This week has been a wonderful transition in our house. Darren was offered a training position at his work and started on Monday. So, instead of working the swing shift, or going to the graveyard shift (which is what he would have started this coming week), Darren now works Mon - Fri during the day! It is so wonderful to have him home in the evenings and look forward to Saturdays where we can spend all day together and not have to be quiet in the mornings.
Because of this change, we were able to change our date night and spend time together in the evening. We went to see Iron Man 2 (pretty good movie, not as great as the first one) and then to Olive Garden for dessert (delicious Lemon Cake). My brother, Matt, is staying with us for the summer and earning his keep by babysitting, so we will be able to get out of the house together more often. It was not a very creative date, but we did things we both loved (Iron Man for Darren and dessert for me) and we were able to spend time together and get out of the house. I call that a successful date!