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Jan 22, 2018 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: The Family Vail - Then and Now: Part 1

This is too much fun! Jon, “Stretch” Vail studied at the Karate Institute of America way back in his teen years. As destiny commanded, when he graduated from high school he went to college in Arizona, received a degree in geology, married his lovely girlfriend Janice, got a job, settled down and started a family.

Jon has been wonderfully connected to the KIA and, lucky for us, keeps us updated with his life. Following are a half dozen photos of the Vail family from 2008 and 2017. The changes are beautifully dramatic and so much fun to enjoy. So, enjoy them! And thanks, Stretch, for sending them to us to share with other KIA family members. What awesome memories! We all wish you, Janice, Jenny and Ryan a healthy, balanced, harmonious and successful 2018!

Photo #1: The Vail family visits the KIA in 2008 on their vacation. Now prepare yourself for a jump forward in time! Wow!

Photo #2: The Vail Family in Fall/Winter-2017. Is this a cool selfie or what?! It gets even better.

Photo #3: Son Ryan and daughter Jenny in a ballet duo photo. This next photo is absolutely stunning of Jenny.

Photo #4: A truly gorgeous photo of Jenny the ballerina. Beautiful. Graceful. Amazing! Remember photo #1? How the children grow up!

Photo #5: Dad, Daughter, Son (Jon, Jenny, Ryan)

Photo #6: Dad and Son

Thanks, guys. Awesome shots! Next week we’ll have Part 2 of this series. Stay tuned!