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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).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ty David Shirley

He is here!!! Ty David arrived this past Friday. Yay - Steph rocked the labor room delivering her 6th baby with yet again NO pain meds!! He is just a little doll, thanks Steph for sharing your baby with us!

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's a Birthday Party from Her to THEM!!!Lola's Birthday was on Thanksgiving Day so SHE IS THROWING AN EXTRAORDINARY PARTY!!!! READ ON BELOW IN THE NEXT POST AND FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS!

Lola throws a party.........

These are literally the children this party is being thrown for! The kiddos left behind! Lola is the cutie in the red jacket. When I asked what her favorite toy was, they said there were so little toys they wouldn't have any idea! This CAN CHANGE!!! Help Lola leave behind all we can! Join in on the party! Read below how it all worksa and have fun playing momma for a day to these kids by sending them comforts of any home!

Little Lola Mallory has an idea! She will soon be with her family, so in essence, for her Birthday ( which was Thanksgiving Day) she gets a family, a warm home , a mom and dad who are CRAZY about her and all the food she can eat. She will soon no longer sleep alone in an unheated building. She will have clean clothes and plent of snuggly sox. She will have her choice of coats hanging in the back hall to throw on as she goes out to play and hot chocolate waiting for her as she comes in shivering. Her friends however who are left behind ( the 97% of Chinese orphans who will never be adopted) are not as fortunate. Somehow we just know that she can't just leave her Chinese family (the kids in the orphanage where she has been for the last 4 years) without helping them with a "birthday party" from her to them! The gifts will be a varity of things they need and would love to have......more blankets, hats and gloves, formula, toys, books, sox, warm jammies, possibly a heater of some sort... and food. Lola's family is donating 100% of the proceeds of this party to her orphanage for much needed supplies. Lola's family will be physically taking this money to China and will purchase all the supplies they can and take it all to the orphanage. US dollars go a long way over there ...and with no shipping , alot can be accomplished! So here's the menu! Have fun helping Lola throw them a party the likes of which they have never seen. The look on the childrens' faces really do reaveal just how excited they are to feel SOMEONE cares for them and their little lives, comfort, hopes and dreams.....What perfect gift to yourself! The family will post photos of it all being delivered to the orphanage......Can't wait!! Give yourself the opportunity to play Mom to a wonderful child for just a moment! It will make a huge difference in their day I can promise you!

A coat...................................................10.00

A can /pouch of formula .................5.00 ea.

Hats and glove set for ten kids..........10.00

Box of blankets...................................15.00

Safe toys that are age appropriate...15.00

Diapers and wipes...............................20.00

A heat source.......................................50.00

A box of Non parishable food items that will last a good while.................25.00

A set of books for older kids................30.00

Just choose a gift and pay the given amount here at the chip in. Be sure to leave a comment on this blog and share what you have given . We all want to know!! Let's throw an "Extraordinary" party!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fa la la la la la

Remider Ladies...
Christmas Boutique with lots of shopping and food!
Lana's house this Saturday Nov. 14th
374E. 150S. Burley
10 am till 2 pm
Be there!!!
Lana has worked what tush she has left OFF to be ready and so have I(Mare M.) so come out and have fun!! I will be selling Cheesecake Factory's recipe Pumkin Cheesecake and some pretty handmade by me jewelry..! Lana is selling LOTS of way cute stuff and there's more! Jenna Guiles will have hair bows,..yada yada yada just come!!
Love you my friends:) See ya Saturday!
PS.........tell all your friends and neighbors..the more the merrier!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Moon Movie Premier Dinner

Beware : Lots of Pictures. . ..
We got together for a New Moon Movie Premier Dinner, where Stephenie Meyers book - New Moon was the theme. Sarah, Steph, Mel and Marilyn - it was our Christmas present to the Extraordinary Housewives . . . Life has gotten so busy, and there are babies, babies and more babies, it has been a very much needed treat and night out for the ladies. We had tons of fun talking, eating waayyy to much, and just being out for a few hours and enjoying ourselves at a candle lit dinner.
StephSarahMarilynLisaEmilyJenLana and her baby capeMarianneAdriaThe strawberry daiquiris were a hit, thanks Steph!No Jen, you did not just get busted for something :)All the ladies left with our gifts to them, The New Moon soundtrack , yay.
Fun memories, thanks everyone for coming. . .

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Steph

Ok, so this is waayy, way overdue, but such is life, right? We were finally able to get together for Steph's birthday lunch at Uppercrust. Everyone (except mare) was able to make it, and we missed you Mare! We had fun getting together, everyone has been super busy since school started, and we all agreed we need ALOT more girl time, so see you all next month ladies :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gettin' Skinny for my Mei Mei

I have a new Orphanage Fundraiser started this week. I know you all have been so supportive and I DON'T want ANY of you to feel like you have to donate AGAIN if you have already!!! BUT I am just posting about it so you can spread the word! It's a great offer to anyone who wants to lose some weight or just feel better and be healthier! I am offering a "Complete Weight Loss" plan in a binder's a culmination of all the information, recipes, and the "template" for using your food to help you burn fat.....all day and all night! (Using your fork!!!!) It's what I offer clients in 4-6 weeks of visits . It's a 225.00 package, but in this form.....condensed but thorough "packet" you pay only 25 dollars!!

Go check out the details on my blog!

Of course all proceeds go to her Orphanage Donation in Nantong , Jiangsu, China!

Feel free to put this post and the link on your blogs! This is a win win for anyone! OR should I say "Lose Lose!!! :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Anyone need their car washed?

ok I am on the downhill slide.............just 3 months or less to flying to China for our little china doll! My heart is getting so sad without her! .........but I digress:) I still need some dough for the orphanage donation. It went up by 2 thousand dollars since Jonah's adoption. Thank you so much for helping me with my garage sale. Lana, and Lisa , you were invaluable. Everyone who donated shtuff to it THANK YOU!!!! Steph thanks for sitting with me! Mel and Sarah, thanks for the donated items and for the brownies for the bake sale! I have the BEST band of friends.... PERIOD!!! oh and btw a certain family who wants to remain anonymous have donated frequent flyer miles for our travel to get our precious little girl. Honestly there is no way to repay all the generosity they have shown in our last two adoptions. They act like it's not a big deal to donate those miles, but trust me IT IS!!! THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU!

I am doing odd jobs (food coaching), have had a garage sale, am making jewelry to sell, and am still quite concerned about the last chunk of money I need to get her home. ie.. the 5,000 orphanage donation!! So, I am having a slew of service oriented fund raisers starting with a CAR WASH!!! If you would like to help me wash cars I would really appreciate it. If you would like to donate a baked goodie or two for the bake sale I will have there, I would love it! Come have a ball with me and get wet! It's at Stokes.....:)It's supposed to be 85 degrees!! It's from 10-1 THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 29........ So be there or be square!! Jarrod can't go so I will NEEEEEED your muscle desperately!! I know it's late notice but I found out this afternoon that I will be having knee surgery next week so I will be out of commision for a little while. BAD timing I know but it's all good. Anything for my little empress:)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just a thank you......from this Mare (the one with the rack as Mare P. says:)

Hey girls,

This is just a thank you note. I have had one of the worst days of my life so far ...... and you know what? I survived........let me tell you why. I was greeted by my neighbor this evening(Adria) with a flower..............okay so it was a dead radish that had gone to seed, but that is beside the point. The conversation, the ear and shoulder were nice and of course a smooch from Sal made my night.!!!!

I then started to consider all my blessings big and small. Right away all of you came to mind. All of you mean something special to me...........Mel for example.........I walked in the salon today for a pedicure and she had that zaney smile on her face. Has that girl ever frowned? I doubt it! Lana and I had a moment this morning on the phone and we agreed ANY woman to survive her year of cancer mahem AND do a freaking triathalon on top of that needs to be on Oprah and write a book.....!!! My point is, I am blessed beyond measure by my circle of friends. You have all taught me compassion, selflessness,courage and and peseverance. Crappy days will come and go but you all are here to stay! I know any one of you would drop anything to help me or any of us for that matter and for that I am soooo grateful. Life sucks sometimes.........but nothing would suck more than not having you all in my life. I love you so much and hope someday to repay all your kindness.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yard Sale for a China Doll

Marianne is in the black tank, and I am browsing in the denim jumper.
Lisa's fancy grease car is in the background.
I would so buy the blue lamp on the front table.

Calling all extraordinary housewives or ordinary housewives or just housewives or even houseboys... Marianne is having a garage sale to raise money to bring her new addition home to Burley. We are having the sale on Saturday, July 18 at 1121 E 17th St in Burley (Lana's old residence).

So we really need you to dejunk (hurry, you only have one day) and bring all of your "treasures" to the house. We will price them and put them out on Friday evening or you are more than welcome to drop them off on Saturday. Also, if you would like to patron the sale, we do have some really nice stuff. ALL of the money goes to save the Chinese. Well, not exactly but it does go to the orphanage where Marianne is getting her baby. Every little bit helps as a small amount of money goes a long way over in China.

We would also love some baked goods as most garage sale buyers are hungry and need some fuel and nourishment. So if you don't have any special junk to donate, make some junk food and bring it over. We usually make a killing on the treats.

We will be having a PARTY so don't miss out!

Leave a comment if you are willing to help. Again, every little bit helps.
Call me with any questions.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Ava Elena Farfan