Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Last Weekend: Pirates of Lanier Poker Run

Last weekend I was in Bufford, GA for the Pirates of Lanier poker run. Tyson and I left last Tuesday and arrived on Wednesday evening. This was our first time at this event and let me tell you, it was completely over the top. The attention to detail was immaculate. The sponsors and volunteers were so enthusiastic. And the amount of money that was raised for charity was record breaking... $430,000 thousand dollars!

I'll let the photos do the talking!

Paul Sr. from Orange County Choppers was there!

We won the award for Most Patriotic Boat!

It was so much fun! I flew home Sunday morning and was sooo exhausted. That means it was a good trip, right!?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Confessional Friday: A Day in the Life

Today, my friends, is Confessional Friday. But not just any Confessional Friday. Today Leslie requested a "Day in the Life" version of CF. I decided I would just record what would happen during my Thursday (yesterday).

I might add that not every day of my life is like this, but this is pretty typical. Unless we are traveling and then that is a whole other story.

So here ya go!

8:30 Wake up and see how the weather is going to be
Go to the bathroom
Take out my Invisalign
Feed Boo Boo
Make coffee
Attempt to give Boo Boo his medicine before we go to the vet
Go in office and work until 9:30
Take a shower
Brush my teeth and then put my Invisalign back in
Switch over laundry
10:00am Take Boo Boo to Vet
At the vet until 10:30
Go home
Hang up laundry
10:45 go back in to office
Write paychecks
Check email
Blog a little
11:30 get in the boat and clean it out
Help Tyson fix boat
12:00 make sandwiches lunch
Take out my Invisalign
Do more laundry
Call the vet to check on Boo Boo
Brush my teeth and put Invisalign back in
Go to the bank
Organize t-shirt order
2:09 start working on business taxes
2:37 still working on taxes
2:57 stillllll working on taxes
3:05 start working on payroll
3:21 still doing payroll
3:30 vacuum my office
3:40 try to fix stuff that is wrong in Quickbooks
4:00 patched the stuff that was wrong in Quickbooks and then pay monthly taxes
4:11 call the state of Missouri about some withholding info
4:12 lose my shit on the phone with some bitch who was insanely rude to me
4:13 call a different number and wait for someone to answer
4:32 talked to someone who knows what they are talking about
4:33 call a different number and lose my shit on someone else
4:45 forget that I have to go to the bank and post office before 5pm
4:50 rush to bank and call Tyson. Find out I have to pick Boo Boo up before 5pm.
4:51 call the vet and find out she has no idea what is wrong with Boo Boo but he is highly sedated and I need to pick him up at 5:20.
4:55 finish at bank and drive to post office
4:59 drop mail off at post office and head to Starbucks for my free drink
5:09 get my free drink from Starbucks and then drive to the vet
5:20 pick up Boo Boo and take him home
5:22 let him out of his kennel and freak out because he can't walk right and is acting really weird
5:36 text Mallory and ask her if this is normal
5:36-6:05 sit upstairs and watch Boo Boo to make sure he doesn't hurt himself
6:06 go to my office to do some work and start bawling because I'm sad Boo Boo is sick and I'm an emotional wreck
6:10-6:39 get a little bit of work done
6:45 go back in the house to check on Boo Boo
Switch laundry over
take my Invisalign out
7:15 go downstairs and make a sandwich for dinner
Talk to Tyson on the phone
7:30 sit down in my favorite recliner and watch YouTube videos
8:22 stilllll sitting here thinking about eating some leftover birthday cake
8:28 play some Words With Friends while watching YouTube
8:30 Tyson walks in the door with McDonald's (damn him)
8:35 eat some cake
8:40 go upstairs to check on Boo Boo. He jumped off the bed and slammed in to the door. Not fun.
8:45 wash my face, brush my teeth, and put my Invisalign back in
9:00 go back downstairs to clean up the kitchen
9:08 text Melissa and Lydia to let them know Boo Boo is sick. They are my "cat people".
9:10 go out in the shop to see what Tyson is working on
9:11 he's working on a transmission... a smelly transmission
9:36 go back in the house and go upstairs for bed time
9:38 quietly climb in bed so that I don't startle Boo Boo
9:53 realize my sneaky bed entrance was unnecessary because Boo Boo is hiding downstairs somewhere
10:09 watch TV/playing on the computer in bed
10:30ish finally fall asleep

So that my friends was my day on Thursday, July 10th. Riveting, eh?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Janet's Birthday Party

Yesterday was Tyson's mom Janet's birthday. We planned a semi-surprise dinner for her that was so much fun! We had cocktails and dinner at one of her favorite restaurants in Joplin, Wilder's Steakhouse.
Dinner was fabulous and we followed it up with a delicious raspberry filled cake from Cake 4 Cake Bakery.
We had a private room so the kiddos could run around and play while the adults talked and laughed.
It was perfect. At the end of the dinner Janet's nephew Justin offered to drive her home in 1965 Chevelle. I put together a little video of the evening including the sweet burn-out Justin did when they left.
Overall, it was a great evening!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

4th of July Weekend

Tyson and I went to Lake of the Ozarks for the 4th of July. We did the typical stuff like watch fireworks...
We went to a pool party at Coconuts...
 Don't mind that chicks butt crack showing... she must have accidentally put those bottoms in the dryer.

We went boating...
And we met some new friends!
So pretty much we just did normal stuff for a summer weekend.

As for other news in Tristan's world...
I've been working and stuff.
I've been trying to figure out why my cat isn't eating his food. All he wants is turkey lunch meat and to sit in bed with Tyson.
I've been planning Tysons' moms 69th birthday party.
I've been anxiously waiting for the release of the new iPhone 6. I neeeeeed it.
I've been trying to run and go to the gym more than twice a week. Uggghhhh...


I just read that Leslie at A Blonde Ambition is doing a different kind of Confessional Friday this week. She is asking for a post in regards to "a day in the life" where we write about what a typical day is like for us. But she wants RAW and TRUE material. I am actually very excited for this post! If you are interested in linking up, click here for her rules. I think I will record my day on Thursday and post on Friday if that makes sense.

Gotta go run errands now. Have a great Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Quick Summer Catch-Up!

Total blog neglect going on right now. Let's fix it!

About a week after Memorial Day we went to Jacksonville for a the Jacksonville River Rally Poker Run. I love this run because 100% of money raised goes to charity and a good friend of mine hosts it. My favorite part is on Saturday afternoon we go to his house and hang out by his pool.
Talk about epic party! There were food and drinks and HELICOPTER RIDES!
One of our friends from Atlanta has this beautiful helicopter and he graciously gave us a ride around the river!
I hate it when my helicopter matches my boat. (Not...)
It was seriously so awesome!!

Right after the poker run we had to fly to Virginia Beach for work. Trade shows are SO BORING. But we did get to go to the beach!

We have been home for about two weeks so I have been working and laking. I prefer laking over working but whatevs...

Maybe it's because of these amazing sunsets.

So that's pretty much what I've been doing for the past month. Oh and eating delicious snow-cones.