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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.

Run, Baby, Run!

Remember this picture from September? This is my baby girl running Cross-Country.


Tonight...she is running track and I get to watch her and be her biggest cheerleader....and I am so excited! She has already run in 2 track meets and I had to miss them because they were at the same time as Rachel's prom dress fittings and sadly I can't be two places at one time so I have been anxiously waiting getting to watch my girl run.

That last sentence makes me giggle, a little. One because it is a huge run-on sentence, which is funny since I'm talking about running (sorry-I was an English major) and two because we are not a family of runners.

I may have told you this before, but I played basketball and volleyball at Martin High School in Arlington, TX. In order to make the teams, I had to run an 8 minute mile. My parents helped me that summer and thankfully, I made the teams. Running has never been my favorite; I can walk fast but not run fast.

And since I played those sports I had to do something in track {sigh}. So, in high school I attempted to throw the shot put and discus...without messing up my hair or the bow in my hair. Ha! I was really there just to meet all of the cute track stars; my heart was not in throwing a heavy metal ball or a round, Frisbee-like thing.

Apparently, Mr. Incredible didn't like running either and he too threw the shot put and discus in his high school days (we didn't know each other then). When Rachel was able to play basketball, she also had to do something in track and she carried on the family tradition of throwing the discus and shot put...and occasionally they would make her run the 100 or 200 but she didn't really like running either.

And along comes Hannah! Tonight she will be throwing the discus, running the 800 m dash, 800 m relay, and the mile relay! Wow! She wants to add hurdles to the mix, but it has been too windy this week for her to practice and the coaches have put that off until the week after spring break. Whew!

Last week her 800 m relay team placed 2nd! My dad is so excited....He is the true track star in the family...and Hannah is quickly following in his footsteps. In fact, Hannah wants to run hurdles, just like Grandpa! Isn't that precious?! We just don't want her to hurt herself!

In practice this week, she caught her leg on one of the hurdles and got a gash on her leg. I picked her up from practice and she was bleeding. Yikes! I helped her clean it up and put a bandage on it, and then I asked her if it hurt. She replied that it hurt a little but now she knows what it feels like and she won't let fear stand in her way. I love this child of mine...and her outlook. With the Lord's help, she conquers anything that she sets her mind to....and that is a great lesson for all of us.

Did you see the cartoon Baby Blues this week? I'm loving this one:

Yes, that will be me tonight! Go, Hannah, go!!!!!

5 comments:

The Real Me! said...

How cool! She looks like a pro in that picture!
Loved the cartoon at the end.
Tell Hannah good luck tonight!
Hugs
Kim

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Yeah Hannah!!! Yeah Mom!!

Go Hannah...go!

Lea said...

Go Hannah go!!
SHE HAS THE HEART.... look at that expression! I just know she's gonna be leapin over those hurdles like a gazelle.

And Kristi... I love your runon sentence and I don't care if in you is the english teecher coz I love ya fer who you are k my LeiB? ;)
SMOOCHY HOLYKISSES
HAHA
GOTCHYA

Kirstin said...

HI! I was going through some past blog posts of mine and saw a comment and realized I hadn't been by in a LOOONNNGG time to visit your blog. After reading about your daughter's surgery I wish I had so I could have been praying for her as well. But I will begin praying now for continued health. I'm so glad things went well.

I can't stand running....I wish I liked it (it would probably help me lose weight)...I cheer my girls on the soccer field. In fact this weekend we start our state cup tournament. So I'll be cheering too.

I'll be back more often. We were without internet for almost a year and it kept me from really doing much blog browsing.

Be blessed!!

Kirstin said...

HI! I was going through some past blog posts of mine and saw a comment and realized I hadn't been by in a LOOONNNGG time to visit your blog. After reading about your daughter's surgery I wish I had so I could have been praying for her as well. But I will begin praying now for continued health. I'm so glad things went well.

I can't stand running....I wish I liked it (it would probably help me lose weight)...I cheer my girls on the soccer field. In fact this weekend we start our state cup tournament. So I'll be cheering too.

I'll be back more often. We were without internet for almost a year and it kept me from really doing much blog browsing.

Be blessed!!