Michael. This guy. The paterfamilias of this supersize crew. Speaker. Futball fanatic. Financial advisor. Best date. My one and only for over a quarter century.
Oldest of the tribe. Soulful singer. Speaker of French, curator of the laboratory petri dish. University of Texas at Austin graduate.
Second of the tribe. Professional dancer. Director of 2dance2dream. Business major. Organized artist, that rare breed.
Third of the tribe, oldest of the man cubs. Videographer, photographer, graphic designer. Teller of stories through word, visual and sound. Business major. Protective older brother.
Fourth of the tribe, third of the girls. Voracious reader. Voracious writer. Wearer of the hearing aids, keeper of the sass. Excellent cook, runner like her mama.
Fifth of the tribe, second of the man cubs. Dancer extraordinaire, purveyor of documentaries and classic films. Comedic. Ironic. Currently excelling in the pestering arts to the younger siblings.
Sixth of the tribe, fourth of the girls. Serious, wildly funny. Compassionate friend, emotive dancer, dedicated student. Not one to blend into the crowd. Ever.
Seventh of the tribe, fifth of the girls. Sweet Merci. Master of the funny face. Keeper of the details. Relentless shepherd of her twin brother. Continuing her victory over a stroke at birth.
Eighth of the tribe, third of the boys, baby of the family. Quirky, loving. Video game expert and aficionado. Often talks like Yoda, he does.