Monday, March 28, 2011

"Fear not, Let your Hearts be Comforted"

I've been reading my scriptures soooo much since Preston left. I started D&C the day he left and I am already 3/4 the way done and it's only been a month and half. I'm somewhat proud of myself :)
I have found so many answers to prayers and also a lot of comfort that I couldn't have found any way else. These aren't in any order, but some of my recent favorites are:

D&C 98:1-3
1. "Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks.
2. Waiting patiently on the Lord, for your prayers have entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth, and are recorded with this seal and testament - the Lord hath sworn and decreed that they shall be granted.
3. Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name's glory, saith the Lord."

D&C 68:6
6. "Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you..."

D&C 90:24
24. "Search diligently, pray always, and be believing and all things shall work together for your good.."

John 14:27
14. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your hear be troubled, neither let it be afraid
Proverbs 3:5-6

5. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6. in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

 Colossians 1:11
11. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. 

John 14:18
18. No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm - I will come to you.

I know there are a million other amazing scriptures. These have just been some recent ones I found. It's amazing how much I can see blessings in my life everyday. Reading the scriptures daily really works wonders :) 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I'm Just in Love :)

I cannot stop watching :) :)

video

JK

Just Kidding. 
Ya know my last post when I was frustrated about not getting a letter? Yeah.. I take that back :) I got the most amazing letter/cassette/MEMORY CARD today. I knew Preston would never not write unless it was basically an emergency. He just proved me right :) Looks like the postal system was just being stupid. So I just wanted to post because now looking back at what I said yesterday, it seems stupid. 
The memory card = The most amazing thing ever. I suggest every MG to try this :)

Hungarian is the craziest language. He just loves to make me translate :p 
<3

Friday, March 18, 2011

No Letter = Venting

Today is Friday. Today is letter day. Usually I absolutely love Fridays. But not this Friday...
Preston has now been in the MTC for 5 1/2 weeks and I've gotten a letter and email every week. His Pdays are on Wednesdays and because of the fact that I live only 20 minutes away from the MTC, I usually get letters on Thursdays or Fridays. On his pday this week, I never received an email. I was pretty down about that. But then I said to myself, "Only 2 more days and I'll have an amazing letter". I tried to stay positive. Then today,  I was so excited about the mail coming today. Probably more excited than ever. But once it finally came and I looked all the envelopes, there wasn't one for me. I looked through them again making sure I didn't miss anything. Still, no letter. And then of course the tears came. We had talked about this so much before he left. I would tell him that I'll understand if he's busy. But I told him even if he just wrote down 3 little words and sent it to me that it would be way better than not getting anything. He told me he would write every week.. And I thought for sure I'd at least get letters every week while he's in the MTC. I didn't think that would be a problem. But we're only 5 weeks in and he's already not writing? Or did the letter just get lost? I doubt it. I'm trying to stay positive but when he asked me to send him Dear Elder letters everyday, I decided I'd do it because I'll do anything to make him happy. So every morning I wake up and send him a Dear Elder. Not because I really want to, but because he asked me to. And I asked him to send me one only once a week and he can't even do that? He's not even in the field yet.. So then I thought to myself, "Is this foreshadowing how the rest of his mission is going to be?" I can't help but think that now when he's actually in Hungary who knows when I'll be getting letters. The thing is, I know he loves me and he knows how much letters mean to me. Which is why I can't picture him not writing... *sigh* I really just hope the letter got lost... Here's hoping for a better week, and a better Friday.

Saint Patricks Day :)

Happy Saint Patricks Day!! I'm a pretty big fan of every holiday. I love the excuse to celebrate something, anything :) People should learn to be more excitable over the simple things. Like the excuse to celebrate the Irish for example. Even if you aren't Irish. Just celebrate it anyway :) It's good for you :)
For dinner we made a traditional Irish meal. Cabbage, corned beef and lots of potatoes. It was pretty good :) I'd never tried corned beef before. So that's something to check off of my goals for this month :) Then I spent the day making this dessert:
Mmmmm, it was way good. And of course, it involved green pudding (aka pistachio pudding) I have been making so many desserts lately it's ridiculous. K now i'm distracting myself. My point is, enjoy the little things :) Like Saint Patricks day. Wear green and be happy :) surround yourself with family and friends and people who make you happy and do things that make you happy. Just be happy :)
P.S. If you're looking for a good romantic movie to watch on this day, I suggest P.S. I Love You or Leap Year :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happiness in Simplicity

Oh what a busy and boring week its been. My favorite days were the days I was doing anything that reminded me of Preston. Example #1: Going to the Missionary Girlfriend party :) All those girls instantly became friends  :) We went to in-n-out and then
headed over to the mall and then ended with
Tangled :) It was a good night because I got to
talk about Preston non stop :) Talking about him
makes me super super happy :)
Example #2: Sunday. Sundays are the very best day of the week. I will tell you why. On Sundays you get to spend the day with family. You also get to go to church and feel that spiritual high. Most importantly, you don't have time to sit in your room alone and think about your missionary (at least I don't) This past Sunday was amazing. Me and my 3 sisters decided to go on a picnic to one my favorite places. It's this baseball park in American Fork. It's honestly one of my most favorite places in the world. Weird right? There's something so peaceful and I feel such serenity when I'm there. Being there around sunset is the most beautiful sight. Me and Preston played softball there and it's just a park full of memories :) After the park we walked around the Mount Timpanogos Temple. I love being around the temple whenever I can. We also walked around the Amphitheatre in AF. Sometimes you just need to go on a drive and visit those special places :)
At the park
I sent this picture to him :)
These rocks were in the shape of a heart :) I sent him this one too

One more day and we'll be at 5 weeks. As much as I'm waiting for so much to happen, I'm so excited for what's going to be happening in the somewhat near future :) I've learned if I get excited for little things that happen in the near future, it makes me feel better than if I'm constantly just waiting for 2 years to end. I really like the quote that says, 
"Happiness is not found at the end of the road, it is experienced along the way. So take not for granted each moment of your life and you will find a reason to be happy each day"

I'm trying to work on this everyday. <3
99 weeks left

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ONE ♥

Preston has officially been gone for one full month :) I'm so proud that i've even made it this far. Back at day two I can fully remember saying to myself, "Can I please be at one month already? I will be so happy when that happens" And here I am :) Time actually flew by. I hope it stays the same :)
This month I got:
  • 4 letters
  • 3 personal emails
  • 2 cassettes 
  • and 32 pictures :)
It has indeed been the hardest month of my life, but also one of the best :) It's an amazing thing to only communicate with someone you love through letters. It has brought me and Preston so close. I also believe it's because Heavenly Father is blessing both of us so much. 
And of course being a girl, I am pretty creative! I absolutely love sending packages. It's kinda my thing. I'm gonna send one every month. It'll just be as a celebration that it's been another month down :) This is his "One Month" package. 
There was a reason for almost everything I put in it. Here's what I put in: New cassettes, tissues, pirouettes, mentos, pictures, missionary action figures, a letter and a memory card with a couple video's of my on it :) 
So I decided to make some goals for this month. I have a lot of stuff that I need to accomplish while my man is gone :) So these are going to be my goals for this month (I'll probably add some as the month goes on) 
  1. Finish D&C (I started the day Preston left)
  2. Complete 10 volunteer service hours
  3. Work out at least 3 days a week
  4. Send a letter every week and another package at the end of the month :)
  5. Bake something new once a week
  6. See Never Say Never again (hehe)
  7. Decide what job I want to have over the summer
  8. Blog once a week :)
  9. Watch Titanic (I've been wanting to watch this since Preston left but I haven't been able to do it..)
  10. Try a new food :)
There will be more goals to come :) Overall....

What a month it's been :)
          

Friday, March 4, 2011

Can I Just Say.. :)

Can I just say that I LOVE days like these???? :) :) :) 
I went to school just to hear an apostle speak at a Institute devotional (Elder Cook) and I come to find THIS waiting for me! :)

I was so excited :) Wanna know what was in it????? :)


A cassette, 32 pictures, AND a letter :) Oh my goodness I was beyond excited. 

This was my favorite one :) My missionary is seriously so handsome :) :)
After all that excitement, I got ready and went to Preston's house to hang out with his mom and sister :) It's been 23 days since the last time I was at his house. I honestly thought I would be nervous going back, but I wasn't :) It felt normal :) I went in his room, it just brought back so many memories. Anyway, We ordered Cafe Rio and watched a movie :) It was exactly what I needed. In Preston's letter, he told me to keep hanging out with his family :) One thing I loved that he said was, 
"You have no idea how much I love that you have been sending me stuff every day! It puts the biggest smile on my face :) I love it so stinkin' much! Just like I love you :)" 
I just love my missionary. To death. Only 100 1/2 more weeks....... 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mission Stuff! :)

I'm finally turning my sadness into excitement :) :)
I've been buying anything that has to do with my missionary. Anything. I just wanted to show some of the things I'm going to buy in the future, as well as some of the things i've already bought. I decided i'm going to send Preston one package a month. That's only 24 packages. Some will be small, like only a couple of items. And then of course his birthday and christmas packages will be bigger.
Here are some of the items I've recently found :)












This is a countdown. I already have one, But i would like another one :) And then I love this license plate cover :) Isn't it adorable? Like i've said before. I don't care who knows that i'm waiting.

Preston has always loved t-shirts so I'm going to be buying this pretty soon :)
These are customizable name tag key rings. Of course they aren't exactly like the ones the missionaries get, but i'm ok with that :) I'm gonna get one that just says, "Elder Wright" and i'm also going to get one that says, "Elder Wright's Girlfriend" :)
Preston is going to Hungary so i'm going to buy him this hoodie his last couple months on his mission, so that he can wear it when he comes home :) You can find t-shirts and sweatshirts with any mission on them. 
Front... 
Back... :) I love it.
If you can't tell, it says, "Sorry Boys... I'm waiting... For Elder Wright <3"
How cute are these missionary action figures? :) This is exactly what Preston and his companion in the MTC look like. I bought these today to send in the One Month package next week :)
That's it for today. On my "recap" post I showed some pictures of the pillow case and my keychain and my other countdown. All this stuff is fun :) I decided i'm going to buy one of these items every month. Just one a month. And i'll slowly get them all :)


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