What makes a family? A family whether small or large, is a family because of shared experiences and unconditional acceptance. Well this past week our house was full of family members of the very large Prokup clan. My dad has 8 siblings and all but 3 attended the first family reunion at our home. Every available bed was taken to accommodate the 20 heads that needed a place to rest after a very successful gathering. A party was planned for not only the reunion but to celebrate the 80th birthday of the head of the clan, my grandpa. There was food, drink, perfectly decorated cakes by my aunt Linda and to end the evening- a spectacular fireworks display, thanks to my dad. And so, we, the Prokups, added to our list of shared experiences in order to continue this very large and unique family.