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By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 13th, 2017
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Our kids love to go to theme parks! We’ve been to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, Discovery Kingdom and now Universal Studios. It was the first time for Brian, Dallen and Sam to go to Universal Studios and they were stoked as they’ve been asking to go for quite some time. It was also […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 23rd, 2016
21 Comments
3669 Views
Back in October, we surprised our kids with a trip to Hollywood, California.  We love to travel in our RV because it’s packed with food, power and a bathroom! It definitely makes road trips easier and more fun! A while ago, Frank purchased tickets for our family of 8 to go and see The Nightmare Before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 9th, 2016
3 Comments
3294 Views
A few weeks ago, our family headed down to Southern California for a much needed staycation. We only took half of our crew (3 of our 6 kids) this time around, but after our experience with Extended Stay America, we would definitely do it again with all 6 kids! We headed down on Friday after […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Oct 30th, 2015
2 Comments
3061 Views
Can you believe how close Christmas is? It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the lights, songs, and general feeling of happiness and love that goes with it! This year, Frank and I will be taking our 6 kids to check out Knott’s Merry Farm. They are going to have a blast! While […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 22nd, 2014
11 Comments
4680 Views
Happy New Year’s!  Ok, so it’s almost time to say Happy New Year’s!  What are you planning on doing this New Year’s Eve?  Why not ring in the New Year with your family and friends at Knott’s Berry Farm?  We are excited to be taking our six kids to Knott’s Berry Farm for the New […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Jul 14th, 2014
36 Comments
6120 Views
I love to travel and love living in California!  Do you know what I love even more?  Traveling to different beautiful places within the state of California!  Last year, I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.  Let me tell you – it’s a gorgeous hotel […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Mar 12th, 2014
6 Comments
6018 Views
Over the past few months, I have LOVED driving the 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE…and my family has loved riding in it too!  Family road trips, travel and running errands have become fun rather than annoying and boring.  This is both for the kids and us as parents!  In fact, we decided one weekend to take […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Feb 10th, 2014
16 Comments
4061 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
Jan 22nd, 2014
6 Comments
3261 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. Well, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Conferences
Oct 20th, 2013
6 Comments
2402 Views
As most of you know, I’m pretty new to the blogging world and social media.  So as you can imagine, I was so thrilled to participate in this past weekend’s Fitcation, which was held right in my backyard of Paso Robles, CA. Leah Segedie of Mamavation created Fitcation with the intension of it being a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Aug 21st, 2013
15 Comments
4064 Views
Can you believe the end of summer is here?  I sure can’t!  This past weekend, Frank and I spontaneously decided to head down to Southern California for some end of the summer fun with our family at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  My youngest, Sammy, had never before been to Disneyland, and none of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Aug 20th, 2013
18 Comments
3468 Views
This past weekend, Frank and I spontaneously decided to take the family to Disneyland Resort and Disney’s California Adventure for some end of the summer fun!  It was Sammy’s first trip to Disneyland Resort and all of the boys’ first time to Disney’s California Adventure.  They had so much fun and it was definitely a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Apr 12th, 2013
15 Comments
34559 Views
At the end of March, Frank, the boys and I all headed down to Carlsbad for the KIA Classic and for some fun family time at LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA.  The boys and I had never been there before and they had been asking for quite some time when they could visit LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA.  When I received […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Apr 6th, 2013
1 Comment
5176 Views
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 […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Apr 3rd, 2013
17 Comments
11926 Views
We had rented KIA Soul when we traveled to Florida and that was pretty much the only KIA experience we have ever had.  I was thrilled to recently have the opportunity to test drive the 2014 KIA Sorento SX AWD in Remington Red.  I have to admit, I pretty much fell in love with this […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Mar 29th, 2013
19 Comments
4583 Views
If you know me, you know that our family lives on a golf course!  I have been golfing and love it, but I have never attended a live LPGA event.  However, I did this past week – the KIA Classic.  My family and I were invited to Carlsbad to stay in the gorgeous Park Hyatt […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Feb 14th, 2013
6 Comments
4260 Views
Red Carpet, cameras, bright lights, gorgeous dresses, celebrities, music….the Grammys!  I travel down to Los Angeles all the time for social media events, but this past Sunday was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve had in my blogging career.  It was absolutely priceless! When I received the invitation to attend the Red Carpet Event […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Feb 12th, 2013
5 Comments
10269 Views
I recently had the opportunity to watch Safe Haven before it’s release date in theaters this Valentine’s Day.  Let me tell you – I LOVED it!!!!  What I loved even more was getting the opportunity to meet actors Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, Author Nicholas Sparks, and Musicians Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw.  It was an awesome […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Feb 11th, 2013
8 Comments
1976 Views
Today, I am excited to be traveling down to Los Angeles for The Croods Family Blogger Event from Dreamworks Animation.  I remember seeing the preview of this movie in the theater and thinking to myself that it was one that I would like to take the family to see when it came out.  So as soon as […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jan 23rd, 2013
6 Comments
3076 Views
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to see one of my favorite Disney classics, “Peter Pan,” on the big screen at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood!!!  That was my first time to the El Capitan Theatre and it was gorgeous!!!  You can also enjoy “Peter Pan” on the big screen at the El Capitan […]...
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