Dear Mallory, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Feb 29, 2016 No Comments

Dear Mal Gal, 13 Months on LEAP YEAR DAY!  I guess I realized this last year when there wasn’t a 29th of your first full month, but I had forgotten…like most things these days…which is why I try my hardest to capture these pictures and jot down what you’re up to so we can remember. […]

Preschool Room 2 Valentine’s Day Party by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Feb 10, 2016 No Comments

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Valentine’s Party in Burke’s class this morning.  It was so fun to be there to see these kids love on each other, enjoy their friends and celebrate some fun times. The morning started out with a snack, to which Burke thoroughly enjoyed the red bell […]

Blake is THREE by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Feb 06, 2016 No Comments

Blake woke up super early on his birthday, and I snuck out of our room to greet him in the hallway and tell him that “Quick, let’s get on your sweatshirt and boots, we’re going to get donuts!”, to which his response was “What?  Donuts?  No way!”.  Gosh, this guy is so fun. So, we […]

Dear Mallory, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jan 29, 2016 No Comments

Dear Mallory, One whole year of MALLORY and what an amazing year it’s been.  You are such a joy to everyone in our family and we delight in you!! You love music, and whether it’s coming from the speakers, or one of your toys that sings, as soon as you hear the tunes, you bounce […]

Mallory’s 1st Birthday by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jan 29, 2016 No Comments

Mallory is ONE!!  We had a super day celebrating her birthday.  Started out with brothers trying to put her birthday crown on for her. So helpful. Birthday girl had no idea what was in store for her! What is this?  A donut?  Why yes, my darling Mallory.  No sugar until you’re 1, and then….well, after […]

Hens New Year :: 2016 by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Dec 31, 2015 3 Comments

I still can’t believe that we actually pulled it off….and I think we commented on this exact fact at least a few times over the last two days….but we got five of our Hens families together for New Year’s Eve in OC.  We were only missing Aunt Emmy.    There were 10 adults and 14 […]

Dear Mallory, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Dec 29, 2015 1 Comment

Dear Mallory, It snuck up on us, but you’re 11 months old!  You are such a fun girl and we love you so much! This month you grew up so much, so fast!  You are walking.  We can’t believe it, but around the middle of the month, you started to take a few steps and […]

A Christmas Performance with our Angel by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Dec 15, 2015 1 Comment

We attended Burke’s preschool Christmas Performance tonight.  Tessa is one loved girl by all of the Bollman kids. I loved Burke’s grin as he walked in, so tall and proud, donning his costume.  He was chosen to be the angel who tells the Good News of baby Jesus’ birth! Miss Caitlyn and Miss Shannon told […]

Gingerbread House Decorating with the Bollman Brothers by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Dec 10, 2015 1 Comment

I picked up this prebuilt Gingerbread House with all the goodies to go with it a few weeks back at Costco, and thought that yesterday was the best day to go ahead and make it. We set out all the pieces and while the boys were anxious to get started with the candies, they were […]

A Quilt for Aedin :: The Creative Journey by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Dec 07, 2015 4 Comments

My sister, Erika, had mentioned to me at one point a while back when I first started to make quilts, that my niece, Aedin, had asked her if I would make her one too. I had only made baby quilts at that time, and anything bigger than that definitely intimidated me.  I kindly told her […]