Friday, January 31, 2014

Confessional Friday: Get to Know Me Edition

This week for Confessional Friday, Leslie suggested we do a "get to know me" edition. I think this is a great idea because I have  yet to even do a real "get to know me" post. So let's begin!

I was born and raised in the beautiful area of Lake of the Ozarks. Right smack-dab in Central Missouri. 
My mom and my biological dad did not stay together after I was born. He left when I was three years old and my mom raised me on her own until I was nine. That was when she met my step-dad (whom I now call my dad). His name is Richard and he is the best thing that could have ever happened to my mom and I. They got married and he adopted me. My dad had never had any children in previous marriages so I was his one-and-only little girl.

After graduating from high school I went to State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO. I was a nanny my freshman year and was on the cheerleading squad my sophomore year. My junior year of college I went to University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO where I graduated with my BSBA in Business Administration.
All through high school and college I worked on gas docks around the lake area. I absolutely LOVED that job. It was so fun to be around boats and out in the sun. The summer of 2010 was when I met my boyfriend, Tyson. It was Shootout weekend and he was staying at the yacht club I worked at. He had some smooth lines like "Hey can I get your number in case my boat sinks?" but I fell for it and we are still together today.
Sometime in 2011 I moved to Joplin, where he lives. Now I help him and his partner run their company. I am an office manager, personal assistant, boat hauler, part-runner, shipper, housekeeper, lunch-getter, accountant, etc. I do just about anything him or his partner need.

Then late in the summer of 2012 my dad got really sick. He was diagnosed with stage four duodenal cancer. He passed away on January 21, 2013. I can not even begin to describe all that my dad taught me and how much I miss him. He was truly one of my rocks.

One of my hobbies is boating. I travel all over the country to go to different boating events and I LOVE it.

I have a true love for animals. Tyson has a bengal kitty named Boo Boo and I have a chihuahua named Bonzai that my mom takes care of for me. She also has six other dogs. Growing up we fostered many dogs for local shelters.

I love organizing, makeup, shopping, and socializing. I collect bikinis and have too many shoes. I swear a lot. I love sunsets. I dislike liars. I'm a sucker for Mexican food and margaritas. I have Invisalign. I don't like being cold.

I started blogging way back in high school. I had a good ole Xanga blog! Lol those were the good ole bloggy days. I stopped blogging around 2007 because I got too busy. Then my friends Sara and Mallory turned me on to PinkLouLou and that's what inspired me to start Sunshine! I started Sunshine on January 1, 2012. Some of my most popular posts are designing my new makeup vanity and my true blue party punch recipe. So if you like quirky-sarcastic-goofiness you will like me.

Thanks for reading and happy Friday!

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