Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding :)

I am STOKED!!! Yes I plan on staying up all night and watching everything on before the wedding, as well as after :) What MG wouldn't love to watch an amazing wedding like this? I just think they are adorable :) 
You can tell they are just so in love :) 
Can you tell I'm a hopeless romantic?? :) 
It reminds me of me and Preston :) William & Kate have been through a lot, but here they are, with their fairy tale :) Once Preston gets home, it'll be the same with us :) 
<3 <3 <3
Now I gotta go grab my mountain dew, discounted easter candy and popcorn and get hyped up for tonight :) 
I LOVE, LOVE!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Welcome to Hungary!

Preston is officially in Hungary now :) WOW! The 10 1/2 weeks in the MTC went by fast :) I'm liking this :) But I really just want to use this post to brag about it :) He's one amazing missionary :)
Today was somewhat hard because I had the phone call yesterday, and I guess I'm experiencing the post phone call. I woke up sick this morning, and all day I've just felt, bleh. Also, knowing that I won't be getting a letter for a couple weeks doesn't help either. So here's the awesome part, my mom came in and told me there was letter from Preston in the mailbox! I thought she was joking. I received my last letter from Preston on Friday because Wednesday was his last Pday in the MTC. So how could I have another letter? But there it was!


He said he wrote this yesterday! He sent it out right before they got on the bus to go to the airport. He wasn't supposed to be writing that day, but he said he decided he must. I also love that he included the "kisses" For some reason it felt like a "P.S. I love You" moment :) I loved when he said,

"I really just want to tell you that I love you and that you mean the entire world to me! You have been the greatest blessing in my life! Honestly. You really have changed my life for the better"
and..
"So, right now (when you're reading this), which is probably Tuesday or Wednesday, I am halfway around the world! So we may not be close physically. We almost couldn't be any further away from each other. But at the same time, I feel right next to you. I'm always thinking about you and looking back at our memories. I hope that I can always keep you close mentally and emotionally. So that one day, we can be close to each other again physically. All you have to do........ is wait :)" 


I swear that sometimes our missionaries are prompted to say certain things. I'm just so happy :)
<3 <3 <3 So proud to call him mine <3 <3 <3
:D
he is SUCH a goofball :) I love it :) 
Lets hope the mail doesn't take toooooo long..
Go do the Lords work babe!!! :D

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Airport Call!!!! :D

It's finally 3:00 and I'm sitting by my phone waiting for Preston to call me from the airport :D :D I thought I had bad anxiety waiting for a email... This is 1000x's worse!! But I'm SOOOO EXCITED!
<3
Well, It's 3:54 now. The plane leaves at 4:45. And he hasn't even called his mom yet.... My happiness-high is starting to fade. He originally told me that he'd probably get to talk to me for 30minutes. Ya, that's not gonna happen. Plus, he can't call me from his layover in Paris because he didn't buy an international calling card. Lame!!! So I guess I'll sit here and wait...
10 minutes later....

THE PHONE RANG!!!!!!
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It. Was. Amazing. We only got to talk for 10 minutes because they arrived at the airport late and he still needed to call his mom and dad. The only sad thing was that when we said bye, he said he'd call me back after he called his parents. But he never did... I also had so much more I wanted to tell him but we ran out of time. But it's ok! :) I'M SO HAPPY! I was so scared he wasn't gonna call. He sounded so amazing :) It was as if we never stopped talking. It's been 2 1/2 months but It felt like I talked to him yesterday.  I could literally feel how much he loved me :) I kept trying to talk about normal stuff and he'd be like "So, I think about you all the time" and then I told him how I really don't wanna date anyone, he was like "You really are gonna wait for me!! :) :) :) " He is soooooo excited that I'm going to China :) he said he likes it even more because it will prevent me from dating anyone :) Hearing his voice talking to me was beyond what I could have imagined. Seriously, my heart melted :) 
I am waiting for this boy! I am going to marry him :) He is growing and maturing but he's still the same Preston :) I know how much he loves me :) He makes sure that I know it too. When we were saying bye,  I said "Ok, I love you!" he said, "I love you so much Desiree" and there is no way I could ever love someone as much as I love Preston :) 
I love the fact that he is on his way to serve the Lord :) He is doing exactly what he's supposed to. He is going to be sooooo blessed and I know it will also make him a better husband :) The Lord can have him for 21.47 more months and then he's mine forever :) 
I love you Elder Preston Dale Wright :) :) :) <3

<3

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Letters & Sugar Make Me...

I just got a LETTER!!!! My last letter from Preston while he's in the MTC. He leaves for Hungary in 2 DAYS! I'm excited :) I'm in a good mood :) Plus, I have a ton of easter candy surrounding me. I've eaten probably waaaaay more calories today than I care to mention. This is me right about now:
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Now on to more serious business, I love my missionary. More than I know how to say :) Being in the MTC has made him mature in the gospel, but he is still my same Preston :) 

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Our men may be missionaries, but they can still be boys at heart :)
I'm just a super happy girl right now :) 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Package

Today I worked on Preston's Easter package :) I had basically a $10 budget. Plus, he'll be leaving for Hungary 3 days after he gets it, so I didn't want to send him off with a lot of extra stuff. (I made this video right after I got back from the gym so please excuse my lame appearance)
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Monday, April 18, 2011

"You've Been Accepted" CHINA!!! :D

I could not be more excited :) I got accepted to the ILP program to go as a volunteer and teach english to little kids in China this fall!! Aug - Dec :) I'm freaking OUT!!! :D


I got the acceptance email last week. But I got assigned a city today :) I kinda felt like I was waiting for my mission call! :p

It's crazy because Zhongshan is the city that I felt like I would enjoy the most, and it's the one I got assigned to! :) I got the email while I was waiting for the bus at UVU and I started freaking out. Pretty sure the people around me thought I was crazy. I'm just so happy! I thought things couldn't get any better, but looks like they have :)
WHY:
Why am I doing this you might ask? I am going with ILP to teach English for multiple reasons :) 
1) I want to travel! Preston gets to live in Europe for 2 years. I have to live somewhere other than Utah while he's gone :) 
2) Just because :) You didn't think I would just sit around and do nothing while he's gone did you? 
3) I want to experience a completely different culture. I'm obsessed with different places in the world and learning all about them.
4) I'm hoping to minor/get a certificate in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) which I will use when Me and Preston are married and move to Hungary :) And this is something that will teach me a lot about that, and also look good on my resume 
5) I love little kids! It's also a good learning experience. I know it'll help me learn some things that will help me when I'm a mother. 
6) I've always wanted to be a volunteer for something like this. If anything, I want to help change the world. Even if it's just one child at a time. 
INFO: 
If you aren't interested in knowing about the program, you can skip down :) ILP is a non profit organization based out of Orem and they send volunteers to Russia, China, Ukraine, Mexico and Thailand. All of them only go in the spring, and in the fall. The only summer one is in Mexico. So, they are all 4 - 5 months. Honestly, I was tempted to pick Ukraine because it boarders Hungary and I'd get to visit Hungary while being there. I could have been in the same place at Preston. But I prayed about it and China just felt like it's where I'm supposed to go :) Anyway, It costs $2,520. But get this, it covers your food, airfare and housing. That's cheaper than a semester of college. They provide 3 meals a day except for during travels. That's the other great thing, we get to travel everywhere! Ok not everywhere but we get to travel a lot. I'm probably most excited for the Great Wall of China :) We have a lot of free time. We only teach for a few hours everyday and the rest of the time is for us to do whatever with. We can also take Chinese, cooking and Kung Fu classes. Kung Fu!!!! I'm sooooo excited. 
Now it's picture time :) 
This is my city!!!! Zhongshan :) 
It's super green. I love it!
:)
This is part of the school
This is where teachers stay :) 
How could you not want to be around this everyday? :) 
<3

Video time :)
(this is a video from a former ILP group in China)
In other words. I just can't wait. I feel like I'm already in love with the kids. 3 1/2 months and that's where I'll be :) China here I come!!!! :D


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pure Happiness :)

Recently I've just been so incredibly happy :) But today it really hit me just how happy I am. I have so much to be grateful for and I want to share my happiness with everyone :)
One of the reasons I've been so happy lately is because praying really does work. I promise it does, if you have faith. Heavenly Father wants me to be happy and so when I ask for it, he blesses me abundantly :) My letters from Preston have only been getting better with each one I receive. I've also been able to do a lot of fun things with my family recently and I feel like me and Preston are only growing closer and stronger together :) 
Each day, I'm not depressed anymore like I was for the first month. I think about Preston alllllllllllll the time but instead of sad thoughts, they are always happy :) It's probably because he is just the best :) he knows exactly what I need to hear in my letters. It also helps that Preston is always so happy and uplifting. 
Along with Preston making me extremely happy, I have to thank my family. Especially all my sisters :) Whenever I need to go anywhere, or do anything with someone, they are always there. We have had some crazy times recently :) Involving a lot of Jerry Lewis movies, Yogurtland, Water Gardens Theatre, Japanese food, Drives to AF, old Elvis music, Making videos for Preston, and much more. I love that I have them here with me all the time. I also love all you MG's. I've said it before, but you are amazing :) I love staying up late talking to you guys about the randomest things :) I also love that my window is open right now, and the sun is setting. And I can hear birds chirping :) It's just beautiful. 
There's just so much to be happy for. And I feel like a lot of people take the little simple things for granted. Just go out in your car, roll down all the windows and just drive. Blast the music and enjoy life. Or go watch a Disney movie :) Lilo & Stitch is next on my list :) Just be happy :) Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you look through imperfections and find joy in small simple things. You have to want to be happy, and you'll find happiness :) 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Goals


  • Get the job that I want
  • Get A's on the first BYUH online classes
  • End the school semester with at least a 3.5 
  • Start the Book of Mormon and read a chapter every night. 
  • Make a new friend :)
  • Read over my patriarchal blessing again 
  • Send a letter once a week like always 
  • Work on learning Chinese 
  • Not cry when Preston calls me from the airport :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

TWO ♥

I have officially lived through 2 months without the love of my life. (Technically it was 2 months 4 days ago..) So I have lived 2 months and 4 days without him :) I feel like I've really learned a lot these past two months, and my testimony has been strengthened beyond belief. Remember how I had a list of goals for last month? I accomplished probably 3/4 of them :) I finished D&C, I sent a letter every week and a Dear Elder everyday, I baked something new once a week, saw Never Say Never again, decided what job I want over the summer, blogged once a week and tried a new food :) (it was cuban food, super yummy!) The ones I didn't accomplish were: I didn't complete 10 volunteer hours (I only completed 4) I didn't work out three days a week, and I didn't watch Titanic... Although I did see Titanic the Musical :)
This month was easier but also still very hard. It seems to have gone by slower than the first month, but I know it'll speed up :) 
This month I have received:
  • 4 letters
  • 2 memory cards (videos!!) 
  • 1 cassette 
  • and 4 personal emails along with the family email :) 
I feel extremely lucky being able to get the stuff that I've been getting. I know some girls don't get near that much. I know that once he actually leaves for Hungary (in 12 days) the mail will probably get a little slower. But I seriously cannot WAIT until the call from the airport! I am counting down the days :) Probably because I've decided to do something this fall that involves leaving Utah and I haven't told Preston anything about it yet. So that's one of the main reasons I can't wait for the phone call :) But overall, this month has been really good :) I want to thank ALLLLLLL the MG's who talk to me on a daily basis to make this whole process 100x's easier. I really have come to love you girls :) You are all amazing and you mean more to me than you know. You guys are always there for me and always help pick me up when I'm feeling down. I really couldn't be doing this without you :) In conclusion, this is what 2 months down looks like:
Eh, I'm getting there :) 
I love you Elder Wright <3 <3 <3

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Letters Make Me Freak Out :)

I got a letter!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was one amazing letter :) 
(this was me when I open the mailbox and saw the letter ^^^^^^^^)
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I love this movie. Not the sad parts, just that the fact that they communicate through letters makes me smile :) I love everything they say to each other over letters. It reminds me of me and Preston :) 

One thing I really love is that Preston has already grown and matured spiritually, but yet he is still the same :) Recently I've been trying to be more spiritual in my letters because I want him to see me as 100% supporting him, and growing along with him. I loved that in his letter he said:
"I think your letters are perfect! Seriously! I wouldn't say there is anything you need to change. I love them :) Don't worry about what you say. You don't have to be spiritual! Seriously, it doesn't make a difference in my attitude or anything. I know you are spiritual :) and don't get me wrong, I love that you are spiritual in the letters! But I am still in love with the same old Desiree that can be super honest about everything! Don't be afraid of what to say. Just be yourself! :) Thanks babe :) I haven't changed as much as you might think. I'm still me :)" 
Oh I am one happy girl right now :) I also loved that we both had the same favorite Conference talk. Elder Scotts :) :) He said he was thinking about me the whole time and hoped I was thinking about him :) Seriously girls, a mission is the best thing our men can do. Our relationship has never been this good. I know I'm only in my 3rd month, but it's just getting better :) Heavenly Father is blessing us both so much! It's unbelievable :) 
I love Elder Preston Wright <3

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Belieber

Sorry guys this has nothing really to do with my missionary. This post is a confession of my love for the amazing, Justin Bieber. The Biebs is Preston's placeholder while he's gone. I have an addiction to this boys music. And adorableness. And his movie (3 times just isn't enough. I must see it again!) I also have a poster in my room like a 13 yr old. I rock out to his music in my car, especially when I'm by myself. He rocks my world.
Just look at that face!!!!! :D (please no judgement)
Ya... That might be a picture from my journal a couple nights ago... 
At least I know my girls Jane and Ashley are with me on this!!! I am just one happy girl right now :) :) :)
P.s.  gets credit for this post. Seeing as how she inspired me. That is all. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

"Choose Your Love and Love Your Choice"

I love General Conference so much. I also really wish I was a guy so that I could have gone to the Priesthood session. I'm glad to hear that President Monson encouraged the RM's to get married as soon as possible when they get back. Hope Preston heard that part ;) I'm sure he did. Speaking of Preston, I am more in love with him than I've ever been :) His letters are amazing and so are his videos. I really believe his mission has blessed us both so much already. I know some girls say their boys change a lot. And I'm sure Preston will, but right now he's still the same Preston :) he's just slowly becoming a better version of himself. In his last letter he said, 
"I really haven't changed that much. I mean, I'm always going to be me. So you don't have to worry about me being totally different when I get back. Cuz I won't be :) I just love you so much! I love to think about those first few days that I'm back with you. I know that within a day or two, we'll be right back where we were before I left. I know that :) Up until we get married I want us to be like we were before I left." 
I love him more than anything :) I choose him. I choose to wait for him. He is more than worth it. I choose to better myself while he's gone. I choose to become so much closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love my choices :) And I know they are the right things to do. That is one thing that will never change :) 

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