Monday, December 30, 2013

An Alway Family Christmas, Seahawk Style

It seems like this is the year that Christmas just keeps on coming!
Russ and Patty arrived on Saturday to celebrate the holiday with us a little belatedly, and also to use the Seahawks tickets we had given them for Christmas. Of course we decided to throw in some 12th Man jerseys as well!
I love having house guests, so it was a blast to have them come up and hang out, and they unnecessarily and generously brought even more lovely gifts (as if the amazing Seahawks jackets weren't enough)!
Aren't the personalized stockings adorable?! And yes, that is a Seahawks tooth fairy pillow for Baby Marshawn!
As much fun as I was having, I was still pretty nervous about Sunday's game against the Rams, one that we needed to win in order to clinch the NFC West title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Everything that we have been working for over the entire season literally came down to this one game...
Don't worry, we pulled it off!

Being there to see the Hawks pull off their big win made every single moment of the entire season worth it.
Now... on to the playoffs!
I am so lucky that I got to spend Christmas this year with TWO families. Sometimes it is difficult and stressful for us to spend enough time with both of our families and friends, but we're lucky that everyone is so flexible and accommodating. Family is so important!
It's also good to be reminded that not everyone always has the luxury of seeing loved ones during the holiday season. But Tiffany from Dropcam emailed me earlier this month to share some wonderful videos of soldiers who did make it home for the holidays, which I thought I'd share with you here as well. Stuff like this makes me cry every time, but it also warms my heart... take a look.
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  1. I was there yesterday, too! I was sitting across the field from you though in section 214... roaming around the club level! Why do they have such better food options up there?! Haha.

  2. How fun that you're able to extend your Christmas celebrations!!! And Yay for the Seahawks win!!! :-)

  3. Congrats in making the playoffs! Our teams are both out. :( The Bears (Scott's team) totally blew it with only a tiny bit of time left. It was seriously so disappointing, we both didn't finish our dinner! lol The Steelers didn't start playing like the Steelers until too late, and we needed 3 teams to lose so we could make it. MAYBE I'll root for the Seahawks this playoff season! :)

  4. Whoo hoo for your Seahawks..depending on what happens, I may be rooting for them, since my team (the Atlanta Falcons) are faaar out of the running!

    well, i'm a new follower, looking forward to more posts from you! :)

  5. Your Christmas looks beautiful! I love your stockings!! xo

  6. I agree... going from place to place can be stressful but we're SO incredibly LUCKY to have 2 families that love us and want to celebrate with us! :) Happy new year, love!

  7. That looks like an awesome Christmas!


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