I decided it was a shame that the family only got together for holidays and birthdays, and made up my mind to have a family meal once a month. Yesterday, a gorgeous, sunny Sunday, we had them over for a late lunch. I made a simple meal of chicken, rice, and cucumber salad, and for dessert we had a light sponge cake with raspberry sauce. It was a harmonious get together, and after everything was gobbled up we put on our coats and took a walk in the sun drenched, gold brown fields. Angelo pushed his mini stroller, admired a helicopter, stomped in puddles. Everyone seemed very happy to be together, and I think it is the start of a new tradition.