this weekend we celebrated christmas in july... organized by the wonderful, talented emily province. thanks em! thursday night the ladies of 6 fierce (that's us) hosted a ginger bread making party complete with hot cocoa, marshmallows, poinsettias, candles, christmas tunes and mistletoe. friday night was christmas eve. we hung our hand-made stockings, put our secret santa presents under the christmas tree and wrote letters to santa while indulging in christmas goodies by twinkle light (my personal christmas/romantic favorite).
the next morning we all came over in our jammies and opened presents and stockings (emily must have been up all night because she wrote replies to everyone's letters to santa), ate christmas pancakes and played games. the house was filled with adorable little "orphan" girls and friends that i love. it was amazing to me how much it felt like christmas... until i stepped outside into the 107 degree sunshine. my very first christmas in july. i loved it!
this was the sign hanging on emily's door. it read, "no need to know... it's christmas and you're family. come on in!" so sweet.
a few of the gingerbread houses
(dan's red top projects, kristin's beautious cabin and kyle's famous tucahn mountain... in honor of the 2009 cast of tuacahn)
the christmas morning scene
emmy... my favorite orphan