Life has been like a game of chubby bunny in the junior high youth group. Shout out to my friend Mark D. who won that game every time we played it. For those unacquainted, you shove mini-marshmallows in your mouth and whoever can say “chubby bunny” with the most marshmallows in, (none falling out) wins.
We’ve packed a lot of figurative marshmallows into our lives in the past few weeks. But, can we still say “chubby bunny” you ask? It’s more like chu-eee un-eee, but hey, close enough! We survived!
And now, chubby bunny hits the blog. Prepare yourself for a very stuffed post.
December brought our nightly advent reading by the tree with p-jams. (And an unusually headless Elianna pictured here).
We spent a memorable night out with family enjoying the supreme cuts of meat at Fogo de Chao, followed by a rousing and just-plain-great performance of Les Mesirable at the Orpheum. Here are my bro and sis-in-law. They’re funny and photogenic.
I also enjoyed the Creme Brulee. One of my faves.
Of course there were plenty of ordinary moments as well. Lots of them squeezed in there. Like fun with counting bears. Who doesn’t like bears in a muffin tin? So many sorting possibilities.
I’m doing my best to take cool pics these days. Right-o.
There’s been lunch time excitement with chocolate chips and afternoon adulation while finishing schoolwork. Just kidding about the adulation part. I just like saying afternoon adulation for the alliteration. Amazing, as always.
Eat chocolate much? No. Why no. Of course not. What would give you that idea?
Spelling is so sweet in the sunlight. (I’m sorry. I can’t stop.)
Next came the dance recital. The girls have only been in dance for two months. They’ve loved every minute of it. Therefore, I’ve loved it too.
Phew. Lots happenin’! It’s always helpful to make lists at such a busy time. I’ve got a few list makers under my roof.
Don’t forget to make cookies! That’s a must. And some stockings too.
And there’s nothing like an exhilarating game of don’t-let-the-balloon-touch-the-floor after the gifts have been opened!
And who could guess, but more creme brulee! If ever there’s an opportunity to use a torch of any size, kitchen or otherwise, I take it. And I teach my children to do the same.
And more presents and more fun and more family and more food! And my nephew turned 16. Knock me over.
And more gifts! Crazy, I know!
If I looked this cute with Hello Kitty fashion stickers stuck to my face, you can be sure I’d have them on everywhere I went. You won’t be seeing them on me anytime soon.
And another day, another celebration, another birthday, and guess what else? More cookies! Cookies with helping hands to arrange and touch each one before they are taken to the table. As it should be.
In the midst of it all, we must make time for pretty painted nails and puppet shows!
And with NO SNOW to frolic in, we end the month by slipping and sliding on the ice in the dark with the family. Treacherous? Nah. The ice is about the same slippery in the light as it is in the dark.
About the same fall factor, I’d say. And the same fun factor.
I guess that about wraps it up. Chubby bunny, indeed.
Thanks Lord for a chubby bunny kind of life. And thanks for always making room for one more marshmallow, one more blessing, one more chaotic day, one more lesson in love.