June 18th marked the first day of my summer vacation and the arrival of Erin Margaret, the beautiful daughter of our good friends Shannon and Mary. Erin joins big sister and friend to Oscar and Edgar, Aly, who spent the morning with us as we all waited for news of the birth. Erin was born at 8:47 AM, roughly the same time as this photograph of Aly with the boys was taken in our backyard. And, of course, there is the new arrival herself. We feel so fortunate to have such wonderful friends; and to have been able to share in this special day was an honor.