“Family Fun and Letting Go.” Hybrid Mom Blog, December 3, 2009

Family Fun and Letting Go Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 What a week…we survived our whirlwind trip to the Big Apple.  We arrived on Wednesday, late afternoon and left again at 5pm on Friday. So often we think going across the country for two accumulative days is way too crazy and we choose not to go, but we had the best time.  It was everything we wanted it to be.  All of my husband’s family lives in the NY and Boston areas.  His aunts and their children and now their children have always been a huge part of our lives. Now my children yearn for the rare visits with all of them.  From the minute we all arrive in NY it is endless chatter, laughing and catching up.  As I said in my last blog post, the food is so secondary – the family and the camaraderie is what we all crave.  We all gather on Wednesday night at my husband’s Aunt Ellen and Uncle Stephen’s apartment on the Upper East Side.  That night there were 16 people for her famous Mac and cheese and Ham.  She is a writer and lives a very quiet life…I tip my hat to her for being so gracious and having enough food for the four teenage boys and all the rest of us.  For my children, I love that they are close to...

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