Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Password??? What Is My Password???

Sheesh!!!! You know it has been a while since you last blogged, when you don't remember how to log on...lol!!!! I hope everyone is doing well, and I really miss checking on you all, but I just have not had the time.

Here is a quick run-down of what we have been up to...

Washington has had a record breaking salmon-spawning season, and we have spent many hours at the various creeks and rivers watching them as they make their way upstream. In the picture below, Eric was helping to move one past a man-made, rock dam, and I had him pause a moment for a picture.

Did I mention that there have literally been thousands of salmon??? The water was literally crawling with them...
Uhmmmmmmmm...all three of my sisters (Beki, Amber and Jen) had birthdays, and so did Eric and my sister-in-law, Mary. Oh yeah, and Kevin and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary!The kidlets started at their new school (the first of September), and while Eric settled in just fine, Katie is just now starting to adjust. Poor thing! They went from a school of around 280 kidlets to a school of almost 500 kidlets, so it has been kind of a culture shock for her. Eric and Amber's husband, Brad, harvested a large bull elk with a bow back in September, and then Brad shot and killed a black bear, so I guess you could say that hunting season is/has been in full swing. I was hoping that Eric would be upset and distraught over calling in and watching a bull elk die, but he wasn't...thanks Brad!!!! LOL!!! I am, of course, still in school, but I only have to go two days per week. They are long days though, and on Tuesdays, I leave the house at 6:45 in the morning and don't get home until 10:00 at night.
This leaves M/W/F open for me to work at my internship, and I love every minute of it! I am working for the Indian child welfare office at a local reservation, and every day, I meet amazing people, see tremendous suffering (I am not so fond of that part!), and gain invaluable knowledge. So...in my spare time, I catch a horseback ride here and there, and spend as much time with my family as I can. Above and below are some pictures that I took while out "hunting" with the boys...and Katie! (If you click on the picture above of Katie and Kevin, you can see Katie's toothless mouth...lol!!!)
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that Eric is playing football. I have been a bad mom so far though, and I have not taken any pictures...
Anywho, it feels good to stop in and say "hi," and I hope that all of you are doing well. Until next time...

9 comments:

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Melanie!!!!!! Hey Chicky!!!!! *BIG HUG* Sure have missed you around here! Been meaning to e-mail you and make sure you're still alive and well:) Glad to hear you've been keeping well and busy (though the busy part is hardly a suprise). Also good to hear that your salmon count is good because from what I hear it is another bad year here.

Hope to catch up with you soon:)

lytha said...

welcome back, i hope you find the time to re-enter blogland. really missed hearing from you.

~lytha

oregonsunshine said...

I've been thinking about you too and I've been meaning to shoot you an email as well!

Glad things are going well for you and that you're busy and happy!

I am planning a give away over on my blog for my 200th post, as soon as I can figure out what I want to give away! So, if you have a moment, you should stop by in the next day or so!

Gail said...

Missed you but so proud you are sticking with this and doing well.

Paint Girl said...

Glad to hear things are going well, even though busy!
Can you believe the salmon? We have been fishing like crazy! Well, we did, until I got a job and now we don't have any time to go!

Carolynn said...

Thanks for the update. I haven't been around as much lately either. I miss the close knit feeling of family I have when I'm tied in with my blogger friends.

I hope you're able to find some time to relax and recuperate a bit in your busy schedule.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

So good to hear from you! I kept you on the list, because I KNEW you would drop in once and awhile and let us know you all are doing.

Sounds like things are good...busy...hectic...but good. Congrats on the elk and bear.

Miss ya...but so glad you are going to update at least once in a while!! You guys take care.

allhorsestuff said...

Great to see the kids and hear of your adventure at the reservation. It would be tough though. You are gold for doing the work you do Mellie~
Those hours...boy, you really are a hard worker and I know it will pay off.
Nice to hear from you!!! You hang in and hug those beautiful kids...what a blessing they are!
XO
Kac

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

It's sogreat to hear from you and catch up with you a little bit, too.

Happy Birthday to Eric! And Happy Anniversary to you!

~Lisa