Dear Brazil - Happy Independence Day! The kids were sure glad for day off school, and it's nice to have a relaxed schedule in the morning. You are a beautiful place to call home! Dear Sister-in-law - Thanks for passing on your beautiful dish set to us. So far I have managed to only break one - in the putting away stage as I didn't realize just how topply the bowls were if you try to stack more than four. Oh well, still have 11 bowls left. It makes me want to have a fancy dinner party with you as the guest of honor. Too bad you live sooooo far away. Dear 20 minute nap - (Ok, so it was more like 35, darn snooze button), you were an awesome pick me up after a slightly stressful morning. Dear blog - how do you like your new look? Dear Bubba - I'm so glad you still like to snuggle with me after you wake up from your naps. Dear toys strewn all over the floor - could you please pick yourselves up?