Alexis Bellino

Alexis explains how religion has helped her become a better spouse and mother.

on Jan 9, 2010


Happy New Year to you all!! What an amazing 2009, so much fun, so many memories and so many milestones made with our kids! It definitely was a year with a few struggles that weren't necessarily expected, but character is built by these obstacles, so we just have to keep truckin' along.

With that said, I have to apologize that my family and I were just plopped into your living rooms two months ago, without you even knowing who we are or what we are about. So please indulge me for a few paragraphs.

I met Jimmy Bellino six years ago, when I wanted NOTHING at all to do with finding a husband...but people say that's when God throws your soulmate in front of you. I was so content and finally at a place in my life where I was worrying only about me. (Well, ok AND my two teacup chihuahuas, Tica and Pepe.) I worked 9 to 12 hours a day at a local, family owned health club in Poway, CA. (near San Diego). I started there as a marketing/advertising director, and was soon managing the health club, and also personal training. I was so passionate about my career. It never felt like I was working 12 hour days because I loved my job. For me, going to work every day was a hobby I was getting paid for, and my members were my family. I truly cared about each of them and couldn't wait to see them the next day. So on Memorial Day weekend of 2004, I took a three day weekend with my girlfriend to Palm Desert Springs Marriot. For those of you that do not know, this is a resort in California that mimics a Las Vegas pool on certain weekends. There are 1500 people there to celebrate, all of us hot and sweating in 115 degree sun; having a great time with great music and wading in the pools. So on this weekend, I walk into the pool and Jimmy saw me and never left my side from that point on. I didn't even get a chance to put on my suntan lotion before he showed up beside my chair, looking handsome, confident and sleek, and said, "I know you are either hot or thirsty, so which one is it?" Needless to say, after a little bit of a shoulder from me, we have been together from that moment on. You could definitely say that Jim and I had a whirlwind relationship. He proposed to me after three months, we were married after 11 months, and I was pregnant 6 months after we married...which brings us to today...