The trip continues, and despite what some of our campers are complaining about, I think they are having a pretty good time over all. I heard a LOT of laughing. I know they enjoyed camping together (even though they may not admit it), but I could tell everyone got a little more excited when we reached the Lancaster Estate and Vineyard. It was so freakin' beautiful! The owners of Lancaster Estates were very generous to allow us all to stay there, and they were so gracious. I wanted to move in! They were such warm and kind people. Their wine is excellent too!
Although we were having fun, the main reason we went there was for business and everyone knew that ahead of time. We hoped to have fun along the way while sharing this experience with our friends. My husband and nephews were meeting with Levendi about the possibility of expanding their brand into different territories around the country, starting in the North East. My family has been drinking Levendi's wine for years, but it was very hard to find. Levendi has great wines at a reasonable price. Their chardonnay is delicious. I think you all should try it.
I was disappointed to see how clearly Joe Giudice was trying to get the viewers to see how much he was not enjoying the wine tasting and how he was ready to leave mid presentation. I would have thought he might have wanted to support his friend a little more than that. That's OK though, Levendi is doing great, even without Joe Giudice's approval.
I'm all for being silly and having fun, but there is a time and a place for everything. Joey Gorga making the Lancaster lion look like his Tarzan package probably wasn't done at an appropriate time, but you know what...I couldn't help but laugh my ass off when he did that. Hello, California! Jersey has arrived! It's OK, honestly, we love Joey anyway. Everyone was drinking. We've all had those moments.
I have to say that she deserves to have no-one honestly (teresa) you've stuck by her after she's proven herself not worthy enough to be fought for stuck by e.t.c. and despite the fact that she has wronged you and others in so many ways you still feel compassion for her that says a lot about your character a lot of great things . she should have been honored to have a friend like you and no I'm not just brown noseing . you really are a stand out person and from someone who hasn't had many good friends I wish more of them could be like you. I guess everyone put it best when they said misery loves company and indeed it does and that's what she's reacted towards everyone in this manner I think you're right to cut her off and hope you stick to your guns and you truly are done for good because someone like that is better off alone as a friend you're suppossed to revel in their successes not see it as competition for you be friends with people who can share in your victories and grieve with you when you are in sadness, love ya keep your head up it may be alot of drama at least within the show but it's productive because you never have to have a relationship with her again after this .
I wish all the best to you and your family. I'm sure Nicholas will thrive with all of the love and support of his wonderful parents. You are a great person and friend. Hang in there!
Dear Jacqueline, I am sorry to hear the news about your little boy. Actually though, you and Chris are wonderful parents and we all know that you two will do everything possible to raise awareness to autism research. Prayers to all of you. On another note, I totally get why you are upset with Theresa. She is not honest. She talked about all of you very badly and in the press. She put nasty comments in her cookbook and lied about her true feelings. I think her marriage is falling apart. I think her husband doesn't like her. I actually think she is becoming more and more like Danielle because she wants to remain on the show and have the ratings. If she continues her trash talking and trouble, I doubt I will watch it next season. Good luck to you and your families. I hope Ashley is doing ok too.
Jacqueline, you are the peacemaker of the group and also the person who gets hurt the most, when things go astray. Friendship is very important to you, but when people lie and do not tell you the truth, you need to evaluate whether it is worth the aggravation to keep them as friends or just throw them by the wayside. I also believe you need to go to counseling and rid yourself of the negative body image problem you have, it is pretty obvious at least on TV that your husband thinks you are beautiful and would love to see you in a bathing suit and having fun actively with the group. Just also let me say, you have a wonderful husband, I have been married for 41 years so I can see quality when I see it. Hunter
I am so sorry if you are having trouble with your son,Iyou r to kind when it comes to tree, U can see that your husband luvs you very much and puts up with all the drama, I hope this helps you i have a friend thats been with me for 36 years sometimes i luv her and sometimes I hate her so I deceided that I will do the best I can when Ican, Its always about her drama I have learned to ansere the phone when I can if I cant I wont, dont let her take away ur power friends do that to people they think they control.
Dont cry over people that move on so quickly tree will drop u in a minute and she will feel bad when its to late,
Jacqueline, my prayers are with you and your family. I have family members that have children with autism. there are so many different levels and each child is different. there are no words that can console you. This is life time challenging and a life time of work. There will be days that will exxaperate you and surely overwhelm. You will have to take time for you and not walk away but step away and regroup yourself, recharge. You are an intelligent woman who researches and have many things at your reach to help provide a s many resources to help your son have quality of life. My prayers are with you and Chris. (p.s. ... definitely having CJ participate in helping (interacting) is important.
My prayers are with you and your family. God only gives us what we can handle, and you appear to be a strong woman...With family behind you, you can get through anything. Friends come and go, and some friendships simply are not worth the time... Especially when that friendship is dealing with boarder line insanity or the lack of reality ( and not tv reality).
Jac, So sorry to hear about your son but trust in GOD and he will get you through anything. I have a child with a disability so I can relate to some of what you are going through. You have so much on your plate with your son it seems as though you may not need the stress of the show added. Teresa is going to do what is best for HER family. She is selfish and rude and I can understand why you didn't enter into the conversation to chose one side or the other. You are just drained and you can see it in your face. Take yourself out of the middle. You and Teresa have different definitions of the term loyalty in friends. Good Luck. You are a sweet lady regardless of what the Teresa fans say.
Jacqueline I really liked you and Teresa being friends! Sometimes you have to realize that friends don't always tell eachother everything....especially things that they might be embarrassed about or ashamed of. I.e. your husband doesn't want anyone talking about his failing businesses but yet you guys get upset at Teresa for not wanting to discuss her business. I feel that you are genuine, even though the post below say otherwise! Good for you for not getting involved. You, Dena and now Teresa have a bad history with Caroline....hhhhmmmm wonder why?
I love the way you want to be friends with someone that will never think you are equal to her... Carolyn was there when Teresa hurt you and will be there after she does it again and again...Faking being asleep was soo not right....Teresa keeps saying she did nothing... WHY did she have to make comments about Carolyn and her kids in her cook book then.. because she is a lowlife and needs to step on ppl to get ahead... don't let her fool you or bring you down... standing up for your family is not getting in the middle of anything .... Family Is Family period ....
You tell Theresa that it is wrong to hate people she wanted you to hate, but that is just what Caroline does. Unlike the other posters..I understand why you laid there and "slept". You have been friends with Theresa for many years, you know she has been through more then most people, doenst have a supportive husband, and a family that doesnt understand and see how much she has been hurting. You wanted to be her friend, but Caroline comes across as bossy and controlling and she talks about Theresa all the time to poison others against her because of some of her own stuff she is dealing with. I dont agree with anything Theresa does, its hurtful, but she is getting hit left and right and there is no one that is there being unconditional for her...no one that anyone has seen yet. I get that it would be hard to stand up against Caroline. Especially if you are trying to move on and be a bigger person. Caroline needs to take some of her own advice. She was disgusting these last two seasons. She has become what she has called Theresa. Its sad, but all the mean stuff Theresa does doesnt even compare to someone like Caroline, who is older and mature and should see past the surface and see how much Theresa is suffingering. Caroline seems to be the biggest bully and everytime you try to forgive, forget, and help Theresa, Caroline poisons your mind..she does it to everyone else as well...and it is so obvious that the others feel this, but are afraid to stand up to her. I hope you can continue to try to be there for Theresa!
@BobbijoS How could Teresa's family understand when she walks around with that fake smile plastered on her face saying "every thing is fine!"? Jac didn't start questioning T until she started telling the tabloids something different! To assume that Caroline is poisoning Jacueline's mind is insulting to Jac. You don't think she has a mind of her own? Caroline has already said she was not happy with her character this season! When you feel like a friend is lying to you and taking jabs at you and your family you may react in an immature manner, I know I have! It doesn't mean I'm proud of it! As far as "being there" for Teresa...you can't help someone who doesn't want it! Ever hear the expression "god helps those who help themselves"? Teresa could have gone to her family and friends with her fears instead of the tabloids! She doesn't want help, she wants publicity! I agree that she is hurting, but she pushed everyone away.
It's a shame you've been talking about your issues with Teresa to your family but when it's time to face the enemy, you pick up your fight by playing dead in the battlefield. Caroline may have become nasty in the fight but at least she was fierce and stood her ground.
Please stop letting that crazy loser hurt you!!! You are one of my faves and I hate to see this...you are much better of a person that T will ever hope to be!!!! You can do much better in the friendship department.....She should be hiding her face for what she did in the vineyard...how disrespectful....all the best wishes to you and Chris in your business ventures...(ps..Im a vegas girl too..lol)
Jacqueline, I understand that it's difficult being in the middle of two people but instead of pretending you were sleeping, you should have left the room or at a minimum sat there silently like Melissa and Kathy. I was embarrassed for you everytime the camera showed you pretending nothing was going on. Please get a backbone - yes I realize this was a year ago, so hopefully this period of time has taught you some things about your friend Tre.
@californiafan Jac had spoke her peace earlier in the trip! No one was there but her and T. I think that showed tremendous backbone! She didn't need anyone else to back her, she dealt with the problem alone!
Jacqueline -- may I say that I do applaud you last night for not getting involved. I applaud each of you ladies who say, it's over -- move on -- get over it. Whatever Teresa may or may not have done, it's over.
But I will say this to you, from the outside looking in, it appears that you are mad at Teresa becaues she will not tell you the intricate details of her personal life. Are you kidding me? That is between Teresa and her husband!!!! You actually got mad at her on that back porch because she would not admit whether she was going to jail or not. Come on -- why would you bring her over to pry in her personal, business. A true friend waits for the friend to come to them -- especially with something as sensitive as jail and bankruptcy. Wow -- your definition of friendship really blew my mind. I'm glad my friends are not like that.
About midway through this season I realized that what you need is a job. You have entirely too much time on your hand so you sit around all day trying to get into everybody's else's business and when they don't tell you the intricate details, you get mad. I've never been a huge fan of yours because I have always felt that you had too much time on your hands and meddled too much in the other ladies business but this season really showed me -- you need a job or go volunteer and I mean volunteer 8 hours or more a day. You really need to do something to keep your mind busy. Put your child in school and volunteer at the school or something -- just get some outside activites in your life. As the young people say -- get a life!
@churchladyjrb I sure think that Jac has her hands full now. She is an at home mom and will need to stay very involved on an hourly and daily basis. I do not see this as to much time on her hands. She has spent a hell of a season. With the worry that her and Chris have been through. Does anyone remember the fact that Caroline has watched Jac and Chris going through these worries about her nephew. Do you feel like it could affect that whole family. Maybe the worries that they have had makes Teresa even more sickening. Joe's toast to Caroline was that they are customers of the Brownstone, he never said that they were friends. I wish Chris would have uninvited the two A..holes and explained that the trip was for friends and family. I would have enjoyed watching the trip without ignorant Joe and dumb, fake Teresa. Chris like his wonderful wife are to nice to hangout with who only think of themselves .
@churchladyjrb A TRUE friend doesn't tell you everything is fine and then tell the public (tabloids) all their fears! Tre has it twisted...you turn to your friends and family and put on a mask for the outsiders! Why don't people get that? If I'm struggling I turn to people who love me, I don't walk up to a stranger and ask for help!
Good for you to stay out of Caroline and Kat silly little tricks, stay true to yourself and not be influenced by bully Caroline
Good for you to "sleep" through that drama with Caroline, she was angry that you did not get involved because she wants to get you to go to war with Teresa. I'm glad that you and Teresa made up, just keep your angry sister in law out of your business. Don't worry about you son's diagnosis, he will be fine. There is a lot of help out there for him, rest assured as long as you work with him, he will be fine. I am a teacher and some of my students are diagnosed with autism, they are very smart and once they get the necessary help, they will function well. You are in my prayers.
@valjem Caroline said she felt alone but understood why no one got involved! Never once did she say she was angry with any of the girls except Tre, and rightfully so!
Jacqueline you are such a sweet person! I understand where you were coming from when You asked Teresa about going to jail, you were just being a good friend. And good friends ask each other what is going on and how they are feeling. You have such a big heart, we all need friends like you!!!
Well, you did stay out of the crucifixion of Tre this episode so I am proud of you for that but once again you truly are not as good of a friend to Tre as you have claimed to be. If you really understood her, you would have been ashamed to see the Manzos nail her to the cross for her toast. Obvious to outsiders, yet not to her friends, she made a sincere toast in honor of being able to live together with Joe and Melissa on the road trip in spite of what the counselor said. She was very happy that they made it through what could have been a total disaster. Dang right she should have toasted that! She didn't mean to leave out anyone. I honestly don't believe it even crossed her mind to hurt Kathy even though Kathy had just done a pretty nasty catty thing to her at her book signing. Gah, come on girl get it together. She really does love you in her crazy Italian way. Accept your friend for who she is and let go of the annoying things or tell her when she's bugging you but damn don't tell Caroline your business. She is POISON!
I think your cuddling up and lying on Melissa lap was really mean and childish. Here's a woman you were best friends with for 10 years, and you ended the friendship unexpectedly, then she's attacked verbally by the jacuzzi and has to watch you all cuddled up with a woman you knew hated her and has been sabotaging her on the show for 2 years. The fake sleeping was BS
You have such an off-handed way of slamming people. I'm not sure if your trying to mask being rude or downright mean, or if its your way at being snide...but wow is it ever vicious! Why you want to be teresa's friend, when all you ever do is put her down, i have no idea. YOU are the one who first told her that "as for you and your family, your going to keep your distance"....then you get on your high horse because Teresa is keeping her distance too??? Confusing!! It almost sounds like your just following in what ever caroline is doing and giving your best try at slamming teresa at every turn. I'm fairly new to the show, but not to people and their actions. Its too bad, because you had appeared to have been one of the decent ones at first. :-(
Jackie...you have too much going for you to get drawn into Teresa's web again. Don't be such a milque toast - grow a spine and learn to not settle for anything less than the best! You have a great family, and being associated with Teresa just brings you down. She does nothing for you, she is so far beneath you that you need to pull up your boot straps and get on with your life. Only be friends with those that bring positive and uplifting things to your life, that encourage you to be the best you can be. You rock -
I have to say I totally agree with how you responded or rather didn't respond with the conversation between Caroline and Teressa. You obviously were trying to do just what you said you were going to do and that is to not get involved. I think you and your family are above being brave for being on the show especially with everything going on with your prescious son. I truly hope that you are able to move past all the negativity that is continuously flowing around you so that you can concentrate on who is most important above all else, Your family Best of wishes to You, Chris and all of your wonderful children. God Bless
Please don't listen to the people who put you down regarding Teresa! She is not a good person or a loyal friend! Keep your head up high & just know that what she does to others will come back on her! You are a good person & there are many people out there that wish they had a friend like you!
That was so low to fake sleeping during that whole conversation between Teresa and Caroline. Melissa and Kathy both stuck by Teresa talking to her as she was packing and then Melissa left with Teresa...and you left Caroline by herself. Caroline has always been there for you and even stood up to Danielle and you completely slap her in the face by faking to sleep so you don't have to get involved. What are you?? Ten years old?? Part of the reason Caroline is mad at Teresa is because of the way Teresa has treated YOU and you leave her to be alone that night when Teresa had all the support she needed. When you're no longer friends with Teresa yet again, Caroline will still be there so it's really sad you chose not to support her. NOT COOL.
You have no backbone. Do you love Teresa that much that you would not stand by Caroline, especially after how she treats you.
I have to say that I have always liked you, but I'm totally confused at how you would put teresa before Caroline. After all the lies that teresa has told you, the back stabbing, come on girl - she has no respect for you or anyone else on that show. All she cares about is herself. I'm disappointed in how you did nothing to save a friendship that is one sided.
I think you were doing the right thing by not getting involved with the argument. I think Caroline seems to be very angry and not a happy person. Its rediculous to be angry with what she is mad for and very immature attitude. It seems she keeps trying to come between you and Theresa the whole time. Also she tries to control everybody on the show. That is no way to show your children not to forgive people, she needs to turn to God with her anger.
I agree with this comment 100%
I hope you see Caroline for who she is. Theresa is not perfect, but she is your friend and she needs you. Theresa trusts you, so stick by her even when things get crazy. That is a true friend! Caroline is a bully.
Jacqueline you are the sweetest person but I wish you would have your sister-in-laws back once in awhile. After everything that happened with Danielle I thought you would have learned that family comes first because they are always there for one another.
I am soooo happy you stayed out of the argument on tonight's show. I think Caroline is toxic. Why does Caroline spend so much energy putting Teresa down? Tonight she said she has never heard one kind word from Teresa, and she can't believe the lengths Teresa will go to hurt. I have never heard one kind word from Caroline about ANYONE. She constantly puts other people down. I have no idea what's up with Caroline and Dina, but Dina seemed like a very together woman and her absence from Carolines life speaks volumes to me. Thank you for not saying hurtful things tonight. I really hope you don't let Caroline poison you against Teresa. It seems like she needs a real friend. She is first generation in this country, as am I, and we do have a different way of looking at things. Especially if Teresa's first language was Italian. Research it, if a person has Enlish as a second language, processing English is very different for us. Her parents are old world Italian, they raised her with those ways from the old country. I was very offended when Caroline said "off the boat mentality". That just goes to show that she isn't very well educated or pc.
Please get as far away from Teresa as you can. She will poison your life. She is a very calculating individual who plays dumb but is out only for Teresa. You won't need her when Joe is out of the picture at all. She will consume your life and drag you down.
Jacqueline...you really took the high road this evening...."sleeping" through all that....how embarrassing.....Caroline is a BULLY and no one deserves to be treated the way she treated Teresa...good to see you being the kind person you are and no stooping to that kind of behavior.
I loved the way you looked like you were sleeping. I would have done the same thing. It's very smart of you to be neutral since the talk you and Teresa had. Caroline should just quit the show because she seem so unhappy to even be around Teresa anymore.
Caroline should just leave the show. She is clearly unhappy and has a chip on her shoulder No matter what Teresa says Caroline does not believe what she says. How the hell does Caroline know if someone really means what a person says because she NEVER NEVER believes Teresa is sorry!!
Wow... currently watching the newest episode and have lost TOTAL respect for you. Did you not learn your lesson backing Danielle?
WOW...WHAT A NIGHT FOR A GOOD NEEDED NAP! IM HAPPY TO SEE THAT YOU STAYED OUT OF IT LIKE YOU SAID YOU HAD YOUR TALK WITH TERESA AND YOU GOT TO A SOME WHAT FRIENDSHIP. NOW I SEE AND BELIVE YOU ARE YOUR OWN PERSON. I LOVE YOU ALL ON THE SHOW IT JUST HURTS TO SEE THE FIGHTING...
Jacqueline, This is a week late but here's a piece of advice. People tell you what they want you to know. If they don't tell you, they don't want you to know. Stop prying! Just because someone is your friend doesn't mean they have to tell you everything. If you value a friendship, you would respect their privacy.
I read about your son being diagnosed with autism. I work with pre- school aged children that have autism. We use picture icons in communicating with the children. We do use sign language too.
There is a-lot of info out there. I do recommend watching the video and reading the books by (Temple Grandin). She is on the spectrum and is a successful professer.
BRAVO PLEASE POST THIS MESSAGE TO JAC.
I just read a little about you gorgeous son (Nick). He looks just like his dad. I wish all of you the best. I am sure with the love of all his family everything will be fine. I read some of the comments and there are people that are also dealing with a child with Autism. I know you and Chris are aware of organizations and groups dealing with Autism. You and Chris have a platform to help educate others on Autism and try to take them on the journey that your family is going on. Please use your great platform for good not negative gossip and Teresa. You and Chris must remember this show is recorded and in most cases are showing you in a negative way. I would think that the both of you would like to be remembered for something positive instead of negative. Again, it would be a great opportunity to enlighten people on Autism.
God bless you and your family.