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.

Hannah's First Dance

Happy Friday to you!
Here are a few pictures from last Friday night's middle school dance.

This was my baby's first dance, ever. Pardon me while I cry. She's my baby and she shouldn't be old enough to go to a dance where there are people there that are, well...you know, ....BOYS!

Hannah and I had fun watching Rachel's basketball game last Thursday night and then we headed to Maurices and Kohls for a special first dance outfit.
We had lots of giggles and laughs and several, "That's too old!" comments from mom. She may look like she is much older, being nearly 5'10", but she is only 11 and occasionally I have to gently remind her of that fact.

We finally settled on this outfit. She borrowed her sister's favorite snowflake earrings and let me help her with her hair. I tried to show her how to two step. Mr. Incredible is the expert in this area but he wasn't home yet. We laughed until our sides hurt. I kept saying, "Pretend, I'm the boy; let me lead!" I shouldn't be surprised by this at all. She was born to be a leader. Her daddy came home and the two of them danced too. Fun memories. I was so captivated by the moment that I forgot to take pictures.

But here are a few pictures of Hannah on her first dance night. I know that I am her mom, but wow! She and her sister are growing up way too fast for my taste.

She spent the night with her best friend after the dance but she called me to give me all of the details. Six boys asked her to dance. She was on cloud nine! She and Shelby giggled and laughed and told me all about the dance. I felt like I was there too.

Shelby's daddy and Hannah's daddy are both on the school board. They have decided that they need to cancel all remaining middle school dances. It's just too much for these daddy's to handle. I promised to hold Mr. Incredible's hand through it all. Growing pains are not just for children. Momma and Daddy have growing pains too but they are mixed with incredible joy!

Thank you God for the amazing privilege of being momma to Rachel and Hannah. My heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for the blessing of our daughters!


Homesteader in Training said...

Aww!*sniff* They grow up so fast! Her hair is simply beautiful. Make sure you tell her I said that. Of course she is too lol.
Hang in there Mom there are more adventure to come. Like DRIVING!!!!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Oh Kristi,
I feel all warm and fuzzy for yall!
Your LOVE just spilled out in this post for your FAM! YOU are overflowing my friend!
Hannah looked just beautiful;
I loved the picture of her in the mirror. Her SMILE lights up a room!
Hugs from the potting shed

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful!

Melanie said...

Kristi, Hannah is such a beautiful girl. I can just tell from her sweet smile that she is just the best! I know you are so proud of her.

Blessings to you all for a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

She is beautiful! I know how you feel. It is hard seeing our babies grow up. Great pics!

Shannon said...

Awww! How fun and what great memories! :)

Joyfull said...

She is beautiful! Yes they grow up way too fast! Glad she got to go to the dance, she truly was beautiful.

Denise K. said...

Oh, your daughter is just beautiful and I hope she had a wonderful time at the dance!!!!! Thanks for sharing her special evening! :-)

bp said...

Thanks for sharing this fun first with us. Your daughter looked great!

Erica said...

I don't know what it was, but I am almost in tears! The music, the thinking ahead 10 years, the dancing with daddy, Hannah's beautiful smile! What a fun memory.

Katrina said...

Such great pictures... she looks so pretty and her hair is gorgeous! I don't have daughters but I can just imagine how is must feel to see her looking so grown up. This was really beautifully written and your blog is amazing! One of the prettiest I've ever seen. : )

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ah, sweet memories. I still remember my first dance and how excited I was.
Her hair looks like spun gold.

Natalie said...

She has gorgeous hair!!! Thanks for your photo this week!

ilovemy5kids said...

Thanks for the prayers - you are such an encourager (which I need).


Tracy said...

It IS crazy how fast it all happens. (Sigh!) Love the photos of your beautiful Hannah! So glad she had such a wonderful time.

Amydeanne said...

lol i think Mr. C will be chaperoning with a shot gun when our girls are old enough lol too funny.
She sure is gorgeous!