We are a family of blanket lovers. Comforters, afghans, quilts, snuggies...you name it, we have it. I have always loved blankets. They are like memories to me. I see my multi-colored chevron and I picture Gramae's living room. I lie under my beautiful wedding quilt and I think of our gorgeous day. I see the raggedy pink and green striped fleece and I can smell Jojo's baby scent. They are better than pictures.
We have quite a few. Jeremy and I each had some of our own and when we got married, we began to acquire more. Then our kids came and everyone gave them the most beautiful ones. When people are cleaning out their clutter and there is a blanket involved I always take it. Always. We sleep with them, take them outside and picnic, travel with them, and keep them in the car for those nights when the kiddos will fall asleep on the way home. And if someone in this house shares his or her blanket with you? Well that is high praise my friend. High praise. At any given time during the day, each bed has at least 3, the couches 2, and each of us is somewhere wrapped in one. Especially when it is this cold.
When Jo began to talk, she had funny words for lots of things, but my all time favorite is "comfity". As in "No I need my soft blanket. It's more comfity than that one". I love it! It is so much more descriptive than comfortable, soft, warm...it's exactly what a blanket should be- comfity
This year we have all fallen in love with microfiber, ultra soft blankets. Jeremy got one first, followed by Lainey's red one from Grandma, then Jo got a Frozen one from Nana. Mandy bought me this super luxurious black model that I refuse to share. Then Deuce ended up with Green Bay and UK blankets. Poor Kiki was left out until I found one at Kroger on clearance Sunday. It's a silver gray and is very plush.
I never appreciate being wrapped in their warmth more than in the winter. I hate being cold and some of the meds I am on make me feel even colder. So it's nice to have something comfity in every room.
This is sort of a rambling post, but I felt led too express our love of blankets. Post a pic of your favorite one! Here are some of ours: