My name is Shannon and I was born and raised in southern California.  I am a creative type of person who must always have a challenge.  If I don't have something to work on then I get really bored really fast.  I have my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from CSUF in painting and drawing and I am a famous artist (ha ha almost).  In 2008 I was offered a position to work as a nanny in New Zealand and being the adventurous person I am I decided why not.
The thing is that once I got here single and ready to mingle I met someone and we started to date and now a few years later we are living together in New Zealand!  My biggest challenge now is living in a country that does not believe in screens, yeah like the screen on a window, which allows tons of bugs in the house! Oh yeah and missing my family and friends at home.
In 2011 everything has changed, again!
My partner Grant and I have moved back to California and are got married on October 1, 2011!!!
Now we have a whole new challenge: trying to find jobs, finding a place to live and of course having fun while doing it all =)

This blog is for my cousins and I to show what our lives are like, the differences and similarities, and for everyone to have a good laugh once in a while.