Having lived in NYC for 10 years, I am pretty familiar with spending
holidays apart from most of my family. As is the case with most city
dwellers, your friends become your family, and you share your customs
and traditions with them. In our current house, we just don't have the
space to entertain. So, we had planned to spend Easter at a restaurant
in the city. Instead, my dear friend Kara (and a brand new resident to
Darien) asked us to spend the day with her and her family. Kara and I
have known each other for 15 years and our last years in NYC were spent
in the same apartment building exactly two floors apart. The last time I
saw her sisters was eight years ago in that very apartment enjoying way too much wine
and Florentine steak!
The Easter Bunny was generous as always and brought the kids so many fun
goodies. His gifts are becoming increasingly more
useful...Flashlights, Footballs, Sunglasses (for vacation), Ponchos (For vacation), toothbrushes and neck rolls. What fun!