(Note: My profile pic was taken June 2014. Yes, I know I look young and can easily pass for 21 to 25.)
Hi Guys .... I'm Melanie... friends call me Mel.... and I have a lot of other nicknames from friends and family. I love to laugh and tease... but can be a bit quiet/reserved until I get to know people well. I'm very family oriented.... and I love to hang out with family.... and friends! (I'm more of a small group person) I'm a very devoted friend.... and I try very hard to maintain my friendships!!!
Growing up I always lived in rural areas... and consider myself a bit of a country girl...and don't mind getting dirty! Although, at the same time I do like to dress up, and look nice. Having said that, I'm not one of those women who loves to go shopping at the mall and spending lots of money.
Growing up in the country I have come to appreciate some simple pleasures in life. I love the country song Automatic by Miranda Lambert....it just says it all.... (don't get me wrong...I love modern technology... and use it on a daily basis too) But there is something about being able to put a cell phone down for half an hour and play a family game or have a face to face conversation with a friend or family member, or call someone and hear a voice, on the other end of the line. Just call me old fashioned but I'm still into that sort of stuff....(along with guys being gentlemen) So for those of you who know the country song.... I do still love writing handwritten letters, and my car is the kind that have windows with the crank!!!
I love my pets...I have an orange and white male cat named Cream Sicle (Okay guys, feel free to laugh or feel sorry for him... all guys do... when they find out he's male and stuck with a name like that...) It doesn't slow him down he's still quite the macho cat who is quite the character. I also enjoy visiting my parents back home and playing with our large yellow lab named Ranger, and taking our horse Chey out for rides. (My siblings and I still claim the horse and dog as our pets)
I like to stay active, going on walks, doing yard work, going ice skating, or just going on a short activity/adventure for the day. I would love to learn how to play tennis, (and maybe even learn how to surf someday...that one seems a bit scary though) It's nice to watch an occasional movie (an appropriate one... Love PG movies) and just cuddle up with a blanket too!
I love the church and am so grateful for for it in my life. People love to tease me.... I guess maybe I seem clueless and innocent..... but I don't mind!!!! I like to be cute and feminine.... and people tease me about being girly..... but when it comes right down to it.... I know how to work hard and get a job done.