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Dinner at the Happy Pig

We were all meeting up at the Happy Pig; the mood was meat, specifically BBQ meat, and as it is a family gathering, all tastes had to be considered. Happy Pig is centrally located, great food and, a big plus with the Happy Toddler, family oriented.

Happy Toddler is so much more verbal these days, which is a joy, and gives us many moments of hilarity, but also can be a pain. He believes that “please” means he will be given what he wants when he wants it. He believes that “all done” means he is free not to eat meals when the rest of us are eating. Ah well – he isn’t quite two and has time to learn all these distinctions. Meanwhile, we have to hide our laughter when he exerts his will so unselfconsciously.

What we loved are the Christmas lights:

This is the angel on the top of the Happy Pig Christmas Tree

Outside lights – Christmas gifts

This is a giraffe

This is a hippo – have you ever seen a hippopotamus in Christmas lights before?

Another Happy Pig pig

A Happy Pig Polar Bear

We are having a particularly good Christmas this year; AdventureMan and I are on the same continent, in the same country, in the same time zone, in the same city, and thanks be to God, in the same house celebrating Christmas. We are so thankful. We are so thankful to be near our son and his wife, and our amazing and darling little Happy Toddler.

He loves the train gifts he got, but, again, this is where almost-two can be hilarious – he got a table and chairs he loves. What he loves is to move those chairs all over the house and to line them up in different ways, often as – a train, LOL. He is so serious, as he is creating, and so focused. You can almost catch a glimpse of him as the adult he will one day be.

December 27, 2011 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Family Issues, Food, Friends & Friendship, Pensacola


  1. where would i buy this pig tree topper? I love it!

    Comment by grace davis | November 30, 2016 | Reply

  2. Sorry, Grace, I have no idea. Sadly, this restaurant is now closed.

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 2, 2016 | Reply

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