BC: Amber Marie
FC: This is the Story of a Girl | A Trip Down Memory Lane: The Recollections of Amber Marie Preston
1: Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
2: "We are the makers of music and the dreamers of dreams." -Willy Wonka
3: Amber Marie Preston Born: December 14, 1988 in Fairbanks, Alaska
4: It came to me that every time I lose an animal they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new animal that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be animal, and I will will become as generous as they are. | Sadie Bell | Dizzy | Tazzie | Blade
5: "Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky." -John Grogan | Rosie
6: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
7: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." -J.K. Rowling | The High School Experience: Brownsville High -Class of 2007-
9: Prom 2007
10: Roadtrip Michigan & Ohio '08 | We left our hearts in Detroit.
11: It's not the destination that is important, but rather the journey there. | Making Memories | Live Laugh Lover
13: Ohiopyle State Park -July 2008- “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.” -Jack Kerouac
14: A Family Affair
16: -Amber Marie & Jeffrey Allen- Sparks flew when we met in ENG 102 at California University of PA. Ever since May 26, 2009, you were my happily ever after.
17: "There is only one happiness in life...to love and be loved." -George Sand
21: Robert Louis Preston, Sr. Born: 5/5/1943 Taken: 10/14/2009 Rest in Peace, Papaw. You are dearly missed and forever loved.
22: Lexy Lynn April 20, 2006
23: Jackson "Jax" James April 17, 2012
24: Mila Marie July 7, 2012
25: ~*Our Beautiful Family*~
26: Tazz | Bella | Spanky
27: Squeezy | Binx | Timmy | Stanley & Cici
28: “You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family.” -Trenton Lee Stewart,
30: The Wifey & Kids Family is not always bound by blood, but instead by love. You sometimes choose your own family, and it is a small world created in hope with blossoming love.
33: I <3 NYC | Road Trip 2010 New York, New York | Big City... Bigger Dreams | This is now. | Our moments. | Dreamers. | No regrets. | Living it up in the Big Apple. | The lights shine like stars in New York; it's a concrete universe.
35: Upward Bound Summer Program 2010 Allegheny Team Leader | Short Stories 1/3/5, Research, Algebra i/ii, and Robotics Tutor
36: Gateway Clipper Cruise 2010
37: Gateway Clipper 2011
38: My Second Family | Bound by love & friendship | "Happiness is only real when shared." -Jon Krakauer
40: Ashlee & Dan April 15, 2011 "Today I marry my best friend."
42: Best Buddies Buddy: John Farrell | 2009-2012
43: “Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals, and to imagine that together we can do great things. In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.” -Caroline Kennedy | Council for Exceptional Children 2010-2012
44: Women's Studies Program 2009-2012 “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” - Gloria Naylor
45: Meeting Jackson Katz | Meeting the Guerrilla Girls | Meeting Jessica Mendoza | Meeting Deborah Brake | Meeting Dr. LeeAnn DeReus | Meeting Ellen Bravo
46: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead | Activist Club 2010-2012 -Vice President-
48: Receiving Outstanding Woman of the Year Award | Pi Gamma Mu Initiation Dinner | Receiving the Distinguished Service Award | Receiving the Senior Recognition Award for Best Buddies | Receiving the "Who's Who Among Students in Universities and Colleges" Award | 2012: My Year
50: “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney
51: Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." -Walt Whitman
52: California University of Pennsylvania | Graduation | Class of 2012 Major: Psychology Minors: Women's Studies & Sociology Summa Cum Laude GPA: 3.86
53: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go...” -Dr. Seuss,