Awkward Moments Are A Treasure

Warning: Awkward Content 
My sister Helena is having an awkward story linky party, so we can read awkward stories about her and others! the best part? If enough people participate she will have at least 4 more! Who doesn't love an awkward story? So I'll share mine with whoever still reads my blog, and you can share one too! I'd recommend it. Writing it out is not only enjoyable for others to read but it's therapeutic too. 
Okay, so the year is 2009, my wedding is less than a week away and I decided I wanted to start packing for my honeymoon. I was so excited for our trip! We were going on a cruise to Mexico, I'd dreamed of going on a cruise for my honeymoon ever since I saw the movie Anastasia, and I'd never been to Mexico: added bonus. 
I'd received a lot of gifts of the sexy and awkward variety at my bridal shower (that's a story in and of itself, opening gummie penises and edible underwear with my soon to be mother in law sitting next to me) as well as at my bachelorette parties (my friend Bryn threw me a little party, and my sisters took me out for a night of fun as well). All of the gifts I received went right into a box. I didn't sort through any of it as the whole idea of suddenly going from just kissing and cuddling to whole on intercourse was still a little uncomfortable to think about. So when I was packing I just dumped the whole box, as well as a bunch of lingerie I already owned, into a small suitcase. That's right, I had a whole bag devoted entirely to this stuff. 
Fast forward to the day after our wedding, we were standing in line to board the ship, going through medal detectors as our luggage went through the X-ray machines. Michael and I were called back, something in our suitcase was suspicious, could we please open it for them... 
Okay, I tell them, confident there is nothing in the bag that shouldn't be allowed... Oh wait, I just realized which suitcase it was! They open it, and it is filled to the brim with frilly and lacy garments. Three or four security guards stand around the suitcase as one rifles through, taking out the police man hat, the feather duster and the chocolate body paint to get to the medal handcuffs at the bottom of the bag. They were fake, of course, with the release latch on the cuffs, but they were sturdy medal, and NOT allowed. 
I was mortified! The guards were trying to be discreet, but other passengers saw and I noticed a few knowing looks and smiles shared by some of the female guards. 
The officer put a note on the cuffs, told us we could get them after we returned, then congratulated us on getting married and sent us on our way. 
My face had ever been so red before! I wanted to burrow into a hole and I'm pretty sure I didn't make eye contact with any of them as I boarded the ship. 
We didn't go back for the cuffs, I was too embarrassed. But now, I kind of wish I had because it would have been funny. 
The craziest part of the story? I accidentally had my pepper spray with me in my purse on the plane ride over and as we boarded the cruise ship... Oops. But hey, no one found it even though I was selected as the random person to search before the flight... That doesn't really make me feel safe, but I definitely had guardian angels watching out for me so that we could make the trip.
So that's my story! 
Let me know if you link one up too, and I'll be sure to read it!
Life in the Pitts


Sage will be an animal for Halloween 2012, and it will be a Treasure

It will be Sage's first Halloween!
You all know how much I love Halloween :-)
I started thinking about it months ago, and trying to get ideas as to what we all could wear: I wanted our costumes to have a theme together. 
Anytime Costumes is letting me review a baby costume, and I am so excited for the opportunity!
I went to their website and I started to look and get inspiration. Their website is very easy to navigate, they have great prices, they carry every costume I could think to look for and their customer service responds quickly to inquiries. 
There are so many ideas out there! I was drawn to the animal costumes for Sage, and let me tell you, Anytime Costumes has all kinds of animal costumes! It was hard to choose, they are all so cute! I'm excited for when Sage starts to discover animals as she gets older. It will be fun :)
After much contemplation I chose one of their little monkey costumes, because it was adorable and I call Sage my little monkey sometimes. 
At first I debated with myself about which size to get, because the newborn size says it is for 7-16lbs, and she's over 10 lbs now... I'm glad I decided on the newborn size though because it's a wee bit big on her. I feel like it will fit her for months! 

But that doesn't bother me, it is adorably loose
 The little booties have elastic which is nice and will help them to stay on her feet
 I love her face!
The little ears are so cute, aren't they? 
I'll add a little pink bow on Halloween so that everyone will know she's a girl
 The fabric is really soft! when I put her in the costume for these photos I didn't feel the need to put a onesie or anything underneath because the inside material feels like it will be soft on her skin too
 Diaper changes will be really easy too, as the jumpsuit has a snap closure on the bottom
The headpiece ties under her chin, and it didn't seem to bother her at all
 Here's one of her laying down, you can see the tail attached at the bum
And here's a shot of her on her tummy, so you can see the back!
On Halloween I probably will put a onesie underneath just to make sure her back stays warm, as there is a gap. But I don't think that will be a problem at all!
We are really pleased with the costume! 
She looks adorable, and comfortable, the costume arrived quickly and without any problems. 
She was such a trooper during the photoshoot!
I would definitely purchase from them for future costume needs!
Now we just have to decide if we want to be Tarzan and Jane with a little monkey, or jungle explorers with a little monkey. Any thoughts?


Lazy Sundays are a Treasure

I just love her little face


 Sage and I hope you all enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

And with that here are some photos
Sage being a star at 3 weeks old
Sage rockin the faux hawk!


The Nursery is a Treasure

I realized I never posted my 10 month photo:
 Here it is!

And here are some photos of Sage's nursery. 
It is not as organized right now, and Sage doesn't sleep in the crib yet, but we do diaper changes on the dresser and I often nurse her in the rocking chair :-)
the window
See that cute ant stuffed animal? My sister Amber made that for us! Cute, huh? 
Michael loves ants :-)
 I got a little crafty and made this picture
I got the idea from pinterest
And that cute stuffed animal? Is from my sister Helena
Amber also made us a bunch of awesome vinyl

 Those monkeys and butterflies? All her!
 Our little diaper station!
I also did the "I am a child of God" photo, and Amber and I decorated these shelves
 More butterflies! 
they are throughout the room
 Another crafty moment
I hung her hair things from ribbon I attached to this little pink hanger
 More butterflies by her mobile
Her crib and mobile

Her awesome rug that my sister-in-law Annie gave us!
Her room is pretty small, as you can see. This shot is from the doorway. But we make it work :-)
 And I had to include an adorable picture of Sage!


My Little Girl is a Treasure

She's here!
Well... she's been here for 6 weeks ;-) 
I've just been too busy/tired/lazy to blog about it.
(this is her favorite place to sleep)
Sage was born July 17th, 5:17am, and she was 6lbs, 14oz and 20 inches long
We sure do love her!
(The above photos were taken when she was 4 days old)
She is so fun. 
She makes the best faces. 
The kissy lips is like her signature look
She was a pretty happy baby -this one was taken when she was around a week old
But my poor little girl became rather colicky around 2 or 3 weeks old. It's getting better, but she is fussy a lot. It is hard when I can't make her feel better.
She loves her daddy :-)
It is quite an adjustment, but we can't imagine life without her!
And, she's starting to smile socially now! 
It is adorable
 Oh! and I got a haircut :-)
We love our pretty little Sage :-)
SOOO much!

Sometime I'll write her birth story
and I have tons more pics that I will share from our professional shoot as well as more from my phone, so stay tuned!