Showing posts from October, 2012

Fall in the Smokies

I flew down south for to visit with my family this last week. Tennessee is beautiful in the fall. I keep forgetting how beautiful it is down there in every season. Fall is especially beautiful. Growing up there is probably why fall is my favorite season.
 We took a day trip up to the Smokey Mountains, a must if you ever go to Tennesse in the fall.

Look at that view! Now that is what fall looks like. I love the Smokey Mountains. We saw this beautiful sceen while driving around Cades Cove. We did not see any bears but we saw deer and wild turkeys.

Cosette of course playing in the rocks.

Grandma and Cosette. They became very good friends. She could say grandma by the end of the trip and could tell you who her grandma was. She is the smartest!

Us kiddos hanging together. All we need is the twins. We missed you Beth and Les.

The youngest carrying the oldest. Never thought my little brother would be this big. The kid is 13 and 6'2''!
Cosette got to spend good quality time with her uncl…

The Corn Maze Quest

We are on a quest to find a corn maze. Lyndon has never done one before and really wants to do one this fall season. I started searching and found a place in Queens that has a corn maze! We ventured out on Friday to check it out at the Queens County Farm Museum
The trip out there was a little longer than we thought. It did not help that Cosette had her first major tantrum while on the bus. She did not want to do anything but cry. Thank goodness the bus was not full and we were only a couple of stops away from destination at the "storms" peak. Of course once we got off the bus and started walking she was fine. 
The Farm Museum was pretty cool except only the grounds are open on Friday. On their website they did not say anything about the corn maze being closed on Fridays. We knew that some of the other things would not be open but we did not care because we were on a quest to go to a corn maze (and we still are). It was disheartning but we made the trek out there so we check …

A Coco Update

Cosette is now 14 months old! Almost 15 months (October 22).  Let me tell you she is into everything! We have started calling her our little tornado. She is still perfect. What am I saying, she will always be perfect! She is starting to throw more fits but she is consoleable. She has maintained her sweet demeanor. She always wakes up smiling so we always start off our days great. I love it! She will randomly give us hugs and kisses. I love her kisses. 

This little girl is a talker. She keeps us up sometimes just gibbering away. It is so cute even at one in the morning. She can say a lot of words. She can say daddy, momma, thank you, hi, bye, I, love and a lot of other words. She will come up to me and say something in her baby language walk away and come back and say something else. It is so fun!

Books are her favorite. She pulls them out of the book shelf and will sit and flip through the pages. She has started dancing. At first she would get on our bathroom scale and dance then our cof…

Name Change

You proabaly have noticed we changed the name of our blog to A Curry of a Life. We have been wanting to change the name for a while. I originally started the blog because family had requested us to so they could see what we were up to while in England. So for lack of inspiration my"creative" brain came up with The Adventures of Christine and Lyndon. But now we have Cosette too and some how we have to indclude her into the title.  I found the inspiration for the new name while reading Julia Child's book My Life in France(great read, by the way). Her husband, Paul, was talking about how they have had so many adventures/variety in their life. He said "if variety is the spice of life, then my life must be one of the spiciest you have ever heard of. A curry of a life". I can really relate to that comment. We have had so many life changing events and changes it is kind of overwhelming to think about. Plus, we love curry. I think it is probably one of our favorite dish…

Beth's Fall Break

Bethany, my awesome sister, came to visit us for her fall break this last weekend! She gets to come and visit a lot since she goes to school not too far away. I love when she comes to visit. 

Cosette loves it too! It is another person for her to play with and be loved by. 

Our church's semi annual general conference was also this last weekend. Instead of going out and doing a lot of touristy things we spent the weekend listening to our church leaders and eating a lot of delicious food like this pumpkin dip. We also celebrated Beth's birthday by making a delicious cake with nutella frosting. We dubbed it 'you only live once frosting'. 
My favorite talk from general conference was this one. Lyndon's favorite talk was this one. What were your favorite talks?
The city has become really chilly over the weekend so we are busting out jackets and scarfs. Soon it will be cold enough we will bust out our winter hats. I am so not ready for winter! Hopefully it will not be too bru…

Apple Picking at the Farm

We ventured out of the city to go apple picking at Barton Orchards. The drive up was stunning. Fall is here! The leaves are all changing colors and it is beautiful. 
We got lost on our way up. Google maps lead us astray again (When we were in Europe google maps gave us the worst directions. At one point the directions were turn right, turn right, take a left. No street names or anything. Beware of google maps! It is the scariest thing you might encounter this Halloween season).  We were okay with being lost because we got to see this beautiful farm. I love the red leaves.

And our future home. Beautiful house! And grounds! There was even a lake.

We made it thanks to the locals who gave us directions. Friday was a great day to go because it was not very crowded and they do not charge admission during the week. Yay!
Cosette ran over to the fun stuff right away. She knows what is up. 

She is the cutest count dracula you will ever meet.

I guess I am Glinda the good witch of the south because I gi…

Best Tuesday Ever

Tuesday was pretty awesome this week at our place.  Some friends invited us to go to the Brooklyn Children's Museum. It was awesome. Cosette had a blast playing.

The babies are so cute in their little aprons. 

They had a Brooklyn section with stores and a replica of the bus. Cosette took us for a spin.

Cosette was born in the year of the rabbit. I thought this description in the chinese section described her pretty well. 

After being in the pizza parlour I was dying for the real stuff. New York Pizza is the best. 

She is a budding artists. 

No matter what there is to see she drawn by some mysterious power to the stairs.  We have to go back to this museum! Cosette had so much fun and we did not even see everything.
Later that afternoon we got to meet the amazing talented J