The best gift they gave us was babysitting the kids for 3 days and 2 nights so Emmett and I could go on a much-needed mini-vacation to San Antonio. It was amazing. Super great. So fun.
The last time that we had been away for more than a night without the kids was over 3 years ago, when Evan was four and Corrie was around 18 months. That was right before we left Chicago - Emmett's parents watched the kids while we flew to Texas to look at houses and schools. Sure, we've had date nights since then - we have some great local babysitters and friends who trade with us - but we haven't really taken a trip together in a long time.
We went to the San Antonio Spurs game. I don't know if you can tell from these pictures, but we were up almost as high as you can go in the AT&T Center. There was only one row behind us. We are not big spenders, so we tried out the $15 tickets.
And our cheap seats were great! We could see everything.
Emmett has been a Spurs fan since David Robinson was drafted, back in 1987. He - and therefore, I - have listened to countless games on the Spurs Radio Network, courtesy of the NBA Audio League Pass. We were always excited for the playoffs, because then we could see them on regular TV. :)
It was even better to see them for real.
Especially since the Spurs won!