6 cups Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal Brown Sugar
2 cups Craisins
1 cup each of nuts of your choice (use two or three)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tbsp margarine
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda


Preheat oven 250 degrees
Spray 13 x 9 baking pan with Pam
combine cereal, Craisins & nuts in pan (set aside)
Microwave syrup, butter & brown sugar for one minute
Stir into this mix, vanilla & baking soda
Pour over cereal mixture
Bake 1 hour stirring every 20 minutes
Spread on Wax Paper & let cool
Break into pieces and store covered.


Video Plane Landing in Saint Martin


Ryan Kendrick & Billy Crawford Dueling Guitars at Wolf Hills

So proud of Ryan's musical abilities...here he is dueling guitars with his mentor Billy Crawford.

Saint Martin Trip

No we didn't take a cruise...do not take a cruise here...fly and enjoy this Happy Island.  We spent nine glorious days here in February and  Brian and I can't wait to go back.  From the excitement of the planes landing over Maho Beach, the tranquil waters of Baie Rouge, the people watching and swimming in Orient Bay, enjoying the pastry shops, the shopping at the port of Phillipsburg, and walking around the local market at Marigot, to enjoying a HUGE Super Bowl Party at the Casino Royal and even making the local entertainment newspaper...we did it!!  Thanks Dad for this opportunity to enjoy the island with you.  It was just like you said the trip of a lifetime!!

New Hair

I finally did it...I cut my hair short!!  It feels so strange after years of long locks.  You can't see the back but it is stacked and short short short.  I'm ready for warm weather.

HAPPY - Pharell Williams [ We are from SXM ] #HAPPYDAY

This video was filmed in Saint Martin...just got back from 9 days there in February and I can't wait to go back next year...it is truly the HAPPY ISLAND.  I watch this and see so many places that I visited.  Aaaaaa GOOD TIMES!!


A White Wedding Day

This past Saturday was a HAPPY DAY for my beautiful niece and all of those who support her & her new husband.  The day got off a little bit rocky due to a deluge of snow that fell quickly and beautifully that morning, but what a better way to have a WHITE WEDDING in January.  Taylor was gorgeous in her dress and permanent smile her groom very dapper in his tux.  I am proud to be this young lady's Aunt.  She, like myself is sometimes misunderstood, but she has a good heart, is intelligent and beautiful inside and out.  Here's to Taylor's new life, with her new husband, may those smiles be on her face forever and ever, Amen.   


So Much Can Happen In A Short Period of Time

 Thanksgiving In Pigeon Forge
 My hunk
 I love for 24 years
Havin Fun at BMS 
 Trackside Live
 Me doing what I love
I cannot believe it's been 6 months since my last post.  So many things changed in mine & my husband's lives since then.  Reflecting back neither of us would have ever imagined these things would take place.  Some typical life changes, others, well if I told you, you would swear I was lying.  Life goes on though.  Brian and I have made some huge discoveries, learned so much about ourselves, how strong our marriage is, how little we can depend on other people whom we've supported in the past, how our faith in God has evolved and most importantly we've discovered that together WE WILL ADAPT AND MOVE ON STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!  Brian and I have been in love since 1989 so we had some professional photos taken, I've thrown some of those in, we ventured off on our own for the Thanksgiving holiday, best Thanksgiving EVER, then we spent Christmas with my family. We've been out exploring & hiking in the mountains, gone to some BMS races & spent some time enjoying watching our son play the guitar at some local venues.  I hope to get back in the habit of updating you, I should have some mud bog pictures for those readers as well.


Bristol is Thinking Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From White to Pink Bulbs for October

As you all know or should know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Ladies make sure you get those ta-tas checked.  Bristol decided to be AWESOME this year and change the Historical Bristol Sign's light bulbs from white to Pink.  You may find out more by visiting the www.realwomenpickpink.com website.

I am fortunate to be able to say that my MOM is a two time breast cancer survivor and one of my best childhood friends Kristy is a survivor as well.  Pictured above is my friend Kim, a survivor, who attended the ceremony with her mother, also a survivor.  We all know someone affected by this disease.  So of course I sponsored two of the pink bulbs in honor of my loved ones, those funds will go to more research.  After finding my honoree's names on the big banners, a touching ceremony was held inside the historic train station, while people lined both sides of State Street and Martin Luther King Blvd. there was a count down to the big reveal...A PINK BRISTOL SIGN!!!  Camera flashes went off everywhere!!  It was truly a historic moment that I will never forget.   Great job Bristol for Thinking PINK this month.