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Kentucky Special Olympics – Equestrian

A couple of weekends ago, my daughter Macy and I volunteered at the KY Special Olympics – Equestrian in Lexington, KY.  Macy has been volunteering at a stable that provides equitherapy for special needs people.  I am so proud of her, and so happy that she has found something she truly loves.

I was able to tag along at the Special Olympics and take some photos for the stables.  I’m not posting any photos of the riders out of respect for their privacy, but here is Macy with one of the horses, Brazo.

I was so blessed to have been a small part of this fabulous day.

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Fountain Square

Another weekend, another OktoberFest! This was one was in Cincinnati, and the weather was just perfect!  We had a great time just wandering around, enjoying a cold Sam Adams OctoberFest beer, and a ginormous Bavarian creme puff from Busken Bakery.  Yum!

Here’s a shot of the Tyler Davidson Fountain in downtown Cincinnati.

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Oktoberfest

Yesterday, Rob and I ventured down to the local Oktoberfest at MainStrasse.  The weather was so incredibly hot we didn’t stick around after we got our bierwurst with sauerkraut and our mandatory cream puff.  Hopefully when Cincinnati has their Oktoberfest in a couple of weeks, the weather will be a little cooler!   🙂

This is the clock tower in the middle of the park, and I’m absolutely in love with it.   Hope y’all had a great weekend!

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#11/52 – Straight Lines

This past weekend, one of our good friends came for a visit, and we decided to take him to the Cincinnati Museum Center (also called Union Terminal, and known to some as the model for the Hall of Justice in DC Comics.)  Being at the Museum Center with two die-hard comic fans made the visit quite interesting.  🙂

There are lots of straight lines that make up the facade of the building.  This photo was taken with my iPhone and edited in Instagram.

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#10/52 – Light

Hey Everyone!  First I want to thank everyone for the prayers, thoughts and wishes after my accident.  I have been released by my surgeon…I have about 85% movement in my big toe, and about 95% movement in my ankle.  The tendons are still healing internally, so hopefully it will still get a little bit better.  But even if not, I am thankful for the progress I have made.  I can walk normally most of the time.  I do limp some when I’ve been standing or walking for a long time.  And it still swells most days (doctor said I could expect that for months.) The demon knives have been returned to their maker, and I am very aware of where ANY utensil is now when I’m cooking.  And because I’ve not been able to just hang out barefoot during all of this, I have shoes on most of the time when I’m cooking.  🙂

I’m not sure if I’ll pick back up with the Project 52, or just post randomly.  Catching up at this point is going to be pretty difficult, but I have missed taking photos and connecting with all of you!

So…back on topic for this post at least…this is from a maternity shoot I did in late April.  These are some very dear friends of mine, and I am so lucky to be part of this miracle!  Little baby Shiloh arrived the day before my accident, so at least I got to see her.  I missed her newborn portraits, but we’re back on schedule and will be doing her 3 month photos soon!

I love the light in this photo!  And don’t even get me started about the look on Dad’s face…

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I’ll be back eventually…

Just wanted to post a quick note since I haven’t posted a new photo in a long time.

I have been really busy and had a lot of things going on.  Then, last Sunday night while cooking dinner for my family, I dropped a kitchen knife off the counter.  The knife severed two tendons and cut two branches of an artery in my foot.  A trip to the ER and a surgery later, I am at home recovering.  I still have a week before I can even (hopefully!) go back to work.  Not sure if I will have to have physical therapy at some point or not…hoping not.

I would appreciate any prayers and or good thoughts you can send my way.  This has been a life changing event and I am really struggling with being so helpless and having to depend on other people. 

I’m still trying to keep up with everyone’s blogs, and at least clicking the “like” button if I’m not commenting.  Thank you all for your continued support.  It means the world to me.

To leave you with at least a photo…we recently acquired another kitty that needed a home.  She stole my heart the minute I saw her, but this past week she has really been such a blessing to me.  I truly believe she was put here on earth to help me through this ordeal.  My days for now are confined to the couch with my leg elevated above my waist.  This little treasure, who we named Sophie, has been my constant companion.  Here she is today, napping with me.  🙂

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#9/52 – Transportation

While sitting at the railroad crossing last night, waiting for the train to go by, I thought “there has to be a photo theme I can use for a shot of this train!”   Photo taken with iPhone.

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#8/52 – On the Road

I have joined an exercise program called Couch to 5K.  I am hoping to eventually become a runner, and be able to complete a 5K running…not walking.  I have asthma, and with it being so cold here in KY still, it’s really hindering me.  And my calves have been really sore, but I keep at it.

I’ve been using the Nike+ Running app on my phone to keep track of my progress.  As you can see, I had to slow down a little after the first two days, but I’m building my speed back up.  I’m on the road

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#7/52 – Curves

Macy and I spent the weekend at Lake Cumberland celebrating the 1 year birthday of baby Hanson!  We stayed at a dear friend’s house, and this is the view off her back deck.  Natural curves 🙂

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Photo taken with iPhone 4s and edited in Instagram.

#6/52 – Winter

We had a touch of winter today.  Snowed like crazy for a  couple of hours and then it all melted before it was time to leave work.  Just the way I like it!

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Photo taken with iPhone 4S and edited in Snapseed.