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June 17, 2008

Fathers Day/ US open

Filed under: family, me, random — Jana @ 9:18 am

Lee’s brothers came down this past weekend to go to the US open.  So I got to spend father’s day with four dads.  I made them a huge breakfast father’s day morning, and then shipped them all off to the golf tournament.  A few minutes later Lee walked back in the house and asked me if Carmen and I wanted to go because they had some extra tickets. I thought this may be my only chance to ever see Tiger Woods in real life so I said yes.  We ended up having a great time… Which we weren’t sure was going to happen since I am not much of a sports fan, but this was actually fun.  It was a ton of walking and jockeying for the best position to see Tiger but it was worth it to see those few really exciting moments.  Like when tiger was on the last hole and he has to make a putt to tie the score and go onto a playoff the next day.  Here is a picture Garth took with his cell phone… that he had to sneak in… in Carmen’s stroller… Without me knowing!  It’s of Tiger getting ready, you cant really see that it’s Tiger and his caddy on the green, but it is, and you can also see the throngs of people around us.

There were 60 thousand people there with us, so we found a spot where all my tall guys could see and I stood on Carmen’s stroller so I could see.

It was pretty exciting because a few moments before he goes to putt the entire crowd goes dead silent.  With 60,000 people holding their breaths at the same moment, it is pretty intense.  Then he makes the putt and the place just goes nuts with mayhem.

It was pretty fun.  We had to go back the next day to watch the playoff.  Two days of pushing Carmen around a golf course was pretty interesting… Especially when they players go to hit and everything is silent. We had to keep telling her “shhh… baby’s sleeping”  Because that’s the only way to get her to whisper.  And if she yells out during a shot, it’s not like at church when your kid starts singing twinkle twinkle mid prayer and surrounding people just smile understandingly… Golf fans get ticked.  She was actually surprisingly good the whole time though.

I am glad I went.  I got to see Tiger walk about 3 feet in front of me, so that was cool.

Coming from someone who is not a fan of anything sports related, going to the tournament was a pretty good father’s day gift for Lee, I think.



  1. holy. MOLY. my dad would have peed his pants to be you. he worships at tiger’s feet.

    looks like a blast–i wanna be you!

    Comment by mindi — June 17, 2008 @ 9:28 am

  2. I always thought that golf was such a boring sport, but it looks like it might be a little more fun in person.

    Comment by Misty — June 17, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  3. Jana – how can I thank you enough for having my man and his twin brother as well as Garth at your house. You are an amazing host and Lawrence couldn’t say enough about your excellent cooking. I am so grateful to you and Lee for providing such an AMAZING Father’s Day weekend for Law. Thanks again for letting him come. Also, I was so stoked when I heard you got to go on Sunday & Monday too. How cool to be there in person. What a freaking awesome ending too. I don’t ever remember a US Open with such an ending ever. WOW! Thanks again, for making a BIG guys weekend of weekends!!

    Comment by Gwenny — June 17, 2008 @ 11:40 am

  4. Thank you for the butt graze as I walked by you, Jana. You are my hottest fan. Call me.

    Comment by Tiger Woods — June 17, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

  5. Hi Jana, Yes I remember you. And I watched that putt in awe …but on the TV!! I am jealous you were there! Your Family is so cute and I also checked out your Knit site…SOOO Cute. Your talented!I’ll put it up on my blog. So where do you live now? And do you have two kids? Keep in touch

    Comment by Rachel (romney) Smith — June 17, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

  6. That is so awesome! How lucky that you got to be there! And I saw your comment about Lake Powell. Those trips were some of my favorites too! You guys were all so fun and we really had a great time! Good memories for sure. :)

    Comment by Holly — June 17, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

  7. How fun! I can’t believe Tiger commented on your blog. You’re famous! :)

    Comment by Linds — June 18, 2008 @ 5:58 am

  8. What a fun Father’s Day! I am not a golf fan either butI would love to see Tiger Woods

    Comment by traci — June 18, 2008 @ 8:10 am

  9. Hey it’s Amanda Romney from High School. I am so glad to see that you are doing well. You are so talented with all the stuff you make!

    Comment by Amanda Romney Anderson — June 18, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  10. I would actually like going to a golf tournament. I would like to se tiger in person some day.

    Comment by jessica — June 19, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

  11. The crowd went wild at our house too at the last shot. You were brave to take Carmen…I am glad she was good for you.

    Comment by Shannon — June 19, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  12. The crowd went wild at our house too at the last shot. You were brave to take Carmen…I am glad she was good for you.

    Comment by Shannon — June 19, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  13. Thanks to you guys I got out scott free for father’s day. Tell Lee thanks for inviting Clint, there couldn’t have been a better father’s day gift for him. He got spoiled because I made him breakfast too, and then he headed to your house for some more. Hey do you mind sending me a copy of the picture that has Clint in it! It’s not everyday I can get my hubby to pose for a picture?

    Comment by Niki — June 19, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

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