Monday, December 21, 2009

The Holidays

Okay, so Thanksgiving is long gone,but we failed to put anything about it on our blog, so here it is, just under one month later.
As always, Janna got into the baking spirit with a beautiful, and rather tasty turkey.
But she didn't stop there. She also made two awesome pies. The one shown above is her homemade cherry pie, with intricate lattice work.
For the third straight year we had Thanksgiving dinner with our good friends David and Chantel. This year we ate at their house, and then played games and had pie at ours. As always, there was tons of great food and loads of fun!
So now that we are caught up on holidays that have passed, oh wait, we missed some birthdays. Happy Birthday Shannon (12/1), Katie (12/10), Casey (12/11), Little Josh (12/14), Ashley (12/16), Jessica (12/17), and Scotty (12/20). Sorry if that seemed like some sort of rapid fire birthday acknowledgment, but it needed to be done.
Janna had the girls make a gingerbread house. Janna practically had to hide in the corner, plug her ears, and hum to herself to let the girls build this on their own, but they were able to do it. As you can see, Anna ate more than she put on the house, but her print was definitely left in the houses construction. Alyssa is the one that put the army guys outside the door. I thought it was to shoot Santa when he comes out, but she told me she was thinking more along the lines of shooting the wicked witch.
The picture above is of Alyssa and her good friend Tabitha. They both performed as part of their third grade holiday program. Tabitha recited her poem, while Alyssa played the recorder. In the video below, Alyssa can be found sitting slightly off center to the right of the screen. The program contained songs about Christmas and Hanukkah.
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Alyssa's Special Day

We baptized Alyssa today, at the Amherst ward chapel in Williamsville, New York. We decided to wait and do it in December because we were hoping that we would be moving back to the west this month, and Alyssa could then be baptized in front of her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. With us making the decision to stay locally, Alyssa was baptized on a Saturday in which many of her member and non-member friends were able to attend. It was a very special day.
Alyssa with Dad in matching white jumpers.
From front right to back left: Charlotte, Anna, Ambrey, Tabitha, Alyssa, and Ellie.
Janna and Alyssa in front of the font after the baptism.
Alyssa and Josh in front of the font after her baptism.
The whole family after her baptism and confirmation.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Celebration!!!

In celebration of what was a big day for our family, a trip to the Anchor Bar seemed to be appropriate. It was our first trip to the home of the original buffalo chicken wings, even though we have now lived here for two and a half years.All fed and watered with acid indigestion. Good times!
Posing in front of some license plates at the Anchor Bar from left to right: Ellie, Ambrey, Alyssa, Anna, Tabitha, and Charlotte.
It could probably be argued David and I have spent more time together over the past 28 months than either of us spent with our families. And now they are headed to Albuquerque, and we are headed to... Buffalo? Right.
Anna's asthma kicked in when she got sick, so here she is doing her breathing treatment while sitting warmly under one of her new presents from Grandma. Kind of a funny story, but Anna has a favorite blanket. It's another one from Grandma, white with little red hearts on it. Well on Sunday Janna and I were resting on our couches with blankets, and Anna came to Janna so they could lay down together. Janna told her to go get her blanket, so Anna went upstairs to her room. After a couple of minutes Anna came back down the stairs empty handed and agitated. I asked where her blanket was and she grunted in an angry manner and pointed up the stairs. I got up to see what the problem was and found that she had tried to man-handle her big, new, heavy blanket down the stairs and it had gotten wrapped around the rail at the top of the stairs. She had left her "favorite" blanket laying on the floor in her room.
Anna and the girls posing with the birthday cake. Poor Anna wasn't feeling well so she didn't get to blow out her candles.

The "Happy Birthday" video for Janna and Anna

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

The End is Near

No, the end of the world is not here, at least as far as I know. The end I am referring to is the end of school. Okay, so maybe the title is a bit dramatic, but I have been in school for what seems like forever. My last clinical day is scheduled as December 11th, the same day that Anna turns 2 and Janna turns 22 (or something like that). That means that I only have five weeks left; only 16 days of clinical. I have thought about this end for awhile now, anticipating it, and now that it is so close, it almost feels surreal.

I had hoped that by this time I would have all of our moving arrangements lined up, and dates finalized for our trip back across the country to some exciting place in the west. That hope however, will not be realized, at least not at this time. No we will be staying here in Williamsville, at least for another six months. I confess that I am a little disappointed that we will not be moving closer to family, but at least we can let the girls finish out their school year, and I will be able to sign with a good anesthesia group that I am pretty comfortable with. So in response to the poll which has been on our blog for the last month, we will be stayin' put.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Fun!

Check out these cute girls, they take after Josh of course. (Ha, Ha)
The Family and Ambrey's everyday look. She is so funny. She can come up with the funniest face expressions. (Here she forgot to smile)
Now Alyssa here has a face in the running. And look Ambrey is smiling! Yea!!!

beautiful Anna

This is Jenna and Ambrey at their school dress up show. It was very cute. They got to go on stage and cheer for all the fun costumes. I missed Alyssa's. Sorry lulu.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tiffany


Tiffany Denise Moller-Knudsen

1974-2007

Love you and Miss you!


10 things Tiffany loved

1.Pot Stickers

2.Sunflowers

3.Living on her own

4.Playing cards

5.Eating at Denny's

6.Unicorns

7.Star Trek

8.Europe

9.Grandmas potato salad

10.Working at Walmart

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Marker Mayhem

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So I am home alone with Anna during the day now and sometimes I find it to be a "little too quiet". I sometimes find her playing in her room, sometimes she is looking at books in Alyssa & Ambreys room but not this day. She found a marker and decided to have fun with it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fun Pictures


Mom, Ambrey, Me, Lyssa, Natalie, and my sister Kiersten!

Alyssa being crazy

Kiersten hiding

Go BYU!!! Neighborhood kids

First day of School

Ambrey at her desk

On the bus

Anna ready to go to school with big sisters

Ready to meet the teacher's

Friday, September 11, 2009

Darth Vader Plays Golf

This is hilarious, check it out.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rudy (The Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Story)

If you have not seen this, check it out. We both got a kick out of it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Ape!

Sorry, wrong ape. Happy birthday Apryl!!!
Thanks for all of the wonderful memories! We hope that you have a wonderful birthday! Click on this link to view some more fun facts about Apryl.
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Friday, August 7, 2009

Alyssa's Eighth Birthday

Eight years ago today, at 10:40 AM (MST), Alyssa Denise Vincent was brought into this world.
She was born on a Tuesday morning, to a couple of new (clueless) parents who love her very much.
Her birth took place in the O.R. at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. It was a pretty exciting morning. She has wanted her ears pierced for quite sometime, so we told her that for her birthday we would take her to get them pierced. Here is some video. See the next post for the actual piercings.

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The Piercings

Alyssa was amazing; she did not even flinch! Watch if you dare!

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Ty

Happy Birthday Ty!
Dude, You're almost 30!!! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Grandma Farah, we hope you have a wonderful day! Love from Anna, Ambrey, Alyssa, Janna, and Josh

Hey, by the way, who is that scary old guy sitting next to you?