I am so excited, Larry is getting ready to take me to dinner (I am ready and waiting, that is why I have time to blog). It is not that we don't get alone time, we do get more than most parents. We do have the most wonderful Grandparents, not only for our children, but for us as a couple also. We do get away and can ask for help or babysitters or time or whatever and aren't given a guilt trip, like I hear other parents are given. It does make it easier to ask for help when you feel as though the Grandparents are actually blessed by them and want to spend time with them without the parents!!! Anyway, we are going to dinner,with another couple,whose children are all grown and they are now grandparents, but we really enjoy being out with this couple. They are down to earth and friendly and enjoy laughing and talking and just having a good time (I know I need this, and I am pretty sure Larry does, hope they do). It is just dinner, but it is adult conversation, no reminding kids to use their napkins, not to gulp their milk, not to rush eating, not trying to pull teeth for them to sit at the table just a little longer, not dragging out conversation, no arguing, no disciplining at the dinner table (my, my we do do a lot at our dinner table).. don't get me wrong I LOVE our dinner table and family dinners we try to have each night, I do feel it brings us closer, but all the above does happen at our dinner table and lots of joyous stuff also, much of it is spent trying to raise young gentlemen and a precious young lady. Gosh, I hope we are not alone in this dinner table routine, what does your dinner table look and sound like, am I alone in this STUFF to have dinner or the JOY of having a family dinner?! Anyway, thank you Grandpa Pat for entertaining and sharing in an entire week with my children and Thank You to: Grama, Papaw and Nana for giving Larry and I the opportunity to be a couple and not only parents, it is because of your love and help and teaching that has made us more than just parents but a couple that enjoys being together. Now that I am thinking about that, it is such an awesome and wonderful act only one person could really pull together! Thank God for his blessings!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please share about your dinner table, good, bad, joyous and ugly!!