Me :)

25 Random Things About Me

As I sit here eagerly awaiting election results and fighting a serious cold, I thought I’d do something fun and whimsical.  So, here are 25 random things about the Sunshine Stepmom. 🙂

  • I love PBR, as in Professional Bull Riders.  My favorite bull of all time is Little Yellow Jacket.
  • I was a police officer in my early 20’s.  I worked for Clearwater Police and Pinellas County Campus Police as a School Resource Officer.


  • Roman Hamrlik is my favorite hockey player of all time.  No. 44, Tampa Bay Lightning.


  • I’ve held a human brain before.  They are heavy and indeed gray.
  • My husband Steve is my favorite person of all time.  He’s my best friend.


  • I am left handed.
  • My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Haupt, is a huge reason why I am a Christian.
  • It Is Well With My Soul 🙂
  • I have had the lead role in several community theatre comedies.  I love to make people laugh.
  • I’m a good shot.  I have a custom AR.


  • Helio Castroneves played a pivotal part in our engagement.


  • I am a proud stepmom.  I’ve been in Keegan’s life for almost 17 years.


  • My maternal side of the family can be traced back to Jamestown.
  • I gave James Earl Jones a stamp for his letter.  He wanted to pay for the stamp.
  • I am a proud graduate of the University of Florida.
  • I’ve represented my department at a fallen officer’s funeral.  Saddest day of my life.
  • My hands resemble my dad’s and PawPaw’s.  I’m honored.


  • I am a third generation Floridian of 30 years but I love living in Georgia during this chapter.
  • This year will be mine and Steve’s 15th consecutive Indy 500 together.
  • I have developed a touch of social anxiety but I’m working on that.
  • I’ve been to New York City and San Francisco, and I love them both.
  • I could kneeboard until my legs fall off.  Great water sport!
  • I had a conversation with Mario Andretti about his pet pig.
  • I’ve been stung by a catfish.  It’s a pain that cuts to the bone.
  • I never lie about my age.  I love being 44, almost 45!  God Bless.  🙂