Yesterday we had a family gathering at our house. We had a lovely day with family members coming from Chicago, several locations in Michigan, and New Jersey. With distances and busy schedules it isn't so often that we can all meet. For a late September day the weather was cooperative so Tony could barbecue. Everyone caught up on family news, new babies coming in the next year (2), eating delicious food, and just enjoying being together. In this busy life, it is important for families to spend time together in this way and really know each other. I am so proud of everyone in my family.