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By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Dec 7th, 2017
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This is a partnered post with Ethos Life Insurance. In our family, we have 6 kids and 2 working adults. Our family depends on the income from my husband and I to make it, especially with all of the expenses that comes with having a big family. But what if something happens to my husband […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Mar 1st, 2017
99 Comments
8219 Views
This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. I’m not sure how things are in your home, but this time of year is when the ickies and ews go around our family. This is totally expected considering all of the children our children are around throughout the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
2 Comments
3451 Views
We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In App Review
Jul 6th, 2016
1 Comment
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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Do you have a cell phone? I do, my husband does, and when our kids turn 11, they get one too! With our phones accessible to us constantly, I can easily say that I spend a lot of time on the phone (as does anyone else […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning
Mar 26th, 2016
8 Comments
3503 Views
It’s that time of year again – time for Spring cleaning! We’ve set our clocks back, opened our windows, and begun to think about what needs cleaning (or getting rid of) in our homes. With kids, it can be a big challenge trying to get them to help out with Spring cleaning. Here are 5 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 1st, 2015
18 Comments
3254 Views
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it include delicious dishes and a juicy turkey, but it also includes laughter, stories and thankfulness with our family and friends. This year, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother-in-law’s home. In attendance were my dad and stepmom, mother- and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 13th, 2015
52 Comments
5711 Views
  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! Not only is it because it’s a special time to gather family and friends and enjoy good food, but because of two other special reasons. First, my oldest son was born the day after Thanksgiving almost 12 years ago. And second, two Thanksgivings ago, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jun 28th, 2015
26 Comments
5619 Views
Growing up, I felt like I didn’t matter. It wasn’t that I didn’t matter with my parents, it was that I felt I didn’t matter with my peers, my friends, my schoolmates. I was the one who was teased for the red hair, fair skin, skinny legs, and crooked teeth. I was the last one […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
May 6th, 2015
35 Comments
7346 Views
Some of my fondest memories with my mother are in the kitchen when we were cooking together. These memories are at various stages of my life, ranging from the age of a child to a mother with a big family. Cooking together not only resulted in amazing dishes (and some not so great – ha ha), but in memories […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jun 17th, 2014
39 Comments
4561 Views
Last week was the end of the school year!  That meant the end of 4th grade for Brian, the end of 2nd grade for Dallen and the end of Kindergarten for Sammy.  It was a bittersweet experience watching Sam graduate from Kindergarten.  I was proud of him for completing his first year in elementary school, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Easter
May 3rd, 2014
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This year, Frank and I had all 6 of our kids for Easter.  I loved it!  I love having all our kids together, and they love being with one another as well.  The kids all woke up to Easter baskets filled with candy and even plastic eggs filled with money.  They were VERY excited about […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jan 23rd, 2014
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3158 Views
  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Sep 23rd, 2013
12 Comments
5007 Views
Our kids LOVE sweets – I mean, what kid doesn’t, right?  They especially love donuts, but those can get pretty pricey buying them for six kids every now and then.  This is where Pillsbury comes to save the day!  We had the opportunity to check out the new Pillsbury® Funfetti Lil’ Donut Kits and make homemade donuts…without a [&hellip...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Giveaways
Jul 31st, 2013
622 Comments
33679 Views
We love to drive and go on road trips, but that can be a challenge when we have little ones (or big ones) in the car who suffer from motion sickness.  Not long ago, I drove down to LEGOLAND in San Diego with my 3 boys.  We were about 20 minutes from Goleta and it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jul 31st, 2013
11 Comments
1862 Views
Frank and I love to travel, but sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge when we have the kids with us.  Some of my least favorite questions to be asked by the kids is, “Are we there yet?” or “How much longer?”  I know (being a kid once myself) that they aren’t asking […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Mar 30th, 2013
0 Comments
1596 Views
Growing up, I always wanted to learn how to play the piano.  I could play the piano by ear, but I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to read music.  I would love for our kids to have the opportunity to take music lessons, but it can get kind of pricey. Let […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Mar 24th, 2013
3 Comments
1567 Views
I know 3 boys who were so excited to go to LEGOLAND!!!  It was their first time and they had an amazing time!   Say “Cheese” in front of the Lego Tourist Statue!  Love this – they all wanted a LEGOLAND map and to find where we were going next. These shoes were made for […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Holiday
Nov 15th, 2012
2 Comments
2707 Views
Have you ever racked your brain trying to find a great, unique gift that is affordable and really speaks to that special someone? Scoping the usual places for gifts and shopping in general can be a time consuming task and when you have three kids with mouths to feed, homework, playtime, and the gazillion other […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Apr 9th, 2011
2 Comments
1180 Views
So, I fell behind on my Life in Picture posts, but ya know what….life happens!   LOL  So, they are back!  Oh yeah baby!  Hope you enjoy!  I know I do. 🙂 The boys their Auntie Paulette, cousin Karinae, and cousin Hunter (who wasn’t in this picture for some reason – lol)!...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
Apr 5th, 2010
6 Comments
4564 Views
I love my parents dearly and learn from them constantly…even as an adult.  My stepmom, who is just like a mother to me, continues to enlighten me daily – lol!  She is good at organizing, quilting, decorating, shopping, cooking, cutting hair, putting kids to sleep (yes!), and showing affection. She recently taught me about the […]...
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