Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Scrapbooking Memories

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

We are tackling Scrapbooking around here.

Every summer, I set out to scrap our year in photos. My goal is to have everything caught up and put in albums before another school year begins. I have had this on the back burner, so to speak, all summer. I took an online psychology class, taught Rachel how to drive (be still my heart), worked in my vegetable garden, tried to go through my house and clean every nook and cranny (is that really a word?) in preparation for school, learned how to blog (and oh, how I am loving this outlet and all of you that bless me by your visits and sweet comments), and just enjoyed time with my family.

Well, school begins in less than a week. Today was rainy and foggy and the perfect day to set aside just to scrap book with my favorite scrappers in the whole world, my daughters.

We turned dish network to the Contemporary Christian song channel, sang, scrapped, laughed, and just had fun being creative together. We finished 38 pages and we are just down to scrapbooking last summer's Disney Vacation. We saved the largest group of pictures for then.

It's been a fun day! I just have to add, we never would have completed 38 pages without the help of my Cricut machine. My in-laws blessed me with this machine for Christmas and I just LOVE it! It sure makes cutting shapes, borders, letters, and page elements so much easier. We keep finding new ways to use it. What a wonderful gift it is!!!

Here are a few examples of our work today.

(It's hard to take pictures of pictures, but I hope you get the idea)

These are the pages spread out on my living room floor.

(We always spread them out so that we can enjoy our accomplishments-we like the wow factor when Daddy comes home from work.)

This is Hannah's favorite page that she put together:

This is Rachel's favorite page that she put together:

Here are a few of our other favorites:

(We surprised the girls w/ tickets to the Hannah Montana concert at Christmas. We couldn't just wrap this gift, oh no, we sent them on a fun scavenger hunt. We involved Reggie's sister, our nephews, and our parents. It was so much fun! I thought I would nearly burst! It is soooooo hard for me to keep a secret. So, we had to give this gift to them early. I just couldn't wait! I'll never forget the screams of delight. Fun memories!

That's all for now. I better get some sleep.

We tackle the Disney pictures in the morning!




Homesteader in Training said...

I'd say that's quite a tackle my friend. I love scrapbooking but don't have the time right now to dedicate to it. Next time you are in Florida let me know. We only live 1 1/2 hrs from Disney.
Have a most excellent day my friend. We are going to sit tight today!

Erica said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of fun. We are alos only 1 1/2 hours from Disney so we will all have to mee there next time you are here.
I love the scavengar hunt!!

The Apron Queen said...

I'm jealous that you saw Hannah Montana! Love your scrapbook. I could never keep up with it, so I started blogging. :)

Confessions of an Apron Queen

Brenda said...

38 pages???!!! You are a scrappin' machine! The pages look beautiful and you got to spend a lovely day with your girls - now that is a wonderful tackle!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Not only is that LOOOOT of work, but all the pages look SO great! you are really talented with that!!

Susie said...

Wow! You guys are so creative. I wish I could scrapbook that well. Good for you guys!!

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog today. 45 tomatoes!!! Again, my thumb isn't the only thing that is green.

~michelle pendergrass said...

WOW that's a LOT of pages!!! I am horrible, horrible, horrible when it comes to my scrapbooks. It takes me like 3 hours to do a 2 page layout. I need to work on that!

Muthering Heights said...

That looks like fun...and it appears that you got a lot done!

Anonymous said...

What a fun tackle! I gave up scrapbooking when I started blogging, but it would be great to do with your kids. You got a lot done!

Maddy said...

Big project indeed. Hoping to go to a scrapbooking event at the end of August - just need to find a baby sitter first.

Veggiemomof2 said...

What a great tackle! I'm going to add this to my list of TOBE tackled. I'm off to browse your site more..fellow christian mom!

Beth Ann said...

WOW Kristi!!
38 pages is incredible! Sounds like such a wonderful day for you three!
I haven't had time to scrapbook since the kids were 1, and now they are 7!
Maybe I ought to do that for TIT's!!!
Great job!

Kelley said...

Outstanding tackle! It is very motivating for me.... well, maybe it shamed me a little to get my behind in gear and finish my pages!
Great job!

Audra Krell said...

38 pages? You are 38 years ahead of me in scrapbooking. This so cool, such a worthwhile investment of precious memories captured forever! I love you bright and happy you all look, thanks for sharing pics of your pages, they look great.

April said...

I really need to pick up scrapbooking it looks like fun!

Colored Heart said...

Scrapbooking is great. I am just not too patient with it. Hope I'll get the drive.:) I missed visiting this one too. My TIT post is at REALITIES [http://mycoloredheart.blogspot.com] my other blog. Do visit if you have time. :)