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.

An Unforgettable Night!

Oh, Ya'll!!!  Last night was quite a night.  My hands are still shaking a little bit this morning from all of the excitement last night!  And before you roll your eyes and tell me that basketball is just a game....let me tell you that there is so much more to our evening. 

The coach had been telling the girls all last week about this team.  Apparently, they like to press and run fast.  The girls worked hard to get ready for the game.  Finally, it was here!

Our Hannah got to jump for the jump ball opening and then we were off!  They fought hard on the court and our girls did too!  Hannah jumped, guarded, jumped some more, and even shot a few free throws:

And at the end of the half the score was...are you ready for this????.....10-8 us!  Ten to eight!  This was the lowest scoring game our girls have ever played and the toughest too!

After the buzzer rang it was time for round 2.  All of our hearts were beating fast.  The girls played so hard.  Here you can see Hannah shooting for two points against a mighty tall defender...and she made it!  The coach called a timeout with 49 seconds left in the entire ball game.  The score was 19 (us) to 18 (them)....and he was looking at my baby girl in the huddle!

I'm quite sure that I held my breath during this entire play but somehow managed to take pictures!  The girls lined up to throw the ball in....Hannah watched....waited...and made her move.  Her friend Amber threw her the ball, Hannah jumped high in the air.....caught the ball....shot it....and the ball went in the hoop!!!!!!!!!  The score:  21(us) to 18 (them) and there was only 22 seconds left on the clock. 22 LONG seconds!
The other team got the ball...and shot and made their first 3 pointer of the game.  Tie game at 21-21.  And the buzzer rang~signaling the end of the game and on to overtime.

The teams all huddled with their coaches before the first overtime began. The score at the end of the first OT was 26-26.  Oiy!  The crowd was electric, the girls were running on adrenaline, and preparing for the 2nd overtime of the night! 

I didn't take one picture of the second overtime....I guess I was a bit on edge and couldn't be bothered with my camera, but our girls won the game in DOUBE OVERTIME.  The score?  Oh, it was 28-26.  What a game!!!!

But there is much more to our evening..... I'm in my pink fluffy bathrobe this morning posting this recap and I don't want to be late for school.  I'll try to post the rest of the story tomorrow!  Ya'll have a blessed day!!!!


The Real Me! said...

Have mercy, I was on the edge of my seat just reading this. I can only imagine if I had been there. LOL!

Great shots my friend.
Have a fabulous day. We're hoping to move today. It seems we are always waiting on other people.*sigh*

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh man...I have the chills!! Seriously I do.

And I'm with you my friend..it's NOT just a game. Here's my theory....and we've had this talk with our son Andrew...and it goes like this:

"God's gifted you...and given you the talent of basketball..so each time you HIT the floor...it's your time to shine...and WORSHIP him."

For some, they have the gift of music and they provide great worship through singing and instruments.

Andrew...he's not musical..but God's given him the gift of playing hoops...showing character, and grace on the court...and this...pleases the heart of my Father...

Keep the hoop pictures coming!!