It Doesn’t Take Much

 . . . to make me happy.

Just little hand tracings that magically appear every time Ella sees me with a pen and paper.

(By the way, the reason I was writing a list of all our DVDs is that when we moved from Boston, we chucked all our DVD cases and stuck the DVDs in a single large CD holder. And then when our neighbor wanted to borrow a movie last week, we didn’t want it to get scratched, so we just gave him the whole case.

And of course that was the night their apartment was broken into (while he was asleep in the other room! Happily, his wife and baby were out of town) and the thieves nabbed our DVD collection along with their TV, DVD player, Xbox, and computer. So part of the insurance hassle for them was getting us to list all our DVDs that were in the case so we can be reimbursed. It’s exciting times around these parts).

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  • Reply Nicole February 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Katie loves this too! It melts my heart every time.

    Also, I really like your handwriting.

  • Reply Merrick February 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    B loves to trace his hands too!

    And that whole situation with your neighbors is terrifying.

  • Reply Anna February 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    That's super crazy and coincidental that they happened to have all of your DVD's that one night…so weird.

  • Reply Jenae February 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    You and I have very similar taste in movies. I have most of those and pretty much want the rest. So if you ever want to borrow one, come on over.


    Ps Sorry for your loss.

  • Reply emandtrev February 13, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Darling little hands!

    So sorry about the break-in! That is horrible.

  • Reply Lady Susan February 13, 2012 at 1:31 am

    So after reading this, I gave it a try with Finn. Huge hit of course.

  • Reply Angela Noelle of SK February 13, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Oh yuck. Break-ins make my stomach turn…because I picture it and replay it over and over. Silly.

    I have been tempted to do that ours but haven't taken the leap…hmmm.

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