Happy Birthday Juliane

 December 20, 2001

It was a snowy night (well, around 4am) in Detroit Michigan when I finally looked at this beautiful girl. She came out vulnerable but ready to take on the world.

Not much has changed.

Every intense moment was worth it when those big brown eyes looked up at me. She was beautiful. Such a cute face, perfect skin, and a head full of dark brown hair.

Ten years later and she is still worth every intense moment we have. There are not enough words to write the love a mother has for her daughter. I just hope I tell her enough. Show her enough.

Happy Birthday Jude. I love you baby girl.

Mom? When are you going to make my website?



My daughter has been asking for a website for months and months (endless. months.)

She wants to start a website for several reasons:

  • mom has one.
  • dad has one.
  • mom designs websites so I also want to design websites and to do that, I need one.
Good reasons, right? I love the fact that she wants to do what I do. I can show my kids my passion and my business all in one. Not too many kids get to see their parents work, the good and bad.

She sees a place to put her writing and her thoughts. She wants to have girls comment and answer questions. She wants to do so much. My way of expressing my thoughts and creativity growing up was all done on paper (or just stayed in my head…lost). The fact that she wants this as a way to express herself and her personality thrills me. That’s why most of us started our blogs to begin with, wasn’t it? We wanted to share and leave our kids something? Who knows where this thing will go and what she will do with it.

I just dreaded designing the site:)

But here we are. Designing her website. Putting her heart and passions on screen. Here is a teaser of her logo.

Ah…the smell of dirt.

That is what I will be thinking daily for the next three months. As red dirt covers our white car, it is clear baseball and softball have officially taken over Humphries Nation.

Time to purchase a bottle of sunblock for $20 a pop. We will be buying countless water and Gatorade bottles along with the huge Sam’s container of packets of sunflower seeds. New chairs made their way into our car this year as well. Speaking of car…this is our first year with the Prius instead of our Trailblazer. Let me tell you, I would take a cramped trunk over that $85 gas purchase any day of the week (just filled it up for $33)!

A few shots from the first games…and that dirt color will be staining every piece of white clothing we have and the floor of my car as well!

The Icebreakers.

Hannah is playing Shortstop and did so good! She throws a great shot to first and she is all competition when on that field. Must get it from her dad:)


The Cowgirls.

Only in Texas would naming your softball team Cowgirls make sense! Juliane did awesome. Starting the team off with batting, she is miss no fear out there. She does not care how big you are or who you are. She is going to show you she belongs on the same field. This smile came after she made it home after a hit, and then three stolen bases to score the first run of the game.


The Rangers.

Clayboy is catching, pitching, and playing infield. In the opening game, he threw runners out trying to steal or taking a lead off. His bat was connecting, he was stealing bases, and he just kicked some tail at that catcher spot. LOVE to watch this kid play.


Well, be prepared for more stories from the field. My life will revolve around it for a while!

Best Face::People’s Choice for February

This week’s challenge at i heart faces is to post your favorite facial shot of February.

My favorite pic of February is of the girls. They are each others best friend and I love that. It is not posed and it shows their personalities perfectly. That makes it my favorite pic of February.