Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Kelly, Happy Birthday Dad and Happy St. Paddy's Day

This is a picture of my dad, brother, nephew and nephew's cute son. Didn't realize I don't have pictures of my dad on this computer and too lazy to scan one!

March 17th is always a special day because it also the birthday of two people I love-my dad and Kell Bell! I grew up thinking my dad was just about the smartest person I knew. You know what, I still think he is. I love you so much and hope you have a great day dad!

Luckily for me, Kelly is the one child who has stayed closer to home. I love spending time with her and her family. She is a fantastic daughter, wife and mother and I love her to pieces. I worked real hard on the 16 th of March, 1980 to get her out on my dad's birthday. I walked a couple of miles that day with my mother in law to the Blue Lake Fish Hatchery from her house after eating a huge turkey dinner. We got home and I ate a ton of pie. Then when I got to my house I cracked into a 1/2 lb. Crackle bar and scarfed most of it down. When I started having abdominal pains, it took me a while to realize it was labor. I thought I had just overeaten. Luckily she waited till after midnight to be born so she made it to March 17th. She was also my only unplanned pregnancy. Kasey was only 6 months old when I found out I was pregnant with Kelly. I called my mom just bawling. She told me the baby would probably be very special. She was so right. Love you Kelly and dad!


Lindsey said...

happy birthday to my grandpa pat and kelly belly!!

love those two. only wish i could see them more.

love the bridal pic...ahem, i think i took it. :)

Alex said...

Love you Gramps and Kel! Happy Birthday!

Kelly said...

Thanks mom! I love hearing the story about how I was born. So funny. I still can't believe Kasey was only 6 months old when you found out you were prego with me. Crazy lady!

Oh and Linds you didn't take the pic that was done by a photographer. Nice try. You took my engagement pics, and did a good job at those!

Lindsey said...

ah, dang. i was thinking i was pretty good there for a minute!!