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Sunday, December 19, 2010


Loved this, Anna. Xoxo

Thanks, Suzi! Merry Christmas!


Simple is best. It's hard to remember that fact during this time of year...so much excess. Wonderful post. Thank you.

Merry Christmas.

Thank you for this, Anna. It made me think of some of the things that still mean so much to me after many years and how warm and cozy family and friends are this time of year. Can't wait to get "home"!

Sniff!! Beautiful, Anna. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

So true, Kelli! Excess is something I am often guilty of too, especially at this time of year. I have been better this year though. Thanks for reading and commenting.Merry Christmas!


Thanks for the comment, Heidi! Have a safe trip! Can't wait to see you!


Thanks, Nic! Have a Merry Christmas!


Beautifully written, Anna! There are many valuable and meaningful points to ponder in this blog! Very special, indeed! Thanks!

Ah yes; I remember well that blanket. And, I remember the "lean time." But you know what, we were all togehter and we loved each other, and we counted as most important the "things that are not seen." The Apostle Paul commented that, "I know how be be abased and I know how to abound." The key is that no matter in what state we found ourselves we supported and loved and shared with each other. These are the things that shall endure...and of course, yes, that darned, old worn out blanket.

What a lovely post, and I'm getting teary reading your dad's reply. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Thanks, Robin. I had great teachers (parents)!

This is lovely, Anna! A good time to point out that it isn't actually the things that matter, it's the people and the love behind the gifts that provide the things with meaning. Hope your penguin blanket lasts for many more years!

Hi I had this same exact blanket but i unfortunatly lost it:( Have you ever seen any othere stores selling this blannket?

I have a blanket it like this and I want another one to give to my daughter.

When I saw this blanket my heart jumped into my throat. My husbands father got this same blanket for him for his 18th birthday. It was the only gift he ever gave him. We have been married for 23 years and have taken this blanket with us everywhere we go, on every trip and used it daily. We also called it "the penguin blanket". We took it on a trip this spring and after packing up and setting everything by the door to load into the car, went to eat breakfast in the lobby of the hotel we were staying in. When we came back this blanket and my Pendelton blanket were gone. The hotel could not explain it. The room was not touched except for the loss of the blankets. I found my Pendleton on e-bay, but the penguin blanket has never been located. My husband is absolutely heartbroken. Keep your blanket safe. I know how precious it is to you, as his was to him.

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