Here's my list of the things I'll miss the most about Utah:
1. Mom, Nani and the ability to see Aron's parents in a 2.5 hour drive. It's been SO wonderful to have our families here for holidays, birthdays, wedding planning, (and obviously everyday things). I've never had the opportunity to live in the same state as a grandparent before now and I love that she's here with me and mom right now.
2. Friends. Oh, friends. I was in the car with 2 close friends last night having a very serious conversation and we each looked around and paused realizing that moments like those will be far and few between in the next couple of months. I look at our line in the wedding and almost everyone there, we met in UT. God has blessed us the MOST as a couple with our community and the people we are blessed enough to call friends. We talk about our friends on a daily basis (and yes, I realize they will still be our friends when we leave...but, let me vent. It's a blog!) and I get so depressed thinking about finding new friends in NV. I know that we will. I know that because I'm a very social creature and need friends, but the process seems so gruelling. I'm so excited about SKYPE, though. I'll be able to see their babies, baby bellies, smiling faces, new clothes, and facial expressions when I gripe about Aron/NV (just kidding- that will never happen).
3. Church. I've called K2 my church home since I moved out in 2007 and that's where Aron and I met later that year! We've created an amazing network of 'running partners' and love the leadership, worship and areas that we volunteer. I will miss my first and second graders SO much. They teach me wonderful jokes, how to relax and have fun, what they Bible looks/sounds like from their perspective, and allll about patience. ha.
4. Food. I have a long list of my favorite restaurants here, but my favorite rotation includes: The Park Cafe (best.breakfast.ever), Greek Souvlaki, Trio, Em's, Blue Iguana, Crown Burger, and Zupa's.
5. Babies! So, a lot of my friends have babies here, but I spend the most time with these babies and they call me Aunty Mara (since they're avid talkers):