Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015 at the Robinson Cottage

The night before we had the table set with Nana's China. 

Dressing the turkey the night before.

Turkey served Thanksgiving day with garnishes. 

 Cornflakes made into holly. And this year we experimented and made Paula Dean's Pecan Tart! turned out delicious.

 Never can have enough pies!

 Lots of glassware and candles. We like to eat our Thanksgiving dinner later in the evening.

Making our feather hats! We now have grandchildren in the family and need some entertainment
 Baby Indie with her turkey glasses that Oakley colored for us to wear.
 Shelese, Raymie, Indie and Regen.
Shalana and her feather hat creation. Brightyn, Britney and Colby.

Raymie wasn't so sure about the Pie Face Game. Oakley thought it was hilarious.

 1 year old Brightyn wanted to try. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Welcome to our home, this is our family tradition of LGC. (Larsen Girl Club) This year we celebrated our 23rd year of Aunts and 1st Cousins meeting the Saturday before Thanksgiving for creating.

Welcome to our home. Put up lights to make people feel welcome, a guest should always feel happy in your home.

The guest bedroom if you feel the need to sleep over. Your always welcome.

 The antique hutch lights the entrance and invites you into a cozy fire with a kettle of potpourri bubbling on the fireplace.

The cozy living room.

Details in the decor.

Set up for the 25 guest in a room that barely fits 10. We laugh all day moving around one another trying not to touch paint brushes on our clothes!

Gentry drew little table doodles on brown paper used as table covers.

Holiday cheese wreath, Shalana's Lasagna soup

 Jule's Peanut Brittle and Mary Lu's Popcorn Balls (LGC favorites)

Hot rolls out of the oven every hour, variety of soups, and all kinds of treats to munch on. No one is on a diet this day of the year.

 "Christmas Cosmopolitan" a holiday drink made from cranberry Juice, ginger ale, cranberries, sliced limes, oranges and sprigs of rosemary. With LOTS of ice.

 This year our theme to LGC was "A family that sings together stays together" We grew up with music as a strong part of our family core. Susan, Jule and Mary Lu were taught to harmonize with one another from a young age. All of the cousins love to hear them sing at family parties. This year we sang together songs from our past.

 Creation #1 was this winter moon to hang on your front door.

Creation #2 was this holiday star.

Creation #3 was our LGC bracelet 

Aunt Jule pouring pearl tea and making Julekaga (ul-la-ka-ga) in memory of her name. We come from Norwegian heritage and this year we wanted to honor it by making this holiday bread. We followed the recipe on an old card written by Grammy (our beloved Grandmother)

Julekage served with pearl tea or pero.

Lots of laughs and memories made at LGC 2015, we started at 11am and ended around midnight.
xoxo, the Robinson Girls