WE WENT SKIING + A LOVE NOTE TO SNOW MOMS

We went skiing as a family last week which has been a dream of mine for the longest time so needless to say I’m an extra happy girl as I scroll through pics and write this post. I grew up skiing/snowboarding and always hoped I would be able to do the same with my kids but up until today, we’d only hit the slopes with portions of the fam and without any consistency. I’m excited to share a few pics but there’s something else on my mind to share first…

Since we’ve had an unusual few weeks of snow in the PNW and then with skiing last week, I’ve been thinking about all you mamas that live in cold and snowy climates because holy crap, it’s a lot of work! Sure it’s magical and fun and makes bedtimes easy (my kids sleep like babies after playing in the snow!) but the gloves and gear and layers and wet clothes and boots and constant hangry-ness and the trying to get everything dry just in time to go outside again and… gosh the list goes on. It’s a lot and I’m guessing that at this point in winter, you might be hitting a wall, so I just wanted to let you know I see you and wish I could give you a big hug and your favorite coffee drink and let you know that it matters and your kids are the luckiest!

That time Pepa Pig went skiing with us (see the windowsill below). Also just never want to forget such a pretty mess made of random but real things that got us through our day — a backpack stocked with advil, hand sanitizer, granola bars, headphones, hair ties (etc.), wet gloves, half sipped on hot cocoa, fountain drinks and skis small enough to bring into the lodge (no ski check line!). And so many other items that wouldn’t fit in the frame.

It’s a tricky thing to be content and grateful for the things you have while also planning, working and dreaming for the future… Days like these always bring a fresh new energy and perspective that make me extra grateful.

What dream goals do you have for your family?

xo, Rae

WEARING | Griffin and Tilly’s star print snow gear and Poppy’s pink jumpsuit are all sold out at hanna andersson but for future reference, they fit amazing and keep them super warm and dry. Griffin’s green coat (fits tts) and his and Poppy’s gloves (size up one) are from Polarn O. Pyret and are also great. Would love to try their rain gear! My coat (on sale!) is from Madewell (wearing a small) and is great for everyday and kept me dry but wasn’t the warmest on the mountain.

3 Responses to WE WENT SKIING + A LOVE NOTE TO SNOW MOMS

  1. Yoder February 26, 2019 at #

    This post makes me want to go skiing every week. I love the pics with the kids and the headphones with the ski equipment in the background. Family ski trip for the win!!!

  2. Lauren February 28, 2019 at #

    Your ski trip looks amazing!! I think the hardest part of a snowy climate is sometimes it’s too cold to play outside! And then when it’s warm enough, you wrangle the kids into their gear and then they’re done after 15 minutes haha

  3. dad February 28, 2019 at #

    Boo-
    Tearing up as I remember all the ski lessons and trips up the mountain to ski. Mom and I always thought it was the best family time and we traded vacations for skiing. Because it was expensive when you were growing up too! Not as expensive as it is now but worth it. We only had to cloth and equip five. You and Johan have seven!! CRAZY!
    So….we are excited to do our trip to Idaho!!!
    I love you Rae!
    dad

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