Tuesday, February 1, 2011

{ DATE #20: Melissa Lundquist }



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I noticed in a lot of my blogs I use the word “learn”. I try and avoid it and use the thesaurus but I can’t help it. Tonight’s blog will probably use that word a lot more. On first dates it seems like we are constantly discovering our new surroundings. Sometimes it’s a new activity, but if for nothing else it’s always a new person to become familiar with. Tonight was a big learning night for me, because it was a night full of thing I had done for the first time. Why not start a night full of firsts at a location I had never been to. The date took place at Dana Point. This was the first time I had ever been there and after seeing how serene it is I wonder why I have never been there before.

I met up with Melissa Lundquist who would be my date for the evening. Immediately I was impressed with the way she did her hair. She explained my second “first” of the date. We would go paddle surfing in the harbor of Dana Point. I have to give myself props, because I did well for my first time. I did fall once but I guess its part of the learning experience. It wasn’t long until I got the hang of it and it was really fun.

We had a lot of time to talk due to the calm nature of the activity. There was a lot to talk about. Melissa is a student, works at a salon, and teaches yoga and pilates. If that didn’t make her busy enough she is also a single mom. That takes me to my third new experience: I’ve never been on a date with a single mom before. It was new for me and I didn’t know how much or little to talk about it. The good thing is she was comfortable either way. So we did talk about it a bit and I could tell she really had a love and admiration for her son. Until this point in my life I tried to avoid dating single moms, but with someone as cool as Melissa I don’t mind giving it a shot. I guess there is a first time for everything.

Later we took a walk on the beach to go visit the tide pools. That’s always good for a little fun. Then Melissa inspired me to take another first. We both ate a piece of seaweed that was washed up on shore. To finish up the tide pools we watched the sunset. I will tell you that there is nothing more romantic than a sunset on the beach. Its crazy what a sun setting on the water will do to you.

Lastly, we barbequed us some fish with some vegetables on the sides. I feel another “first” coming on here. Oh yes! I learned Melissa is an awesome cook because this was the first time I have eaten brussel sprouts and liked them. Actually they were my favorite part of the meal, and everything else was good too. Yum! Well that ended our “first” date but maybe I need to see what I can learn from “seconds”.

20 comments:

Kim said...

Oh, I loved this date! I know Melissa! And I love where I live! It was so fun to see how beautiful it is and be thankful that I get to live here! Melissa is great! Of course she is a fun date! Love her!!! Anyone would be lucky to be with Melissa...I'll be waiting to see what happens...

Geoff said...

I want to go to there.

Jaycie said...

Melissa is GORG! She needs to be the next MBette. This video left me wanting more. Favorite date by a long shot.

The Clevelands said...

Melissa was sooooo fun to watch! i was smiling the whole time watching this. Next Mormon Bachelorette........if things don't wonk out with Rick of coarse.

AE Jones said...

Um, she is darling. Seriously darling.

Shy said...

Single moms are cool ;)...hehe....I should know I am one ;) Go Melissa!!!

Elise said...

Rick- you won't regret marrying into the Lundquist family. We seriously are the coolest. You'll have to get used to eating seaweed during your leisurely activities though. But that shouldn't be a problem right?

Anyways- my sister is the best!!!!!!!!!!

Cami said...

She is SO cute!! I would love her to be the next Mormon Bachelorette if she doesn't end up with Rick!! Seriously. I LOVE her!

Anna said...

Bring on date number 2!

Malia said...

How cute is Melissa?
Seriously. She is AWESOME. And I agree if he doesn't pick her, she should totally be the next Mormon Bachelorette.
Rick - you'd be BANANA's not to pick this girl!

Tess said...

Only three minutes?
I want seconds!
Melissa is totally our favorite. I love her and I don't even know her.

Rhonda said...

I luv Dana Point,my fam has spent many summers beach camping there. I think Melissa is adorable.......luv her.......Come on Rick 2nd date is a must!

Caity said...

Everyone is right...she is adorable! I want to be her friend and I don't even know her! And she should so be the next bachelorette if she isn't too busy (which she like she is crazy busy).

And also thank you TMB staffers for all the hard work you do to make all this happen. You work so hard, thank you!

Liese said...

Melissa!! Love her so so much! And her son Jack is just a handsome little gem! I adore him! I know Melissa personally and I can say that if you do not pick her you will ultimately regret it! She's the greatest!

Melly Mel said...

thank you very much for your nice comments. these were sweet to read.

TJ and Mandi said...

Coolest date - hands down!

arizonamarshall said...

Melissa is the best of the best, our family has known and loved her for years. I am sure all the other girls are great, as we have watched all of them, but, she is authentic, come on Rick How many angels have you seen before? We know at least 1 now! She is wonderful, and deserves the best.

missyvon5 said...

Mel- cute bathing suit and love your hair. Great minds think alike- my hair is short now too. This shows you're so strong and level headed. Love it! Aunt Leslie

.From Her. said...

I do NOT think Rick should pick her, because she HAS TO BE THE NEXT BACHELORETTE!!!!!! AH!!!! She totally has to be. She was so stinkin' adorable.

And no, I don't know her, but she would be PERFECT to set up. This has great potential. Go Melissa!

Christa Jeanne said...

Melissa Lundquist is pretty much one of the coolest people in Orange County, period. End of story. She's amazing. Sooooo fun to see her in here!

(And I agree with .From Her. Melissa should TOTALLY be the next bachelorette!)