Thirty-four years ago July 9 Steve and I were married! This year, we almost didn't go out to eat because we both were so tired and a little down. The reason? My car had been in the shop since being towed there on the fourth of July.

Finally, we just decided to go ahead and drive into West Des Moines to the Outback. Yum! It's my favorite place to celebrate. We ordered our usual which is the Outback Special (steak), steamed veggies, and a salad each. Before that we decided to splurge and had deep fried mushrooms. Yummie!

After eating too much, I requested a box to go and put half my steak and veggies, plus two pieces of the bread with butter in it. We drove home and relaxed for the rest of the evening.

We talked a lot about our lives up to now which got me to thinking about what I would do if something happened to Steve. Did we have enough life insurance on each other? We might just check into life insurance with no exam to see what's out there for us. After talking about serious things we checked in with Abby to make sure she wasn't in labour yet.

Abby is due the 18Th and is having a lot of pain in her back when she stands and walks. I wish Aiden would just decide to be born. I can hardly wait! I'll keep you posted.