Emily’s Easter

Sat night

Nearly two dozen family members gathered in Jersey City to celebrate Easter with Emily.  The weekend events kicked off with Friday’s celebration of Michele and Rich’s 33rd wedding anniversary.  On Saturday, Aunt Grace and Uncle Jim reserved the neighborhood Italian restaurant.

During the afternoons, the ladies caught up on family gossip, while Miles and the guys shot hoops at the neighborhood park.

During the afternoons, the ladies caught up on family gossip, while Miles and the guys shot hoops at the neighborhood park.

Easter Day:  Emily looked like a J Crew model in her Easter outfit, a gift from sister EmTay.

Easter Day: Emily looked like a J Crew model in her Easter outfit, a gift from sister EmTay.

Decorating cupcakes and coloring eggs.

Decorating cupcakes and coloring eggs.

Enjoying the kids

Enjoying the kids.

All of the Colarusso cousins were on hand, including John, Brian, and Catherine from Pittsburgh and David and Annie from Tulane in New Orleans.

All of the Colarusso cousins were on hand, including John, Brian, and Catherine from Pittsburgh and David and Annie from Tulane in New Orleans.

Aunt Colleen made TEAM NED shirts, and this special one just for Emily:  Two Lungs?  So Last Year!

Aunt Colleen made TEAM NED shirts, and this special one just for Emily: Two Lungs? So Last Year!

Catherine, a flower girl at Emily and Miles’ wedding, made Emily a bouquet of non-pollinating roses from tissue, wire, and scotch tape.

Catherine, a flower girl at Emily and Miles’ wedding, made Emily a bouquet of non-pollinating roses from tissue, wire, and scotch tape.

Emily shot this photo while laughing that Miles appeared freakishly large among the rest of his family members and in a room of normal-sized furniture.

Emily shot this photo while laughing that Miles appeared freakishly large among the rest of his family members and in a room of normal-sized furniture.

Cousin Grenye, a 4th year med student at NYU, just received the wonderful news that she has been accepted to her #1 choice for her medical residency -- Mt. Sinai Hospital.  So Gren will be there when Emily returns to Mt. Sinai for her one-year scans with Dr. Flores to hear she is still NED!

Cousin Grenye, a 4th year med student at NYU, just received the wonderful news that she has been accepted to her #1 choice for her medical residency — Mt. Sinai Hospital.  So Gren will be there when Emily returns to Mt. Sinai for her one-year scans with Dr. Flores to hear she is still NED!

Eggs for Emily

Looks like the Easter Bunny has officially joined Team EmBen!

EmBen Easter Eggs

Here’s hoping that you and yours had an eggcellent holiday together.  Tomorrow marks the start of the final ten-day countdown of Emily’s radiation treatments.  While radiation may be taking its toll, unlike the eggs, Emily will never be beaten.  She never fails to look on the sunny-side of things.  That’s all for now, yolks.  Stay tuned for a real update coming soon.

Annie and EmTay's Easter Eggs

Many thanks to EmTay for the 3,287 puns that she supplied for this post (there were too many to include them all!).  She is a good egg, just like her sister 🙂