I hope all of you had wonderful celebrations ! You know when your children grow and and get married, there are so many compromises to be made for the holidays. Time has to be shared between both families.
So the holidays can be very stressful for many. I miss the days of spending Christmas with my sisters and their families, we don't get to spend any holidays together.
My son and his dear wife host Christmas, and it is a labor of love! They have 4 little ones , so it takes a lot to have the house looking beautiful and entertain for so many!
The ceramic tree I made for my mom so long ago gets displayed, which I do appreciate!
The table is set beautifully! Edited to add, son, set the table, that was his job growing up!
Lenox Tartan cloth and napkins, Waterford platinum stems.
Not a detail left out!
Many appetizers including dh's antipasto platter.
We also had shrimp cocktail, beef wellington bundles, sweet and sour pork bites*, cheese and vegetable platters and more.
The first course was stuffed baked clams*.
Main was Filet Mignon, Shrimp Francese*, Stuffed lobster tails, twice baked potatoes, carmelized onions*, sauteed mushrooms in wine sauce*. Spinach casserole topped with onion rings*, glazed carrots*, roasted asparagus and assorted breads. Items with a * were my contributions.
The children ate in the kitchen, 8 of them, and then it became the dessert buffet. If you look closely at the snowflake on the door, one of the grandboys added Spiderman! :)
My Yule log, dh's rugelach, and in the bowed silver bowl, I made death by chocolate with homemade peppermint bark as the candy between the layers.
There was also blueberry pie, red velvet cake, chocolate cream pie and cookies. Oh so much food!
The tree was beautiful!
It was a lovely day, and we thanked God for our many blessings, and look forward to the ever expanding family.
The only negative was that my Kdgn grandson had to be taken to the ER after everyone left, as he had an allergic reaction to something, so they were there till 4am! He was given a shot and was much better Monday morning.
Never a dull moment!
Oh, and a wonderful bag of goodies was left there for me by Alma, The Tablescaper. Pictures of that next time!
I hope you were surrounded by those you love this Christmas!
I am joining Marty 's Tabletop Tuesday .
Susan for Tablescape Thursday
Gollum for Foodie Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
We don't take our Christmas decorations down till Three Kings Day, Jan 6. I can't imagine not enjoying them this Christmas week into the New Year holiday. That's what we have always done, and I don't know anyone personally, who takes the decos down right away! But since I started blogging, I have learned others do!