Like kissing your sister

Like kissing your sister

Win, lose or somewhat deflating tie, Packer games have always been excellent opportunities to celebrate family. We bring them with us to games, gather around living room televisions to watch with them, text updates, share touchdown traditions and toasts, food and frustrations, strategies and stories. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to tailgate with my husband, [...]

Can I get a woo hoo? (And that game was pretty great too)

Can I get a woo hoo? (And that game was pretty great too)

From the day we met her, our son Vinnie's girlfriend Danni has felt like family. A jump-right-in-and-help kind of girl, Danni has floated down a river with us, cheered our various and quirky sports affiliations (Go Croatian soccer!), toasted, chuckled, cleaned, celebrated and consoled. She builds the best camp fires we have ever seen and [...]

All-weather friends and Packer fans

All-weather friends and Packer fans

We were limping to the finish line of this Packer season, cold, discouraged and disconcertingly relieved to be attending our last game at Lambeau, when we ran smack into a bunch of green and gold cheer. Our friends the Shadick family, with their matching Christmas Packer hand warmers and their contagious grins, understand that football [...]

T’is the season for Lambeau pilgrims

T’is the season for Lambeau pilgrims

Even though a brisk wind swirled through making its charming bench seats cold and uncomfortable, and our quarterback played a confounding game, and our opponent shut out the Packers at home for the first time in a decade, Lambeau Field still proved to be a worthy bucket list destination for the people we know. Mike, for [...]