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I know I haven’t been as active writing the past few weeks, and now I finally and able to tell you why. We are moving to Richmond, Virginia!
We didn’t start out looking to move to
Virginia, but after doing some research about the area, we fell in love!
Virginia is for lovers!
Richmond is neat because it is centrally located to several different popular areas to visit: 1.5 hours to Washington, DC, 2 hours to Virginia beach, 2 hours to the mountains. It was the capital of the Confederacy – so still the south. It snows there every year, and has 4 seasons – something I am looking forward too.
I fell in love with all the farmer’s markets available and the “natural’ culture there. There is a Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and Fresh Market – plus some local health foods stores in the area. I found grassfed beef at the fast food chain Arby’s! and they have several Chipotles which are known for it’s quality of food.
Natural health seems to be more valued in Richmond in general. Midwifes are more commonly used there and I found a few homebirth midwives in the area we are looking to live. This is very important to me as I hope to have the opportunity to have another baby in the future. I will miss my midwife for sure, though!
There are lots of activities for families too: Parks, Children’s museums, zoo, “pick your own” farms.
We are very excited about this opportunity. It was a tough decision to make – not so much leaving Lake Charles, but leaving our friends who have become our family. Thank you all for being our friends and family since we moved to south Louisiana 8 years ago – we will miss you all!