Friday, January 31, 2014

The Farmer Boy's Birthday

We had just re-settled in after our "once-in-a-life-time" trip, and before we knew it, we realized it was Josiah's birthday.  We are so very thankful for this young man and all he does as a part of our now household of 6.

Josiah has a very detailed and artistic mind, and sometimes can be quite particular about the details.  His requested birthday breakfast was a January breakfast menu from the The Original White House Cook Book, 1887 Edition.  It consisted of: fried cornmeal mush with maple syrup drizzled on, hot apple sauce, fried ham slices, squash fries, Parker house rolls, and cocoa.

We were a bit busy that morning, but we managed to make time in the afternoon to go for Josiah's annual birthday hike. 

We made our way (well bundled) to Beaver Lake Trails. 

Our goal this year were visit two lakes.  They were rather off trail, and we had never found them before. 

{On the first of the lakes} 

One of Josiah's early presents was a pair of Binoculars; they came in handy for sighting some birds. 

Despite the chilly weather it was very beautiful, and we enjoyed our time in God's creation. 

This year there have been many happenings.  Earlier last year Josiah was able to purchase his truck from our dear Aunt Myrt and Uncle Warren.   The first week in January our Uncle Warren passed away.  We miss him very very much, so partly to honor him we created Josiah's cake in the shape of Uncle Warren's truck.  

Josiah has become a wonderful young man, who loves the LORD with his whole heart, is a hard worker, and such a blessing to us.

Happy Birthday Josiah Thomas!!


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