Dan vetoed my suggestion for an inspirational quote for our daughter’s birth announcement, so I am including it here instead:

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” — Kurt Vonnegut in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater