Dear Mr. Veen: I think it says a lot about our relationship that I still love and find you attractive even after you sported a hideously awful outfit for the 2nd annual race walk. Dear Mallow Pumpkin Candy: What is it about your chewy texture that's so yummy? I love you better than candy corn and you look way cuter in a jar too. Dear MAT Exam: You had me shakin in my boots this week but in the end I showed you a thing or two. It's possible that after giving birth twice and being a mom for 10 plus years I really DO have some brain cells left - who knew?! Dear Song: I heard you right after I found out I passed my test and your lyrics brought tears to my eyes. The video gets bonus points for choice of wardrobe by lead singer - I'm a sucker for hats. Dear 6a.m.: You are entirely more manageable when I program the coffee pot the night before. And last to Mr. Veen: Today I am trusting you with kids' hair on school picture day. This is huge. We've come a long way baby!