Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda
Lisa R. discusses the highs and lows of raising daughters and marvels at the Housewives' hot bods.
Before really diving in and talking about tonight’s episode, can we please just take a minute to give a shout out to all of the amazing bodies that we got to see in bathing suits this week? Yolanda, Kyle, Eileen…Wow! Just wow! You ladies and your bodies are looking more and more incredible as each year passes.
OK, now that I have screamed from the rooftop (can a blog have a rooftop?) about the hot ladies I hang out with, let’s move on to the next gorgeous topic at hand.
Oh my God. That yacht in Spain.
Again, I am speechless from the beauty, and we all know it takes a lot to shut me up! Considering I have never vacationed on a yacht, let alone in Spain, and after watching Yolanda and Kyle whoop it up in the Mediterranean on such a sexy and exotic trip, I now know what to add to my ever-growing bucket list! It really was so much fun to watch the girls enjoying themselves, and I don’t think Yolanda could have been any funnier with her backwards "bagel" riding and wearing her "wedgies." So hilarious!
Speaking of having fun, have I mentioned how much I love my time spent with Lisa Vanderpump? Every year, HH and I take the girls to our house in Northern Ontario, Canada for some quality family time. This year, since I had work obligations, I could only be with them for a brief amount of time, but what an absolute delight it was to be able to spend my free time with Lisa.
The two of us together have such a unique and effortless bond with one another. She’s that friend where there’s zero pressure, a whole lot of laughter, and a mutual understanding for one another’s lifestyle. Just like myself, Lisa is a hustler. She works hard, she plays hard, and when she invited me to come with her to Palm Springs to accept her Star, I was beyond honored. There’s little that I enjoy more than watching and supporting women--particularly, dear friends--succeed and be acknowledged for their hard work and success. And Lord knows that Lisa absolutely should be honored for all of her selfless work and time she contributes to the LGBT community. So incredibly proud of my friend!
As much as I wish motherhood was all smiles, hugs, and warm and fuzzies, unfortunately it’s not.
Of course, this leads me to celebrate in Brandi’s successes this week, as well. How sweet was it to see her so excited to get her new car?! What an accomplishment to be a two time New York Times Bestselling Author and to brand herself through her podcast, all while being a single mom to two boys. It makes me happy to see her so happy, and I absolutely gotta respect her hustle as well. Kudos to you, Brandi!
How cute is Eileen when she’s at home with her boys? Her husband Vincent is adorable, and I so love seeing this side of her, since I haven’t really yet. She is such a fantastic mom in her blended family of boys! And like I mentioned at the top of this blog...Holy body, Batman! Good grief, Eileen. You are lookin’ good, mama!
As much as I wish motherhood was all smiles, hugs, and warm and fuzzies, unfortunately it’s not, and boy did my heart ache as we watched Yolanda learn of Bella’s DUI. I can’t even begin to imagine how terrified, trapped, and panicked she must have felt learning this news while being in another country. How incredibly heartbreaking this must have been for her. Yolanda, Kyle, and I all have teenage daughters, so the bond we share when we go through these hard times with our girls is a tight one, and I’m grateful that Kyle could be there with Yolanda when she got the call. Yolanda always has been and continues to be such a fantastic mom. My heart goes out to her.
Well, until next week, my friends…I hope you keep shopping, wrapping, and enjoying everything the holiday season has to offer!