My Dad has two younger sisters. The older of the two (but not old) lives in a city next to ours. The other sister is married to a military guy and so they have lived all over the place and currently reside on the east coast.
When I was a kid the Aunt who lives close by and her family used to live down the street from us. I LOVED it. We were always walking to their house and they always came to ours. There was a period of time when she took me to school and that was always a fun adventure.
For a very long period of time, this Aunt owned a flower shop, which was always just referred to as The Shop. When I was in college she called me to ask if Josh wanted a part time job delivering flowers. My Dad thought this was a terrible idea. Josh took the job. Can I just say that I LOVE that Josh took that job. Just a few of the reasons why:
1. I received fresh flowers WEEKLY. Yep, I was spoiled. My sweet Aunt would make an arrangement every Friday of the left over flowers and Josh brought them to me. I was very sad when he stopped working for her.
2. Josh saved up his money from this extra job (he was already working full time and going to college full time) and bought me an engagement ring!
3. He got to know my Aunt AND my Nana REAL good. I have always loved that. My Aunt had a saying at her Shop, “What is said in the Shop, STAYS in the Shop.” There is absolutely no telling what good juicy little tid bits Josh knows from working there, but I love that he was in on it all with my Aunt and my Nana and the other ladies. My Aunt and Nana both got to know him so well and love him much. My Nana thought the world of him.
Then as an adult, my Aunt was really there for me during a couple of very difficult times. She was there with a listening ear and with words of wisdom and hope. She had walked my road and knew my feelings. I felt so blessed to have someone there who had walked my road and come out on the other side.
I just love her to pieces!
Anyway, I say all of this to say that earlier this week, my Aunt called me and let me know that she saw these turkeys in a magazine and thought of Luke. She was going to email them to me and I just HAD to make them with him.
In her email to me:
PS I’m not prejudiced….but Luke is much cuter than all the kids on the recipe page!!!!!
If you make these, please send me a pic of Luke and the turkeys.
She makes me laugh, but she’s right…. Luke is way cuter than those kids. Plus, the turkeys are too cute so we just had to make them!
And so for my dear sweet Aunt, here are the pictures! Luke and I had a fun time making these. Thank you for thinking of us.
I love you!!