Caucasian Carpets Gallery

In the two years we’ve been in Tbilisi we’ve probably walked past Caucasian and Oriental Carpets Gallery down by Sioni Cathedral in Old Tbilisi no less than a hundred times. The inviting storefront always caught my attention. A rotating cast of carpets draped over the fence and laid out on the street to tempt any […]

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Tales from Packout 2020

Yesterday and today we (well, our excellent team of movers) packed up our little life in Tbilisi for our move home. This is now our fourth PCS/overseas move, and while some aspects get much easier – we have our air shipment down – other things stay the same level of weird and difficult. It’s always […]

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Let’s PCS While Pregnant in a Pandemic!

A month from now we will be a few days from my 31st birthday. We will be well into fall and pumpkin spice and apple season. We will be about four weeks away from baby girl’s arrival. We will also be back in Maryland. It’s hard to believe we are a few weeks away from […]

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Top 10 Georgian Souvenirs

One of the joys of living in a foreign country is the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture and collect little keepsakes from your time away from home. We are closing out our tour in Tbilisi, so I thought now was the perfect time to post my Top 10 Georgian Souvinier Guide. However, […]

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Lagodekhi: Hiking and Glamping in Kakheti

Our time in Georgia is running so thin! I know I keep saying that but considering I need to be on a plane headed home no later than September 16 we only have about 6-8 weeks left to explore this country. It’s time to take one more trip, go on one more hike, and tick […]

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Five Days in Svaneti

Svaneti is one of those far-away places that is a bit difficult to get to, but an absolute must-see if you have the time. As expats who have lived here two years, I feel like we had no excuse to miss this little corner of Georgia. We took a few days off work, grabbed a […]

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Body and Baby

This will come as a surprise to anyone who doesn’t know me in real life: I’m currently six months pregnant. I’ve chosen to keep my pregnancy off the blog for a few reasons that I may discuss at a later date. For anyone curious: I’m due in October. It’s a little girl. We are extremely […]

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Four-Day Western Georgia Road Trip

As Georgia is slowly reopening, I wanted to finally write about the trip Sean and I took with my parents in early March. They managed to sneak in and out of Georiga before the craziness with COVID-19 really kicked off for the entire world. While they were here, we embarked on a four-day driving trip […]

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Black Lives Matter: Reflections

I don’t have much to say by way of an introduction to this post. This past week has been horrific but also hopeful. Sean and I have had a lot of thoughtful discussions and moments of self-reflection. I wanted to put my thoughts on paper to capture this moment in time, as I have nearly […]

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Supposed To

I’m supposed to be in Chicago right now. I’m supposed to be halfway through our Annual Meeting. I’m supposed to be going home to Wisconsin in a few days to spend time with my friends and family and kick off summer. Sean and I were supposed to have the spring and summer here in Georiga […]

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