Yesterday was a day that we look forward to all summer. July 25th. Otherwise known as Christmas in July at the O'Shields' home! We started this tradition a few years ago, but we weren't able to celebrate last year because we were away on vacation. I love making memories and establishing our own family traditions and this is one we can call our own!
We always start by putting up a small tree. Thank goodness the tree and a small bag of ornaments were easily accessible in the storage area right off of the family room. The girls and I enjoyed putting up the tree and reminiscing about the memories that the ornaments conjured up.
Lydia was in charge of setting up the nativity and Mackaylan made a special display with her Barbie dolls and Mickey Mouse nutcracker.
After we had the decorations in place we went to Wal-Mart to do a little shopping. The girls each picked out one gift for each other and then we picked out something for Mickey. It was kind of hard to "surprise" me since I was the one paying, but I picked out two books and let Mackaylan choose which one she thought I would enjoy the most.
After a delicious spaghetti dinner we spent the evening together opening our gifts and watching The Polar Express.
Another Christmas in July for the books. What a fun family tradition!