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By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
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Laguna Lake Park is a nice 375-acre park in San Luis just south of Cerro San Luis Mountain. This park used to have a beautiful 25-acre lake that has now shrunken to look more like a pond, but the ducks are still there and like to be fed. There is also a very nice playground […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
1 Comment
5609 Views
I’m still trying to catch up on my hiking posts from the past few months. Finding the time, as I’m sure we all can attest to, seems harder and harder as the kids get older with all of their extracurricular activities…but I’ll save that for future posts because I digress and need to stay focused […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
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4825 Views
What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations. For those of you who know me, I am always up for a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
5419 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
5609 Views
      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
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9303 Views
  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 4th, 2014
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9264 Views
  This week Arleena and I wanted to revisit the trails of Irish Hills.   This mountain range has several different routes to hike that it will take a few more trips to explore the entire area. Back in week 15 we ventured through Mariposa and King trails. This week we traveled along Poppy to Froom […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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7383 Views
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 Beauty
Mar 26th, 2014
5 Comments
4661 Views
Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Feb 10th, 2014
16 Comments
4060 Views
Last week, Arleena and I climbed a mountain – literally – we climb a freaking mountain!!!  In all my years since I’ve lived here on the Central Coast, I’ve always looked at Bishop’s Peak saying, “one day, I’ll hike up that mountain.” And I cannot even tell you how accomplished I feel for completing that […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 17th, 2013
3 Comments
1646 Views
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
Nov 14th, 2013
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1618 Views
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
4 Comments
2173 Views
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
Oct 3rd, 2013
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2083 Views
I love being a part of the Social Fabric community and am participating in the #LuvSoFab Photo-A-Day Challenge.  While I post the photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, I thought it would also to be fun to post them on The Mommy-Files as well!  Check out my photos with “Hay.”  It was when I went […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Jun 3rd, 2013
16 Comments
4804 Views
I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. #pixbundle I love to take pictures!  In fact, if you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you know I love to take pictures.  Whether […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Mar 29th, 2013
0 Comments
1518 Views
  Yesterday, I drove up to a blogging event with YesVideo as an Ambassador.  I met up with the other amazing ambassadors and we had a fun day of activities, including games, go-kart racing, food, and bowling!  Oh my gosh, I had so much fun participating in the activities and socializing with the other bloggers. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Mar 23rd, 2013
1 Comment
1627 Views
This morning, I met up with fellow blogger, Jen from The Mom Reviews, and had cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  While enjoying the great weather and the beautiful sunshine, we were introduced to Barky the dog.  Ok, so I’m not sure if that is really his name, but man can that dog bark….loud!  It made for […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Mar 15th, 2013
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1868 Views
We recently submitted an order to YesVideo and while we were excited about the end product, we were also somewhat nervous about something happening to our media in the process.  I mean, those are home movies that are precious and can’t be replaced.  So, when I saw this article appear on the YesVideo blog, I […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Home
Mar 14th, 2013
4 Comments
2619 Views
I have loved serving as a YesVideo Ambassador over the past few months!  It has given me the opportunity to learn all about the service and to experience it for myself.  At first, I had a hard time selecting the media I wanted to transfer.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to transfer photos or […]...
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