When we moved to our current home some 40 years ago, we would still travel to Madison for every holiday. That tradition continued until my parents and/or one of her sisters were too old to host the gathering anymore. Meanwhile the cousins all grew up, married, and had extended families to spend holidays with.
My husband has two surviving siblings - a brother who lives about 5 hours away and a sister who lives 3 hours away. Each has families of their own.
We had a lot of good times during those years and now that there is just Mr. D and I, it's too quiet. But I guess that is the cycle of life. And I am thankful that I'm still able to enjoy a holiday, albeit a quiet one. I'm also thankful that I have those fond memories (and can still remember those times - he he).
Whatever you do for Easter, we hope you can enjoy the beauty of the day and remember why it is we celebrate Easter.
Easter Blessings to each of you,
P.S. Last minute update - turns out we have an invitation for tomorrow for dinner. Will be going to Son-in-law's brother's house for the day. It's a long story, but I can share that part some other post. So we'll be with family after all!