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I regret to inform you that as I suspected, Richie returned the wedding ring. Oh well, I tried. I also bought him a bracelet that I'm happy he decided to keep. Oh, well going have to come up with another solution to this wedding band dilemma. In all seriousness, it really doesn't matter all that much. Whether you wear a ring around your finger or not, it's what's in your heart that matters. Richie has shown me everyday for over twenty years how dedicated and committed he is to our family and me. I am so blessed and grateful to have two loving and supportive kids. When they exhibit such respect and kindness towards one another and our family, my heart is just bursting with joy. The best gift of all is the good health and well being of my family. As I'm moved to tears watching this scene, I'm reminded that we should never dwell on anything that keeps us from enjoying our blessings.
Wishing you all love and peace throughout the year.
Lots of Love,
P.S. The wedding ring and bracelet I bought for Richie were from Mamari Jewelers in Nanuet, N.Y. Check out Melissa and I when went Christmas shopping HERE.
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Kathy - I love you, your adorable family, and your blog!!!! Please keep on being you, and doing what you do. You're a very insightful and fair minded person. It's a shame everyone can"t be like you. Much love and respect.
Hey Kathy! I just want to say I agree with you on the whole Teresa thing I don't blame you on not wanting to invite her to your house she was very rude to you for no reason . Teresa could of just said hi to you and tried to move on so you girls can be a family again =)
Kathy - your family seems very close and loving. Your daughter's letter to you brought tears to my eyes. The only negative comment I have is that your blogs are way too long. And I was happy to see that your family didn't overdo with the gifts the way the Gorgas and the Giudices did.
As I watched this week's episode, I was very emotional. Christmas is a time for family, friends and mostly for giving. Seems as though you are all blessed to be able to provide very well for your families and I hope they all appreciate that. I was brought to tears as I watched your children come together to support their mom and exemplify such love. You and your husband have done an amazing job and I hope and pray that I can do the same with my two little boys. Kids these days are not as family orientated as we were back in the days and to see two teens who value their family is encouraging. Wishing you much success on your culinary business!
Hello Kathy, I want you to know that you're not evil and hurry up open that shop so I can get ssome of your delicious looking desserts.
You are always so well-spoken. You and Caroline are the two classiest ladies on the show:) I hope to see you & your family next season!
Totally agree with your blog! You did the right thing by inviting M&J to xmas eve at your house. Your family is great!
Love your family. it is refreshing to see what a delightful family unit you all are. It is a testament to you and your husband how wonderful your children are. I was moved to tears when your children gifted you the laptop, and your daughter's message to you was beautiful. I think Teresa could learn a few lessons from you. Don’t let her get you down, you can’t choose family but you can certainly disassociate yourself from a negative force like Teresa Giudace.
Kathy - my husband does not wear a wedding band either and I really don't care!! We have also been married for 20 years and I guess it was a battle I chose not to fight!!! We have two beautiful children and are a very close knit family like yours. He obviously loves and adores you - he doesn't need a ring to prove that!!! God Bless.
You're words conflict with your actions.
Enjoy your lovely family and stay out of other peoples business.
omg!! for once you were not wrong. Teresa is too much already. but seriously so are you like attracts like. let it go!! eff her!! forget about it!!
Your kids are so terrific. I love how they presented speeches before presenting you w/the laptop for Christmas. As for Teresa, I think she is an instigator, yet she loves to play the victim. Over the past 3 seasons her true colors have come out. You, on the other hand, are a very nice, sincere lady.
Bottom line..regardless of which team the viewers are on..you and Melissa joined the show to exploit your grievances with Teresa. You both are pitiful. Again..grateful for DVR so I can fast forward through your segments.
Ok...I just typed a whole long comment and it is not there...LOL! I am just going to say that this week's episode brought me to tears. Kathy, to watch your kids rally together to support their mom and show you how much you meant to them, really touched my heart. You and your hubs are doing an amazing job. There are not too many teens today that value family as much as your kids do. I can only hope that my two little boys will grow up to be the same way. Good luck with your business venture!
Kathy~ You seem like a genuinely nice person...maybe to a fault? Your feud with Teresa started all because you felt the need to stick your nose in the middle of a family problem that had nothing to do with you. If Joey & Melissa had a problem with how Teresa had been treating them lately and then called her out on it...what does that have to do with you?? You CHOSE to put yourself in the middle and now you don't like being there. Also, why do you seem to choose public places to hash out your difference with her? You certainly saw how that worked out at the christening when Joey tried to do that. If the "time is now" why did you take so long to talk to her? Somehow you were able to immediately call up and visit with Caroline in a private setting. You need to take responsibility for your part in this drama. Melissa certainly has...maybe that's why she and Teresa have moved forward. Your "I'm a good Christian" act is wearing a little thin.
In an effort to end on a positive note...you have a great family. Your kids are so polite and respectful; and your husband is sweet - a big ham for the camera, but sweet.
It appears you've definitely put forth an effort to mend the fences between you and Teresa. You may not always have the best timing but you are at least trying. I think it was nice of Joey & Melissa to still come to your home since you extended an invite first and it was even nicer that you told them they could've stayed. That shows you're not trying to steal Teresa's thunder or her brother. I think she envies your relationship w/Joey. Hopefully, you all can reconnect and enjoy each others company. Theresa needs to lighten up and realize NOW is the time when she NEEDS her family.
I think you are a good cousin. You are right, about the Gorga's not having any where to go. Caroline tried to explain that to Teresa and was not going to accept that, you took away her right to punish the Gorga by giving them somewhere else to go. You have a lovely family, just let Teresa do what ever she wants, she loses in the end.
I watch you guys every sunday and I dont understand Teresa at first she was my fav housewife but since this season and now meeting you guys and the Gorga's things of her has changed and I feel like you have tried your best as well as the Gorga's with the Giudices. Joe Giudice stills talks crap about you guys and Gorga's and its not right. I feel you and Melissa have did your part. I pray everyday that blesses my fam as you and Melissa's. Just keep doing you and raising that beautiful family and loving the beautiful marriage you have!!
Kathy- I have to say at first i didn't like you but as the season has gone on I have really grown to enjoy watching you and your family...you have done an amazing job raising two beautiful children who are very respectful and loving. keep doing you cause your good at it!
You and your family are a great addition to the show. However, I can not stand to watch you create issues and then try to play vicitim. I think you need to re-watch a few of the episodes. You did actually have a friendly hello at the Gorga's party, but YOU wanted to keep pushing Teresa until she got irritated and then boo hoo you went running and told everyone Teresa was not nice to you. I really hope they watch and see that you were pushing Teresa. Please own it when you start crap. Other than that I do like you and your family. Please make a real effort to mend things with Teresa and then cry if she acts a certain way. All you have done is confront her in public with cameras around. As a viewer the Danielle Staub bs caused me to stop watching and if that keeps up with you and Melissa I won't be able to finish the season...
I understand why you keep the conflict with Teresa at the top of your to-do list. If it weren't for your bickering with Teresa, you're not interesting enough to get any air time on the show.
Kathy, You are a woman to look up to!! The reason why you have so many blessings is because you appreciate them as they come along! As for Teresa, with everyone trying to make peace, she continues to get her digs in and keep this feud going. This episode shows that Teresa does not appreciate the blessings she has in her life, otherwise she would not have been asking where the diamonds were. Such an ingrate... It was Christmas morning, she was with her family, and she was complaining about the night before. At this point, she is just beating a dead horse. I guess it is easier for her to focus on you and Melissa than her finances and her husband's trouble at Motor Vehicles...
Incredible mother, wife and friend. You are a true DIVA. You and Melissa are incredible stay on the right path and you will go far. Grace is everyting in a lady and someone forgot left that lesson out for Teresa. I can't believe she had Monica thrown out of the party. I can't believe she did what she did to you and I can't believe her husband ( pig is an understatement) said those things about Melissa. Teresa is so shallow ( no diamonds this year?), she makes a balloon look like it has some weight. Beautiful family, handsome, suave husband. You have it all!! This show should be about you and the Manzo's. I guarantee Teresa is coming out on the bottom this season. I hope there is a cook book in your future. I really want some of those baking ideas. I'll keep watching you and Melissa make good names for yourselves on this show. Kiss your hubby on the cheek for me. He is sooo cute! No I am not crazy, I have an incredible husband, I just love men with pizzaz!
Kathy sometimes I wonder about your motives when it comes to the other women; however, I think your heart really is in the right place. The snarkiness just creeps in once in awhile. I admire your love and devotion for your family; love those kids and husband of yours. Enjoy watching you.
Kathy it is my understanding that the episodes are filmed 6 months or so ago what ever was said at that time is 6 months old.,., Your Blog however is current .. UHM??? tit tat .. bravo please show my comments
Wow! How gracious and loving your children are! It's obvious that they love and respect their mamma. Who could ask for more? On another note, I've never heard of a husband who doesn't like wearing a wedding band, but to each his own, right? As long as you're ok with it, it doesn't really matter. I totally disagree with Teresa when she said you were being a bad cousin by not telling her brother to stay at her house." It wasn't your responsibility! They're adults, aren't they? They can make their own choices! And Teresa would have understood you caring about them mending their relationship if she had given you the time to explain it. So far in the season, she hasn't listened to you at all. She was just bitter because she hadn't been getting along with you and it bothered her to see her brother go off to be with your family. When it comes down to it, Teresa just needs to grow up a little.
I think you are probably the most level headed and most sincere out of all the housewives on all the shows .You seem to be very understanding and kind for some reason i think you will stay true to who you are and not let this show change you as it has others that are involved with all the real housewives ...
If you love someone, you don't call them vulgar names such as f***ing b****. Such words are reserved for people you typically DISLIKE and DISRESPECT. Believe me, Teresa gets the message loud and clear. Boy with cousins like these, who needs enemies...
Still loving the Wakile's!
Season 2 more people may warm up to you...Rich is a hysterical guy, your lucky to have a man that is so in love with you!
It is nice to have a kind LADY like yourself on the show. Let's show [fill in blank] how to act, huh?
I owe you an apology. As a loyal viewer, I set out to dislike both you and Melissa from the beginning. Melissa is still growing on me, but you, my dear, have completely won me over.
You obviously have great love for your family and it seems as if you are trying to do the right thing by Theresa....although I do have to say that I wish you had just let it go with the first "It's nice to see you" at the Christmas party. Hopefully, once Theresa is out from under the tremendous amount of stress she is under she will see that you are an important part of her life.
Your daughter's letter, along with the gift from your children and WHY they were giving it, made me cry like a baby. You are such a gifted mother and I can only hope my two daughters, who are 6 years and 17 months, will grow to have the same amount of respect for me as your children obviously have for you.
I hope that in the months since the holidays, things have settled down and you and Theresa have found your way back to each other.
i also enjoyed your Christmas. you family is lovely. i sorta think Teresa has a strange way of saying some things, i do believe she is a hand-full, but she has been in the public so much-well how would you react if you were walking in those boots-just saying.
The show is his new wedding ring, too, Kathy! :-) Everyone will know he's married to a warm hearted, beautiful lady, now that you are all on the show! You are right though, it's what's in his heart, and it definitely exudes "happily married". hugs
Kathy, u r not the problem - Teresa is..the holidays r 4 getting 2gether- u visit here/there/everywhere...Teresa has a problem -shame on her - when u have a large family sometimes u can't get 2 everyone butu make do...so teresa get over it..
i don't even know why you're on the show. Without Teresa, you would be boring as hell. And don't you live in a shack compared to the rest of the gals?
Kathy--I love your blog this week. You are a wonderful and understanding cousin to Teresa, a great cousin and aunt to Joe & Lady Gorga, and an even better mother and wife to your family!
All you do is bother Teresa. Not a good addition to the cast..I actually miss Danielle..RHONJ has gone way downhill.
Kathy, I absolutely love the scenes with your kids. The interaction you and Richard have with your children is very endearing.When your daughter read her letter, I teared up. Lets not forget how absolutely adorable your son is. I love his quick wit and humor. When I see him in a scene, I know something funny is about to be said. Lastly, I want to congradulate you and Rich for showing the world what a beautiful marrIage you have. Thank you.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE SCENES WITH YOUR KIDS ALSO IT MAKES ME CRY EVERYTIME I SEE THAT SCENE, YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED TO HAVED SUCH AMAZING KIDS. AND A BEAUTIFUL MARRIAGE.
You CLEARLY raised your children with amazing values and class. . .you and your husband are adorable and you guys have so much going for you. . .Hope you'll make your catering available by mail order because everyone will want to buy from you--you've got a fantastic attitude!!
The best gift for me is that a bugged eye queen and her husband borat is on this show and makes me crack up....thanks for the entertainment...
Kathy, whatever happens with you an Teresa doesn't really matter. You have a beautiful family and are raising two amazing children. Don't subject them to the Teresa craziness.
I love seeing your beautiful desserts that you make on the show! Could you please include a picture of the buffet you made for the party at Melissa and Joey's? And the one for your Christmas Eve dinner?
I know you are thinking of starting your catering business, but you should also consider a dessert cook book too (with pictures)! I would absolutely buy it!
I absolutely love the desserts you make on the show! Could you please post a picture of the buffet you made for Melissa and Joey's party? And the one from your Christmas Eve dinner?
You should consider a cook book to go with your new catering career - I would absolutely buy it!
Thanks for the inspiration,