Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest

115. My silly kitty! He always makes me laugh and smile...yesterday I went to get a snack, and guess who I found....Yup that is my kitty Oliver in the fridge!

Needless to say after his little adventure he was very tired!

116. Friends and Family! I have had so much support, help, and advice since I graduated from my wonderful friends and family! I am SOO thankful for them all!

117. Baseball! WAHOO the MN Twins season starts TOMORROW! Time to pull out my Twins gear!

118. Spring! Signs of spring are finally here! It has been warming up, the sun has been shining, and snow melting..YAY!

119. Big Milestones! There are a LOT of big milestones coming up that I am super excited/nervous for! I have been praying and relying on Faith for all the unknowns!

120. YOU! I have gotten a couple new followers recently that I am very excited about! Thanks for all your wonderful comments and words of encouragement! 

Happy Thursday!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What I am Loving Wednesday!

So today started off as one of those of those mornings that everything goes wrong....I went to start my truck this morning and the check engine light came on and my gas gage read completely empty with the fuel light on....I had a little under half a tank last night. Sean followed me to the gas station, I filled up and the gage read fine again, but the light hasn't gone off! UGH!! Sean is going to try to hook it up tonight to diagnose it, I pray it is nothing too big.....I don't have extra money laying around for a big unexpected expense! 

Even though this morning was NOT pleasant, I am going to try to think positive and have a good rest of the day! Today I decided to link up with Jamie for What I am Loving Wednesday!

I'm Loving being done with school! I can't even express how nice it is to not have homework! So much stress has been lifted off my shoulders!

I'm Loving Sean...he is amazing!

I'm Loving the sun shining and the snow melting! Can't wait for it to finally feel like SPRING!

I'm Loving this looks like we are eating his ears! He is so sweet!

I'm Loving the fact that I can lay down today and rest!

I'm Loving Starburst Jelly beans! YUMMY!

I'm Loving wedding planning.....5 months, 2 weeks, 4 days!

I'm Loving we are half way to the weekend YAY!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Jamie Leigh

Monday, March 28, 2011

The start of a new chapter!

Wow, I don't even really know what to do with myself today. It is the first day I have without homework! I know I graduated last Thursday, but I usually don't have homework on the weekends today it really hit me that I'M DONE! You can read about my Graduation HERE if you didn't get a chance too Friday!

So now that I am basically starting a new chapter in my life, I have to regroup, reorganize, and figure out what I am going to do! A little overwhelming, but I am SOO excited to see what the future holds!

Okay now for a little weekend recap! Friday was a lot of fun taste testing dinner entrĂ©es for the wedding. The food was AMAZING so we have a difficult decision ahead of us! We also went to see my little sister's first dance competition for the middle school dance line! She did so good! Sorry the pics aren't that great, it was hard to get a decent shot! 

Saturday we helped Sean's brother and his wife move into their new home! We are so excited for them, and helping out got us even more anxious about our house! We are hoping and praying we hear something soon! Saturday night we went to have dinner with our friends Jessie and Justin at Kahn's! It was super yummy! I love stir fry, and this place you get to create your own, so good!

Sunday we had a lazy day! We organized all the stuff we have been collecting for when we move out, and just hung out...I LOVE days like that!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 

Jamie Leigh

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Graduation!

Wow! Yesterday was absolutely wonderful! It was more than I could have ever asked for!! Just a warning...there are a lot of pictures in this post!

Our day started with ordering our wedding cake, and picking up our delicious RED VELVET cake for graduation!! 

We were able to visit with our grandma's that came down from Duluth! We took a LOT of pictures, opened presents, and talked about our futures!

My Grandma Nancy got us beautiful platinum silver bracelets!

My Grandma Jean gave us some antique moon glass vases from her collection...they are from the 1930's and SO beautiful! 

Then we got in our gowns and headed to the ceremony! My sister and I were 2 out of a handful in black gowns instead of blue because we got the Bachelor's degree!

Our friends Jessie and Justin were so sweet to come and support me! They got me a beautiful necklace! Thanks guys! 

Afterwards we went to dinner with the whole family...delicious! 

Today we get to do the taste testing for the food for the wedding! SO EXCITED! Happy Friday everyone!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What happened to Spring?

So I feel like complaining today...about MN needs to GO AWAY!

We got spoiled the past week with beautiful weather, melting snow, and the feeling of Spring finally arriving...well that all disappeared today....I think it is safe to say this is the worst snow we have had all winter. It is wet, heavy, sticky snow and the roads are pretty much an ice rink! ICK!

My mom's city bus went into the ditch, my co worker got stuck trying to pull into the parking sister got stuck trying to leave work! Thank goodness for my 4 wheel drive! OH AND then there HAD to be a fire alarm today at the school I work at so we had 100 kids standing outside in the blizzard without jackets!  I wish the plows would get out there and start clearing the roads already! Okay enough complaining...sorry for that little venting session!

On a brighter note my little sister got to stay home from school so I get to spend the day with her today at least! Isn't she adorable?

AND I just finished my last assignment for college, tomorrow is the big day WAHOO! Please send out your prayers that if my Grandma's  still come down for my graduation that they have safe travels!

Everyone else be safe today too if you are in this horrible weather!

God Bless,

Jamie Leigh

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Simply Amazing

Today is a good day. I just finished taking my final college exam ever! AMAZING!

I got an A on this exam....AMAZING!

AND my sweet fiance Sean is simply AMAZING! He just surprised me with MN TWINS TICKETS for the opening game as a graduation present! AWWW

Okay, so I absolutley LOVE baseball, and the MN Twins....LOVE is an understatement actually. There is nothing better than watching your favorite team play, not to mention outdoors now :), and snacking on baseball food...peanuts, candy, popcorn...YUM and listening to all the fans cheer! It is also just a super fun and special thing that Sean and I share a passion for! 

The new field is amazing...the sky line view is breath taking! 

Can't wait!  Happy Tuesday friends!

p.s Thank you for all the sweet posts yesterday! I am feeling a lot better today!

Jamie Leigh

Monday, March 21, 2011

A LOT to look forward too!

How was your weekend? I hope it was better than mine! I. AM. STILL. SICK! ugh! It started on Tuesday and since then I swear this sickness had made its way through every part of my body

body aches
chest pain
sore throat

Thats pretty much what my weekend/past week consisted of! I do have to say that I have the most amazing fiance in the world. He did not leave my side and waited on me hand and foot. I am such a lucky girl! Today I am starting to feel on the mend, but I am definitely still going to lay low because I have  A LOT to look forward too this week!

Thursday is my graduation! I cannot believe it, it still doesn't feel real! My grandma's are coming down from Duluth MN for it, and we will be going out to dinner to celebrate with the family after the ceremony! My mom also ordered my favorite cake, red velvet with cream cheese frosting! YAY! Another cool fact, I am graduating WITH my sister! SO FUN I can share this with her!

A couple other things I have to look forward too:

Ordering my wedding cake!
Picking out flowers for the wedding!
Food tasting! 

YAY! What a busy but exciting week! Now I am off to take a final, then only one more tomorrow! 

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest

106. Sick Time! I am still sick today :-( But I am so thankful for sick time! I can't afford to miss work, so having that comfort of knowing I am still getting paid today is amazing! Hopefully I can rest and finally be better for tomorrow!

107. Spring!! Spring is in the air here in MN! I hear by the end of the weekend most of the snow should be gone! It will be in the high 40's low 50's all weekend and I cannot wait to enjoy it!

108. My handsome Irishman! Sean Patrick Grady....need I say more? You can't get more Irish than that! He has been so sweet to me since I have been sick, AND he has been working so many hours for us! I love him so  much! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

109. 1 Week until graduation! WOW I can't even believe it! I only have a couple tests left to take and next Thursday I will be walking! My sister and I will be 2 out of only a small handful in black gowns instead of blue....this means we got a bachelor's degree and not just the associates. I think this is pretty cool we will stand out! 

110. The Ellen Show! There is one peak of being home sick, and that is I get to watch all the morning shows I usually miss! The Ellen Show is my favorite....she is SO funny!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Checking out

 I am sick :-( Today I am checking out. I am taking a day to rest, relax, and get better.

I am always SO busy with my 2 jobs and work, but not today. I need to take this time and not feel guilty about it. I plan on laying around ALL day in hopes I will be better tomorrow! Have a good day friends!

Jamie Leigh

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Essence of Faith

It feel like forever since I have blogged! It really has only been a couple days but it feels much longer! Heres a little weekend rewind!
Saturday Sean and I went shopping with my family at the Mall of America! It was so much fun spending time with all my loved ones! Sean got some new clothes for when the warm weather finally decides to join us, and my mom tried no some dresses for the wedding :) Saturday night we got to spend time with Sean's family that was in town from South Dakota! There's nothing better than a weekend full of family time!

Sunday we had brunch at Granite City which was delicious! Then we ran a couple errands, and finally retired into some comfy clothes to watch the series The Walking Dead! Very very good!
Now for today...
At church on Sunday the message really stuck with me. We had a visiting Paster join us and share her ideas about changes in the church. She strongly believed that people would get bored with church if there weren't changes made to the way the message of Jesus is shared. In Indianapolis she started a very unique worshiping community that meets in a dinner theater. It has taken off and is now grown to 3 worships each Sunday. Amazing huh?
Since our church is expanding to a new location they are welcoming the new ideas and vision to create a unique new ministry. This is very exicting to me! Things like contemorary music, discussions, and more interaction within the fellowship will be implemented. Everyone seems to think it will attract a younger generation..what do you think?
The message that really stuck with me is this: "The essence of faith is risk." you agree with that? I definitely do. Having the faith in Jesus doesn't mean you know the future events or outcomes...but you just rely on the fact that Jesus will take care of you and lead you down the path your meant for.
This reading fits perfectley with this post:
"But the Lord says, Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already-you can see it now!" ~Isaiah 43:18-19b
Jamie Leigh

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finally Friday!

Yay it's Friday! Well technically it is Thursday night, but for all you reading this in the morning it is Friday :)

I just want to mention how much FUN I had at dinner with my blogging friends! Can't wait to do it again ladies!

I won't be in blogging world today because I will be busy taking 100 kids to the Children's Museum for work!

Happy Happy Friday you! Enjoy :)

Jamie Leigh 

Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest

I am SO thankful and feel so blessed today! It is a good day :)

101. Blogging friends! I am so excited to meet up with some of my favorite blogging friends (Steph,Ria,Jessie, and Laura) for a delicious dinner at Olive Garden! Can't wait ladies!

102. Another house to look at! We have been waiting to hear on an offer we have on a short sale since November. We LOVE this house and it felt like home...however I like to check for other options as we wait just to see whats out there. One really caught my eye yesterday so my Realtor is doing a little research on it's situation and if all turns out good we may look at it this weekend!

103. Daylight Savings! Can you believe it is already this weekend??! Wow time flies! I can't wait for it to be light out until 9 though....Summer is coming :)

104. A restful weekend ahead! I am definitley looking foward to another weekend of just hanging out and doing whatever we want. It is nice to not have the whole weekend planned out, it feels like they last longer!

105. Spring Break! Tomorrow is the start of spring break! I still have school, and I don't get to go anywhere warm, but I am thankful to be picking up some extra hours at work!

Happy Thursday everyone, I hope you have a spectacular day!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Show and Tell!

So I recently found a new blog that I really enjoy, Brittany at Mrs. Yellow Ribbon. She hosts a fun linky party called Show and Tell Tuesday! This week she wanted to see her readers rings! So here is mine!

Did you look at rings together?

We occasionally looked at rings, and we talked about them a lot. 

Do you like your ring? Did you from the beginning?...and be honest!

I absolutely loved it! It was perfect for me, and exactly what I wanted. I couldn't stop looking at it when I first got it....I still find myself admiring its sparkle :)

How often do you wear your rings?

I wear it all day every day. I try to take it off when I shower, and I don't sleep with it on because the way I sleep it pokes my face.

Do you clean your rings?

Every time we go to the mall I try to stop off and get it cleaned! Got to keep it sparkling ;-)

What went through your mind the very first time you saw your ring?

That I was engaged to my best friend! And I of course though my ring was beautiful and couldn't wait to show it off!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Is this Normal?

So I got my contacts yesterday which I am VERY excited about.....glasses get old! However I don't feel as though I can see as clearly with the contacts as I did with my glasses. Is this normal?

Are my eyes just trying to adjust to something new?

Could it be because my prescription changed slightly?

Anyone with contacts please let me know what you think!!

Happy Tuesday!

Jamie Leigh

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hello Monday...

Monday is here again...not my favorite day of the week! Anyways I had a wonderful weekend as usual! How blessed I am!

Friday night Sean and I had a lazy  night! I got home from work to find a delicious taco lasagna dinner! I cannot say how amazing it is to have a man that likes to cook and is good at it! Afterwards we just watched a movie and relaxed :-)

Saturday we shopped until we dropped! My aunt and cousin came down from Duluth so my mom, sisters, aunt, cousin, me and Sean (poor boy) went on a shopping spree! I got some really cute new stuff for spring/summer that I can't wait to wear. Thanks mom your the best! 

Sean and my little sister Jodell kept each other company, so sweet! They stayed busy playing Angry Birds!

Saturday night we went out to Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate Sean's sisters birthday! Yum Yum!

Sunday our plans got turned upside down when Sean's boss called. Sean had to go down town to the Home and Garden show to work. I have to get use to him being on's just part of his field. So I went home and spent some time with my dad. We ran some errands and looked for deals on movies at Blockbuster since they are closing down! We got 4 movies, each only 4 bucks!! 

It was definitely a fun filled weekend! Can't wait till the next one ;-)

Happy Monday, 

Jamie Leigh

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Friday!

I am so SUPER excited for the the time Friday is here I am definitely ready for some fun, rest, and relaxation! 

Before I get into my weekend plans, do any of you remember scooter city from when you were in elementary school? We started that today at work, and it totally brought me back to the good old days! Share your memories with me if you remember it!

Okay anyways! This weekend I get to spend time with a lot of my loved ones which is always the best!

I get to spend time with this handsome man

And this cute dog Skidoo.....Skidoo is Sean's family dog and has definitely made us want a dog of our own. He is so loving, sweet, fun, and has a huge personality on him! Isn't he cute?

 My aunt and cousin are also coming down from Duluth to do some shopping!

Sounds like another perfect weekend to me! I can't wait to be lazy, sleep in, and have time to just BE!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Jamie Leigh