The other really big highlight: For our anniversary, my parents watched the kids overnight so Rob and I could get a night to ourselves for the first time since having kids. I love my kids and all, but it was SO nice to have some time alone with Rob. We didn't want to spend the whole time commuting, so we spent the night in Old Town Alexandria. We thoroughly enjoyed roaming around the Torpedo Factory Art Gallery, having a nice dinner at Vaso's Kitchen, and the delicious candy cane custard at the Dairy Godmother (it is good we don't live in Alexandria - I have no will power when it comes to that place).
I say it all the time, but I love living somewhere my dad travels for business, and it is doubly nice when my mom joins him on the trip. It was really, really fun to spend time with them.