Cloud Watching and Weekly Reads

Tomorrow I will be announcing


Be sure to check back then!

If you're bored you can re-read my guest posts from this week!

1. Our Blogger of the Week's guest post right HERE
2. My guest post at Dear Darling
3. My guest post at The Style Projects

Or you can view these pictures...

We've been packing and packing and packing... But then we took a break to play on the tramp and look at the clouds.

I love this picture. It took him a minute to figure out how to shield you eyes and look at the sky at the same time. haha!

I hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend! I will be away from a computer (so scheduled posts only... But no worries, they're awesome of course and IMPORTANT!) besides my phone until I get home in about a week and a half. The giveaways start Tuesday so make sure you're spreading the word!! :D


Blogger of the Week: Life of a Passeri

Hey guys!! Today we have our new Blogger of the Week Spotlight from Heather and her blog Life of a Passeri. :D She is SO cute and has an awesome blog! I love her outlook on life, style, and... her hair! WISH I could pull something like that off! So here she is... Take it away Heather!

Hi Gentri Lee readers! Its so nice to meet you all! I was so amazingly flattered when Gentri asked me to be the blogger of the week on her amazing blog! She is so fun and genuine! I think she and I would be great friends in the not-cyber world, which means we would be great friends too no?

So, let me introduce me-self. I'm Heather, a recent college grad with a love of music, hula hooping, and living room dance parties.

The hubs is Justin. He puts up with all of my crazyiness, is a wiz with a frying pan, and quick with a smile which basically makes him the best person in the known universe.

Our little puppies are Nips and Roxy. They both came from abusive situations, so are a bit on the crazy side, which means they fit right into our little clan, and we love them so so much!

Life of a passeri originally started as a way for me to show off the smokin deals I found on pretty things, and pass a long a bit of my eBay wisdom (I'm basically an eBay ninja in case you didn't know), and has since become a place for me to share all of my little projects and bits of happiness!

So come on over and I'll bake you some brownies...or at least be very very happy for your visit! :)

 Heather from Life of a Passeri

Isn't she awesome??  So now it's your job to head on over to Life of a Passeri and give Heather some Love!!


Special Day

First, I'd like to remind you that if you would like your button on my Link Love page PLEASE leave a comment or send me an email letting me know! I can't read minds!

Second- If you haven't checked out this weeks Blog of the Week yet- DO IT NOW! She's seriously AMAZING and just posted an awesome earring tutorial (she's always posting gorgeous stuff like that!). Just click on her button on my left sidebar or click HERE. So GO! NOW!


Yesterday was a very special day for this girl.

It was her baptism.

We believe in our church that when someone reaches the age of 8, they're old enough to know right from wrong and be accountable for their actions. So that's why people are baptized at 8 years old in the LDS church.
(notice my nephew... haha!)

Of course I had to get in on the picture taking action. :) Love this girl!

To learn more about the LDS church- CLICK HERE. :)

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! Happy Sunday!


Break Time!

Sorry, no shortening this post with a collage. Photobucket isn't working with me right now. You love picture vomits though right??


Sometimes people need a break from packing to put lampshades on their heads...

Sometimes they need to take those packing boxes and put them to better use...

She got serious air

And sometimes breaks are needed to make funny faces by smashing your head into the tramp...

And sometimes you must put packing on hold all together for hikes and ice cream...

I seriously was so proud of us for making it up this mountain. It was the "crawl on your hands and knees to the top and slide down on your bottom" kind of hike. :)

Hope you guys are having a FANTASTIC weekend!

And thank you all for the love yesterday! My neck is on it's way to being fully healed!

And if you want your button on my Link Love page- be sure to let me know!!


Byers Lake Pt. 2

After spending a few days at the cabin we cleaned up and headed home. My parents had scheduled themselves on a flight over Denali and were going to leave us at the fork between Talkeetna and Anchorage. When we got there we decided that we all wanted to go see Talkeetna. It wasn't very far off the highway. I'm so glad we did!

I could seriously live there. It is the cutest little town filled with shops and home made goods. This is the restaurant we ate dinner at.

The second picture is their park where all summer long they have concerts at 5 pm. I'm not sure what this band was called, but they were a great blue grass band! We enjoyed listening to them while the train rolled quietly to a stop in the background, dogs played, and we sucked on ginger chews.

My sister and I decided we wanted to take the airplane tour too (even though I get sick on planes, I decided it should be worth it). So my BIL took the kiddos home and my parents, sister, and I headed to Talkeetna Air Taxi. Here are some views from the air.

I couldn't find any of the glacier pictures... I think my sister was too distracted to take pictures. I took videos though and will one day post them. But LOOK at that picture of the peak of Denali above the clouds!

We were supposed to have a glacier landing but for whatever safety reason, we didn't. It's ok, because I was SO done by the time we landed. I wasn't meant to fly. haha!

Here we are with the airplane- Me, my dad, mom, and sister. All in our glacier boots (which were unnecessary) and yes, I was very bundled up (that was necessary).

It was such a fun week! I'm so glad we headed north to enjoy a part of Alaska I had never been to!


Byers Lake Pt. 1

I'm finally going to tell you all about my camping trip last week! It was so much fun! I wish I could go back. I could seriously stay there forever! (as long as we had weather like we did. We were super lucky!)

We camped at Byers Lake which is about an hour and a half south of Denali National Park. But just before you get to Byers Lake there is a lookout point to view the magnificent Denali AKA Mt. McKinley. I seriously wish you could all see this in person. Pictures just don't do this mountain justice. Basically- it's HUGE! Largest mountain in North America it stands way over 20,000 ft. You can't grasp how large that is until you see it in person. But here's a taste. :)

After taking in the mountain and taking some pictures we headed to our cabin at the lake. This cabin is so whimsical with the grass growing on the roof and the big knotty wood. So cute!

We had a lovely view of the lake right from our cabin. It was so beautiful! We saw a beaver close enough to touch, a flying squirrel, heard and saw the beautiful loons, and much more.

We rented a canoe so we could take in the surrounding area even more.

We roasted marshmallows (DUH!) and some of us even took a dip in the lake... whoops.

My niece even tried so hard to save a beautiful butterfly who had a broken wing. She didn't make it. Her name was Maxilla and we gave her a lovely funeral and sent her out to a watery grave.

We also spent a lot of time in Denali National Park... But I guess I didn't take ANY pictures that day... Not sure why. Just trust that we did and it was super fun. :)

Pt. 2 coming tomorrow!


Blogger of the Week: Odds and Ends

Hey guys!
FIRST! If you missed YESTERDAY'S post- you better check it out! I'm NOT kidding! I made the Oh So Important announcement about what's happening while I'm in Canada!

This weeks Blogger of the Week is the Lovely Pia from Odds and Ends. I have followed her blog for a while now and I love it! So much!! She's so awesome and lives in Germany (somewhere that I've ALWAYS wanted to go!). Enjoy her guest post!

Hello friends of Gentri Lee's awesome blog! I am so honored to be this week's Blogger of the Week, I made a little happy dance when I found out!
I am here today to tell you a little about myself. So, this is my face:

 My name is Pia and I live in Germany's coolest city: Cologne. I am 24 and I study German and English, though I hope to be done with school soon.

I am a huge book lover and I have seen all seasons of FRIENDS at least 10 times. And I still laugh out loud at all the jokes! I just love it that much.
When my brother gave me his fancy DSLR 2 years ago, I decided to really put this baby to use and to work on my photography skills. It's so much fun, but I still have so much to learn! I'm practicing almost daily though.

My blog is called Odds and Ends because I like to blog about the little things that make me happy. Like having ice in my orange juice, or my favorite maxi skirt. I think that everybody should pay more attention to the little things in life, so that's what I write about mostly.
Some of my posts might seem pretty random, but that doesn't mean that I don't put all my heart into them. Because I really do.
I love blogging because it has brought so many wonderful people into my life, and it reminds me on a daily basis not to take myself to seriously.

And I will leave you with that lovely picture of myself and I hope you have a wonderful day!

She is seriously so great! Everyone over to her BLOG lickity split! :D


This Should Be Considered A Holiday!

Hmmmmm... I think you guys have been pretty good. So I guess I'll tell you what's going to be happening from July 30th- August 7th (ish). I will be helping my sister and her family move from Alaska to St. Louis (they'll be stopping in Utah to visit family and that's where my road tripping will stop). So for that week that it'll take for us to drive I won't be able to blog. BUT don't you worry! Because I came up with the best thing ever! It's like Christmas in July/ August! Not even kidding!

You see, everyday I'm gone a GIVEAWAY post will come up! Not a normal giveaway- so you'll need to be ready! These giveaways will include prizes that I've collected from up here in Alaska! Not boring old tourist t-shirts. I mean AWESOME POSSUM Alaskan gifts that you're sure to go NUTS over!

BUT to win these giveaways you'll have to be able to answer some Alaskan trivia correctly! Only those who get it right will be entered into the drawing for that days prize. I'll be gone for about a week- so that's about 7 different opportunities to WIN WIN WIN! :D So study hard and spread the word (or don't if you want better chances to win win win! haha!).

Are you excited?! I seriously am. :)

And I leave you with these two pictures:

I'm in love with all of the Totem Poles up here!

My nephew in his jammies (which was just a giant t-shirt last night. nothing could be cuter) and his new Pop Gun! He says "Reach For Sky!"


I'm Back!

I don't have a ton of time at the moment, but I wanted to share a few photos from the past few days that I took on my phone. I haven't even gotten around to looking at the pictures from the camera but hopefully I will soon. :) So here's a small taste from my week!

Denali means- The Great One. It's the tallest mountain in North America.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! I can't wait to show you pictures from this past week! It was so fun! Happy Weekend!

P.S. The first week of August I will be driving through Canada and won't be able to post. BUT I've got something fantastic for you up my sleeve for that week! Want to know what it is??? :D Tell me how badly you want to know and MAYBE I'll tell you.


Girdwood Pt. 3

These pictures in no way do this place justice.

If you missed parts 1 & 2 of our Girdwood trip just scroll down to the two previous posts (not sure how to add a link before a post is published...). Again, sorry for the lack of stories. It's because of a lack of time.

After our hike we went to Portage Glacier! This one was so fun because I could walk right up and touch it! I even was able to hear and see part of the glacier fall off. (no it's not global warming, this is a natural process)

We also spent some time at the Portage Glacier Visitor Center. Of course I had to get a picture with the fox... if only it were a real live fox... one day. (if you're new to my blog- foxes and lions are my favorite animals haha!)

I will be home tonight full of more adventurous tales and hopefully more time to share it in. :)
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