Our Life in Pictures

By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jun 27th, 2018
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This year, I turned 39 years old and my amazing husband surprised me with a visit to the Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach, California. I’d been to the Oasis before – this is a pool filled with warm mineral springs water – but had never been to the hillside hot tubs and had wanted […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
Jun 19th, 2018
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Our oldest daughter just finished her junior year in high school and in May she went to her Junior/Senior Prom with her boyfriend. I was really excited because that meant I could take her prom dress shopping, as well as do her hair and makeup for the dance. Teah is very artistic and didn’t want […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Mar 1st, 2017
41 Comments
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Affiliate links included. Yesterday, February 28th, was our 2 year wedding anniversary. While we’ve been together for 5 years (since January 2012), we’ve only been married for 2 years, but it’s been a great 2 years overall! Frank proposed to me on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 and we later booked our cruise wedding aboard the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Jul 17th, 2014
32 Comments
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In my life, I’ve only been to a few weddings.  The first weddings I went to were when I was a little girl and they were the weddings of my mom and stepdad, as well as my dad and stepmom.  The next wedding I went to was my own at 20 years old and I was […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 17th, 2013
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A few weeks ago, Frank, me and our 6 kids headed to Magic Mountain for a day of family fun.  Everyone had a great time and we actually got a few pictures that day together as a family.  This was the first picture of the day.  The second picture will be on our family Christmas […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 5th, 2013
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Today, Frank and I gave a beautiful roll top desk to a friend of ours for her daughter’s birthday.  To my surprise, I found an old Christmas picture of the boys with Santa when we first moved here to California.  You’ll notice that the only one in the picture with his eyes closed is Santa. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Nov 21st, 2013
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The boys love to dress up.  Whether it’s in their year-round (notice I don’t say Halloween) costumes or creating outfits, they love to use their imagination!  The other day, I was cooking dinner and Brian came into the kitchen dressed like Santa.  He put the outfit together!  I’m not even kidding people!   How to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Nov 14th, 2013
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The other night, Brian (my oldest son) went with me to pick up some Chinese food for dinner.  While waiting for the order we placed, we had some mommy son time.  The hostess served us some Jasmine Herbal Tea, which we sweetened with sugar and snacked on Fortune Cookies.  He was so happy and so […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 13th, 2013
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We live on the Central Coast and have a few Flea Markets near us – in Santa Maria, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo.  Frank and I have been to the one in San Luis Obispo once before (at the drive-in location), but it was right before they closed down on Sunday.  So we thought we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Oct 6th, 2013
8 Comments
1950 Views
Frank and I went to a friend’s wedding this weekend and it was amazing!  I keep calling it a Princess Wedding.  We had a lot of fun and he was the most handsome Groomsmen in the Wedding Party!  Well, at the wedding, they had a Photo Booth and we were able to take silly photos […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Sep 18th, 2013
5 Comments
1476 Views
We had a blast this weekend in Bakersfield at Frank’s mom’s house. The kiddos got to go swimming during the day, swimming at night and they also played on the homemade Backyard Water Park that Frank built! What end of the summer fun did you have?...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Sep 10th, 2013
5 Comments
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I have been a member of the Social Fabric Community for over 2 years now and have loved how much I’ve grown with the company and in the community.  Just a few days ago, Collective Bias announced the dates for SoFabCon 2014 in Arkansas.  I am so excited to go and will definitely start saving […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Sep 5th, 2013
16 Comments
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This is my first time participating in Throwback Thursday and I’m so excited to start doing this as a weekly thing. These are my 3 boys 5 years ago. I can’t believe how much they’ve grown up. 🙂 What is your Throwback Thursday photo? ');...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cruising Life
Sep 4th, 2013
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We went on a weekend vacation on the Carnival Inspiration Cruise departing from the Port of Long Beach to Ensanada, Mexico. Oh my gosh…it was so much fun! What a beautiful ship too! We bought this picture of us from the cruise line and have it framed in our room. It’s a good one!...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Jun 5th, 2013
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This past weekend, Frank and I had no kids, so we decided to go on a tour of the Central Coast on his motorcycle.  It was so much fun and such a pretty drive.  We drove up Highway 1 and then camped in Morgan Hill, California.  Post with more pictures will be coming soon! ...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
May 30th, 2013
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1108 Views
We took the kids camping this weekend in Santa Barbara and I even took all 6 of them on a hike – all by myself!  It was pretty awesome!  Lots more camping trips to come this summer!!! It’s Wednesday Thursday and that means it’s time to link up your Wordless Wednesday posts!  Feel free to link […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Apr 17th, 2013
10 Comments
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    This past weekend, we headed down to Santa Barbara to go camping!  There were 4 adults and 6 kids and we all had a great time!  The kids went swimming, hiking, and just had a great time overall.  Pa took them on a hike and taught them Boy Scout things – such as […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Apr 10th, 2013
10 Comments
2675 Views
  I had so much fun a few weeks ago with an amazing group of bloggers and an awesome company!  I learned a lot about YesVideo and got to see in action just how awesome their service is!  I feel completely confident taking my home movies, photos, and personal media to YesVideo for preservation and […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Apr 6th, 2013
1 Comment
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Doesn’t the LEGOLAND Hotel look gorgeous?  This is where the pool was located.   Guess where we went this past Spring Break?  I had the opportunity to take the three boys (on my own) to the LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad, California and it was awesome!  They did not want to leave and kept asking if […]...
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