Bollman Family Roadtrip :: Day 1 :: SB to Marana, AZ by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jul 15, 2015 No Comments

We left this morning for our annual trip to Texas.  Last year I swore we wouldn’t be doing this again, but I just couldn’t go a year without seeing our family, and also introducing them to Mallory….so, we planned, and we are OFF!! While we had the best intentions to leave somewhere in the 9am […]

Dear Mallory, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 29, 2015 1 Comment

Dear Mallory, It’s been FIVE months since you were born.  It seems like it’s gone by so quick and that your birth was so long ago.  You are loved and enjoyed so much each and every day. You reached some major milestones this month and you are not slowing down.  You started to roll last […]

Summer = Fun Times with Lots of Friends by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 26, 2015 1 Comment

It is SUMMER….and that means that there is no school, and we are down to just one day a week for Blake’s speech therapy.  That also means that we have 4 days to get out of the house and meet up and play with our friends.  We did that this week and had a blast. […]

Father’s Day 2015 by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 21, 2015 1 Comment

When I woke up this morning and saw Burke, I told him to go in and say “Happy Father’s Day” to Daddy, and his reply was, “I already did”.  I asked him how he knew to do that, and he said that Emmy had already helped him make a card.    So thankful for Aunt […]

The Little Pink Dress by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 19, 2015 No Comments

When my parents came to visit in March, my Mom brought the famous pink dress.  I say “famous” because it’s been around since I wore it at 4.5 months old, and every little girl in our family has worn it around the same time since then. So, it just turned out that Mallory would be […]

Beach Pizza Picnic by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 18, 2015 1 Comment

I knew that I wanted to get to the beach for one of the days when my parents were here, but since Burke was in VBS in the morning, it was an afternoon/evening that worked.  I didn’t feel like making dinner to take, so I called in for a few pizzas, and Brett picked them […]

Blueberries & Firestone Picnic by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 14, 2015 1 Comment

Since today was the only full day that we would be able to spend with ALL of us together, we decided to go have ourselves a fun adventure.  Blueberry picking it was!!  We loaded in and headed out to Santa Barbara Blueberries in Gaviota.  It was a beautiful day.  Sun shining, but not too hot. […]

Ma & Loralyn Surprise Visit :: June 2015 by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 08, 2015 1 Comment

Ma texted me on Thursday afternoon asking if she and Loralyn could come in for the weekend as a surprise.  I thought that was great, so they made their way that night and snuck in sometime after 9pm.  When the boys woke up, we told them there was a surprise in Emmy’s room. They sure […]

Burke’s {first} Last Day of School by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jun 04, 2015 1 Comment

Today was Burke’s first Last Day of School.  The last 9 months have flown by, which seems to be true for anyone who has children who are in school.  I am seriously in shock that his first year is over already as I can clearly recall the first day, and almost every Tuesday and Thursday drop […]

Balboa Island & A Duffy Boat by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- May 30, 2015 1 Comment

We put the weekend on the calendar and were so excited to spend some time with the O’Neils.  It’s been a year since they moved from right around the corner, and we were in some need of some quality time.  After it taking 4.5 hours for a 2 hour drive, we made it to their […]