Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas in July

2012 marks our 5th year in our home! Ever since buying our house and moving in together we have hosted an annual 'Christmas in July' party! A tradition we started as a young couple and have continued throughout the years. It was never planned or organised as a specific tradition but as the years have rolled by our 'Christmas in July' has stuck...and I LOVE it! Some years have been huge, some have been small, some have been during the day and some have ended in the early morning with drunk boys skating at the skate park...don't ask! Whatever we do, whatever we plan, we always have fun!

This year, July arrived VERY FAST! I absolutely can't believe how fast this year is going! Before I knew it, June was gone and I was turning the page on our calendar to our 'festive' month! Whoops no plans! We decided to keep it very low key and at the last minute I decided that we would have a 'Dessert and Cocktail Christmas in July'

So a 'Dessert and Cocktail' night we had...

Christmas in July is very 'American' so a few years ago I decided I needed a 'tacky Christmas sweater' just like my favourite American Christmas movies! I searched high and low and found this baby! 
It comes out every year! It definitely adds that festive touch to our tradition ;-) 

It was sooooo cold this year and rained non stop the week leading up to our night so we transformed our back room into a "Christmas Wonderland"

Miss Ruby spent the night with us and was a hit with all of our friends! She loves to party! 

 This year I decided to let my hair down and have a few drinks! I have not drunk alcohol in about 4 years, apart from the odd cruiser here and there! I was apprehensive and literally felt nervous about drinking again. Boy am I glad I did! It was just what I needed after an extremely tense month! Our bartender Shane made us the most delicious fruit tingle! My dear friend Amie and I did not hold back on them and we may or may not have ended up on the road playing miniature bowling! It was a night of fun....a different kind of fun that I hadn't had in so long! I didn't get 'drunk' but I felt 'happy' and I didn't have a care in the world that night! I laughed and sung and partied the night away with my favourite people! 


x S.K.K x

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