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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy birthday to mr_earbrass and mollypunkin, and happy early birthday to cookiefleck, firiath, alicia_stardust, ankh_hpl, dqg_neal, xerum525, homespunheart, jagash, nightlywanderer, rosamundeb, and kalquessa. May all of you enjoy many happy returns of the day!

Here's a picture of our brand-new baby niece Kaitlyn Margret, who is one week old today!

Baby Kaitlyn



Happy Valentine's Day to all! In honor of today's occasion, a quote:

Hail Bishop Valentine, whose day this is,
All the air is thy Diocese,
And all the chirping choristers
And other birds are thy parishioners,
Thou marryest ever year
The lyric Lark, and the grave whispering Dove,
The Sparrow that neglects his life for love,
The household bird, with the red stomacher;
Thou maks't the black bird speed as soon,
As doth the Goldfinch, or the Halycon;
The husband cock looks out, and straight is sped,
And meets his wife, which brings her feather-bed.
This day more cheerfully than ever shine,
This day, which might enflame thy self, old Valentine.

Till now, thou warmd'st with mutiplying loves
Two larks, two sparrows, or two doves,
All that is nothing unto this,
For thou this day couplest two Phoenixes;
Thou mak'st a Taper see
What the sun never saw, and what the Ark
(Which was of fowls, and beasts, the cage and park,)
Did not contain, one bed contains, through thee,
Two Phoenixes, whose joined breasts
Are unto one another mutual nests,
Where motion kindles such fires, as shall give
Young Phoenixes, and yet the old shall love.
Whose love and courage never shall decline,
But make the whole year through, thy day, O Valentine....


from John Donne, "An Epithalamion, Or Marriage Song, On the Lady Elizabeth and Count Palatine Being Married on St. Valentine's Day"

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peadarog
Feb. 14th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Same to you and yours :)
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 19th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We had a lovely one.
nakeisha
Feb. 14th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's day to you and yours.

*Hugs*
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 19th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We had a lovely one. *hugs*
cookiefleck
Feb. 14th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
First of all, thanks for the good wishes. And Happy Valentine's Day!

And, more importantly --- KAITLYN!!!! What a gorgeous little bundle of love!!! Thanks for sharing the photo of her.
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 19th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
And, more importantly --- KAITLYN!!!! What a gorgeous little bundle of love!!!

Aw, thank you so much! :D
brighteyed_jill
Feb. 15th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
BABY! What a lovely little new family member you have. And happy day to you!
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 19th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! :D

Love the sock monkey icon. LOL!
travels_in_time
Feb. 15th, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
That is one absolutely adorable baby.
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 19th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! :D
witchcat07
Feb. 16th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Cute baby! Congrats!
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 19th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much! :D
wellinghall
Feb. 16th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
Aw, so cute! :-)
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 19th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
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