WW 60: One-on-One Time in the Mountains

Hello everyone.  So I’m back in my laundry room-office in NYC sharing some of the last photos from our wonderful trip to the Alps.  How refreshing to spend so much time outside and in the mountains.

Here’s an antique chair lift on a cloudy day that reminded me of what you see in the Barbar books when Barbar goes skiing!


Hedley stepped out of ski school one day for some Mommy and son special time including lunch at this mountain cabin.  When you’re the oldest of five, being with your younger siblings can really wear you down (or so he says, and not in those words!).



After feasting on lamb chops and the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever eaten, we returned regenerated to the slopes.



At the end of the day we had chocolate crepes in a little place in town with a collection of vintage tea pots.



Strolling home, liberated from the weight of our ski boots, the sky opened up above us into a deep blue.  Holding my son’s hand in mine, I marvelled at it’s size.  The church bells rang and we breathed in the fresh, mountain air, as we walked home together greatful for the day we’d had.



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  • Julie Wood

    How exciting! I love the lamb chops and mashed potatoes. I think the teapots are adorable and what a dream vacation! Thanks for sharing your gun getaway. It is so interersting what you been up to!

    • Always appreciate you reading, Julie! Thanks so much!

      • Julie Wood

        Your welcome! I like your blog a lot. You have such a sweet family!

  • Elisabeth

    I’m the oldest of seven and agree with your son, your siblings can wear you down! 😉 I’m sure he appreciates getting away!

    • Definitely! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • stem activist

    the entire trip looked like so much fun

    • We had a great time, thank you for following along with us!

  • Shirley Smith

    Looks like a great getaway for the whole family. Our family loves to explore new places together. Thank you for the giveaway too!

    • So much more fun with family, right?! Thanks for reading and entering!

  • regina elliott

    I enjoy family vacations even now that my boys are older we still go

  • Lisa Brown

    Love the teapots, glad you had a great time 🙂

  • Kay Saunders

    I have never had lamb, but it sounds (and looks) delicious!!

  • steve weber

    Feasting on lambchops 🙂 count me in!

  • shellypeterson

    What a great time!

  • mommyto2girlz

    Sounds like you had a great day!

  • Cynthia C

    It’s nice to spend special time with kids individually. I didn’t do enough of that while mine were small and I wish that I had.

  • Amanda L.

    Looks like you had a great time on your vacation! I’ve never been skiing, probably too scared to try it.

  • dglitter

    What a wonderful trip!

  • Shay

    those mash potatoes look delish

  • Susan Smith

    It looks like you had a great time.

  • Vero M

    Thank you for sharing!!

  • Daniel M

    looks like a fun time

  • Anel Winney

    Icholcolate crepes… Yum! It’s the second time I’ve heard about chocolate crepes, so I think I need to make some now! Looks like you guys had fun!

    • They are so yummy! Let me know how it goes making them, I have never thought to try it myself!! Thanks for reading 🙂

      • Anel Winney

        I made some this morning, and they were delicious! I regret not having fruit with them though 🙂

        • Yum! I am on a fruit kick lately with this spring weather, that’s just another reason to make them again 😉

  • Terry Cross

    Looks like a fun time! I don’t have them very often but I love lamb chops

  • PhancyPheet

    How much fun did you have? never a dull moment with cloudmom!

    • Thanks so much for reading! Always something new going on 🙂

  • Deborah Freeman

    I am so glad you had fun with the family, thanks for sharing the adventure!

    • I appreciate you following along with us! Thanks so much xo

  • slehan

    I think that kind of chair lift is the only kind I ever used to ski. It’s been a really long time ago.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  • H T Boland

    Beautiful scenery! Sounds like such an amazing time.