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Wrigley Welcomes Aksel

Indeed, on the Wrigley Field ticker today you could see a welcoming of our new grandson, Aksel Donovan Nelson McKnight… Kris thinks his name is very kingly!
5 minutes or so old…
Congratulations to Annika and Lukas and Aksel. More to come … more to come … more to come.

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posted October 9, 2008 at 12:45 am

Congratulations to the new grandparents!!! What a precious baby boy! And…already a Cubbie!!! :)

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Tim Gombis

posted October 9, 2008 at 2:40 am

Wow, huge congrats, McKnight family!!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 3:50 am

Best news of the Fall, Scot and Kris. Looks great!

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Tom Smith

posted October 9, 2008 at 4:13 am

Don’t forget to dress him in the Springbok rugby shirt :)

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posted October 9, 2008 at 4:24 am

Surely the best thing to happen at Wrigley lately! Congratulations!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 5:06 am

“Father of Peace” is a great kingly name…And a great scandanavian name.

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Michelle Van Loon

posted October 9, 2008 at 5:26 am

Mazel Tov!!!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 5:31 am

Congratulations, McKnight family!! He is absolutely beautiful.

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posted October 9, 2008 at 5:35 am

Someone has said, “One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather…” You have been blessed!!

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julie frye

posted October 9, 2008 at 5:46 am

Congratulations! You begin the joyous journey of grandchildren. Cute baby. He’s not crying for the Cubbies is he?

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posted October 9, 2008 at 5:50 am


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posted October 9, 2008 at 5:55 am

Aaaaaaw! How sweet! Welcome Aksel and congratulations, Scot to you and your family.

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posted October 9, 2008 at 6:13 am

You are right, Duane…best thing to happen at Wrigley this fall. How exciting and thrilling for all.
Can’t wait to meet him. Congrats.

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John W Frye

posted October 9, 2008 at 6:19 am

Awright! Scot is a grandfather and Kris a grandmother. Welcome to the best club in America–“Let me show you pictures of my grandsom/daughter” club.
Aksel is beautiful and loved!!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 6:29 am

Congratulations. A beautiful baby.

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posted October 9, 2008 at 6:30 am

Congratulations and prayers all around for the McKnights, for joy, for grace, for sleep. Father, we thank you for this amazing gift!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 6:33 am

Fantastic! Congrats to you all!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 6:45 am


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Steph Seefeldt

posted October 9, 2008 at 6:52 am

Wonderful! Our newest son, Ezra Scott Reginald, just hit the 3 week mark. I know exactly how to be praying for your family!!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 6:56 am

Scot and Kris,
Congratulations! My folks would definitely say that one of the greatest joys of their lives is being a grandparent!
And … each of my children were rocked and walked and fed to the backgroud sounds of Cubs baseball … I’ve heard it helps with brain development!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 7:26 am

Congrats to you and your family!!
I’m hoping to finally get to meet you tomorrow at Biblical Seminary for the Church Beyond Boundaries seminar.

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Ted M. Gossard

posted October 9, 2008 at 7:28 am

A big congratulations to Annika and Luke, and Aksel! And to a proud grandpa and grandma! Wonderful!!!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 7:58 am

Scot, Kris and the expanding McKnight family, congratulations! Aksel is beautiful and will bring you joy, joy, and more joy. The grandparent role is rich!

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Joe Skillen

posted October 9, 2008 at 8:03 am

Congratulations! We can only hope that he might have the chance to play at Wrigley in 20 years or so…

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Rick Just

posted October 9, 2008 at 8:08 am

Congrats Scot!! Who’d have ever thunk that we’d ever be grandparents? Aren’t we still in our thirties?

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Rachel Madvig

posted October 9, 2008 at 9:29 am

Aksel is a great name! congratulations new grandpa! I hope that you get to see him soon!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 10:16 am

that Baby is so cute he might be able to break the curse

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posted October 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

Woo hoo, McKnights!
Congratulations all around and blessings on this precious child, his parents and, especially, his giddy grandparents.
I would say that this would be an occasion to hollar out:
“Everything’s on the house over at the One T Saloon, folks!” 8)

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posted October 9, 2008 at 10:23 am

Blessings, Scot to you and yours. My grandson is one of the most precious gifts I’ve ever received, and I’m sure you feel the same.

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posted October 9, 2008 at 10:46 am

A mighty fine post-season acquisition! We have all confidence that you will all enjoy his playing time–going far and near to see him. Nothing new for the McKnight team. How fun. Best part is you won’t even need to worry about what to do: Just enjoy!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 11:06 am

Mazal tov!

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posted October 9, 2008 at 11:26 am

Are you in Atlanta right now for Catalyst?

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posted October 9, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Congratulations Scot & Kris. Blessings on this new little one and his parents and grandparents.

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Karen Zacharias

posted October 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Ahhh, a newbie. Imagine all the possibilities. Congrads to all on this fine production.

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Skye Jethani

posted October 9, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the conversation yesterday, Scot. And again, congrats grandpa. He kinda looks like you…at least his scalp.
Skye (aka, Akash)

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posted October 9, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Welcome to baby Aksel! Congrats to the proud grandparents and the mum and dad!

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Mike Mangold

posted October 9, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Congratulations to all! Welcome Aksel. He couldn’t have picked a better Grandpa.

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posted October 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm

Congratulations! By any chance, do you happen to know what Aksel means?

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Scot McKnight

posted October 9, 2008 at 8:17 pm

I believe it means “father of peace.”

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Dana Ames

posted October 9, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Congratulations all around!
So Scot, your birthday is soon, no? What a sweet blessing, having a grandbaby born near your birthday!

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Clay Knick

posted October 10, 2008 at 6:37 am

Congratulations! Let the fun begin!

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posted October 10, 2008 at 6:43 am

A word of advice try to get as much sleep and rest as you can. Take shifts.
Babies are such a blessing from God.
I remember some words of advice my dad told me.
He said, “God has blessed you with a soul. Take care of it!”

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posted October 10, 2008 at 7:10 am

Congratulations! He’s a beautiful baby.

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Jill Carlson

posted October 10, 2008 at 7:53 am

born 8lbs., on the 8th day of the month, of 2008, correct?

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posted October 10, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Congratulations! What a blessing. Will be praying for the time that lies ahead!

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Dianne P

posted October 11, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Congratulations all around! What a remarkable joy!
We thought that our granddaughter probably had the most sports-related outfits, especially Cubbies, but surely Aksel will take the prize on that one!
We remember our daughter Jessica having a Cubbies sticker on the back of her little red wagon, and when we get our grandbaby her red wagon for Christmas this year, we’ll be sure it has a Cubbies sticker on it too!
And Aksel was born on my birthday, albeit a few years/decades ago. That can’t be a bad thing.

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Mike Mangold

posted October 11, 2008 at 7:53 pm

And I think whoever arranged the signage for Lukas should get a big World Wide Web “thanks,” too.

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