I have known this family forever. At the risk of really dating myself, I will admit that back in my teaching days, I taught the parents when they were in high school. Then many years later, I taught both of the kids.
Kory was in my son's class, and they have been good friends for a long time. Kory has spent many hours at our house over the years, and even though they are about to graduate from college, they still hang out over the summer and when they are both home.
I also took both Kory and Marissa's senior pictures, and one of the chocolate labs was in those pictures too. Sometimes it's hard to get animals to look directly at the camera, but these dogs were pretty photogenic!