• EXPERIENCES vs. THINGS

    Since deciding to become more minimal we have been putting our time and money into experiences rather than things.  I feel it is very easy to be tempted by a brand new car or the latest phone, but lately I have been making a conscience effort to avoid buying new things and instead trying to get out and do more. An experience stays with you forever and makes you grow as a person in ways that “things” just can’t.  Of course there are times when we have to buy something, but for me I aways think, “man I would rather be spending my money on a vacation having fun somewhere”.…

  • Maui Trip 2018

    If you have ever been to Maui you already know it is one of the most beautiful places in the world!  We had been planning this trip to Maui for over a year, so when we finally arrived, to say we were excited would be an understatement.  There were ten of us all together, including four children, so of course getting to Maui was not a simple task. Once we arrived we could finally relax.  There is something about getting off the plane in Maui that is different from any other place I have ever been and I think its because the airport is open with no air conditioning.  So…

  • Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

    We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and had the best time ever!  This aquarium is amazing, there are so many different sections and plenty to see and do for all ages.  We spent about 3 hours touring around and we still didn’t see every section.  If you are in California on vacation or live here and looking for something to do I would definitely recommend this. We were able to pet the sharks and sting rays, and feel the starfish! Instagram : @shannontorrens Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see the whole trip:

  • Price Transfer Museum & 80th Birthday

    We went to a private museum called Price Transfer last weekend for Mike Kuhl’s 80th birthday party. This museum is awesome!  There is so much to see and my dad fired up their dragster along with a lot of other dragsters and cars.  Emmett was lucky enough to get to sit in a dragster and pretend to race. We had the best time.