Feb 29, 2008

French Follies

In our continuing mission to make Benjamin motion sick as frequently as possible this year, we are jetting off to La Plagne in France tomorrow. Thus, we're in the midst of a packing frenzy, snowpants, jackets, hats and gloves flying this way and that, as I try to guess just how many pairs of mitts a boy can possibly soak in a single day.

Mike is downstairs stuffing the ski bags with skis, poles, helmets, boots and other goodies.

This will be my first ever real downhill ski holiday, and I am excited but also somewhat apprehensive. I mean - these are serious hills, not the little baby hills we've skied in Ontario. I've asked Mike to doublecheck our insurance, just in case I need a helicopter to take me down from the mountain.

The fear of bodily harm aside - doesn't it all look wonderful?



Of course, my concerns may be for naught, and our packing efforts may all be in vain...since the forecast for La Plagne calls for 12 degrees Celsius next week. But that's OK, I'm better at hiking than skiing anyway:



The boys are pretty excited to have yet another week of holidays, but apart from that, they are remarkably unimpressed by the whole thing. Me thinks these children have been spoiled by one too many travels lately!

Happy Weekend everyone!

57 comments:

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

You know, I find myself living vicariously through your adventures now. I though I might feel a bit jealous, but no, I just day dream about having some adventures of my own.
Have a wonderful time, I hope you do get some skiing in, even though 12 degrees sounds somewhat nicer:)
What a great thing to be spoiled by travel!

Gina said...

Gorgeous!

Have fun and stay safe!

katydidnot said...

um...hi there. i'm totally jealous. lovely. tres bien.

Amy said...

have a wonderful time! it looks gorgeous there! be safe!

Julie Pippert said...

You are giving your kids somethign wonderful for a lifetime.

HAVE FUN!

TAKE PHOTOS!

And thanks for wishing me a good weekend. :)

Amy Y said...

Spoiled? How could they NOT be?? It looks awesome ~ I can't wait to see photos!! Have a great weekend :)

katiez said...

We lived in Andorra for 7 years... I'm definitely better at hiking!
Aren't all these winter holidays fun? And tiring for the grown-ups?

jennwa said...

It sounds like a another great weekend. When I grow up I want to be you. Have Fun!!!

the dragonfly said...

It looks beautiful. May there be no motion sickness and no bodily harm while skiing! :)

Steph said...

Good luck with the flights, be safe and have a FABULOUS time! And, of course, take lots of pictures! Enjoy!

Kellan said...

Skiing in France - you are certainly living "the good life" Heidi!! It just looks beautiful! I hope you have the best time. Be safe and I can't wait to hear all about it and see all your pictures! Kellan

HAVE FUN!!!

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

I am so jealous! It looks absolutely gorgeous, please enjoy yourself... I am sure you wont need to use the helicopter either LOLOLOL

familymclean said...

Wow, amazing!
No matter what the weather I am sure it will be a blast, is is soooo pretty!
Hope B travels well.

Rima said...

That scenery is gorgeous. It makes me want to break out in a yodel.

Have a great (and safe) trip!

ewe are here said...

Sounds like a great escape! Have fun!

Mary Alice said...

Wow. Breath taking. Have fun.

Laura said...

OH, I wish I could join you...have a wonderful time!!!!

gmcountrymama said...

Wow it looks beautiful there. Have a great time.

Beck said...

Have a safe trip!
My Boy gets SO sick while travelling that he always ends up riding along in his underpants, the poor little fellow.

Mountain Dweller said...

Have a fabulous time. Hope you manage to get more skiing than hiking in! :)

Karen MEG said...

Have a great trip Heidi, hope B boy outgrows this motion sickness thing soon. Keep up with the travel, maybe it'll knock it out of his system LOL!
Skiing, my boys are sooooo jealous.

Dawn said...

That looks like such a beautiful place. Have fun! Your boys are going to have such great memories of this whole big adventure you've been on this year. I'm so impressed with what you and your husband do with your family.

dkuroiwa said...

Yes..and you can just color me "envious" along with everyone else!! Have a wonderful and safe trip!!

Am I the only one who really wanted to sing "The hiiiiills are aliiiiiiive...with the sound of muuuuuusic" when seeing that last picture?!?! :-D

Tracey said...

Dude. Jealousy is my name...

Have fun. Don't fall off a mountain!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous -- enjoy!

Stomper Girl said...

Yikes. Mind your knees, that's my advice. Speaking from experience, I am. And have a great time.

another good thing said...

Beautiful place. I've done the "ride your mountain bike down the ski resort mountains" thing when the snow doesn't cooperate-- just another option- and one that's easier on the knees...
have a great time.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Breath taking! I would be terrified of skiing those lovely hills. I hope no helicopter is needed.

And I feel so sorry for your boys that they must endure another lovely spot on the map. (literally dripping with sarcasm)

=)

Sue said...

Oh, I love to ski! Please take many pictures - I will live vicariously through you :>

Do you snowboard too?

Aliki2006 said...

Ahhhh....downhill skiing--I love it! I'm jealous! Enjoy it all...

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kim-d said...

Well, again...absolutely beautemous. While I'm sitting here on my fat butt ingesting even more delectable chocolate. Mmmmm...NUM. So, Heidi, ski a little for me, too, to work off some of MY calories, okay? Hehehehe!

Shan said...

Have fun!

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Well if you feel that you need to take someone else in place i will be more than happy to offer :) ha ha. Hope you guys have a nice trip!

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow - have a wonderful time - can't wait to hear all about it!

Casdok said...

Yes wow it does look gorgeous!! Have the best time!

Cheri said...

Lovely, lovely. I can feel the cold wind on my cheeks, hear the shush of the snow under my skis, and can see that sparkling slopes from the lift.

Ahhhhh.

Victoria said...

Ooo...have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear all the tales! And see photos! And be jealous! LOL!

PS - I think my kids are spoiled with traveling too. Ack.

crazy grandma judi said...

Hi Heidi, Looks like lots of fun, again! We had a Swiss exchange student, Dea, when Dragonfly was in high school. When we were in Switzerland visiting, Dea taught Dragonfly and my hubby to ski on the "idiot slopes" one day and then took them to the top of the Alps to ski down 5-6 miles to the bottom. They of course loved it. I hope you're able to ski. Have fun in whatever you end up doing.
Thanks for stoping by my blog!

MamaGeek said...

WOW, I love coming to your blog and wondering WHAT your daily adventure is. I hope you had a FANTASTIC time. Sounds lovely!

Mrs. Annie said...

This is such an amazing trip for your family! Thanks for sharing your adventure!

jen said...

how is it possible that you are this cool? super cool, woman.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Both pics look amazing - hope you have an awesome time!

Hallie

the dragonfly said...

p.s. I tagged you for a meme! But no pressure. :)

Kathryn said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous! Have a wonderful time!

Robyn said...

Please adopt me! The boys can use an older sister and I can use the skiing. :) Have a wonderful time. The photos are breathtaking!

Chantal said...

Nice, have fun!

carrie said...

Rough life! ;) Have a blast!

Jennifer said...

Snow or no snow, it is incredibly, amazinging gorgeous. I can't wait to hear (and see your photos!). Safe travels!

Valarie said...

Seriously?!?! You have the BEST life! :)

Kellan said...

I hope you are having fun!! Are you still skiing? See you soon. Kellan

Amber said...

I served a mission in France and Switzerland and it was torturous to not partake of their glorious ski resorts. I am so jealous and must. live. vicariously!

kimmy said...

Hope you have a great time! Those slopes look beautiful! I think that children learn more from traveling than they ever would in the classroom!

Enjoy yourselves!

Kimmy

theotherbear said...

Wow, that looks just gorgeous. I'm jealous, have fun!

Badness Jones said...

Sigh....looks and sounds wonderful. And I'm sure that if the skiing gets too much for you, you'll be able to leave all your boys and give your credit cards a workout in the village....and I'm sure there's a lovely spa nearby too!

Have a fabulous time and don't worry too much about how jealous I am over here in Canada....I'll get over it!

Just Seeking said...

Another adventure? You guys are AMAZING!!!!

Nadine said...

Breathtaking!