so again, sorry sorry. the good news is that the moms also brought my laptop so we are in business for a better blogger.in all of the confusion and giddy happiness i also failed to upload anything about our stockholm trip the weekend before last... which will just have to be my next post.
back to the topic at hand... our moms came to visit! yes, our moms! sean and i woke up super early to go pick up cindy from the airport as planned and after she finally found us and we "hi"-d and everything, i heard "hey, what about me?!" and then that "heeeeyyyyy i know that voice" moment spun me around and heavens to betsy hallelujah it was my mom!!! there was obviously a lot of freaking out and bouncing around (all captured on my moms phone - to be posted when i can get it) but sean and i were suprised to the max that not one person in our family had spilled the beans. naturally, by not telling grace or papa butch things usually can stay quiet, but still. it was a noteworthy display of secrecy.
since the moms were so tired they were literally falling asleep mid-sentence on the trams with us, we let them have a nap while sean went to class and i read "the girl who played with fire" because they brought us a delicious supply of new reading material.
unfortunately, we bright newlyweds thought that goulash and pilsner would be a great intro to czech culture, right? right? horribly wrong. thanks to our spicy little friend, both moms were nearly violently sick from monday to friday. great plan, sean and abby, a real winner. when they finally were feeling better, however, i think they finally fell in love with the city and all its quirks, filth, transvestites, and construction.
long story short, we pretty much owned the city of prague for the past 8 days. we showed them all of our favorite places... we already miss them like crazy though...
we had a lot of fun amping up our womanly figures at choco cafe and coffee heaven after almost every meal, eating mountains of potatoes with good friends at atmosphere, sipping wine on the terrace of a french chateau, taking ikea for all it was worth, gawking at crazy people on the tram, and calculating some 30+ miles we walked in the city thanks to my mom's iphone pedometer.
unfortunately i only have sean's camera with me so i don't have a lot of the pictures i took throughout the week, but hopefully my mom will post the other ones that we had!
the house of mirrors at petrin hill
our breakfast tradition of ordering 9086544 things at paneria
final dinner at cowboys below prague castle
the park at petrin hill
my mom and i also let our creativity shine in a little piece that i would like to present to you in tonight's masterpiece theater segment. after a dramatic retelling of a horrible event that occurred in the household while my mom and i were in prague, we decided to raise awareness and gain support for such a devastating cause by creating a virtual shakespearean drama of sorts for the general public.
and so without further ado... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z__Xcf5Smqc
being able to see them for such a seemingly short period of time is only making it harder to concentrate on trivial things like midterms and grades and europe in general. i'm so upset that we'll be missing thanksgiving and the start of christmas season and everything that goes with it.... sigh. hopefully that time hurries on past... i've become too dependent on my number of lists of things i'm going to eat and do when i get home. they need to become reality because as much as i love prague, it's rough being away from your family, no matter how close you are.
thankfully we have budapest, bruges, italy, krakow, germany, and maybe dublin to ease the pain with a bit of old fashioned distraction. that of course, and blog posting of course.
until next time. when i have time. which will be less than five days. promise.