Where I’ve Been…Our New Adventure!

by Amy

While some may wonder if this blog is still active since it’s been several months since I last posted, it most definitely is.  I’ve just been away for a while and for good reason. We were expecting our first child in December, so the preparations for her arrival kept me extremely busy, both at home and at work.  The blog was put on the back-burner and I hoped once she arrived, things could get back to normal.

Fast forward almost three months and meet Ellie Ann Oldehoeft!

She was due Christmas Eve, but decided Christmas Day worked better for her.  I mean, what better birthday buddy to have than Jesus! 😉

While the “normal” has not yet returned and I’m sure it never will exactly, we are getting settled into a partial routine around here.  I will be going back to teaching toward the end of March, but hope I can start to get back into the kitchen a little more often.  I make it a point to try and cook something every night, but the variety of food hasn’t been all that grand.  Quick and easy or crockpot meals have been a staple these last couple of months.

So, while I haven’t been posting my adventures as of late, I hope to get back in the swing of things on a semi-regular basis.  I have so many fun adventures planned for Ellie and I over the summer, both in and out of the kitchen, I can’t wait for her to participate!

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Victoria February 23, 2013 at 11:32 am

She’s an adorable reason to play hookey. How wonderful! So happy for your family. You must all be over the moon with joy. Congratulations!


Amy February 25, 2013 at 9:54 am

Thank you so much Victoria! We most definitely are! 🙂


PattyS February 24, 2013 at 11:39 pm

So! Hey! This is my first visit to your site. Congratulations to you and your family. Your new baby is beautiful. I have been reading through your old posts and enjoying your adventures .. I think I’ll hang around awhile .. Looking forward to your new adventures (and recipes).


Amy February 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

Thanks Patty! I’m glad you found us…I hope to get back to posting some new recipes very soon!


Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} February 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Awww, what a beautiful little Christmas baby!! Many congrats to you!!! 😉


Amy March 1, 2013 at 6:40 am

Thanks so much Rachael!


Laura March 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Amy, little Ellie is adorable! Of course she’s slowed you down (or made you busier, however you want to put it)! I’ve just found your site because a recipe of yours is floating around on Pinterest. I’m very intrigued by the Bootcamp Challenge ~ it sounds like fun (even though I have been cooking for 30+ years). Do you think you will start it up again? I’d be happy to help if you need it! Good luck to you! Laura


Amy March 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Hi Laura! Thanks for your kind words! Actually, the Bootcamp Challenge is hosted by Jen over at My Kitchen Addiction. Head on over to her site to check out the archives and other fantastic recipes she’s created. It’s one of my favorite blogs!


Cindy March 30, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Hi there and a late congrats on Ellie! She’s gorgeous! I have two beautiful grandchildren that my oldest daughters have given to me and I just adore them!

I found your site by browsing Recipes and I read the lovely skunk story and of course I apologize for the loss of your favorite pants I know how hard it is to lose the favorite stuff doing stupid stuff for your husband LOL Keep up with your blog, its been great reading and I enjoy and so do others by the looks of it!

And keep on enjoying that gorgeous farm! KS is a great place to live! Im in PA and I hate it! I prefer the flat lands east of Wichita! Eldorado is a nice place and the other small towns outside of it! I wish I had the money to buy a ranch to keep my horses and grow my own produce and of course some farm animals to have for meat and all that great stuff! But my hubby won’t budge from PA at the moment! Some day I will live near the area I mentioned and enjoy riding horses and hanging out with my dear friends there and possibly be blogging myself about my adventures of cooking and being a good ole house wife!


Amy July 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Thanks so much Cindy! I do love living here….I can’t imagine being anywhere else. So sorry you aren’t able to move back to Kansas, but maybe some day!

Sorry it took so long to respond. After having Ellie, priorities have changed and the free time I used to have is now spent doing those mundane chores that I would rather not do! 😉 Blogging has been put on the back burner and I miss it, but Ellie is such a busy little lady, I just can’t seem to give it as much attention as it needs.

Hope you are well and maybe planning a move. 😉


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