Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Seth's birthday

There is an amusement park in Branson, MO - Silver Dollar City.  Through Seth's employment, he gets to go to Silver Dollar City with one guest for FREE on certain days.  Well, we decided to go, and we took some other onions to check it out.  Silver Dollar City started out as a cave attraction and other things were added to occupy people while they waited for cave tours.  It's much like Knott's Berry Farm, but with several shows.  We went during "Southern Gospel."  So many gospel choirs, quartets, and such.  Of course, there were rides too!  Some pretty cool ones.  There were a lot of people there, but the shows were full and we walked right onto the rides.  The onions made several repeat visits.

Seth woke up to balloons and a Happy Birthday serenade.  The balloons mysteriously disappeared.  Hmm?

Seth taught the young men in our ward and in scouting how to do chain mail.  The missionaries joined in too.

Seth said he wanted cheese balls for his birthday.  As if we weren't cheese ball enough already. wink wink.  We thought it would be fun for everybody to get him some, but the store only had three.  so other candy had too suffice.

On top of cheese balls and candy, Elanor made Seth Granny Annie's cheese cake.


Several days later, Seth is still experimenting with all the ways he can eat his cheese balls.  Um? 

Seth is doing well.  He is working and saving as much as possible.  He begins trade school for horseshoeing in February.  Seth is looking for scholarships ans has applied to a few.  Finding scholarships has been a challenge.  "White male with parents that are not suffering financially."  First world problems people.
He's growing up and launching! 
I admit that I have emphasized on life skills and independence to the point of beating the dead horse.  But I have questioned the possibility many times over.  I am so excited for and proud of my boy.  
I have faith that the Lord will provide a way for Seth to go to school.


  1. so adorable! he will make it!! love the cheese ball sandwich..

  2. OK.. let’s focus on the LIVE horse, since that will be his business ��

    1. House. Then garden. Clear land for pasture (where there used to be a pasture on our land). Then animals.
      Seth will be around horses daily while he is away to school.

  3. Wow, Jaimi, he is really growing into a handsome and healthy young man. Congratulations to all of you! You didn't say just how many years old he is. Trying to hide the age of your eldest so you can hide your age? 😋

  4. Happy Birthday Seth. So good to see you have fun❤️Miss you all❤️