Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Home in Czech

I got home safe and sound Saturday evening after good, normal, on-time flights back from Portland (took this photo with my phone just before starting my 24 hour trek home).

Caleb and Claire drove to the train station to get me (SO happy he has his license now!), and Caleb even met me on the platform to help carry my heavy bags to the car.

That was a trick, getting from the airport in Prague to the train station by myself with a 50 lb suitcase, a 40 lb carry-on (please don't tell the airline...I think that's a "tiny bit" over what they say you can have) and a 25 lb purse...yes, it's true! You can't imagine how many steps I carried all three of those bags up and down before he met me. WHEW!

It was the most relieving feeling to get home and just REST after all that's happened these past two weeks!

My mom, dad and I have visited SO many stores...

Wrapped so many dishes and other items to go in boxes...

...and had a lot of fun along the way, including fun doughnuts downtown Eugene! (Don't ask if it's gluten free...)

Thank you again for praying me through these past weeks. While I was out doing my marathon shopping, I honestly had such a peace. The Lord led us to so many beautiful things for good prices, and to so many wonderful people along the way. And it was actually a lot of fun being on a mission for Him!

It's spring break for Caleb and Claire this week so we're able to just enjoy time together while I'm recovering...a nice way to make re-entry into life here!

The container will be loaded this week with all the things I bought, and shipped early next week. It will be at least a month before we see  everything after it's traveled a long ocean voyage. Please pray for safe travels for that container now!


  1. I'm so glad that you took pictures on your trip! :) It's so good to have you home!

  2. It is so good to hear about your trip and see your parents. They look SO good! I bet it was wonderful to spend time with them AND shop! I'll be praying for the safe arrival of your goodies from the states. Keep the pictures coming. We love seeing them.