My husband and I have not had a vacation just the two of us since before we had children. Our oldest will be 8 this summer, so I think we were a little overdue. We have had the occasional night away, but those have been few and far between. My Mom very generously offered to fly out to care for the kids so that we could take a trip to Toronto for J's graduation. This was my first time away from our 2 year old ever.
Being away just us was something of a treat. I slept in and not the Mommy sleep in of 7am instead of 6, but like 9am. We went out for drinks at 10 a few times (past bedtime). And I got to have a good wander and shop around Toronto - (the joy of buying shoes without little ones bored in the store).
Here's a little pictorial from our 4 days away.