I took this on my way home from work. If you haven't heard yet. Iowa's supreme court just legalized gay marriages on Friday. Let the celebrating begin! Wooooo hooo!
Jeez! but it's been one long and hectic weekend. On Friday I went running, grilled brats and then Stinky's friends started coming over. She invited a couple of her girlfriends over to watch movies and spend the night. One of the neighbor boys goes to the local Catholic high school and must have received some kind of girl radar there. He always seems to sense when Stinky is having a girl night and he and his buddies magically show up. They were fine for the most part. I gave them the living room and Coadster and I took over my room. I came out and checked on them often. At one point the guys were jumping around and wrestling and I made them stop out of respect for the upstairs neighbors.
Coadster and I watched movies. I chose the first one, Married Life. It was a pretty bleak look at marriage in 1949 with Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Patricia Clarkson and Rachel McAdams. It was slower moving and quirky but Coadster and I both really liked it. Coadster chose the second movie we watched, Milk. It was pretty fitting for the recent Iowa news. We both loved it. The acting was amazing. Josh Brolin continues to impress me.
On Saturday we ran a few errands, but then headed down South to the anniversary party. It was fun, but hectic. The girls got to see all of their cousins. The younger ones are pretty damn adorable aren't they?
It's been a while since I posted a mastiff photo, and I figured it was about time. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to capture the giant drool strings she was carrying around for a while though. Sorry.
Here's another gratuitous cute niece photo. Come on, you knew it was coming, didn't you?
As is par for the course at our family gatherings, there was some decent kid wrasslin' matches. These two are in the same grade, but the girl cousin has several inches and pounds on the boy cousin...
So, the match ended with the boy cousin getting some support from his father/trainer.
Don't worry. He was back and demanding a do-over in no time - only this time he wanted a cage match.
Today was my catch-up day. I tried to get done all of the stuff I usually do on Saturday, plus the normal grocery shopping, and getting the girls ready for their choir concert at St Mary's church this evening.
The concert was really beautiful, it was just very long and on a Sunday night.
Whew! Now I'd like another weekend to recover from this weekend, thank you.