This is my grandpa Bell, on my mom's side. He was a great grandpa. I know he was in the military (I think the Navy) but I don't know anything about his time in the military. But I do remember spending a lot of time at my grandparents house. I would go there almost everyday in between school and work, and my grandpa would always have a can of spaghettios for me because he knew I loved them so much. He also had some tattoos on his arms that he got while he was in the Navy. One of them was a Panther, which I always thought was a little scary. The other was a picture of a naked lady, but after he joined the church he tatooed clothes on her! My grandpa would give me blessings when I needed them, and I always loved to see how he treated my grandma. he loved her so much and was so good to her. I always thought it was so cute when I would catch them holding hands:)
|My grandpa Bell in his military uniform|
|Dinner time at grandma and grandpas|
This is my grandpa Nelsen, on my dad's side. He too was a great grandpa. He was the most generous person, and he was also very neat and tidy. When we were little, he used to babysit us on the weekend, and we had the same menu everytime: Hamburger helper cheeseburger macaroni, canned peaches, and oreos, and then later we would have black cherry ice cream. We loved it! He also had a closet full of games that we would play, our favorite one being kerplunk. My grandpa had false teeth, so he would always play tricks on us my flipping them upside down! Then he would put them back, and try to pull on them really hard and pretend they wouldn't move:) Everytime he saw us, he would give us a roll of quarters. And because of my grandpas generosity, I was able to attend a four year university, which I am very grateful for:)
|My grandpa and me on my graduation day|
|At grandpas house in South Dakota for Christmas|
This is my dad. He is hilarious. I of course have lots of funny memories with him. We had a drinking fountain in our front yard (which was awesome!) that gave really cold water. Almost every night at dinner, my dad would have one of us kids go fill his cup up with "fountain water" because he loved it so much. We also had the best decorated house for Halloween. My dad would fill his clothes with newspaper, put a skull for the head and make a scary guy to put up in our tree. And he would put a real ax in his hand, with spray painted blood. Kids were terrified! The scary man sat in a chair that was on a pulley, so before my dad would put the guy in the chair, he would give us rides in the chair. He would pull us all the way to the top, then let go of the rope, then catch us at the last minute! It was terrifying but we always went back for more. And, whenever we would go swimming we always made whirlpools and the biggest waves! My dad would also get fixated on words, and then would use those words over and over again during the week, which I always thought was so funny (it turns out Kevin does it too!). Remember dad, when you used to throw pillows at us and say "Carolanne!" and we would freak out? I could go on and on with the fun memories. Happy Father's Day dad! I love you!
|Holding Jacob at Thanksgiving|
|Me and Holly with dad|
|The scary man in the tree|
|bike riding with daddy|
This is my Kevin. He is also very hilarious. I think I am the only one that gets to witness the full comedic act of Kevin, because he is a little more reserved around others (except for maybe his close friends). He and Jacob have tons of fun together. He gets Jacob laughing so hard and gets him so hyper that it takes him a while to calm down. He is such a good daddy to the boys. Hudson just grins from ear to ear when he sees Kevin, but it is Jacob who gets to have the most fun with daddy right now. They go on bike rides together, build forts, play with trains, watch funny videos, and do lots of other fun stuff together. I am lucky to have a guy who is a great dad and a great husband to me! He works hard for us, makes us laugh, makes us feel safe, and makes us feel loved. Happy Father's day babe! We love you!!!!!!
|My boys at Disneyland|