Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I think this must be Unsolicited Advice week.

I'm getting it from everyone. And it ranges, from all people, of all ages...

"You really shouldn't be wearing yellow."
"You should NEVER turn your back but TRY to maintain a relaxed demeanor."
"Don't drop you phone. Its bad for you phone. (yes they said "you" not "your)
"Don't read that book. Read this one."
"Maybe you should apply for 'peppier' jobs."
"It's hard. You just need to be thick skinned."

The list goes on and on and becomes increasingly more insulting and more ridiculous. I don't need people to point out the obvious, but for some reason, they insist on doing it anyway.

While I would never turn away really good, solid, helpful if you insist on advising me on the obvious, I just ask that you at least have the common courtesy to be creative and use proper English.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

4 Things Tag

Four Things I Love About My Husband

1. The man can make me laugh. He is proabaly the happiest person I have ever known and is consistently so. It takes a lot to get him down and in turn helps me not get so down about some things.
2. His communication skills. Seriously. How many guys can you actually say this about? He is so open with me, its never a struggle to say what needs to be said. He is so open and this has made that entire aspect of marriage, well, easy!
3. His relationship with his dad. It is the sweetest thing, really. His dad is such an incredible guy, I just adore him. The relationship the two of them have is unlike anything I have ever seen. It speaks volumes about the DeCoria's in general.
4. His perspective. B never fails to paint a clear picture when I am struggling with something. The way he talks about faith, the future, the present, our future children, our struggles, our triumphs, our attitudes, family, EVERYTHING. He is so level headed and sees things so clearly. I love being allowed to see life through his eyes.

Four Movies We Can Watch More Than Once

1. I'll go with Meagan on this one and say the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I watched them all for the first time with him and throughly enjoyed them. It was the first time, but it won't be the last.
2. I might not say this but B would...The Matrix. He loves it. I just kind of smile and blink.
3. We have seen Jumper more than once...but I'm at a loss as to why.
4. I don't think we have a fourth.....

Four TV Shows We Watch

1. Man vs. Wild. This show will terrify, entertain, and disgust all at once. Bear Grylls is one brave guy.
2. Just because I record it...48 Hours Mystery, and honestly, I think it scares us both.
3. Also just because I record it...Food Network Challenge. I like this, I don't think he does but he watchs it because I like it.
4. When The Alaska Experiment was on we liked that, too.

Four Places We Have Been

1. Brazil
2. Mexico
3. Florida
4. Key West...I guess that is Florida, too...

Four People Who E-Mail Me Regularly

1. My mom
2. Blogger
3. School
4. Pottery Barn

Four Favorite Foods

1. Sushi!
2. Crab Ravioli from Market Street Broiler (to DIE for!)
3. Chocolate Cake
4. Popcorn

Four Places We Would Like To Visit

1. Back to Brazil
2. Europe
3. All 50 states
4. Asia

Four Things We Are Looking Foreward To In The Next Year

1. Being debt free! We are on our way!
2. Buying a house.
3. Me graduating.
4. Actually living in the same state as one another.

Four People I Tag

1. JaLee
2. Taunya
3. Ginger
4. Cristi

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Since so many of us hate Go My Son...

For your viewing displeasure....

**Lovingly dedicated to Leslie, JaLee, Lynette, and Lindsey

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Evolution of Dance

In keeping to my uncoordinated wiggling "dancing", here's a cha-cha tango down memory lane....

Confessions #5

**I just spent the last hour dancing...to Rhianna (!) I know....six feet of white girl dancing to Rhianna. I sure had a fun, but I am super glad no one else was around to witness, especially B. This wasn't a sexy endeavor.

**It still really, really, really bugs me that people don't capitalize the C in DeCoria. Oh man, it really irriates me. B tells me I should let this go, he got over that a long time ago. I maintain that since I am still a "new" DeCoria I reserve the right to be irritated.

**I like coming up with baby names even with no baby on the way.

**I google all my professors. I like to know what kind of weirdos they really are.

**The color red stresses me out.

**There is a song called "I'll Build You a Rainbow" that plays on Sunday's in Utah. It's one of those speech-sing story songs. I swear...this song makes me want to spit nails. It has the same effect as the "Go, My Son" song that the Native American dorm students used to dance to in our high school assemblies. Bleck. Throw it out.

**My closet is color-coded.

**I am way more OCD than I'd like to admit. (Perhaps the closet admission cracked open the door a little bit....)

Sunday, September 7, 2008


My tired husband, already spent from long days and longer nights at work, came home on Monday to an emotional whirlwind of a wife only to pack up evrything we owned and take it all to Colorado. Complications completely out of anyone's control threw a financial wrench into our lives, and we felt that this move would lift burdens off more than just our own shoulders. It is bittersweet, if nothing else, in the truest sense of the word.

With tear stained cheeks, we tiptoed into this sleeping valley anxious and exhausted. We've unpacked our lives in a single room that feels more like home than anywhere else we've lived together. Brandon is still there and I am only here, something that I still haven't embraced, but we're praying that this is easier.

I'm feeling strained but grateful. These imperfections that creep into our lives humble me...to the point of tears sometimes. But this is how we learn, right? And its only for a minute...for just one minute....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I'm moving.
To Colorado.

I don't have time to explain this right now.
Wish us luck.
We are sad/stressed/relieved/dismayed/comforted/optimistic.