Q: 31

A: How many rings you would count if we cut Mel in two.
I just wanted to post a quick note to tell Melanie happy birthday today. Congratulations, you get swollen ankles and a big let down from your husband. (The let down happens just about every year, but the swollen ankles is new.) Two years ago I suprised Mel with tickets to Paris for her birthday, last year she was able to get out of NYC and this year she gets to quit her job and have a baby. It seems like she always gets presents that are loud, rude and smell funny or she gets to leave something that she doesn't like. Next year I'll wrap myself in a big bow for her birthday, or she'll file for divorce, maybe both.

It's hard to believe my baby momma is turning 31 today. I feel like we are still just a couple of dumb kids. It seems like just the other day we were cruising along jamming Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby". Actually we were just doing that. Here's a little birthday gift for everyone out there, download Vanilla Ice and rock it in the car or on your ipod in the subway this summer. I challenge you to find a cooler song, he seriously rocks a mic like a vandal. When Mel pulled it up on the ipod I got the biggest cat eating s#!^ grin on my face, I probably looked something like this little devil.
Mel may be getting older, but she is still the same spunky chick I fell in love with approximately 7 years ago. One of our early dates was on her birthday and we went to Maddox in Brigham City, little did I know Mel didn't like rustic restaurants and the thought of eating Buffalo meat made her sick, but I'm glad she stuck it out with me. (Warning, sentimental thoughts are coming up.) That year she also recieved a dozen cream roses with hints of red with the following poem:
The red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
O' the red rose is a falcon,
And the white rose is a dove.
But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips.
I love you more today than ever. Have a wonderful birthday. I look forward to many, many more to come. Even though we are getting older I will always think of you as my hot Canadian chick. Happy Birthday.


Trisha Martin said...

Happy Birthday, Mel. Make Mark take you out to a nice dinner or something in exchange for the swollen ankles:). We hope you have a great day.

Emma said...

Happy birthday! I agree you definitely deserve at least a really nice dinner.

Krista said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I am a terrible friend and totally forgot until I turned my calendar from March to April, and boom! Today is your b-day. Hope you have a good one.

p.s. Nice tribute, Mark- that was really sweet.

Brooke said...

This tribute is reason enough to let Mark keep blogging. Happy Birthday Mel!

Nachelle said...

Happy B-day Mel, hope it was a great one today, and what a sweet post Mark...as in response to the previous post, who would say not to let Mark blog, come on, if someone is reading your blog they should know Mark and his blogs are an example of why we love him right...or why he cracks us up, but anyway now that we live so far apart, it is a great way to get a healthy dose of Mark with a periodic crass blog or two...

Kara said...

Happy Birthday Melanie. Mark that was the nicest post that I have ever seen you do!! I am way impressed!!