All About Melrose

Hi!  I'm Melissa!  Thanks for stopping by this little blog of mine!  I hope you will stay awhile.  I started blogging in May 2010...right after my 30th birthday!  I figured that since my 20s were so great, I wanted to have the next decade in writing!  Ever since starting my blog, I have found something that has really changed my life!  I am much more accountable, much more focused, and much more productive.  I have also found the perfect outlet to express my feelings!

Now, let me tell you a little about me!  I was born and raised in the small town of Strawberry Plains, TN, where my closest family still lives.  I attended the Unversity of Tennessee (go Vols!) and after graduating took a job in Knoxville at a local CPA firm.  After living in East TN for about a year and a half, I realized that something wasn't right and there was something missing in my life.  On a whim in April 2006, I made the big move to Middle Tennessee.  Ever since that day, I have really had a completely different outlook on life.  I am more independent, I am more confident, and I am just happier.  I spend my days as a tax accountant at a local CPA firm and my nights and weekends playing on a kickball team and enjoying my husband, dog, friends and family.

Here is a little about the special people in my life:
Patrick, AKA my beau!  He is unique and fun and loyal and sweet and makes me feel like a lucky girl every day!  If I could only use one word to describe our relationship, it would be FUN!
Zoey!  She is our fur-child and she is pretty much our life.  I am so happy to have her in my life.  She is sweet, smart, and never talks back.  =)

My Parents and Peppermint -- This explanation goes without saying, but this is the greatest 2 parents a girl could ask for.  You will also hear about this sweet little doggy, too...although, she's kind of taken a back seat now that Zoey is in the picture! They are the best of friends, and have lots of fun together!
Daniel and Laura -- My older brother and younger sister!  We are SEVERAL years apart in age and have just as different personalities.  We would do anything for each other, though, and that's what being a sibling is all about!

Now for a few pics of all my favorite friends:

Kathleen, friend from grad school

Alysia, a friend I used to work with

Stacy, friend from the Nashville Junior Chamber

Chase, friend from the Nashville Junior Chamber!

Anna Catherine, friend from Grad School

Andi, friend from Knoxville, and her husband, Rob

Elaine and Ken, friends from Knoxville

Kevana, a friend I met through Alysia

Adam, Alacia, and Hannah, friends I met through Patrick

Casey, friend from the Junior Chamber

Mickey, friend from Kickball

Stacy, friend from Kickball

Lindy, friend from Nashville

Amber and Clay, friends from work and Kickball
Well, that's about it from me!  If you want to know anything else, feel free to ask!  =)