#OurBigFamily

By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
Sep 23rd, 2015
18 Comments
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It’s hard to believe that school is already in session, right? With 6 kids, you can just imagine how crazy busy it got shopping for shoes, clothes and supplies! I’m so glad that there are sites like Zappos that make shopping for the back-to-school season easy and fun! As one of the largest online retailers […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Apr 15th, 2015
21 Comments
5922 Views
Have you ever felt like you make the same dishes over and over again? Do you have a dish that you know your kids will eat and like, but want to pump it some more? Our favorite family dish is spaghetti. Now I’m not sure about you, but just noodles with spaghetti sauce is too […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cleaning Review
Apr 10th, 2015
25 Comments
5423 Views
  We love to eat pizza in our family! Heck, since purchasing our Blackstone Pizza Oven, we’ve been enjoying a lot more pizzas a lot more often! Not to mention the money it’s saved us as well – saving us more than half the cost of buying them from local pizza places!  My husband is the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Mar 23rd, 2015
57 Comments
11954 Views
My husband and I love watching movies. Our 6 kids love watching movies. We love going to the movies as a family, too! However, it can be pretty overwhelming waiting in lines to buy tickets and then waiting in line to redeem tickets. This doesn’t even include waiting in line for popcorn, candy and soda, but […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cruising Life
Mar 11th, 2015
37 Comments
13730 Views
Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. I am back and now married to the most amazing man ever – officially complete with six children!!! We were married on the Carnival Miracle on February 28th and it was awesome! In fact, I had never been to a cruise wedding before and couldn’t really even […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Dec 30th, 2014
23 Comments
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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 Holiday Fun
Dec 19th, 2014
24 Comments
3445 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
10188 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 Frank Gurnee
In California
Nov 12th, 2014
42 Comments
11229 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 Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 29th, 2014
74 Comments
10330 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 Food
Oct 28th, 2014
32 Comments
4624 Views
Our typical day with 6 kids includes waking the kids up, getting their lunches packed, putting breakfast on the table and then driving them to school.  After being at school all day, the kids are super hungry when we get home from picking them up.  They like to raid the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator – […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Oct 4th, 2014
26 Comments
4408 Views
 Yes – you saw that right.  I am finally writing a post on our family with the words, “Brady Bunch” in it.  Frank and I met a little over 2 years ago and are getting married in February 2015.  Together, we have 6 kids.  I have 3 boys and he has 2 girls and a boy. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Car Review
Jul 13th, 2014
1 Comment
5073 Views
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to test-drive a 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE and it was awesome! I fell in love with it the moment it drove up to our home on the Central Coast. You see, we have a big family and finding a vehicle that is comfortable and fits all of […]...
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