Home for the Holidays




I’m moving! Not out of Richmond, but down the road a bit to a larger home in Bon Air. And while we are all excited about the move, it does not come without stress. Moving, I’ve been told, can be right up there with having a death in the family as far as stressors go. And this is not just any move, my partner and I are merging households. Bring on the anxiety!

This could not have come at a better time of year. I write that with equal parts sarcasm and sincerity. While many folks are gift shopping and gearing up for holiday parties, I am more concerned about packing. I am overwhelmed with figuring out what stays and what goes and how will we get rid of what goes and whose microwave will we use and do we need all of our dishes?

Every room in my house is filled with half packed boxes and my big question is: where can I find more boxes? I won’t mention the strain the major decision making is putting on the dynamics of my relationship. Okay, I did mention it!



In the middle of this moving mayhem who has time for peace and holiday cheer?

But, and here comes the sincerity, I am joyful! When my partner and I take a moment to slow down and look around, the realization hits home. We get to start off the new year in a new house that brings us all together. What could be in better keeping with the holiday spirit? Closing a chapter in our lives and starting over with all of the hope and love that the season brings.


For me, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Richmond comes alive during the holiday season with festive lights and decor, both tacky and opulent. We love venturing out into new neighborhoods and checking them all out. They are all a sheer joy to behold.

We can’t wait to join in on the fun of decorating our new home and starting new traditions. In fact, we’re looking for a few.

What makes your home for the holidays?