Sunday, December 28, 2008

Family TIme


I was thinking today that my family is full of performers and life savers.  An interesting combination, right?  Of the 17 of us, 8 have sung danced or acted (or all three) on stage or in front of a group of people.  That includes Niece 1 who must costume herself, even if it is during shopping.

That urge to perform comes from Dad's side of the family.  Mom who always wished us to do something less silly always wanted to be a nurse and transferred that desire to the clan.  We have three RNs, 1 preparing to be an RN, and an EMT.

I don't know what is wrong with the rest of the family members.


Here is the group, minus the Smelliado, who set the camera timer and ran around through the living room to get into the picture.  She did not make it in this picture.  That retina burning glow was on every picture.  Turns out Nephew 2 (who has saved the lives of several people already, we are proud) had a reflective logo on his EMT shirt that caught the flash.  Dad says it is his halo.

Oh yeah, 13 of us played some kind of sports including football, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, track, weight lifting, triathalons, gymnastics, fitness competitions and golf.  We have one in school on a softball scholarship, one about to graduate the PGA school, a pitching coach, and 2 that make the local paper weekly for high school sports.  I guess sports should count for something.

Needless to say, there are a lot of drama queens in the bunch.  Does every family have that?

Normal Girl