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Awww...That is the sweetest thing. I made a girl and a boy cartoon for our first Valentines together. He keeps it in his work bag. But isn't something like this a blessing directly from God when he thinks we need a smile and a hug and something to make us feel good about.

Dawn W

That is so sweet! Sounds like their timing was perfect, too.

I may just have to steal your idea.


What a great idea...and what a great time to get something to sort of jolt you out of an otherwise yuck day. How fun.


It is the 'Simple' things that mean so much.

Happy Belated I Love You Day...may you have many, many more!


Yay for you! What a sweet surprise. I think I Love You day is coming up here soon, too...

Melissa @ Breath of Life

I remember reading about that holiday! I love it! We need to celebrate that here, too.

How sweet...a Trapper Keeper. I always wanted one, but my parents wouldn't spend the extra $$ when a regular old notebook would do. (They just didn't understand).

BTW - the dry erase boards came. CJ LOVES them!

Lori Anne

Trapper Keepers never go out of style! :)

The Roost

I love your book. I am taking it slow and soaking it in :) I haven't got to the part about this holiday yet but I look forward to reading more!

Helen at A Work of Heart

How is it that simple things can mean so much! It must be about being known...which is anything but simple but profoundly deep and precious. Wonderful timing as well!

Thanks for your prayers Joanne!


Joanne! I love the Trapper Keeper! How fun! And I love I love you day! I might have to steal that one! What a wonderful surprise from a loving, supportive family! I am sure they are all super proud of you!

erin s.

What a wonderful and sweet idea Joanne. I bet your spirits improved!! BTW...what is a trapper keeper?

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