Today was a special day in the Seattle area. Today the Seahawks played the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. We don’t do TV at home anymore, so the plan was to attend our normal church service on Sunday and then head back to church in the afternoon to catch the game with Pastor Ryan and some other Mars Hill Everett fans. After an amazingly solid worship this morning, a brilliant sermon from the book of James and a decision to hang out in Everett for the afternoon, we headed out.
Our first stop was Panera Bread in Everett to grab lunch. The Mac N Cheese was it’s usual yumminess and the Hazelnut coffee was just the perfect pick me up for getting me going and ready for the afternoon.
We swung into Wal-Mart next to grab a few little necessities before heading back to the church for game time. Evie found herself a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume in the aisle that she just had to put on. Yes, she was pretty much adorable in it and no, I didn’t let her bring it home.
Finally it was game time. The game started out rough as the Hawks fumbled their first possession and the 49ers kicked a field goal. After that though, the game was much more balanced with a back and forth scoring battle that ended with a 10-3 lead for the 49ers at the half.
The second half was a different story though. The Seahawks woke up and really brought the game back in a hurry. The Hawks scored a TD with a Marshon Lunch 40 yard run in the 3rd and took the lead for good when Russell Wilson hit Javon Kearse over the middle for a 35 yard touchdown pass. They ended up winning the NFC Championship 23-17.
So, February 2nd, the Seattle Seahawks will face Petyon Manning and the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. It will definitely be a great game with Manning’s high powered passing game waging war against the incredible pass defense that Seattle will bring. We will see who takes home the trophy in a few weeks though.