Monday, February 28, 2011

Live Laugh Love

I have always loved this quote...3 words that are SOO meaningful! This was exactly how my weekend was, it was perfect!

We didn't do much at all.....we cooked, talked, laughed, rested, watched movies, and talked some more. 

Friday Sean cooked me my favorite dish! It is from the Italian restaurant Amore Victoria, and called mushroom passion! So Sean decided to try to make it at home! It is a balsamic cream sauce, with mushrooms, garlic and of course pasta! He put his own little twist on it and added chicken, it turned out amazing!

Cell phone pic, sorry its blurry!
Saturday we slept in, and laid around in our pj's most of the morning! Then I went and visited my little sister who is always so sweet and fun to see! Saturday night we went out to dinner with Sean's parents to Carols! It is a DELICIOUS little restaurant where everything is homemade! Afterwards we just watched some TV and talked about our future :-)

Sunday we went to church, which was wonderful and refreshing as usual! Later we watched the Never Ending Story...I had never seen it before, so Sean insisted I had was weird, but entertaining! 

I just love weekends that you don't have anything you HAVE to do! They last so much longer, and Monday I feel so much more relaxed and ready to face the busy week ahead! 

What did you do this weekend?

Jamie Leigh

Friday, February 25, 2011

I'ts Friday!

I am SO happy it is Friday!! AND even better we don't really have anything planned! I feel like weekends with no plans last longer :-)

So I am a little bitter today because I have to buy new tabs.....200 dollars for a couple stickers! UGH not fun!! 

Tonight Sean and I will hold our tradition and get take out and watch my favorite wedding shows, Say Yes to the Dress, and Four Weddings..What a sweetie I have to sit and watch 2 hours of wedding shows with me! 

I am also hoping to get a trim, my ends are so dead! I have been trying so hard to grow my hair for the wedding. I mean it is long, but it used to be a lot longer and I can't seem to get it there again! Does anyone have any tips to make my hair grow faster? I am already taking vitamins.....

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!! 

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Crazy Wedding Dreams and Thankful on a Thursday!

The crazy wedding dreams have officially started....for me AND Sean. Last night I dreamt that my little sister was playing dress up in my dress, and ended up cutting it so it was a mini skirt! There were holes all over it, and it was too late to get anything new, I had no choice but to wear it! I woke up in a panic, then relief that it was only a dream! Funny fact; Sean texted me this morning when he woke up saying he had a wedding dream as weird! For all of you who are married or engaged, did you experience these dreams?!

Okay now for Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest

91. Finishing a class! Now I only have to focus on 3 classes for the  next 4 weeks! This will be SOOO nice!

92. The fact I have a fiancĂ© that loves to cook! Sean definitely is the cooker in the relationship. He is always thinking up new recipes to cook for me....we're trying to create one of my favorite dishes this weekend! More on that tomorrow!

93. My countdown! 3 1/2 weeks until graduation! 6 months 3 weeks until I Do! WOW!

94. YOU! You are all so inspirational and always make my day by sharing your sweet words of wisdom, advice, and encouragement! Thank you to my faithful followers!

95. This song! My sister recently introduced me to this band, Tenth Avenue North and I have loved everything I have heard from them! It won't allow me to post the video because of some restriction from Sony, but here is the link! I highly recommend you check it out!

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

So awesome! Shows how faithful God's love is!

Have a blessed day!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Sign

So as you all know I have been very busy and stressed out lately! I haven't kept that a secret very well ;-) I have been feeling discouraged about certain things in my life....this is silly because I KNOW God is always with me, however I just wanted a sign and that feeling of comfort. 

As I was driving to work a couple days ago I was listening to music and praying for that I was passing under a burnt out street light it turned on, and the next one I passed under burnt out! I knew it was the sign I was looking for, I can't tell you how big I smiled and how comforted I felt! 

Now I know this was NOT a coincidence because it happened again last night as I was driving to Sean's house....the same exact thing..... :-) Simply amazing...

So anyways, happy news! I finished one of my classes yesterday! That means I will only have 3 classes for the last 4 weeks of school ever! YAY!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day :-)

Jamie Leigh

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SO Busy!

Hey friends! Sorry I have been MIA for a couple days, but things have been nuts around here! Saturday I worked a full shift, and Monday I worked a 10 1/2 hour shift all while trying to keep up with my homework! Needless to say I am exhausted and it is only Tuesday! 

This is how I feel...BLAH!

Hopefully Ill be back tomorrow! Have a good day!

Jamie Leigh

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Friday! AND Happy Birthday Dad!

YAY for Friday, AND my dad's birthday! I have the most wonderful dad in the world!! Growing up he was the only guy in the house with 4 girls, needless to say he is the most caring, patient, and loving dad a girl could ever ask for!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD I LOVE YOU!

This weekend we will be going out to dinner to celebrate, can't wait!! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ! 

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest

I feel like just yesterday I was writing what I was thankful for....time has just been flying by lately! This has been a very good week so far, even though it was busy, it was good :-)

86.Sean!! He is always amazing, but this week he went above and beyond! I can't help but ask myself how I got so lucky for him to choose ME? After 8 years he still gives me the butterflies!


87. Love! Love is holds such  meaning to me that I even got a tattoo of it! How can I not be thankful for Love on Valentines week! I have so many wonderful people in my life that I LOVE to death! So happy, and So grateful for them!

88. This face....he makes me smile every single day no matter what mood I am without even saying a word. Amazing.

89. My parents! I am so thankful for my parents. They have been incredibly supportive in every way possible. I couldn't ask for more, I have been so blessed.

90. My countdowns! As you know I have been counting down a couple things...graduation and the wedding. Right now we are 4 1/2 weeks from graduation and 7 months until I Do! CRAZY!

I hope you all have a blessed day! 

Jamie Leigh

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Northern Lights

If you remember yesterday I mentioned our church branching out into a multi campus congregation. Later this year they will be opening a campus in Ramsey MN that will be more contemporary. It will be called Northern Lights.  Sunday we were able to get a little taste of what a service will be like when this new church opens. The music was upbeat, contemporary, lots of instruments were being played, and the service was interactive. I really enjoyed it! I am excited because if Sean and I get the house we want, it will be close to the new church! They sang a song that really stuck with me that I wanted to share today!

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus 
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus 
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus 
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live! 

Jamie Leigh

Monday, February 14, 2011

A LOVEly Valentines!

Wow, what a great weekend! It is bittersweet it is over....but I got to be thankful for everything that happened!

Friday night Sean and I went to my sister and her boyfriends house for dinner. He is an amazing cook, I felt like we were eating at a high class restaurant! Then we played some games and just hung out! 

Saturday we slept in, which was SO nice! Then we ran some errands and spent some time with my family. Saturday night was our double date night with Jessie and Justin to celebrate Valentines Day! It was definitely a blast, and SO delicious! 

My favorite ever dish, mushroom passion! I barley made a dent!
So I figured we were all done celebrating Valentines Day. Sean and I both work this evening, which is why we celebrated over the weekend....but when I got home from work this morning I came into my room to find flowers, chocolates, and the sweetest love letter from Sean. The letter starts by saying that he went card shopping and realized that no card could ever come close to saying how much he loves me, so he wrote one himself.....this is where I started crying! I am such a lucky girl to have such an amazing, caring, sweet, faithful fiance....I cannot express how excited I am to become his wife! 7 months 3 days until I Do!

Happy Valentines Day friends!!

Jamie Leigh

Friday, February 11, 2011

An Amazing Start to the Weekend

So yesterday I told you that I thought Sean was brewing something up for today....well I was right! When I got off work today Sean was waiting for me to take me to my Valentines Day surprise. He took me to get massages, and to lunch! I have never gotten a massage before, but I was in need of one terribly. It was amazing!! I am such a lucky girl! Thank you sweetheart, I love you!! That was definitely the best start to the weekend I could have asked for!

 Tonight we are going to my sister and her bf's house to play games and have dinner! Can't wait! Saturday night we have our Valentines double date with Jessie and Justin. I cannot wait for this, the food at the restaurant we are going to is to DIE for!

Sunday we don't have much planned, which is always nice. Sean needs to change my oil, and I am sure we will make a trip to the gym!

What are you doing this weekend? Anything special for Valentines Day?

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest

Well, we have almost made it to the weekend again! I am looking forward to a LOT this weekend, so it cannot come fast enough! Here is what I am thankful for this week.

81. Lunch dates! I LOVE going out to lunch, and chit chatting with my loved ones

82. Surprises! So i'm pretty sure Sean is brewing something up for tomorrow.....we'll see :-)

83. A Warm up! The forecast for here in MN is looking good....30's all next week, which is WARM!

84. Opportunities! Now that Sean is graduated and I only have 6 weeks left (YAY) I have been thinking a LOT about how thankful I am for my education! It is such a huge accomplishment to obtain a bachelor's degree, and I have to admit I am very proud of myself! The opportunities are endless, and education is something that you will always have and will always be valuable!

85. Valentines Day! I am so excited to celebrate with our friends Jessie and Justin at one of our favorite little restaurants! 

What are you thankful for today?

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Valentines Day is just around the corner, and let me remind you how much I love to celebrate LOVE.  I feel so blessed to have my best friend, soul mate, my other half to celebrate with. 

Yesterday I got to talking with some co workers about their Valentines Day plans. There are a few girls that didn't have any plans because they have yet to find that special someone. Part of me felt sad for them, however you don't have to have your soul mate to celebrate LOVE....right?

 I know traditionally celebrations are suppose to be for couples, but WHY can't people celebrate love even if they don't have a significant other? There are SO many other people I love..... My family, friends, God, Jesus....why can't this day of LOVE be used to celebrate everyone that is special to us?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the chocolates, flowers, and all the cheesy gifts that comes along with this day, however it has become such a materialistic thing, and it shouldn't be that way. This Valentines Day I don't want to spend the money on silly gifts, but rather I want to spend TIME with the people I love. TIME is the most amazing gift in my opinion.....what do you think?

Jamie Leigh

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Did you know Part 2!

So I got a GREAT response from my last did you know post, so today I am going to share a few more things about myself!

-The SECOND I get home I put on PJ pants
-I talk to my cats constantly as if they can understand me
-I am OBSESSED with scented things
-I LOVE watching Teen Mom and HGTV
-My dream is to be a top exec at Aveda
-Dancing use to be my life, I miss it terribly (why don't they offer dance class for adults?)
-I have a phobia of spending money, I am a HUGE saver
-I am the most indecisive person EVER
-I LOVE to sleep. I usually am in bed by 9. I can fall asleep anywhere at anytime...Sean calls me his old lady
-I am very forgiving...I don't know if that is good or bad?
-I am anal about the bedding. I can't go to bed if the bed isn't made perfectly
-I am NOT a partier. I would rather stay home and hang out
-I HATE onions, but LOVE mushrooms
-I have NEVER actually read a chapter of a text book...But somehow I still get really good grades
-Clutter gives me anxiety
-I call my parents every single day

Well thats me in a nutshell!! I hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday!

Jamie Leigh

Monday, February 7, 2011

Not Ready for Monday

I am definitely not ready for Monday. I haven't been feeling very well, and Monday's are my busiest days of the week...."I can do all this through  Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13. I have been reminding myself this a lot lately...

Anyways, this weekend was wonderful. Friday night we went out to Buffalo Wild Wings with some of my favorite people. I should have taken more pictures, but at least I got one of us girls

My friend Nicole is amazing with hair, and will be doing it for my wedding. She wanted to play around with my hair for some bridesmaid hair ideas...what do you think? I don't want tight updos, but rather have it look natural, curly, and loose.

Saturday Sean and me finally got new phones! He got the iPhone, and I ended up going with the Microsoft Focus because it is compatible with my laptop. I LOVE LOVE it! I have never had a smartphone before (sad I know), so I am just amazed at its capabilities! We spent most the day figuring out our phones, and ended the day with chili and a movie!

Sunday was game day! We ended up just relaxing at Sean's house with his parents instead of going to the party we were planning on since I wasn't feeling so hot! 

How was your weekend? I hope it was fabulous!

Jamie Leigh

Friday, February 4, 2011

YAY for Friday!

I am SO glad this week is finally coming to an end!! Our weekend plans are kind of up in the air right now...we were suppose to go up north but it's looking like thats not going to happen, which I am okay with. I am a huge homebody, so it will be nice to just stay home and relax!

This afternoon I had my graduation meeting! I am so excited the end is getting close, it doesn't even seem real! 6 more weeks left! Tonight Sean and I are meeting up with some of our friends for dinner....Our friend Nicole is the reason Sean and I met, she has been my best friend since we were 3. She is so fun and I can't wait to see her! 

Saturday I plan on sleeping in as LATE as I can, which will probably only be like 8 haha. Afterwards Sean and I are contemplating switching to AT&T to get iPhones. My contract is up in April with my current service provider, but right now there is an amazing deal on iPhones...tough decision. 

Sunday we will obviously be watching the super bowl! I am more excited for the food, commercials, and socializing then I am for the actual game. Sean is making buffalo chicken chip dip, so delicious! 

I hope you all have a spectacular weekend!!! 

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest
Happy Thursday friends! I am just going to jump right into what I am thankful for this week!
76. Motivation! I have been whining about having no motivation to exercise a lot lately, so my sweetheart was at my house when I got home from work today and took me to the gym with him! It was so nice to have that push, and to exercise....wheww am I out of shape! Now I just got to keep motivated to continue going.

77. Caribou Coffee! yum yum! After our workout, we went and had some Caribou! I refrained from ordering one of the 1,000 calorie drinks that are so delicious, and tried their apple cinnamon oatmeal. SO GOOD!

78. Pay Day! Tomorrow is pay day, wahoo!!

79. My Friends! They have all been so sweet and offering all the help they can for the wedding! I love them!

80. This song! I'm thinking of using it for my wedding slideshow for my growing up pics...what do you think?

I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Much Love

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Summer Fever

The weather here in MN has just been horrible! Today I woke up to -17 wind chill, I was SO not having it! Not only have I been having spring fever, but I am terribly missing Summer! I decided to dedicate my blog today to the things I miss and can't wait for! 

Lake Superior

Parades and squirt gun fights!

Street Dances


 Carriage rides on warm nights

 Bon Fires


 Sun tanning!

 The Lake

 Skipping Rocks



Four Wheeling!

 The Cabin

 Waking up to this view!

Outdoor Baseball! GO TWINS!

I could go on forever......Summer please come back soon....

Jamie Leigh

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


First off I want to start by saying HAPPY LOVE MONTH! There are a couple things I love about February...first off it is the month of love, and to me love is the most INCREDIBLE thing. Secondly it is a short month, and by this time of the winter I am OH so done with it! 

So I am in a  class right now called Inter-cultural Communications. It has been really interesting to learn about beliefs, religion, values and relating them to other cultures around the world. This week my assignment is to illustrate what the word value means to me through text, pictures, song, and so forth. There are personal values, religious values, moral/ethical values.....I thought it would be fun to incorporate what values means to you! All my readers are so wise and inspiring, so please share with me and help me out with this project! Here are a few things I value...

My best friend, Love, and Marriage

My religion, Faith, & God

My family&friends 

I really appreciate any feedback!! Have a happy Tuesday friends!

Jamie Leigh