{Cam-Three Months}

I am now 3 months old! Whoa time is flying by and it especially has this month with how busy Mom and Dad have made me. This has been a good and fun month for me.
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We have made trips to Birmingham, been to Curry volleyball and football games, had visitors every week, and took a trip to MiMi and Poppa’s house in Eufaula.
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We stopped by AUM to see Uncle Ethan for a few minutes.
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Pap has came to visit a couple of times because he has been working in town. Poppa and NaeNae came to visit one weekend, too! They brought Dad a new grill so we had a fun time grilling and watching football together that weekend.
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Aunt Teara rocking me to sleep.
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Me and Alexis playing on the floor.
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Pap is having a good time with me.
My time in Eufaula was great! I got to meet my Uncle Tyler, Aunt Sam, and cousin Alexis. Alexis wasn’t too sure about me at first but she warned up to me and has a lot to teach me. We had a lot of fun hanging out and talking with everyone. I think everyone got a turn putting me to sleep for a nap. They all seemed okay to cuddle with me for a little while.
You may be wondering if I have become a better traveler for Mom and Dad. The answer that question is that it has gotten a little better but I’m a much better traveler at night because I get to sleep for the ride. 🙂 And I really like my sleep!
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Tummy timing it like a boss.
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Dad taught me how to stick my tongue out.
I learned to roll over this month but have only done it twice. (I want to make it a big deal so I make sure there is enough time in between these big ordeals.) Oh and it probably doesn’t help matters that my parents started shouting and screaming the first time I did it either. They sure are some silly people. I also found my hands and like to put them in my mouth and suck on my fists. Mom sure watches me like a hawk and swoops in to grab my yummy hands out of mouth every stinkin’ time!  What am I going to do with this woman?!
Speaking of Mom..she sure can get weepy every time I do something new these days. She keeps making comments about “stay little”, “stop growing up”, and “you’re too small to be doing this”. C’mon woman..a guy has got to grow and move onto other things!!
I can now sit in my Bumbo seat. I like to sit in there and look around the room. It gives me a whole new perspective of the room. Also, I only like to sit for just a little while because I would rather stand up. When people try to sit me in their laps I like to straighten my legs to where I can stand and to let them know I don’t want to sit right then. Also, I’ve been teething for a little while and it is my top incisors. I know, I know you people think that it’s “too early” for me to have teeth and you keep telling my parents that I’m “making room for another baby”. BUT let me tell you something..I have got to grow up sometime (which is what I keep telling Mom) and there ain’t gonna be no other baby around here for while if I have anything to do with it. I’m all Mom can handle for a while. 🙂
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In other news, I think I’m allowed to say that I’m sleeping through the night since I have done it for a week straight now. I usually go to sleep between 8:30-9:30 and Mom “dreamfeeds” me around 10 or 10:30 and I sleep until 6:30(sometimes 6 and other times 7). I made the parentals pretty proud on that one! Because of how well I’m sleeping at night I usually wake up in super great moods but I cannot speak about the 2% of the times when I don’t wake up in a good mood. 🙂
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Some things that I enjoy these days are: play time with Mom and Dad, bath time (I’m learning to splash Mommy and it’s a lot of fun), looking at myself in the mirror, looking out windows, being outside, and pulling people’s hair and Dad’s beard.
Some things I don’t enjoy quite as much: being left alone, put on the floor without anyone to play with, that dreadful car seat, and being without my Mommy. (Yes, I am a “Momma’s boy”. And Mom seems to be okay with that.)
Well I gotta go and do some more growing up before next month!
Grace and Peace- Cam
P.S.- I bought a house. It’s the one we have been living in since moving to Jasper but we closed on it this past Monday. Finally homeowners!!
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32 Weeks with Mr. Cam Mathis

It has been a while since posting an update on the Mathii and our pregnancy. We have had a very busy past month of life! We have traveled to Gatlinburg, Louisville, Eufaula, Auburn, and now we are currently residing in Goodway. We have both officially graduated from our schools, Auburn University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Post-graduation party

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(Isn’t he such a cutie??) 🙂

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With Bro. Al and Mrs. Kem after Tim’s graduation

We have moved out of our first home by filling up a 24 foot U-Haul, placed all of our belongings in a friend’s garage in Eufaula, and we are now living out of 3 suitcases in my parent’s home in Goodway.

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My man was also ordained as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ our last day at Lakeview. It was a bittersweet day full of a mix of emotions and tears. It will be a day that neither of us forget.

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We experienced several hiccups within our travels around the southeastern states with one of our vehicles. We also have learned a lot about ourselves, patience (By the way..if you pray for patience expect to be tested!) , and how to properly handle certain situations due to these hiccups.

Within the past month we also had our families throw us great baby showers for Mr. Cam. We were able to receive lots of nice and great things for our little boy. Also, we can officially state that Cam should arrive NEXT MONTH!! How crazy is that??

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From our shower in Eufaula
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Door hanger for the hospital

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Speaking of our boy, he is the MOST active child I know! He never (never, ever) stops moving!! Doctors say how active your child is in the womb is a reflection of their personality and how active they will be after they arrive. If this is true..Tim and I are in for a WILD ride with this little guy! 🙂

Cam is 32 weeks and growing every day. He should be measuring around 17 inches long and about 4 lbs!!! This is crazy to think about or fathom considering he started off the size of a sesame seed! We are so ready for him to be here so he can hold him, hug him, and kiss him. 🙂

If you came to read this post wanting to know what the next step for us will be, then we ask that you pray for us next Wednesday (June 11th) afternoon and night. We can give you the full details if you contact us directly. We truly do covet your prayers during this time of waiting on the Lord. This has been a time of rest and relaxation for us, but also somewhat stress because we really do not when or where we may be moving. The stress is added as we have a child that technically come any day now. So, please pray for us and Cam in the time being.

Christmas Break Traveling and Reflection of Undergrad

Classes are over. Projects are turned in. Finally! (At least for me they are.) Tim is still working hard on papers to turn in by the end of next week and then he will be done.

Life is slowed down a lot for the both of us in the past few days and it has been really nice. I have really enjoyed this whole being a “housewife” this week. 🙂 I love staying busy at home cooking and cleaning and doing things with and for others. Although this week has been very chill, next week will start the month of traveling for the Mathii!

I leave on Tuesday to go to Livingston for a week to keep the Hooper kids. Their parents will be on an anniversary trip and we are very close to this family. The Hoopers are the most servant-hearted and giving people we have EVER met!! They came into my life freshman year of college when they had just had their second child. The first time I kept Mae and Archie was for Melissa’s (the mom)  birthday. From that day until I got married I was in their sweet home weekly visiting, eating dinner, or keeping their 3 kids. They are now making preparations to be full-time missionaries in Honduras. Their move will take place in the next few months.

Tim will join me later in the week when he is finished with classes. Then, we will come back to Auburn for 1 day to wash clothes and re-pack to leave for NYC!! This is our gift in return for taking care of the Hooper family. It is an all-expense paid trip that we have been totally blessed with for our 2nd anniversary!! We will be able to party it up for 5 days in NYC! We are SO excited about this vacay and just being able to explore the city with no required agenda.

When we arrive back in Auburn from that trip we will then start making our family rounds for Christmas!! We will go to Tim’s mom’s side first, then my family, go to Abbeville for Tim to preach, and finally to Black to be with Tim’s dad and step-mom.

As soon as we get back from there my internship will start up!! I cannot believe that is all I have left before graduation. You would think 6 years of undergrad wouldn’t have flown by so fast…haha! But at the same time it has drug by as many different events and things have changed and grown me during my college experience….such as: moving, college classes, nursing school, having a tumor removed from my throat, serving in Vancouver for a summer, changing my major, courtship, engagement, MARRIAGE, moving, transferring schools twice, being a part of a cohort, and serving in many schools! Major things have happened to me in 6 years. I have grown so much as a person and in my walk with the Lord. I am so thankful for all the people I have made friends with over my time in college and at the schools I have attended.

Anyways, I will end there. We have a busy month to say the least, but we are excited about that and the new year to come. With the new year comes new experiences and new goals to meet. 🙂

New Year, New Schedules

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year with your family and friends. We enjoyed our time together with our families over the the holiday season. We went to Black, AL, where Tim’s dad’s side of the family meets every summer for family reunions, for a few days of being alone together. From there we went to Eufaula, AL to spend time with Tim’s mom’s side of the family for a few days. We had our Christmas celebration with them and got to spend some sweet time with our wonderful niece, Alexis. 🙂

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From Eufaula we went to spend Christmas Eve night in Goodway, AL. This was the first time I(MaeLee) have been home for Christmas in 3 years. Needless to say, my parents were thrilled to have me and Tim there for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We spent a few days there and got to spend the night and hang out with my Paw-Paw. You guys do not even know how much we love my Paw-Paw. He is always the highlight of our trips to see my family, especially since we lost my Gran-Gran last March. We also got to see some more of our favorite people, the Dunns and Butlers, while in Goodway, which means we got to see our other favorite little girl, Lenora! 🙂

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We came back to Auburn for a few days of rest before hitting the road again. We celebrated in the New Year with some more of our favorite people, the Taylors! It was a night full of games and laughter! We left New Year’s Day for Louisville, KY with the Wimberlys. Kaleb and Tim took a Greek review class for free while Lindsay and I slept in at the hotel and hung out around Louisville. We were able to meet with some of the Wimberlys’ friends and have dinner with one of Tim’s professors and his family. I was so excited to go see Louisville and SBTS, where Tim is a student. We (mainly just me) enjoyed the cold weather to the fullest. We were all really hoping for snow, but it had melted by the time we arrived. (Such a Debbie Downer!) Other than getting stuck in traffic for a couple of hours on the way there, a good time was had by all of us!

Since our return from Kentucky, we both hit the ground running with responsibilities for work and school. Tim has been at Lakeview every day since we go back with some type of responsibility. We have had Week of Prayer, David Platt, Harry Reeder, and many other things happening at Lakeview. This past weekend we were leaders for FUEL! Fuel is a weekend for the youth to grow deeper in their relationships with the Lord and have an overload of fellowship with each other. Tim had 8th grade boys and I had 9th grade girls. It was definitely a weekend of renewal and exhaustion! We are both so thankful for opportunities to work with youth and use our gifts for the Lord in that manner since we both have a desire to work with them after graduation.

I am placed at three different schools this semester for my education program and I am SO excited about it! Reading, math, and P.E. for me this semester and all of these subjects require me to come up with my own lesson plans. Making lesson plans for the first time is a rather frightening thought to me, but I am up for the challenge!

So, this is our little update on the Mathii. Hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend! Love you guys!