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Virginia Trip

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We made a second stop on our way to Tennessee in Virginia. A little out of the way, but we have family there and we wanted to make a little family vacation out of the trip before little mister makes his debut. We stayed with my Aunt and Uncle's family this time around. They live close to the beach! Yay! Lyndon drug us all out into the water and started splashing around calling out to all sharks in the area that we were there (it was shark week on the discovery channel that week). Cosette loved the beach. She likes playing in the sand and water at the parks in NYC so the beach was like a giant sandbox. She did lose one of her water shoes and if you asks her she will tell you "the purple are gone". I feel bad because she was moderately upset about the ocean sucking her shoe out to sea.
She played ball with Lyndon, and my cousin Patrick. Digging a whole to China. Our second day in VA we spent at Colonial Williamsburg. Such a lovely place. My family would go there whenever w…

Greetings From D.C.

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Greetings from DC! Okay so we are not there now, but we were. We took our time traveling to Tennessee for my sisters wedding. We made stops in DC and Virginia before finally making it to the my home town. Having a large extended family made all this extra stopping possible.
Lyndon and I have only been to DC together once when we were first married (post here), so we were excited to head back and go to some of the museums we missed out on the last time we were there. Sadly, we did not get to spend as much time in DC as we wanted to. Our little mister was giving me some pretty bad/painful contractions, so we cut our day there short. We still managed to see enough to feel like our day there was worth while. Washington Monument.
Cosette showing off her new pink sandals. Outside the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Absolutely loved the first ladies section. They had on display some of their outfits from while their husbands were in office. I enjoyed seeing how styles changed through o…

Govenors Island

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I have loved our summer in the city (I am not ready for it to be over). There is so much to do! I love it! While my Momma was visiting we took a trip to Govenors Island. It is just a 15 minute ferry ride from downtown and it is only open during the summer. The weekend we went a French style carnival opened. Cosette being obssesed with carousels we decided to make the trip out there. It was worth it. We are going to go again. 

Goofing around on the ferry ride over.

Playing with a balloon. She loves balloons.

She was very excited to ride in the pink car. She is a very girly girl. 

This is a 100 year old carousel. She rode it three times. The horses mane and tails were made out of real hair. 

The fair ground. I can't wait till we go back to France.

She likes to go fast which is probably why she loves swings. Lyndon pushed her on the boat swing for a long  long time. He is a good daddy. 



It started to rain while we were there, but we came prepared. Rain jackets and ponchos for all of us. On …

Birthday Weekend Part 2: Central Park Fairy Tale

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One thing I love about Lyndon is that when I suggest we do something or tell him that there is something I eventually want to do in life he makes it happen, and pretty quickly. That is the setting for the second night of  my birthday celebrations.
Once again I had no idea what the plans were for the evening. All Lyndon would say was the time and what I should wear. He told Cosette what the plans were and tried to get her to hint them to me, but she is two and it did not quite click. We took the train down to Columbus Circle where Lyndon then lead me and Cosette over to the south side of Central Park which is the best place to go for a carriage ride. Yes, Lyndon's plan was to take me and Cosette on a horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park! Pretty darn romantic. It is one of those things that I wanted to do eventually during our time in NYC, but not high on my priority list because we are going to be here a while and have plenty of time to do it. Of course, I told Lyndon that…

Birthday Weekend Part 1: Chocolate Tour

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This post should actually be titled Lyndon is the best husband ever. I have been saying that a lot lately on here, but he really is. He tries really hard to make me happy and do special things for me. He pretty much rocks! He knows how to plan a special event, let me tell you. Best Valentine's Days, birthdays, and anniversaries since getting married to him. This year my birthday was done in two parts, well maybe three. He had to work late on my actual birthday so we did not do anything special but the next two nights he had made major plans. And he loves surprising me. So I had no idea what was going to happen.

This cupcake is actually part one of my birthday. Lyndon did bring me home a cupcake on my birthday with 25 five flowers, and 25 pieces of chocolate from Mariebelle. He "had" to eat some of the chocolate pieces so there would be 25 in the box when he gave it to me. Life is hard sometimes.
That weekend he surprised me by taking Cosette and I on a chocolate tour of th…

Moving and Such

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Moving. This is what our apartment looked like for a few days. We moved to a two bedroom apartment in our building. The move in date got moved up a week earlier so we were not as prepared as could have been and all of our friends who could help us were gone. But we did it! And we LOVE our new place! We now have tons of windows that stream in lots of sunlight instead of only having one. I no longer feel like we live in a cave, and let me tell you it feels good. We can see the Empire State Building from our window. It is a whole new NYC experience. All of our things fit. It is amazing! I am no longer having to find super creative ways to fit everything in our apartment. For the last two years our apartment was like a puzzle. If a piece was out of place it just did not work. Extra space does wonders my friends. 

If moving was not enough we headed out of town for my sister's wedding. Yay! Lyndon is no longer the lone in-law on the Dunn side. And I am not the only married sibling. We ma…

Summer Visitors

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We had some visitors in July. Lydon's Aunt and cousins came to visit some family and we were able to meet up with them for a little bit. Lyndon took them around 5th Ave and Grand Central. We enjoy visitors because it gives us a chance/excuse to enjoy what our city has to offer. It gets us out of our everyday routine and do something fun.

My Momma came up for a visit too. We also took her to Grand Central. She had not been yet and really wanted to go. It was a low key visit. It is nice since she has come to the city a lot we have done most of the sights so we can take it easy when she comes. We had lunch with Lyndon one day at work and she got to see the spectacular views from his office. It is just as good or better than the Empire State Building. Cosette was in heaven having Grandma here. When we went to pick her up from the Megabus Cosette ran up to her and would not let anyone but Grandma hold her. 


I think the highlight of Grandma's visit for Cosette was making a cake with h…