But even more than Germany's win, which was pretty awesome, the reason why I loved this year's World Cup so much and looked so forward to every match was the idea that the World Cup, as stereotypical or cheesy as it sounds, provides a means of the coming together of different countries to one arena, creating a mixing pot of religions, beliefs, and cultures. I love things like that. Be it the World Cup or the Olympics, creating a feeling of global unification is something that gets me every time. And the kick-ass soccer games don't hurt either!
I hope you guys found just as much enjoyment in this year's World Cup as me and my family, and below is a semi-blury-from-the-excitment picture of my sister and I celebrating Germany's win. The only thing that would have been sweeter would have been to be in Germany the night of the final!