As I sit here typing this, my husband is fishing possibly one of the biggest tournaments of his life thus far. This weekend is the 3rd and final Bassmaster Northern Open event for 2015 on Lake Erie. The outcome of which will be the deciding factor to find out if he will be fishing the Opens again next year or if he’s moving to the big show – The Bassmaster Elite Series. Currently, he is tied for 20th in the Angler of the Year points. At the end of this, I’m not sure exactly what place he needs to finish in the tournament to qualify for the Elites, but I know he needs to be in the top 5 overall in AOY points to make it in. I can only imagine what is going through his head right now, not to mention the pressure that he is putting on himself to succeed.
Last week my husband, Josh, had the opportunity to participate in the 2nd Annual Mike Yeo Classic on Lake Minnetonka. This tournament raised money and awareness for the Pinky Swear Foundation and the Angel Foundation, both of which help children who are fighting cancer and their families. The coach of the Minnesota Wild, Mike Yeo, along with several Wild players as well as a few Minnesota Twins players were in attendance to help with this awesome cause. Josh was paired up with Twins pitcher Brian Duensing. They had a great day out on the water and Cushing Media was able to get some great aerial footage of one of their fish catches with their fancy drone. They forwarded us the raw footage and I created the following video. Hope you enjoy!
It’s been awhile since I’ve contributed anything to this blog and I’d like to say that I’m sorry for the lack of content! In early 2014 we moved from Tennessee back to our home state of Minnesota and even though it’s already been a year and a half, it feels like it’s only been a month and a half. I really have no idea where the time went. Needless to say the Douglas household has been busy busy busy! My husbands fishing career has gone to a whole new level and I have taken on full time managing duties for him. If I am not at my day job then I am at home working for him. This has included handling the majority of his media content, producing his webinars, acting as CFO, and assisting him with his sponsor responsibilities. Unfortunately, this has not left me much “Bri time”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still whipping up fabulous meals and knitting kick ass things! It’s just not as frequently as it was before but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We are both working our buns off and it has been proof positive that we are headed in the right direction of where we want to end up in this world. I can’t get into it much now, but I’ll be shedding some light on that in the coming months. Per the title of this post, it is time that this little blog ‘o mine gets a re-vamp to document where my life is at now. So going forward, I’ll still be talking about food, knitting and other crafty thangs but I’m also going to use this as a platform to get my photography and media work out to the world. It might take me a little time to get where I’m ultimately trying to go, however, I hope you all still want to join me on the journey! So stay tuned, kids!
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I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!