It’s that time of year again! SOFTBALL SEASON begins next week. Time to find the bat bags, dust off the cleats, and make sure everything still fit!

In the beginning weather is always a factor if we’ll have practice/game living in the soggy NW! Rain out number always on the ready. If we’re lucky we’ll get a few practices in before the games begin.

I love watching the practices! Watching the girls meet their coach and making the introductions of the old & new teammates. The girls grow so much from the beginning of the season to the end.

Seeing those active parents helping out where need be, and the little siblings watching in aw of the big girls. Here’s a shot from one of the first 2011 practices. My daughter Breanna up to bat w/ coach Granum at the ready. Too bad she got “out” by my husband who caught her fly ball! haa haa Good times!

A start of the spring means the pasty white Oregonian skin emerges from the indoors and everyone get off the couch like a bear in hibernation.

Oregon is beautiful in the spring. All that rain brings beautiful flowers & trees. With this comes fresh cut grass followed by allergies! Buying tissues & allergy meds by the bulk. Which reminds me….. I should check to verify the first aid kit is stocked for those random softball injuries.

Don’t forget the fun stuff like sun flower seeds, black paint for the under eyes, and the sassy cheers we’ll hear over and over and over again. 🙂

Time to grab my long lens and get ready to capture the action of HGSA 2012 season! See you on the field ladies!