Friday, January 18, 2013

Olivia has created another wonderful newsletter!dd 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Adieu to You and You and You!

Olivia and company came to Utah. We're sad to see her go. But she's lookin' good with a new 'do and two cute boys in tow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Olivia Has Skills!

Once again Olivia shines with design!
She does our newsletter each month and she also designed Jacob&Krisanne's wedding announcement. Jacob's friend Brandon did their photos in his studio. Class act for all involved.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Baker's Dinner

 Ashley and Brian invited us over for a yummy dinner and a chance to hold Jet.

 Jet's got two of the cutest siblings ever! Ivy with her gorgeous baby blues and Eli with his infectious love of being tickled, tortured and tormented.

 A couple of Ashley's recent paintings based on folds.

                  Jet is just 5 weeks old, but smiles big when gramma
                  plays a speed version of patty-cake with him.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mary Deane's Surgery

Mary Deane had surgery today to insert a g-tube into her abdomen. She has Cystic Fibrosis and with that comes complications with her body not absorbing fat and nutrients. This will help her gain weight and receive better nutrition. For the past almost 4 years, her parents Ann and Brendon have given her enzymes orally to help her body absorb the nutrients she eats. It has been an ordeal multiple times a day, because if she takes the enzymes but then doesn't eat, they will eat away the lining of her stomach. Plus, Mary Deane didn't like to swallow the enzymes.  Now with the g-tube, she doesn't have to swallow them and they can give her a much healthier diet without the challenge of having her eat it.  It will cut their daily medical treatments from about 6 hours a day to maybe 3.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Can't Get Better Than This!

Cohen helped me pick cherries today in the backyard.  Actually he imitated a barking dog and the chirping birds while I picked the cherries.
Dark red and sweet. If June in Utah had a flavor, it would be ripe cherries.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Silas Benjamin Knudsen and Gramma K

Welcome Silas Benjamin Knudsen! Born 6.8.12, 8lbs.3oz, 20.5inches.
Parents Ben and Olivia and big brother Cohen are all doing well and smiling big!   Gramma and Grampa K are so happy to have him at our house for the Summer while Ben interns at a landscape archetectural firm in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


THIS MAN HAS SKILLS! He made the coop  for this hen and her friends. He built a stage for the Christmas program. He is working on the gigantus gazebo out front, AND he saves people's lives in the ER!
PLUS he's a great dad and husband and son/in law.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Ben, you've always been good at honoring your parents. A very Korean thing, a very Judeo-Christian thing, a very good thing. I never recall you being disrespectful, even during your teenage time. Thank you!
I love you! Happy Birthday!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Perfect Match

They came to dinner Sunday afternoon in shades of licorice, tomato, and cherry. It was an unplanned match. So we packed the chairs out to the middle of the road and shot the two of them with Timp as a backdrop.
A truck drove past the tete a tete and the driver nodded knowingly.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


HAPPY! describes you. You're warm, engaging, friendly, interested and interesting. You are creative, and appreciate creativity. So happy you married Ben.
H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y  O L I V I A !

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


 You're a good dad, good husband, good worker, good cook, good cookie baker, good high councilor, and just good. Love you and glad you're one of mine! 
PS I googled your name on google images and the first photo to pop up was you! (with the palm trees). You are famous too!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rest Stops On Our Way from North Carolina To Utah

 Rebecca humored me by rerouting our U-haul along the most direct route to Carthage and Nauvoo, Illinois.  We had our own private tour of the Carthage Jail, where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother were martyred.

 I was excited to be able to see the newly constructed Nauvoo temple.

 My relatives, Joseph, Newell and Lydia Knight lived in Nauvoo during the life of Joseph Smith.
 We also got to visit Elder Carl and Sister Paula Mangum, Craig's parents at the Winter Quarters visitor center, in Omaha Nebraska. We learned from them that Come, Come Ye Saints was written by William Clayton while he was in Winter Quarters just after learning that his wife had given birth back in Nauvoo.

 The Winter Quarters Temple.

Road Trip to Charleston, South Carolina

 SEEWEE for seafood.
 Nehi, not Nephi
 Jordan with sweet potato fries and shrimp
 The Mangum kid's table

 Grits for breakfast
 Rebecca outside of HominNY GRILL
 Drummer and Ryan inside Hominy Grill
 Breakfast of Champions
 Seth at looking at Glazed
 We didn't sample these....
 Lucy in the sky with Doughnut hole and supportive parents

 Salad at Husk

 Pearl swinging on the curious porch swing

On the trolley