Hello again, episode 12, time is flying by, and we're still going strong thanks to all of you. Just wanted to give you all a well-deserved shout out for watching every week. I APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU.
OK, let's get down to business. I think I’ll begin with Teresa and Joe playing Monopoly with the "ripped" board. How cute are those kids? I loved it when Gabriella told Joe that he should buy Teresa flowers and chocolates for their anniversary. Joe is constantly hugging and kissing those girls, they have him completely wrapped around their little fingers. They are Daddy’s girls for sure. My favorite line of the whole anniversary scene was Joe's, "The Hamptons are closed."
FANTASTIC. Wait a minute, I just remembered the poem that was great too. Teresa wanted to be "wowed" and I think Joe went above and beyond. As Teresa says, "Love is, everyone has eyes, F it, Joe is hot." Happy Anniversary guys, many, many more. Xoxo.
I just want to give a quick "way to go" mention to Jillian for stepping out of her comfort zone and singing in front of everyone. She was absolutely adorable. Good for her.
Ashley, Ashley, Ashley. What are we going to do with you?
As I watch week after week I am looking for a glimmer of remorse. I'm beginning to lose hope. I have to admit, we made huge strides today. I'm not sure how many of you have Facebook or tweet, but Ashley was giving live commentary throughout the episode. She acknowledged the fact that her behavior was out of line and she was embarrassed by it. Guess what? I'll take it. Hopefully as the episodes unfold Ashley will learn a very valuable lesson. As reality show participants we have the unique opportunity to view ourselves from the outside looking in. I'm hoping that Ashley will look at her behavior along with her attitude towards Jacqueline and make a conscious effort to move in a positive direction. I said it before, and I'll say it again. I see good in Ashley, I've been pretty accurate in my observations so far. Hey Ashley, if you're reading this don't disappoint me, I have faith in you, make me proud. Xoxo.
I hope I made sense to all of you regarding my position on Jacqueline's relationship with Kim G. Although Jacqueline didn't seem to have issues with Kim, I needed her to understand that less is more in this particular instance. Kim was representing herself as a friend to everyone. I didn't see how that could be possible. Again, she had a window into our world, I don't care if we sat around playing tidily winks, the last thing we needed was stories being told. It's like the game telephone, in the end it's one big screwed up message. I think we've had enough of that, don't you?
My kids, what can I say? They make me laugh. I loved watching the scene in the gym. Trust me, there are more of those moments than I can count. For this I am very grateful. I'm sure many of you would agree, there is no better sound than the sound of your children’s laughter. It doesn't matter how old they are, it's priceless. When Albie made the comment about being a positive role model for Christopher and Lauren he was telling the truth. He consistently tries to set a good example and has shown it through his actions time and again. I always say that somewhere, sometime in my life I must have done something good because God has blessed me with three beautiful children. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Speaking of Albie, let me explain his decision to enroll in the police academy. Albie interned throughout his tenure at Fordham University and the summer before entering law school at two legal firms, one in New Jersey, and one in New York. He wanted a hands on approach to the law, and he learned so much by putting himself in the thick of things. Albie is not one to let grass grow under his feet. He has a very proactive attitude. Even though his future in the legal field was uncertain at best, it was important to Albie to keep his finger on the pulse of the law, and joining the police academy seemed to be a good fit. By doing so, he would learn NJ state law from the perspective of law enforcement. It involves six months of intensive training in all fields of law enforcement - very much like a boot camp. As a side note, this is for the Deputy Division of the Passaic County Sheriff's Department. This division is comprised of volunteers who go through the exact same training course and have to meet the exact same requirements as a regular Sheriff's Officer. One exception, they don't get paid. Albie will be required to serve a minimum of 20 hours a month to the County of Passaic as a Deputy Sheriff's Officer.
I'm happy to see him moving forward while keeping is eye on the ball. Way to go Albie. P.S. I've seen him in uniform, like I said, ADORABLE.
I think I covered everything. If I didn't, what can I say, it's 2:48 a.m. right now, and I'm about to fizzle out. So as always, thank you so much for watching, and I'll see you back here next week!