AJ started out my senior season for 2011. I have known AJ her entire life- I remember the day she was born and her Mom (Kris) and Dad (Thad) bringing her over to see us when she was not even a week old. My husband and I had been married for six years and we were just starting to think about having a family. I remember looking at her and wondering how I could ever take care of something so small and breakable. But after seeing the love in Kris and Thad’s eyes I knew we could do it. Two years later we had our first son- Cole.
AJ was always a natural athlete. And she is on the varsity basketball team and has been a state track qualifier for the last 2 years. She medaled in the 300meter hurdles her junior year. Her Dad would be so proud of her. I remember Thad bragging about her qualifying for the state track meet her sophomore year- only several weeks before he was killed in a horrible car wreck.
AJ’s sisters- Marti and Jaelyn helped with the pictures. She also brought along her Grandma, cousin Kate, Mom and two beautiful friends. I had such a wonderful time with them. My daughter Cora played with Kate and Marti as Jealyn played photographer and took pictures.