WW 59: Mountains and Skies

Hello everyone.  Melissa here writing in from the French Alps.  We’re here skiing in France and having some great bonding time on our family ski vacation.  Since we’re usually hanging in an apartment, it’s amazing to get out in the fresh air and look at majestic mountains all day.




We stopped one day for lunch at a small cabin and here’s what they served up.  Not my usual fare!


On Thursday, a ski competition took place near by and we watched the skiers bound down the mountain at insane speeds.  Here are the skis lined up and ready for action!



Awed by these views, I keep snapping away with my camera all day long.



Behind me in this photo appears a glacier which stays frozen during the whole year.


Here I am with my two little girl snow bunnies.  They are skiing better than mama already!


And my big boy at a lunch place which is so sunny they give you a straw hat.


Proud mama moment.


Thanks for reading and don’t forget to enter our weekly giveaway below.


Melissa xoxo

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  • Gracie Kahl

    Wow, how gorgeous. I’ve never been skiing but it looks like a ton of fun.

    • It is a lot of fun! The kids love it, thanks for reading xo

  • Elisabeth

    What a great experience to share with your kids!

  • Kevin

    would be great to take the family on this

  • Kay Saunders

    Absolutely breathtaking!

    • I think so too! Thank you for reading!

  • stem activist

    amazing photos

  • pam dawson

    Absolutely awesome

  • shellypeterson

    Beautiful place! What fun family time!

    • Thanks so much! We are loving it 🙂

  • Julie Wood

    WOW! What breaktaking pictures. The Mountains are incredible, and what a fun family vacation!!

    • Thank you! I did my best to capture the beauty!

  • Natalie

    I would love to go skiing! It is one of my favorite activities!

    • We love it too! Thanks so much for reading 🙂

  • Betsy R Barnes

    Oh my, the views there are gorgeous! My son loves to ski, some day, I would love to take him to the French Alps! It looks like you all had so much fun!

    • I would recommend it! It is absolutely beautiful to see xo

  • Kenya Lassiter

    Beautiful Mountains! I wish I knew how to ski!

  • calmond

    You have a beautiful family! Skiing is so fun! I am hoping to take a family trip to ski this next winter!

    • Thank you so much! It has been a great bonding time for us 🙂

  • Kimmy Moore

    Best blog post I’ve read awhile!

    • So glad to hear it, Kimmy! Thanks for reading xo

  • Breanna Pollard

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kristina Harris

    Your wonderful

  • cynthiac

    What beautiful memories you are making with your kids. Safe travels to all of you.

    • Absolutely! I appreciate it 🙂

  • dglitter

    Such gorgeous photos! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Deborah Freeman

    What a beautiful place! I hope you had a great week with the family, safe travels home.

    • It is stunning! I tried to capture it as well as I could! Thank you xo

  • rajee

    so much fun

  • cindiizzy

    That place is gorgeous!

  • Kelsey P

    Looks like a blast!

  • H T Boland

    Amazing landscape there. Hope to see it in person with my family one of these days. Straw hat pic is super cute!

  • Rhonda Miotke

    I love the pictures!

  • Shannon Grable

    I have always wanted to see a glacier! I probably won’t make it to the French Alps, but a trip Glacier National Park is on the family radar…

    • Wow! That sounds like it would be a great trip 🙂

  • saphiresandiamonds

    Family fun in the snow, AWESOME!

    • Yes!! We love it. Thanks for reading!

  • twinkies25

    It looks like so much fun! My husband has always wanted to go, maybe it’s time to plan a trip!

    • Definitely! It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen!

  • TheresaJenkins

    I’m from western PA and my family would love this…. I love my family time but right now sitting next to the fire, indoors, watching sound more appealing…..Enjoy!!!

    • Haha! Sometimes that can be just as good 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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  • Marilyn Legault

    Love down hill skiing. We go to Utah every year.

    • Awesome! That must be a great ski destination.

  • cyndi br

    great pictures and what a great place to visit

  • Anita Mitchell

    Wow! So cool. 🙂

  • Ed

    Happy Peeps Weekend!

  • mommyto2girlz

    I’m jealous! I want to go somewhere with lots of snow and beautiful scenery. Looks like you are all having lots of fun!

  • Daniel M

    looks like a fun time!

    • The kids are having a blast! Thank you for reading 🙂

  • Sarah Hayes

    what a fun skiing trip!

  • Erin M

    the scenery is gorgeous!

  • Susan Smith

    Looks like fun!

  • Selina Lui

    the food looks so good ~

  • Diana C

    That steak looks delicious! Wow. 🙂

    Diana C

    • I’m still thinking of it now! 🙂

  • Jen

    The mountains look gorgeous!

    • I agree! It’s tough to do them justice in a few photos 🙂

  • Robin

    The scenery is absolutely breath taking! Looks like quite the adventure…I miss the mountains.

    • The mountains are beautiful, I wish we could see them more often! Thanks for reading xo

  • Pooch

    I like your photos of the mountains.

  • Mya Murphy

    Mountains are gorgeous!!

  • randyfulgham

    looks like a great place to ski

  • Terry Cross

    Amazing pictures!

  • steve weber

    what a fun way to spend the day.. hitting the slopes!!

    • Yeah!! One of our favorite things to do!

  • Melissa W

    Looks like a great trip – thanks for the giveaway

  • Nikki D

    Looks super pretty! Also thank you for the chance to get a gift card!

  • slehan

    Gorgeous pictures. Looks like a fun time.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  • kathy pease

    Thanks so much for the chance 🙂

  • Heather Ramos

    What an awesome getaway! I’ve only ski’d once and it wasn’t really pretty LOL – I got kicked off the kids slope and thrown back onto the training slope 🙂 hehe.. Thank you for the chance to win this gift card! I’m going to use it to furnish our nursery if I win. Good luck to all! <3

    • Haha! It is a tough thing to get the hang of!

  • Dorothy Hubbard

    Thank you for the great giveaway.

  • Jerry Marquardt

    The photos are excellent! I would like to thank you for your continued useful reviews and great giveaways. I look forward to following your blog in the future.

    • Thanks so much for your comment, Jerry! I really appreciate you reading CloudMom 🙂

  • Sharon Braswell

    Wow you and your family will treasure this trip forever! The views are awesome and that glacier stays frozen all year..amazing! Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time. Thank you!

    • We definitely will! Thanks so much for reading 🙂

  • Thomas Murphy

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Leela

    Beautiful photos!