S: Kathryn's family tree
BC: Written by: Kathryn Armstrong
FC: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: Dedicated to my wonderful and loving Family | Love | Family
2: My name is Kathryn Joan Armstrong and I was born October 21, 1999 to the married couple of Sharon Holvik and Jack Armstrong. I am the youngest of three. I have two older siblings, a sister named Annalise Kiersten and the oldest is my brother Jack Leonard. | I love my family. We have gone through many wonderful times together and there are many more to come. There's nobody in the world I would rather live with than my family
3: I also have a cute and lovable little puppy named Lucy. We adopted her three years after our amazing dog Molly, died. They are both great dogs and dear to my heart. | Lucy | Molly + Lucy | Molly
4: My father's name is Jack Leonard Armstrong II. He was born on November 30, 1964 to the proud parents, Coralee and Jack Armstrong. | My parents met in 1990 at Hershey Medical Center when the were working in the intensive care unit.
5: My mother's name is Sharon Joan Holvik and was born on January 23, 1968 to the proud parents, Joan Lillian Mydland and Thor Arnleif Holvik | My parents started dating in 1991, they were engaged by 1992, and they were married in March 27, 1993
6: Jack Armstrong I Jack Armstrong the first is my Grandfather on my Dad's side. He loves hunting and is great at it. When I was little I called him "Grandpa Bucksnort".When my Dad was born he said "What is it?!?!". Grandpa soon got to love the baby and raised a lovely boy. He is also the father of 3 other boys, Mark, Luke and Erik. He also a a little girl named Wendy. He passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2011 after a stroke. Its was a tragic experience for all of us. | Coralee Armstrong Coralee Armstrong is my Grandmother on my Dad's side and is the wife of Jack Armstrong the first. Her name is Coralee although she really goes by Corky. Her father's name is John Albert Mullen and her mother is Evelyn Elizabeth Sweesy.
7: Thor Arnleif Holvik Thor Holvik is my grandfather on my mother's side and he is !00% Norwegian. He was born on September 13, 1932 to the wedded couple Arne Hanstan Holvik and Inga Stokka in Brooklyn New York. He was also a twin. His brother is named Einar and he is the oldest of the two by 10 minutes. | Joan Lillian Mydland Joan Mydland is my grandmother on my mom's side and is married to Thor Arnleif Holvik. She has two children, my mom Sharon Joan Holvik and her older brother by four years Kenneth Holvik. Joan was born on June 19, 1936 in Brooklyn New York to Mathias Mydland and Arnehild Katrine Danielsdatter Kottland.
8: Family | Kathryn Joan Armstrong | Jack Leonard Armstrong the second | Sharon Joan Holvik
9: Jack Leonard Armstrong the first | Coralee Mullen | Thor Arnleif | Joan Lillian Mydland | William Warren Armstrong | Pauline Elizabeth Sweigard | John Albert Mullen | Evelyn Elizabeth Sweesy | Arne Hanstan Holvik | Inga Stokka | Mathias Mydland | Arnhild Katrine Danielsdatter Kottland
11: My father
12: The Holviks | My grandfather with his twin brother Einar | The little girl marked "me" is my grandmother Joan Lillian trying to play croquet | The girl Marked "me" is my grandmother with her best friends that she still talks to now
14: Kathryn Joan Armstrong Jack Leonard joietj
18: Memories and stories
19: When I was little my father thought that I was just another messy looking baby, my grandmother thought that I was an absolute beautiful baby but my grandfather thought I was a scraggly little kid that wouldn't ever mount to anything. When I was born I had a check mark on my head so in my family we always say that an angel put it there as to say "Yep she's good!" before God sent me down from heaven.
20: When my mother worked at Herman's sporting goods store her parents would stand outside the window and wave at her and when my mom worked at the hospital my grandparents would drive around the hospital parking lot and when they saw her coming they would duck so she couldn't see them.
21: When my Dad was little he tied a cow to a pole before they they took it to market. In the process of trying to escape the cow choked itself so my dad and his brother tried to give it CPR. The weird thing is that the cow actually lived.
22: In second grade I entered a writing contest and won!!!! I wrote about a giant cabbage that housed a group of homeless animals. Two of my best friends got 2nd and 3rd place. My friend Jessica Paulus won second and Lauryn Rementer was in third place.
23: When my grandmother on my mother's side was young she went to a camp and didn't enjoy it. The camp was an island so she couldn't get away from it without taking a boat. My grandma and her friends heard that they was a new exciting camp a little bit into the mainland. My grandmother and her other three friends somehow took a boat to the mainland. They then took a taxi and went to the other camp. At the end of the week they went back to the original camp hoping that their parents wouldn't notice that they were gone. When they got back their parents were already there and were going to pick them up. When the parents found out that their kids were gone they organized a search party so when my grandmother and her friends got back they knew they were in big trouble.
24: When myDad and Mom were still dating they were talking on the phone when the pizza man comes to the door at Dad's apartment. Dad put's down the phone and turns on the television. He started eating and watching his favorite T.V. show. Of course he couldn't hear Mom screaming into the phone which was on the floor. When the show was over he knew he was in big trouble looking at the phone on the floor. Although at that time she asked herself "why am I going to spend the rest of my life with this guy?" she still married him though
25: When I was little I id a lot of weird and unusual think like these sorts of things | I once was trying to play basket ball in my underpants by dunking my head into my training toilet seat. I went too far and got my head stuck in the toilet seat. I couldn't get it of and by the time I found my mom an she took it of there was a red ring around my head that stayed there for the rest of the day. | I used o hate the taste of white tic tacs but I loved the smell. To smell them all the time without having to keep the tic tac up to my nose or eat it I stuck one tic tac up each nostril of my nose. I then heard my mom coming so I quickly took them out and ate them so I wouldn't get in trouble. To this day white tic tacs aren't my favorite.
26: When my mom was little her and two of her friends Julie and Judy were on the side of their road throwing pennies and after dinner mints on the road to see who's got crushed first. When they were doing that they were singing "we Are Santa's Elves" even though it wasn't even close to Christmas.
27: Thank you for reading my book and I hope you enjoyed it. -Kathryn Armstrong
28: All in all my family is definitely the greatest and I wouldn't trade them for anything. We've been through so much and many more good times are coming our way. They truly are the best in the world. God has blessed me with many things but when I count my blessings I always count my family first. I thank God everyday for keeping us all safe, happy, and most importantly together. I love my family very deeply.