Photos of the lake and Rockefeller Center © 2010 Brian Adams
Photos of , Brian, window, quiche, and pie © 2010 Ashley Adams
This Christmas was our first as a married couple and our first in New York, but it still felt like us. As with most holidays, we celebrated in our own way, which is to say leisurely and simply.
Our meal wasn't traditional (dairy-free quiche with ham, vegan cheese, and broccoli, cranberry sauce, French bread and vegan cheeses, pumpkin pie, and Piraat), and neither was our day, but we enjoyed every minute of it. After a Brooklyn morning of crosswording (Will Shortz, you devil, you) and coffee, we tried to do something touristy by going downtown to see the tree at Rockefeller Center with the intention of possibly ice skating. The wait for skating, unfortunately, was almost 2 hours long, and as we pushed through the Manhattan crowds, we missed the cozy, friendly streets of Brooklyn. So we headed back to Park Slope for another lovely stroll and about 2 hours of phone time with family and friends, and then we sat back, clinked glasses, enjoyed a meal and each other.
It might not have been a traditional yuletide celebration, but it was a very merry Christmas all the same. Happy Holidays, everyone!