But back to my dreams. In regards to the Chicago Bears, there are two. And they are big.
1. Go to a home game in the snow at Soldier Field (it seemed like there were bragging rights associated with attending a snowy game, as opposed to a game in nice weather. I'm no fair-weather fan!)
2. Meet Devin Hester and Lovie Smith in person.
My first dream came true on Sunday. We woke up at 3 am, left my cousin's house in Minneapolis, and headed towards Soldier Field. We hurried, but by the time we dropped off our car, checked into our hotel, added all 17 layers, and took the bus through ridiculous amounts of traffic, we missed kickoff by 5 minutes. I could have cried, except that I was too excited for the rest of the game.
And, bonus, it SNOWED during the first half of the game. This was nice for two reasons: First, I now have bragging rights, and can be labeled a "true" fan since I've sat in Soldier Field cheering the Bears on through snow. Second, it only snowed during the first half, and not much in the second half, which was nice because it was actually kind of miserable.
This one has Cutler in it, as well as both Devin Hester AND Lovie! Hester is the one towards the top of the group, standing about on the 30-yard line, and Lovie is on the sidelines at the 40-yard line (you can click on the picture to make it bigger).
And, to top it all off, the Bears WON, 38-34!
Afterwards we ate Chicago-style pizza at Giordano's. The memory of it still makes my mouth water.
So, one of my dreams came true. We tried to find a way to meet Lovie and Devin after the game, but no luck. So, I'm hoping they come for my birthday. Dave says we can celebrate my birthday in Chicago if Lovie and Devin come.
I asked Dave if he could get Lovie and Devin to come because they support the NFL's push for Breast Cancer Awareness, and I beat cancer, and he said he wasn't sure how to make that happen.
So, if anyone out there reading this blog has their cell phone numbers, could you please text them and tell them how much it would mean to me? It would make my year.