12 June 2011

This Time Last Year...

...the FIFA World Cup was being hosted by South Africa and the country was buzzing with excitement, team spirit and national pride.  Terms such as "Vuvuzela", "Zakumi", "Ke Nako!" and "Bafana Bafana" became part of everyday language and tourists poured in from every crack and crevice of the globe to support their team and join in the fun.  Universities throughout the country re-adjusted their semester schedules so that exams would be finished by the time the festivities started and companies closed early on game days.  The country pulled together in a way that I have never witnessed before as people from all races and religions sported their yellow jerseys in support of Bafana Bafana.  I must say that it was a wonderful time to be in South Africa and I feel so very blessed to have been able to be a part of it all.

Yesterday when I saw that Taryn had shared some of her favorite pics and memories of FIFA, I knew that I couldn't miss the opportunity to also jump on the band wagon and share some of my favorite memories with you and also reminisce about a wonderful time in South Africa's history :)

On our way into Ellis Park Stadium for the USA vs Slovenia game

Relishing in the "American-ness" of it all w/ a Budlight and hot dog

Jurg was also a good sport and supported the USA with me :)


My friend Amber came out to visit all the way from California and we were able to get tickets for the semi-final between Ghana and Uruguay


Jurg went a little overboard in showing his support for Ghana ;)

10 comments:

  1. Lovely post :) I also watched a programme earlier today on the World Cup month and it made me so emotional to think back! Thanks for the link back to mine :)

    xxx
    Taryn

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  2. Haha that's awesome he supported Ghana so very much! This post made me crave a hotdog so bad! Looks like a fun time!

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  3. So cool! I'm not a soccer fan, but I love sports and dressing up to support my favorite teams. This is something I would love to see one day!

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  4. Awwww, looks like so much fun! And so very festive!

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  5. oh my gosh! you are too cute! i totally want a hot dog now haha!!

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  6. great blog!!!

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    xoxo

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  7. so awesome! i love how into the game you guys get - too cute!

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  8. So jealous you got to go to the world cup! That is amazing!! Thanks for sharing the photos with us:)
    Anna

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  9. WOW Jenna!!! That is so awesome that you got to live in real life what we were only able to experience on the TV. Your photos look like such a fun time!!

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