Monday, August 18, 2008

Q's Hanukah Birthday (x 2)

What is a Hanukah Birthday x 2? It's when an individual celebrates their birthday for not one day, not eight, but for almost the entire month. That would be Q.Our best friend Q (far left) turned 30 this month. It should be mentioned that he is the reason Tod and I are married. We go way back to Vashon in '99. His wife is very, very kind to him and surprised him with a trip to Vegas to celebrate with us (his favorite people) and his best buddy Brent (far right). It was one of the best weekends of our summer. You know those friends who make you laugh until you cry? That's these guys.

Here is a picture of a typical Tod/Q hug. Tod IS hard to resist. I think Q got the idea here:
First time meeting Lennon and they hit it off -- we were sad Xavier and Deacon couldn't come. Those boys are going to be thick as thieves.
Lennon and Aunt Melissa (Q's wife of almost seven years). I'm so glad Q married Melissa because she and I are now great friends and Q sort of just sits in the background. Melissa, remember the time the boat left us to die on a tube in the middle of Lake Mead? At least three boats offered to save us AND we had Red Vines.
The three boys playing a made up game in the pool. I will not divulge their game's name because this is a family blog, but let's just say there was some cheating and some ganging up on Tod. I always told Q, "Just because you're small, doesn't mean you have to cheat with the big guys..."

Melissa and me (a bit sunburned from a whole day at Lake Mead).
Matt, Tod, Brent, Q at the Wynn
And finally, Lake Mead. I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Here is a picture of how Q and Tod like to tube. I will not comment except that both have wives and kids, so hopefully this was just for fun.

The week was perfect -- thanks for coming to visit Bell Family! And Happy Birthday Q! We learned so much about each other...namely, what Brent is willing to take for $100,000,000.

Let's never forget that.

1 comment:

The Bell Family said...

That was BY FAR our favorite trip ever. Thank you for making it so memorable...your gourmet breakfast, boating, amazing hole in the wall Thai food, and your amusing "Would you do BLANK for $1,000,000?" Brent will NEVER live that one down.

We miss you guys! We'll host next time!