Travel & Family Fun

By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 23rd, 2015
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183 Views
Riddle me this… Who can run like a Goddess while still here on Earth, drink the nectar of the gods in a place that looks like heaven? Answer:  YOU!!! Wait, what?!?  Now I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a lot of “fun runs,” mud runs, and a half marathon…but THIS run is just what […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Jan 18th, 2015
36 Comments
544 Views
This summer, Frank and I had the opportunity to enjoy a weekend getaway to San Francisco sans kids.  I hadn’t been to Downtown San Francisco in a long time, so I was really excited to spend time with the man I love doing some fun things in the city.  We checked out Fisherman’s Wharf, Ride […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
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474 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 Gosney
In California
Dec 22nd, 2014
11 Comments
553 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 Gosney
In Community
Dec 10th, 2014
28 Comments
1206 Views
I love to travel!  I’ve traveled to Russia, Mexico, Canada and different states throughout the U.S.  One of the things I love being about a blogger is sharing those experiences on The Mommy-Files.  Now, I want to start off by saying that I have never been to The Amazon myself, but I have virtually – […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 17th, 2014
49 Comments
1293 Views
In our family, we love to go camping!  In fact, we just bought a RV – woo hoo!  We have a favorite campsite in Santa Barbara that we visit on a regular basis and the kids love it because they get to swim, make ice cream sundaes, enjoy s’mores, play in the park and go […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Nov 16th, 2014
7 Comments
778 Views
  Each month, a group of us girls get together and go out for a Girl’s Night Out!  It is so much fun!  Originally our group was formed to play Bunco, but with everyone’s busy schedules, it became really difficult to do.  After a few months, we were all missing our monthly get-togethers and decided […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In California
Nov 12th, 2014
42 Comments
1230 Views
  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 Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
687 Views
Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
1447 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 Gosney
In Anaheim
Oct 16th, 2014
54 Comments
1743 Views
We received passes for our visit.  All opinions are mine. I love Disneyland!  No matter how old I am, there is always something magical about visiting Disneyland.  I especially love visiting during the holidays, particularly during the Halloween and Christmas seasons.  Frank and I recently headed to Disneyland on a weekend getaway sans kids.  W...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Oct 3rd, 2014
45 Comments
2017 Views
    I love traveling and visiting National Parks.  I have been to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park.  I recently visited Sequoia National Park with one of my friends and contributors on The Mommy-Files (Caroline) and loved it!  In fact, I got a ton of really […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In California
Sep 17th, 2014
26 Comments
1280 Views
Frank and I love to travel!  Recently, we headed up to San Francisco and spent a weekend exploring the city like tourists do.  It was pretty fun!  I definitely think we’ll be visiting San Francisco again – especially since it’s only about 4 hours away north of us.  We had a great drive up and […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
1083 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 Gosney
In California
Aug 25th, 2014
35 Comments
1912 Views
I LOVE to eat crab!  Living on the Central Coast of California, you think I would have it a lot, right?  Not so.  It’s kind of outside our budget on a regular basis, but this was a special getaway weekend for Frank and I and we decided to splurge.  And oh my gosh – was […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Alaska
Aug 13th, 2014
4 Comments
1418 Views
I love to travel, but have never been to Alaska before.  I’ve heard amazing things about Alaska from those who have traveled there and have it on my bucket list of places to visit.  I’m hoping that Frank will want to visit Alaska someday too! Do you seek adventure, love to travel or enjoy the […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Aug 6th, 2014
36 Comments
1144 Views
Last year, I attended my very first Fitcation Event (now known as ShiftCon).  It was an awesome experience and nothing quite like I thought it would be!  Part of the Fitcation experience involves exploring the region the conference was located in.  Last year, it was located on the California Central Coast in Paso Robles.  it […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Cruising Life
Jul 22nd, 2014
30 Comments
1404 Views
If you follow The Mommy-Files, you know that I love to travel and especially love to cruise!  This May, my handsome, smart and amazing fiancé turned 40 years old.  To celebrate his birthday, we decided to go on a Carnival Cruise to Ensenada with some of our friends.  It was so much fun!!!! We decided […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Jul 14th, 2014
36 Comments
1522 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 […]...
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