2. Grocery shopping without the kids is so much quicker and easier.
3. Old friends. Tonight we had one of Brian's friends from middle school and his family over for dinner. It is always nice to get to hang out with them.
4. Having friends over is a good excuse to cook a meal that is more indulgent than our typical fare.
5. At the end of the day, nothing beats a purring kitty curled up in your lap.