Hi! It’s me! Lily!

Well, I have some free time now I wasn’t expecting.  I thought I was going to have to work for this week, but… I don’t!  And I don’t have classes until next week!  And I can drive!  So…

I went and got Jack!!!

Jack’s father has to work, and his mother, well…  they had a nice date last night so she is napping, so I have Jack all to myself.  Grace was over at Liz’s, so Jack and I went over to Liz’s and we took a walk with Liz and Grace!  We walked to a local park and let her swing on the swings.  we brought Marie and Lily too and they ran around the park playing with each other!  It was a nice, lazy morning and early afternoon.

It was starting to get hot though, so Jack and I went and got lunch for everyone!  We couldn’t take Grace though because my car doesn’t have a carseat.  But we went to HEB and got all the fixins for a nice lunch!  Macaroni salad, Potato salad, you know, all that kinda stuff.  It was nice just spending a day with Jack and Liz and Grace.  Don’t feel bad for Jack’s parents, though – they went out for lunch and I think they’re really enjoying having Grace spending time somewhere else for a while.  She’s a good girl, but even good girls can get tiring if they’re around all the time.

After lunch we put Grace down for a nap (Liz’s mother was home so she was in good hands), we got Beth, and the four of us went to the mall.  It’s fun just walking through the mall holding Jack’s hand and looking at all the cool stuff.  He bought me a present!  That’s so nice of him!  It was nice just spending some time with my sister, my best friend, and my boyfriend.  Three of the most important people in my life.

Beth seems a little jealous but Jack put a stop to that right away, and I love how he did it.  I swear, that boy is the Beth-whisperer.  He said “Beth, you’re fifteen.  But you are certainly one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever met, and one of these days you’ll find a boy you’ll like and we’ll be telling you to stop sucking on his face in public.  But Lily is my girlfriend and I don’t get to see her often, so just deal with it, okay?”

And… that worked.  Beth can be stubborn and never backs down, but girl also knows when she’s been out-argued, so she calmed down and soon was looking at all the pretty and shiny stuff right along with the rest of us.

Anyway, after a few hours, I dropped Jack back at his hotel (his parents had already picked up Grace) and they all went out to dinner.  I went back to the house with Beth and Liz and we’re having a mini-sleepover.  Which looks like it’s going to turn into a huge gossip session about Jack.  Hah!  I only have good things to say!  Liz, though…  she’s his cousin.  She has stories.  Poor Jack.

So we ordered pizza and we’re chomping on pizza and watching a movie and having fun being girls.  We’re growing up.  I guess we should enjoy these moments while we can.  Right?

Jack and his family are going to go up to Dallas tomorrow to sightsee.  They invited me along.  Liz doesn’t really want to go, so it’s just me.  We’re not staying the night, though, it’s just “drive up, see a sight or two, and drive back”.  But hey, sounds like fun.  I don’t think I’ve ever actually taken a road trip, except to Houston.

Hmm, speaking of Houston…  I’m not sure Jack’s ever met Emiko.  I’m thinking about it, and I can’t remember that ever happening.  Maybe we should fix that.

Okay… time for bed!

Love you all!!! ❤

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