Like I said before, the week was pretty stressful. Fortunately, Jenn and I had a fun, stress free weekend planned. Corbin was going to spend the night at his grandparents' house while Jenn and I had a night to ourselves. Saturday, we met with Jenn's folks and dropped Corbin off, then headed down to have lunch / dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Normally we don't go there, as there is usually a two to three hour wait. The food is sooooo good though. It was 2:30 in the afternoon, and we figured we might have a good shot of getting in quick since we would be between the lunch and dinner crowds. We were right on, and got in after just a fifteen minute wait. I had some outstanding meatloaf, and Jenn had the tenderloin. And, of course, we brought home some delicious cheesecake (me: Boston Creme, jenn: White Chocolate Rasberry Truffle).
We stopped at Blockbuster on the way home to grab some movies: Mystic River and The Day After Tomorrow. Mystic River was pretty good, but my parents had absolutely raved about the movie. We didn't think it was quite rave worthy (we figured it out in the first 20 minutes), but it was still pretty good. The Day After Tomorrow wasn't all that great. Some of the special effects were impressive, but there just wasn't a story there. It was like Deep Impact, in that it dealt with the end of the world. However, Deep Impact was much better in that it focused on how we deal with death. How we come to terms with our lives, and what we would do if we knew our own end was near. TDAT wasn't like that at all. In TDAT, it was just an action flick about cheating death. Much less entertaining.
As we were watching the movies, Jenn and I indulged in something we haven't been able to in a while: alcohol. We don't feel that it would be appropriate to drink around Corbin, so we haven't had hard drinks in a while. So with Corbin away for the night, we decided to go for it. Jenn got together with her old friend The Captain, and I enjoyed some vodka and tonic. It was nice to be two adults for night rather than two parents.
This morning, we realized just how much Corbin brings to our lives. The house was quiet... too quiet. We really didn't have a whole lot to do either. Corbin fills our days. Sometimes it is hard, but he brings so much joy for the two of us that we are ready to go pick him up and get back to being parents again.