WE ARE……a bit obsessed
“WE ARE…..” can be yelled from any corner of our property at any time of year and a resounding chorus of “PENN STATE!!” will quickly follow. We are, without a doubt, a Penn State family.
My husband and I met at Penn State when he and my brother were roommates. (We try to rub that fact in with my brother every chance we get.) We both loved every minute of our Penn State experience, but especially love the alumni thrill that comes with graduation from such a huge football school.
Our love of Penn State football permeates to our house, our children and even our pets. Not a single football Saturday will go by without all five of us decked out in our blue and white.
Even before we had kids to dress up, we turned our cats into Nittany Lion wannabes.
As soon as we had kids of our own, we started our collection of Penn State clothes for the short people.
Halloween couldn’t go by without a Penn State football player and a cheerleader. (Okay, so we couldn’t override the Giants fan, but he just wanted to be different.)
Luckily, we’re not alone in our obsession. We try to make it out to Penn State again at least once per season with my college roommate and her husband. At these ages, we drop the kids of with their grandparents so we can go have some adult fun, but someday, we’ll let them tag along with us. You’re never too old to pose by a statue.
We are proud to say that we were there for JoePa’s 400th win.
When we are home, we throw a football around the yard before settling in to watch the game together. We don’t entertain much during the year, but football season is different.
We are a Penn State family. Are we a bit obsessed? Sure. Do we go overboard? Maybe. But if the family who plays together, stays together, then we’re in a pretty good place.
WE ARE……PENN STATE!!!!!