Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Treat

This treat involved two special people in my life. The Man and our gal Makenna.

A few weeks ago, The Man forwarded an email he had received from work from the USO. We're big fans of the USO because they support our troops at home and abroad like you would not believe. In the email, it was stated that they had some discount tickets available for an upcoming Jacksonville Jaguars game. This would be something I would normally scan over and keep going. I had to pause this time and look again. They were playing the Minnesota Vikings. The Man's most favorite team in the whole wide world. He is die hard and he is loyal to this team.

I called The Man at work and told him he might want to check out the prices and see if it would be reasonable for him to be able to go. He called me back to say the tickets were $10.00 a piece and he could only get two. I told him to go for it. He was worried about who would go with him. I told him to give Paige first dibs but my money was on Makenna going.

I was right. Paige graciously declined going and Makenna jumped at it. Makenna is The Man's partner in crime. They golf together and watch NASCAR together. When he asked her to go, she said, "Well, it's not NASCAR, but that's okay." Plans were made for them to leave early (Sunday, November 23, 2008) so they would be sure to get there in time and find their way.

I received many text messages and picture messages that afternoon while they were gone. The Vikings beat the Jags soundly and it was considered a very good time.

Are you ready for some football?

Getting ready to walk out the door and head to Jacksonville. Check out the VERY old jersey Makenna got to wear. She has the purple fleece on underneath to show her team support.

These are the stairs that my child complained about. Over and over again. She could not understand why escalators weren't an option. She seriously called me when she got there and these stairs were the first thing she talked about.

This was their view from their seats. Not the closest to the field but acceptable for ten bucks.

This is The Man on the phone with me. So, I guess I was there in a way?

The half-time snack. The Man was thrilled she chose "football fare". There were many tasty choices from the food vendors, but my girl wanted the good stuff.

I love this picture. Aren't those two happy campers? I see she scammed his hat for some shade for a little while. I made her take shades to wear because I'm a fanatic about wearing shades to protect the eyes. Everyone has a pair in the family and are required to wear them. (No, they don't always listen to me.)

This was a great day for two very special people. There was football, hot dogs, a big win, and bonding time. Can't beat that, can you?

I wish to add here that if you are looking for a charity or organization to donate to? Please consider the USO. They really do look out for our troops at home and abroad. We are so thankful for what they do and all the volunteers that make many things possible. Quoted from their web page: "The USO is the way the American public supports the troops. "


OneHungMan said...

OneHung has already told Mrs. Hung that they might become season-ticket holders to the Jags one of these days. It's not OHM's favorite team, but it is the neighbor of his favorite city.

Glad they had the opportunity to go.

Tell the Man when OHM gets down there, he'll take him to see the Vikes play again.

Girlfriend Down the Street said...

I second the USO...good folks, doing wonderful things!!!

The Man on the Edge said...

Thank you for this post my love.

We did have a good time, even though parking cost us more than the tickets did.

I love you so much. You don't get the whole sports thing, but, you sure support the few things I ask about. Now that's LOVE.

Neighbor Debbie said...

Rock on "The Man" ( I know ur real name lol) and kudos to you too Hope to support your family in the things they love to do.

The family said...

It looks like they had an awesome time and that day will be a treasured memory (by both) for years to come.

Monogram Queen said...

That is so wonderful that they spent some quality time together and that she's his partner-in-crime. I love it!
You've sure got a "keeper" there, Miss Hope!

Sam, Missy and Alex said...

The Man, your breaking Hope, because I don't know if you noticed but she just did a whole post about football!! heehee!!


Much love to ya Hope!!! :}

PS my word verification is (no lie) "let roar" all one word! Its a sign Hope ...find a team so you can get your scream on...heehee!!!

Miss Hope said...

Oh, ha ha Missy. I couldn't tell you a player's name on either team or what the score was. I know nada/zilch/nothing about football and I foresee it remaining that way. Girl, why do you think I didn't even put myself in the pot to go with him? Once I found out that it was, indeed, still 4 hours long in person? No, thank you.

Aunt Becky said...

That foodstuff looks AWESOME. I wish I'd been there!

DIAMOND said...

WOOOO HOOO There is nothing better than FAITH ~ FAMILY ~ FOOD ~ FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!

Lishak said...

That looks like a fun day! It's always great to have a father/daughter day. I loved doing stuff like that with my dad. :)

Busy Texas Dee said...

Ashley and I love the Vikings. She saw your blog and noticed the number one Mak's jersey right away. Chris Carter was her favorite player so she also has a jersey with the number 80 on it. She got it when she was 4 and hasn't gotten rid of it. Does The Man remeber that Ashley has an autographed pennant from 13 years ago? And yes she has Chris Carter's autograph on it. Anyway I'm glad she didn't follow in my dad's footsteps and end up liking Dallas. The Man has good tasted in football teams. Ashley said she wished she was there because she would have gone with him if he would have let her.