Blake is the oldest of five brothers (there is a sister older than him, as well). When I first met "The Bell Boys", as we like to call them, I was pleasantly surprised. They weren't as stinky and obnoxious as I had expected and they were pretty nice! As I have gotten to know them better, it has been so fun to watch Blake in the older brother role. He gets along with all of them. He tries hard to relate to what they are doing in their lives. He has been called for late night chats about job changes, video game discussions, computer problems and hilarious youtube videos. He is a supportive brother. He always says the best about them all, even if they might not deserve it. He is the instigator of LAN parties or "nerd parties", as I like to call them. There are many late nights when complete with movies, video games, Oreos, chips and Dr. Pepper. They get matching Walmart t-shirts whenever they get together and take pictures in them. They fall asleep to movies and snore in harmony.
Blake is loyal and always helpful. There is no doubt that he is a leader and a good leader, because he doesn't point out that he is a leader. In fact, he will probably be pretty embarrassed that I am writing this. He was the first one to get a drivers license, a job, go on the church service mission, college, babies, career. He is a good person to follow. I love all The Bell Boys because they all get along so nicely. There is nothing greater than seeing a bunch of brothers busting up over stories or reminiscing old times. The stories are usually the same, but that's the point. The camaraderie has been created and will stand no matter the distance.