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.

Ta- Da!

Happy Tuesday to you! I have been trying to tackle the Christmas cards. We had family pictures taken in September. Sarah Green is our photographer and she did such an amazing job that it took me 2 months to narrow down my order.

The hardest part was picking out the Christmas card. I finally decided! Here it is .......

(For safety sake, I warped out our last name. The real cards will not have Sarah's name, but I am glad that they are on this one. She is a WONDERFUL photographer that we highly recommend!)

Yesterday was my birthday! Mr. Incredible's birthday is Thursday. He gets to rub in the fact that I am an older (Although we don't use that word OLD in our house anymore, right dear?) woman for 3 day!

We agreed that our gifts to each other would be our family portrait to be hung above our Austin Stone fireplace and the Christmas cards.
Here is the cake that he surprised me with:
I am way past 21. I think this was his way of saying, "I'm sorry!" :-)
My sweet girls surprised me with a James Avery Mortar board charm for my charm bracelet. We are all getting very excited about my May graduation! Thank you, Jesus!

We enjoyed a fun lunch together after church with my parents and they blessed me with a beautiful turquoise and red watch, necklace and earrings. They are beautiful!

My sweet nephews and sister-in-love and Uncle G surprised me with scrapbook paper (I was completely out after this summer's catch up month) and a Starbucks card. I'm stopping by for a treat today on my way to class.
Mr. Incredible's parents blessed me with money to buy a new cell phone. Mine has been on the fritz ever since the swim it took a few weeks ago.
I received these beautiful bookmarks in the mail yesterday. The came all the way from Singapore:
They were a surprise from my blogging friend Nancie. They arrived on my birthday. I felt so special. Aren't they beautiful?!

Okay, a few have asked about my new look. Remember, I live in Texas where the bigger the hair the better.

Okay, well here goes....

Taadaa! Not bad for an old woman, I guess! I'm still a work in progress!

What are you tackling today?


PS Snapfish is having a free ship special today. I just uploaded 50 pictures so that I can have fun with my new scrapbook paper when the pictures arrive. The code is: SHIPALLFREE You have to hurry. The offer is for today only!

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


Melanie said...

Happy Birthday, Kristi! Love the Christmas card and your new "do".

Have a great day!

Amydeanne said...

Happy Birthday hon!! I hope it is fantastic!
I LOVE your family picture! You guys look amazing and i love the window/glass thing behind ya! It really adds detail to your picture!

Your hair looks so pretty like that!

Hugs my friend!

BP said...

Thanks for sharing about your birthday! It sounds like a lovely day. I had hoped you would share your new do with us, I like it. I really like your Christmas card.

BP said...

Thanks for sharing about your birthday! It sounds like a lovely day. I had hoped you would share your new do with us, I like it. I really like your Christmas card.

Homesteader in Training said...

Ugh! I had every intention of coming over yesterday and wishing you a Happy Birthday and it just didn't happen. So Happy Belated Birthday by one day. You look GREAT! I love the new look. Your family picture is awesome.
Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Love the new look. It DOES NOT make you look older at all. Tell your husband to go get his eyes checked.

Also, love the Christmas cards!

Frugal Finds said...

I really love the Christmas card!!!
Happy Birthday!!!

Erica said...

You are beautiful. I'm glad that my "big" hair will fit in again in just 4 days!
I am so glad you had a great "21st" birthday. I love the Christmas cards. What a gorgeous family.
Take care!

Erica said...

I know you are super busy, but if you have a free moment (ha!) I would love a topper for Christmas. You did such a great job on the fall one, that you were the first person I thought of. Of course, I will change the rest to go along with whatever you make. I am going to ask for an editing program for Christmas!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Happy birthday you young chickadee!
Your birthday cake looks delicious!
Happy you got some new scrapbook paper, and your tags from nancie are AWESOME! SHE IS A SWEETIE!
Your family photo is really wonderful!
I'm so thankful God created a Kristi!

Cheryl said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

I love the picture, card and your new "do."

All beautiful!


Alexis said...

Since I can't find a WFW post, I'll just settle with sayin' Happy Birthday!! I'm loving the birthday cake.
But your christmas photo - WOW! Amazing work, and a great family photo!!
Enjoy being 21 again.

Denise said...

I hope you enjoyed your birthday beautiful one, bless you.

Tracy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Your new haircut is adorable! I love that your hubby made your birthday cake...and you're right...looks like an "I'm sorry for saying you looked old cake" = )

Love the Christmas card you chose. Such a beautiful family.


Michele Williams said...

Happy Birthday...again... Love the new hair do! Your family is so beautiful! How do you do it all?

Giving Thanks said...

Good Morning!

Just a reminder from Heather (@ Swallowing A Moose) of the Giving Thanks @ Thanksgiving Bloggers Event starting today, Monday!! In case you haven’t heard, many of us are dedicating a post on our own blogs of our or our families testimonies as a way of ‘Giving Thanks’ to the Lord for His work in our lives. If you missed the 1st invite just head over to the site and the instructions for how to participate are below the top post. Hope to see your testimony there! The dedicated site is found at www.themouthbehindthemoose.blogspot.com and is ready for those of you who are participating to link up.

Heather Twitchell
Host of Giving Thanks @ Thanksgiving