There's nothing like a bit of Christmas right smack dab in the middle of summer.
Mama and I have been busy making cookies and singing along with the old Christmas cassette tapes. The 25th of the seventh month in the year, is our official-unofficial Christmas in July. In truth, I hardly need an excuse to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
Baking just one type of cookie wasn't enough, we wanted a splash of holiday goodies and we only had one day in which to do it, so we made up a few favorites:
1. Brownies with Chocolate Frosting2. Peanut Butter Cookies
3. Sugar Cookies & Cream Cheese Frosting
4. Peach Jam Thumbprint Cookies
After all the goodies have been decorated, frosted, dusted and admired, it's time to sit down with a nice strong cup of tea and enjoy our labors. I was so glad to wrap my fingers around my new comfort-mug, the little bird perched on it's handle looks so cheerful at me with every sip. (And it all fits so perfectly because it was a Christmas present from my brother last year.)
To finish the evening off, a modest little turkey accompanied by stuffing and home-made mashed potatoes. Topped off with a silly film titled Elf, which I think is just fun!
I love a reason (any reason) to rekindle the contentedness and love we feel every December the 25th. I hope this will perhaps inspire you to do the same.