Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal, and we definitely get our fair share of it here at Kiana. The gardeners are busy tending to the endless tulips and daffodils that are spread out all over the property. After a crazy winter of “snowmageddon” in Western Washington it’s certainly good to see something new! The Geese have returned with their new little babies; they’re growing so fast. Despite having our own kitty cat, we have a population explosion of baby bunbuns that are simply adorable as well. We’ve taken a break from our spring auction season to bring you some thoughts on one of our favourite springtime holidays.
Easter Sunday at Kiana is always a brunchy extravaganza. Tickets always sell out super fast, as the kids are always eagerly awaiting a meet and greet with the Easter bunny himself and searching out the delectable candy filled eggs hidden outside. Year after year, we always prepare copious amounts of food to enjoy, and we have many families who have made Kiana their easter tradition. Aside from the traditional ham meal, Kiana carries our own tradition by serving our signature salmon. The one time we tried to go in a different direction and take it off the menu for the holiday, we nearly had a mutiny on our hands!
Every year it’s so heartwarming to watch the little one’s faces light up when Mr. Easter Bunny makes his entrance, and as they search through their eggs for the magical golden ticket. Being at Kiana for ten years now, my favourite year was one where a little boy with a huge heart gave away his prize to a disabled, wheelchair bound little girl. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place after that. It’s never a bad day when you get to witness such random acts of kindness. It teaches us all a lesson in humility and being humble. So, if you’re not a new year resolution type of person, maybe this spring we can all focus a little more on these types of lessons and how we can improve our world. Until next time..