Our Life in Pictures

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
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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 Frank Gurnee
In California
Nov 12th, 2014
42 Comments
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  As a family, we love to camp!  Ok, so I’m not talking about sleeping on the ground under the stars or in a tent camping.  I’m talking about enjoy the beauty around you with a kitchen and a bathroom available at all times without having to walk in the dark by yourself camping.  Yes, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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7095 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 California
Dec 17th, 2013
3 Comments
1474 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
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
1 Comment
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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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1492 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
1998 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
1794 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
1309 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 Lifestyle
Sep 12th, 2013
6 Comments
2137 Views
I started as a Girl Scout when I was in Kindergarten. That’s right folks, I was a cute, adorable Brownie who could sell a boat load of Girl Scout Cookies! Heck, I could have trained other Girl Scouts in cookie sales if they let me. The key – sell in front of a bank and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
Sep 5th, 2013
16 Comments
2174 Views
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 Anaheim
Aug 20th, 2013
18 Comments
3255 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 California
Jun 5th, 2013
1 Comment
1338 Views
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
0 Comments
953 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
1681 Views
    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
2473 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 Lifestyle
Mar 29th, 2013
0 Comments
1382 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 27th, 2013
8 Comments
1935 Views
This past weekend, we had an amazing time in Carlsbad, California.  We stayed at a gorgeous hotel, took the family to LEGOLAND, and got to drive around in the comfortable and gorgeous Kia Sorento throughout the past week.  Plus, I’ll be driving it to Santa Clara for the YesVideo Ambassador Event and then on our […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
Mar 23rd, 2013
1 Comment
1468 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 […]...
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