Happy Thanksgiving

For as long as I can remember, I have spent Thanksgiving with my dad, his brothers, my cousins, and my aunts. We always eat a large turkey dinner, take a 30 minute food-settling break, and then hit the football field for the annual Fenton Family Football Game. Everyone plays!

This year things were different. Bennett and I decided going home for Christmas and Thanksgiving was a little too much last year. We decided to stay in Idaho for the big Turkey Day. After Dad found out we would be here alone, he quickly hopped on his plane (with my sister and bro-in-law) so we wouldn't celebrate without family.

We had a great weekend full for Heavenly Ham (from Hattiesburg), turkey, broccoli and cheese casserole, pecan pie, and football. Oh writing about it is making me feel full again and reminds me to thank all of those wonderful women who have cooked for me on Thanksgiving Day for the last 27 years! It is not an easy task. Friday night we watched the Holiday Fireworks show over Lake Coeur d'Alene from a floating restaurant.

Thanks family for the visit. And for the Mississippi family we missed- see you December 20th.


  1. Bennett and Jana,
    My family and I moved to Idaho about 16 years ago. I can hardly believe that it's been that long that we've been in Idaho.

    I read your post this afternoon with a convicted commitment to pray for you and to bless the Living God that you are in Idaho right now. My family are in Colorado and Renee's family are in New Mexico and Kansas. We miss seasons like this with family many times and have been blessed just like you when family make the journey to Idaho. Even though I know don't know you well I'm thankful to God for your being in Idaho. (I'm sad that I have to go through Montana or Oregon and Washington to visit Northern Idaho this time of year from Southern Idaho.)

    Thanks for investing your lives into the lives of Idahoans. I pray that God will give you boldness and courage as you speak truth in your area.


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