Gentri Lee: December 2012

12.31.2012

Goals

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1. Snowshoe to my cabin- I was supposed to do this last year but it never happened. I am determined.
2. Visit my sister in Georgia- She's having a baby in May, I need to be there!
3. Take a train with my younger sister to California to see the Redwoods- I've always wanted to take a train, like the one on White Christmas, and I've always wanted to see the Redwoods!
4. Run 1 mile per weekday- I am terrible at consistency. 1 mile I can do, right?! Lets hope so.
5. Read rather than watch TV- I watch way too much television, but I love to read.
6. Reserve sweets for the weekend- I also eat way too many sweets.
7. Gain 10 clients- Things are terribly slow for me, I need to build a clientele. I would be happy with just 10!
8. Improve my blogging- There's so much room for improvement.
9. Think of others first- Something I've struggled with.
10. Visit Europe- I know it's a long shot, but I REALLY want to.

While not all of these are realistic, if I could just accomplish one of the, I would be much better off.

What are some of your 2013 goals?

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12.30.2012

Christmas Memories

Some lovely ladies for you today! Be sure to click on their names to visit their sites.
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 My favourite Christmas memory is of a whole lot of Christmas experiences rolled into one: time spent with family, summer barbeques, the smell of sunscreen, fresh berries, sea air, and the smell of pine. A Southern hemisphere Christmas!
 My favorite Christmas memory is waking up at 12:00AM and looking for all the gifts Santa and my dad hid around our home!
 Last Christmas our sisters and a bunch of our friends came into town and stopped by our house for a laid back Christmas get-together that turned into a crazy dance party in our tiny living room that lasted until 3 am. I love knowing that when it comes to good friends and family, time apart seems to change nothing!
 The greatest and most precious memory of all for me was the gift of life as my husband and I had our daughter with us for her first Christmas last year!
Favorite Christmas Memory? Waking up every Christmas morning to a stocking stuffed with goodies at the end of my bed, thrilled to know Santa had arrived and came into my room to place it there. ;)
My favorite Christmas memories are tied: yearly caroling with my parents & siblings or the year I was 6 and Santa brought me the Little Miss Makeup Doll the day AFTER Christmas and I knew he loved me and read all my letters.
 It hardly felt like Christmas that year in Seoul, South Korea, when I mistakenly walked (and then explored) the basement of the bus terminal which was full of American Christmas cheer - carolers and flashing lights included.
-Jet
My favorite Christmas memory, hands down, was when my husband proposed in 2005 - so perfect!

12.28.2012

Those Magic Moments

This was a HARD year. I don't know if I've ever cried so much, in my life. But among all of that, there were magic moments. Moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Here's a look back on those moments. (in no particular order)

One of my last nights in Southern Utah, my two Southern Utah BFF's and I got together to make Galaxy Shirts. I love these girls and loved this night.
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I haven't posted about this one yet, but the other day Kelsey (photo above) and I went on a snow hiking adventure. It was a great day and the post will be coming soon.
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I am so lucky that Sarah moved to Southern Utah. This was our first adventure together, such a great day.
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I love Hiking and so did my roommate, Katie. We went on a bunch of hiking adventures, together. I loved every minute of every hike.
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Sarah and I were able to witness the Annular Eclipse, that is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and best of all, we lived in the PRIME viewing location! Never have I been so lucky.
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Each day I spent playing with my friend Allison's goats was a blast!
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This year I was able to meet SO many bloggers! I love each memory and each blogger.
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For my birthday, we attended Aladdin at Tuachan Amphitheater  It was such a fun day, one of my fondest memories.
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Another one of my fondest memories was the weekend I spent in Cedar City with my younger sister.
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School definitely had it's positives and negatives, but overall, I am so glad I went. I made great friends and was able to find my career.
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Hiking Angels Landing in Zions National Park was amazing! One of my all time favorite hikes. Honestly, that entire day was magic.
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My entire trip to Oregon goes on this list. When things are quiet, or I'd rather be somewhere else, my mind often wanders back there.
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I love sister dates, and being able to attend the Utah Opera with my sister was definitely one of the year's hi lights.
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I loved the entire week that I spent reunited with my family this Summer. It had been a year since I'd seen my sister and her family; and myself, my younger sister, and my parents all lived in different places for the majority of the year. Being able to be with them and be at our cabin was magic.
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Being on TV was amazing! I knew I'd love it, and it will be opening a bunch of doors! I haven't told you yet, but you'll see.
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When I look back over this year and think of my favorite moments, the ones that warm my heart and bring tears to my eyes, this is one of them. The moment I hugged my nieces and nephew after being apart for a year. They are my best friends.
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I'd love to read about your favorite moments of the year! Let me know if you post about them!

12.27.2012

Black Ice

My friend Kaitie wanted to do a little makeup session the other day. She wanted some really dark eyes to accent her ice blonde hair. She is a beautiful model and we had so much fun with this session. I loved playing up her style with the makeup and my bomber hat. There are a lot of photos, so I'll meet you at the bottom.
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I hope you liked them! If you are in Utah and are in need of a Makeup Artist, let me know! Hopefully my portfolio blog will be up and running soon, I also hope to get some more tutorials up!