I just decided that I am officially Omaha sick. This whole moving to Brigham thing has felt like a very LONG vacation....and I'm just realizing IT'S not going to end! I love it here...and wouldn't have it any other way....however, I or (WE) are missing so many things about Omaha these days. Our lives were much slower there and we spent A LOT more time together...just the three of us. Jarom has told me 3-4 times this week that he misses it....and now I'm all emotional about it...of course. Bad move on his part.
1-We LOVED to run around beautiful Zorinsky lake and hit Sheridan's Custard on the way home to quickly un-do any kind of possible calorie loss!
2-We LOVED going on Sunday walks around Conagra and letting Jaxson feed the ducks.
3-We LOVED our apartment...ONTARIO WE MISS YOU! (I know that seems wierd to miss...but it is all Jarom and I talk about. We loved it there...and it really felt like "HOME" to us)
4-We LOVED having a beautiful Gym and Outdoor pool two steps away.
5-We LOVED our friends...and some of my fondest memories are Thanksgiving Dinners, Easter Barbeque's, 4th of July Fireworks...all with our second family!
6-I LOVED having Jaxson there...wierd huh? His BIRTHDAY was such a peaceful experience with just the two of us. I remember having ONE visitor in the hospital...my friend Britt (who happened to help Jarom change the first poo...the icky black one, ha!). We spent 3-4 days just hanging out together and getting to know him. It felt like we were a world away from any distractions and it was the best experience ever!
7-We miss having EVERY possible restaurant or activity within minutes of us. Saturday we were in Layton and happend to drive by Famous Dave's and we both almost freaked!!! I think we forgot it even existed...and it was once part of our weekly routine. EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT....we'd hit Dave's for some good barbeque! WE loved it.
8-I WILL FOREVER MISS JAROM'S SCHEDULE! It consisted of class from 9-10 a.m., after which he would come home and get back in bed (next to me....no, I do not wake up earlier than 10...I love to sleep). Then we'd get up and eat breakfast around 11:00....take Jaxson for a jog or to the park....then he'd study in the afternoon. It was a much better routine than the one I am currently on...which is NEVER SEE MY HUSBAND...EVER!
9-I will hate life if I don't go shopping the day after Thanksgiving at 4:00 a.m. with Britt. That's all I have to say. She is the ONLY person alive who gets as serious about it as me (or even more so).
(by the way Brittany...I blame this whole post on you...talking to you caused this!)
I hate that moving had to be so bittersweet. Moving to Utah meant being closer to family but it also meant leaving some of my very best and closest friends, a perfect job and the luxury of being a "student" behind. It was WONDERFUL to not quite be part of the "real world" where Jarom had a real job.
I wish Jarom would go to school forever!!! There...I said it. I WAS WRONG last year when I begged to be finished and wished the time away. My dad was right. The day he dropped me off and I was clinging to his shirt bawling and begging him to NOT leave me in such an awful place...he looked at me and said, "I bet you 1000 bucks you have this same reaction the day I come and get you and you have to leave!" I thought he was wrong...but he was SO right. He even payed up...and spent at LEAST 1000 bucks filling our U-haul with gas:) ha ha!
Life is ironic that way...because last year at this time I was praying every night it would go quickly:) ha ha.
So this if for all those in school....enjoy! I just looked at all my Omaha friend's blogs and I promise there will be a day when you miss it there and feel like that was your real home!