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 :) 

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