American couple about living in Georgia
17 September, 2018
American couple about living in Georgia
Georgian couple Katie and Brodie McClains have been living in Georgia for 4 years now with their children Luke, Anabelle and Maddy. When they visited Georgia a few years ago, they were impressed with the country so much that they decided to come back and live here. They decided to settle in Didi Tchkoni a village in Martivili (in western Georgia), build a house, a beautiful garden and start living.

At first, the couple were based in Tbilisi, the capital of
Georgia. They began learning the Georgian language, and also travelling to other parts of Georgia and then discovered the village of Didi Tchkoni. They have domestic animals, grow vegetables and sell their own products such as milk and cheese in the village market. They take care of pigs and chickens.
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The McClains at a Georgian wedding

The family complete their daily work by following an organized schedule. Each member of the family has his/her own work to complete. Their 17-year old son went back to America to study at university. Their girls, Maddy and Anabelle are being home schooled.

The couple are from Los Angeles and compared to that climate, Georgia is quite different and has a variety of weather including snowy, rainy, sunny and windy days. The family love Georgian cuisine and know how to cook Khachapuri, eggplants with walnuts sauce, Vinaigrette, Ghomi and mchadi. They are happy that Georgian neighbours are very helpful and communicative.

The couple have their own schools, an ordinary one and a summer school. They help the locals learn English. The subjects at school are taught in English which is unusual for Georgians. The McClains have now been granted Georgian citizenship. They had been trying to adopt orphans but they were refused because they were not Georgian citizens. Now they have citizenship, they are going to try again and so that they can give orphans a family home.
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The McClains

The children speak very good Georgian, while the parents try to improve their language skills every day. They are also learning and getting acquainted with Georgian traditions and culture.

Photo courtesy: www.georgiamcclains.blogspot.com

Source: www. kvirispalitra.ge

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