Last night, DH and I got to go to our base's annual Awards Banquet. Great to get out for a while without the kids. And by the way, we let James babysit EVERYONE for the first time - and they all survived!!! Granted, we were less than a mile away, and my next door neighbor was on high alert. But he did a great job, and I was very proud!!!! Plus now that I feel I can do this, even for short little stints, I feel very liberated!! I've only waited, well, almost 14 years for this day!!