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 […]

Dear Mallory, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Nov 29, 2015 No Comments

Dear Mallory, You are 10 months old.  That is so close to 12 months.  So close to one year.  Your presence in our family has made this time go by so fast.  We went to the playground park near our house for your 10 month pictures (a little bit late), just you and me, and […]

Leaf Party 2015 by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Nov 26, 2015 1 Comment

We got home from our trip and were amazed at how many leaves had fallen while we were gone.  Woohoo!!  Time for Leaf Party 2015.  The first part of this fun happened in the backyard earlier in the day, and we saved the good stuff for after naps.  There were quite a few to rake […]

Dear Blake, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Nov 03, 2015 2 Comments

Dear Blake, Today, you are 1000 days old!  I’ve been anticipating this day for quite some time, but then it all but snuck up on me.  I can remember celebrating this with your brother, and it seemed like it was just a little while ago, and now you’re here.  Two years, and a few days […]

Burke :: 4 and a HALF by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Oct 30, 2015 1 Comment

Oh, buddy, just some great pictures of you, because….well, you turn FOUR and a HALF tomorrow.  How in the world did THAT happen??

Dear Mallory, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Oct 29, 2015 1 Comment

Dear Mallory, At your 9 month well baby visit you measured 28 inches (50%), weighed 20 lbs 8 oz (80%) and had a 46cm head (100%).  You are growing up so fast, little miss!  You’re wearing your 12 month clothes and they’re already starting to be a little snug.  I can’t believe that in just three short […]