Friday, April 29, 2011

The Sun is Shining

I am so happy the sun is shining just seems to make everything that is difficult in life feel a little bit easier.

I know I haven't been blogging consistently this week. I have been resting, healing, and most of all dealing with a very big decision that needs to be made. 

Sean was offered an amazing job opportunity, Great I know. However if he accepts this job, we will not be able to get the house we have been waiting 7 months for due to the bank needing 6 months worth of paychecks. 

House or Job? Growing up is not fun....

Please send us your prayers as we prepare to make a very big life changing decision this weekend.

Jamie Leigh

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back in the swing of things...sort of

Hey friends! Wow it has been a while since I have written, I have missed reading all your blogs as well. I have a LOT of catching up to do! HOW HAVE YOU BEEN?!

My surgery to get my wisdom teeth out was last Thursday. Before my surgery Sean showed up with a gift to make me feel better! Isn't it beautiful! He said he picked it out because the two circles in the middle represented a man and womens bond...2 wedding rings intertwined! How did I get so lucky!?

Cell phone pic, sorry for the glare and blurr!
The operation went okay. They were all impacted, and the top two were in my nasal cavity so there were some complications. A 15 minute operations turned into almost an hour...I have been laying low ever since. Resting, barely eating, and icing my face a lot! The swelling is finally going down, however my jaw/teeth are still extremely sore :( Tomorrow I go back to work, so hopefully one more day of resting will prepare me for that!

I wish I had some more interesting stuff to update you on and share...however there is some really good news on the horizon hopefully...fingers crossed! More to come when I get final answers!

Well I am off to watch movies all day with  my little sis! This rainy gloomy day is perfect for that! I think we will start with this one, got to love a good chick flick!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A little break

Hey friends, I just wanted to post real quickly to let you all know I will be MIA for a little while now. My surgery is tomorrow morning, so I will be back some time next week...Hopefully Tuesday! Thanks for all your sweet comments and support! 

Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend! 

Jamie Leigh

Monday, April 18, 2011

Incredible Weekend recap/ BIG week ahead

Hi friends, I hope you all had a relaxing, fun, wonderful weekend! I sure did! Let's start with a recap, then I have some news to share! So a little warning, this will be a long post!

Saturday my ladies came over in the morning for some caribou coffee, donuts, and to chit chat before we headed out to pick brides maids dresses! I LOVE you guys!

When we got to the bridal shop, the girls all went and picked out a couple styles and started to play dress up :-)

They tried on these...

And these....

But the one they all agreed on and LOVED is this dress!!

And this one for Jodell, my junior bridesmaid. She will be getting it hemmed shorter to match the other dresses!

The dress is so classy, elegant, comfortable, PERFECT! It is exactly what I was picturing my girls in! They also found some GREAT shoes and a flower for their hair!

They got the shoes in black, and the dress color is the apple red in the first picture as well as the flower!

I already had my wedding dress, I had bought it about a year ago because it was getting discontinued and I absolutely loved it....I decided I wanted to try on a couple of the new styles just for the experience and to make sure I still loved my dress! I tried on a couple very pretty dresses, but when I came out in mine everyone gasped....I knew it was STILL the one! So I said YES to the DRESS for the second time and couldn't be happier!

Afterwards we headed to Noodles for some delicious pasta and to chat more about the wedding! I honestly have the best bridesmaids ever! We all have been friends for a long long time, we are like sisters!

So now to the news of the week...This is a week of some big things including an interview and some surgery...both of which I am very VERY nervous for!

I'll post more on the interview once I have some news, it is tomorrow! Send me some luck, this would be a great opportunity!

Thursday I have to get my wisdom teeth out....all four of them......all four of them which are impacted! AWW I am a wimp, and not good with pain, needles, blood, etc. Today I had my consultation for the surgery, and it was very scary....I had to go over all the things that could possible happen which included my jaw breaking because they are impacted, permanent numbness/tingling in my bottom lip because the bottom ones are close to a vital nerve, and sinus issues because the top ones are up in the sinus area. UGH! I know they do this all the time, but hearing these things made me very uneasy...and because they are impacted it isn't just getting teeth pulled, it's surgery...

If I am MIA in blogging world this week, this is why!

Have a great week! 

Jamie Leigh

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fab Friday-SO Happy!

Today is a happy happy day! It is Friday, it is payday, and the wonderful weekend I have been waiting for has FINALLY arrived! Some of my favorite ladies are coming home to join me in a very important wedding task. 

My friend Molly who was my neighbor and one of my best friends growing up! 

My friend Nicole who also grew up with me, we have known each other since before preschool!

My friend Ashley who I met in middle school and have been buddies with ever since!

And of course my three beautiful sisters Jaclyn, Jessica, and Jodell, as well as Sean's sister Brenna!

They will all be joining me to pick out the bridesmaids dresses, and to watch me try on wedding dresses as well!! I am SO excited to spend time with these special ladies and to check this very important task off of my to do list! I will be taking lots of pictures to share!

The rest of my weekend will be spent relaxing with my one and only, I love him SO very much :)

I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend as well!

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thankful on a Thursday

McGlothin Family Nest

I wanted to start by letting you all know I survived the oh so awful dentist! No cavities, however my wisdom teeth are coming in and need to be taken out! AWW I am a little nervous for this! Anyways, I am SO thankful that it is Thursday and tomorrow is the start of a weekend I have been very much anticipating! More on that tomorrow! Here is what I am thankful for today!

126. Spring Cleaning! I took some time this week to clean out my room. I was able to throw a lot, donate a lot, and I found A LOT of funny old memories! Some things are hard to part with but at the same time I don't want to just collect clutter...hmmm

127. Fruit! I have been LOVING fruit lately! So tasty!

128. The Snooze has been my best friend this week! 

129. Marriage Class! I have SO SO enjoyed sharing this with Sean! I can't wait until our next one :) Love you babe!

130. This song! I normally don't care too much for Pink, but this song has great meaning! Nobody's life is perfect, people make mistakes, and every one faces struggles. This song just gives you the strength to not let life's complications get you down.

"Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel like you're less than, less than perfect,
pretty pretty please if you ever ever feel like your nothing you are perfect to me."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One of those days

Today is one of those days that I have been may be wondering why?


The dentist hands down is the worst appointment to go to in my opinion....I have disliked it VERY much ever since I was little. Thankfully I have never had a cavity, but the scraping, the flossing, the cleaning, and when they try to have a conversation with you when they are digging in your mouth is the WORST! 

On a happier note, Sean and I had our second marriage class last night. It went GREAT! It was so much fun to go over some of the results from our test, and it was exciting to see that we are extremely compatible and meant to be...Not like we didn't already know that, but it is fun to see! Our Pastor is so nice and easy to talk too, I am looking forward to the next session! Before then we have a couple assignments, one which I think will be very interesting! We need to sit down with a couple that has been married less than 5 years, and one married more than 25 and ask them some questions...should be great! 

I hope you all have a great day! We're halfway to the weekend!

Jamie Leigh

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wonderful Weekend come and gone

I feel so blessed today, this weekend was wonderful and everything I could have hoped is a happy day!

Friday night I went out with some of my favorite ladies! We ate some delicious mexican food, shared LOTS of laughs and chit chatted the night away!

Saturday we went to the Twins game that I had been anticipating for a long time now! They didn't win...and the game wasn't very exciting, but I LOVED being back at the stadium and watching some baseball! Afterwards we met up with some friends and had a blast!

Sunday we went to re look at our house as well as a couple others to compare it too.  I am SOOO happy we did this. The feeling came back as we walked in, it is our house, it feels like home. We love it even more now, and know it is the right decision to continue to wait patiently even though it has gotten frustrating! None of the other houses came even close to comparing...Praying we will hear this week! 

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Jamie Leigh

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fab Friday!

The weekend is finally here! And what a beautiful day it is!! I have quite a few things to look forward too this weekend! 

I get to see some of my favorite ladies today!

Tomorrow I will be here. Isn't this stadium amazing?!?!?!

Sunday I will be revisiting this house we HOPE and PRAY to make our home:

What are you doing over this FABULOUS weekend?!

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thankful on a Thursday!

McGlothin Family Nest

I am so HAPPY the weekend is finally in sight! The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and there is a lot of fun to look forward to this weekend!

120. Spring! It is finally here! The weather has been so sunny and nice! It is funny how your mood can change instantly with the beautiful weather!

121. Twins Game! Sean, my sister, her boyfriend Jory, and me are going to the Twins game Saturday night! It is the opening series at home, so we are SOOO excited! We are praying it doesn't rain like the forecast is predicting! I am looking forward to trying some of the new foods they have at the stadium this year!

122. Bridesmaids hair! My coworker/friend is doing the girls hair for the wedding! I am so thankful that she is willing to come out to the house that morning and do their hair at a very affordable price! YAY! She came over yesterday to do a trial run on my sister. What do you think?

123. Girls night! Friday I am getting together with a couple of my favorite girls! Nicole, who is one of my bridesmaids, and Brittany who I get to also work with! We will be getting some mexican food and margaritas! YUM!

124. Support and advice! I have received an amazing amount of support and advice from my family, friends, and all of my wonderful readers this week! Thank you!

125. Jello Cake! Have you ever had it? My dad makes it every time we have a birthday! It is delicious...basically you bake a white cake, then poke holes in it and pour in jello mix...the cake is so moist, flavorful and just delicious! I have been definitely enjoying it this past week!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! What are you thankful for today?

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Comforting Advice

I have a bible app on my phone that gives me a different verse each day. I love reading it every morning, it is the perfect way to start the day. Today the verse really spoke to me. 

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

If you read my blog yesterday you know that I have been feeling impatient, anxious, and all those fun feelings towards some big things in my life that we have been waiting for to happen. After reading this verse this morning I felt at ease....Yesterday I received some really great advice from a couple sweet friends of mine: to rest in God, he has a plan for me, and God is faithful, even if I can't see the whole picture He knows what He is doing. This verse reminded me again of this advice. 

God has an answer, I just need to wait for it. He will give me the strength to not grow weary. His plan for Sean and I will happen when it is meant to. I can trust in Him, He will never fail me. 

Jamie Leigh 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


It is one of those of those days that my mind has been racing through all the stuff that we are waiting for to happen.  

Yet....hopeful still

Now that I am graduated there are some things that I am ready for...I am anxious about finding a job....nervous I won't......I have been applying and applying every. single. day. 

I am also getting extremely impatient and irritated that we STILL haven't heard anything about the house we have an offer on. We put in the offer back in November, and put a close date of April 29th thinking that would be plenty of time, it would be after graduation, and praying I would have a full time job by sounded perfect. Well now it is April 5th and we still have no news. The house has been off the market since we put in the offer because we requested that, so I'm not worried were going to loose it....but I would like to know WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG! We are SO ready to move...we both miss the house and want to start making it our home. Short sales should definitely NOT be called a SHORT sale...there is nothing short about them. 

Something that is making me even more anxious to hear something is the fact that if we don't have a signed purchase agreement by mid April our monthly payment will go up 30 bucks due to some change in the way the loan is calculated...I know 30 bucks isn't a deal breaker or anything, but it will definitely add up. 

I am trying to stay hopeful and optimistic...I keep telling myself I WILL find a job sooner than later, and at least my current job is full time in the summer...I also keep reminding myself the longer we wait to move the more time we have to save....I'm getting to the point though where these little bits of hope aren't doing it for me!

Sorry for being a bit of a downer today..I am a ball of emotions and the unknowns and waiting game is getting to me! Any advice?

Jamie Leigh

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another GREAT weekend comes to an end...

Why do weekends have to fly by SO quickly...the work week DRAGS and DRAGS and DRAGS but once the weekend is finally here it is gone before you know it! Even though it was too short, we definitely made the best out of our time, and I can say another GREAT weekend has come to an end.

Friday Sean and I were so pumped to watch the first MN Twins game of the season! We made some popcorn and cuddled in for the game! It didn't go as we hoped, and the Twins lost...but it was SO great to see them playing again! 

Saturday my mom, sister, and I went to pick out some flowers for the wedding! I want an assortment of fall colored flowers...something along these lines but with more red than orange.

YAY I am so excited to be crossing things off my list, it is coming so quickly! 

Saturday evening we celebrated my sister Jaclyn's 18th birthday at Olive Garden! YUM YUM! The salad and bread sticks are to die for! 

Sunday we went to church, watched some more baseball (the Twins won!!!!) then headed to our first marriage class! We filled out a "test" and are now awaiting the results which we will discuss during our next class! I am SUPER excited to learn more about Sean and our relationship. Even though we have been together for 8 1/2 years, there is always something new to learn! It keeps things exciting! 

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to my SISTER! AND Fab Friday!

I wanted to start by wishing my sister Jaclyn a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Today she turns 18!!!! YAY!

This weekend is busy, but with fun and exciting things! Tonight Sean and I will be watching the MN Twins season opener! I cannot wait I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

Saturday morning we have an appointment to look at flowers for the wedding! The family is also getting together to celebrate Jaclyn's birthday at Olive Garden...YUM! I love having family time like this! 

Sunday Sean and I have our very first marriage class! I am excited, but I have to admit a little nervous just because I don't know what to expect....the unknowns make me a little uneasy! Any advice?

We are also hoping to find some time to help Sean's brother move into his new home fully...they still have some furniture to move! 

YAY for the weekend, it is finally here again! I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing, couple days!

Jamie Leigh