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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.

My Favorite Basketball Player!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!! Yes, I've been singing this song for days! It's basketball time. Delight!!! My baby girl is on Varsity this year and we are so pumped and proud and I could go on and on.

She has looked forward to being on the High School Varsity basketball team since she was little. And now here we are. God is so good!!! I could be a puddle on the floor right now. Our sophomore is on varsity. Wow! I thought that deserved a special photo shoot!

Hannah found about 5 minutes in her busy schedule for me to shoot that image. I think it is one of my absolute favorites of all time! It might just be because I am biased and that's my baby...but I love it!

And I love her...and her courage...and her determination...and her hard work and dedication...and I could go on and on. So, I'll stop by saying, we thank God for the blessing of getting to watch our baby girl on the court and we pray that He protects Hannah and her teammates and helps them play to  the best of their ability in each and every game and that they bring honor to Him in the process!!!

Our Thanksgiving Recap

Whew! Thanksgiving came and went like a I the only one who felt like this? It is one week later and I have yet to post anything outside of my photography business.  What a blessing my business has been this year, but my personal part of the blog has had to be put on hold. I have been so wonderfully busy!!!

But, brace yourself Bessy for a Looooooooong post...but with pictures.  That makes it ok, doesn't it?

This was our year at the in-laws house with all of the cousins.  I'm guessing around 50 family members were there.  Normally it is over 60 but several chose to go to a stinkin' UT game instead....UT lost.  I'm grinning from ear to ear.  Don't hate me, I'm just being honest....and still grinning from ear to ear. 

Okay, back to the family gathering. We started off with delicious food. I was so hungry that I didn't take a single picture of the delicious main course offerings...but I'm sure if anyone did, it would be Uncle G. He only snaps pictures of food.  That's another story, for another day.

I did grab my camera when it was time for the best part of the meal~dessert!  I found these two already checking out the delicious Oreo balls.  Oreo Balls! That makes me giggle too...perhaps I need to lay off the coffee today.  

 After the dishes and leftovers were carefully put away, it was time to open presents! I'm not kidding. Part of the extended family lives far away and this is part of how we celebrate every other year.  Thanksgiving dinner and then Christmas after dinner. 

The kids could hardly wait to see what was in each of the beautifully wrapped boxes.  My mother-in-law and her sisters buy a gift for each grandchild.  Isn't that sweet?!

The little girls were all given the cutest tutus, boas, jewelry, and heels.  The hit of the night seemed to be the pirate gear.  An impromptu pirate fight broke out.  It was hilarious!

The little princess in the bottom of this next grouping was so funny. She would pretend to be dying from a sword wound, but would turn and look at my camera before hitting the floor.  You can tell by her beautiful smile in the last image, that she was quite fine and ended up winning the duel. 
Nonnie and Poppie had bounce houses, big slides, and an obstacle course set up and the kids had a blast playing!  I went outside and heard, "Aunt Kiki! Take my picture!"  Music to my ears.  It was dark outside but I was still able to capture the fun. 
 Rachel had fun painting Miss E's nails.  So sweet!
 So much fun!
Then it was time for the adults to play LRC.  It's a fun game called Left, Right, Center.  A bunch of Baptist playing a game with dice and dollar bills....I'm giggling again.  My girls got to play too.
 Can you tell from the pictures below who won the pot of money?  My Rachel! I love how happy her Aunt Sissie and her sister are for her!
 Back in the dessert bar, I saw this.  This little sweetie was really needing some fudge.  Her sweet Nonna was happy to help a girl out because she knows what she likes. So precious!
 Nonnie and Poppie lit the outdoor fire pit for S'mores.  I love these images!

And then Rachel challenged her daddy to ping-pong!

Her daddy won...and then Hannah challenged me!  I handed my camera to Rachel and these are the images she captured.  Apparently, I am a bit dramatic when I beat the pants off of Hannah in Ping-Pong.  Who knew?
And then Poppie defended Hannah's honor by beating me mercilessly! Not bad for an old guy!  Just kidding, Poppie!

 We went home with full tummies and memories. It was a fun Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration.

The "T" Family {A Sneak Peek}

I had the blessing of photographing this amazing family. It was a quick session, their little sweetheart just wasn't feeling up for pictures, but joy filled just the same. What an honor to spend time with them.

Cyber Monday

Happy Cyber Monday! Are you online shopping today?  I'm teaching computer classes in my high school classroom today, so I shopped in the wee hours this morning for a few more stocking stuffers and a few things from the Container Store (I had a coupon for $15 off and free shipping~woo hoo!). 

For all of my Photography Clients, my Cyber Monday Sales for the Nifty Fifty Session Fee, Senior VIP Sessions, and the very popular Standout and Canvas Sale all end tonight at midnight tonight!

Don't miss out!  See the previous post for more details.  Happy Monday everyone!

Kiki's Corner Black Friday Specials {the 411}

Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll!!! I am so thankful to all of You, my amazing clients, and new clients that are waiting for their already booked 2014 Sessions.

And to show my gratitude, I am offering incredible, never before offered specials...but only for a limited time! Here is all of the Information for my Special Black Friday Cyber Monday Specials. Be watching Kiki's Corner Photography's Facebook Page for links to grab the offers before they expire!

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Kikis Corner Photography Black Friday Specials!!

I am soooooooooo thankful for my amazing clients and so many of you who are anxiously waiting for your 2013 sessions that I wanted to show my thanks by offering amazing specials. I am so excited about these sales!

If you have been waiting to book a Kiki's Corner Photography Session, this is the perfect time to receive a never-before discounted Session Fee! Full Session with a discount price. Aw esome sauce!

Perhaps, you have been waiting for the perfect time to Deck Your Halls and Walls with beautiful Canvas or Standout images from your session (or you may even pre-purchase for your 2014 session), now is the BEST time to take advantage of these incredible sales!

Class of 2013 SENIORS (or Class of 2014 Seniors if you want to get a jump on your senior year) , this is the PERFECT time to take advantage of the fantastic Senior VIP Packages that have never been offered at these steep discounts.

These specials are all happening this weekend on my facebook business page. Be watching and don't miss out!!!! Happy Thanksgiving every one!

"G" Family {A Sneak Peek}

A beautiful family and a beautiful location always brings delight! Enough of the chit-chat...this family has waited long enough for a sneak peek!

Sweet R's Sneak Peek

Oh the fun Hannah and I had chasing this precious little two year old around. She was delightfully busy and we loved every second!

Rachel B {A Senior Sneak Peek}

I've known this senior since she and her family returned to the United States. It's been fun to watch her grow and blossom into the young lady that she is today. We carefully marked a date on the calendar for Senior pictures and counted the days until it was time. I think we captured her personality well.  Thank you Miss T for fixing her hair!

The "L" Family {A Sneak Peek}

This sweet family booked a mini session and early that morning their sweet son woke up with the dreaded bug. Amazingly, in 24 hours he was feeling much better and the session was back on. Delight! They should be on the cover of a magazine, don't you think? Gorgeous family!

I hadn't seen this sweet little one since the Easter mini sessions. She has changed so much. I had a blast chasing her around our field and trying to capture a smile. She flashed this one for a split second. I'm thankful that I had my fast lens on my camera.

And this one melts my heart like butter! How could anyone say no to this face?  He had fun chasing me and playing with my new bubble blower.

Thank you sweet "L" family for joining me for our Fall Mini Sessions. I'm so thankful your little guy made a quick recovery!

The "McD" Family {A Sneak Peek}

It was so nice of this family to make time to come to our Fall Mini Sessions. The boys were thinking it wasn't going to be much fun, but I hoped they think otherwise now. After all, their momma wanted updated family pictures. I hope that she likes the results, I know that I do!