Sunday, December 4, 2011

Decorating the Tree! And a Major WIN!

Yesterday Sam and Anthony went off and got our Christmas tree while Mols, my mom, and myself went grocery shopping. I was also able to find a dress for a wedding Sam and I are going to at the end of the month and a pretty flowy tube top shirt (that I'm wearing in the photos below) for me to wear to a wedding Sam and I are going to next Friday. I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to find anything nice for the weddings seeing as my belly is growing, but I pretty much scored by not only finding a few cute items, but getting them at a huge sale price and winding up getting a scarf for free. WIN!

Speaking of winning, I got the world's best gift if you're a gal. Last month I ordered stuff from Victoria's Secret. When my package arrived, a rewards card was inside too. This rewards card could have a $10, 50, 100, or 500 dollar amount. You couldn't use the card until Dec. 2nd and you wouldn't know the card amount until checkout. My Christmas wish list this year was made up with a few things from VS, so I gave Sam the rewards card thinking the $10 I'm sure the card was worth would help him out a bit. Little did we know when he went and punched in the rewards card number at checkout, it showed the card was worth $500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He called to tell me and I about freaked. It's so nice to be a winner. ;) So now I have about $350 to spend at VS (because Sam used the rest to buy my Christmas gifts for me, lol......meaning he got them for free with MY card......so he STILL needs to get me something for Christmas....right!?) before the card expires on the 21st. 


Anyway, back to the tree decorating. We got home from shopping and the boys had already gotten the tree up with it's lights. We broke out the boxes of decorations and got to work. The kids had a blast and it was fun for Sam and I to watch them have so much fun. When we were done, we had my mom take a few photos for us so I can make and order Christmas photo cards.

Does everyone else have their trees up yet?

A few family photos!

And some of Sam and I too.

With love,
Mama Hauck

P.S. Like my hair? I got a few inches cut off and my highlights redone. :)


  1. Hey great score on the VS card!

    "Sam used the rest to buy my Christmas gifts for me, meaning he got them for free with MY card so he STILL needs to get me something for Cristmas....right!?" I laughed out loud at this, I like your thinking Becca. All I can say is with all you've been through you most definitely deserve it. I'm happy for you.

    To be honest I didn't notice the length of your hair had changed, but I did notice the highlights and overall it looks healthier.

    Glad the kiddos had a good time with the tree. We had ours up mid-November because we have our annual Christmas party at the end of each November.

    Your mom's a terrific photographer, looks like it runs in the family. :)

  2. great photos, as always :) I love your top! You can totally wear it afterwards too. I don't have a tree :(

  3. oh i thought you couldn't get your hair dyed when you were preg?

  4. Thanks, Barry! Yes, the change in length isn't very noticeable....but it was 2 inches or so!

    Thanks! Yup, I try to get items I can wear preggo or not. Sometimes that doesn't always work though, lol. Everyone will always have SOMETHING to say about EVERYTHING.....especially what you can and can not do during pregnancy. I've done a lot of reading (as I do with all things before making a decision regarding my pregnancy) and just use my best judgment. I have found that it's safe to get your hair dyed during pregnancy. I believe some people say not to because the smell, especially in the first trimester, can be hard for a sick, pregnant mom to deal with.


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