WW #72: Family Travel in Spain and More …

Hello mamas and papas and welcome back to our Weekly Wrap-Up!  Here are some highlights of our week.

Hedley and I celebrated International Yoga Day with Xuan-Lan, a well known yoga teacher in Barcelona and the co-founder of the movement of Free Yoga.  Practicing yoga with my eldest in the fresh air while the sun went down moved me deeply.  We held hands a few times, which left mama savoring the moment.


Say hello to my second daily cup of coffee, a newly found ritual.  The powdered chocolate on top makes all the difference.

We headed to the Costa Brava for the weekend to check out the coastal towns and glorious beaches.  If you’re looking for things to do in Spain, put this glorious coastline lined with small, quaint villages and looming sunsets at the top of your list.

While the girls and I dipped our feet in the cool waters, the boys stuck to beach soccer.


Here’s a pic of the whole family before dinner overlooking the sunset.  It’s such a relief to have my sweetie here and not be manning the troops on my own!  Mimicking the Spanish, we let the kids go to bed late (which for those of you who know me, is not usually my tendency!).


Gluten free oatmeal was not happening at our hotel, so I opted for this protein rich breakfast.


Since the in-house CloudMom photographer was at my disposal, I got right to work shooting some photos for upcoming posts from our lovely sponsor, Onzie yoga wear.


Here we are exploring the town of Pals…


And that’s about it for this week’s Wrap Up.  Thanks so much for reading and don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway.

Sending love from Spain,


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  • Elisabeth

    Sounds like a great time! I love your dress in the last pic!

  • Betsy R Barnes

    You guys had a gun week!! Powdered cocoa on top of coffee sounds great! I’m going to give it a try!

  • ‘Jennifer Eagan

    I really like your tips and not sweating the small stuff. It can be challenging at times, for sure! It looks like you guys are having a great time. 🙂

    • Thanks Jennifer! Appreciate you reading!

  • Susan Smith

    Sounds like fun! You are lucky you get to travel so often.

    • We are very lucky to do so! Hope if you wish to travel soon, you get a chance to too!

  • Shahreen

    Loving the pics. You look like you’re having a blast. 🙂

  • shellypeterson

    What a great place! The beach is always fun! 🙂

  • Julie Wood

    Such wonderful pictures and fun things to do in Spain. It looks beautiful there and you and the kids look great!!

  • gannyofshy

    Boy you stay busy all the time, I remember when my sons were younger and I was always doing something but now they are grown and have their own families, love your pics and blog

  • Rosie

    Wow Melissa, what a nice vacation. I’d love to check out the coastal towns if I ever have the opportunity. I want to try having my coffee with powered chocolate on top. Looks yum!

  • Lisa Brown

    Looks like a lot of fun 🙂

  • Kay Saunders

    OOOO…. I’ll have to try the powdered chocolate in my coffee tomorrow 🙂

    • Let me know what you think! 🙂

  • cynthiac

    Great tips about jet lag. We never traveled abroad with the kids, but I agree that sticking to a schedule is best. I visited Costa Brava when I was younger. I remember the sand being so hot it burned my feet!

    • Schedules are so important. They can really be a lifesaver while traveling.

  • Sheila K.

    I spent as much time at the beach as possible when I was a kid—I wish I were there right now!

    • The beach is such a wonderful place to be. Thanks for reading!

  • lsweeny sweeney

    I like the tips about not sweating the small stuff

  • Mark Vallone

    I liked your tips they will be helpful with my three year old!

    • I’m glad to hear it! Thanks for reading!

  • dglitter

    Ah, yes-the beach! When I was a child, our grandparents had a cottage on Lake Michigan. All I have now are fond memories, as I am now land-locked!

    • Sounds lovely! Thanks for reading!

  • kayladiana

    What great tips! Thank you for sharing

    • Sure! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  • mommyto2girlz

    Looks like you all are having a great time! Enjoy!!

  • Mosab Zakarneh

    Awesome Giveaway ^___^

  • Mm, yoga on the beach – yes please! Makes me not even mind the sand on my mat. 🙂

  • bil johnson

    awesome giveaway!

  • disqus_l7uUNjCwpe

    thanks for this opportunity 🙂

  • honeypie411

    I enjoyed the photos

  • Rita M

    What a great experience for your children!

    • It has been a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Thanks for reading!

  • Ed

    Spain seems maravilloso!

  • Shakeia Rieux

    Beautiful pictures of you and your family

  • Anel Winney

    That’s an awesome way to spend yoga day! And your coffee like amazing!

  • Philip Lawrence

    Five kids is a handful!

  • Craig W

    Ahh, Spain!

  • donna porter

    Great tips…Love the pics..

  • Dorothy Hubbard

    Great Pic’s and tips, thanks.

  • Jerry Marquardt

    I would like to go to Spain. I appreciate your photos of that gourmet coffee. I thank you for giving us all the chance to win.

  • Lauren Hessling

    just got back from Spain and would love to go back again! Great tips!

  • Sharon Braswell

    Wonderful to see you all together and having fun in beautiful Spain! Enjoy!! Loved all the pictures too!

  • lilyk

    Thanks for the great giveaway!