Log-In, Help - What's my password?

3rd time is a charm, I should really write down my passwords. Aka: It's been way too long since you have logged in to Blogger Marrs. And no, I still didn't write it down, pshhh that writing stuff is for the birds. Speaking of bluejays, can you tell I haven't written in for like ever? Life folks, but MAN do I miss it and you, yes You! If any of you are still out there-- I do hope all is well and I'm::: Warning, Warning, click off if you don't want to get bored with family photos, they are about to over take your entire screen.. Hey, I warned ya!

Repeat, you will not find a finger lickin' good recipe(only a pin drop to Little Caesars) or cute cozy blanket to create today(they sell those at Costco) Nope. just a Big o Marrs Photo dump, because man does a lot happen in 6 months and this kid growing up crap and not staying little is seriously pulling at my Mom heart these days.

So enough. Let's get this dump started. 

Meet Marvin. "Oh Marvin" like "alvinnnn, but Marvvvin" get it? Ok. 
This is Marvin Marrs the newest member to the crew!
I saw Marvin on my friends FB page. Her daughter was fostering him and he was looking for his forever home. He was a Marrs. 
Marvin meet Minnie, and the rest... is history really.
So much history that they have their own IG account. Because with ears like these two, that was a given. @MinnieMarvinAdventures #minniemarvinadventures
Side Note: I can't remember my log-in for their account/go figure. So it hasn't been updated for awhile, but still loads of pics of cute ears. 

Up Next, School is Back in Session 
(again, taking it back to August peeps)
If you are still reading, fist bump. 
Are you kidding me? 12th, 8th and 4th? Dang does time fly!
..... and
just when I thought I dried up all my tears from the school drop offs.. Aaron decided to get his Senior pictures taken. 
Just put a fork in me! 
Look at this man, yes M.A.N!
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We interrupt this post for a special message:
Happy 14th Birthday Mason!
What in the sam heck is going on around here? 

Pizza + Brownies is this kids jam!

And back to the new Marrs Man in the house(yes he is shaving, Man I tell you)
Aaron tested and earned his Third Degree Black Belt in November!
Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road Twice?
To Prove He wasn't a Chicken!
Thanksgiving 2016 was a hit and spent up in Idyllwild!

Last but not least, Bryan and I celebrated our 18th Wedding Anniversary!

Thankful and blessed to enjoy everyday life with these loves above.

Until next time friends, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Love, The Marrs

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5 Things to do and see in June Lake

June Lake is one of our favorite places to visit. There are so many different things to do and see in and around June Lake, so sit back... enjoy the views as we share them with you!

To start, we reserved our campsite online and were lucky back in March to find a space open for the span of 5 days. Book as soon as you can as June Lake is a high demand area and campsites go quickly!

Our spot was perfect, it was nestled snug among trees, private and just steps away from June Lake. We wasted no time at all setting camp up quick and grabbing fishing poles to string!

Let's cut the chatter and dive right into the 5 Things (we did and you should too!) on your next visit to  June Lake:

Bring those poles you guys.. because you will want to cast, cast and cast some more! Within 5 minutes, I kid you not - Derek hooked a rainbow trout! There are many places to fish: June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake.. to name a few. All within 5 minutes of each other! 

#2 Hike
I mean, stop and stare. Because that is all I do when I am in this area. The views are out of this world, ones you have to see for yourself to appreciate. There are so many trailheads and different hikes you can do while in June Lake. We decided to hike up to Fern Lake. This hike was all uphill, we took our time and made sure to bring lots of water. There is plenty of shady areas to stop and catch your breath.. the uphill battle was well worth it. A beautiful, quiet lake that you can only get to on foot.. score baby score!!

This activity is a family favorite of ours! While you are hiking or just want to find some, get after it! We actually found a geocache back on our trip in 2010.. and wanted to see this year if it was still there. Holla.. it was!! We had to sign the little booklet again this year and we added a fun "prize" to the bucket along with many others! We can't wait to see if it's there in the years to come!

June Lake is a small little town with some great hotspots you won't want to miss! From our campsite, we walked into town many times! The Tiger Bar opens at 8am and is known to serve a killer bloody mary.(you are welcome) Also, if you love a good beer.. you must check out the June Lake Brewery! Bryan and I hopped on our bikes and pedaled over for some great beer, good convo and killer views! 

Get off the shore and rent a boat! We decided to head over to Gull Lake for some Canoe and Paddle Boat action. They are about $20 for an hour, which for us- an hour out was perfect! Enough time to get across the lake, enjoy the views and head back to the dock! 

We stayed for 5 days and it was just the perfect amount of time to get out and really enjoy this gorgeous area. Clear water, snow-capped mountains and blue skies.. now that is living. 

Thank you for swinging by and we hope you plan a trip to June Lake and enjoy it as much as we do every year! Is there anything we should add to our list next time we visit? Let us know, we are always down for new adventures!


My Mom

It's not everyday I get all gushy and introduce you to someone who means the world to me, my Mom. 

Moms are a pretty big deal. When you were little they picked the lice out of your hair, cleaned your toothpaste out of the bathroom sink and made you breakfast, lunch, after school snacks and dinner! They encouraged you to do your best and were always there if you needed an ear or just a hug. Moms are marvelous super power incredible beings! 

Disclaimer: I am a spoiled lucky girl. My Super Power Mom lives 5 minutes from me. 

This Mother's Day I wanted to find a way to show my mom how much I love her and how thankful I am of our friendship. I couldn't find a better way then to show up with some simply irresistible oh-so-dang-yummy Shari's Berries and enjoy them with her over some laughs.

While all the boys were at school, I snuck over to my sweet Mom's House, and surprised her with a yummy treat and visit. 

At first my Mom didn't want to share. I couldn't blame her... just look at those babies!

Then I convinced her to "bring them over here, let's catch up on life over on the couch mom... and hey, bring that plate of berries with ya" - Sold. Hook, line, sinker (she likes to chat) We then got our laughs and berry grubbing on. Oh was it ON! These strawberries you guys are so so good. Sweet with the perfect combo of chocolate coated.. I felt all fancy eating them! They made for the prefect treat to share with my Mom!

After we grubbed and figured out who was taking Derek to his soccer game tomorrow as Bryan and I are both busy with the other 2 kids of ours... again- spoiled girl, right? I just sat there for a minute thinking how lucky and blessed I was to share this moment with my Mom. My Mom is a wonderful example and someone I strive to be daily. 

 Happy Mother's Day Mom, I love you!

I want to thank Shari's Berries for sending us these amazing strawberries that I was able to share with my Mom. Of course all opinions are my own, but I'm telling you, these babies will make that special person in your life smile from ear to ear. Wishing you all a very Happy Mother's Day!


Let's Play Ketchup, I mean Catch up

My name is still Jen Marrs. Still married to my love.
Still have only 3 boys. No I am not going for the girl.
After 8 years we have a updated family photo in the house!
Still have not found time to blog. Oh snap, I am writing a post now. Scratch that.
I love my job! Working at Pollinate Media and with amazing bloggers make me smile!
My DIY counters in my kitchen are finally giving up on life. I will be hiring someone.
My happy spot is still spitting seeds on the sideline of my middle man's baseball games.
I purchased my first bottle of root consealer to cover the greys. Thanks Mom. 
It snowed in Southern California the day before New Years. That will never happen again.
I had a crazy throw the crap out session and pitched all my Yearbooks. It will be ok, I have Facebook.
I sent my husband out for Carne Asada. He came home with a new dog and Carne. #minniemarrs
Dinner conversations hot topics are still poop and farts. That will never change.
Making some big decor changes in the master bedroom dept. Bring on the Romance! (p.s. I went with #1 chair)
I found that Mitchum Dry Powder (not clear/invisible) Rocks My Arm Pit Socks. It works guys!!
Freak out moment- oldest child driving. I can't be this old.
I turned 36 last month. oh Shoot that was 2 months ago, wait, am I 36 or 35?