About

Hi there!

m & k

Here’s what you need to know:

I’m Katie, I’ll be the one rambling on this blog. Matt is my husband and the one making all my dreams come true. Pete and Piper are our two hound dogs who have been on this adventure with us from day one.

second inspiration and reasons why life is happy

As we’ve lived in two countries abroad now, we’ve also had two babies abroad – one in each place!

Go Bears!
Go Bears!

Matt and I are both from the West Coast; however, we met on the East Coast. He was a Marine working on the President’s fleet of helicopters and I was a recent graduate from California living and working in D.C. Our master plan was to find any way to get back west, but  when Matt got a call one Friday night asking if he would be the lead of a team of mechanics teaching Swedes about Blackhawk helicopters, there was only one answer to that. YES, can we leave tomorrow?

We spent 3 years in Linköping, Sweden and will never quit our twice daily fika. Now, we live in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where it’s entirely too easy to spoil ourselves for our twice daily fika.

abu dhabi corniche skyline

It can be a scary process moving abroad, but more than that, it is exciting! Since I like to talk…a lot…this corner of the web is where I can write it all down, get it all out, and keep people in the loop.

There are also two very important things everyone should know: I will never be able to properly express my gratitude for these opportunities, and everyone is invited, nay, encouraged to come visit.