(Note: My profile pic was taken June 2014. )
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... Although, at the same time I do like to dress up, and look nice.
Growing up in the country I have come to appreciate some simple pleasures in life. I love the country song Automatic....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 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... 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. When I get a chance I go back home and play with our large yellow lab named Ranger, and take our horse Chey out for rides.
I like to stay active, going on walks, doing yard work, going ice skating, or just going on a activity/adventure for the day. I would like to learn how to play tennis, (and maybe even learn how to surf someday.) It's nice to watch an occasional movie (an appropriate one... Love PG movies) and just cuddle up with a blanket too!
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 sometimes, 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.
I love the church and am so grateful for it in my life. I love the gospel teaching of Christlike Love for others, and strive to apply that concept in my life... what an amazing feeling it is to be filled with the spirit and have love toward someone instead of hard feelings, or love instead of judgment.
So to start out, I'm here to make friends... and then maybe go from there. I truly believe in order to have a successful relationship a couple must be good friends. I love to hear couples (especially older couples) say that their spouse is their best friend! I want that kind of relationship.