Friday, December 25, 2009

For the D's

This post is dedicated to the best friends a girl could ask for :)

After having 3 Christmases so far, I am exhausted!

Mr. Pit and I had our first Christmas, just the two of us on Christmas Eve morning. I got quite spoiled with new fleece slippers, an iTunes card, a new calendar, and a whole box of stuff labeled "Mom-to-be survival kit". It was really really wonderful and thoughtful, just like Mr. Pit. It came chock full of my favorite candy, a cute t-shirt and lot's of 'coupons' for me to use later in the pregnancy. They were for things like '1 free back rub', '1 get out of doing the dishes free' and lots of other cute things. We decided not to spend a whole ton of money on each other since we have Little Pit coming in the spring, but regardless of how much money you do or don't spend, this Christmas certainly proved that a thoughtful gift goes a LONG way.

Then our second Christmas was with my family and was this morning. My Uncle showed up on Christmas night to surprise my mom (he flew in from St. Louis and no one knew!) and she was thrilled so we had an extra person at the festivities and it was great. My parents (and Santa of course) spoiled Gavin and I with some awesome gifts. Among the many highlights was an antique tiny rocking chair for Little Pits nursery- it is so freaking cute and little!), we both got monogramed golf balls and best of all we got our Canon EOS Rebel XS DSLR camera. It will take me days if not weeks and months to figure out all the ins and outs of this thing, but I can't wait. It came with all sorts of bells and whistles and I can't wait to decipher the users manual to make it really work for us.

Now, on to our 3rd Christmas with Mr. Pits family, and it is lovely as always. I got a really cute maternity dress (though I think it is definitely not limited to wearing with child) as well as cute napkins, an awesome watch with changeable straps and a cute book called Good Dog, Stay. I have feeling it will be quite sad a-la Marley and Me, but it got great reviews and I am sure I will read it and cry and then want to read it again.

We are up here in New York until Sunday afternoon when we go back down to Philly for 2 days and then we're up to Salem Mass for my friend K's wedding. Then we're driving from Salem to Providence to see our friends the A's and the S's and I can't wait to spend time with all of them. The last time I saw most of them I was in the throes of early pregnancy morning sickness so I wasn't feeling so social! So, hopefully I can make it up to them this time around :)

As for the next two days, I think it's going to be a lot of low-key family time, but I know there is a big dinner planned for tomorrow night as well as a big brunch on Sunday. Our big plans for Monday include a trip to Babies R Us to register for Little Pit :) I have never gone shopping for anyone's baby or even bought off anyone's registry, so it should be interesting and fun for both of us. (really, it's like sending us to a foreign country to shop for something that we've NEVER owned and everything in's a different language!) but I'm confident we'll figure it out.

Oh, and Mr. Pit just reminded me to tell you all about the pageant. It was great though there were two changes that I didn't love. First, they switched the passages that are normally read throughout the service from the King James version to a newer version, so the tempo was a bit different than I'm used to. Second, they switched the last song from the First Noel to Joy to the World. Both great songs, but again, not what I'm used to. Overall though, the pageant was great, the star was lit at JUST the right time and everything was lovely. (Even the angels having a giggle fit in the middle of the service didn't bother me).

I promise to blog more when I have more to share...hope you all had great holidays!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Day!

Don't worry, it's not my last day posting...but it certainly is my LAST day of work in 2009!!

Though we go on a lot of trips, I am pretty retentive on my vacation time, so most of our trips are long weekends that include holidays, so while I might get 6 days off, only 3 of them are vacation days. This is how I managed to save all of the very important vacation days for the end of the year, and they start TOMORROW! I actually have a 'comp' day stuck in there too, as you get one of those for every Saturday you work- are you learning my tricks here or what?! No one can believe that I have so many days left over, but when I say I am a Virgo, I mean it!

Mr. Pit and I went on some GREAT trips this year, including lots of weddings and our awesome long weekend in the Virgin Islands and our week in Vail and Breckenridge last March. It seems like forever ago that we took those trips, but it was ALL this year! I'll have to do a re-cap of all of our adventures at some point next week so you can really get a feel of where the heck we were all year!

All in all 2009 has been great. Work wise it's gotten a little rocky for both of us, but we're both still employed and that's what's important, especially with Little Pit on the way. Our marriage has gotten even stronger than it was and I am more in love with Mr. Pit than I was yesterday, a week ago, a year ago...and well, you get the picture. The best advice we received on our wedding day, was someone telling us that our wedding day should be the day that we love each other the least, and that our love should grow from there. And well, now with real biological proof in my belly, the love has certainly grown...to about 15 ounces!

I am really looking forward to 2010, and before that, to Christmas! Thursday is the Christmas Pageant, AKA my favorite tradition in the WORLD. As I've said before, I smile, I cry, and I just love that darn mini-play. Then it's home for a delicious dinner, probably a movie or two, then off to bed to wait for Santa!

I'll post more tomorrow and Thursday I'm sure. Tomorrow I'm helping my Mom arrange flowers at the Church for the pageant and Christmas services, and then the rest of the time is Christmas Christmas Christmas, oh and driving to New York and then back and then to Salem, Mass and then to Providence and then home again! But, details on that later.

Have a great day!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Furry Friday!

Hi all! Meet Lenny!

I have absolutely NO words, well, some, but not a lot for this dog. First, his name is Lenny. For whatever reason that name on THIS dog makes me laugh out loud. Second, he is a Pomeranian, and I think they are SO funny looking. I want to get one just so I can laugh at it everyday. That hair, those eyes, it's really just too much.

What I do know about Lenny is that he is only 4 months old! And, he desperately needs a home for the holidays...how cute would it be to see THIS little face pop out of a Christmas box!? As always, check him out at Main Line Animal Rescue !

Mr. Pit don't have a lot going on this weekend asides from a few Christmas parties and Lil' Pup has another lesson on manners tomorrow at 11. Hopefully the snow will cooperate and allow us to drive out to Malvern for it, but if it doesn't there is NO way I am getting in the car with a bunch of other nut brains out on the road.

In Little Pit news, my email from Babycenter.com today tells me that the baby is now 3/4 of a pound and 10.5" long...and they compared that to a large carrot, ha! I have another appointment on Tuesday to check heartbeat and all that good stuff and to tell you the truth I don't really know what the next milestone is...30 weeks maybe? All I care about is a healthy beating heart and safe travels for the two of us this winter.

Hope you all have great weekends!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Seriously...BE A PARENT!

I am re-blogging this from Glamour's website, specifically Chrissy's "Storked" blog because this is the kind of stuff that REALLY gets on my nerves, especially as a parent to be.

Here's the story:

Taylor Pugh, four, has been participating in an in-school suspension for the past month because his hair is too long. (Watch this video) Taylor's father, Delton Pugh, says he won't "hold his son down" and make him cut it because Taylor likes it long. But the cute boy also likes his friends: "I miss my friends," he told the AP.

Here's the thing, though: The school's dress code is black-and-white. Boys' hair must be above the ear lobes and collar. Laura Jobe, from PUBLIC school, Floyd Elementary in the Mesquite School District, maintains that the hair code is designed to minimize distractions in the classroom.

I'm just wondering if you caught the third line of the first paragraph. Taylor likes it long. Well guess what. Taylor is 4. You don't always get what you want, especially when you're 4. It BOGGLES my mind that these parents, who probably pay REALLY good money to send their child to this school would ever allow their 4 year old to decide ultimately on not only his hairstyle, but eventually his suspenstion. CUT the freaking kids hair. He's 4. He'll get over it. Sure, there might be tears, but guess what, growing up isn't easy and no one says it will be.

What annoys me about todays parents, is that they have their kids on a level playing field with them. I am all for letting the kid weigh in on little things, maybe what movie to see for a matinee, or having some sort of say over what they eat, but come on, I do NOT plan on having my child decide FOR me what is best for them. I will be the parent right? So shouldn't I act like one?

Maybe it's because I was raised in the 80's, but let me tell you, I had NO say on what I ate, where I went to school, how I wore my hair, anything. I went to private school from Kindergarten to 12th grade. There was a dress code. I followed it EVERYDAY for 13 years. I didn't get the choice from my school OR my parents. When I broke dresscode, I first got in trouble from school, and then AGAIN from my parents. My parents were NOT the ones to go fight the school on my behalf, no way no how. I had made my proverbial bed, and my parents were going to make sure I was going to lie in it. And guess what...I hardly ever broke (those) rules. Other rules sure, but in school, no way. The consequences were too high. I knew VERY early on what a priviledged life I lived, and how lucky I was to go to that school. If I screwed it up, I would have no one to blame but myself.

I don't believe in the whole 'let your kids express themselves' BS that so many parents tout today. So, put your kid in an art class. You pierce your nose, your belly button or anything else funny, I have a pair of needlenosed pliers and I know how to use them. You have the rest of your life to express yourself however you want. If you're under MY roof and I'm paying for you to go to a private school with rules, you better be certain you'll be following each and every one of them.

If you want your kids to do whatever they want, whenever they want, move to a commune and raise them there. Home school them for all I care- they are your kid's after all. But if you are going to send your kids to my kids school, I expect you to be a parent and your kid to be a kid. My kid will NOT decide if they have a haircut. If I think you need a haircut, guess what, you do. If I think you're acting like a turd, you're going to be put in time out or somewhere else similar. I am not going to negotiate with you like I'm an effing terrorist negotiator. What I say GOES. What your father says GOES. You can reason with me all you want, you can break my rules and scoff at me behind my back, but until you're 18 and out of my house, I AM THE PARENT.

I just wish more people agreed with me. Don't even get me started on the people who don't have a bedtime for their kids, insisting that it makes them more creative. No, what makes them creative is a good night's sleep and positive academic action during the day. But, that's not todays post.

Sorry for the rant, this one just got me all sorts of fired up today. Hope you have a great afternoon!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Edition- A lil' bit about The Preppy Pitbull

(This is totally stolen from the brilliant Black Labs and Lilly !)

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your blogger friends. Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy this entire post and paste into a new post on your blog, if you have one. Change all the answers so that they apply to you.This is not a Meme or a Tag. You simply play along if you wish to. Or just read the answers! Enjoy the Disney Pictures sprinkled throughout the post!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. Remember, I am an engineer, so I love love LOVE to wrap, it makes me feel like I'm actually creating the gift.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real all the way. Our tree this year is HUMONGOUS but I love it anyway.

3. When do you put up the tree? Normally a week or two after Thanksgiving. It depends if we travel for Thanksgiving. This year it went up the 5th of December, perfect timing if you ask me!

4. When do you take the tree down? We normally take it down the first or second week of January, it all depends on the tree pickup in the Township.

5. Do you like eggnog? Nope, not at all.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My pink BMX bike. It was totally rad then, I love love LOVED it.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My Dad. He has everything and wants for nothing...so yeah, he's tough.

8. Easiest person to buy for? My older brother. He LOVES clothes and is extremely preppy, so anything from Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines or Jos. A. Banks is a win for him.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? No.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Ever since we've been married we've sent out a photo card via mail. I LOVE getting mail and love sending letters out too, though I am not that good or consistent at it!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A jewelry box from my college boyfriend. Totally random and impersonal. I am the easiest person on the planet to buy for. I like anything pink or navy or at all preppy.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? This is a tough one, Rudulph (the claymation one) is SO good, but then there's Elf, and of course It's a Wonderful Life, and Love Actually is a new favorite as well, so I'd say toss up on that one.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? In the summer or whenever the mood strikes. If I see something that is SO perfect for someone else, I buy it when I see it, otherwise it's never there when I go back.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No, but I know I have been the recipient of a recycled gift. The fact that the person thought of me in the first place was fine with me.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My mom makes a FABULOUS beef tenderloin on Christmas Eve. It's always perfectly cooked and my dad makes AWESOME mashed potatoes, it's always one of my favorite meals of the year.

16. Lights on the tree? Heck yes. 4 strands of white and 4 strands of color. And LOTS of ornaments :)

17. Favorite Christmas song? Baby It's Cold Outside is definitely a favorite, but my favorite hymns are Oh Holy Night and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. They make my hair stand on end when we sing them at the midnight service on Christmas Eve, they are so beautiful.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? It depends on the year. Growing up we ALWAYS had Christmas at home. My first Christmas away from home was our 2nd year married, and we spent it with Mr. Pit's family. It was a very very hard day, but you have to grow up sometime!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Yep...you want me to? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Cupid, Comet, Blitzen and Rudolph :)

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? My parents tree has an angel, ours has a star.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning. ALWAYS. Our Christmas takes FOREVER, we open one present at a time, from oldest to youngest. I wouldn't doubt it takes 4 hours to do, but I love it. The focus then is on the giver and the receiver, not just the present itself.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The traffic in and around the mall and other shops. I feel like people buy things for the sake of buying...I'd much rather spend time with a person rather than get a gift they found in a checkout line...but that's just me. I chose to buy my family gifts to an event this year in addition to presents. I think it's more important we get out as a family and get some culture rather than everyone just getting a sweater or something.

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color? I don't have a favorite ornament, I really like all of them, but I do love our theme. Red and silver with lots of reindeer and classic Christmas images. NO snowmen at all, they totally creep me out!

24. Favorite for Christmas Dinner? We do a Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas dinner is usually sandwiches or left overs from the night before!

25. What do you want to do for Christmas this year? For Christmas this year I just want to have a nice Christmas with both families. This is the last Christmas without an infant running/crawling around, so I want to cherish the quiet grown up part this year!

26. Favorite Christmas tradition growing up? I love our whole Christmas Eve tradition. My Mom and I go to church in the morning to get all the flowers set up on the altar and then at 4 the whole family goes to the pageant. I LOVE the pageant. It is the exact same every year and EVERY year my Mom and I cry at the exact same spots while my brothers and husband just roll their eyes. Then we come home and make a yummy beef tenderloin dinner and end up watching It's A Wonderful Life on TV. It's been pretty set for a long time now, I don't think we HAVE any other Christmas traditions!

27. Favorite tradition now? Same thing as above! It's of course different when we go to Mr. Pit's family (they do Chinese food on Christmas Eve, and a big Christmas Dinner) but this year we are going up there Christmas day, and next year we're having everyone come to us...so it looks like this is it! We'll have to create new traditions when Little Pit is here!

28. Favorite Christmas Memory? My favorite memory is from a few years ago when it was a crazy 70 degrees in Philly on Christmas day. The entire family opened presents together and then ALL went out to play 9 holes of golf. It was hilarious as we were the only ones out there, but the weather couldn't have been nicer!

Monday, December 14, 2009

What I did this weekend...

Well, besides working all day Saturday, Mr. Pit and I went to see The Blind Side on Sunday afternoon. I LOVED this movie.

I laughed out loud, I cried, and I was riveted to the screen the entire time. More than I can say for quite a few movies that we've seen in '09. I know Sandra Bullock annoys the crap out of some people, but she was PERFECT for this role. You totally 'got' who Leigh Anne Touhy was, a tough as nails Mom who is trying to do the right thing for a child that's not her own.

The fact that this is all based on a true story (Michael Oher now plays for the Baltimore Ravens) makes it even better. Even if it had been just a plain screenplay I still would have loved it.

This week is pretty calm for us, thank goodness, and it's just 10 days to Christmas, eek!!!

Hope you all had awesome weekends!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Friday, December 11, 2009

Furry Friday!

Hi all!

Meet Dynasty! I think I may have featured her before, but I got a special request to feature her again, so here she is!

She is QUITE the looker, and this lab/boxer mix is absolutely a fan favorite for the volunteers over at Main Line Animal Rescue.

Her write up is quick and to the point:
"Dynasty came to us after some unfortunate events left her owner homeless. If you remember the night time soap, "Dynasty" then you know this Dynasty would make Blake Carrington proud. This beaut of a Lab/Boxer Mix is a class-act. And she's waiting patiently for a home of her own."

She is fully house trained, walks fabulously on a leash and knows lots of tricks to keep everyone entertained.

Don't you want to take her home right this minute, I sure do!

Onto some personal stuff, our 20 week ultrasound went GREAT today! We got to see Little Pit for about 40 minutes and all the measurements and anatomy were right where they should be. We saw all 4 chambers of the heart, all 10 fingers and toes, plus a cute little nose that I swear came from me :) We of course did not find out the gender and the tech was great to not even go near the area to tempt us. We are SO pleased with the outcome so far, and we're officially half way there! 20 more weeks and the Littlest Pit will be here!

I am working tomorrow (our jobsite rotates Saturday work and this weekend is mine) but then Sunday we have absolutely NOTHING planned and I couldn't be happier. I want to sleep, eat and get the rest of the Christmas cards out. I got about half way through the other day, so if you haven't received one from us, it's on it's way, I promise!

I hope everyone has a great weekend, sorry for the late post!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy 101


Hi all!
I am really excited because I *NEVER* get tagged for things, and this morning I was tagged by Black Labs and Lilly!

I was tagged with Happy 101 and have to list 10 things that make me happy, and tag 10 blogs that make my day :)

10 things that make me happy

1. Going downstairs in the morning and finding Lil' Pup asleep on the couch. He slowly opens his eyes and immediately starts to wag his tail. Then, its a series of yawns and stretches before he actually gets up and off the couch. I love this little ritual each morning, and he is NEVER not happy to see me.

2. Driving my car. I hate traffic but I love my car. It's not the fanciest thing, it was actually the cheapest Jeep I could find with not very many miles, but it runs great and has my monogram on the back for easy spotting in any parking lot. It also has an MP3 jack, which in my head, was worth the entire purchase price.

3. Coming home to Mr. Pit every night. I know it sounds lame, but he's my best friend and I love spending time with him, even if it's just on the couch watching tv with Lil' Pup between us. Plus, now with a Little Pit on the way, the time we get to spend together now is even more important.

4. Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes. I probably hadn't had them in 10+ years before I spotted them at the grocery store last week. I have been having 1 package a night since we got them. I know they aren't doing ANYTHING for me nutritionally, but they make me irrationally happy and satisfy my pregnancy sweet tooth to the tee.

5. Golfing on a Sunday afternoon with my Dad, brothers, and Mr. Pit. It is a ritual we started years ago, we golf in the late afternoon when you don't have to have a caddy, and we take our time and walk anywhere from 3-18 holes depending on the weather, our moods or if we have to get back for dinner. It's a great bonding time for all of us, and the course is my favorite when it's empty and beautiful and all ours.

6. Sushi. Oh how I miss it. Our little sushi place in Bryn Mawr is SO good and we haven't been in forever since most of the menu is off limits for me. I can get an eel roll or anything tempura, but the temptation to get my favorite Philly roll is too much to bear. Come May I will be their best customer again. Even though I can't have it now, it makes me really happy!

7. Christmas. The entire season makes me smile. I loved getting our tree last week, and even though it is about twice as large as it should be for the space, I adore it. I love putting the lights on, deciding where to put each ornament, the whole process makes me happy. I also love my collection of silver reindeer, my antique NOEL sled and our matching stockings...even Lil' Pup has one!

8. The anticipation of Little Pit coming into the world. I am LOVING this part of my pregnancy. I feel great, I've only gained 5 pounds in 20 weeks, and I've been told I look great too, yahoo! I love thinking about all the things we'll do together as they grow, and I am really excited for them to come in April. I also love that Little Pit already has doting Aunts and Uncles who are anxiously awaiting his or her arrival as well. Little Pit also has a custom made baseball bat from his 'Aunt and Uncle' in Chicago as well as lots of hand me downs from his grandparents. OH, and I am especially excited for our 20 week ultrasound tomorrow!

9. My friends. They know who they are, and they are the most supportive, awesome, amazing people I have ever met. We might not talk that often, but that doesn't mean to don't fall right back into an easy conversation with lots of laughing, reminiscing and plan making for the future.

10. This is a tough one. It's a toss up between sleeping and shopping. I LOVE sleeping. I love our sheets, our cozy comforter and duvet, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE rolling over, looking at the clock, and rolling right back over to sleep more. Shopping though is also great because I LOVE the thrill of a good deal, a sale price or something fabulous on a clearance rack in my size. We'll call that one a tie!

Now, for 10 blogs that make my day!

1. Preppy Mama
2. Preppy 50 and Loving Lilly
3. Inner Workings of a Real-Life Barbie Doll
4. Nautical By Nature
5. Monograms and Martinis in Manhattan
6. The Prep-E Girl
7. The Preppy Baby
8. Love, Life and Labradors
9. Mrs. Preppy
10. Bumpkin on a Swing

There ya go, go check those blogs out, they are fabulous!

Have a great day!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Huh?

Maybe I am missing a women's shoe gene or something, but I find NOTHING appealing about these shoes. Apparently very few people do since they are now on sale at Saks. But really...a bootie? Come on...really? And for $685?

I just don't get it. Oh well.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tiger...you're a MORON

Hi guys,
so I know I'm a bit late to weigh in on the Tiger situation, but I HAD to say something.

First, he's a moron.
Second, he's a MORON.

He is the WEALTHIEST athlete in the world, you'd think that he would have some sense of decorum when it came to carrying on an affair outside the marriage.

(note: I am NOT promoting having an affair. Anything you do that breaks a vow of marriage is NOT ok with me. If you don't want to settle down and be faithful- DON'T GET MARRIED...Tiger, you should have talked to Derek Jeter first...he has the whole thing figured out, and he's not dumb enough to risk it ALL over some Perkins waitress).

So, you'd think one of the richest people in the world would...
A) have more than one cell phone. Maybe 1 per mistress...just sayin'
B) have an assistant or three to handle all of his comings and goings
C) have that same assistant assist with Elin and the kids and make sure paths didn't cross
D) have those SAME assistants perhaps rid the foyer of golf clubs so his wife couldn't beat the crap out of him when the affair went out.

Though, I do have this piece of advice for Elin...personally, I would have gone for the pitching wedge. It's a bit heavier, has a nice angle on it, and won't shatter like a driver. Again, just sayin'.

For me, and us (Mr. Pit and I) an affair isn't an option. This marriage is for real, and forever. However, if one or both of us wants to get out of the marriage, it would NOT be because one of us had an affair prior to doing so.

The lack of respect that you show for your spouse, the half creator of your child or children is unforgiveable when you have an affair. I don't care if she drives you up the wall, I don't care if he's the biggest a$$hat on the planet. You get divorced before you cheat, therefore you don't cheat.

If you want to screw 10 waitresses, go right ahead, but not while you're married to me. You want to go through a mid-life crisis, go through it on your own, don't drag me down with you. I refuse to check cell phone records and log into email. You either trust your spouse or you don't. If you don't, fix it. FIX your marriage, that's why you got married in the first place right, to spend your life with that person?

I am not saying you can't get divorced, but WORK on it first! No one said it was easy. No one said everyday would be rainbows and butterflies and unicorns and 75 and sunny. Nope, there are thunderstorms, scary monsters and lots of crap flying at you along the way. BUT, you stick together and make it work for as long and as hard as you can.

For goodness sake, if my parents can stay together since 1971 with us 3 kids driving them completely batty...I am sure you can. Believe me. It takes work, patience and MOST of all RESPECT. You cheat on me, you don't respect me. You cheat on me, you cheat your family, MY family and our family.

Tiger, I hope Elin takes at least half your money and both of your children. You don't deserve to be a father. Good luck keeping the rest of your endorsement deals. For all your shenanigans you can bet your a$$ you won't catch me wearing Nike Golf stuff anytime soon.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Furry Friday!

Hi all! Meet Arden!

Arden is a female yellow lab who really needs a home this year! It's ALL she wants for Christmas, and look at that face! I mean, how could you NOT want to wake up to this cute pup on Christmas morning?!

I don't have Arden's back story, but most likely she came from a breeding facility and was rescued by Bill Smith and his pack of angels at Main Line Animal Rescue. Whatever her back story is though, she needs a home. ALL the dogs at this rescue need homes, and I am just trying to be one little voice to get their story out there. Lil' Pup came from this rescue and I would not be the same person I am today if I hadn't seen and heard his story and took him home with us. He has been one of the best things to happen to us in our lives and I want to find homes for all the other dogs there because they are great dogs!

Anyways, we're off to buy our Christmas tree tomorrow, and I'm hoping our Christmas cards come soon because I am behind the 8 ball to send them out this year! Saturday is nice and busy and Sunday is a whole lot of nothing that I am very much looking forward to. I have to buy a few more presents for people, so hopefully I can find what I want to find and be done early :)

Hope you all have a great weekend!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Another great TIME Magazine Article


The article linked below is another one delving into the heart breaking story of all the pitbulls that have been rescued from dog fighting rings across the country.

Perhaps the line that got me the most:

"A number of towns across the country have passed ordinances banning pit bulls, but what are we really seeing in the bared teeth of a snarling dog? These often terrifying animals demand pity because they have had the misfortune of meeting up with the most dangerous breed of all: the human"

A truer statement has NEVER been spoken. These dogs are loyal to the end. These horrible people would kick them, starve them, torture them, and the dogs would STILL do whatever the masters wanted because they know nothing different than being loyal to the end.

Read the whole article by clicking here : http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1942950-2,00.html#ixzz0YZ6dAHTj

More people need to understand this statement.

THERE ARE NO BAD DOGS, ONLY BAD OWNERS.

Any dog can be a bad dog, ANY dog. (I'm looking at you pugs and mini-things, you can be just as ornery as the rest of them).

It is up to people to TRAIN your dog and make it a part of your family. That's right. No getting a puppy and letting it "LIVE" outside in your yard. That is not living for anything but a plant or a wild animal. A dog needs a home IN your home. NO questions asked. If you want a pet for your backyard buy a farm animal, NOT a dog.

I'm here, I promise!

Hi all,
sorry for the delay in this post. The weekend was a whirlwind with guests in and out, lots of errands run, lawn clean up, Christmas light installation and that whole bit, and it's already Wednesday!

Thanksgiving was great even though I couldn't find ANY of my serving utensils...(still!) but we used large spoons and other industrial size equipment we had (a la the grill set!) and got everything safely on to plates and into bellies. The turkey was amazing, Mr. Pit and his mom have this amazing recipe that makes the turkey SO good it makes you want to have it once a week, not once a year! The leftovers are to die for as well and we made some spectacular turkey sandwiches over the weekend.

This week has been pretty quiet, but it's getting busier by the day. M and I are going out to dinner tomorrow night and then I have BF C's bridesmaids dinner party on Saturday, so I'll be a busy girl that day!

Lil' Pup has a private training lesson on Saturday to help him get over his dog fear/aggression and we are hoping for positive results. He's an absolute LOVE around people, kids, babies, etc, but when it comes to dogs that are his size or bigger, it's not good. The trainer thinks he was in the kennel for too long and not socialized enough as a puppy (how could he have been, he was in the rescue from when he was born!) and so, now we're going to try to fix it and make him not so aggressive and mean to other dogs. Little dogs are fine, my in-laws mini poodle and him get along just great and he completely ignores the chihuahua next door which is fine with us. So, we're not expecting a miracle, but this trainer could be worth her weight in gold if she can teach us how to teach him to calm the heck down and just sniff and wag his tail like everyone else! It also makes me really wish we got him as a pup, but, we rescued him when we could and that's all we can ask for.

Then, the big news for Saturday is that we are getting our Christmas tree! All the decorations are down from the attic and in the waiting area for the tree to make its grand entrance. We found a new tree place too that we're going to check out and if that is too expensive we'll go back to Lowe's where we have had great luck in the past.

Other than that all is well. Little Pit checked out well last week at his/her appointment and I am feeling great! We get our next ultrasound next Friday and I can't wait.

Hope you all are having great weeks!

xoxo
Mrs. Pit

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Whew!

Good morning!
After a whirlwind weekend (ha!) it is the freaking Tuesday before Thanksgiving, where does the time go?! My weekend was anything but whirlwind, in fact, I got so bored on Sunday I went over to my parents house for company. Not that I wouldn't have already gone over for Sunday dinner, but I certainly didn't see myself getting bored in my own house!

Anyways, the weekend was nice, I got a new needlepoint canvas to work on when I am done my other project, and as of last night the table cloth is completely ironed and on the dining room table ready for Thursday evening. Mr. Pit and I are going shopping for some last minute food for Thursday (fresh veggies and what not) tonight and then we should be all set!

The in-laws come in tomorrow afternoon, and both Mr. Pit and I have half days due to our very generous companies holiday schedule.

I also had my 18 week doctors appointment yesterday and got to hear the Littlest Pit's heartbeat again, a whopping 152 beats per minute and nice and loud. This is DEFINITELY my favorite part of every appointment. I also got my H1N1 shot last night and I am glad that it's now out of the way. I tried to get it Saturday from the County and it was a big disaster and I bailed, so I am very thankful that my OB had it last night.

The next ultrasound appointment is December 11th and NO, we will NOT be finding out the gender. This is the appointment that we could if we wanted to, but we are choosing to be surprised in April as opposed to now. I know it's a surprise either way, and yes, I am VERY aware that I am a Virgo and I love to plan, but whatever this little thing is, they will get a yellow room full of bunnies that they will live in until they are old enough to tell me to paint it another color...so there! (Sorry to rant, I just always catch such flack for not finding out!)

So, not sure if I'll get the chance to blog again this week as I'll be busy with family and dinner prep, but I promise the table looks fab and the turkey will be delicious (and I know this because I will NOT be the one cooking it!).

So, Happy Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you all have great and happy holidays and that no ones family drives them completely batty over the weekend!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Friday, November 20, 2009

Furry Friday!

Welcome to Furry Friday! Meet Bosley!!
Bosley is a handsome 'mini' mastiff and is currently being fostered by a local family, but I think it's your turn to take him home. I mean, look at that face!!

Here's his write up from MLAR:

Meet Bosley!! He is a gorgeous Dogue De Bordeaux. He is smaller than your typical French Mastiff, a mini mastiff! Great temperament comes with this boy, he plays well with humans (adults and children), in addition to his doggy friends. He will make a perfect companion for almost anyone! This well mannered, housebroken boy is currently living in a foster home where he enjoys his daily walks and just hanging out with his foster family. Please schedule to come meet this sweet handsome boy! For additional information and application, please contact Peg Benoit at Timber Ridge Rescue: pegbenoit@yahoo.com

Doesn't he sound fabulous!?

As always, you can visit Main Line Animal Rescue by clicking HERE or just google PETFINDER to find local animals who need homes in your area.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Am I the only one?

Who was disappointed in the Lilly Sale? It was supposed to be Jubilee...but I only found a few dresses that were actual pink label Jubilee stuff..and where were the bags? And the shoes? I'm sorry, 2 tables of shoes does NOT cut it for a hyped up sale. And the sweaters?! They used to have BOXES AND BOXES of cable knit sweaters and tops, this year they had ONE table and it was that wierd chunky knit SHORT SLEEVED cardigan thing...WTF? Sweaters are for when it's cold out. Short sleeved sweaters is about as logical as a screen door on a submarine. Sorry, but it's a pet peeve of mine. STUPID. I would have bought that sweater if the sleeves were long.

I ended up sticking to my rules, I got one dress for myself (which I can't find a picture of anywhere) but I love it and it will definitely work for me this winter. It has a belt so there is room for the ever expanding belly of mine to fit in it :) I got a sweater for my brother and a gift for a friend, but other than that I couldn't and wouldn't have bought anything else even if I did have an entire paycheck to blow. Hopsy and the other girls who went yesterday morning seem to have done VERY well and maybe that's because the morning had more options than the evening did, and that's awesome. I also don't fit in any of the sample sizes, so those racks were pointless for me to go through as sizes 4 and 6 don't cut it.

Sorry to be so complainy about it, it's just the second time in a row that the sale has disappointed me. I always want to go in and be blown away, and I never am!

Anyways, coming up is Furry Friday, so stay tuned!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Thursday!

Hi all,
Though it is dreary and rainy here in Philly today, the week and weekend have lots of fun things on the agenda.

Tonight I am headed over to the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale in King of Prussia, then Mr. Pit and I are going to try to think of something fun to do for dinner. Tomorrow night we have a charity dinner to attend at Merion Cricket Club and I think it will be a great event as it always is.

Saturday I am getting my H1N1 shot (oh how fun it is to be 'high risk' these days!) and then going to lunch with Mr. Pit before he goes off to New England for the weekend with college friends. They are all going to the Patriots game on Sunday night and doing lots of things that boys do when they all get together before that.

Sunday will be spent with the parents and family friends who are in town to visit and then next week is Thanksgiving, can you believe it?!

I am very excited for the sale tonight, though I promised myself I would only buy 1 thing for myself and everything else has to be for others...but I'll let you know how that goes in tomorrows post :)

I was sad I couldn't get to the Pre-Warehouse Sale Preppy Blogger Dinner, but the pictures look fun and it looks like everyone had a great time. I am sure they are all still at the sale this morning as I type this!!

Anyways, have good Thursdays!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WHAT a weekend

Hi all,
Mr. Pit and I had a whirlwind weekend down in our Nations capital and I was SO glad that we decided to take yesterday as a vacation day.

Saturday I went to a bridal shower, which was followed by a dinner, a lingerie shower and then a bachelorette party, complete with a 20 person Hummer limo. I bailed before the first bar on account of being on my feet since 8am, and since it wasn't proper for me to imbibe on account of the little one. BUT, I had an awesome time with my college friends and was SO glad I made the trip down there. It was great to see everyone and I have never seen the future bride so happy in my life, what a treat :)

Sunday was filled with football and we started our Redskins tailgate at 9am, complete with breakfast, lunch AND dinner after the game. We hung out for 2 hours after the game to let the parking lot empty (which is totally brilliant by the way) and made it home in 2 and a half hours with no real issues. The game was great, our seats were really fun and again, hanging out with friends was my favorite part. We also got to see the Redskins win, which is a rarity this season!

Yesterday was spent sleeping, eating and doing all the things around the house we didn't get a chance to do since we weren't around all weekend. Mr. Pit and I had a great time just spending time together AND we got our Thanksgiving turkey for a whopping $5. Yep, $.29 a pound...so our 17 pound bird only cost us 5 freaking dollars! Wegmans people, WEGMANS. I love that place.

Now I'm back at work catching up on everything I missed from being out for training 2 days last week as well as yesterday, so I'm working it!

As for this week, um...LILLY Warehouse sale is Thursday and apparently NOTHING is over $100...HOLLA! I am so freaking excited. I love that sale, it makes me happy every year :)

Then this weekend I am finally getting my H1N1 vaccine and Mr. Pit is headed up to New England for the Patriots game on Sunday night. I will spend Sunday with the parents and I am very much looking forward to Thanksgiving the next week!

Hope everyone had great weekends!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Oh, and a BIG shout out to DOG SITTER OF THE CENTURY, our friend A. What a lifesaver this girl is. Lil' Pup was SO calm and happy to see us, which is a sign that he had a great weekend and was a happy pup which is all we can ask for...oh, AND our house was freaking spotless, which is NOT how we left it! A, you're the best. You will be rewarded heavily!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Furry Friday!

Welcome to Furry Friday! Meet Homer!!

Homer is a 6 year old Mastiff who really needs a home. Totally house trained, walked great on a leash, and so handsome!! His story from Main Line Animal Rescue is below, take a look and take this guy home...what a great early Thanksgiving present to yourself!!
Well, I was a mess when I arrived at Main Line Animal Rescue, no hair from years of bad infection, funny looking moles and just about the gruesomest dog you ever saw. Now I am a new man and ready for a new home. Handsome is just one of the words the volunteers use to describe me, and sweet and gentle and loving. I went from being an "untouchable" to one of the hot new dogs to walk and love....and they love me, they really love me!!! Now I'll just wait here and play with my new friends until you come and discover that I am a real dreamboy. Fully housetrained, easy to walk and won't give you a bit of trouble! I am healthy, happy and move in ready!

Doesn't he sound like a doll? I tell ya, if I lived on a 100 acre farm, ALL of these pups would come home with me!!

Mr. Pit and I are off to Washington, DC this weekend. I am going down for a bridal shower and bachelorette party and Mr. Pit is going to see a bunch of college friends. Then we're all going to the Redskins/Bronco's game on Sunday and taking Monday off to recover.

And then next week is the Lilly Sale! Since I already got my Hayward tunic I am really only on the search for the Saemus dress in my size, and maybe some things for Baby Pit...however, since we don't know if Baby Pit is a boy or a girl, I might have to buy some of everything! I can't expect my child to be born without a Lilly wardrobe now can I? Ha...don't worry, I am really only looking for a cute onesie or something, no dresses or anything older than a 6 month size, their kids stuff is just SO darn cute!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lilly Online Sale

Hi all,
I am assuming you all found out about the Lilly Online Sale in one way or another, and I have to say I made out like 1/2 a bandit.

I wanted two things. I wanted the Saemus Dress and the Hayward Tunic. Hayward Tunic purchased...Saemus Dress...well, all I can say is that I wish I were a size 6.

I am thrilled by my tunic though, and think I will pair it with black pants for Thanksgiving, how chic!!

I love it, don't you?

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Perfect Sale

Hi all!

I found an AWESOME website...My Perfect Sale. Seriously, best thing ever. You pick your brands and they send you what is on sale in that brand at every online store that carries it. They also give you codes for extra percentages off and things like free shipping.

I have my favorite 5 set to : Burberry, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren and Emilio Pucci. It's a bit much to read all at once, the emails you get once a day are CHOCK full of information on what's on sale, but you can narrow down so you just look at one brand at a time, and also what store (Bloomingdales, Saks, etc).

Click HERE to start and register...amazing!!

I am SO tempted to get some Lilly stuff from Bloomingdales (everything is an extra % off with the friends and family discount going on now) but I am making myself wait to get to the warehouse sale next week and if I can't find it there THEN I'm ordering :)



Scout Trunk Show- EXTENDED

Hi everyone!
So, the trunk show Saturday went well but I didn't get NEARLY as many people to come as I would have liked. Without M's help, I don't think I would have had ANYONE at all!

So, I am extending the show to tonight, from 6:30-9:30. The whole line is still at my house and ready to be picked at and prodded. Once you pick one of the bags or bins up it's love at first hold!

Again, if you want my address or you want an order form to send back to me, please email me at preppypitbull@gmail.com. If you order through me, before Wednesday the 11th, I can give you 10% off shipping and free gifts for any purchase over $100, pretty good deal huh? Plus, just by showing up you get a FREE Spirit Liftah (shown above) nice right?

I hope you all had good weekends, and hopefully I'll see you tonight!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Furry Friday! Meet Orchid!

Welcome to Furry Friday!

Look at this pretty girl, and such a fitting name! Orchid is a Jindo and needs a home!!

Below is her write up from Main Line Animal Rescue, she sounds like a gem of a dog!!

Orchid is a Jindo - a breed that originated from South Korea. Orchid refuses to let her neglectful beginnings impact her life. She is a playful and loving gal. She really enjoys taking long walks with her volunteer buddies. She also enjoys her playtime running in our MLAR fields. Orchid would like to be the only flower in your domestic bouquet, however, as you watch her personlity bloom, you'll be perfectly content!

As always, check out Main Line Animal Rescue for more animals that need homes!

This is a perfect weekend to go adopt a dog, you can take a nice long walk at Valley Forge Park, it's going to be gorgeous out!!

It's also a PERFECT weekend to go shopping for Scout Bags! Come to my Scout trunk show and check out all the holiday patterns and new shapes, you'll love them :) Email me at preppypitbull@gmail.com for more information!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A dogs true nature...

I got this email from the American Humane Association, one of the many associations that I belong to that shows supports for pets across the nation. This email made me cry and smile at the same time, knowing that what Ella did, almost any dog would do, as that is their true nature, to protect and be part of a family.

Dog Builds ‘Nest’ From Injured Family’s Possessions
When Kathy, an animal shelter worker in Tennessee, spotted an emaciated Rottweiler along the side of a highway, she figured the dog was a stray or had been cruelly abandoned there.

But Kathy soon realized that there was something different about “Ella.” Ella was friendly and eager for attention -- behavior that is unusual for either a stray or an abused animal. She had clearly been loved by someone.

There were more clues in the wooded area just off the highway. Kathy discovered a “nest” where Ella had been sleeping. It was strewn with someone’s personal items, including a toothbrush, razor, comb and candle.

Then Kathy remembered something crucial. A few weeks earlier, a terrible car wreck had taken place on the highway…very close to where Ella had made her makeshift home.

Could Ella have been in the car? Was it possible that she had survived the crash and gathered the items thrown from her family’s car? Was she now loyally waiting for someone’s return?

Help Pets Separated From Suffering Families

Kathy’s hunch soon proved true. She contacted the state’s highway patrol authorities and learned that a single car had flipped over and landed on the side of the road near Ella’s “nest.” A family of five had been in the car. Some members had been hospitalized, but they all survived.

Rescuers had never seen Ella, who had likely been thrown from the car. The dog foraged on her own for a few weeks, drinking from a drainage ditch and patiently waiting for beloved family members who thought their special pet was dead!

American Humane stepped in when we learned that the family’s medical bills had caused tremendous financial strain. Unfortunately, the family had moved to a home that did not allow pets. We provided a critical grant to Kathy’s animal shelter to help fund Ella’s care.

Though unable to bring Ella back into their home at this time, the family was thrilled to see her and hopes to be reunited for good in the future. Meanwhile, Ella is living safely and comfortably in a loving foster home.


I mean, what a story right? Isn't that amazing?! She was just waiting so patiently for her family to come back...it just breaks my heart, but I love that she is happy and healthy and hopefully will eventually make it back to her family.

Hope everyone is having a good week, I'm getting a little beat up at work lately, but I'm working through it and trying to be tough.

Oh yeah, and the Scout Trunk Show is this weekend, email me if you want directions!! preppypitbull@gmail.com

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Owners, Not Pit Bulls, Are the Problem...


This is an exerpt from an amazing article yesterday in Newsweek.

Click HERE to view the whole article...

I've seen those who adopt these dogs for all the wrong reasons. The fearful might get a pit because they want a great guard dog. (Pits make lousy guard dogs. A well-bred pit is just too human-friendly to protect your property.) Some get a pit because Rachael Ray has one and they want to rescue a dog. (Why didn't you take up cooking instead of getting a dog that you know nothing about?) And the trendiest pet owners spend thousands of dollars for a "blue" pit because the dogs are rare. (No, they aren't, and you just got swindled by an unethical breeder who contributed to the overpopulation problem.) But pets aren't purses, and people who jump into pit-bull ownership without the requisite training and education can often do more harm than good.

Did you read that people???..."A well-bred pit is just too human-friendly to protect your property"...I have been saying this all along! Lil' Pup would seriously LICK someone to death before ever biting them or making them feel at all out of place...BEST.DOG.EVER...worst watch dog in the world.

Pits are NOT bad dogs. NO dog is a bad dog. There are only bad owners who dont' know how to properly care for their animal and aren't aware enough of their breed and temperament to be good parents. Later in the article they say not to bring a pit to an open dog park, mostly because if there is a scuffle, the pit will get blamed no matter who started it. AMEN. We never bring Lil' Pup to the park, and we've even stopped walking him on the walking path because we just get too many negative reactions, even though he doesn't DO anything wrong! But, it's all in his 'ferocious' look, and well, we can't do anything about that. I think he looks sweet, but then again, I'm not the majority and I am his biased mother.

Just thought it was a great article on the bad rap that these poor puppies get.

Monday, November 2, 2009

What I'm thinking...

For the babies crib...
This is my inspiration, but I will not buy this crib. First, I don't want to pay $700 for anything, much less a crib my child will use for 2 years. Second, it costs more than our bed did...Third, it's gorgeous and I love the look, but it doesn't get great safety ratings and isnt' recommended in Baby Bargains- my go-to baby product book. (Pottery Barn Kids Madison Crib, $699)

So, with that in mind, this crib seems like a good idea...it has the same 'look', is good for a baby boy or girl, and is MUCH more affordable...what do you think? (Carters Casual Convertible Crib from Babies R Us for $219)It doesn't have the curved top, but I really like the look and clean lines. Not too architectural, still classic, and most importantly, safe!!

I'm also obsessed with the stripes in the Pottery Barn nursery, but I also love the yellow color that the guest room/future nursery has now, so I don't think we'll be striping it up anytime soon.

Any recommendations for cribs or other baby furniture are welcome! I am not buying anything until after Christmas at the earliest, but it certainly is fun to look :)

Hope you all had great Halloweens! We had a great time at M's party and I'm really looking forward to the Scout Home Show this weekend, email me at Preppypitbull@gmail.com if you want an invite and directions to my house :) :)

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Friday, October 30, 2009

Furry Friday!

Welcome to Furry Friday! Meet Jean Paul! Bonjour Jean Paul!
Jean Paul is a mastiff and what a handsome boy he is!! His write up is great, and I bet he's just like Lil' Pup in that he looks huge and ferocious but all he wants to do is snuggle! (or in the case of Lil' Pup all he wanted to do last night was play fetch, in the house, with the World Series on...but, I digress)

Here is his write up, he sounds like a love!

Affectionately known as "French Fry", J.P. is as handsome on the inside as he is on the outside!! He walks very nicely on lead, takes treat gently and really loves to cuddle on the bench and watch the world go by (or is that bye-bye?) Please consider this charming and affectionate frenchman for a lasting tryst... He's a keeper!

So, as always, go check out Main Line Animal Rescue today, and pick up a Halloween treat for yourself!!

Mr. Pit and I are going to a FAB Halloween party on Saturday night hosted by my BFF M, and though my costume is sitting untouched and unfinished in my closet, I have high hopes for how it will turn out come Saturday night! We are going on a date tonight to Wegman's- fancy, I know- but we need candy and groceries and we need dinner, so what better place to go than somewhere you can get it done all at once!?!

Also a big shout out to friends C and S who made the big move from Manhattan to Hoboken this week, their first place together and they get married in 13 months, yay! I am also thrilled because C's sister A moved down to the Main Line, so now we're closer than ever...a win win if I've ever heard of one :)

Hope you all have awesome Halloweens and weekends, I hope the pending rain doesn't spoil anyones trick or treat outings!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cravings

Ok, so I have to admit that I have had cravings for a LONG time. I mean, from when I was little. I was always in the mood for something specific food-wise, so now that I'm pregnant it's just magnified. However, it is not that fun, because everything I crave is on my DO-NOT-EAT list for pregnant people.

I almost lunged across a table at a meeting today because my boss was eating a hoagie that looked SO delicious I could barely stand it. Right...no cold cuts for this one. With the risk of listeria, it's bad for the baby to even go near a deli counter. KNIFE.TO.MY.HEART. I LOVE cold cuts. A turkey and american cheese sandwich is about the best thing ever. And no, I can't have one until at least May.

Oh, and don't get me started on sushi. I freaking LOVE sushi! I can still eat the cooked stuff, so California Rolls are ok, as are any rolls with eel in them, but all I want is a Philly Roll (Salmon and cream cheese, sometimes with avocado, sometimes without) OMG, I want it so badly. May can't come soon enough to get some of that in my tummy. YUM.

Those are really the only two things I've been craving craving, but it's nearly impossible since my lunches at work were normally one of the two! Now they consist of a different Au Bon Pain soup each day, which are delicious, but definitely not affordable!

Anyways, I shouldn't complain, I've had a really easy time with everything else, I just really want a big fat wawa shorti and I can't have one, wah!

What do you crave...I can't be the only one, can I?!

Hope everyone has a great week and Halloween!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Funday

Hi all,
Mr. Pit and I had a great weekend despite the downpour on Saturday.
Some highlights included...
*Getting my halloween costume at Walmart for $16. TOTAL.
*Buying my first maternity clothes. Actually not as dowdy or gross as I thought they'd be. Plus, I got them at quite a discount, so I'm pleased with the purchases. I wish I could afford Pea in the Pod, but Motherhood will do for my first set of stuff.
*We watched Bottle Shock on Saturday night, amazing movie that I had never even heard of!! You have to see it, amazing!
*We had another amazing dinner at Spice in Newtown Square. Totally yummy Indian and Thai food, and we saw some great friends too, a great end to the weekend :)

Tonight I had my 14 week doctors appointment and everything went well. The babies heartbeat clocked in at 150 bpm, which is slower than the first two times, but still healthy and loud. It was the first time Mr. Pit heard it on the doppler and the smile on his face was priceless. I don't go in for another 4 weeks and then I have another ultrasound in 6 weeks, and then we'll be half way through, crazy huh?!

I am having a REALLY hard time not buying anything for the nursery yet, but I told myself if I can wait until after Christmas, I can get even more for my money. So, yeah, that's what I'm trying to do...I'll let you know how it goes!

Oh and I love One Tree Hill...even 41 minutes into it, it's SO good this week!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Oh, and the Scout Home Show is officially ON! It's November 7th, from 12-5 so if you want directions to my house, let me know, I'd love to have you!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Furry Friday!

Hi all and welcome to yet another edition of Furry Friday!

Meet Reily!

Reily is a beagle/boxer mix, and just look at that face, too cute! Here is her write up from our friends at Main Line Animal Rescue

Reily is an adorable mix of boxer and beagle (and who knows what else!). She has a very short coat so low shedding and beautiful black and white markings. Reily is a very sensitive dog, and she is overwhelmed in the shelter environment, but once she is outside in the play yards she is a totally different dog - she wags her tail non-stop, gives kisses, runs and plays and really enjoys herself. She just needs a bit of time to adjust to new situations and she truly is sensitive so she needs an owner who will be patient with her and allow her time to adjust to new experiences and environments. She will be so grateful and you'll get the cutest, sweetest affectionate girl in return. She is a volunteer favorite - that cute face and soulful eyes get us every time! She is totally housetrained and good on a leash. If you think Reily may be the right fit for you, please fill out an application and come meet her.

Go out and adopt Reily this weekend! The rain won't last long and Sunday is a great day for a walk at Valley Forge :)

Mr. Pit and I are headed to the Shipley Shops tonight for an alumni event and then we have a pretty low key weekend which I'm really looking forward to. Mr. Pit is going to homecoming at Villanova on Saturday (as he's a current Wildcat in their MBA program) but I am going to needlepoint instead. I have a project I have to get done before the Clara Wells trunk show at Stitch Haus in November! Other than that I am going to head up to the mall to buy my first pair of maternity pants...yes, not so flattering, but when the buttons won't close, something's gotta give. Plus, I've been going to work in yoga pants for the past 2 weeks, and while I don't think anyone minds, I want to dress a little more professionally if I can.

Oh, and the biggest announcement of all, I am hosting another Scout Home Show on November 7th from 12-5. I am getting ALL of their new products and patterns and there will be tons of incentives and free stuff just for stopping by! Below are two pictures of what I'm offering, email me at preppypitbull@gmail.com for details!




The first picture is the new pattern- choco-pink and the second is the new 'spirit liftah' wine tote!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oh, hi!

Hi guys, sorry for the delay in posting, there is a lot of drama going on at work lately and I am trying my best to stay under the radar and out of trouble, which for one means staying off the blogs and facebook :(

But, I did have a great weekend with the big USC win over Notre Dame. Mr Pit made some fabulous chili and we had friends over and were as social as possible given the yucky freezing rainy weather.

Then last night, Mr Pit had a school meeting so I snuggled up with Lil' Pup and watched my two favorite hours of TV every week, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.

OTH was awesome last night. The Renee drama while annoying is a good plot twist, but I have to say I'm a little worried about Millicent in this big bad world of modeling. Miss Alex "I'm a slutty model" was also getting on my nerves and I was thrilled when Brooke fired her. I am a HUGE Brooke fan, and I liked how she stood up for herself this season. I am Brooke, hear me roar! Plus, I don't want her to break up with Julian, he is such good eye candy after all!

Now, onto Gossip Girl...I hate to say this, but last night I was bored! Even with the whole Chuck Bass I've kissed guys before thing, I wasn't impressed. Blair is turning into a caraciture of herself and frankly it's old. I liked how she sat with Vanessa at the end, but please, her story is done. I am not happy that she and Chuck are fighting, but Blair has to learn how to play nice, especially with those you love. The Serena/Carter thing is old too...I totally figured he wouldn't want the bail out and leave anyway, he's trouble and she should have known. SNORE.

Hopefully my 2 favorite shows can finish strong at the end of the fall, One Tree Hill looks like it's in the bag, Gossip Girl however, has work to do.

Until the next time I can sneak a blog in, have a great week!

xoxo
Mrs. Pit

Oh, and anyone in the Main Line Area remember that Shipley Shops starts on Thursday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Furry Friday!

Hi all, welcome to Furry Friday!

Meet Sissy!
Sissy is a 2 year old lab mix who was rescued in downtown Philly. She loves to run and play and would be a great addition to your family!

Here is Main Line Animals write up of her...she sounds awesome!!

"Sissy is a gentle lab mix who was rescued from the streets of Philadelphia. When she first came to us she was very skinny and very scared - she didn't have an easy life you could tell. But thanks to the patience of the volunteers and staff, she has come out of her shell already and learned to trust humans again. She now walks proudly around the farm with her head held high and her tail up. It was a wonderful transformation to watch and to see how resilient dogs truly are. She is a young girl, maybe 2 years old, and when she gets in the field you realize her age since she runs SO fast and all over the fields. She is such fun to watch! If you'd like to continue on with the progress we've made with Sissy please fill out an application and come meet this cute girl!"

So, as always, click HERE to go to Main Line Animal Rescue's site and check out a dog or cat for yourself and your family today!

In other news, it's really gross and yucky in Philly today, my car thermometer said 37 when I was driving into work...and it's pouring rain and will be that way for the next 2 days. This is the kind of day that I just want to curl up on the couch and do a whole lot of nothing! But, alas, a whole work day is in front of me, oh well!

And to answer a question posed from yesterday, we are NOT finding out the babies gender. As curious as we are, we really want to hold out until the day off and then we'll name the baby that day as well. That way we don't have to discuss the name or gender with people for the next 6 months.

Mr. Pit and I have a completely open weekend this weekend and I can't wait to sleep in tomorrow and get a lot of stuff done around the house. I think I have about 2 weeks of mail to go through as well as getting our winter/cold weather clothes down from the attic.

Hope you all have great weekends!
xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Here's the news!

A drumroll please...

I am 3 months pregnant with our first baby!

Mr. Pit and I saw the baby this morning on an ultrasound and it was no less than incredible. I cried, and I think I even saw a tear from Mr. Pit himself. It was amazing to see this little tiny person! We saw arms and legs and fingers and toes and the baby was moving all around, jumping, bouncing, sucking it's thumb...totally unbelievable. Everything measured healthy and we couldn't have had a nicer ultrasound technician. She got us some great pictures, which I can't download here because they are now PDF's, but I will try to get them converted to jpegs so I can show them to you.

The ultrasound technician measured the babys head, and the nuchal fold (a skin flap at the back of the babies neck) as well as the crown-t0-rump and when my doctor gets that info this afternoon it will confirm our due date. Right now the doctor thinks it is between the 30th of April and the 1st of May, so these measurements will tell us which side of Aries or Taurus the baby will be :)

We are really really excited and happy and are looking forward to the next 6 months to get the house ready as well as ME ready for this whole delivery thing!

My other news is regarding my ALL TIME favorite brand of SCOUT by Bungalow, but I don't really have anything to confirm yet, but hopefully there is another trunk show or two in the works as well as some online fun as well. I was down in DC earlier this week to hash it all out so that was that fun adventure!

Hope all is well with you all, the weather is yucky here in Philly and will be for the next 4 days (gotta love NorEasters!) but it's all sunny and happy in my head :) :)

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ridiculous want of the day...

I want these...yes, two of them, to go above our bed.


A few things about these lovely wings...

1. I can't afford these. Not even one. But they are beautiful anyway. ($675 each!)
2. I love angels, and I love the notion of having wings. These are by far the best thing I've ever seen in the PB catalog.
3. Our bedroom isn't even big enough for these to hang on the wall, any wall! Our house isn't even big enough, not even the living room!
4. Anyone wanna buy me one or both for Christmas anyway?!

Ha, have a great day, lots of news tomorrow!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Furry Friday- Meet Euna!

Aw, this poor girl REALLY needs a home! Euna was rescued from a commercial breeding facility- that's right folks, a puppy mill. Euna was bred and bred until she couldn't do it anymore, and would have likely been shot by the farmer if not rescued by MLAR first.

Here is her write up from Main Line Animal Rescue:

"Euna was rescued from a commercial breeding facility and is still trying to get used to life at MLAR. She is very timid and needs someone to go VERY slowly with her - allowing her to go at her own pace. She will require patience and understanding as she learns how the "outside world" works and learns to trust humans - she hasn't had good experience with that until she came to us! For these reasons, Euna will need to go to someone with a lot of dog experience, a calmer household and a very secure traditional fence. If you think you are the right type of person for Euna please apply today"


THIS is the kind of dog that really makes me upset, a poor dog who has NO idea that human kindness even exists and has done nothing to deserve the kind of life she had at the puppy mill. THIS is the kind of dog that should make you think twice before buying any animal from a petstore. Just imagine their poor mom stuck and locked in a cage all day giving birth to more litters than any one dog should birth in their lifetime...then, if you can live with THAT image, go ahead and buy that doggie in the window. If not, go to a place like Main Line Animal Rescue, and rescue an animal that NEEDS a home.

I'll get off my soap box now and wish you all a wonderful weekend. I have a busy weekend of golf, needlepointing and even lacrosse!

XOXO
Mrs. Pit

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Busy Bee

Hi guys,
Sorry for the lack of posting lately, I've been alternatively really busy and really not, so I've either had a ton to talk about and not enough time to blog, or nothing to blog about, so I don't!

I have a few huge things in the works, including a trip down to DC on Monday which I can tell you about when I get back as well as a meeting a week from now that I am really looking forward to...so I can tell you all about that stuff next week when it's final and done with, I don't want to jinx anything by talking about it too soon...but keep your fingers crossed!

In other news, 2 friends of mine got engaged last night and I am really really happy for them. Best Wishes to you M and D!! I found out via text so I can't wait to talk to her about how he did it and when and where they want to get married! Knowing them, they'll do Italy or a boat off St. Barth's, but either way I want to be there!!

I also have another wedding coming up on New Years Eve of this year and I have yet to buy a dress...oops! I will though, I just have to make it to the mall with enough time to try stuff on and bring the right shoes (something I always forget!) Also hoping that maybe they'll be another Rue La La sale that I can take advantage of in the next two months...here's hoping!

Look forward to Furry Friday tomorrow, and I promise, next weeks posts will be way more interesting!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A few good things...

1. The hot water heater is fixed. Thanks to my awesome brother who came over to our house today so that Mr. Pit and I could go to work. He monitored the repair man and even got them to not charge us any labor costs. So, $511 later, we have a working hot water heater and hot water to shower, do laundry and run the dishwasher. HALLELUJAH. I know it sounds like a small thing, but really, you need hot water more often than you think!

2. Monopoly at McDonalds started today. You KNOW how obsessed I am with this game. With the eating of the fatty food-not so much, but I still can't turn down a nugget, and there's always someone to eat all of those fries...so you can get 6 game pieces for less than $6...for a chance at 1 Million Dollars...come on, if that's not incentive I don't know what is. I also managed to convince my co-workers to give me their game pieces so I can use their codes to play online as well. I am determined to win something more than a small fry this year!

3. I have my sewing class tonight. I normally spend most of the 2 hours confused and yelling at my machine, but last week I finished my first project and even though I sewed the straps on wrong, I am still quite proud. Tonights project is a coin purse. I have super cute fabric for it and I think THIS will be the week when I actually figure it out :)

4. Did I mention the hot water was fixed?!

5. It's freaking gorgeous outside. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, but the rest of the afternoon should be glorious, so I might have to take a little stroll to the jobsite to check things out, just so I can be outside.

6. Totally random, since I showered at my parents house last night I used Pert Plus to wash my hair. My hair is just as soft and managable as it was when I washed with my own fancy stuff...who knew?! Not that I think I'll use it all the time because I don't really care for the smell, but it's good to know that it won't ruin anything!

7. I am finally caught up on Mad Men...completely. All 3 seasons so far. I did this in a span of 2 months. That is a LOT of TV in that time, but it was totally worth it, that show is SO GOOD!

Thats most of my good news for the day...hopefully your week is going well too!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Friday, October 2, 2009

Furry Friday- Meet Simone!

Aw, will you look at this sweet girl?! The write up for her couldn't be more positive, you should take her home today!! It's the perfect fall weekend to pick up a pup, you can take a nice walk, play in the leaves...come on, you know you want to!!

Here is Main Line Animal Rescues write up on our girl Simone:

Perfect age, perfect size, and perfect temperament. Simone is a lovely middle sized (16 inches at the shoulder) dog who has a beautiful white coat. She walks well on a leash, gets along well with other dogs, and loves to sit on your lap or lean up and snuggle against you. She is a little timid at first, but after a couple minutes with you she warms up and her sweet personality comes through. She has a gentle way about her and is one of the prettiest girls at the farm. If you want a loyal friend with a low maintenance personality then fill out an application for our quiet Simone.

You have to be sold by now don't you?! As always click HERE to go to Main Line Animal Rescues site to look for lots more animals that need adoption :)

Not much on the calendar for the weekend. As of late last night we had heat but the hot water won't be fixed until Monday afternoon at the earliest, so it looks like I'll be using other peoples showers in the mean time to stay clean. The dishes will just have to hang out in the dishwasher for a bit and the laundry will pile up, but if by Monday night it's fixed, I'll be happy.

I am off to get pumpkins and mums tomorrow and then to the needlepoint place in the afternoon, and hopefully I'll get some blankets made as well for friends who just had new babies as I am a bit behind on that kind of stuff.

Hope everyone has great weekends!

xoxo Mrs. Pit

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Not to complain...but

We have no heat. OR hot water. All seemed fine when we got our delivery of home heating oil last week. We turned the heat on and off it went.

Then, yesterday, I got home, it was a bit chilly so I turned the thermostat up and NOTHING. NOTHING happened. AT. ALL.

I work in construction. I know that when you flip a switch, or turn a dial, SOMETHING should happen. Nope, not a thing. So, me and my handy self went down to inspect our little heating unit and alas, was met with NOTHING. The reset button did NOTHING. Turning the entire unit on and restarting it did NOTHING.

Sorry to be a complainer, but this is NOT acceptable when it gets down to 35 degrees at night like it did here last night.

The repair person (note: I didn't say MAN on purpose) is supposed to be calling me any minute to tell me when they're coming. And let me say this, they are NOT leaving until my heat is on and my water is scalding.

That is all.

Oh, and I really *DO* love fall, I just don't like being cold, and I really want to shower!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Urm...yeah

Hi friends,
I don't have much to post about, luckily it's been a fairly low key end of September for me, and for that I am glad.

Mr. Pit is off on an all boys golf trip this weekend, leaving me and Lil' pup to our own devices...which means, I'm going shopping for Pumpkins and Mums!

I love decorating for fall (not half as much as Christmas however, but I digress) and I love picking up Pumpkins and Mums at Produce Junction down in Bala Cynwyd. It's this funny little farm stand in the middle of a not-so-nice part of the neighborhood, but they have amazing produce, flowers and they get the BEST pumpkins!

I usually line our walk with little pumpkins and put a big one up by the front door, but this year I might switch it up. The squirrels get VERY interested in the pumpkins and by Halloween they are normally bitten a little at the back or just plain missing (I'll find them in the middle of the yard or back a bit in the woods, silly squirrels!). But, I like to put them out nonetheless.

I also FINALLY finished my husbands needlepoint belt, so I am dropping it off on Saturday to be 'finished' and then hopefully it will make it into his Christmas stocking (Mr. Pit you did NOT just read that!) He actually knows about the belt, but hasn't been able to wear it yet obviously, but he's been watching my VERY slow progress and I am finally done, yahoo!! Now I need to find a NEW item to needlepoint...shoes perhaps? I can't wait to go look!!

So, those are my weekend plans, exciting stuff huh?!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Furry Friday- Meet Pacey!



Hi everyone,
So...I used to have a slight (read: major) obsession with Dawson's Creek, and I just LOVED Pacey. I think I was actually jealous that Katie Holmes got to kiss him when Joey and Pacey ended up together. So, when I saw this ADORABLE dog had THIS name...I had to post him!

Anyhow, back to Pacey the dog. Pacey is only 7 months old and is a mix of Lab and St. Bernard...and look at the little squishy kissable face! What a goober he looks like. I tell ya, if I could have as many dogs as I wanted I know he'd be home with us pronto!

Here is MLAR's write up, glowing for our Pacey boy!

Pacey is a very unique looking, and ADORABLE dog. He has the coloring of a St Bernard but is not that large, he has a muscular build but with longer hair. Pacey right now is one of the most affectionate and fun dogs we have - he is only 6 mos old and just ADORES being with the volunteers and giving lots of kisses and getting petted. He also loves to play ball and will run around for quite a while just tossing the ball for himself even. Pacey also likes other dogs. He has the sweetest face, with gentle brown eyes, that make us all melt - so he tends to get out quite a bit! If you have an active home with time to dedicate to getting Pacey proper exercise and maybe even taking him to obedience school (he'd do well since he is so people oriented and eager to please) then please fill out an application and come in to see this cutie pie!

So, go check out Main Line Animal Rescue today and go pick up a pup or a kitty for yourself, it's the perfect fall weekend to get a new friend!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A new Pitador :)

Hi all,
I am assuming that you all know that my Lil' Pit is really a Pit-a-dor, a mixed up mutt of part Pitbull and part Labrador. I call him a Pit because he has such a cute Pitty smile and I want people to realize that all Pits aren't bad and bred for fighting or randomly lunging at a neighbor. Lil' Pit would never do anything besides lick you to death, so part of my purpose of this blog is to get that point out there.

Anyways, I wanted to introduce Maris, a new Pitador that was rescued by our friends A and T down in Washington DC. Maris was named after the late great Roger Maris, a former Yankee, due to her tag number being #61. Fate took over and A and T took Maris home a few weeks ago.

Here are pictures!


I mean, could she *BE* cuter? Not that she's cuter than Lil' Pup, but she's really stinkin' cute!

Hope this brought you a smile today, have a great Thursday!

Oh, and YAY for Grey's premiere tonight! If I can actually stay up until 11 I'll be so happy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Site!

Hi friends,
Today I wanted to introduce you to a new blog that has just popped up, compliments of my friend J.

J, more than anyone else I know is a big Jean Shorts hater. I am as well but J takes it to a new and hilarious level.

You MUST check out her blog if you want to see the best of the worst in Jean Shorts fashion.

http://youvebeenjorted.blogspot.com Click HERE to go!

Go. NOW. Hilarity will ensue I promise!!

Other than that, not much going on in the Pit world...watched 2 amazing hours of TV last night...did anyone else watch One Tree Hill, does anyone want to discuss the Nathan/random girl on the road BABY!?! Please say yes! Comment on this post to discuss, I was yelling at the TV!!