here’s mommy sara and premie ella on their first day as a family. the adoption process went smoothly, all papers properly signed. aunt anna signed up to be ella’s godmother. it was a happy day.
the new mom
more official paperwork
“What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.”
- Benjamin Spock
on this day mommy marge was born. no doubt there will be a great beach party in heaven today.
i miss you & love you, mommy marge!
“The idea is to die young as late as possible.”
- Ashley Montagu
american girl dolls!
“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! ”
the other day while scanning the post, i noticed an invitation to submit pictures of the recent “blizzard’.
my “snowter-cycle” and 2 photos of ivan were selected!
here they are.
December 23, 1888:
Van Gogh chops off ear
On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France. He later documented the event in a painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, he was a poster boy for tortured starving artists and sold only one painting.
In May 1890, Van Gogh moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he continued to be plagued by despair and loneliness. On July 27, 1890, he shot himself and died two days later at age 37.
“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
- Vincent Van Gogh