Last night, my DH & I went to a party. Without the kids. It was lovely!
I can't tell you the last time we went out without the kids. We're all about the family around here -- but it was so nice to spend time with him and not have to worry about our kids. I am battling a horrible cold, and I almost considered not going -- but I am glad that I went.
The party was thrown by one of DH's co-workers, and I guess the joke around the office is that I didn't really exist. The last couple years DH has gone to a number of work functions solo because of sick kids or lack of sitters or something. I was happy to be there and show that I really do exist!
The best part of all was just spending time alone with my husband. There were tons of people at the party, but the house was huge -- so we ended up in a game room upstairs where a few of us played pool. It was very laid back, and um, I know I'm repeating myself - but it felt SO GOOD to just BE with my husband. I did have some house envy (we *almost* bought a house in the same neighborhood when I was pregnant with L . . . . ) but we were able to talk about it and we weren't interrupted or pulled away.
We need to make it a point next year to go out regularly. We do everything as a family, but we need to spend some couple time. I didn't realize how much I missed it until this morning when I was thinking back on how wonderful the evening was.