Joy and I got to go out to dinner this evening. Joy’s mom came over to watch Charis for us, so we got an evening to ourselves. We went to our favorite Italian restaurant in town because we had a gift certificate that my parents gave me for my birthday a couple of months ago. We both really like their food, and we had a great time chatting and basically just being together with just us for a little while. After dinner we ran by WalMart to pick something up for Charis that we needed (you can’t get away from parenting for long!) and then we went back home so we didn’t keep Joy’s mom too late. As much as I love Charis, I’m also very thankful for the special times Joy and I have together with just each other.