Kiwi Crate-ing with Burke by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Sep 29, 2014 1 Comment

Since Burke stopped napping a few months ago, I have been struggling on ideas on what to do with him during this 3 hour stint.  I’d seen that my friend Sarah had done the kiwi crate box with her son, so I thought that it might be a nice idea to give it a try. […]

I made a bimaa! by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Sep 08, 2014 2 Comments

I’ve had my eye on this adorable bimaa sweater pattern for quite some time, and the other day, I decided that I would just go for it.  So, I purchased the pattern, printed it all out, taped it together, and last night, got started on cutting. I decided that since I didn’t really know what […]

Dear Blake, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Sep 06, 2014 2 Comments

Dear Blake, 19 months….whoa, that has gone by fast!  You are at such a super fun age right now and Mommy is really enjoying everything new that you are doing each day.  Starting this month there are two days that it’s just you and me, while Burke is in school.  This will be at least […]

Four Years by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Sep 05, 2014 2 Comments

I didn’t realize until we got home tonight, but this week it’s been four years since our first “dinner group”.  Alex is the one that got us all together with the intention of sharing life together as young newlyweds.  September 2, 2010.  I remember this was the night we shared with our friends that we […]

Modernized D9P Baby Quilt by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment

After picking up some fun fabric at Wendy’s last fabric garage sale, I decided to use it and take a go at making a Modernized Disappearing 9 Patch, or Modernized D9P, quilt.  I like the way it looks different with all the negative space.  I had it almost completed for quite some time with just the […]

Burke’s First Day of Preschool by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Sep 02, 2014 6 Comments

Today was Burke’s first day of school.  He started at Providence Preschool with the 3 year old class.  What an exciting and super fun day.  We picked out his clothes last night and had them ready to avoid any battles with getting dressed this morning, but the 7am wakeup call was earlier than he was […]

Dear Burke, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Sep 01, 2014 No Comments

Dear Burke, You are 3 years and 4 months old today and as I was sitting on the couch next to you, I just started to stare at you.  You’re pretty amazing buddy and Mommy and Daddy love you so very much. These are just because. You made a silly face because you knew I […]

For the love of pepperoni and Burke by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Aug 29, 2014 1 Comment

A friend and I were talking the other day about how sometimes, just sometimes, we do things as Moms that are really great for our kids, and we give ourselves a pat on the back.  She had made dinner with her kids and it was so fun for both her and the littles.  I feel […]

#bollmanpartyof5 by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Aug 20, 2014 5 Comments

We are expecting! Yes, it’s true. Bollman… PARTY OF FIVE ….is happening. We are already 17 weeks and a few days along, so here is a recap of the last few months: WE FIND OUT On the first day that I should have been able to know if I was pregnant or not, I went ahead […]

Fun at Blessington Farms by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Jul 12, 2014 1 Comment

On our way to Katy, I emailed a friend who lives there and has two boys to see what some of their favorite places were to go, and one of her recommendations was Blessington Farms.   What a perfect spot for our gang.  We headed out there on Saturday morning with Nana. We walked up […]