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.

Ice, Ice, Baby!

On our grand adventure at the Gaylord Texan we were blessed to see their famous ICE exhibit.  This years' theme was Peanuts and we knew we did not want to miss it.  We missed getting tickets to the Tuesday evening show so we just had fun taking pictures outside.

But we were blessed to get tickets to the 9:30am show Wednesday morning.  Woo hoo!  I believe there are over 2 million pounds of carved ice in this exhibit.
This is what you see when you first walk in. We were so excited!
Because it is soooooo cold inside the Ice exhibit, they give you thermal coats to wear:

Here are just a few of the many beautiful ice carvings.  The girls thought these wreaths were so fun:

Poor Charlie Brown, no mail today:

Inside the "Auditorium" are the coolest ice slides ever!  I decided to join the rest of the kids and it was so fun.  I had the girls hold my camera for me...and apparently they know how to wield a camera because they took about 12 shots of me going down the ice slide.  I've only posted 2 here:

I let the girls slide too....it's not just for moms.  Ha!  The thermal coats are the perfect thing to slide on.  You can really pick up speed going down the slides:
This was what we thought was the last scene all made out of ice:
But as we turned the corner we saw the most beautiful Nativity scene all made out of ice.  The carvings were gorgeous.  The Gaylord Texan had a recording of a man telling the blessed story which made all three of us tear up a bit.  Christmas is after all, all about Jesus!  Thank you, Gaylord Texan for adding this to your Ice exhibit.  We LOVED it!

Have you ever stayed at the Gaylord Texan?  We found an amazing deal on line and jumped at the opportunity. Memories to last on our last girl trip of 2010.


The Real Me! said...

That is incredible. It's amazing what they can do with ice. So colorful and perfect.
And the nativity scene is the icing on the cake.
How fun my friend!!! It's making me want to go even more now. LOL! THANKS! HA!

Patti said...

How beautiful! The nativity is the "icing" on the cake! Happy New Year!

bp said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time together! I loved reading about your special time with your Grandmother. These ice sculptures are amazing. My Mom went to it this year. The Gaylord is a neat place! Happy New Year!

Kirstin said...

That is CRAZY!!!!!!! wow!