The Chalupsky Residence is our home away from home. We go at least once a year (most years we spend 3 or 4 weekends there) and spend the night, us and several other young families. The other families are usually the daughters of the Chalupsky’s, but everyone is welcome. They are family, they include people and love on you. I love Patty and Stu. And Jessica,( my maid of honour in my wedding and I her matron of honour in hers, the same summer!!!) she is one of the daughters and if I have ever had a best friend, she is it- no doubt.
I prayed for family away from family, since my parents are in Spain, my brother is married and in the military…they are the family that I prayed for in college. We met almost 10 years ago, and since day one it just worked, I was hooked. I started going there for New Year’s about 9 years ago! It is one of the things I most look forward to about all our holiday celebrations.
I love all the sisters, their husbands too. I haven’t ever been blessed quite like at the Chalupsky’s, and when we are there it bursts out. A place of respite and love.