The Hubs and I had a few hours alone. My SIL drove down and took care of the kids for three hours.
What did we do?
We looked leisurely around Thomasville checking out the bedroom furniture. We've been married 9 years and still haven't purchased master bedroom furniture. The kids have their wood framed bed/cribs, but us? Just the basic metal frame with no headboard. Sad, but true. We saw a couple things that we like, but have yet to make any kind of decision. We're going to continue to look at more styles before we make a purchase.
We had dinner at an adult restaurant. One that had crisp white table cloths. One that didn't have a high chair in sight. One that didn't have a children's menu. It had Pacific Rim cuisine on the menu. Hubs ordered the "Panko-Crusted Chicken Breast over Linguini". I ordered the "Crisp Fried Calamari", which was an appetizer, and the "Shrimp Roll" sushi. It was a glorious meal. We sat next to each other in the booth. We talked. We ate (a HOT meal). It was a good time.
We headed home early. We stopped by Cold Stone and picked up dessert for the troops. My SIL left and we cuddled on the couch until the kids' bedtime.
What was nice about our almost 3 hours alone? We were a couple. My Hubs opened doors for me just he would when we were dating. We were able to sit right next to each other. We were able to talk about stuff WE wanted to discuss. We were able to hold hands and walk quietly. We were able to look at each other.
It was fantastic.