Happy Easter, my friends! I hope you all are out celebrating with friends and family. Jack and I just got back from church and are already in our sweatpants, coffee in hand ready to relax for the rest of the day and watch some movies.
Our Easter festivities are somewhat lacking this year. In Tennessee we always headed out to the farm, Aunt Willies Wildflowers, to celebrate with Linda and her family and anyone else who found themselves without family. Jack and I are missing this little farm tradition today. In the past six years we've discovered that beginning our own traditions is a difficult task.
The main hiccups to starting/maintaining our holiday traditions include distance from our families and the size of our little family, i.e. Jack and myself. It's hard to make a big to-do for just two. In the past, we have countered these issues by inviting others into our home who may be in a similar situation. However, now that we are in a new city, a new state even, we have very few connections and putting in extra effort for just us often seems pointless. So, while I am typically a sucker for upholding traditions, sometimes you have to be willing to let it go for a time. In light of these things, we have decided to keep things simple this year. Jack made us a fantastic quiche to enjoy and we are going to catch up on a little R&R today and get prepared to take on the world, or at least our work, again tomorrow.
I hope you all are able to enjoy some family traditions today, but if you aren't able to, I encourage you to let it go and just enjoy the day and all the joys it holds for you. Happy Easter!
From Austin, With Love