Monday, December 9, 2019

Feliz Naughty Dogs and my Accident Story

     Greetings everyone!  This session with my beloved dogs was the first one since my accident.  With the help of my hubby, we were able to get a few images of Charlie and Maryland for our Christmas cards this year. For those that don't know, I shattered my left leg shin bone in nine pieces on September 17.  Here's the story:
     I took advantage of an unusually warm September day by doing physical therapy for a pinched nerve in our above-ground pool.  When I finished with the therapy, I wanted to enjoy the pool for a bit so I put the inner tube that I was using behind the pool ladder so it wouldn't blow away because of the wind.  When I was getting out of the pool and on top of the pool ladder, the inner tube caused the ladder to push off the pavement and the ladder started to fall.  I decided to jump from the ladder instead of falling with it.  I was 5 feet off the ground and knew when I jumped, it wasn't going to be pretty!  When I hit the ground, the pain was awful in my hips, but I soon realized I dislocated my left knee.  I was lying on the ground, calling for my husband (Thank God he was home!)  My husband thought he heard some black birds singing when I was calling his name!  He saw me outside on the grass and can you believe he thought I was sunning in the grass?!?  He said Charlie, our dog, was going berserk running around the house. Charlie knew I was in distress!  My husband looked out again and then realized I was calling him and needed help!
     He called 911, they gave me some fentanyl for the pain, then splinted my leg before loading me into the ambulance.  Fortunately when the splint aired up it popped my knee back into place on the way to the hospital.  Since there wasn't a local orthopedic surgeon that did the type of surgery I needed, the next evening I was sent my ambulance to the Wichita hospital where they did surgery to install an external fixator.  A week later, they did surgery to fix my leg by removing the fixator and putting in pins in my knee/leg.  I was at St Francis Trauma Center for about two weeks, then transferred to Meadowlark in Manhattan, Kansas, for rehab.  I stayed at Meadowlark Rehab about five short days then was able to go home once my hubby fixed a ramp so I could get into the house using a wheelchair since I couldn't use any stairs.
    I have been non-weight bearing on my leg for almost three months as the doctor said the bone that they fixed was too soft and needed time to heal before putting any weight on my leg.  Can you believe the hardest part of the recovery process has not been the injured leg, but the pain in my other body parts from sitting so much! I have been going to physical therapy twice a week getting myself ready to be able to walk again.  Lord willing, at my doctor's appointment on December 17th, they will tell me I can start putting some weight on my leg.  Not sure if I will transition to a walker or crutches.  I so appreciate my husband for doing all of the cooking, laundry, "some" cleaning and for responding to my endless calls for do this/do that!  I thank God for my beautiful church family for the meals, prayers, and words of kindness during this trying time!  May God bless all of you and may you have a Felix Naughty Dogs and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Madelyne's Newborn Portrait Session

When Madelyne, was around 3-weeks old, she brought her parents with her for her newborn portrait session 😊.  She wore an adorable dress adorned with the cutest hair wrap!  I enjoy seeing the expressions of love on Madelyne's parents as they hold their bundle of joy!  What a beautiful family!!!  Below are their favorites from the portrait session for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! 


Monday, September 2, 2019

Natalie turns 8 and Andrew turns 6

This was Natalie and Andrew's third session by themselves with us and it is always a pleasure to photograph them!  We focused this session mainly in the studio since it was very hot outside, though we did reserve some time to get a few outside images.  Since Natalie was looking forward to the sunflowers we were able to capture her with some early blooming ones down the road from us.  My favorite studio ones are of Andrew telling Natalie a secret so we made that a collage.  My favorite outdoor one is of them sitting on a suitcase facing the valley and you can view those along with our other favorites below.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Austin's Portraits on the Farm

Looking over my favorites from Austin's HS senior portrait session, I was glad each image held special meaning for Austin... from the stone sign at the farm cottage shown below till the newly painted white gate as the last image, each image tells his story.  Thanks Austin! We enjoyed your portrait session on the farm and am looking forward to capturing more images that tell your story!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ruth's HS senior cap and gown portraits

Congratulations Ruth!  You've arrived!  It was a pleasure and honor to capture you at this special time in your life!  Thank you for choosing Capturing The Moment Photography for your senior portraits!  May God richly bless you and direct your steps as you enter this new chapter in your life!

My favorites from her session are included for everyone's viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Friends playing "Hide and Seek"

Maryland is 5 months here and has developed into such a sweet little girl! She was such an easy subject during this session... getting into the sofa at her leisure and giving me the cutest poses.  Charlie, well, he's going to stay on the sofa up until I go to the camera then jumps off!  I was fortunate to get some of him during this session by himself and with his girlfriend, Maryland!  One of my favorites is the last pose where it looks like they are playing, Hide & Seek!  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Leigh and Geoff's Wedding Reception

Leigh and Geoff's wedding reception was held at the Courtyard by Marriott.  Before their grand entrance, we had time for a few portraits at a nearby pier (see bottom of their wedding blogpost). The couple love the outdoors and we were glad time and weather allowed us to capture them outside before the reception.  Thank you Leigh and Geoff for choosing Capturing The Moment Photography to document your wedding day!  It turned out so beautiful and such a happy and enjoyable occasion!  Here are some favorites that highlight their wedding reception...