OK so I don't have too much to say about Episode 7. I'll try to cover most of the important scenes.
Well, it starts off with the continuing altercation between my Aunt Dina and Danielle. I don't even want to fully comment on this because I could go on forever. Bottom line: I think Danielle is a joke. My Aunt Dina had every right to do/say what she did. My "favorite" part of the fight (besides the fake hair comment, LOL!) was when Danielle said "I'M NOT DISPOSABLE." Well sweetie, that's what happens to garbage. It still makes me sick to my stomach to think that while my Aunt Dina showed up alone, Danielle had not only one but two of her thugs hiding outside! Ugh.
I’m very happy with how my Aunt Dina handled herself. Although I'm sad (as I'm sure all of you are) that my Aunt Dina is leaving this season, I completely understand her decision. She wants to stay away from all of the drama and toxicity that certain people on this show bring. I don't blame her at all.
I love pumpkin picking (and don't forget all the apples and berries too!) They have a fun corn maze and a bunch of cute animals! My favorite time to go is during Octoberfest! YUM! such good food and so much fun! We always have a good time there. We look forward to going every year. The best part about this year was that Derek got to come! He had so much fun with us. He loves my family and they love him. I was so excited and nervous when the boys asked him to come to the card game. I knew that it meant that they were ready to fully accept him. I wish they showed more from that day, we had a lot of fun.
Really quick comment about this scene - how cute is my mom when she was like, "Oooo, pie!" HAHAHA! I love her so much. Oh my gosh I also loved Aunt Dina's imitation, "I'M NOT CRAZY!" I love my family.
Kim G. I don't know what to say really except that I know you have a good heart, you just need to break free from Danielle and all of the negative energy that follows her. It's not cool that you've been so two-faced - it isn't like you. I hope this plays out better for you. I guess we'll see.
DUN DUN DUN. THE CARD GAME. I wasn't THAT terrified for Derek. What people need to understand is that my family has a very, uh, interesting sense of humor, so I just didn't want Derek to take offense to anything they were going to do or say. I thought I prepped him pretty well for it though! Yeah, they hazed him as I expected, but I thought he handled himself well, don't you think?
great blog! you are growing up and have way more sense than you-know-who. ife is a process of learning lessons so make the most out of yours. love you!
I'm so curious - what happens with Danielle when you aren't filming? Do you even see her? Does she continue to lurk around and show up places?
Ashley I sure hope you mean your leaving that situation with Danielle alone and continuing on with your life positively! Because all of the negativity is just going to cause people to turn off the show. Nobody wants to see an episode of mean girls.
Good girl! At 19 you can rise above and show women everywhere that we can move past all the nonsense around us. No matter how much they may annoy you a family like yours is a huge asset in life. The support, advice, and love they provide is priceless. I was a brat at 19 to my dad. I am so happy to say that in my twenties we became very very close. Ashley, he was my best friend, advocate, and supporter it just took me a minute to figure it out. He passed away in 2006. Almost four years has gone by and I miss him so much. Thank goodness I had those ten plus years of understanding the value of that relationship.
I wish you all the best. Congrats on all your new endeavours.
Great job Ashley...a complete 180 degree turn from last week's blog. So much better! I knew you had it in you:)
I am glad to see that this blog is less focused on D (I won't say her name :-) Also, I am glad that you realize you were rude to your mom during the card game. Please know that most people who comment on your blog are only trying to be helpful. By the way, I think it is sweet that your grandmother makes hats for you to wear.
Ashley, I love you and think you are a wonderful young woman and it is no wonder you are coming from a terrific mom that reminds me of how I am....I wish you and your family all the best I hope you and your mom are getting along better because she loves you alot and only wants what is best for you..I am a mother of 2 young children and my daughter is 8 years old going on 21 and she is starting to talk back already and when you become a parent you will understand that you are not trying to be annoying but all we want to do is protect you and try to guide you in the right direction...I know it is the last thing you want to hear but it is so true..god bless you
You are commenting on the "passionate haters" obsessions? How about your own obsession with Danielle? You are so transparent!
Ashley, Keep up the positive thinking and stay away from Danielle, she is toxic and will only bring you down. She is jealous of your youth. PS. I love your hats your grandmother makes for you!!!
This is the first time you have ever spoken and sounded as if you have some good sense. It sounds like you are maturing. I was really worried. Hopefully your boyfriend is not the only one in school? Just keep staying out of grown folks business, and concentrate on you. Good Luck
Great blog, A! It sounds like these 4 months have really helped you to get perspective on things.
BTW---I totally approve of your boyfriend (and I'm older than your mom). Such a nice boy, and the snippet of advice he gave you a show or two ago was totally impressive.
You go, girl! :)
Ashley, You are a real family. Real families argue and make up. You are trying to find your adult self. It's an awkward stage, not quite an adult, but not a kid. Just remember that all the adults in your life have been through it and only want to help. I tell my teens that my job is to advise, but the decisions are yours. Good luck to you.
Ashley, You don't know how good you have it. There are teens out there who would trade places with you in a second and be gracious about it. I am so glad your Mom is taking the tough love stance with you. I see that you apologize after every fight with her, but sometimes your apologies are just words when you continue to disrepect your Mom and Chris. It is their homw and you left. You cannot decide when you want to act like a child and when you want to be treated like an adult. You have a lot of growing up to do and you might want to listen to Chris and your Mom. They KNOW better and are wiser. And the last thing, No matter if you were PMSing that night. You were completely wrong in getting upset because your Mother said you looked like a relative. Grow up Ashley, The world is not going to let you get sway with as much as your Mom has. You need to realize just how lucky you are.
Ashley - so happy to hear that you are working on career goals. You need an education and I am so happy to hear that you are trying to focus on that. Although, I do think you should move home or at least to a college dorm - you are too young to worry about taking care of yourself. Focus on school and education - there will be plenty of time in the future to worry about your own apartment and if you educate yourself and get a good job, forget the apartment, maybe you can buy a house! Wishing you the best!
This is a great blog,Ashley. Good Job! And I am very proud of you for saying that it was RIGHT for you mother to throw you out.
I love how you're taking a mature approach to the drama with Danielle. I think Dina might have rubbed off on you a little :) & I'm young and I think my opinion should be heard, just like you do, but really focusing on yourself at this young of age and getting your future on track is probably the best thing you could do. Don't even acknowledge Danielle... just do you girl :)
Ashley, I have a daughter that is 40 years old and I would not allow her to speak to me the way you speak to your mother. You need to stop and think before you speak. You need to show some respect and you definitely do not need to start things in front of other people, even family.
Love you though!
Ashley I love you!! BUT all I'm gonna say is that you are an amazing young lady and keep working on that fiesty temper you have lol. trust me me and my mom have a relationship very similar to yours with your mom so I totally understand! but you are amazing!!
may god continue to bless you and your family, Ashley Marie
From what I have seen so far it seems that your handling yourself very well. It's smart to stay away from danielle. She is nothing but trouble for your family. Love it that your blogging. I have enjoyed reading what you have put up so far.
Look forward to next week!!!
Good for you Ashley! Writing about D in your blogs is what she wants. She loves the attention and it makes her feel "liked" that others are so wrapped up in her life. Ignore her. It will bother her more than anything.
Love you and your family. You guys are wonderful people!
Ashley, I love reading your blogs.. you remind me of my daugter! Take care and remember.. be nice to your momma!!
Ashley, I love your family... It reminds me of mine. Danielle is trash and she is a waste of energy. You and I fight like mom and I have tons of respect for her. She looks like loads of fun and so does your whole family. Keep up all the good work keeping us jersey girls looking good. I love that you guys are so outspoken. I look forward to Monday nights... Also, I really love love love Teresa...seriously she makes me crack up. Good luck and god bless you guys!
Ashley - you realizing your actions means alot and show maturity, be nice to your mom, your a very lucky lucky young woman to have a mom like yours...she is very smart and is a great role model. Your a beautiful and smart girl.
Glad to see you've moved on from the fight with your mom and realized you were in the wrong. It takes a mature person to. I'm 18 and I don't always do that with my mom, so it's nice to see someone my age be mature. & you're being smart staying away from Danielle, there's no telling what she'd do to you.
Ashley, it took a very wise teenager to say the things you did in your blog. You clearly are maturing and nobody ever said that these were going to be the easy years, but you know you are always loved by not only your mom and dad but also a large extended family. Count your blessings you have them on your side and please try to go a little easier on your mom! By the way, Derek seems like a wonderful hardworking young man. So very glad he is in school and maybe you will get back there too.
Nice blog and explaining things. Glad you and your mom patched things up. All families (parents, siblings) have disagreements. That's normal. The most important part of any fight or disagreement is to make up. You are right, Danielle will get hers. Her true colors are showing - and she's doing it all herself. She doesn't need any help.
You are one smart cookie. Keep away from the drama, focus on yourself, enjoy your youth while you can. And also, respect your mom! I know you love her with all your heart, but she is the one person who will always be there for you in your life, no matter what. So no matter how much she makes you mad, or pisses you off, etc... stop and think of all she has done for you in your life. Keep up the blogs, I really enjoy reading them!
What a great blog.. It is like we have watched you grow and mature more. You are a very lucky girl, you have a lot of wonderful family memebers, and they are very lucky because I can tell you love all of them..
Good Idea, I wish we the public could stop thinking about and seeing Danielle, she is disgusting.. I am very sorry about your Aunt leaving the show, although i totally get her reasons, she was a kind geniune person, and I really enjoyed watching her on the show..
Ashley, you must be obessed with Danielle, extremely obessed. You and your whole family must be obessed with her, especially Teresa because that is all you guys talk about.
Love, love, love your family! Endless entertainment! All of us sane ones out there know what's what. You learn as you experience, all that matters, way to take the high road. As I am sure you already know, ignoring and bettering yourself is the ultimate revenge against someone whose sole goal is to make your life miserable. As I read you have already started to move on and realize what is really important. Good for you! Be well!
you have a way to go before you are all grown up moms try to protect there kids from the outside world. I have a daughter that is 23 and she has two perfect kids. She is very level headed. At times i still have to give her advice i dont mean anything bed i just love her as your mom you will see in a few years down the road. It is hard to let go.
Ashley nice blog it really sounded mature, I just really want to say that you seem to have a great family and I just love your mom she is the coolest out of everyone on the show but I think you take advantage of that fact, you are so disrespectful to your mom and thats off the chain crazy, you can tell by watching her that she loves you so much, you should really be more respectful towards her and your other family members I know it's hard because your a kid and want to go your own direction but remember they love you and would never steer you wrong so even if you don't agree with something they say or a decision they make remember that there is a reason for it and it's not to hurt you but to help you, :)
Ashley, please give your mom a chance. You seem like a great girl & your mom loves you. Get over the Danielle issue, the more you keep it going the more you help keep her name in the spotlight. Best of luck!
That was insulting to your grandmother. You should be proud of grandmother at all costs.. but no, you don't want to look like her when 'you grow up'.
You redeemed yourself well. I don't have a problem with you discussing Danielle because to a certain extent, there is a bond (the show). Just let her be the neagative one. Keep your head up, at your age, you are allowed to make mistakes, just learn from them (as it seems you are)
Ash...I am loving that you are blogging now. You and your mom are so cute..Of course you may have some arguments because I sure know I have them with mine..YOu and your mom remind me of my mom and I...I see how cute you are with CJ and you are so sweet with him..Geeze I wish you babysat ! Well at anyrate I just want to say I love all of you and your big fam ! I wish you guys the best and keep doing those nice big dinners at Carolines..Thay look like so much fun ! Hopefully soon you guys will make it down to Red Bank ..Such a fun town with lots of bars and restaurants.
Oh Ashley. Glad you could see you were kind of being a brat that episode ;) I still love ya though. PMS or not, we ALL have those sort of days. Just you're unfortunate enough to have them broadcast on TV. That stinks!
I agree 110% with ya that dirty d is crazed. i would be kind of scared too of that woman. Your family rocks!
I don't blame you. you can tell your mom was trying to be hurtful. This scene shows the real story about you and your mom.
Ashley, I agree with your Aunt Caroline, your heart is in the right place but your message isn't always right. Although it some ways I think you have alot of maturing to do, I want you to know that I think it's vert admirable how protective you are of your family. Loyalty is a very attractive quality and honestly if your Mom had been more loyal when Danielle was bashing Dina back in the day, things would never have gotten this bad. Oh well, live and learn. I can tell by your writing that you are intelligent. Also, your boyfriend has proved himself to be good egg when he questioned you about Facebook and when he stayed at the card game. I'm glad he has the strength of character to be truthful with you even if it's not something you want to hear. That takes real maturity. I am confidant you will continue to grow into an amazing strong woman. You have strength and although you might take the long road and make mistakes getting there, you will get there and you will be fierce. It's clear under your teenage angst you have a strong, loyal and loving heart. P.S. I love your hats and like em more now that I know you Grandma made them with love. You got style girl! And you are a sweet big sister. Shine on!