Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas with Grand Matriarch

Christmas afternoon, Lulu went to spend some much anticipated time with her dad while Bro, Dear Husband, and I went to dinner at my parents' home. Grand Matriarch and Rick had arrived and I was very anxious to spend some time with them for the holiday. How many years has it been since I spent Christmas with Grand Matriarch? Too many!

We were also very blessed to have cousin Brian with us. He is autistic and we have to make special arrangements to have him come over to the house. It is always a pleasure to have him with us, especially during the holidays.

Dinner menu

Beef tenderloin

Lobster tail

Corn casserole

Mashed potatoes

Cranberry sauce


Squash soup

Green bean almondine (sans the almonds, oddly enough)

Dear Husband (of course) made sure that everyone had wine with dinner. Again, no seafood for little Bro.

There were plenty of gifts for everyone. Bro loved his new LIVE Elmo (from Fairy Grandmother),
but could hardly keep his hands off of his new activity table (from Grand Matriarch) long enough to open his other gifts.

Last but SO NOT LEAST, we had loads of baked goods for dessert. The dessert menu included: homemade cookies (from Fairy Grandmother AND my wonderful "Bakerella" aunt), strawberry shortcake, pumpkin pie, chocolate covered pretzels, and baklava.


Manic Mommy said...

Evan would've surely called this a feast! GM has a beautiful home and tree.

Grand Matriarch said...

And we had a WONDERFUL time!!!!