Moving on Up

We found out in October and I’ve been keeping mum ever since because it still feels unreal somehow. This will mean big changes for us, of all sorts, and there is a mix of excitement, anticipation, and butterflies in my tummy. So the real reason why we headed to Charlottesville this past weekend is because we are going to be moving there in a few months!! I know I know, it’s kind of a big deal. Dr. Love will begin his medical residency and can’t wait to roll up his sleeves and get to work, making a difference of sorts. 

On the agenda was the search for living quarters and it is such a stressful process because there’s all sorts of criteria on the list: close to downtown, enough square footage for my extravagant collection of clothes, cozy, wooden floors ifatallpossible, gym accessibility, a little porch for my herbs….and so on. We were able to visit a couple of places but a whole lotta nada, no sparks, no excitement – must keep looking. This is going to be our first “real home” and I have high hopes for finding and creating something wonderful.

 Since the name of the game was to explore away, I drug along sweetums to the Albemarle Baking Company and literally licked my fingers after devouring cream puffs and snickerdoodles. Here he is, amused at me snapping his picture. 

Can’t believe we’re about to embark on a new place that we know so little about but excited to start anew and asking for anyone that lives in the area to please reach out and help a lady out (much appreciated thank you so much)!

Oh, and I was such a happy little ladybug upon finding out there was a b&m in town, breathing a sigh of relief! Being accustomed to having a store nearby has been such a pleasant and convenient experience, I couldn’t handle going back to only purchasing online. The store and its staff was lovely, a pleasant added bonus.

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32 thoughts on “Moving on Up

  1. Oh yay, how exciting! Wishing you and Dr. Love tons of luck finding a place and settling down in Charlottesville πŸ™‚ And you look absolutely darling in these pictures! Such happy smiles on your face =)

  2. This is all so exciting! Hooray for new beginnings and lots of adventures! I can't wait to hear all about the next chapter of your lives. Oh and by the way, huge congrats to Dr. Love!

  3. Congrats on the move!! That is super great news! And congrats to Dr. Love for beginning his medical residency! I know that you'll find a wonderful home, but hopefully it'll be sooner rather than later so that you can just concentrate on getting there and unpacking and starting your new life in a new city! You look beautiful as always, Dea, and I really, really love that coat on you! Is it J.Crew?

  4. Yay for moving on up!! Such an exciting time – congrats and enjoy every moment. Live in the moment as it passes so quickly and it will be routine too soon. Cheers! Girls Day Out gdo-family.blogspot.com

  5. Wow, congratulations on the move! It sounds like you are ready and raring to go; I'm sure you will find a house that suits you both.PS: Love those boots on you!

  6. Congratulations! Very exciting news. I have never been to Charlottesville but have heard nothing but good things. You should contact or at least start reading the blog of Kath. She's a super-cool food blogger who just moved to Charlottesville. She and her husband will be opening up a new bakery in town soon. She seems to be really helpful to others who are visiting or moving to C-ville. If nothing else, she always has posts and pics about the town. Kath Eats

  7. Congratulations to Dr. Love for beginning his residency! How exciting for BOTH of you! I can tell by your smile you are so happy. This is so exciting and I hope you keep us up to date on the move. BTW, I ordered that JCrew coat you have on and now am chomping at the bit to get it after seeing how cute it is on you!!

  8. This is exciting news Dea! I posted on your last post but forgot to include my e-mail address. It is mc5eb@virginia.eduPlease don't hesitate to e-mail with any questions you have about Cville.My husband is a med student at UVa and he loves it, and I'm sure Dr. Love will have a fulfilling residency. What is he specializing in?I'm sure I will see you at the Cville Anthropologie as I am there all the time!

  9. Congrats, Dea! And congrats to Dr. Love on starting his medical residency! Finding a home that meets your needs and wants is so difficult. But after that phase is over you can move on to the fun part-decorating! You look adorable in the photos!

  10. Congratulations to both of you! How is exciting will that be for you! Hope the house hunting goes well, and I love that coat on you, the colour is fantastic πŸ™‚

  11. What an exciting time for you two! I remember our move for husband's residency, it was big…Florida to Pennsylvania! Totally different worlds. You're going to have so much fun. Good luck trying to find your new home and big congrats to Dr. Love!

  12. i didn't know your husband was a med student – i went to duke med, stayed for residency, now am still there (for fellowship)! i LOVE charlottesville. they have a GREAT anthro πŸ™‚ bigger than the southpoint store. i've been there, i can vouch!

  13. I can't wait to hear more about your move and new home – I'm sure you'll find a great place and have it all set up and cozy in no time! You are impossibly cute in that hat and those boots – love!

  14. Such an exciting move for you and Dr. Love! I went to college about 45 mins away from Charlottesville and spent many weekends visiting friends in C'ville. It's such a beautiful place, you'll love it!

  15. Charlottesville is a GREAT place to live. I live in VA and if I were to move from where I live now, I would love to live there =). Unfortunately for me, my closest anthro is in C'ville! I hope everything with the move goes well!

  16. Congrats on the move!! That is super great news! And congrats to Dr. Love for beginning his medical residency! I know that you'll find a wonderful home, but hopefully it'll be sooner rather than later so that you can just concentrate on getting there and unpacking and starting your new life in a new city! You look beautiful as always, Dea, and I really, really love that coat on you! Is it J.Crew?

  17. i didn't know your husband was a med student – i went to duke med, stayed for residency, now am still there (for fellowship)! i LOVE charlottesville. they have a GREAT anthro πŸ™‚ bigger than the southpoint store. i've been there, i can vouch!

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