Our lovely winter vacation in Lake Tahoe

Last weekend was a weekend of firsts. First time in Tahoe for me. First time we touched some snow since we left New York last summer. First time on skis for the girls. And we loved every single second of it.

Some friends had rented a cabin in Squaw Valley for the long holiday weekend and invited us to join them – we couldn’t possibly say no! We usually spend most of our vacation budget (and time!) going back to Europe to see family so the rest of the year we  try to make the most out of smaller breaks like this one. And even though I couldn’t ski because of the (ever-growing) bump it was the most perfect of weekends. There is something about the mountains – it is so restful for the soul just to be there. These big tall mountains have a way to put the small problems of life back into perspective, somehow. I feel so at peace in the mountains.  

And seeing the girls learn something new, seeing their excitement and fears and joy as the got on skis, seeing them conquer something completely new – that, my friends, was pretty magical. One of the best part about being a parent, no doubt. Hopefully next winter we get to go again, this time taking another little viking princess along with us :)

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6 Responses to “Our lovely winter vacation in Lake Tahoe”
  1. Nina says:

    Quelles belles photos de famille! Ah si seulement je savais manier un appreil photo et faire d’aussi jolies photos de mes proches! (bien que mes photos de familles floues et ratées ont aussi leur charme! Ou pas…)

    • audrey says:

      Toutes les photos ont de la valeur 😉 Qu’elles soient prises avec un polaroid Jacques ou un telephone ou un appareil ultra sophistique. L’important c’est de se rappeler d’en prendre. “the worst picture is the one you don’t take” comme on dit!

  2. Aww, this looks like so much fun! Love the photo of your girls hugging. PRECIOUS!

    • audrey says:

      we did have so much fun :) And yes, they are pretty good huggers – loving seeing their sister bond develop :)

  3. These photos are so so gorgeous, Audrey!! And it looks like you guys had such a blast! I would love to learn how to snowboard – may come easier to me than skiing lol! The girls look soooo adorable in their pinks + purples! I say that mini-vacays like this is definitely the way to go! :)

    • audrey says:

      Haha, you should totally learn how to – maybe a little “workshop” in our dreamy blogger retreat in the mountains?! A girl can dream 😉 I hurt my knee really bad while skiing, so I am often tempted to learn to snowboard instead – but hubby told me not to kid myself too much because you fall so much in the beginning! I’ll still try though when I can get back on the slopes!