So, we've already established there is nothing in Killeen. And, we've established how awesome Mike is and that bonding with Mike was the highlight of the trip. The rest of the trip was fun! It was relaxing. We did absolutely nothing. The trip took three hours each way. It was so cool b\c I had Tina all to myself (well the kids were there). It was cool b/c we had conversations about everything and about nothing. We sang with the radio or at times didn't have to say anything and there was never that uncomfortable silence.
Once we got there, I got to meet Nancy *finally*. Nancy is the youngest daughter. Tina's the oldest by like five minutes I think. It goes Tina, Susan, Nancy, and then Peter. Nancy seems like she is the oldest. Apparently, everyone who meets her thinks this. She has an air of maturity about her. She's very funny and like the rest of the family, makes everyone feel welcome.
Then, I got to see Susan! You know how I blogged a while back how she and Tina are identical and how they sound *exactly* alike? Yea, not so much anymore. I've spent so much time with Tina that she and Susan barely look alike and they vaguely sound alike. In fact, when the bedroom door was closed and someone was talking, I knew it was Susan and not Tina. It was funny, b/c you all know how much I love my Carol and I can't go very long without talking about her. Well, we were talking about twins and I told the family how it took me six months to tell my Brennan and my Justin apart. No, the 'my' wasn't a typo. It's my Carol, My Brennan, My Justin, My Elizabeth and yes, even My Brian (her husband) lol. They are mine, like my raspberry chocolate milano cookies (on sale at Target for $2.41!!!).
Tina's parents, Joe and Vicky are fun to be around. The food was wonderful, the weather was perfect and on Saturday night we roasted marshmallows and looked at the gazillions of stars and even a few planets! We mostly sat around and talked about nothing.
Sunday Mass was beautiful. I even paid attention to the homily! lol The trip was great. It was wonderful to just go away somewhere and do nothing with one of my very best friends and her family. And of course bond with Mike, lol.
Until next time,
Roast a marshmallow, eat a cookie, call a friend you haven't talked to in ages.