Tuesday, November 20, 2012

MasterChef Australia!!!

MasterChef Australia is a great show!  When it's on, we get it 5 days a week.  There are TONS of episodes.  The thing that makes it really cool is that the judges and contestants are all so nice!  The contestants don't stab each other in the back and they even help each other!  
Anyway, the other night (a couple of weeks ago) some friends of ours were in town and wanted to go to Chili's, so we went over to the mall to eat :)  When we got there we saw that the bookstore had the Judges (and very famous chefs/restaurant owners) inside signing cookbooks!   
When we got inside, they had just closed off the line, so we weren't allowed to go through the line and get them to sign a cookbook or get a pic with them :(   
So... we stood as close as we could and took pics :) haha!  (and I didn't have my camera, only my phone to take pics)...
Here's Gary... 
 Here's George with my friend Amy :)
 And my attempt at a picture "with" George :) haha!!
 George and Gary with the Bookstore Staff :)
These guys are big stars here in South Asia (and big stars in Australia)... They are super nice :)  I love randomly running into celebrities :)  (To see other posts about famous people we've run into, click HERE)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Weekend Getaway!!

 During the Diwali holidays, the kiddos had off almost a week of school.  So, us and some of our friends went on a getaway!  We went just a little outside of the city to another state and stayed at a fun resort.   Look at the view from our room!  Fun hunh?
 Aashini and Diya got to play a lot with their buddies Sanjana and Sandeep :)
 The kiddos had a great time on the outside play area :)
 The boys spent most of their time playing sports! haha!  They played Badminton (pictured below), Tennis, Water Polo and Cricket at any chance they got! :)  They played ALL day long! haha!
 The hotel also had an indoor play area.  They kids had a lot of fun at that one too :)
 It had a crazy slide that was super steep and fast!  They usually ended up sliding across the floor  a few feet after they slid off :) haha!
 We all tried the slide too :) haha!
 There were fountains and water everywhere!  The kids loved it!
 haha!  This picture cracked me up! :)
In the mornings and evenings it was pretty chilly... but in the afternoons it was pretty warm!  We took advantage of the warmth and played at the awesome pool!
The pool had an awesome waterslide!!!! :)   It was super fast!  It was supposed to be for people 8 yrs old and younger... but a few of us got on it a few times while they weren't looking :) haha! 
 Every night, we all went to the boys' room and played games!  We stayed up late playing tons of games!!  It was fun :)
 Adam and the kiddos racing on Diwali morning :) 
 Diya and Deepa at the fun playground :)
 We took lots of funny pictures :)  
 One of the mornings all of the girls went to the spa :)  I got a great foot massage!  Here is Deepa getting a Foot Spa :)
 They also had a Billards room :)  We even played pool!
 This picture makes me laugh! :)
 Deepa always had tons of fun snacks!! :)  Here are the girls enjoying their lollypops :)
 Group picture of the guys :)
 An attempt at a jumping picture with the girls :) haha! :)
It was a fun getaway :)