Friendship. It's one of the things I have grown to treasure more and more as the years go by. I have known Kristy and Brannon since we were kids in school at Alpena. Kristy and I attended North Arkansas College together then College of the Ozarks. We both became teachers, which is what we still do today. She is the one who knew I was pregnant before anyone else, and I have known each of her girls since birth. I'm always honored when they ask me to take their family photos each year.