Friday, December 30, 2011

Goodbye 2011!!

Wow, I can't believe 2011 is about over. This year was THE biggest one of my life to date and I couldn't be more thankful for the memories it has blessed me with. To say goodbye to 2011 I'd like to link up with Brooke @ Silver Lining to recap some of the biggest events that made this year SO great!

~ Graduation!! Both Sean and I graduated this year!! He got his AAS degree in HVAC, and I got my Bachelors degree is Business Administration!! This was such a huge accomplishment for us! It was definitely hard to go to school full time and work, so graduation was such a life changing event for us!!

~ We landed awesome jobs!! The same exact week in May 2011 Sean and I both started new full time jobs!! He is working at Caterpillar as an assembly mechanic which he loves! What guy wouldn't love building heavy machinery? I started a job at Medtronic which I also love! It is so interactive, and I get to meet people from all over the world!! What a blessing!!

~ In June we adopted our little angel Remi!! This was totally God's timing. We both didn't think it was a good idea to adopt a pup until we moved out, which was about a month out at the time. Sean had called a rescue to see if they were going to have pups around the time we were ready, he had that whole week off so we though it was the perfect time to get a doggy and have it adjust! The owner of the rescue told us they would have pups, but he began telling us about this sweet heart they had named Dixie. He said she was 4 1/2 months old and at this age they begin to get overlooked because everyone wants puppies. We had to tell him no, we were living with Sean's parents and couldn't get the dog. Sean's mom had overheard this conversation and said get we could adopt her! We couldn't believe it, but we still thought it wasn't the best idea to adopt her and move her twice in a month. We kept thinking about her, and finally decided that this opportunity wouldn't have presented itself to us if it wasn't meant to be. That night we met Dixie and fell in love with her! We renamed her Remi, and the rest is history...she has been a blessing from God to us, and has  added so much joy and fun to our lives!! 

~ In July we moved out!! This was both our first time living outside of our parents house and together! It was so exciting, and our family was incredibly supportive and helpful! We love our home, and have already made so many memories here!

~ September 17th was the biggest, most amazing day of my life! Being married to Sean is more incredible than I could have ever expected!! I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

Not only has this year held so many big milestones for us, but it has blessed us with so many memories that we will have forever!! I am sad to see 2011 go, but I am VERY excited to see what 2012 has in store for us!! I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Years! Bless you all!!

Don't forget to go link up with Brooke and recap 2011!!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Celebrations Recap!

Hey friends!! It feels like it has been a while! I want to start by saying I hope you all had a blessed Christmas weekend! I know I sure did! I also have very much enjoyed this time off Sean and I have had!! Now I want to recap my Christmas celebrations with lots of pictures! 

This was the best Christmas yet...why? It was my first Christmas as Sean's wife which was amazing!! 

Friday night we went to Duluth and relaxed. My favorite part of this evening was our night walk with Remi and my little sister. We looked at Christmas lights and decorations as we walked my grandma's little neighborhood in Duluth! 

Saturday we headed up to Two harbors to spend the weekend with my Dad's family. We had such a blast! We ate a lot of delicious food, played some games, and giggled over my grandma's gag gift to all the cousins!

 Saturday evening we went to my aunt's house for the evening in Superior WI. I love spending time with family. I have the most fun, entertaining, loving family! I cherish every second with them. 

Christmas day we headed back home to spend the day with Sean's side of the family. We enjoyed some delicious homemade bruchetta and lasagna..YUM! Then I helped our sweet nieces paint some rings that they got from Santa

Cell phone pic..BOOO
Monday was my favorite day! We hosted Christmas at our home for my immediate family! There were LOTS of presents waiting to be opened. It was the best to see all my family members faces as they opened their gifts!

Even Remi had gifts to open....she was great at it!!

We ended our evening with Home Alone which had us all laughing, what a classic! 

Yesterday it was my sweet Mama's birthday! All us sister's and her spent the day shopping and went out to lunch! It was a wonderful day!! LOVE YOU MAMA!!!

Today Sean and I have finally had some time to relax! It has been wonderful! There is nothing better than waking up, making coffee, cuddling in with the pup and relaxing!

 We still have 5 days off after today and I want to soak it all up!! 

I hope you all are having a great week so far!! Talk to you soon :)

Jamie Leigh

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Well we have almost made it!! In two more hours I will be off work for 10 days, and heading up north to see my family! I definitely have my share of celebrating planned out in the next couple days.

Friday- We are heading up to Duluth MN, and spend the evening with my mom, little sister, and Grandma..and of course Sean and Remi. I think a movie, and ice cream from the best little ice cream shop is in store!

Saturday- We will be waking up bright and early to head up north a little further to Two Harbors MN to spend the first part of the day with my dad's side of the family. There is always AMAZING food courtesy of my grandma, lots of laughs, and fun game time! Saturday evening we are going to my aunts house in Superior WI for a fun night with all the cousins!

Sunday- We are heading home to spend the day at Sean's parents with all my in laws! We were asked to bring an appetizer and decided on bruchetta! Can't wait to make it and of course eat it :)

Monday- We are hosting Christmas at our house for our immediate family! I absolutely love spending time with them and cherish every moment! I can't wait for everyone to open their tree is overflowing with them!

During my week off I won't be posting everyday...but I will try to sneak in a couple posts atleast! I am going to soak up every second of my break with family, friends, relaxing, shopping, and hopefully a few fun things that Sean and I don't normally have the time to do....dinner and a movie maybe!?

I want to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I pray everyone's celebrations are blessed, that you all make amazing memories that will last a lifetime! I also pray that the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated above all! God Bless you all!!!!

Jamie Leigh

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thankful for YOU!


Today I wanted to express how thankful I am for blogging, and especially for YOU all my blogging friends! I have met so many amazing ladies in the past year and I am grateful for each and every one of you!!

Last night I got home from work at about 8...hadn't been home since 5:30 that I was very tired, and not in the best mood. When I walk in I see a package sitting on the counter for me! It was from my sweet blogging friend Samantha. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, get over there and do it! She is so inpirational, and always has an uplifting message to share! Anyways, I had joined forces with Samantha this year to adopt a family in need. She has been nothing but grateful and appreciative of the help, and to thank me she sent me this!

Isn't it beautiful! It totally made my night better, and it will forever remind me that I am God's hands and feet. I want to be used to do good in this world, and I can make a difference in other's lives! Thank you so much Samantha, that was so sweet of you and I absolutely love it!

Today I was also awarded the Versatile Blogger award from my sweet friend over at Everything Girly & Beyond! So fun! Here are the rules of the award:

1-Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
2-Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
3-Share 7 random things about yourself.
4-Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5-Add the Versatile Blog Award picture on your blog post.
The 15 bloggers I choose are:

Whew! So many great ladies to choose from! Now for 7 random things about myself:

1. I am OCD when it comes to my straightner or curling iron..I have to check if it's off multiple times before leaving the house.

2. I am lactose intolerant..ick!

3. I am animal obsessed, and cry every time I see an ASPCA commercial!

4. I can't sleep unless the sheets are tucked in on the bottom...the blankets have to be nice and organized!

5. The minute I get home I get out of my work clothes and put on my sweats and slippers!

6. I can fall asleep at anytime, and pretty much anywhere...I LOVE my sleep!

7. I have the taste buds of a child. I love candy, fruit snacks, mac and cheese...and any other typical children's food!

Last but not least, for today's 25 days of Christmas, a few pictures from last Christmas...and what I am still dreaming of for this Christmas...LOTS of snow!

Have a wonderful day! Only 3 days!!

Jamie Leigh

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lots to LOVE this Wednesday!


Today I am linking up for What I am Loving Wednesday! There is a LOT on my list this morning, so let's not waste any time!

Today I am LOVING....

~That I finished my Christmas shopping last night!! WAHOO! Everything is wrapped and under the tree totally taunting us :)

~Christmas is 4 days away....ONLY 4 :)

~Drinking coffee on cold night walks with Sean and Remi...I am obsessed with amaretto coffee creamer!

~Hearing all the  "Merry Christmas's" and "Happy Holidays" from people coming in and out at work. It puts a smile on my face.

~ Cooking dinner with my hubby...such a special time for us!

~ My little family..I LOVE Sean and Remi so much! They fill my heart with joy and love!

~Maurices! I have already been spending my Christmas gift money before I even have it! This morning I was looking at the Maurices website and I love everything...they have such cute stuff! Here are a few of my favorites for today's 25 days of Christmas:



I cannot wait to go shopping!

~ I had my review at work today which went great, and I got a raise!

~ I have a half day Friday so I can head up north a day earlier! More family time!!

I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!! Tell me what you are loving today!

Jamie Leigh