Wednesday, August 31, 2011


For a while now I have been wanting to try to make a quilt.  I have watched tutorials online and talked to a few people and have decided to give it a try.  I am going to practice with a baby boy quilt.  If it turns out ok, I may give it as a gift to a friend that will be having a little boy in November and then get to work on one for our little girl.  Yesterday I ordered my fabric and here are the different prints that will be in the quilt:

I love these different fabrics and think it will be cute for a little boy!  The fabric shipped yesterday so it should be here soon.  I hope I am not getting in over my head!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

26 1/2 Weeks

I am 26 1/2 weeks along now and am feeling great!  I have a lot of energy at this stage and hope that it keeps up!  I feel like I am getting really, really big very fast which scares me a little b/c I still have a ways to go!  I don't know how I am going to walk at the end if I am this big now.  There's not really much to report which is a good thing.  I go back to the doctor September 8th and I'll be 28 weeks.  I think my doc told me that I will start going every 2 weeks around 30 weeks.  This will be my first appointment to take Maddox to so we'll see how that goes.  The 3rd trimester is right around the corner! We plan to paint the nursery on Labor Day so then I will begin putting everything together.  I still don't really have a total vision for her room, but I know it will come together just fine.  Everything is just moving right along!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekend Project

On Thursday Maddox and I headed to Opelika to spend the weekend with my family and go to a friend's wedding.  We had such a great time and got to have lots of quality time with family.  Daniel decided to stay here for a couple of reasons.  One was that he was going to get to work on the headboard for our room.  Well, he called me Saturday afternoon to tell me that he had finished it and he was pleased with how it turned out.  He sent me a picture (I loved it!) and I could not wait to get back and see it in person:
I think it really ties in the wall color with the bedding and I could not be happier with the finished product.  I am going to make some pillows this week to go on the bed to give it a more finished look. Our next project is the bedside tables.  We plan to do floating shelves that attach to the wall rather than an actual piece of furniture.  This is kind-of what I have in mind...

Like I mentioned before, the house is still a work in progress but it is beginning to come together!  Stay tuned for more updates!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It happened...

One of the first few days after we moved here, Maddox saw a lizard on our back porch and he has never forgotten about it.  My mom told him what it was and since then he says "yiyerd" over and over and looks out the back door to the porch.  He has developed a tiny obsession with lizards.  I have shown him some pictures of lizards on the computer and I even bought him a set of animal flash cards yesterday just so he could have a picture of a lizard.  Well, last night it happened.  We went on a walk around the neighborhood and when we got back into the front yard I saw it.  There was a lizard crawling up the side of the house.  I showed Maddox and he wanted it to come back down so bad.  Well, Daniel was able to coax the poor thing down for Maddox to see up close and personal.  He actually held it for a little while but by then I was out of space on my memory card.  Here are the few pics I got:
Come down, lizard!!

I may see a pet lizard in our future.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our Baby Girl's Bedding

So I FINALLY got around to finishing the bedding for our baby girl's nursery.  I started on it probably 2 months ago and then got to working on some other things so the project got put on the backburner. My goal this week was to get the bedding done and for us to get the crib put together so we could see what the finished product looked like.  Maddox decided to take 2 really good naps yesterday so I got to work.  Before I knew it, it was done!  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  I may order some more fabric for some curtains... I have not decided yet.  Here is the finished product:
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17 Months

Our sweet little Maddox is now 17 months old.  Wow!  This morning I was looking at pictures of him from the day he was born and in some ways that seems like an eternity ago, and in other ways it seems like yesterday.  Either way, we will be doing it all over again in only 3 short months.  Yikes!! :)  We have been so blessed these past 17 months and Maddox adds so much to our lives.  Here are some things about him at this age and stage:

-Sleeps like a champ!  Will sleep 11-12 hours at night and still takes two 2 hour naps a day. 

-LOVES ketchup!  He wants to dip anything and everything in it... he gets this from me and my side of the family!

-Wearing size 5 diapers and 18-24 month clothes, although lately anything I buy is 2T.

-We have weaned him from the paci, except for naps and bedtime.

-Talks ALL THE TIME!  He can say pretty much anything you say and listens to everything, too! 

-He has an obsession right now with lizards.  This is my favorite word that he says... his expression when he says it is priceless!

-Can go up and down our stairs all by himself now.  We still stay close by, but he can do it independently.

- Loves puzzles, animals, bubbles, cars, trains, trucks, balls, Barney, Clifford, etc...

-Loves to put tops on things.  He will entertain himself for a very long time if I give him an empty sippy cup and top.

-Started walking at 14 months... not sure if I mentioned that in his 15 month post.

-Still a picky eater.  Favorites are chicken, turkey, ham, pizza, hot dogs, french fries, bread, anything sweet, bananas, apples, grapes, and the occasinal strawberry.  We still have not found a vegetable he will eat yet.

-Loves eating with a fork, and will try most anything if he uses his fork.

-Still has not had a haircut yet.  We have had so many people think that he is a girl since we have moved, but I don't want to cut his curls!  Maybe after his 18 month pictures?? :)

-Is a creature of habit and does very well with a schedule.

-Loves his milk and still only drinks milk and water.

-Can find most of his body parts when we ask him.  His favorite is his belly button and he wants to start with that one all the time.

-Is pretty clingy and does not like going to other people.  This makes church difficult!

I am sure there are tons of other things I am leaving out, but these are the main things!  Overall, Maddox is a very sweet, loving little boy and Daniel and I are so lucky so be his parents!  We love him so much and can't wait to see the little boy he becomes!

Friday, August 19, 2011


Today we decided to venture over to our neighborhood pool for the first time.  Maddox has just now gotten to where he is not afraid of the water so I was ready to take him.  Last Friday we went to a friend's pool, but I did not have any floaties for him and all he wanted to do was walk around the outside of the pool.  It made me a nervous wreck trying to chase him around without any floaties so earlier this week we got him a puddlejumper.  Tucker has one and it works so well... we decided to give it a try and Maddox loved it!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Favorite Day

So this was my favorite day of our week so far!  We got to do something so fun today!  We left around 10:15 this morning and met my mom and grandmother in Albany, Ga for lunch and some shopping.  It was only about an hour and a half drive for us, and about 2 hours for them.  Not too bad!  We had lunch at Logan's and then went to the mall for some more fun.  It was sooooooo nice getting to see them again (even though it's only been 2 weeks!).  It has felt like much longer than that!  Maddox had a great time at the mall until he decided he had had enough and was ready for a nap.  I can't wait to have a day like this again soon!!
Lunch at Logan's

We found a Chuck E. Cheese in the mall!

Enjoying a cookie

Nana, Mamaw and Maddox

Watching the fountain

"Can I get closer Nana?"

Playing in the ice cream truck

Havin' fun on the bus!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl

I had my first appointment with my new doctor, Dr. McAlpine, last Thursday.  It is a clinic that is very similar to Lee O.B. so I felt right at home there.  All of the staff was super friendly and made me feel like I had been a patient there forever.  I got to have another ultrasound (yes, she's still a girl!) so that was a lot of fun.  I was measuring just slightly ahead of my due date and our litte girl weighed in at 1 pound 7 ounces.  She is in the 44th percentile so far, which they said was right on track.  Everything looked great and I was so excited to get to see her again since I have never had an ultrasound that far into my pregnancy before.  I have to go back tomorrow to have some bloodwork done and have my glucose test so I am leaving Maddox with a friend down here that has 2 little girls for him to play with.  I don't think it has hit me yet that we are actually going to have 2 kiddos very soon!  Exciting (and stressful) times ahead!! 
Baby Girl Mundie
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Coming Together

Our house is definitely coming together, but I have been hesitant to take many pictures because there are still so many things we want to do before it is the way we want it.  Here are several pictures of some of the rooms we have finished...
Living Room

Another view of living room... kind-of a dark picture
Play Room
Upstairs Bath
Master Bath
Another view of Master Bath
Our room is painted and I can't wait to begin our projects in there!  We still need to paint Maddox's room and the nursery.  I have a feeling the nursery will be last on the list... poor baby girl!! We are having fun making this house a home!!  More pictures to come later!

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Play Day

Today we ventured out to Governor's Square Mall to meet someone from a church we visited the first Sunday we were here.  I had not been that far on the other side of town yet, but I was looking forward to going to this new mall.  I guess in my mind I was expecting something like the mall I was used to in Auburn, but it was so different.  It was 2 stories with soooo many stores.  A very nice mall for sure!!  We ate lunch, did a little shopping, and then they had this really cool play place for toddlers in the middle of the mall so we let Maddox run off some energy there.  He had a blast and so did we!  It was so nice getting out of the house for a while and doing something different.  We will definitely be back there again soon!
Checking everything out
Coming through
Look at me!!

The tunnel was clearly his favorite!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Grandparents are one of the greatest blessings life has to offer.  Maddox has been lucky enough to have had both sets of his grandparents here since Thursday when we moved.  My parents stayed until Sunday and Daniel's parents came in Saturday and left today.  It was so sad (to say the least) to see them go, but we are so thankful that they were able to be here for as long as they were to spend some time with us and help us get somewhat settled.  I never did get a picture of Maddox with my parents... shame on me... but I did get a really cute one right before Lolli and G left to go back to Nashville after a yummy lunch at Moe's.  After several attempts, here is the best one...
Maddox with Lolli and G
And I finally got an updated one of me and Lolli too...

Yummy lunch at Moe's
We have been making lots of progress around the house today so I will hopefully have some more pictures of the inside to share soon.  Stay tuned!! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just A Few Pictures

Well, we are here in Tallahassee now and it has been a crazy few days.  I have not been great about taking pictures lately because there are still quite a few boxes still out and pictures have not been hung yet.  But I wanted to share a few pictures I took tonight...
Front of house
Side Yard
Another view of backyard
Maddox being silly
Screened Porch
My sweet boy
No more dog pen for this girl!
Getting so big!
Crazy bath hair
We are still getting settled and things are a work in progress.  I will post pictures of the inside a little later.  I can't bring myself to post a picture when there is nothing on the walls to make it feel like home.  I will, however, share with you the fabric we picked out today for our upholstered headboard that Daniel is making.  Here it is...
Our duvet cover is a cream and our sheets and shams are green so this will match perfectly!  I am excited to start working on this project next!  More to come later!! :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

On the Move

In less than 24 hours, the U-Haul will be packed and we will be spending our last night in our house.  While it is definitely bittersweet, we are looking forward to getting to Tallahassee and settling in there.  We have packed and packed and packed some more.  Almost all of the boxes are taped and labeled, and they are just waiting to be loaded.  Tomorrow morning will consist of washing sheets, towels, and the rest of the clothes.  Daniel and I will be pulling out the air mattress tomorrow night while Maddox will be living it up toddler style at my parents' house.  I am so ready to be unpacked and unloaded!!!  It's madness around here...
In less than 48 hours we will be florida residents... how crazy is that??

Monday, August 1, 2011

Good Ol' Dave

We have always done fairly well with making a budget and sticking to it most months, but this last month we decided to incorporate another element of Dave Ramsey's plan.  We wanted to see if it would make a difference if we started doing the envelope system.  I was hesitant at first, but I have to say, I LOVED it!  We took out cash at the beginning of the month for the 3 categories we have the most control over... groceries, restaurants, and miscellaneous.  I found myself planning a lot better and thinking more about the month as a whole before I spent money.  It makes a big difference to me psychologically to hand over cash for something rather than just swiping my debit card.  We ended up with $5.00 left over at the end of the month so I would say it was a success! 

Sometimes I get to feeling down about all the budget stuff, but I have to keep reminding myself that a budget is useless unless you stick to it.  I know we won't have to do this forever, but for now it seems to be helping my mindset.  Can't wait to see how month #2 goes!