Tried a couple things and it worked...
First of all, I wore one pair of nice burton socks. It was a cold cold day and I had no freezing toes, probably because I did have better circulation from fixing my tightness.
What I found to be the best was not tightening my bindings too tight, but also putting my boots on in the car and putting my foot on the dash and lifting my top foot up a bit when I tightened the boas, this gave me more room on the top of my foot, but got the ankle nice and snug. This worked for the first half of the day. I think I'd like the dual boas so I could snug the ankle and leave the toes looser (something to keep in mind for my next boots.)
After lunch, I just tightened the boa up the regular way standing and I did have some numbness, but not too bad. So I think my tightness is coming from pressure on my top of my foot or side of the foot, maybe a nerve there was getting compressed.
I'm going to keep trying to keep a looser binding set up, but I crave tight ankles. If it keeps up, I might get my boots re-molded since they have probably changed a bit over the past year of use.
Thanks for all the advice!