Thanksgiving 2022

Thanksgiving 2022 was a good one! Making it unique was that I did something on the holiday for the first time. So tonight I thought I would share with you five highlights from our Thanksgiving, including that item I had never experienced before Thursday…

Turkey Trot – Okay, I am not going to keep you in suspense. Up until Thanksgiving 2022, I had never participated in a Turkey Trot. That all changed a few days ago when I went with my brother and sister-in-law to Spokane’s Manito Park for a three-mile “trot” through the beautiful grounds. The course even took us through a neighborhood where homeowners offered hot chocolate and apple cider (perhaps even a little Fireball if you asked nicely) to runners. It was cold and it probably took me the first mile to truly warm up, but it sure was a good time.

Glen, Carrie, and I off to the Manito Park Turkey Trot.

On The News – The Turkey Trot proved even more memorable than expected because we got on the news! KREM 2 sent reporter Janelle Finch to cover the race and we appeared in her live shot! As the camera panned, Glen and I gave big Forrest Gump-esque waves as we entered the picture. Before we could even say “Turkey Trot” my sister-in-law received a text from her friend saying that we were spotted.

I know the picture quality is awful but you get the idea…during KREM 2 reporter’s Janelle Finch’s live shot, Glen and I were spotted waving to the camera.

Cinnamon Roll Breakfast – After the Turkey Trot, we headed over to my brother’s house. As we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, we ate cinnamon rolls that Glen made from scratch. Now you may think I am joking around about what I am about to type but I am not—Cinnabon could not have made them better.

One of the delicious cinnamon rolls prepared by Chef Glenny Crocker.

Thanksgiving Dinner – Of course it doesn’t get better than the main event. As usual, the family meal/discussion was beautiful, intimate, and absolutely hilarious at times. It is always important for me to pinch myself during these holiday dinners and realize how lucky I am to enjoy a delicious meal with loved ones on such a special day.

Our family gathered around the dining room table for Thanksgiving 2022.

Mitten Holiday Game – Later in the night, we sat around the dining room table once again. However, instead of eating, we were competing to open up a gift. We played a rousing round of the mitten holiday game. We must have went around the table about five times before my brother was ultimately successful at opening the package to reveal a gift card to a local restaurant.

My brother-in-law trying to open up the package as my sister rolls the dice ferociously.


I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. As we now approach the Christmas seasons, I hope the next several weeks are happy and magical for you. Perhaps more importantly, let’s remember the reason for the season—Advent started yesterday and it will serve us all well to begin preparing for the arrival of the King of Kings. Don’t Blink.

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