About Us

Paul and I got married on August 30, 2008 in New York City.





In October we quit our jobs. And got new ones: Paul is working at the UN and I started a media business (more to come). Then we packed up the New York apartment to drive cross-country from New York to Poulsbo, WA.


All of this was a prelude to the big move to Rome in November, where we’re starting our lives together.





And we won’t be alone. With beginner’s luck on our side, we’re expecting a baby in May of 2009.


So that’s our story, so far. This blog will follow everything from here on out. Please come often. There’s plenty of material…

15 responses to “About Us

  1. Mom

    I loved hearing about the experiences in Rome. Can’t wait to come visit. MOM

  2. Mende Kron

    I love hearing the news! So I was talking to Amber and aked if she had heard from you. She mentioned your website but not much more. Amber has been really sick and had not had a chance to look at it.

    I am so excited! Please email me more information! I need details. Congratulations! Talk to you soon! Mende

  3. Amber Schotemeyer

    Oh my gosh, Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys. We have all had the flu so I have not been able to read you blog. Love it. Wow, how fun to have a baby in Rome. Aloha, Amber

  4. Wendy Henken

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you both! I am so eager to hear about how you are doing and the sex of the baby???? Will you be finding out? Oh, do tell! Hope you are well and loving Rome. It looks beautiful and exciting. Take care!
    love, Wendy

  5. charityc

    Hi Wendy! Yes, we find out a week from today. Very excited. Makes it much more real, I think. Hope you guys are well, and come back bc I post all sorts of crazy things on here. Best to the brood!


  6. Lori Richmond

    Hey Charity, great to read your blog. I got married in Florence! Email me and I can send you pics 😉 best of luck!

  7. Wendy Henken

    Hi there! How are you? Any news on the baby??? Girl??? Boy???
    Hope all is well.

  8. Janet Stark

    Hi Charity and Paul, My Christmas plans are not happening! I have been snowed in for too many days to count. Your Christmas things may arrive by July. Have a special Christmas together. The Villa sounds like fun. Will be thinking of you and sending you lots of love. Grandma

  9. Really a pleasant blog to read.
    Sometimes I don’t think about these things we’ve got here in Italy described by you here, sometimes I forgot them!
    Keep on writing =)

  10. charityc

    Thanks so much! Great to hear from you. What part of Italy are you from?


  11. Mary Soranno

    I’m “packing it up” and leaving my job in cardiology research in San Francisco to be with my boyfriend in Italy (we will be outside of Rome). I find your blog beautiful and also comforting given you’ve made such a success of your move. Thank you for blogging.

  12. Well Wendy and Paul… nice blog… I just found it because as a company we are building a new service for expat (actually focused on italians moving abroad for work related reasons), but also interested about what the foreign expats are facing when arriving in Italy… and this is why I found your interesting blog… very courageous to put all your life on internet (I would not do it as very jealous of my privacy expecially my family… probably very italian for that, despite my international education). Anyway you are a perfect example of expats (for business/job reasons) having to face the difficulties of our beautifull but somehow mystirious country… you could be of great help in suggesting what to offer to the global tribe of moving people, as we are building the service and need feedback from experts like you.
    I leave in Rome too, and funny enough my sister leaves in the States (Long Island NY)… look fwd for yr comments… Paolo Giraud

  13. Sorry I said Wendy… but I found out your name is Charity… soooorrry…
    Ciao P.

  14. Kristen


    I was doing some research online and came across your website. I hope you don’t mind me reaching out to you. I’m a casting assistant in New York for a popular show about people relocating outside North America. It’s called House Hunters International and airs on the Home & Garden cable network (HGTV). We are casting people for this show right now in Italy and I was wondering if you or anyone you know would be interested in participating.

    Our show tells the story of a family or couple who have purchased property outside of their native country . The purpose of the show is to demystify the process of moving and living abroad. You can learn more about our show and watch episodes here: http://www.hgtv.com/house-hunters-international/show/index.html or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hety7cF7k0g

    Putting together an episode with you would be a real treat for our audience and it’s a lot of fun for you too. Contributors to the show get a nice keepsake shot in HD video and also receive compensation for your time and efforts.

    If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more, please contact me directly at househunterscasting@leopardfilms.com. Thank you in advance for your prompt feedback on this. Have a wonderful day!

  15. Joyce

    Dear romereport,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Italy, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

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