Prague…The Trip of a Lifetime


It’s good to be back…

But it was wonderful to go. 

To take those steps into the new, the leaps into the air going far away with my best friend, my love.  It was a trip of a lifetime, both random and purposeful.  To spend several days alone with my man in a far away city lining streets of beauty and history was a dream come true.

On our way to Prague

All my prayers for safety and health were abundantly blessed.  We are all united under one roof again with tired and contented spirits, full of gratitude for who we are and what we have.














It’s good to be back…

And I hold on to the memories forever.

It was glorious.

View from hotel
















And breathtaking.

view from bridge
















And overwhelming.

crowded streets
















And inspiring.

Castle top
















And romantic.

bride and groom
















And exciting.

View from tower
















And beautiful.

building front with flowers
















And sacred.

cathedral of St Frances
















And captivating.

Back of castle
















But most of all…

It was us.

Just us.

















And Prague.

castle steps
















It was perfect.


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  1. says

    Love this post. That romantic picture is beautiful! My husband is on his way to Poland for work with a colleague who is headed to Prague by way of tacking on some time after the work trip! I kept showing Mike all the pictures you posted, trying to convince him to take the extra time to while he’s overseas. He won’t. He said he’d already seen it vicariously through your trip! HA! Welcome home!!

    • says

      Ha! That is too funny Cristina!! Such a guy… 🙂

      He really needs to see it all in person! He would love it! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pics… you would absolutely LOVE all the gorgeous statues and cathedrals my friend. Amazingly Holy and inspiring history everywhere of the Catholic church. Just breathtaking!!!

  2. says

    Yay!! So glad it was a good trip that nurtured your soul and your marriage! And everyone remained healthy–Praise God!! Love the pictures.

  3. says

    Aww how romantic! I thought you went with the kiddos! Enjoyed your FB posts! What did you guys enjoy most in Prague? Never been there (never been anywhere!).

    • says

      I think the Castle was amazing… and the bridge! But the castle took us an entire day- and then some on another day as well! It was AMAZING. I also just loved more than anything the Cathedrals… and there are incredible statues everywhere on the various streets that are so old and gorgeous and just breathtaking!! I could go on and on… the new town square is wondrous! And every street has more architecture that just makes you want to stop and gaze at the beauty and detail! I could go on and on!!

  4. says

    Love, love, LOVE. Seriously, I think there’s an extreme theme of love this week. My heart might burst. So happy you were able to go on this trip and enjoy it so much. You deserve it!

    • says

      Thanks SO much Jennifer!! I love that your heart is bursting from all the love!! Hold on to it ALWAYS… and keep puttin’ it out there girl. You do it just soooo beautifully!! MWUAH! (Still giddy… 😉 )

  5. says

    Awwwwh I LOVE that you had such a marvellous time 🙂 That’s awesome. I’ve been loving all the pictures, AND having you in the same timezone, even if at the wrong edge of it 🙂

    • says

      I know!!! I swear I felt just *that* much closer to you Lizzi!!!! i just wanted so badly to ‘take a cab’ over to see you!!! Yeah- same time zone but apparently you were farther than I imagined. Sigh…

      Ya still could have come to me, ya know…

      Just sayin’.

      I DID invite you.


      • says

        Okay, dude, when and WHERE was this invite, because I swear I NEVER SAW IT. And I would SO HAVE LOVED TO HAVE COME OVER!


        But it’s all moot now :'(

        I did rather love having you in my timezone though. Even if it was (yes – really a lot) further than ya think.

        • says

          Okay- I just spent FIFTEEN MINUTES looking through our FB messages… and I couldn’t find the ‘particular’ conversation….

          I KNOW I asked you how far Czech Republic was from you… and you said REALLY FAR- and I said OH BUMMER, I was SO hoping I could see you! Something along those lines!! Uh huh… I mean we could have had THREE DAYS TOGETHER!!!! But you made it seem like it was impossible… too far away. And I did totally understand!! I mean, who travels that far for a few days?

          But when you sucker punched me about it- well that isn’t FAIR!!! I would have LOVED to see you- and YOU my dear sweet adorable loving precious snuggable feisty as all hell Lizzi KNOW THAT!!!

          Pff. :p

          • says

            LOL ‘how far’ and ‘would have liked’ seem very ‘flight of fancy’ish – if you had just said “Lizzi, is there any way you can get your butt to Prague for three days” THEN we might have gotten somewhere :p

            It would have been UH-MAY-ZING! But you know what? I’ll be THERE in a year. (all things going to plan…) so YAY! And in the meantime, there is the meantime to enjoy. *mwah*

            • says

              Crap… now I’m kickin’ the dirt and hissing about the missed opportunity. Pff. But I ASKED HOW CLOSE IT WAS TO YOU!! You should know our Tigger-Kitty language by now! Right?! 😉

              SOON…. it’s gonna HAPPEN!!!!!!!! AND? You get to see the goofballs here too!! I mean the kiddos. I swear they talk about you- and cannot WAIT to see you!!!

              • says

                I am a tigger of very little brains sometimes 😛

                Ah well.

                YAY to meeting them, and meeting you and HERE’S TO IT ALL GOING AHEAD WONDERFULLY! 😀

  6. says

    Just you. So perfect.
    And also so wonderful that you’re back.
    Sometimes I can’t figure out if it’s better to go on an adventure, or if it’s better to come back from an adventure, reunited, and with tales to tell and inevitable growth to discover.

    I guess.. when I word it like that, coming home!

    • says

      Well seeing as I HATE and can barely handle transitions… (major anxiety at every turn) I can safely say I love love love-

      The in between leaving and coming.

      I basked in the moments then. And that was good. 🙂

  7. says

    What a gorgeous opportunity for you and your marriage and your kids (to be left at home and still do well while you were gone).
    I loved seeing your posts and following you around Prague all week. It looks like a place I’m going to need to see someday.
    My sister actually met her husband in Prague. She was there for a week with the company she worked for, as was the man she eventually married. They worked for the same company in the same building, but had to go to Prague to meet.

    • says

      Thanks Christine!!! And that story? WOW. Just WOW!! It was surely meant to be with your sister and hubs… and just amazing that they had to go all that way to meet! What a great story. 🙂

  8. says

    as I was scrolling through, I thought this was absolutely perfect and then you said it. Quite simply just so happy you got to do this and looked wonderful. Hugs though and so happy to have you back now though, too 😉 xoxo!!

    • says

      Thanks Katie!! Such a blessing indeed!! Just dealing with the aftermath now- poison ivy spread all over my daughter’s body (got it at Grandma’s woods) and my ankle that I sprained in August is a mess since walking the streets of Prague and climbing those castle steps!

      But still worth every bit of it!! 🙂

  9. says

    Oh I am bursting with joy for you!!! So wonderful and so happy that everything was just perfect for you two! Yeah for romantic getaways to far off places. It looks gorgeous… that architecture! I would just stand in awe.

    • says

      Thanks sweet friend!! I love that I could share my journey with you and so many others!! It made it SO much more special! Prague is definitely a great visit for SURE! Get there if/when you can. 🙂

  10. Diana says

    I love this post, Chris! And have loved traveling with you through your FB posts! I am so glad it was all you were hoping and praying for … and more!

  11. says

    I’m so glad you had such a wonderful trip. My husband and I are going to Nashville for a weekend because we have a wedding to go to and I’m looking forward to the time away with just him. For the past 17 years, I can count on one hand the times I’ve been away with just him so I know how special those days alone can be.

    • says

      EXACTLY Emily!!! We are going 14 years (in Feb) and the last time we every went anywhere for more than a day and out of our city was the first year we were married! Girl- have a BLAST in Nashville!!!!!!

    • says

      They are??!! How cool is THAT? I do hope they enjoy it as much as I did!! I’m sure they will be amazed at all the history and beautiful architecture!! 🙂

  12. says

    Is it totally cheesy that I teared up when I got to the photo of you and Hubs? I’m so glad you had a wonderful time. I so enjoyed seeing the photos on Facebook. Welcome home.

    • says

      Oh girlfriend- no cheesy-ness ANYWHERE around here!!! I LOVE that you teared up!!! The first pic was from the airplane on the WAY to Prague. The second pic- on the airplane on the way home. 🙂

  13. says

    I could feel the happiness just radiating off this post. I am SO glad you two went together to Prague. 🙂 What a genuinely wonderful memory for all time! And welcome home!-Ashley

  14. says

    Hi Chris! What beautiful photos, especially the one of you and your husband. Such a wide smile! I love old buildings, especially churches so I think I would have loved this place too.

    I’m so glad you got the opportunity to connect with your husband in such a special way.

  15. says

    Oh, it looks like your trip to Prague was truly amazing. I so look forward to the day I make it there.

    Stopping by today via the #SHINEbloghop

  16. says

    Oh Chris! I’m so happy that it was wonderful and amazing. And just you. And Prague. I’ve heard that Prague and Stockholm are similar in that they are both set on so much water… it’s a place I’ve always wanted to go because Stockholm is one of my favorite visits EVER. I’m so happy about your trip!

  17. says

    I so loved seeing all your pics on Facebook, and now here. Time away as a couple is so important, and to be in such a beautiful place? Amazing.

    • says

      Thanks my friend…. It was SO fun sharing them on FB – especially being alone in the city. I felt like I had FRIENDS right ALONGSIDE of me…

      Pretty awesome. 🙂

  18. Tammy says

    SO glad it was a great trip and that you and Derek were safe and the kids were healthy. And so glad you’re home!!!

    • says

      Thanks babe!! I forgot to give you the lotion I stole out of the hotel for you!!!! 🙂 Souvenir for my bestie!!! It’s really good! I actually have about 7 of them. Tee hee…

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