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.

Ten on Tuesday

1. Happy Ten on Tuesday! Yes! I remembered this week. Ha!

2. Only in Texas can you have 72 degree weather on Sunday and freezing cold, blowing snow, and blowing dirt the very next day. I think it is all of 37 degrees outside as I am typing this and I am wondering if our back fence is going to remain standing against this 65 mph wind. Our trash dumpster outside already bit the dust. Oiy!

3. I still can't believe our youngest daughter just went to prom this weekend. She looked so gorgeous! (See yesterday's pic).

4. Only two more weeks until Spring Break!!!! I'm a teacher, can you tell? Ha!



5. I am married to an incredible man who loves me well. Not only did I work my tail off for this year's prom and stood on my feet decorating and running prom most of Saturday and all of Saturday night from 6 until nearly 2 in the morning, my man did too! He even took Hannah to her hair appointment while I put the finishing touches on prom. Yes, I am dearly loved! He has no idea I am posting this picture...he was testing my light for me. I think he is so handsome in his pink shirt that matched my outfit perfectly.  We go together like peas and carrots (name that movie!). 

6. The EASIEST punch in the world is white grape juice and sprite! Mix 3 liters with one jug of white grape juice, stir, and add in ice to keep it cold. Yum!

7. Have you seen this video? Oh my goodness, it makes me laugh!





8. And I'm sorry, but this one makes me laugh...but probably because it is not my child doing this:



9. We have a new mattress! It's one of those fancy Serta Optimum beds that keeps you cool at night. My man sleeps kind of hot while I like to be bundled up like an Eskimo. The first night I nearly froze to death but my man was happy and I was all sexy in my flannel pjs, socks, and the covers up to my nose. The mattress is awfully hard when you first slide into bed but then cradles you a bit. The second night, my man found me jumping on the bed trying to break that thing in. And I slept much better that night. I still feel like I am getting a chiropractic adjustment when I crawl into bed but I think we both are sleeping better.

10. Have you eaten at the Moose Deli before?  They will make a chopped salad for you and it is incredible!!!  Well, incredible as far as salads go.  Yum....I may have to go there for dinner tonight.  Whew! I made it to ten things.  Happy Tuesday!

 

Prom Fit for a Princess

This weekend was Prom and our little Princess was invited. Oh, she looked gorgeous...inside and out! I had the blessing of planning and organizing and running it again this year, and this girl is a bit exhausted. I'll try to post more details and images later this week. But, I couldn't wait to share this one of our little Princess!

Doing a Little Designing


These two boys and their sweet parents came by last night to view images from their session.  Big brother had fun lighting the candles in my kitchen with Mr. Incredible.  He liked to blow out the candle and see the, "moke."  So fun!  This image is one of my favorites from their session...but I have several favorites!
I cannot wait to see this beautiful canvas hanging on the mantle of their new home! Delight!!!

Easter Mini Sessions

are just around the corner!  I can't wait for the cuddly little bunnies to arrive and to see the sweet faces of all of the children I will be so blessed to photograph.  Please, email me today if you would like one of my remaining sessions.  Hippity, hoppity Easter's on its way!


The "T" Family {A Sneak Peek}

What an incredible session! I told this gorgeous Bride-to-Be that I could show them absolutely every image from the session. I really do love each image but I was trying so hard to narrow the choices to around 30....so hard!!!

I did manage to pick a few favorites from our session to share as a Sneak Peek! What a gorgeous couple they are and add their darling little princess in the mix and oh my goodness gracious~they look like they should be a family on the cover of a magazine!!!




This is my new truck! We call him Studly, the Studebaker.  My man gifted me Studly for my birthday....does he speak my love language or what?!  These two have their own love language too!





Photo of the Morning



This gorgeous, so-in-love, couple bathed in glorious light = delight!  And totally makes my Monday morning bright!!

Happy Valentine's Day

(Created by my Rachel)

You are dearly loved!  Happy Valentine's Day.   

Evan {A Newborn Sneak Peek}

This past weekend I had a special date with this precious family. Mr. G was now a Big Brother! It was so fun to cuddle and snuggle with this fresh-from-Heaven baby boy and to have a little fun with his big brother. I don't know how their beautiful mommy did it! They all arrived perfectly matching and ready for their session...and she didn't look a bit tired. Incredible!!! Okay, enough with the talking, and get on with the posting. Swoon Alert!

Wounded?



I saw this on Pinterest last week and thought it was an excellent reminder!  Just maybe, you needed this reminder too.


Ten on Tuesday

 1.  Hannah is playing and her Varsity Basketball team are in the first round of playoffs tonight!!! I am soooooooooo excited that I can hardly stand it. Go Lady Buffs!!!!  Go #50!!!!!!!!!!!!

2.  Sorry I missed Ten on Tuesday last week....crazy busy!!!

3.  LOVED this post!!!! Whether you are a photographer or not, this is a great post for everyone!  It is a great reminder to never give up even when things get tough! 

4.  And speaking of great posts.  This one really hit home!!!  If you are on the fence about having portraits taken of you with your family because you think you need to lose a few pounds first (Yes, I am talking to myself too) this is a must read!!!  I proudly am the one behind the camera. One of my favorite things is taking pictures of people that I love the most in this world!  And the few times I am on the other side of the camera, I rip myself apart when I see the images.  Heaven forbid that something should happen to me, I want my girls to have pictures of me with them...because when they see me in that picture, they will be looking at it through eyes of love. 
5.  I feel the need to say, #3 wasn't a ploy to get you to hire me to take your family photos.  Really, it wasn't! Although, you know I would be so honored!

6.  My baby girl turned 16 Sunday!  SIXTEEN!!!  Where has the time gone????!!


7.  Couscous is now a favorite at our house.  We like it better than rice these days and it only takes 5 minutes to prepare!!!



8.  Have I told you how much I adore Tervis???  I think I have a new addiction.  Seriously! They are the best at keeping drinks hot and cold.  And since my man and I are drinking a LOT more water these days, we can drink in style.  That sounds so wrong. Ha!

9.  Speaking of addictions, I like Scentsy too. Do you? I gifted several for Christmas this year.  I didn't realize how many I had purchased and given as gifts until someone was unwrapping a gift and one of my daughters said, "Another Scentsy?!"  Do you have a favorite scent? I really liked the  Caramel Pear Crisp this fall, and I played mixologist this winter with Sugar Cookie and Cinnamon Clove but I have no idea what to try for Spring.  Any suggestions?

10.  I like Justin Bieber's accoustic CD....but don't tell anyone. Ok?!


"S" Family {A Sneak Peek}

What an amazing family this is...and such a special session! We were celebrating this little cutie's 2nd birthday:


Oh, those sweet eyes!  He LOVED my Hannah and would hardly take his eyes off of her.  I was thrilled when he looked my way for this next image. Be still my heart!


And we were celebrating this gorgeous mommy who will have another precious bundle of baby blue joy soon.  I know where the little guy gets his gorgeous eyes!


He looked my way only because Hannah banana was right beside me....love this sweet capture:


I am so excited for the days to come for this precious family of three...soon to be four!

The Easter Mini Sessions

  are just around the corner!  I cannot wait to see your children's faces when they see these adorable bunnies!!! It is going to be so much fun.  I have a limited number of sessions still available.


Happy Sweet Sixteen Sweetheart!

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Sweetheart!
I could cry just typing those words. My heart is so full of precious memories of wonderful you. It seems like yesterday that I held you in my arms for the very first time...and now here we are already 16 years later. Oh my goodness time needs to stand still!

I thank the Lord for the wonderful gift of you!

I remember dreaming about you and anxiously awaiting your arrival. The nursery was beautifully decorated and I was reading books about sisterhood to your sister.  

My favorite book she and I read was about Spider Sisters.  I remember praying that you two would have the most amazing relationship....and you do! Sisterhood is a blessing to watch...yes, you two are "Spider Sisters" through and through!  

On this special day, I thought I would try to only share 16 things that I love about you....I could easily list sixteen million things that I love about you, but on this, your Sweet Sixteen, I will try to list only 16.  I love you sweetheart to the moon and back again a billion, gazillion times over!


1.  "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, I know that full well."  Psalm 139:14.  And you know this full well!!!  You love the Lord with all your heart....and that makes this momma's heart sing for joy!



 

 2.  Joy!  I love this picture of you from so many years ago!  It captures your absolute joy!  Not only are you filled with joy but your joy spills over to everyone around you!


 3.  Spider Sisters through and through!  I loved this relationship when you two were little...

 3.  ....and I love your Spider Sister relationship today! What a blessing you two are!!!



4.  And although you tend to be a dramatic at time (I wonder where on earth you got that? Yes, your daddy for sure-lol) you are the best drama queen I know and love.  I can't wait to see how your One Act Play advances this year.  Remember being Mrs. Osgood and your furry friend-Leeroy?! 


5.  Even your band costumes are bright and cheery....my Hannah banana!

 

6.  You are so generous and would do absolutely anything for anyone. Remember the rainbow cupcakes?  I think you spent well over 6 hours making 87 of them for your fellow band mates.  Each cupcake was a piece of art. 



7.  You are an athlete, and a great athlete at that! You work hard on and off the court and you are definitely a team player!   Not many sophomores make Varsity and then have the grace to not brag about it to those who didn't make varsity.  We are so proud of you! 


 8.  You have the most gorgeous eyes and eyelashes.  They are as blue as the ocean!



9.  And the most gorgeous smile....when you smile, your whole face lights up and, as my Granny would say, "your eyes dance with joy!"

 

10.  Contagious joy and laughter!  Remember this photo shoot?  Your song had me rolling on the floor in pure laughter!



 11.  Your family LOVES you!!! And you love your family!!! 


12. You like things that are vintage/retro....like my 1988 prom dress that you are wearing.  Be still my heart!



13.  You are a treasure, the apple of His eye and He shines so beautifully through you!



14.  You can be a girly-girl, but a fierce hunter too...and your daddy adores that about you. 


 15.  You have a thing for cowboy boots...and cowboys!

 16. ...and mustaches!  Which totally makes me smile.  You know what you like, who you are, Whose you are, and that your incredible future is in the very palm of His mighty hand.  I know He dreams big dreams over your precious life and we do too!!!!

My dearest Hannah, your name means God's Grace....and that is certainly what you are!!!!  I love you so very, very much!!! Happy Sweet Sixteen, Sweetheart!














Photo of the Morning


This beautiful, happy family of three is soon to be a family of four! Oh, how I loved this session!!!   Sweet "S" family, I am so excited for ya'll in the days to come!!! 


Sweet P's {Valentine Sneak Peek}



Happy Valentine's Day, Sweet P!  You are dearly loved by so many!!! 


Miss P's gorgeous mommy always has the best ideas and outfits!  Miss P is beautiful and now you know where she gets it!  Gorgeous girls!



Bubbles are so interesting....love this sweet look!



Her necklace is a little Valentine gift from her daddy! Yes, she is dearly loved!



Those eyes!! I wonder what she was thinking about?


 Must have been something funny!



Thank you Sweet P for coming by my studio.  You simply made my day!!!