Monday, December 31, 2007

More Pics

This is a picture of Alyssa and Ambrey in their Christmas dresses that we traditionally get for them each year.
This is one of the first pictures that we took of Anna once she arrived home from the hospital.
Renee and Jayda flew all the way from Utah to see the new baby.

Janna and Anna at breakfast time in the hospital. If you look in the upper right hand corner you will see the bed that I slept in while they were in the hospital.

Renee got to be the first extended family member to hold Anna.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. We enjoyed this version of 12 Days of Christmas from Straight No Chaser, and thought you might as well.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Anna Kay Vincent has Arrived

Today was Janna's birthday, and for her present she received:

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A 7 pound, 1 ounce baby girl, who is 20 inches long, with what appears to be red hair.

Happy Birthday Janna, we love you

More Pics

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Happy Birthday Anna, we are thrilled that you finally decided to join us

Monday, December 10, 2007

School has Ended, Baby Begins

Schools out for winter! I cannot tell you how excited I am to have the first semester over. I have about one month off until next semester starts.

Janna gives birth in the morning. She is excited, but also nervous. Stay tuned for pictures, my goal is to get a few on the blog tomorrow.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Alyssa's New Glasses

For those who do not know, last week we discovered that Alyssa is nearsighted. After a trip to the optometrist Alyssa came away with a pretty new pair of pink glasses. The glasses also came with a hot pink carrying case (sorry, no picture). The most important thing though, is that she has told us that she can see the board at school better now. Alyssa also informed us that Janna's "lines are straighter" too.
What a pretty girl.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy happy birthday Mother and Shannon dears, happy days will come to you for years. If I had one wish then it would be, a happy happy birthday from you to me! I mean to you from me.
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A few quotes for the two mothers

"The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven."
~William Goldsmith Brown

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey

And a fun one just for Shannon:

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. ~Charles M. Schulz
Ha, ha, ha. Just kidding. We love you!!!

Snow at last!
We woke up this morning to somewhere between six and eight inches of snow. This is the second time that it has snowed in the last two days, but yesterday it only snowed about an inch. The locals have told us to plan on not seeing our grass for the next five months.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

videoThis is the first Thanksgiving that we have had away from home, and I have to tell you that I can't wait to do it again (just kidding). Actually it has been fun so far, but it has not been the same without our families. We are very fortunate to have been able to share our Thanksgiving feast with the Dicks, and we will also be getting back together with them a little bit later once everyone has woken up from their naps.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Updates on Janna and the Newest "Little One"

Here is an update on the ongoings of Janna's pregnancy. She recently switched doctors, which also means she will be delivering at a different hospital. It is easy to say that she is thrilled with the switch. Her doctors office is less than a couple of miles away in one direction, and the hospital is less than a couple of miles away in the other direction. The hospital also looks much nicer than the one she would have delivered at.
We were also able to schedule her C-section today. She will be giving birth on December 11th, which means that Janna will be giving birth on her birthday. It's also the birthday of my good friend Casey, so I was thinking that we could name her Jasey (j/k).

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 2007 and Then Some

Happy Halloween! The girls had a lot of fun this year. Alyssa dressed up as a witch, and Ambrey dressed up as a flower ballerina thing. Here are some pictures and a video.
We would also like to wish Grandpa Ed a happy birthday, and wish him many, many more in the future.
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This last weekend Alyssa had the opportunity to sing in a musical with a children's choir. The musical was "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." If you have never seen the musical, it is the biblical story about Joseph and his coat of many colors.

If you are interested in seeing some short clips from the broadway musical, check out the two links that I am posting. The first link will take you to a song that featured Alyssa. This is a clip with Donny Osmond (not the Joseph in Alyssa's musical), but the young man who sang this song sounded very similar only better, his voice was amazing.
http://www.reallyuseful.com/rug/shows/joseph/music/video%20clips/clip1.mov

This next link will take you to a clip of some highlights from the musical (again, not from Alyssa's musical).
http://www.reallyuseful.com/rug/shows/joseph/music/video%20clips/Joseph.mp4

This is a picture of Alyssa before the musical started.
Believe it or not, this picture is of Alyssa during the musical. She is the third person from the right, and the first child on the right. She was the smallest and youngest child to participate in the musical.
Ambrey was absolutely fascinated with Joseph from the musical, so we took her to meet him. This is a picture that we took with him and the girls.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Happy Birthday Jeremy!!!

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Jeremy,
Happy birthday to you!!!

How does it feel to be an old man?Today is Jeremy's 31st birthday, so as a tribute to him, here are a few things that have happened during his lifespan.

This is a list of just a few of the many inventions that have come out since 1976, the year Jeremy was born:
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Cell phones
  • The Walkman
  • Roller blades
  • The first IBM PC
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • CD-ROM
  • The World Wide Web

A few movies since Jeremy was born:

  • Rocky I, II, III,... (you get the picture)
  • Star wars IV, V, VI... (you get the picture)
  • Grease
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Superman I, II, III,... (you get the picture)
  • E.T.
  • Indiana Jones movies
  • Back to the Future movies
  • The Karate Kid movies
  • Batman movies
  • Die Hard movies
  • Terminator movies
Cost of living in 1976:
  • Average cost of a new house: $43,400.00
  • Average income per year: $16,000.00
  • Average monthly rent: $220.00
  • Gas per gallon: 59 cents
  • Plymouth Arrow: $3,175.00
A few quotes for you on your birthday

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~Marc Brown
I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. ~Maya Angelou
It was nice growing up with someone like you - someone to lean on, someone to count on... someone to tell on! ~Author Unknown
Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply... ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814
"Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other-they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other." ~Leonardo Dicaprio

Thursday, October 18, 2007

In Memoriam

On the night of October 15th, 2007, Tiffany Denise Moller-Knudsen passed from this world into the loving arms of her heavenly father. For those of us who were fortunate enough to have known her in this life, she will always be remembered as one of the greatest examples of endurance, patience, love, and kindness.
Memories and thoughts
From Ambrey Lynne:
Ambrey was unable to give us anything intelligible, so we will give you some memories. Ambrey loved to kiss Tiff. She also loved to look at the scars on Tiffany’s legs and inform her that she had an owie (Tiffany would then inform Ambrey that she already knew this). Ambrey also loved to ride around in Tiffany’s Jazzy (motorized chair). Perhaps most of all, Ambrey loved to talk to Tiffany on the phone.
From Alyssa Denise: Thank you for letting me spend time with you early in the mornings. It was fun to sit with you and watch TV (Food Network).
[We lived with Tiffany for about six months before moving to New York, and during those months Janna would send Alyssa up to check on Tiffany every morning. Often times Alyssa would make Tiffany breakfast and then not return to us for hours. She spent that time well, helping Tiffany with anything that she needed, talking with her, and watching TV. Alyssa cherished the one-on-one time she had with her aunt. Tiffany she misses you, but when we told her what had happened she was happy to learn that you can walk again.]
From Josh (a.k.a. Nerd): I first met Tiffany more than ten years ago. My initial impression of her was that she was soft spoken, kind, fun, and competitive. Throughout the years there was never any strife between us. We referred to each other as Nerd (me) and Brat (Tiff), but never in a negative connotation (smiles and laughing usually followed this). In her later years, it is a shame that I have to refer to her early 30’s as later years, her body finally succumbed to the disease that she had been plagued with since she was a young child. During these trials Tiffany was the model of perseverance, endurance, and patience. She loved life, even when she spent so much of her later years ill. Thank you for your example, your friendship, and most of all, for being you. Brat (I am sorry if anyone finds this inappropriate, but Tiff would be smiling right about now), I love you and I miss you.
From Janna: To all of those who visited and helped to watch over Tiffany while she was ailing, I would like to say thank you. I wish that I could tell each of you individually about how you impacted my life through your service. I know that Tiffany appreciated all of your kindness and efforts on her behalf. We miss her terribly, but we also know that she is happy and whole once again. Tiff I love you, and I already miss all of our phone calls. Thank you for choosing to be my sister here on Earth and throughout eternity. Love Janna
From Janna to Tiff, with love: http://ruf.org/sounds/mp3/BeStillMySoul.mp3
Tiff’s obituary: http://www.legacy.com/heraldextra/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=963318

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tiffany Denise Moller-Knudsen

Tiffany Denise Møller-Knudsen February 10, 1974- October 15, 2007We bid a tender farewell to our granddaughter, daughter, and sister, Tiffany Knudsen, 33 who passed into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on October 15, 2007 following complications from a twenty seven year battle with diabetes. Born on February 10, 1974 in Pasadena, California, Tiffany was the first of six children born to Gunnar and Marilyn Møller-Knudsen. Tiffany leaves behind three grandparents: Antonia Møller-Knudsen, Richard Walter and Nola Roberts Johnson; her parents: Gunnar Hendrik Møller-Knudsen and Marilyn Kay Johnson Knudsen; three sisters: Kiersten Kay Møller-Knudsen Bushman, Janna Evelyn Møller-Knudsen Vincent, Renee Sybil Møller-Knudsen Wilkins; and two brothers: Richard Niels Møller-Knudsen and Scott Kristoffer Harold Møller-Knudsen. Preceded in death by her grandfather Niels Frederik Møller-Knudsen.Tiffany attended Sunset and Westridge Elementary Schools, Dixon Middle School and Provo High School. She pursued her higher education at Ricks College, earning an Associates Degree in Arts and Science. She then attended Utah State University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.Tiffany went on to work for Wal-Mart in Logan then moving on to help open Wal-Mart stores in Springville, American Fork, Brigham City, and North Ogden eventually ending as a department manager in Orem and Springville.Tiffany was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving the Lord throughout her life. Tiffany was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, and granddaughter. She is loved by her family and friends and will always be remembered by them. Tiffany was a quiet, gentle woman who bore her health challenges with little complaint and with extraordinary dignity. Her legacy to the world was her love, honor and integrity. From all of us who love you, we know that God will be with you until we meet again. We know you now walk with the angels. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Grandview 18th Ward Chapel, 1220 West 1100 North, Provo . Family and friends may call Thursday from 10-10:40 a.m. at the Grandview 18th Ward building prior to the services. Services under the direction of Myers Mortuary, Brigham City.Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.Condolences may be sent to the family at 1240 W. 1050 N., Provo, Utah 84604. Published in the Daily Herald on 10/17/2007.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

All I Want for Christmas

I told a few of you that I would be posting pictures of Alyssa last week, sorry. For those who don't know, Alyssa lost her two front lower teeth a week ago Saturday. She was pretty excited, so I had her sing you a song and took a few pictures.
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Cute.
This picture is of Alyssa holding the first of two teeth that fell out. She was so excited that she went and pulled out the other.
This last picture is of Ambrey. She is holding her pet potato bug, which she lost only moments after this picture was taken. She was of course devastated, however she rallied her spirits while we searched for another.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy, me haarrty!
That's about all of the pirate talk I can do, but here are some jokes for you.

What is a pirates favorite letter?
Answer: arrrrr

What is a pirates favorite football league?
Answer: Arrrrrena Football (second choice: Major League Soccarrrrr)

What is a pirates favorite restaurant?
Answer: Arrrrrby's (second favorite: Arrrrrtic Circle)

Who is a pirates favorite politician?
Answer: Arrrrrnold Schwarzenegger

For anyone with kids, click on this link to let them watch a fun(?) video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI

Friday, September 7, 2007

Janna and Ambrey Take off, and Alyssa Goes to School

Before I say or do anything else I need to apologize about the quality of the photos. Janna took the camera with her, so I had to use my phone. This first photo is suppose to be of Janna and Ambrey at the airport. Good luck picking them out, it is kind of like a real life "Where's Waldo" picture, only the picture quality is terrible. They left on the 6th to go home to visit with family. In case you are reading this, "hi hon, we love and miss you (and Boo too)." Yes that's right, Alyssa is stuck with dad. She missed Janna the first night, but she hasn't mentioned her in a while (like maybe 30 minutes). Alyssa had to stay because she started school this week. When she came home today the first thing she told me was that she had homework, and she was smiling while she said it. It must be great to be clueless.
This is a picture of Alyssa getting onto the school bus for her second day of school. Sorry about the sun.
This is a picture of Alyssa the morning after Janna left. I am proud to say that this is the best hairdo have ever done on a girl. Sure it doesn't look even, but look how tight that pony tail is!

Jeremy sent me an email with a link to a website that will estimate how long you will live. According to poodwaddle, my real age is 11.5 years old, and since the average life expectancy is 74 years, I supposedly can expect to live until I am 90.5 years old. Try it, it's kind of fun.

Friday, August 31, 2007

It's a BOY!!!

Just kidding, she's still a girl. Janna had her real ultrasound (not just a gender check) today and it appears that everything is in good working order. We thought that you might like to see what the new baby will look like, so here are some pictures from the ultrasound. The above picture is of her profile, with her head on the right and legs on the left.
This is a picture of the babies face. If you can find her mouth (which is located where it should be) you will see that it kind of looks like she is smiling.
This is the last picture. If you look closely you can see both of her arms and hands. While you cannot see it in any of these pictures, the babies heart is beating well. She is a very active child, especially when Janna is trying to rest. Janna reports being kicked by her frequently.

Here is a message from the girls, we hope that you enjoy it.
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