"Meego and the Machine", a.k.a. the high school marching band, had their regional state competition this week. It was a really nice night for it with pleasant temperatures, stars, and no wind. They did a good job and managed to make it to finals for state champeenships.
After all those nachos and beers and hotdogs we slung over the summer, it's nice to see the kids' hard work paying off and the money put to good use.
And with regionals happening on a weeknight, Meego had a rare Saturday off. Magnum and I managed to get him to join on us on our naturely excursions. I snapped this photo, trying to be somewhat artsy fartsy, but it's still just a cell phone pic.
Today, we got in some more nice family time as Magnum's mother and step-dad came by for a visit, which got Chaco and Wolfgang over too. Their apartment-share is seeming to work out well. I think it helps that they each had some really obnoxious dorm roommate experiences, so they appreciate each other now.
At one point, MIL said, "Everybody come out and stand by your tree so I can get a picture", so we complied, and that resulted in this rare pic containing all five of us at once.
When did I get so short?
In movie news, Magnum and I watched "Chappie", since he brought it home from the library. I admit to not having high expectations, and maybe that's what helped me like it so much. It has an edgy feel to it that I like - kinda graphic novelish. Magnum liked it too. If nothing else, it was worth it to see Hugh Jackman as the evil rogue engineer with an awesome mullet.