Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Hobbit!!

This past Thursday night, we went to the midnight (technically 12:15) premier of The Hobbit! 
First, I made sure I had plenty of snacks to enjoy. We brought:
  1. Homemade popcorn with white cheddar seasoning
  2. Pomegranate seeds (healthy yet so yummy)
  3. The best gummy bears in the world
  4. Dr. Pepper (gotta stay away, right?)
  5. Munchies (for Jared)
  6. And some homemade cookies :)

Funny side story: I bought the gummy bears from Orange Leaf (a frozen yogurt place over in Highland) because if you haven't ever tried them, they're the best gummy bears on the face of the planet. The flavors are just so good. So I went to Orange Leaf and filled up a cup that's usually used for Frozen Yogurt. The girl working gave me a kind of funny look. But who cares :)
We arrived at the theatre almost an hour early. It was completely packed. Like, it was hard to walk 5 steps in any direction. We had to wait for a while.
We were super excited :)

The movie seemed slow to me during the first half. Probably cuz I was seriously about to fall asleep at any second. But then the scene with Bilbo and Gollum came and I was awake the rest of the time. If you haven't seen it yet, GO SEE IT! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thanksgiving/Temple Square Date :)

Wow, I really need to get better at blogging. Like seriously...
I'm not even really sure what this post is going to be about. But it's going to be an update on recent events. Ok so I think we can all attest that November went by SO quickly. Along with the rest of the year, actually. Thanksgiving was awesome :) Except for the fact that the night before Thanksgiving, I woke up at 3am throwing up. No food for Desiree on Thanksgiving... But it was still a great day. Jared and I were together from that morning, until late that night. We started with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade at my house. Random Fact: Jared had never watched the parade before. And it's one of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving, so we had to watch it together :) Then we went to his house for dinner where I managed to keep down a roll. Then we went to his best friends house for another dinner. Then we finally ended up at my house for yet another dinner. 
We ended the night with Jared going off to work a long shift at Kohls for Black Friday (11pm - 12pm) and of course I still went shopping even with a 101.3 fever. It was worth it :)
Last Saturday we went on an awesome date in Salt Lake. The date involved driving around SLC for 30 minutes trying to find parking. Jared got pretty frustrated. But seriously, I think everyone decided to go to Salt Lake that night. I felt like I was in New York City. 
First, we went ice skating outside at Gallivan Plaza :) 
My camera was being all blurry and stupid...

Sometimes Jared needed a break and had to hold onto the sides of the rink.
Haha no, he just thought he was being funny. 
After ice skating we stood in line for what felt like 45 minutes at Subway in City Creek Mall. Like I said, I swear everyone was in SLC that night... And apparently they all wanted Subway. After we finally finished eating, it was off to Temple Square :) The best thing about this date was the weather! It wasn't even cold at all. 
 We started at the Joseph Smith building :)
Then we just walked around the temple and probably provided way too much PDA for all the Temple Square goers that night..
What an amazing end to a wonderful night :) Being with my sweetheart at Temple Square during Christmas time. It doesn't get much better than that :) I feel like we've been together for such a long time. There's just something special between us where I feel like I've known him my whole life. Speaking of which, our 9 month anniversary was yesterday. We spent it eating chocolate covered oreos, more chocolate stuff, and watching Elf. I love him so much and every day I get to spend with him is such a blessing that I try my best not to take for granted. Since I've already done the whole "waiting for a missionary" thing, I know how much of a gift it is to spend time with the person I love. I would always say, "If I could just go back.. I'd really cherish my time with him". So that's what I'm trying to do now :) 
I put together a little video of random events that have happened since Halloween :)  
If the video decides to be stupid and not work.. You can just head over to my youtube channel at :)

Monday, November 12, 2012


(I realize that I wrote about his mission call on my other blog and forgot about this one. So 
I copied and pasted my post from that blog onto this one :))

Yes. I put it in all caps because that's how excited I am. I'm trying to contain myself right now. Just watch the video and you'll see why :)  
His face is perfect :) He read it in his head before he read it out loud. I was like, "AH 
WHAT DOES IT SAY!!" But based on his face, I knew he wasn't going to Boise :)

I can't even describe how excited I am. 
For a lot of selfish reasons actually. Italy would have been my dream mission. I've always wanted to marry someone who went to Italy on his mission. Italian is my favorite language. I want to visit Italy more than anywhere else. ALSO, I know the mail system in Europe isn't too bad so that's just a bonus ;)
He's so excited, and I'm extremely proud of him. I think it's funny because I'm the one in the relationship who loves old cultures, buildings, cities, anything in history really. He's the one who is all into modern anything. And now he's going to one of the oldest cities :) I love it!!
 He was so happy :) 

January 16th, 2013. 
Want to know something so weird about that date? Get this, it's the day before my first missionary comes home. Weird right? I think Heavenly Father has a sense of humor sometimes. I don't think it's all that funny though. 
Anyway, I was expecting him to leave in like November. But I'm so excited we get to spend the Holidays together :) We've only been dating for 8 months. So I'm glad we get more time together. But at the same time, I wish he would just leave sooner so he can come home sooner. 
For anyone who doesn't know, I've had a missionary before. Almost two years ago this same thing was happening. It's crazy though how different it feels this time. I like it :) 
Rome, Italy Mission.
January 16th 2013
Elder Jared Lee Burnham

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

MG Christmas Wishlist Part 1

This Christmas, I want a ton of MG stuff.. I kind of love MG apparel. So here's the start of my Christmas Wishlist for this year.
1. A map locket with Rome on the front
2. A Rome, Italy neckalce
3. A girl on the MG facebook page makes these. I really want a blue sweatshirt with white writing :)
4. I love mugs. I pretty obsessed with them. So I don't think I even need to explain myself here. But in case you can't tell, it's his Italian name tag on a mug :) don't judge me..
5. New iphone case :) 
If you are curious as to where I created/saw any of these items, check out my pinterest here and you can click on the pictures :)

A Ring? What!!? :D

Yesterday, November 5th, was mine and Jared's 8 month anniversary :D
We had this awesome date, but I'll just cut to the chase. He gave me a "promise ring"!!!!!!!
 But here's the thing. I made promises to Preston (my first missionary) that I didn't keep. And I felt completely terrible about it. So I'm not going to make that mistake again. I've told Jared before that I can't make any promises while he's gone on his mission. Anyway, this is how it went :) 
We drove up to this beautiful lookout over the whole valley. I thought we just went up there to talk or cuddle like we usually do. But then this is how the conversation went:

Me: *looking out the car window* It's so pretty up here! *turns around and looks at Jared as he's holding the ring out*
Jared: "I know I told you in the beginning of our relationship that I'd never ask you to wait for me while I'm on my mission. But Desiree, will you wait for me?
Me: "Are you serious?"
Jared: "..."
Me: "I'll wait for you, as long as it's in the Lord's plan for me :)"

I learned that hard way that sometimes we make plans for our lives that aren't what's really best for us. God know's what's best for us. I don't want to be 100% set on something and then realize it's not for me. So I consider the ring a "remember him" ring :) I seriously love it though. It's gorgeous and exactly my style. He knows me too well :) And I love that he WANTS me to wait for him. Because I WANT to wait for him.
In other news, our 8 month anniversary was definitely one to remember. While I was at work earlier in the day, he kept texting me saying how he's been anticipating this anniversary for a while, and how he was so excited for it. In my mind I thought, "Why is this one so special? It's just 8 months..." but now I know why :) Before he gave me the ring, we went rock climbing.

 And then he took me to my favorite place. Zupas. I'm seriously addicted to that place. Then we went and saw this movie!
K I'm not even kidding. This movie made me cry. If you haven't seen it, go see it. 
And then after the movie is when we drove up to the lookout :) 

I just want to say, I'm a happy girl :) 

Autumn Photoshoot :)

Last week we were spontaneous and decided to take some pictures at a park across from our temple. As you all must know, I love love love pictures. Like, a lot. I also love Autumn. So take a look :) 
(I am not a professional photographer/editor. I just wish I was :))
We always have such a good time when we take pictures like this :) He's so cute because he's so aware of my obsession with pictures. He'll always be like, "Hey lets take pictures!" Or, "Shouldn't we take a picture of this?" I love it :) And I love him :) 

Friday, September 28, 2012

I'll Be Back :)

I just wanted to let ya'll know that I'll be back on this blog in 3 1/2 short months (aka Jan. 16th) :)

I was debating between starting a whole new MG blog for Jared's mission. But I decided on just keeping this one :) I'll slowly just start switching things over from the first missionary, to the second. 
Since I've been out of practice of being an MG since March, I've been planning all these amazing packages and ideas that I can't wait to share with you :) 
I just wanted to let you guys know that...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jared Answers some Questions

A bunch of girls wanted to see Jared's point of view and feelings towards the beginning of our relationship while I was still writing Preston. Well, he talks about some of those feelings in this video :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Blog Address

Hey girls!
I know I asked you all for your email address so I could invite you to my new blog. Turns out it's only letting me invite like 60 people. And that doesn't seem fair. So I'm opening it up to be public again. Please feel free to go over and check it out :) It's what I'm using now as my main blog. Here's the address:

Hope to see you there :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Answers :)

Here's the video I promised :)

p.s. I'm still working on adding you all to my other blog. It says i've added too many people :( But I'm still working on it. Or I'll just make it public soon.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jared's Mission Call To.....

For those of you who asked to be invited to my other private blog, but haven't been invited yet (sorry about that) I'm posting Jared's call on here :) Sorry, my other one is saying I've added too many people :( So I might just have to make it public again. Well see. Until then, here's Jared's mission call :) 
All I will say is... I'M SO EXCITED FOR HIM!!!!!!! :D
He leaves January 16th :)

Monday, August 20, 2012


If you'd like an invite to my Desiree/Jared blog (aka my current blog) you need to leave a comment with your email address. For all of you who have already left your email addresses, you've been invited :) 
Also, thanks for all the questions! I'll be answering them all in a video that I'll make next Monday :) 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ask Desiree :)

Hey everyone! :)
I'm still alive. This blog is just currently "under construction" because of the fact that I'm not exactly still a MG. I will be again though, but not yet :)
I've said this before, but I have a different blog that I'm currently using. It's mainly about my relationship with Jared. If you'd like an invite, leave me a comment.

I know some of you may have questions, so now if your chance to ask. I'll try to answer any type of questions as honestly as I can. You can ask me about what happened with Preston, anything about being an MG, relationship advice, anything about my relationship with Jared, his upcoming mission, etc... You can even ask what my favorite type of pizza is. I don't even care :) I have just gotten quite a few questions from people, so this is my chance to answer them. Leave a comment on youtube or here, and I'll answer them in my next video :)

I love you all!! :) 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Back In Utah/Update

Hello all!!
I'm finally back in Utah after 5 months in Hawaii. Although I will be returning to Hawaii in 3 months.
It's been a long time since I posted... But here's why. 
Things were all crazy and dramatic in the MG group on facebook and people kept taking sides. Because of that, I decided to stop blogging for a while. But now I'm back :) 
This blog is not JUST about being a missionary girlfriend. I do recall there have been posts about Justin Bieber, my love for the food network, and other random thoughts. 
Now, a little update on my relationship with Preston: This week he told me that he thinks it would be best for him if we stop talking for awhile. That means no emails, no letters, no videos. It'll be weird not sending him weekly emails but I really believe it's a good thing :) It's time for me to focus on Jared and time for Preston to focus on his mission.
Alright, enough of that :) 
I don't really know what else to write about.. So I'll just insert a video :) 
Enjoy :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Am I Still Waiting/Link to Other Blog

Everyone keeps asking me, "Are you still waiting???" 
Well, let me give you MY definition of waiting. 
Waiting: not getting married while your missionary is gone. 
And there's no way I'm getting married while he's gone. Jared still has his mission ahead of him. Everything is simple to me, but it seems complicated to everyone else. Which I understand. I'm focusing on my relationship with Jared and giving Preston some much needed space. He needs to get me out of his head 24/7 so he can focus on what's most important right now. His mission. Yes, we still send letters and stuff. But I'm trying to get him to focus on his mission while I focus on Jared right now. 
Then, Preston will come home and we'll see how much our relationship has changed. I have no idea what will happen when he gets home. But I'm open to whatever my Heavenly Father see's fit for my life.
Some of you girls keep asking me questions that even I don't know the answer to. But I'll keep you all updated :) thanks for following this crazy adventure with me. 

Girls keep asking me what my link to my blog about my relationship with Jared, so here ya go 

Also, some people say, "How rude, you have two blogs about two different boys" But really, they are just like journals for me. This isn't just about Preston and the other one isn't just about Jared. They're about different experiences in my life.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How Could I Possibly be Dating When I'm "Such a Dedicated MG"??

Recently I've got some questions through emails, messages on YouTube, comments, facebook that sound like this:
  • How could you possibly be dating when you are/were such a dedicated missionary girlfriend?
  • How did you and Jared meet?
  • How did you know you were supposed to be dating?
Instead of writing about it, I just made another video. Sorry for all the videos, I'm just a video person. So if anyone has any other questions, feel free to comment/message/email me.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

15 Months & Lots of Change

Preston has been gone for 15 months as of today. I remember when I had 15 months left. It keeps making me realize how fast time really does go by. 
Anyway, as you girls know, things have changed. I just kind of made this video to explain the fact that I don't have "two boyfriends" like some of you have said.
Enjoy :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012


I was having a tough day but then I came across these quotes. 
<3 <3 <3

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Goal: Not Be So Judgmental

I've realized something lately. You know how people will say, "Don't judge me until you've walked a mile in my shoes" or something like, "Don't judge me until you're put in my exact situation"? Well, I think that's still wrong. People should just try to judge. period. Every single person is different. Everyone has different experiences. And even if someone walked a mile in their shoes, they'd still act differently because they aren't them. Sometimes people do things that even they don't understand. Sometimes things go "wrong" so that Heavenly Father can put it back together the way it's supposed to be.

I used to judge other girls easily. Terrible fault of mine. I'm trying to get better. I think Heavenly Father has been teaching me this lesson. Because I realized a year ago if I would have looked at myself now, I would have been like, "What the heck? That's not me... What am I doing?" I would have judged myself. It goes to show that we never know what other people go through, and what makes them the way they are today. Even if we think we know, we usually don't. 
^^ We never know the story of what other people go through because we really only see what they are willing to show us. Usually there is so much more. That's something I've been trying to remember.
We all struggle. We all go through trials. We are always growing and learning from our experiences. It's so easy to sit back and say, "Oh look at her. She's making a mistake. She's doing the wrong thing. Doesn't she know better?" But we have NO idea why they are experiencing what they are experiencing and what they need to learn from it. Even when we make mistakes, we learn from them. We wouldn't learn if we were always perfect. It was a real eye opener to sit back and look at my life, to see where I would judge myself. Which is why I'm trying to never be as judgmental as I used to be. 
p.s. It's a good day :) Be happy :) there's always something to be happy about :) 

Monday, April 23, 2012

I'm Sorry

Hey Girls,
I've gotten some of you upset by posting stuff about Jared. Although my blog is titled "Diary of a Missionary Girlfriend" I have now learned that you don't want to read about it from a diary point of view. This blog was supposed to be dedicated to my journey through the 2 years while my missionary is gone. Everything that happens. The good, the bad, the trying times, the good times, and everything in between. But because I have upset some of you, I'll refrain from posting about Jared. I'll keep this blog about my normal life and anything missionary related to Preston and our journey (Which means I probably won't be posting much because he's been acting very difficult lately). I have created a separate blog where I will talk about Jared, how it was to be dating, and stuff like that. Don't worry, I'll keep this blog updated :)
I started this blog as a personal diary for myself. I didn't know so many girls would start reading it. If I have helped any of you out in any way, I'm so glad I could help. Being a MG is such a hard thing to be. No matter what girls, never give up on what you know is right for you. If you know with all your heart that your missionary if the one for you, never give up. If you know that waiting and dating is what's right for you, then do it. Don't let anyone tell you what is right for you, other than Heavenly Father. And with that, you'll never go wrong :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Meet Jared :)

(Warning: This post is not about me waiting for my missionary, so if you are looking for those posts, scroll down a little. This is something a little different)
Jared is my boyfriend while I'm waiting with 9 months to go.
I know all of you are "team Preston" but since Jared has become a part of my waiting process, I thought I'd include him with one post dedicated to him.
He really has supported me with waiting. He's such a sweetheart, and has been a wonderful blessing. 
We've been dating 2 months today. He leaves on his mission sometime in the near future, so I don't know what will happen. But since this blog is supposed to be a diary of my wait, I just had to include Jared. Because he's become a wonderful part of my wait.
Instead of writing about Jared, I'll just.... show him to you :)
Desiree and Jared from Desiree Moore on Vimeo.

As if that wasn't enough, here's another 18 minutes of Jared and I answering some questions about how well we know each other. Sometimes we get bored on Friday nights and so this is what happens..

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Angel, One Direction, New Hair? My Roomie, Lithuania, Preston, Randomness, etc...

It's Wednesday night.
I just finished my finals :) 
So I thought to myself, "Now that I'm not studying like a mad person... What should I do?"
And the idea popped into my head.
So here I am :) I'm going to throw a lot of random ideas and thoughts at you. Probably a little venting too. But here we go. 
This has been one of my favorite songs. Cody is adorable and if you haven't listened to him yet, you totally should. Just sayin'

Speaking of beaches (ok well we weren't talking about beaches, but I just watched Cody's video and there is a beach in it, so I got the thought of beaches in my head. Anyway..)
Me and my roomie who is leaving for the summer got our pictures taken at our beach the other day. 
I never wanna leave this place.
Preston sent me this picture during our email chat on Monday. He's still the same Preston he's always been :) And he's wearing the BYUH shirt I sent him.. hehe :) 

So, I really don't have that many baby names picked out. But ever since the first time I saw A Walk To Remember, I've always wanted to name my first son Landon. And I'm seriously going to. Preston is ok with it :) But now, I've decided on my second favorite boy name. Are you ready? It's...
I just love it. And of course, my inspiration came from.... 
Liam Hemsworth!
Although I'm "team peeta" I have always loved Liam Hemsworth, ever since The Last Song.
And my next inspiration came from Liam Payne. Ya'll know One Direction, right? Of course you do. Well, I think Liam is just freaking adorable. I kinda like him a lot.
Speaking of One Direction. I'm sure you've all heard What Makes You Beautiful. It's an amazing song. If you haven't listened to it yet, go do it now. But i also loooooove their song "One Thing" and think the music video is quite cute. 
p.s. I love the way they dress. 
Ok, moving on.. :)
I think I'm ready for another change in my life. I've been a pretty big fan of change every since Preston left. He's been gone 14 months and out of that 14 months I've only lived at home for 6 months of it. I like change :) So here's what I'm thinking. 
I wanna dye my hair.
I've been blonde forever.. I look the EXACT same that I did two years ago. It's time to mix things up. I'm thinking this color might be cool... :) 
Thoughts? Comments??? :) 
Also, while we're on the topic of "change" I've really really been thinking about going back with ILP to Head Teach in Lithuania summer 2013. Yeah... That's the summer after Preston gets home. And I know I'll want to spend every second with him. But for those of you who really know me, you know I have this appetite for traveling. I love it. I've always wanted to live in Europe too.
How could I pass up an opportunity to live in Europe for 4 months for FREE? 
I literally wouldn't have to pay anything.

Plus, they'd give me money to spend while I'm there
Plus, I'd get to visit places like Sweden, Latvia, Poland, Finland, Ukraine, Estonia.. etc..
Plus, I'd get to be around little kids :) (my FAVORITE!)
Plus, it'd look good on my resume, seeing as i'm majoring in Elementary Ed.
Plus, It's the same type of place where Preston is serving. Hungary wouldn't be too far away.
Plus, yeah...
It looks beautiful to me :) 
Anyway, I think this post is long enough now.
To those of you who read it, thank you for listening to my random rambling. 
Only one semester left until Preston is home. CRAZY!!! 
I love life and everything Heavenly Father has been blessing me with. I really am SUCH a lucky girl. I'd like to close this post with this quote that I've been trying to live by:

<3 <3 <3

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