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.
video
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.
video
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.