The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

Heading towards the mountains.


Mountain bound.

Mountain bound.

After spending the bulk of my adult life living in or around Williamsburg, I’m leaving. My husband, Joel, got a great job offer from UVA and we decided that he should take it. So we’re moving to Charlottesville in early December!

Even though Charlottesville is a mere two hour drive from Williamsburg, it will be the farthest I’ve ever lived from the tiny town I grew up in on the Chesapeake Bay. The nearby mountains will probably take me a little while to get used to since I grew up practically below sea level.

I’m super excited about Charlottesville for lots of reasons (including the just mentioned mountains). Unlike Williamsburg, it’s a bit of a real town. Although it’s not as close to my parents as Williamsburg is, it’s the same distance from my sisters and much closer to almost all of Joel’s family.

And then there’s the food! Charlottesville has a lot of fantastic restaurants (we already have a contender for a favorite nice restaurant) and loads of nearby wineries, farms and orchards and good, healthy local meat. I’ve also heard that their farmer’s market is wonderful and if I’m lucky, I’ll still have a little piece of dirt for a vegetable garden next spring. Plus, for the first time ever, I’ll live close to a Whole Foods!

With the move so close, we’ve got a lot to do. There’s a house to sell and I need to think about gainful employment for myself. Plus we have to actually move (that’s the part I’m not looking forward to at all). So, I’m not expecting to be around the blog much until then. But stick around as I’ll be back with new things to share and hopefully lots of pretty mountain pictures!


  1. Sooo excited for y’all! Congrats to Joel. And I’m happy to have someone to visit there! We will come round quite a bit. :)

  2. Very exciting for news! Congratulations to you and your husband. I heard Charlottesville is a beautiful place to live for. So enjoy the atmosphere. Thanks :)

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