Posted by: poofergirlsperspective | January 5, 2012

Happy 2012!

I realize it is already the 5th of January … but since it is my first post in the new year it only seems fitting that we start with a “Happy New Year!”.  Better late than never I always say.  I figure a little update from our past week or so is probably the best way to go to get caught up.


Last week on the 30th of December we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary.  So hard to believe that it has already been 5 years.  For the record, it has been a pretty fantastic 5 years.  We went to dinner with friends while Grandma Mary & Grandpa Tom watched the littles.  It was a great evening.  Before we left for the afternoon as I was making pizza’s the heating element in the oven went out … or broke in two, whichever is the best way to describe it.  The element didn’t come quickly so for a few days we relied on our wood stove to help with the cooking. 

Thankfully we had some soups in the freezer that we could just heat up.  However, I did make a couple batches of tortillas which turned out pretty great, cooked up some yummy grilled cheese & browned up a pound of hamburger.  

I gotta admit that it was sort of fun using the wood stove as a cook stove while it lasted. 

Since the oven was out of commission I figured it was a good time to give it a good cleaning.  “Clean the oven” has been scribbled on the chalkboard for at least 6 weeks … it was time.  Plus, it was terribly dirty.   I only share the horrible before shots so that you can enjoy the beautiful after ones. 

Farmer Neal was able to get the right element and we were back in business this morning  with oatmeal cooking for breakfast. 


We spent New Years Eve at home doing what we normally do.  The weather has been fantastic for being outside so Farmer Neal spent most of they day outside working on this and that.  We did get a little snow that was perfect for building a snowman.  Daddy got right on that while our little non-napping girl watched. 


 Our New Years Day was mostly spent looking at this. 

Farmer Neal found a puzzle upstairs … one of our “gifts” when we moved to the farm.  It was pretty fun working on it, even with a missing piece when all was said and done. 

Speaking of puzzles … Miss Evelyn’s new favorite activity is puzzles. 

She’ll still pick chatting with Daddy over working on one … and over looking at me for a picture, but she loves them.


The rest of our week has been pretty uneventful … just life as we know it. 

Which suits us just fine.   



  1. Nice ‘catch up’ post!

    How about you come and clean my stove? :)

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