Happy Birthday, Dad!

by Kelli H. on February 1, 2014

Today is my dad’s birthday, so I wanted to write down some memories I have with him.
I remember…
Camping trips, sleeping in the tents with my friends, and you running around slapping the tent trying to scare us. 
Fishing in aluminum boats on Scott’s Flat
Big Bear rides up and down Yates with neighborhood kids all over the four wheeler
Seafood linguine with octopus on Friday nights, as well as many steak and brussels spouts dinners
Take out from the Villa
Ice cream Sundae dinners from Baskin Robbins while Mom was at work 
Watching TGIF
Sleeping on the deck outside on hot summer nights 
Being driven around in your orange work truck
Paging you on your pager and then calling you on you cell. You were the first person I knew to have a cell phone. 
Taking sips of your red wine during dinner and feeling like such a big girl
You giving David a driving test of your own to see if he could drive me around
Multiple coffees and pastries waiting for me on my desk when I get to work
Helping design your bathroom and kitchen with you 
Texting convo’s that make me crack up
Craft beer bottles left at my door step waiting for me to do a new brew review
You playing with Ryder up in Truckee by running around the lawn making loud noises at him and him boot-scooting away/barking at you
Walking down the aisle with you and you telling me to walk slow, and that you’ll make sure I don’t fall
Dancing with you at my wedding 
You telling me “No smiling allowed” when I walk into your office 

Of course I have so many more memories with and of you but these are just a few I could think of this morning.

Happy Birthday, Dad! 
I’m excited to celebrate at dinner with you tonight. 
Love you!

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Jenna Griffin February 1, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Awe, wow! Reading this made me all teary eyed. I can tell you and your daddy are very close and that he’s a great father! Happy bday to him!

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Brittany February 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Aw, this is the sweetest! What a special relationship y’all must have. Happy birthday to your dad!

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lifeofdi.com February 2, 2014 at 8:52 pm

This is so sweet- I enjoyed reading through this post πŸ™‚ What a wonderful relationship you two have!! Happy Birthday to your dad.

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Kristine February 3, 2014 at 12:45 am

Such a sweet post! πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday to your dad!

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Sarah Cook February 4, 2014 at 5:41 am

This was such a sweet post! You were a beautiful bride and you’re right, you did have an awesome florist! I love your bouquet. πŸ™‚

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