Family Fun

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
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We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Mar 12th, 2016
36 Comments
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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I love giving our kids treats on this day! I also love the idea of dressing up with some sort of green – whether it’s socks, necklaces, shirts or more! Over the past few years, I’ve loved putting together St. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Dec 24th, 2015
23 Comments
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Do you have an XBOX ONE? This holiday season, we discovered some games that make great for the kids and for adults! Check out our list of video games for the XBOX ONE!! Games For the Family Just Dance 2016 – Introducing Just Dance 2016 — the newest game from the top-selling franchise — with a […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Oct 30th, 2015
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Can you believe how close Christmas is? It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the lights, songs, and general feeling of happiness and love that goes with it! This year, Frank and I will be taking our 6 kids to check out Knott’s Merry Farm. They are going to have a blast! While […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Sep 13th, 2015
26 Comments
5653 Views
This summer, we took our kids to both the Santa Barbara County Fair (located in Santa Maria, California) and the California Mid-State Fair (located in Paso Robles, California). This blog post is going to be all about the Santa Barbara County Fair! While our four older kids went on a camping trip with their grandpa, Frank […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Game Review
Jun 9th, 2015
24 Comments
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Have you ever heard of SimplyFun?  The first time I was introduced to SimplyFun was when I was living in Seattle, Washington.  I was invited to a party one of my neighbors was hosting.  I originally thought we were going to play games all night, but had no idea I would love the games as […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
May 2nd, 2015
4 Comments
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For the last few years I’ve slowly transitioned into a runner. Do I love to run? No. Well, not when I’m running, but I like the feeling of accomplishment when I’m done. Typically, I try to run a few times a week usually completing 3-mile runs.   But running tends to get boring. That’s why I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Dec 30th, 2014
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This Christmas was an awesome one!  One of the gifts that Frank and I bought for ourselves was a Blackstone 1575 Outdoor Oven.  It is awesome!!!!  The pizzas we’ve baked on it have turned out so delicious.  Not to mention the fact that it only takes 3 minutes to cook.  Yes – that’s what I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 22nd, 2014
11 Comments
4435 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 Gurnee
In Holiday Fun
Dec 19th, 2014
24 Comments
3474 Views
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays!  It’s a time of family, friends, holiday sweets, presents and decorations.  I have so many fond memories of my childhood Christmas experiences and I try to make it special for our children like it was for me.  I love Christmas so much that I am normally the one […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 17th, 2014
49 Comments
10226 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 Gurnee
In Halloween
Nov 2nd, 2014
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When my kids were little, they loved to dress up!  Now that they are older, they don’t dress up as much, but they definitely got good use out of their costumes from Party City during Halloween week!  They wore their Halloween costumes when we went to Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach, Chuck E. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 29th, 2014
74 Comments
10367 Views
  One of the places we enjoy going together as a family to is Chuck E. Cheese’s.  Their pizza is good, their games are fun and the kids walk away with prizes in hand.  During the entire month of October, it’s Chucktober at Chuck E. Cheese’s!  This month, we headed to our local Chuck E. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Electronics Review
Sep 22nd, 2014
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DISCLOSURE: I received 2 LeapBands from LeapFrog and Clif Kid Bars for my “Fit Made Fun” MommyParty. All opinions and thoughts are my own. On September 6th, The Mommy-Files participated in a day of “Fit Made Fun” sponsored by LeapFrog and Clif Kid to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active! With its launch […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Jun 17th, 2014
39 Comments
4525 Views
Last week was the end of the school year!  That meant the end of 4th grade for Brian, the end of 2nd grade for Dallen and the end of Kindergarten for Sammy.  It was a bittersweet experience watching Sam graduate from Kindergarten.  I was proud of him for completing his first year in elementary school, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
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  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
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  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 4th, 2014
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  This week Arleena and I wanted to revisit the trails of Irish Hills.   This mountain range has several different routes to hike that it will take a few more trips to explore the entire area. Back in week 15 we ventured through Mariposa and King trails. This week we traveled along Poppy to Froom […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Easter
May 3rd, 2014
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This year, Frank and I had all 6 of our kids for Easter.  I loved it!  I love having all our kids together, and they love being with one another as well.  The kids all woke up to Easter baskets filled with candy and even plastic eggs filled with money.  They were VERY excited about […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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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 […]...
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