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A Promotion and the Liquor Store

WOW.

It feels like we just got to Charlottesville. Oh wait. I did. A little over 5 months ago, Chad and I were unpacking from Winston Salem, eating Chinese on the floor of our new two bedroom apartment. As I sat just a few days ago in the car in front of Panera where Chad quickly explained to me that we could be moving to Richmond in JANUARY, I felt kind of numb. But we just got here?! We love our church! We love our new friends! I just started networking in the Charlottesville wedding community! It seemed like a great plan to stay. And a great opportunity to move.

I am so proud of my husband for the amazing hard work he does. Plus, he allows me to do what I love. We prayed and battled with this decision during our Thanksgiving holiday. You can spot our agony in my post on change a few weeks back. BUT, the time came and went to put in our choice, and here it is.

So, like we did 6 months ago, I’ll be visiting the liquor store for their amazingly stiff and strong boxes. Let the packing begin! If you live in the Richmond area, and have any advice on apartments, Chinese food, or anything else that would he helpful, please let me know either in the comments, or shoot me an email! I want lots of River City coffee dates!!

Richmond is so fun! And the great thing about moving from CVille to RVA is that you don’t really have to give up your networking that you’ve been doing in CVille, it’s only an hour away!

Welcome to the River City! Not sure what you’re looking for in apartments, but there are several complexes around my townhouse on the north side of town (think I-95 & I-295 interchange in Henrico County near Hanover). I think there are even townhomes for rent in my little neighborhood. I like where I live… convenient to the interstates, shopping is close, and there are 3 Starbucks right here (standalone, and then 1 in B&N, 1 in Target). I would also recommend west end of town (Short Pump area) for you guys if you want to be convenient to your Charlottesville-area clientele. It can be a bit more expensive out there, but there are also lots of apartments, condos, townhouses, etc. I’m a “north of the river” girl, so I can’t comment much on Chesterfield… it’s a bit more spread out though and they have toll roads. Churches — Don’t know which denomination you’re partial to, but I attend Glen Allen Church of Christ in western Henrico (right off I-295 and Route 33)… we have a pool! (Hahaha!) We’re not too big, not too small (about 200 regularly attend Sunday AM)… I’ve been a part of this church family since we moved to Va. when I was 7. If interested, our web site is http://www.glenallenchurch.org. Feel free to visit!

YAYYYYYYYY! Richmond is the best!!

I will be signing up for those coffee dates! You two are an awesome couple with so much support for one another — it’s inspiring to me. I hate that your going farther south but so excited for you all too. I’ll be emailing you the few connections I have. Richmond is going to love you!! :)

Lizzie

I am so pumped for you guys! Richmond will be great :)

If I had to move to somewhere else in Virginia, Richmond would be it. You’ll make lots of contacts for wedding and I know you’ll do great things! I hope packing goes well and that you manage to stay as stress-free as possible!

Jenn M

I just started reading your blog not too long ago, but I’m super excited that you’re moving to Richmond! I’ve lived here my whole life and I absolutely love it!! There is so much to do here :) It’s a great place to live, and love, and work! I’d love to chat more if you have questions…! -Jenn

Sarah W.

Yay!! You’ll be a bit closer to me! :)

Crystal Talmadge

Richmond is small for a city, but since there are a couple of major universities around, it should definitely spice it up some with unique flavors in lifestyle and activities. There are a bunch of cute small shops, cafes, and restaurants — oh, and some venues for indie concerts, like the Canal Club. There are also the mainstream malls, like Short Pump (awesome outdoorsy mall, even when it snows) and Regency Square. There was a delicious bagel sandwich shop near VCU’s Medical Campus; I don’t remember the name, but I think it was called Einstein. Well, all I remember is that it was next to a McDonald’s. Oh! And the Christmas deco in downtown is pretty. I hope you enjoy it down there!

~Crystal

P.S. If you ever take a stroll down the canal, make sure you don’t go alone… I found it a bit eerie at times even when I was with my friends.

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