Date night

 When Jasper was a baby, and before we had Carys, Frank and I had a regular date night set up with our babysitter. We'd sit down with her, and pencil in every other Saturday night for months in advance on our calendars. Those dates were our time that we looked forward to as a couple to be out alone together, to remember who we were as two people and not just two parents! All of you parents know what I mean right? This night was so precious to us as a couple. Then our trusted babysitter moved away, and we had another baby, and well... date night fell to the wayside.
Now it has been a few years, and recently a woman at our church was looking for babysitting work, and it turns out that both of our kids loooove her. So, we've set up "date night" again, its all pencilled into the calendar and everything, through June. I can hardly believe it!
Last week was our first one, Frank and I just went down the street to the local cozy Pub on our corner,

where we grabbed a table, ordered food and chatted for hours.

The gift of time alone together was precious, and much needed, especially as it feels like we've been cooped up inside as a family for weeks with the winter weather. I'm so looking forward to all of the date nights that we have ahead of us on the calendar, where we can talk and dream together about all of the exciting changes and dreams that we are actualizing this year!