In January, we welcomed Hazel Jane into the Schulten/Slater family. It is funny, how we rush to get over to the hospital to see the little angel, even though we will see her countless times in the future. The fact that you get to see her all wrapped in the little pink and blue striped blanket, see through bassinet with her "baby girl' tag affixed at the top, makes you feel fortunate to have been there. It is one day where it is all about this new life and very little else matters. No distractions from what we call home. I was fortunate to be there when dad showed up with big brother. He came into the room so curious and excited. Watching him watching her was a joy. Grandma's, and dad oogled, and mom looked proud and beautiful. Any parent never forgets this moment, when the older sibling says hello for the first time. It represents the beginning of lifelong experiences to be shared together. Sarah, Scott, Nathan and Hazel...may it be a beautiful life.