S: Penney's College Years
BC: Life is a puzzle, how you put it together makes you. ~ Penn Marie
FC: My College Years (Put my Graduation Pic on the Front) 2002 - 2008 The Journey of Success is not marked by how fast you get there but if you get there
1: Best Friends 2004 First time going To Tybee Island. Orientation to start college at AASU. Terra went with me and my family.
2: Family Visits while in College
3: Monday August 13, 2007 Summer was amazing... I have never had so much fun! It was my very first summer in five years since starting college. I got to spend time with my family and even got a free week vacation in Colorado, where... I got engaged on June 25th. Christopher proposed to me at a butterfly garden, I will never forget it; I'm sure he won't either. I even went ice-skating for the first time with a hurt toe and didn't fall down once!
4: One of my dreams was to work in a laboratory and wear a white lab coat. Finally after 2 years of being out of college that dream happened! | Being a Model for Armstrong Atlantic State University Publications. I made the newspaper with my microscope picture.
5: Taking Grandma to Tybee Beach for the first time
7: Tuesday January 31,2006 This past Saturday was one awesome day. I got to go to a private island. The day started off with by getting up at 5:30 am and leaving for the dock at 6:30 am. We took a 30 minute boat ride to Saint Catherine's Island. It was absolutely amazing and it looked just like an island you would see on t.v. like one of those that you thinks doesn't exist but it really does. It was nice and peaceful there. We did a lot of hard work but at the end of the day we got to play. We got to go on a tour of the island and learn some history about the island. We even got to feed the lemurs; they really like grapes. Then below the island we got to go to the beach. I found some really big shells because people never go to this beach since it's near the island. I even cut my hair after 4 years. Saint Catherine's Island there are more pictures on face book under my file life is amazing
8: Monday March 19th, 2007 About three weeks ago I got the to go to Saint Catherine's Island again but to do research studying the behaviors of Ring-Tailed Lemurs. Day 1 (March 1st): Arrived at the island by boat and ate home-made pizza. Went on a trip around the island in the dark. Went to bed in a very classy cabin. Day 2 (March 2nd): Woke up at 5:40am. It rained most of the day. We finally headed out and starting tracking the lemurs all day until 5:30pm. Later we went to the beach at night and collected shells, Day 3 (March 3rd): Today we followed the Lemurs again; they even chased the big heiring bird. Then we got lost on the island and our van broke down; the hand radio stopped working too.
12: Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 So school started back again and I am finally getting used to Savannah again. About two weeks ago I went to try on wedding dresses and this Friday at 2:00pm I go again and find the perfect dress. I had so much fun last time and can't wait till Friday. I mean when in your life time do you get to try on all those pretty dresses and feel like a princess? I always wanted to get married on the beach and now it's finally going to happen. This past weekend Christopher and I got our Engagement Photos done; we had a lot of fun. School is going well, learning a lot about plants. Also had a lot of fun this weekend hanging out with my dad and Christopher; playing board games and working in the flower beds. My dad is good at tic-tac-toe ! Life is amazing, whether the road is up or down!
14: Thursday March 22nd, 2007 This Spring Break was a lot of fun; the best one since I have been in college. I went to see my dad and sister. We went canoeing and planted flowers. I also went to Bond Swamp with my dad and Shadow. Then I drove to Atlanta for the very first time by myself to Atlanta to visit Christopher. I got to see the big city. We also went to the Sun-Dial; it was really kewl!
15: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority was the first thing I got involved in when I left home to start my last few years of college in Savannah, Georgia. I was the Chaplain at one point and later decided I wanted to be the Philathropy Chair leader. I organized us going to The local Habitat for Humanity and we painted the inside office. This is something they really needed done. It felt really good to help someone else. I later decided the sorority life wasn't my lifestyle and decided to invest my time in other things. Shortly afterwards I met my future husband.
16: AST Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority This was the First thing I was involved when I left for Savannah To Go to College.
17: My 23rd Birthday Saturday December 2nd, 2006 | December 2006 Some fun memories of this semester are going on a field-trip every Wednesday for Ecology (capturing and counting snails, and going to Tybee Beach a lot to do my barnacle research). The most amazing thing that happened this year was that I met my boyfriend, Christopher. I went to Colorado to meet his family and saw my first real blizzard.
18: When I first met Christopher. There are more pictures of us he took of us on cell phone on one of my folders off facebook.
19: My First Intership At Oatland Island Zoo & Environmental Zoo This was my first and only internship in college. I worked for 3 months here. It was so much fun. I got to play with animals but mostly I did everything the real workers didn't want to do. Sometimes I got to feed the animals too. The very last day I got to take the baby foxy's outside for the first time. It was their first time every seeing grass they didn't know what to do. Later on I found out that they named one Penney. One even sat in a ant bed because it didn't know what else to do. The owl was so kewl; it was named Wa-hoo-hoo. This was one of the best experiences I got to do and I will never ever forget it! The foxes name was Roxy. The cow was named Clowie. And I got chased by one of the goats because it wanted in the fence and I couldn't let it in and it was mad so it chased me and tried to buck be with it's horns. I was running like crazy to get out. The other intern said it was really funny later on once I was out of there I thought so too. It was mad because the Look at my Xanga account there are alot of college stories there about college.
20: Thursday, April 13, 2006 Two days ago I had the best time at Oatland Island. I got to work with the animals a lot; it was so cool. I helped prepare the deer food; man they eat good! I also got to feed the birds of prey and the kewlest thing I did was feed the fox, Roxy. Roxy is my favorite animal out there and I got in her pen and play with her. That's like a once and a life time experience; I so... will never forget it! It's not everyday that you can say you feed and played with a real fox. | Friday, April 28, 2006 Well this is the last week at my internship; I will really, really miss it Lots!!! Oatland Island was such a great experience and I will never forget it. I have so many cute and funny stories that will never be forgotten. My most favorite memory will always be getting to play with the baby foxes. I got to take them outside for the very first time ever. They had never seen grass and they were just too cute. I will also never forget the sounds they make when they are happy; they sound like babies crying and even though they sound sad; it means they are really happy. At Oatland I got to hear a pack of wolves howl; it's not everyday that happens. Some fun events that I will always remember are getting chased down by a goat, drawing animals on walls, Oatland Island shoes, almost falling through the cabin, Truman Parkway ( I def. learned my way around Savannah fast).
21: My Family came to see me in Savannah on my 22nd birthday | Monday, February 13,2006 Yesterday was our first Greek softball game. It was too fun. The team we were playing didn't show up so we automatically won. For fun we played against an all guys team. We almost beat them it was 19 to 16. I love softball! I missed playing it. I played for like 10 years. It was something I looked forward to every year. My grandma and dad were always there to support me and I will never ever forget those days! My sister was always there too eating tons of candy!
22: Sunday, September 9th, 2007 I found the Perfect Wedding Dress So this Friday I found the perfect dress and everything is starting to get really exciting because things are starting to really come together. I love my dress so much it's a mermaid dress and so pretty I feel like a princess in it. I always loved the Little Mermaid, it was my favorite movies as a little girl; I always wanted to be her. I had the most amazing weekend. I went home to see my dad and Shadow and got a much bigger surprise than that. Christopher surprised me by coming and I had no idea. About 20 minutes after I got home he called me on my phone and said he wanted to tell me a dream about he had. He said he had a dream that we were standing by each other outside by the lake and he was wearing a white shirt. Then he said " well aren't you going to join my dream come look." It is pitch dark and he says " well come on put your shoes on and walk down to the lake." I was like " you aren't here" he likes to play tricks on me so I thought he was just playing another trick on me and even my dad said "he's not out there no one drove up." So I went running around the house turning lights on to see if I could see him coming. Then I went to the sliding door and saw something white walking back and fourth on the lake. So me and Shadow went running. It was him with a pink rose to celebrate our first year! Shadow was so scared she kept stopping and running. I was so surprised, I have the most romantic guy ever! No one ever did anything like that for me. Turns out when he was driving down our road, he turned the lights off so we wouldn't see him coming. Then on Saturday we went and bought our wedding arch, I'm so excited about decorating it with flowers. We also went wedding shopping for our wedding gift registeries; it was fun scanning whatever we wanted. We had such a great weekend. Add the photo's from the blog
23: Our Story-Tale
24: Wed October 3rd, 2007 Add the two pictures from Saint Catherine's Island.
25: Sunday, November 4, 2007 Christopher came to visit me in Savannah last week and we had so much fun! I surprised him real big when he got here. I told him I wasn't home and he would have to come and find me. So he had to go around campus in the dark with a flashlight. He finally found me after 30 minutes and a phone call to give him another clue; he was so surprised. I had our song playing; that's gonna be our "first dance". I could tell he was so happy. He thought that was it, but I actually surprised him with a promise ring until he gets the real thing on our wedding day. We had such a great week. My muffler "muffer ;) " fell off my care while we driving, but God had that all planned because he let it happen when Christopher was here. We went to Tybee Beach one night and then I took him to the zoo where I interned last year. On Thanksgiving we are going with my dad to Destin, FL to see where we will be married next year, we are all very excited including my dad.
26: I stopped here | Friday December 7th. 2007 The semester is closing in
27: there may be some post on facebook I wrote check to see; also don't forget there are photos there also from college