Hi, you may have noticed I have quite a mess here. I'm in the process of trying to fix it and waiting for the people to email me back so I can get this figured out! Also, I lost all of my blogs that I follow - Wonderful.
I know there was some help from Sara and my brother-in-law Beau. I don't know how I went all those years being friends with Beau and not knowing his older brother. But that night that Dustin called me was totally out of the blue. And my Dad was none too happy that some 22 year old guy was calling his 17 year old daughter. But I went anyway. And here we are.
We've come a long way in 8 years.
While our marriage isn't perfect - it works for us.
We're never afraid to be completely honest and tell each other how we feel.
A few weeks ago the boys decided it would be a good day to try out Asher's new golf clubs. They called up Kevin and Kolby and headed to the course early. Mommy stayed home that morning to sleep in clean and organize Asher's birthday gifts. After they finished up the first 9 holes I met up with the guys and rode along for the next round.
How cute does that tiny golf bag look next to Daddy's?
Such a Stud
Just kill me now. Look at this sweetness. Dustin thinks we have a little pro on our hands.
Kolby Wesley - I remember when this child was BORN.
And Asher loves him, calls him Ko-Bee
My little guy rode along for 18 holes - which is much longer than Mommy would have made it. Then he went home and took a 3 hour nap. I'm hoping that golf is something he loves. It's a sport he can play for the rest of his life and the ONLY one he can play with Mommy. I'm looking forward to the time when he can play in the Parent-Child Tournament with me.
Saturday we headed downtown to the main drag. My main goal for that day was to buy a new pair of boots.
There were so many choices
So many, many choices.
The Sister was having a hard time too.
Our group walked out of there with 9 pairs of boots. They were addicting.
We headed down to Margaritaville. This is when we found out Dustin's license was expired. Oops.
I had a Bloody Mary for breakfast with lots of Tabasco and pepper. Mmmm.
Mom and Miss Mel
We felt bad for Dustin so we moved on to the next place where they didn't really look at his ID.
Dustin & Dad needed those Bloody Marys to recover from their escapades at the Hotel Bar the night before. I had finally had enough and went up to bed. My cell started ringing and Dustin was calling saying his key didn't work for the room so I let him in. It wasn't until I looked at his key the next morning that I realized he was using a Ramada Inn key. Ummmm honey, this is the Hilton.
We saw all kinds of things down there. I had to wait until this dog moved. Yes, it was real.
Some of us like to eat instead of just drink our lunch - so me, Mom, The Sister and Josh went to Jack's Bar-B-Que for lunch. It was awesome and worth standing in line for 30 minutes to get my food.
However, when I got a text from Dustin down the street at Legends that said "Hurry and get down here - the guy in the band is giving your Dad shit" I knew I had to get out of there quick.
Do you know my Dad? He doesn't talk much, but when he does its usually worth the wait. He doesn't like people to call him out in a crowd and that's just what this guy did. He kept calling Dad Skippy.
He would say "Skippy, look at Skippy. He's that kid on the field trip that tries to act like he isn't having fun but he really is." or "He's the only man who can go to a strip joint and not turn around." This is after Dad kept ignoring him.
"Lets give a hand to my Manager Skippy!!!"
Almost as funny as the look on Dad's face when he found out Taylor and Josh were sharing a room. C'mon Dad, at her age I was married. Still not funny? OK. Moving on.
We stopped in the Cadillac Ranch and had a beer while we were waiting for Josh and The Sister to do some shopping.
She picked up this Willie Nelson shirt for Asher. Love it.
We went back to the hotel for a little rest and to change. We also needed to take all those boots back so we didn't have to haul them all over with us.
Since I found out I had some new friends that visit my little corner of the web I thought I'd say hi!
And show you one of my new pairs of boots!
We went back to where all the action is and had dinner. Soon after that the old people Mom & Dad and Kevin & Mel headed back to the hotel. The four of us tried to hit as many places as we could, which meant stopping for one beer at each place. And for me this means 1/2 of one. I'm a slow drinker.
We had a couple of things on our to-do list. Tootsies was one of them.
We knew that Bob from the shop had put his business card on the hanging heater there. Of course I couldn't miss a photo of that!
It took us about 4 bars to find the right one but we finally found the Illinois firefighter plate hanging behind a bar. We had heard that it had Munzy's name on it. I've looked at this picture over and over and still can't find it. Maybe the guys from the shop will let us know if this is the right one.
It was a great trip and we had lots of laughs. We really do need to go back because I feel like we didn't have enough time to see everything and I never got to really "let loose." Although I think this made Dustin and my Dad happy. The only thing I was disappointed in was how touristy it was. I wanted to see some real cowboys. I guess they don't have those in Nashville? And it smelled like urine. Bad.
Let me just say that I am so glad I wrote that post about blogs. Funny how everyone has a little stalker in them. Especially since I also happen to stalk Brooke, Jill, Jessie and The Mousty's. Hmmm didn't know that? Well I know all about you guys too... scary huh? Although it is funny that we have friends in common with Brooke and I would have never known it if she wouldn't have left a comment.
And since I wrote this post I have a couple of new blogs to follow: The Oakley Family and The Bracken Family(I went to school with your brother:) Then I also heard from my friend Jarrin who has gone off and moved to Mexico. And Bri who left me a comment a few months ago. And an anonymous comment from someone I might see around sometime.
But to tell you the truth it was you, Katie Jones, that I was most excited to see "lurking!" I was sitting at a bar in Nashville having a great time and decided to make sure my next post posted OK when I saw I had a new comment. You made my day :)
I think this will make me stop creeping so much on other people's blogs and start leaving comments. I think we all like to hear from the people who find our day-to-day lives interesting!
We took off early Friday morning for Nashville. I didn't even cry when I left Asher, although I wanted to. He was more than happy to spend the weekend with Nannie.
The ride down was a long one, especially trying to keep up with Kevin who was in front of us. I was sick to my stomach the whole way. There were way too many lane changes and high speeds for this girl.
The guys didn't want their picture taken
And because we couldn't keep up with this guy we missed our exit
So Josh STOPS on the interstate and backs up. I was hyperventilating at this point.
Next time I think I'll drink before we leave.
We finally got there are went walking around by our hotel. We had drinks and dinner - just hitting places that looked cool as we walked by.
Because my husband is so mature he wanted Taylor and I take this picture.
I was having a good time then Annie called and said that Asher had a temp of 102. He had been fine the day before and that morning so I didn't know what was going on. That pretty much ruined the rest of the night for me. I told her the dosage for Tylenol and to give him a bath. His fever broke at 2 AM and by Saturday morning it was gone and he was back to his old self. Maybe he just wanted to keep his Mommy in check that night!
On Saturday morning I knew I had to drag myself out of bed eventually and head to Pontiac for the Hang Loose Car Show. We took my car, Taylor's and RJ's and met Dustin's Dad over there. It turned out to be a lot nicer day than I thought it was going to be. Asher was a very good boy and was excited by all of the vroom-vrooms!
Dustin's Dad had to leave early but Dustin was there to accept his award for BEST PAINT!
Dad just finished Scott's Chevelle the beginning of his month after a much awaited restoration
and he was a WINNER too!!!
I won too but of course I'm the one with the camera :)
Car shows are a great time for us to spend with our families - its something we all have in common.
Although I think Asher might have just been there for the 'opcorn
I couldn't resist snapping this picture of Camden.
Hi, I'm Tess. I've been married to Dustin for 5 years and we have a 3 year old son named Asher and our Little Guy Adler arrived in May 2012. I'm a working Mommy who loves to spend all her free time with her little man. I love to read and have a new found passion for photography. In my spare time I like to blog about our lives - you never know whats going to happen around here!