About Us

Let's face it, life is a team effort. Especially in the US Foreign Service. We've been a Foreign Service family of four since 2012, and we were a military family for several years before that. We're currently stationed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with a previous assignment in Washington, D.C.

While this blog started out as a way for him to digitize and share his travel journals & photos, it has evolved into a platform for both of us to share our foreign service experience. If you're interested, here are some of the adventures we've been on.


Greg is a Foreign Service Construction Engineer (FSCE), so he gets to build and improve American embassies & consulates around the world. Before that, he spent 10 years as an Air Force civil engineering officer with assignments to RED HORSE, South Korea, Germany, and the Air Force Special Operations Command staff.

Despite being an Eagle Scout, private pilot, open water diver, and M.I.T. graduate, he still finds himself in unfamiliar territory while raising our two girls (but he's pretty good at improvising a solution to whatever problems arise).


Kacey's an urban planner and public administrator by training, but she started looking at other options after we got married. During our D.C. assignment, she completed Georgetown University'sTeaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Program and started her own TEFL blog.

She considered herself an (in)dependent military spouse and is now looking into opportunities to work with NGOs during our future State Department assignments. During our current assignment to Jeddah, she was one of the Community Liaison Office (CLO) Coordinators at post. She is also a member of the Foreign Service Family Reserve Corps.

In addition to all of that, she is also applying her planning skills and her experiences as a collegiate scholar-athlete goaltender, high school girls' soccer coach, and dive master to raising our girls as self-rescuing princesses while living an "extra-ordinary life."


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DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions presented on this blog are our own. This blog does not represent any official government position or viewpoint.

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