After the game we went back to my brother's house for a cookout. The food was great--shiskabobs of beef, chicken and lamb with three sauces, spinach balls, lots of sides, and an apple cake. My parents and uncle and aunt were there visiting also as well as my brother's wife's family. It was a perfect family gathering--no drama, just stories and laughter.
I hope we can come back again every year, because we need more family moments like this. I often feel so small and vulnerable as a family in Plano, and it was nice to be surrounded by love.