The Mommy-Files and Daddledo Are Getting Married!!!!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
December 3, 2013

#FrankandShannon #wedding

First off, I want to start by saying this was one of the best Thanksgivings ever!!!  It was filled with family, friends, yummy food and memories I’ll keep with me forever.  I felt so happy and blessed this Thanksgiving and it turned out to be one that I’ll never forget…ever!!!

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#thanksgiving #familyfun

Lots of things were happening on Thanksgiving Day.  First, our oldest son (Brian) turned 10.  Second,, we had all 6 kids for the Thanksgiving holiday week.  Third, we had a full house for Thanksgiving, including my dad and stepmom, my future mother and father-in-law, and one of my best friends, her kids and her mom.  

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#thanksgiving #familyfun

#thanksgiving #familyfun

The day started with Frank and I cleaning up the house and getting ready for company.  He was in charge of cooking the turkeys and let me tell you, they turned out amazing!!!!  He cooked one on the rotisserie and another he smoked on the barbecue.  It was amazing!

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Once we had the turkey sliced up, it was time to dish up food for the kids.  Included in our feast was Turkey (2 of them actually), Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn Casserole, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls and Sourdough Bread.  It was amazing!!!


After stuffing ourselves with an amazing dinner, we went around the room and shared what we were thankful for.  We started with our friend, Caroline, followed by all the kids.  I was the second to last person to share what I was thankful for.  I felt so blessed and happy and was doing everything I could to not tear up while I was talking.  Then it was Frank’s turn.

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He thanked everyone for joining us on Thanksgiving Day.  He also talked about how thankful he was for a beautiful woman (me – hee hee) and for our big, growing, crazy Brady Bunch family.  Then he said he was thankful that everyone was there to witness him, asking me (as he got down on one knee and pulled a lit up ring box out of his pocket) to be his wife.  Then he looked at me and said, “Will you marry me?”  Oh my gosh!!!!  My heart stopped and I could feel my face turning red.  I was so surprised and overjoyed.  My best friend just asked me to be his wife!!!!

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#FrankandShannon #wedding

#FrankandShannon #wedding

I immediately hugged him and buried my head in his shoulder.  I was in gleeful shock!  This was really happening and I had no idea (lol – like I would anyways).  He was still down on his knee with the ring box open and I could hear squealing and happy cheering in the background.  I could also hear my stepmom and friend frantically looking for a camera and then trying to figure out how to work the camera.  It was so awesome!  

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#FrankandShannon #wedding

#FrankandShannon #wedding

#FrankandShannon #wedding

#FrankandShannon #wedding

The ring was absolutely beautiful and perfect!  As soon as we put it on my finger, everyone wanted to see it.  Wow!  I couldn’t take my eyes off how beautiful and perfect it was.  This man seriously has great taste!!!  I can be reminded every day I look at my ring about how he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.  It still makes me grin from ear to ear and my heart flutter when I think about it.

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#FrankandShannon #wedding#FrankandShannon #wedding

#FrankandShannon #wedding

#FrankandShannon #wedding

While we didn’t get the actual proposal on video, my stepmom was able to get a video of us seconds after it happened.  It was the most amazing, romantic, breathtaking proposal I ever could have imagined.  And now…I get to marry the love of my life…my best friend, Franklin Gurnee!!  Let the wedding planning begin!!!  Woot woot!!!!!


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

45 Responses to “The Mommy-Files and Daddledo Are Getting Married!!!!”

  1. Congrats! I’m sooooo happy for you guys and can’t wait to see your plans.

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Margaret, I am so happy too! Believe me, I’ll be sharing our plans as soon as they are finalized. πŸ™‚

  2. Rita O'Neal says:

    Congrats! What a great story. I’m so happy for you two. I look forward to following along on your wedding planning!

  3. MommaDJane says:

    Congratulations! I know we talked about our significant others and the idea of getting remarried when we were in San Jose together. I’m so excited for you that your dream of marrying your best friend is coming true!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      I know, right? I totally remember talking about that on our way to the Italian restaurant in Santa Clara. Funny that we’re both engaged now. Love life!

  4. So happy for you Shannon!!! Congrats πŸ™‚

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Thanks so much Jennifer! I’m super happy and can’t wait to marry my best friend! Plus, all the planning is lots of fun too!

  5. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    Such a sweet day and a wonderful proposal with all the people who matter around you.
    You look SO happy, it makes my heart swell with joy.
    I cannot wait to see you chronicle your wedding plans and see you in a gorgeous wedding dress. =)

  6. Rosey says:

    you did have a great Thanksgiving!! Big congrats to you, that’s awesome news. You look very happy and your ring is gorgeous!

  7. cheryl c. says:

    Thanks for sharing the sweet moments with us. Happy Happy Congrats!

  8. The Mom Jen says:

    So exciting, you are going to have so much fun planning! Congrats guys!! <3

  9. Hi Shannon, Just popped by to say Congrats!! Super happy for you guys!! Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving + happy bonus!!! xo Theresa

  10. Brandi says:

    Congratulations, girl! It’s going to be a great ride to matrimony!

  11. So happy for you, what a perfect day! Can’t wait to follow along with the excitement of planning. πŸ™‚

  12. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. If I’m not mistaken you were at the Sony Book Club event last year and we went to dinner together. Either way this is wonderful news.

  13. So happy for you! I totally teared up reading your post. You can see the love and excitement in the room. CONGRATS!

  14. Awww this made me tear up, LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Sooo very happy for you guys and your entire “Brady Bunch” Family πŸ˜€ xoxo <3

  15. Cristine says:

    How exciting! Congrats to the both of you and many happy years together.

  16. CONGRATS! Beautiful ring and beautiful family!!!

  17. That is such a happy memory you and your family will have! I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!

  18. Chrysa says:

    Congratulations!!! What an exciting Thanksgiving!!

  19. Oh my goodness, congratulations!!! That ring is gorgeous! Thanks for letting us be part of your special day through this post!

  20. Melissa says:

    Congratulations! I am so excited for you…what a wonderful memory!

  21. Congratulations! That’s so exciting πŸ™‚ And how special to do it on Thanksgiving!

  22. ReggieMann says:

    So happy for you!! Congrats πŸ˜€

  23. Dede says:

    Awww, you made me cry!! So happy for you. You two make an adorable couple. It’s so obvious how much you love each other and how HAPPY you are in these pictures. Many blessings and wishes for your continued joy!!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations!!! You both look so happy, I’m so glad for you guys!!

  25. Caroline Hileman-Schaffer says:

    Definitely a Thanksgiving that cannot be topped! I am so thankful that we were there to witness it πŸ™‚ Love you guys & we’re all so happy that y’all are happy!

  26. Deanna U says:

    Congratulations! Don’t expect anything more from Thanksgiving day ever again! LOL

  27. Awww…what a special holiday! Congratulations to you both and I hope you have a beautiful life together!

  28. Malia says:

    Congrats, Shannon!! So happy for you!

  29. Angie says:

    Congratulations to the both of you!

  30. Terra Heck says:

    How wonderful and congrats! You can clearly see the joy and happiness on your face in the photos. I wish you and him all the best.

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