Sunday, May 30, 2010

Consider it DONE!

OK- so the pictures are a bit out of order, but here are some graduation pics! I graduated on May 15th bright and early at 9 am at the Del Mar Fairgrounds! It was pretty spiffy hearing my name and "Sociology and Women's Studies, Magna Cum Laude" :) I'm so happy to be done, I did pass all my classes and am now in the process of making the Grad School transition! Enjoy!

And some pre-graduation pictures- thanks Whitney!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Random Update

Howdy Ya'll!

Just an update on my life- I just started my final semester at CSUSM and am so ready to be done with my undergraduate career and the crumbling CSU system. (*crash and burn) I haven't heard back from any of my grad schools yet, but get plenty of annoying-heart-skip-a-beat updates from them that aren't actually responses but "updates" and "confirmations" that my application was received. UGH.

My sorority is about to start recruitment week- yay! A lot of prep work has gone into that but I'm way excited to get a new class of girls in. Additionally, I may be attending the Social Justice Summit retreat at school in February and I may be going down to New Orleans for Alternative Spring Break in March or April- whenever Spring Break is. We will be building for Habitat for Humanity but I'm on the "alternate" list so I'm not sure yet if they have room for me :(

I walk the walk on May 15th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (ya, our school doesn't have a football field). I want to have a Grad Party but have no clue where I can have one (the patio at my house scares me). But other than that- I'm out of updates. OH, I am having a lady's night at my house for Valentine's Day....yayyy. I will hopefully have pictures......we will see ;)

So I thought I had transferred photos from my camera to my computer but I hadn't so you get a bunch of pictures of pugs that aren't mine. I don't think I have a camera fast enough to capture them so sweetly.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from our casa to yours....may your pearls be shiny, your pugs be furry and your fireplace be warm! Happy New Year too- 2010 is year of the Pug. ;)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shannyn Unplugged

Hi All!

I am not supposed to be online right now- I am supposed to be doing a 30 hour fast and planting trees. I was leaving work yesterday and my boss said she was worried about me- and asked me about my weekend plans. I told her about my proposed weekend, with the fast, tree planting, spaghetti dinner to benefit Operation Christmas Child. She told me I needed a weekend off- after talking to my dear friend and sorority philanthropy chair, she agreed. I am home today, in my pajamas, trying to regain normalcy in my home...catching up on a few things I feel need to be tended to- like communication with my family!

I am in desperate need of a good house cleaning. I am debating if I should get my Christmas stuff out, or at least go to Hallmark and peruse the new holiday ornaments. It was a tradition Gram and I had to buy a few ornaments to build our stash each year. Gram and I were in the Hallmark Club at Platinum Status- and now I'm down to Silver....sorry Gram! We were the high rollers of Hallmark! haha...gotta maintain!

October Pictures- finally!

All-Greek Semi Formal: Viva Las Vegas!

Some of the gorgeous Alpha Xi Delta ladies before Semi-Formal!

Me being bored and ready to dance!

Luck be a XI lady tonight!

More amaXIng ladies!

How cute is this? He was a Chippendale Dancer!!!! hahaha

Christiana and I volunteering at SERVE San Diego a benefit ball for San Diego Charities.

9 times out of 10 this is where you can find Dad and the pugs.


My friend Stephanie made a visit from Nevada! Love you Steph!
I wuv panthers....

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes at Disneyland- fabulous. Next time, the Mickey Caramel Apples.

Riding the Rails with two amazing ladies! Christiana and my friend Stephanie from NV- my Past GWA sister!
Don't ask the Disneyland Castmembers to take photos of you...they always ruin it. We were doing something cute and they totally had to zoom in so you couldn't see it. grr.

Alrighty ya'll- I'm happy at least I got some of the pictures up! I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving and send all my love and best wishes!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

It was a Royal...Pain, I mean, TEA! haha

I am happy to report that the Court's fundraiser was a success! We raised over $500 and as you will see, got TONS of food donated to the Food Pantry (my platform) and lots of items for the Animal Sanctuary and the Homeless (the girls' platforms).

It turned out really well, lots of people showed up, and we had GREAT food. I was very happy with the results. We raffled off prizes, much of which were generously donated by local businesses. It was a lot of fun!

Setting up!
Some of the prizes- which you can't see but there were some generous gift certificates to local shops and boutiques in town, which I struggled to give away!

These were the ULTIMATE scones, I insisted we had to order some from our local bakery, the Sweet Sicilian! haha, they were FABULOUS!
Us with the 08-09 Honorary Mayor, Rebecca Waranch and the later-announced (we didn't know it at the time), 09-10 Honorary Mayor, Gail Martin.

ACTION POSE! Selling raffle tickets! (and can I mention that dress was only $13!)

Some of my friends that were our lovely guests!

Two volunteers at the Food Pantry came to support us at the Tea- thanks Mr. and Mrs. Russell!

We crowned a "queen" and "princess" for a day from a random drawing, my friend Vickie was crowned queen, so exciting!

My boss, Margaret, donated a fun summer basket for raffle!

Some of my lovely friends that came to support the project- you can see some of the donations in the background!

I ALWAYS wanted a picture like this!

Me with just the FOOD donated- so there were pet items and lots of other stuff too not shown- people were so generous!

All-in-all it was a great event, I'm so glad we put it together! We had cute little name tags with crowns on them, and little ribbon crowns for the younger guests. Anyone who brought an item to donate got a free Mary Kay gift set from me (it had Journey perfume, Satin Hands Smoothie, and a ton of travel-sized stuff in it). I can't remember who won that, but I think it was one of our wonderful helpers, which made me happy!

Anyhoo- I just got back from Vegas today, so I will have pictures up soon! I start school on the 31st, and am taking the GRE of doom on Aug. 27th- wish me luck! There have been some issues on campus with budget cuts, furlows, and lameness all around, so standing up for my right to graduate in a timely fashion is keeping me busy! ;)

Love and miss ya'll! Update your blogs!!!!!