How long, exactly, is it appropriate to celebrate your team being WORLD CHAMPIONS?
I've decided we definitely get a while longer...
I wanted to do a recap of the Seahawks Victory Parade last week, because it was seriously one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Just me and 700,000 of my closest friends, gathered to welcome the Hawks home from the Super Bowl.
Have I already mentioned that we won?!?!
We nearly froze to death, but it was worth it to be part of such a monumental day...
|We arrived in the city at 6:45 a.m. the day of the parade so Stew and Brett could post up and get us front row seats on the parade route. It was COLD. My friend Jessica and I brought them hot drinks every hour or so...|
|As the streets started to fill up and the excitement began to built, you could literally feel the energy in the city rising...|
|With my co-workers, front and center waiting for the parade to start. We are lucky to work only a block away!|
|Stew and Brett getting the crowd riled up...|
|We hung out in the freezing cold for several hours waiting for the parade to start, but no one minded a bit.|
|It's starting! It's starting!!|
|Marshawn Lynch tossing Skittles out to the crowd. Stew even reached up and handed him a new bag! I decided it was weird to try and get him to sign my belly for Baby Marshawn... but I was tempted!|
|Sea Gals and Blue Thunder.|
|Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson showing off that beautiful, shiny Lombardi Trophy. Swoon!|
|I have never, ever in my life seen the streets of Seattle like this. It was such an unbelievable experience and I'm so glad we were able to be a part of it!|
|After the parade we headed down to the season ticket holder victory rally at CenturyLink Field. This is the last time you'll see me here until the fall!|
Stew and I spent some of this weekend spending Baby Marshawn's college tuition on Super Bowl swag... we may have gone a little overboard. But Baby Boy will be so excited to have a commemorative football someday... and a hat and a t-shirt and a sweatshirt and a onesie and a beer mug and a photo collage and a pennant and... oh lord I don't even remember what all we ordered. It's all going to look great displayed in our media room, though.
It feels strange to have football season officially over with, even though we went out with the biggest bang in franchise history.
I'm so in love with this city, this game, this team... And I can't wait to do it all again!