and sleep with loud noises so my mind doesn't start wondering.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

DC part 2!

I am so excited this week Joe and I decided to go back to DC in October and thanks to Marriott and free flights it's going to be a good trip. The first time we went it was really rushed and I didn't get to see everything so I'm so so excited to go back. PLUS we may make a rode trip to Philadelphia for a day. I'm counting down the days to DC happiness!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Really Monday?

I can not believe it is Monday today. My weekend was so short since I had to work on Saturday. But I do have to say even though my weekend was one day long we did lot. Saturday after work we decided to do a one night stay at the Mountainside in Park city. I love just getting away even if it is for only one day. With school and work and everything in between it is good to have down time and relax. On Sunday we had a birthday dinner for Brooks and Keith and it's always fun getting together, but the real fun started once Joe and I got home. Don't worry it's still PG rated writing from here on so you can keep reading. Poor predictable Joe, I always know what he is up to. SO last night we were watching United 93 on TV and Joe had a nice cold water bottle. Recently Joe thinks it's really funny to poor water on me, so I thought to myself " self why don't I just dribble some of that cold water on Joe". Well Apparently Joe thought of the same thing before I could get to the water bottle and drenched me with water. Our house became a war zone with water bottles and just completely soaked head to toe. Couches soaked, floor soaked and the best part is it didn't matter at all. All that stuff was going to dry and for once it was OK with me. I hate our couch anyways so it wasn't a big deal, but for some reason I was nice and relaxed last night that I didn't worry about cleaning up. And what do you know I woke up this morning and everything was dry and I was still alive Joe was sleeping and everything was going to be OK. I think a water fight before bed gets rid of all the worries I have that day. Maybe I'll try that again so beware Joe!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Katydid's Getting Married!

So Katy is getting married and I am so excited for her. Katy is one of my friends I met down in Provo my first year of college and she is amazing. Last night her sister Geneve( also very amazing) through her a bridal shower and it was so much fun. Every one from my first year of college was there and I feel like i haven't seen them forever. Now that I live in Salt Lake I don't get to see my friends as often as I'd like so when we get together it's always really good time. I love just getting together and talking and dancing of course. We're really good dancers ( syke!) but once a little hip hop gets going so do we. I love these girls and am so excited for Katy to get married!
Every that was left after opening presents

Best roommates ever- Me, G, Ambs and Mads

Everyone that lived at Raintree my 1st year of college

Family Busniess

Heidi and Keith got married last Saturday and I am so happy for them! It was one busy wedding but it was totally worth it. Here are just some pics of the perfect day. Seriously it was perfect they got married in Lehi were it is way way windy and there wasn't on drop of wind or rain or anything, until Sunday. So good pic on the day Heeed!

Heidi with all the cute nieces and nephews and her girls

Heather totally thought I was touching her, even though I wasn't. Your crazy man, but I love ya

Joe and I just doing a really cool pose

All the boys trying to hold up Keith

Heidi & Keith's first dance

Monday, August 25, 2008

We're Really Funny

So this past week I have discovered how funny my sister-in-laws are. The Coccimiglio boys think they are the funniest but I have to give it up to Heidi and Heather for out doing them. Not only are the blood related sisters funnier than the boys but the in laws are as well. Although I do love those boys their comedy is based on the same joke, who can say it the loudest and who can add to the original joke the most amount of times. But us girls we spent Wednesday and Saturday night together and I don't think I have laughed that hard in a long time. When I was first married I was a little more quiet and just stayed with Joe when it was family events but more and more I break away and can do the girl thing, which I'm glad because I have the most amazing/ hilarious sister-in-laws of all time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Worst Wife Ever

So while at work today I (of course) was looking at blogs and was looking at Bre's(my sister-in-law) and she had a nice blog about Chris's( Joe's twin) birthday. HELLO I haven't even mentioned it and we had a whole weekend of festivities. I was so excited to do my google image tag that I just over looked our great birthday weekend. SO sorry Joe but I do love you and sorry I don't have any pictures to post but not having the internet at home puts a real drag on uploading pictures to the blog.
So here we go, we decided to go down to Vegas for the weekend. Even though Vegas isn't that cool and Joe was sick it was still pretty fun. We of course went on a time share presentation because Joe loves them plus we got the 2 nights for free. We stayed at the Jockey Club and it is old but we were right next to the Bellagio and our room faced the fountain. So every 15 minutes Joe was at our bed room window looking at the fountain show. He loves it even though it was the same thing each time, and I kinda exaggerated he wasn't there during the USA basketball game but other than that he was at the window. The hotel was right in the middle of the strip so it was really nice walking every where, even though it was well over 100 degrees. We decided to treat ourselves, since it was Joe's birthday and the room was free, to a Cirque Du Soleil show called Le Reve. The whole thing is done in the water, it really is amazing what strength these people have. You can see every muscle in their bodies, i didn't even know it was physically possible to do some of the things they did. SO Sunday morning drove home just in time to celebrate the 4 Cocccimiglio birthdays at Frankie and Ande's house. It's always fun getting together and just chit chatting. Anyways that's what our birthday weekend was and sorry for being the worst wife ever but I think I make it up in attendance to soccer games every week ranging from 2-4 times. I love you hunny!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Only because I'm at work

SO while sitting at work wondering what I am to do for the next 4 hours Emilie ( the genius she is) told me about a tag. It was so much fun here are the rules:For each question, look up the answer in a Google Image search. Then choose your favorite image from the FIRST page of results only(remember first page only don't start looking around). Then copy past and it's amazing what comes up, you might even find yourself on that first page. And here we go:

A place I'd like to Visit

My favorite place

A past pet

My age

My last name:
and how funny is this that Joe came up on the very first after typing in Coccimiglio... and that's a promise you can even look it up on google image

My bad habit: and that's over reacting not screaming

The town I was born in

My favorite color

My favorite animal

My favorite food

My favorite object

My 1st name

My screen name

My best friend's nickname

A past lover

The town I live in

What I'm doing now

My college degree

Grandma's name

My 1st job

My middle name