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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.

Happy Monday

Happy Monday to you!
Wow! The alarm clock went off at the crack of dawn this morning....and I wasn't ready.
We were serenaded all night long by two cats who apparently are deeply in love and who were enjoying themselves in the moonlight....oiy! Get a room!
I need a nap and it's only 9:30.
We had a fantastic weekend. How about you?

Friday night Rachel and I were blessed to attend our church's Ladies Spring Celebration.
This was the 14th year and we have been at each one.
My mom does a wonderful job planning the event and we all look forward to spending just a few hours with many of our mentors in the faith.
It's girl time and we love it!

Many ladies volunteer to decorate tables for the event. I love to see what everyone comes up with. There were beautifully elegant tables decorated to the hilt, some fun "bling" filled tables. One hostess bought cute, pink rings to use as napkin rings and as favors for her girls. To her surprise and her delight, the rings lit up. They were all going to wear them yesterday to church. If my dad became a bit long winded, they were going to flash their bling rings. They are so fun...and no they didn't have to flash their rings.

Another table had Easter egg trees and chocolate bunny candy holders that looked like real chocolate with festive Easter place mats. I could go on and on. All of the tables were beautiful and unique. I believe that we had 143 ladies. We enjoyed delicious catered food, fantastic fellowship, and wonderful worship together.

Rachel and I had the privilege of picking up forms at each table for a special door prize. So, we got to visit with almost every lady there. We were overjoyed to hear so many that were glad to see Rachel. I can't tell you how many precious women hugged her neck and told her that they have been praying for her and would continue to pray. We were about in tears until we came to another table where the Lord blessed us with a special surprise.

A wonderful lady from Colorado told us that we didn't know her but that she has been reading my blog and praying "hard" for Rachel every day. She said, "You have no idea how many people you may never meet are praying for your daughter." And then I became a puddle of tears.
God is so good!

Sweet Hannah didn't have the time to go with us to the Ladies Spring Celebration because it was the night of the junior high dance and her dance card was already full...before the dance even started.

I had to laugh, a sweet boy that she has known since Kindergarten asked Hannah to go to the dance...and her best friend S...and another friend named M. Three dates in one night?
By the way going to the dance means you meet at the dance and maybe say hello and dance a few dances together, but that is it. She is only 12!


They had a great time. We had fun stories to share from our night and Hannah had fun stories to tell from her night. We stayed up late sharing and were blessed to sleep in on Saturday.

Yesterday was special for Mr. Incredible and I. We were blessed to sing together right before the Lord's Supper. We sang a song by Avalon called, "You Were There." We LOVE this song!
The words are so powerful...and I always enjoy singing with my sweetheart.

Whew! I typed more than I thought I would. I better get back to studying before my next class of students arrives. I am getting ready to take my Teacher Certification ExCet tests. Please, pray for me Saturday morning if you think about it. I have to be there at the early hour of 7:30 and the test is suppose to take 5 hours.
I wonder if I can pick up an IV from Starbucks on the way! Ha!
I better run. Blessings to you on this new day!


Joyfully,
Kristi

9 comments:

CntryMomma said...

Have a beautiful week!!

(Hope you can grab a lil' nap!)

LORI

Angela said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend...yes, mine was a blessed weekend,,many God blessings....I thought of you A LOT on Saturday when my daughter Shaneah was dealing with migraine headaches. ((hugs))

Debra said...

Kristi,

I just loved reading this post! What a wonderful time it sounds like you and your family had this weekend. God is so good! And yes, Rachel has many people praying...so many in Josh's youth group too!

And Hannah .. oh my....how fun those dances are! And so glad you got to sing with your sweetheart...is there really anything better? I submit there is not!! lol

I will write your name down in my journal for Saturday, sweet sis to be praying for you. Big (hugs) to you! Love ya!

Tracy said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! (minus the amorous cats keepin' everyone up all night, that is! - LOL) Hope you got your much needed Starbucks caffeine fix!

Have a wonderful week! = )

Erica said...

How fun to sing with your hubby. I LOVE Avalon.
By the way, the other night Brian and I went to see Avalon and there was a mom and daughter right in front of us that looked like you and Rachel. I got really excited thinking that I might get to meet you, until she turned around. Funny. I love those events where everything gets decorated so beautifully. Sounds delightful!

Brenda said...

What a fun weekend you had (aside from the lovey-dovey cats, ofcourse!)
I always love reading that Rachel is doing well!

Sheryl said...

Kristi, I am so happy your family had a such a special weekend. Mine did, too! As our kids get older, it's that much more important. I wish I could hear you and Mr. Incredible sing!

Sheryl

The Real Me! said...

What an exciting weekend. Let me know about that IV thing! LOL.
Big hugs my friend.
Kim

bp said...

It's always fun to read your updates! Your weekend sounds fabulous. I loved how you described the tables/decorations.