Be the change you want to see in the world...

Synopsis of Us

Lisa is au natural. She likes to have babies at home and drink slimy green liquids with large amounts of earth in them. She loves the quacks and we love her. If you are ailing, just call Lisa. She will doctor you up!

Melanie is a little bundle of energy. She's very peppy and always bouncing around. Do not drive with her. She tends to talk and visit and not watch the road. Cuts a mean hair-do!

Sarah is crazy! She loves Diet Pepsi (too much). The group photographer with many free photo shoots for her friends. Many questionable eating habits that we all ignore, hopefully they don't kill her.

Emily is an overachiever. She never sleeps and wakes up way too early so she can pratice music with her kids. She loves the earthy green drink too. Be careful, she will try to poison you with sugar-free goodies.

Jen is a dental hygienist. If you want to know which kind of gum to chew (to xylitol or not to xylitol, this is the question) she'll know.

Lana is full of crap! Literally, her house is full of crap! Yes, just stuff. If you ever need any random thing, pretty sure it's in her house... somewhere. Very competitive, don't coach children's athletics with her.

Adria is straightforward. She pretty much says it like it is. She is our community sex-ed advisor. Any questions, just ask her, she knows it all.

Marianne (one of the tall, leggy blonds) is amazing! She graduated from college while taking care of her four children and working to save the entire Chinese orphan population.

Marilyn is a perfectionist. She has to have everything at a ninety degree angle, if not, she's nervous. Hopefully this doesn't kill her. Likes to scrapbook, spends a large sum of money on this activity.

Stephanie (another tall, leggy blond) really likes to work out. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Nursing is her profession (not wet nursing).

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Maca Magic

Organic Maca Magic!! For women, Maca mainly increases lust or 'the appetite for sex'. This results in a higher frequency of sexual activity. Peruvian Ginseng. *stamina and energy * virtlity and sexual ability. This is supposed to be a natural libido booster. Of course my hubby got wind of this and bought some for me for valentines day. I have not yet tried it out, but I know one of us has, and she said it is amazing stuff! I will ony take it if I can end up with the results the same as hers (name to be confidential!)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Lisa!

Happy Happy Birthday Lisa Dear! We are celebrating Lisa's birthday at Upper Crust on Wednesday after we drop off kindergarteners. Should be fun! Don't miss out. By the way her birthday is today 2/25.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

GNO trouble

Hey guys I have run into a stumbling block for GNO on Friday. I just found out I will be leaving town this weekend. That means I'm out and so is my house. I could gladly reschedule and still do it at my house or you guys could do it without me. Marilyn you could still stay at my house if you want. Have fun whatever you decide! Steph

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Made Of Honor

This movie looks great and since we are all McDreamy fans I know this will be a girls night out movies in May! Check out the trailor Maid of Honor

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Girls Night Anyone??

When is the next game night? Girls Night in and treats too! Where, When, What? Any suggestions?

Friday, February 15, 2008


OK, we did know Lana has MANY talents, but did you know she is now my official Modbe hot red dress model? Yep, she's got it all! 6 kids, a hunky husband ," Target" in her basement, BMW in her driveway AND a red hot modelling career! I just have one question for you Lana! Where do you find the time???

Love-Your biggest fan-Mare Mall

my Jonah blog is "spiffied up"

OK, not Earth shattering news I know, but a friend of mine (cyber friend from my adoption group) spiffied up my blog! Complete with Asian scrapping and everything! It's so cute! You know how technologically challenged I am so I really appreciated it!

Check it out!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Surprise!!! - Sike

Imagine my excitement when I open the door this morning to the lady from the Goody Basket!! Steve had not sent me flowers on Valentines Day for ages, so I see her out my window and I run for the door, I got there before she did, I open the door and she asks me, "is this where Macey, and Tate live?" I wanted to cry, slam the door, and go back to bed, I mustered up enough of a voice to say "no, sorry" that must've given it away, because she really started to apoligize and said she did not want to come ask for fear that it was the wrong address like she suspected, because the instructions said brick house, but she was lost - whatever, then less than 5 minutes later she came back, and said my neighbors were not there and if she could just leave the package with me so I could give it to them later! This could go into one of those "worst things on Valentines Day" in a magazine.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

What's Your Fave?

Happy Valentine's Day!

What would you say is the favorite, happy, memory-making,
sexy??, most romantic love song of all time?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Jonah has no idea.......

OK, really Jonah is gaining 10 new mommies. I was putting together some pictures for his picture book of us and other relatives that he will be close to ,to send to his orphanage ,and it hit me ,I really needed to include a picture of his Mommy's possie(sp?). After all I couldn't imagine coping with life without you all , every one of you.........Sniff Sniff..................

Anyway, I started a blog at "". I didn't want our housewives page covered with my silly adoption crap-ok, it's not crap but you know what I mean, so I post on this to keep y'all and whoever, abreast of how it's going. I am crazy in love with this little boy who has NO IDEA WHAT HE'S GETTING INTO!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Who wants to help me tackle a big project?

Okay ladies here's a big one. It is 12:00 a.m. on technically Monday morning and I can't sleep because I am trying to think of a way to get out of this dang winter slump. I think I have an idea. I need to paint almost my entire main floor!!! Anyone feel like some painting. I am really not loving the yellow color that it is now and my ceilings are yellow too. So depressing for me when I don't get a lot of natural sunlight till the afternoon (when we have sun that is). I need to find a good light taupe color and get to work. Maybe having a project will stimulate the endorphins. I would really appreciate a good "extraordinary work day" I'll bet if I get it all taped off, we could have at least the walls done in a day. Then I could maybe hire the ceiling done. What do ya think? Anyone in? I sure do miss you guys! I could use a good laugh with y'all. I would even buy enticing is that? Marilyn

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fools Gold Review

I feel honored at being appointed to conduct the official review of Fools Gold. Before beginning the review I must admit that Matthew Mconohey, hey hey, whatever his last name might be is steaming hot. So now that point is out of the way and completely understood we can get on with a detailed review. Basically if you are going to see him, it is worth the 6 bucks or whatever it costs to get in. Wild hair, fit bod, no shoes, no shirt no service. Plus it's always cool seeing some hot guy with some semi-hot women searching for sunken treasure. Especially when they end up finding it (oh did I spoil the movie by saying that?) (If any of you ever go to a treasure movie not knowing whether or not they find the treasure, you have no business going to a treasure movie). So firstly the reason why it has taken me til 11:00 this morning to get the review started is that I had to repent all night for not walking out on the show. Then after that didn't do any good I had to visit my bishop. Still feeling dirty, I went to mass this morning and confessed to the local catholic priest, did some hail mary's and decided to start lent a little early this year. Now I am feeling clear headed enough to write. First of all I didn't know that I could see pure naked women from the waist up in a PG-13 movie. My bad. Guess i should see more movies. It took me a few seconds to realize what I just saw because it came out of nowhere. Not real classy. So when Matt gets rescued the first time by the party boat, make sure you close your eyes. Second of all I don't think I've heard that much swearing since Emily and Lana told of their adventure with the Shit Damn Hell lady in Utah. Wow, my ears are still ringing. At least we almost got a glimpse of Matt naked as a jail bird. So basically we see a side view and a back view. Not quite frontal but pretty darn close. Just enough to get the blood flowing. So now that my confession is complete let's say that the premise was interesting, the violence not too bad and of course there is the treasure and when, how, where they find it. The Ukranian side kick is pretty funny. The best part of the whole movie though was seeing the little 8 or 9 year old kids in the movie being exposed such uplifting, moral building entertainment. Got to love the parents who don't screen those kind of movies for their kids. Pretty sure I don't want my 9 year old boy seeing some bikini clad girl exposing her breasts to the general populous of the world. It's not like boys don't come to this earth with enough testosterone and sexual curiosity as it is. I am pretty sure that if i were to see that as a teenager, while at the movies with another girl that it would have peeked (spelling error on purpose. Pun intended) my curiosity to wondering what was lying under my date's partly see through shirt with a red bra underneath. I think what we need is more teenager sexual encounters and pregnancies to stablize our ........ (am I getting off on a political tangent in a movie review? somebody stop me please!!!). anyway I am sure that most of the visitors to this blog are female and pretty much want to go to the movie to see hot Matt, so you will not be disappointed. However, make sure you cover your hubby's eyes when the party speed boat picks up matt out of the ocean (that is after they throw him the brewed beverage and he fumbles with drinking it and it fills with sea water). I give it 5 stars for matt's body, 3.5 stars for his female counterpart, 2 stars for the dumb rich girl, 3.5 stars for the action, 4 stars for the beautiful oceanography, 2.5 stars for the bad guy, 4 stars for the treasure theme, etc. and 5 stars for coming home after and eating chocolate icecream with fudge chunks in it and snuggling in bed with my hot 6 star wife (can you get 6 stars?).
First time movie critic: Brek

Friday, February 8, 2008

Date night for everyone?

Since some people are already going to this movie on Saturday night why don't we say it is date night for whoever can come to the 7:00 show. Maybe we could catch a treat afterwords. Somewhere should be open if we go to the early show. Mar, you can come anyway even if you husband is gone. By the way I saw Kate Hudson getting interviewed about this pic. She said she was definitely enhanced. Just thought you would all want to know this after our discussion we had in the hallway at the movie theatre last time.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Great Friend....


In this case, one who comes bearing gifts (as in a very much needed new broom!) Thankyou Lana! You're the best!


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

We ( Stokes & Shirleys ) spent Super Bowl Sunday over at Bill and Mel's house, we had lots of food and snacks, and blizzards, and sundays. Mell tried to wrestle Bill for the chair (she lost)!
Dave and his kids came, but Steph had to work all day so she didn't join us until the evening
Our boys went to a friends for their own super bowl party, but we had ALL the little girls with us they got a little stir crazy, football could only hold their attention for so long!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Lana..........EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

Hey!!! Just when you thought Lana was the queen of "free shtuff" ...........well think again! I was at STOKES FRESH FOOD MARKET (plug) on Saturday and Farm Bureau was doing a promotion there. I tried to avoid anyone and everyone as I was a stinky mess straight from the gym. Well, the lady carrying dozens of helium balloons literally followed me down the aisle and asked if I would play her game for the chance to win 5.00 off my groceries at checkout or even the grand prize which was your entire cart, no matter what you had in it. I never win anything and I looked like a hag so I reluctantly said ok and tried to hurry so she would leave me alone! Well, I answered the question correctly and she made me close my eyes and choose a balloon. I did and said BYE BYE. I was actually buying some food for a new family in our ward who were just moving in and did not have a stove in yet, so in the back of my mind I thought maybe it would be good carma- maybe I'll get the 5 bucks off. Well, I popped the purple balloon and confetti went flying out of it and you guessed it......... I was the grand prize winner! My groceries added up to 129.00 and it was all free!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, because I was looking so great they had to take multiple pictures of me with my cart, me with Steve, me with the Farm Bureau lady..... But all in all a SCORE for Mare!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Valentines Day

According to the Greeting card association, an estimated 1 billion valentines cards are sent each year, making Valentines Day the 2nd largest card sending holiday of the year, (an estimated 2.1 billion cards are sent out for Christmas). 85% of all Valentines gifts or cards are purchased by women. 1st in running are roses, 2nd chocolates, and 3rd is lingerie for men or women, 4th cologne or perfume, 5th candle light dinners with or with out a movie. When 100 men and 100 women were asked if they preferred a to go to a romantic movie, or romantic music, with a night in, 85% of women wanted to go to a romantic movie, while 80% of men wanted romantic music with a night in with their love. The other % of men and women could go either way (undecided). Roses are sent as a strong symbol of love, especially when sent in the color red.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Fools Gold (click on Fools to see preview) Opening 2/8/08. We'd be fools not to see this! Who's In???