yesterday was no. 34 for me........yikes! i had a great day. the kids & i met my friend laurie & her kids, kole & avary, at an outdoor aquatic center at one of the rec centers. we spent a few hours frolicking in the water before we headed home for lunch and much needed naps. i received so many calls, cards, & e-mails from friends - thanks everyone, you made my day! macaroni grill was on the menu for the evening & it was sooooooooo good! i ordered the chicken florentine salad (my friend kelcey introduced it to me), dennis had the twice baked lasagna, & isaac ordered the spaghetti with one giant meatball. poor lauryn had to fight for our scraps. :) afterwards, we headed to the district (a local shopping area) to walk off some of those calories we inhaled. it was a beautiful evening.......until lauryn decided that she'd had enough. once home, i was serenaded with happy b'day & we enjoyed the semi-homemade jello cake i made for myself. it was light & refreshing & kept isaac quiet for a few minutes. i opened gifts - fun! but my favorite gifts were the hugs & kisses i got from my family. love you!!!!!