July 18, 2012 CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! Squeeeee!!! I’m SO excited! OMG I’m so psyched I can’t even chill long enough to tell you why. LOL I’m such a spaz sometimes! OK, so here’s why I’m excited: You know how my dad’s all into family days? And last time we had a super fun time mini golfing? (Even though I jumped on some random guy thinking it was my dad!) Well, my dad came up with a super awesome idea for this Sunday: Christmas in July! What’s that, you ask? Good question! It’s pretty much Christmas…in July. Hey, you ask an obvious question, you get an obvious answer! 🙂 It’s basically like pretending it’s Christmas when it’s not, which is all kinds of awesome. We’ll take the fake tree down from the attic and set it up. And then we’ll spend the afternoon decorating and stuff. That’s my favorite part! I’ve made some awesome ornaments through the years, like the type I carved everyone’s faces into apples. OK, so that was actually a REALLY bad idea, because they were kind of INSANELY heavy, and they rotted in like, a day, but it was SUPER fun to make them! Since we’ll be pretending like it’s the real holiday, we’ll also give each other gifts. But here’s the thing: They have to be things we already own. That was actually my idea…I’m kind of broke! But I think that makes it WAY more fun. My mom has these super cute blue earrings I hope she gives me. But I’m pretty sure I’ll end up with a pair of her super high-waisted mom jeans, or maybe socks. I think my mom has a secret underground room that’s SO filled with socks they come out like an avalanche when you open the door, because she gives me the same ones EVERY Christmas. I know EXACTLY what I’m giving everyone! I have these really cute mittens from when I was a kid. I was thinking I’d draw Miss Penelope on one of them so Brianna never has to miss her friend when it’s cold out. Awesome idea, right? Then for my mom, I thought I’d give her this cute shirt that ties in the front. I’m pretty sure she’ll never wear it (even though she’ll be all like, “Wow Nikki, this is so darling!” just to be nice. My mom ALWAYS uses weird words like that!!) I think she totally should wear it though. Hey, mom’s can dress cute too! Maybe she’d let me do her hair and makeup. She’d be like my life-size Barbie. 🙂 I have no clue what I’ll give my dad. I’m pretty sure he won’t wear my bubble gum pink nail polish. And I highly doubt he’ll like a collection of worn teen magazines. (Though I’d be psyched to get either of those things!) If I only had a secret drawer filled with power tools, or some old golf clubs, or basically ANTHING that’s a man gift! Hmmm….gift for dad, gift for dad, gift for dad…(Sometimes if I repeat something over and over again, I get really good ideas!) I GOT IT! So picture this: I’ll get an old shoebox, and paint it in manly colors. You know, like green and navy blue. Then I’ll make a little hole in the side of it. This way, he can put it on the ground across the room and use it to practice golfing. It won’t be a super hard shot or anything, but between you and me, he could use the practice. Then maybe NEXT time we go mini golfing, I won’t have to let him win!