I lit this candle first thing this morning...and all the kids awoke to the house "smelling like Christmas!"
They were excited to see a few presents from mom and dad near the fireplace. And it warms my heart that they act surprised every. single. year. : )
Flynn and I went down to the basement and dug out her favorite movie. Which we may or may not have watched on an endless loop all day long.
Except when we took a break to read this old favorite. It always amazes me how long those little batteries last in these things!
We baked a chocolate cake in these special Christmas tree cake pans that belonged to my mother. She used to make a birthday cake in them for her own mother every year. I can still remember...vanilla cake with white icing and sliced bananas in-between the layers. My Grandma's favorite. : )
At the end of the evening, we lit this sweet scented candle...
and finished off our day of Christmas fun with a slice of yummy cake.
Which is blurry because apparently I couldn't wait to have some...
Christmas in July 2014 is in the books. Now we return to our beautiful summer with the promise of autumn and Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas awaiting us in the days ahead.
Merry Christmas in July, friends!