Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Green Bay Packers

Jeff and I snuck away for a couple of days which we have never done before. It was soooo wonderful to ride in the car in peace and quiet and also to be able to have an uninterrupted conversation. We went to the Packer - Viking game in Green Bay. We had such a great time. A huge "Thank You" to our dear neighbor Jan for watching the kids for us. Jeff is a Viking fan and I was born and raised a Packer fan.

It was military appreciation night and I thought this was so awesome! Of course everybody else in stadium is holding up their card except me who HAD to take pictures.

The Packers killed the Vikings but it was still so much fun to be there.

This is a layout that I did last year after going to the Packer game with my dad.

My journaling from last year:

When Mom and Dad first met, one of the things they had in common is that they were both Green Bay Packer fans. They were both born and raised in Minnesota and yet they both loved the Packers. It is not cool to be a Packer fan in Minnesota. In 1970, Mom mailed in the forms to be a season ticket holder. They were placed on a waiting list. In the mean time, we followed the Packers like nobody's business. On Sundays after church, we would spend the day watching football together. They continued to be on the waiting list. In 2003...33 years after applying for season tickets and 10 years after my mom had passed away, my dad got "THE LETTER". He was now a season ticket holder and he couldn't have been happier. Since 2003, my brothers and I have taken turns going with dad to the games. I got to go with him on December 26th of this year. There is nothing that beats Lambeau Field. The fans are crazy, church is held on Saturdays on the weekend of game days, and you cannot go into an establishment in Wisconsin without everybody sporting a Packers jersey. It is unbelievable. It is so fun to see dad at the Packers game...he is like a little kid. I left at 7 in the morning and returned at midnight but you certainly can't beat seeing dad enjoy life like this. He said to me before the game, "thank you for coming to the game with me...you know if your mom would still be with us, she would have loved coming to the games with me". It was so sweet and so true. It touched my heart and I'm so glad that he gets to bask in the glory of Lambeau Field all season long.

I hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness, Jana! I didn't know you were in this area! I'm also a Packers fan married to a Vikings fan, so last night's game was interesting, even just watching on TV. Love the story you shared on the layout.

  2. As my punishment for thinking that the Vikings had a shot at beating the Packers, I am posting my apologies to Aaron Rogers everywhere that I can and promise to never doubt again.

  3. Terrific photos Jana, love that first one, so special.

  4. Die hard Packers fans here too! Congrats on going to the game...and of course the big win!

  5. I am sooo glad you and your dh had a chance to get away without the kids! You've had such a busy time of it lately! My daughter and I ran off to Lake of the Ozarks this weekeknd for the same reason (see another coincidence there?). And your neighbors are saints!