What a wonderful time we had going away for the weekend. It’s pretty special and doesn’t happen that often that just the two of us can go away for the whole weekend. We went to Rhode Island and stayed by the ocean to celebrate Sam’s birthday (and Tommy’s birthday belatedly, too). The weather was perfect—although the ocean was too cold for swimming. We tried! We got in about to our knees and had to turn around. The water was about 60 degrees! We got to sit on the beach for a long time, though, eating lunch, reading, resting and enjoying the peaceful sound of the waves. We walked a lot and talked a lot and dreamed about the year ahead. We prayed that this time next year we might have a baby to bring with us for a special adventure.