The Bollmans do Disney :: Day 3 by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 15, 2014 2 Comments

We were surprised to see that the train was running on Day 3, so we hopped it for a ride! Burke and Mommy rode the roller coaster together.  He did great, but when we were coming in he said, “I a little scared”, which was the most darling thing ever.  He was so brave and […]

Bollmans do Disney :: Day Two :: Disneyland! by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 14, 2014 2 Comments

We made on the 10am shuttle on Friday and geared up for a big day at Disneyland. The line for the Jungle Cruise was short so we headed there first.  Burke was pretty excited to see all of the different animals along the way.  Blake wasn’t too sure but still was happy to be there. […]

The Bollmans do Disney :: Day One :: California Adventure by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 13, 2014 1 Comment

Brett just finished up two LONG and exhausting weeks of work with two conferences, and so when they were told to take the rest of the week off, we decided to make the most of it…..and say…..”WE’RE GOING TO DISNEYLAND!!”.  Why not, right?  We had just enough Starwood points left to cover a nice hotel […]

Dear Blake, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 06, 2014 1 Comment

Dear Blake, You’re 13 months old already and you’re still our little guy. You are so adventurous! At the park, you amaze us with all of the things that you do, and try to do. At our playground, you will climb right up to the slide all by yourself, turn around, and go down the […]

A Snow Play Day! by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 04, 2014 2 Comments

When we saw a picture of a friend at the mountains in the snow over the weekend, we thought that would be a super fun idea for all of us to do on Tuesday, when Autie was going to be able to hang out with us.  So, Ma got on the phone and called a […]

Soul Sewing by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 02, 2014 5 Comments

Until the last few weeks, my sewing machine was getting a little rusty.  I knocked out one quilt this year so far, although, it doesn’t really count as the top was already finished and all I had to do was finish it up.  However, after I completed that one, I had a few more things […]

Digging in the Dirt by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 01, 2014 1 Comment

Daddy had to come to Vegas for a work conference, and so instead of staying home, we saw it as a perfect reason to come and spend some time with Ma, Pa, and cousin Loralyn too!!  We arrived super late on Friday night but everyone was ready to have some fun on Saturday morning.  Burke […]

Happy Birthday Blake!! by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Feb 06, 2014 2 Comments

We had such a fun time celebrating our ONE year old today….. Started out with his first real taste of sugar….a powdered donut hole.  Happy birthday, Blake!! Since we weren’t having a party, t stayed up late last night to make Blake a birthday sign and a matching crown, so he’d have something fun to […]

Dear Blake, by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Feb 06, 2014 2 Comments

Dear Blake, Well, we made it.  You’re ONE year old today!  I can’t believe that it went by so fast, but also in slow motion.  You’ve been such a JOY to our family of four and this last year with you has been so much fun. You are so inquisitive, little man.  We should call […]

Marriage Weekend in Pebble Beach by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Feb 02, 2014 3 Comments

Towards the end of last year, we participated in a marriage group study with 4 other couples.  The Tarrs asked us to do it, and we all made it happen.  This meant that all of our kids, 11 in total, met at our house, with 2 babysitters and a few pizzas, while the adults retreated […]