My parents and brother Robbie stayed at the farm to carry on with a late corn harvest. We missed them yesterday at our Thanksgiving table. My brother Joe was most happy that he was still able to bring the pie Grandma Nola had labeled “For Robbie”. Grandma is known for doing special baking for her favorite Robbie and we of course had to tease her. Not to worry Robbie, she left this morning with the remaining Apple-Berry pie for you. She also brought apple pie, pecan pie and peach juneberry pie. Plus Carol made pumpkin pie. It was a pie eating extravaganza.The Thanksgiving crew
Joe and Hunter introduced Lori, Eldon and Nathan to a Lukens holiday tradition…an intense Risk game. Nathan won…but he had let Joe take over for him by that time.
There was a lot of game playing. Yesterday morning Joe, Hunter and Kirsti played “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?” (Answer to that question is still up for debate between Joe and Hunter.) Last night we all played “Apples to Apples”. Nathan won.
Kirsti snapped a pic of me basting our prized Thanksgiving turkey. It was juicy, tender and beautiful!
A young woman with an old soul…knitting by the fire. Cozy Kirsti.
Even though Mama Jane was not able to join us which made me very sad (and questioning my holiday cooking ability with out her by my side), she sent an early Christmas gift for us. Nathan and I both love log cabins. I have been dreaming my future log cabin since high school. This is the only log cabin I will have for many, many decades. It has little drawers and doors that open, labeled for each day in December counting down until Christmas Day. It was a thoughtful gift and definitely something we all will enjoy every December. We will fill it with candy and coins for Hunter to open each day. Elizabeth might find her way in it. Cheerios or Kix can be her treat to find. Elizabeth enjoyed all the company, food and excitment. The mashed potatoes made by Grandma Carol were a highlight for her.