Welcome

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.

Where Did it Go?

Where did Christmas go? It seems that I blinked and it was over. Didn't I just put up the tree? Mr. Incredible asked me to please leave it up until New Years. Ummm....I love him dearly....so I'll try! I'm the kind of girl who likes to put it all back up in the attic the day after Christmas.

In our part of Texas it is suppose to be 70 degrees. The girls and I are going to take down the outside Christmas lights and maybe even get a tan...in December!

I hope that ya'll had a wonderful Christmas. Our family tried to treasure every moment together. Here are a few glimpses of our Christmas celebrations:

My brother, Uncle Tim, came to town. We were soooooo glad to see him! The girls couldn't wait to get my brother, who records his own music, to try Guitar Hero World Tour. He lived up to their expectations. He is amazing!


This Christmas was the year of the cameras. Mr. Incredible surprised me with my very own big girl camera! Now I can get shots of my girls on the court with my super duper telephoto lenses. I just hope that I can figure this out! I'm having fun trying. I only took 160 pictures in 2 days.
(Don't worry, I only posted a few of them!)
Here is Hannah receiving her first digital camera! She was so excited!


And...look at this surprised face...her second digital camera! Rachel received 2 also.
The girls are so loved. We plan to take one back and exchange it for a special something.


My Dad was given a cowboy hat. I think my Mom likes it!
Cue the George Strait music.

Uncle Tony came to visit. He stayed with us and we LOVED having him. I finally have someone to drink coffee with in the mornings. He doesn't like to have his picture taken but how can he say no when his great nieces are nearby?!

Here are a few shots of the girls learning to use their new cameras while I tried to learn how to use mine:


Here is Uncle Tim with the girls:

This is my youngest nephew:
(I'm starting to get the hang of using my new camera!)

and my oldest nephew hamming it up for Aunt Kiki.

Cousin love:

Santa dropped by for a visit:

This is Christmas morning. The girls had no idea what was in these packages:

Can you tell that they were surprised?

Christmas surprises are so much fun!


The Christmas tree is now asking me to please put it back in the attic but I am going to try to wait..for Mr. Incredible's sake. I think the girls and I are off to see Despereaux. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Joyfully,

Kristi

9 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

Oh what a fun time. I love the expression on your girls faces lol. Surprises are fun!!!
Hugs my friend and hang in there with the tree. Just because I have mine down already doesn't mean you have to lol.
Hugs.
Kim

Tracy said...

Looks like some wonderful memories were made! Isn't it great, even though the girls aren't little anymore, it's still a blast to surprise them?

I'm with your dear hubby...keep the tree up just a little longer! (Easy for me to say...I like to keep mine up until just after New Year's Day...) ; )

Happy 2009!

Michele Williams said...

Looks like you all had such a wonderful Christmas and special memories for a life time! Beautiful family! I love your blogs look! So pretty!

Melanie said...

Looks like a GREAT Christmas for all, Kristi!

And, I'm with you... I'm just itching to take down that Christmas tree! :)

bp said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas! The girls really looked surprised.

Erica said...

How fun. It looks like you had a fantastic time. I love giving and receiving surprises, too!
I really appreciate your encouragement this morning. You always have just the right words to say! Thank you for mentoring me through the internet!

Debra said...

Kristi,

The pictures are great! The ones with the girls so surprised is just too awesome...you definitely captured their glee!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas.

It was so warm here we were out on the boat today! I wish you and Kimmy were here...I'm off to post pics soon!

Blessings to you and a very Happy New Year!

ilovemy5kids said...

Okay, what kind of camera did ya' get? I'm so excited for you. :)

ilovemy5kids said...

I LOVE your new background! Did you do it? Very impressive!