December 28, 2009

Welcome | Wedding Details

We hardly ever update this blog, but now we are going to post all wedding details here. So check back often. There are so many options when visiting Charleston...also many budget choices. So we decided not to block rooms at hotels. This way they type of Charleston vacation you have is your choice. When visiting the "Low Country" you have two choices....beach or historic downtown. John and I live in the coastal community of Mount Pleasant which is located between the beach and downtown! John and I will be staying at Patriots Point Hilton the night of the wedding. There is a fantastic "heated beach" bar located at this hotel.


  • We are working on providing transportation from the Patriots Point Hilton to the ceremony/reception and back after the wedding.

  • The rehearsal dinner will take place in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Mount Pleasant Hotels

The Patriots Point Hilton is located in Mount Pleasant, SC. There is a water taxi from this hotel that takes you downtown for exploring.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located in Mount Pleasant, SC. This hotel is brand new and close to the Patriots Point Hilton. This hotel is also with in walking distance to the new Waterfront Memorial Park.

Downtown Charleston Hotels

Francis Marion Hotel is located downtown. This hotel is a wonderfully restored hotel right on Marion Square. Saturday mornings the square host an "amazing" farmers market. This hotel is located on King Street which is a Charleston mecca for shopping. You are also in walking distance of the old market and dozens of historic churches. This IS a great home base for exploring Charleston. To note...this is a historic hotel so the rooms are smaller.

Holiday Inn Charleston is located downtown. This hotel is also located off Marion Square and in walking distance to many downtown activities.

Things to do

The Market sits between Meeting Street and East Bay Street. There are lots of vendors and it is always fun to walk through. On either side of the Market there are restaurants and other little shops. Restaurants of note on this street would be Wild Wings (Wings and Beer) and Henry's great for jazz on the weekend.

Waterfront park is beautiful. There is a nice dock that has porch swings. It is a great place to relax. The park also has the famous pineapple fountain. You can get to this park by walking down Vendue Street (off East Bay Street.) While on Vendue there is a restaurant called the Library if you take the elevator to the top floor there is a bar called the rooftop. Very, very pretty views of the harbor.

King Street is the SHOPPING mecca. I advise walking from one end to the other. If you are looking for a fun restaurant Joe Pasta is always good and fairly inexpensive. There is also a restaurant called Basil that has a huge following (King and John street.)

Spend some time on the Battery. You can get to the battery by walking right onto East Bay Street. Lots to do and see for free. On this walk you will pass the "famous" Rainbow Row. Beautiful Gardens.

To Do:
Horse and Carriage ride

Walking tours

Charleston Information

To Eat:

Poogans Porch -(good southern food- get reservations)

Fast and French -Little tiny french restaurant (closed Sunday)

Fleet Landing Restaurant -(good food, but I have heard it can get loud)

Blind Tiger (great bar)
38 Broad St Charleston, SC 29401 - (843) 577-0088

Next post will be all about Mount Pleasant, SC. We can't wait to see you in April.

Lots of Love-
J & J

August 30, 2009

Engagement Photos

Breakfast is done, and Jeny’s crafting shows are playing on TV.  Bella is sleeping next to me, and things are good this Sunday!  :)  We have our engagement photo shoot today at about 5:45 over in Old Mt. Pleasant.  So far, today is looking to be a perfect day for our photos!  I am going to try to do my best to smile in them, I promise!  Be on the lookout for them on our facebook pages!

July 18, 2009

Simple Thoughts....

Well, we are half way through July - and moving closer to our vacation together! It's funny - I have been on a vacation for so long, I honestly couldn't really get a grip around the planning and details. Thankfully Jeny really pushed this, and took it on herself to get all the planning done! I can't wait!

BTW - where do the Actors for the Science Channel come from? Watching a special on Albert Einstein right now - and well...... let's just say I don't think we will be seeing any awards in their near future...

Also - I have created a new home page for us. is now a directory page to our various sites on the web. You will find links for this blog ( without the www OR, Jeny's blog, my blog (which I am AWFUL at keeping up with - hell just look at how many posts I have made on our combined (wow soon I will be saying FAMILY) blog! That has a nice ring to it. I might change it around in the future - but for now that is what it will be.

If you really want to read anything I post: is my blog.

Well - gotta get up and do some chores tomorrow, and I got up early this morning - so I bif you all good night!


July 10, 2009

Visit me (jeny) at my blog

Visit me at my new blog Today: begin is a journey.

July 2, 2009

I love you?

I just signed up to participate in this swap!! How fun! Hurry though, sign ups end tomorrow.


May 12, 2009

wedding inspiration

John and I set a date! We are very excited to share this special day with family and friends. Think "Low Country Casual!" What an exciting time.

May 8, 2009

Pure Joy!

Pure Joy!
Originally uploaded by jenypenny

In the midst of school & a new job John surprised me with a very sweet and casual low country proposal.

I am so lucky to be with such a supportive, charismatic, inspiring person. I am honestly excited for the life we share and the life we will continue to share as husband and wife.

<3 jeny

February 1, 2009

Project 365: January

The first month of project 365 is done.
Below is the journey of January.

<3 Jeny

January 20, 2009

Today is the day

I can't help but think that today may be the most important day of my adult life. I have never been so filled with hope and excitement for our country.

To those who would tear this world down-we will defeat you. To
those who seek peace and security-we support you. And to all those who have
wondered if Americas beacon still burns as bright-tonight we proved once more
that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or
the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy,
liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.

-Obama's Victory Speech