Alexis Bellino

Alexis talks about her trip to the nail salon, plastic surgery, and how she makes her relationship with Jim work, and more

on Dec 9, 2009


Oh boy, my trip Happy Nails was not so HAPPY! LOL! Actually, my twins and I had a blast - it just didn't last long! I was a little too ambitious! We ended up finishing the manicure/pedicure at home! The funny thing is that my girls LOVE mommy to paint their nails at home ... it was going to the nail salon that threw everything off. There were too many people, too many nail polishes to put in their mouths, etc. (Not to mention it was close to nap time!) I have decided to attempt ONE girl at a time for a Happy Nails trip next month!

Gretchen and I had a great time at Charlie Palmers for lunch. I always have a good time with her! We never run out of things to talk about, and we always laugh a lot. When she commented that "she'd never let a man tell her what to do," I have to agree. I think if Jim ever tried to tell me what to do I would pour rotten milk in his cereal! My husband and I are misunderstood frequently, so it doesn't surprise me anymore. I cannot honestly remember a time where I felt Jim ever TOLD me what to do. There is a huge difference between expressing your concerns, your likes, your opinions ... and bossing someone around. Like I stated in my last blog, my honey and I have an amazing understanding in our marriage. I don't need to say ANYTHING half the time; he just knows what will make me happy by looking in my eyes, and vice versa. I think that is the difference between a marriage that is 'controlling' and a marriage where both partners TRY to please one another because they love each other. Gretchen also made a comment about us "not seeming godly" when she first met us. I would like to clear that up. Calling my husband "godly" was a poor choice of words. When I look back on that scene, I feel it came across as self righteous, which was not my heart (and he cringed when he watched that! So did I!) What I was trying to say is we are simply Christians trying to live a life that is pleasing to God. As you have seen and will continue to see we fall short, but at least we try. That's not an excuse, just an explanation.