Saturday, July 4, 2009
The photos above are of Leah's permanent cast and taped hand after seeing the orthopedic surgeon. We are thankful he took off that crazy huge splint on her left hand and now she only has two fingers taped together. He said her finger may not even be broken, but the tape will help regardless. She still doesn't have a whole lot of pain and she even went back to work today, playing Mother Mary with long sleeves, and the audience probably never knew the difference. She danced, flew, fought, and sang her way through the entire show like a pro. Don't worry; the fight was modified so she didn't run any risk of injury. Anyway, I was just going to take photos of her in her new cast, but the lighting was so cool coming in the windows that I ended up doing a small photo shoot with some pretty neat results. Enjoy! Don't forget you can click on any of the pictures above and it will take you to the Flickr page where you can read captions for most of the photos. You can also click the arrows in the bottom right corner to see the slide show full screen. Please keep Leah Jane in your prayers for a quick recovery and a joyful spirit through these frustrating circumstances.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
So this morning was the first time we tried taping up Leah's splints so she could take a shower without getting them wet. I took your standard black trash bag and wrapped them up good and then finished them off with a whole lot of medical tape. She felt a bit like a boxer with those heavy gloves on and the following photo shoot ensued. If you left click on any of the photos it will take you to our Flickr page where you can check out the captions for all the photos. Click the arrows in the bottom right corner to see them full screen. Enjoy!
Monday, June 29, 2009
So Leah Jane and I went with some of our fellow cast members on an adventure to the river. The plan was to hike up the river to a certain swimming hole and decompress from our busy week. Well...Leah Jane took no more than a dozen steps up the river before she slipped and fell on a rock and broke her right wrist in three places and her left fore finger. I got a park ranger to come check her out and he made her a makeshift splint and sling, then sent us on our way to the emergency room. She didn't make a peep the whole time due to the pain. She was a real trooper and on complained of pain when she had to move or someone touched the injury. These wrappings are just the temporary splints until we go to the Orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to get the permanent casts. Will update you with his findings and fresh pics of her new casts. Please pray for her to heal quickly and for her to be able to go back to work ASAP! Until next time...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Well gang, if you haven't already heard, Leah and I have moved back to Tennessee! Why? Simple... God said it was time. How do I know it was God speaking? Because we have been praying for 2 years that when God wanted us to leave He would tell us. The discipline of consistent prayer is our key to successful communication with God. Also, God spoke to me through a medium that he knows I will pay attention to... film. Yes, we were watching a movie in a theater in NYC when God told me it was time to come home. First, I began to cry tears of sadness, thinking of the days I was wasting pursuing a career I don't care nearly as much about as I do raising a family. Then, came tears of joy because it was an answered prayer to hear His voice when the time came for us to leave NYC. But the biggest tears came when thinking of my future children playing with me on the living room couch or in the backyard or praying with them for the first time. WOW... THAT'S JOY!!!!!!!!!!
Another reason I know it was God speaking to me is because once we took the first step of obedience and began to pursue ways of moving back, He laid one stepping stone after another down at our feet, leading us back to Tennessee. You see, we decided to move BEFORE we had a place to live, BEFORE we had jobs, BEFORE we had a car, BEFORE we had health insurance. These were the stepping stones he laid at our feet. First came my job at The Miracle Theater, then an apartment, then a car, then Leah's job at The Miracle Theater, then health insurance for both of us. It is true what God tells us in the Bible, "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'... For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow..."
So yes, we're back performing full time at The Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN and loving every minute of it. It's ironic of course, the minute we give up on our acting careers in NYC, the first job God gives us here is an acting job. What can I say, He knows the desires of our hearts. (Psalm 37:4) Speaking of our heart's desire, we could use your prayers because the next desire we have is to start a family so please pray that God will show us the right time to start trying to have our first child. We're praying he allows us to have a child in the next year.
Praise God because He answers prayers, provides for our every need, and gives us the desires of our heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He'll do it for you too!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
SURPRISE!!!! Leah Jane is sporting a new look these days! You're probably thinking (and who would blame you) this is merely another bold fashion statement by the famed firecracker, but rumor has it the once fabled fairytale princess has another reason for her spectacular specs, and "No", it's not because she needs a secret identity like our top tier Man of Steel. Let me put it this way...if "you know who" started helping old ladies across the street in her current condition, the need for the Senior Citizen discount in THIS Metropolis would take a MAJOR dive. This brassy belter obviously hasn't been eating her carrots! After interviewing several colleagues of the hearty heroine, we've discovered that her trademark Eastwood squint was more necessity than a desire to entice. Jessica, once a fellow classmate of our sight-seeking superstar, told us their were early warning signs even in grade school. "Yeah, she totally faked an eye exam just so she could get glasses and then she wore them for like a day." Of course, the real problem was that her devious delirium distracted from the fact she actually needed the trendy eye wear. Jessica recalls, "She was constantly running into light poles, lockers, parked cars, falling down the stairs, not to mention she totally flattened a squirrel with her Mustang." Well, it looks like the real question is why has Leah Jane finally fessed up to her visual challenge. Some say it was the constant headaches, while others give the credit to her brawny beau, Jeremy Johnson. One insider says, "I think she just wanted to be able to fully appreciate that gorgeous hunk she married! I know I would." Well, whatever the reason, it seems America's sweetheart is better equipped than ever to woo us with her movie magic. Just make sure YOU are the one escorting YOUR granny across the street.
"Naaaa...what's up Doc?" Leah Jane in new specs.
photo by Jeremy Johnson
Friday, October 3, 2008
These are the 3 headshots I will be using now. I am so pleased with how they turned out and highly suggest to all you actors out there, Jay Sullivan, as your next headshot photographer. Thank you to all who sent me your votes, especially you crazies that actually looked at ALL of them. Your input was a help even if you don't see your pic in these final 3. Now it's time for me to dust off my chords and get out there and audition!!!