Blake’s FIRST Haircut

Posted in: Us- Jan 26, 2014 2 Comments

It was that time…Blakers needed a little cleaning up in the “doo” department.  It’s a week or so before his big one year birthday, so he arrived at this day a little bit before big brother…but we’ve grasped the fact that these two are different for sure. Blake’s hair is, dare I say it, a […]

Dear Burke,

Posted in: Us- Jan 25, 2014 2 Comments

Dear Burke, It’s always a great time doing fun things with intention with our family, so when we realized that you’d be turning 1000 days old soon, Mommy made some fun things, got some donuts and it was a celebration. Today was a fun day to celebrate with you. Since I wrote your last letter, […]

First Baby Quilt of 2014

Posted in: Us- Jan 21, 2014 5 Comments

I was invited to a baby shower at the beginning of the month and knew exactly what quilt I was going to make, rather finish.  I started this quilt with the top a few months ago using a charm pack that I’d bought  at a cute quilt shop in Palm Spring earlier this year.  It […]


Posted in: Us- Jan 18, 2014 1 Comment

What a year for my favorite hobby….sewing! My year end tally included: 8 Quilts 1 Blanket (not pictured, for Grandma Jan) 4 Wiksten Tanks 1 Pillow 1 Diaper Bag (also not pictured) I had so much fun learning more this year, being part of the SBMQG, and expanding my skills.  I really loved every single […]


Posted in: Us- Jan 14, 2014 1 Comment

What an exciting year for The Bollmans!  Blake was born, we became homeowners, which means that we now have a GUEST ROOM, and we used it very well!   I kept up sewing and crafting and had quite a few completed projects to show for my efforts in 2013.  I hope to find more time, […]

Bollman Family Game Night

Posted in: Us- Jan 10, 2014 2 Comments

During one of our Bollman Family Meetings, Brett and I talked a lot about family traditions.  One of the things that we came up with to put on our calendars was Bollman Family Game Night.  While Burke is just a little older than 2.5, we thought that it isn’t ever too early to start, so […]

Dear Blake,

Posted in: Us- Jan 06, 2014 2 Comments

Dear Blake, I can’t believe you’re one month away from being one year old. Well it’s gone by kind of fast, it also seems like it’s been slow enough for all of us to enjoy every moment that you give us. You started to eat a little more , with more variety, however, we’ve noticed […]

Making Pancakes is a Family Affair by “Miss Jessica”

Posted in: Us- Jan 05, 2014 3 Comments

The lovely and uber talented “Miss Jessica” came over to our house again on the Saturday morning she was in town (October 26th)…after two full days of shooting 18 families…and spent the morning with us while we made pancakes, one of Burke’s favorite things to help Mommy do in the kitchen.  The story that she […]

Sink Bathtime by Miss Jessica {from October 2013}

Posted in: Us- Jan 03, 2014 2 Comments

Back in September, we met Jessica by chance.  Brett came home from work, I didn’t have any food cooked yet, and he casually mentioned that a few people were meeting up at DJ’s for dinner, and asked if I thought we should go.   I packed up what I was going to cook, and we […]

We are The Bollmans :: 2013

Posted in: Us- Jan 02, 2014 3 Comments

I love having so many pictures of our family that we’ll be able to look back on after the years have passed, but most of them are taken by me…which means that I’m not in them that often.  So, when it’s family picture time, I really do enjoy the process. I have a good reason […]