I wanted to send my best to Briana,she is such a real and special spirit.I pray her health gets better and she can get on with a happy and healthy life. God Bless!
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I wanted to send my best to Briana,she is such a real and special spirit.I pray her health gets better and she can get on with a happy and healthy life. God Bless!
Hello, Vicki you are my favorite of all the housewives because you know what you want out of life, and it shows you let nothing get in your way, you work make the money and take care of business, I know you sleep well at night knowing you do not have to depend on a man or any one else to live your life , I think the other women are crazy to solely depend on a man man who may have money one day to support their lavish life style, but if the money runs out they lose everything I think that is so CRAZY,I watch just to see you and you nice family well if you leave I will no longer watch OC house wives, will just become boring and artificial ( good luck in the future)
Vicki remains my fav housewife! I so relate to her work ethic and need to balance friends, family, work and fun. I think she's gotten a really, really bad wrap from Simon. At the end of the day, Vicki as always been a friend to Tamera, Simon needed to not be so threatened and accept it.
Vicki your efforts to evolve and work on you weaknesses are part of your great character. Don is great and you both are lucky to have each other!
Seems like from the reunion show that you are weighing whether to continue with the show. I hope you keep with it, however if you don't your viewer fans will understand and miss you very much.
Glad to hear your daughter is fine. I just went through the same thing however my nodule turned out to be cancer and I just went through surgery to have my entire thyroid removed and will be going in for radiation next week. The thing is it is 100% curable. So Briana needs to continue watching it to make sure they do not grow or change.
Hi Vicki, i have watched the r.h.o.o.c since season 1. where has the time gone? you are truly a very independant lady with family and work as your number 1 priority. however, i think it is time for you to move on. For your own good. you say you don't want the drama, it doesn't exist in your everyday life, then move on. SAVE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY WHILE YOU CAN!! GOD BLESS......
I think you have every right to question whether to rejoin this crappy cast. Its just not the same Housewives of OC that it used to be. Gretchen and Alexis bring classless trash 100%, I think they ruin the show completely. I have been a huge fan of this show since it first aired and the original cast was great to watch. I love that you are successful and love that you like to show it! Don't lose who you are because you are the only one really worth watching anymore. Best of luck to you and your family!
I am just now going through your blogs, so I will probably be making comments on blogs that you wrote long ago. Unless you are notified that someone has written on a specific blog, you probably won't even know my comments are here.
In case you do read this, I want you to know from where I am coming as I write. I think you are a great lady. I, too, am a business woman. I own a small business, and live in a world where I am the only one among my peers who actually has a job, much less a career. They plan things during the day when I am working and then act surprised when I cannot be there. Then, they act like something is wrong with ME! Suffice it to say, I feel your pain.
However, I want you to know that I am not blind to what is real. Like you, I call 'em as I see 'em. But, I want you to know that when I say something that might not be so flattering to you it doesn't mean that I don't like you. Please don't get the idea that I, for a moment, think I am perfect. Oh, and lastly, I am quite aware that you don’t really care about what I think. I simply enjoy sharing.
Now, you mentioned Gretchen's financing for her makeup line. You said, "...one has to wonder if Jeff didn't leave her anything, how does she afford to do it? Again - doesn't add up does it?" Vicki, I understand that a lot of what you say comes from a place of disgust for Slade - I get that.
But Vicki, it is really none of your business where Gretchen is getting her financing for her business. There is no reason for anything regarding her finances to "add up” for you. You asked her personal questions during the season about her money that really were none of your business.
Why not just worry about you, your lovely Donn and your darling children, which you do such a good job of. I see that you are trying to improve yourself and your relationships. Bravo!
A HUGE part of that, Vicki, will be to stop gossiping about other people and making their business your business. You will never be able to truly improve yourself as long as you do that. Don't ask people about what is happening in other people's lives, and when asked, find a graceful way to change the conversation.
Can you imagine the impact you could have once your friends realize you will no longer participate in gossiping? You could have an amazing influence on them. They will see you taking the high road, and will realize you have chosen to be a better person. That will really force them to look at their own lives.
Gossiping hurts people. When everyone gossiped about you at Lynne’s party, that hurt you, didn't it? Have you EVER known gossip that WASN'T hurtful to someone?
If you agree that gossip hurts people and that life would be better without it, then it has to start with you. You have to make a commitment to yourself and then stick to it. Let it start with you and just see where it goes. It certainly couldn't hurt, could it? Think about it - did you ever regret NOT gossiping about someone?
Vicki, I am so glad to hear Brianna is doing better and I hope the surgery goes well. I understand the frustration with that, I too have Thyroid issues and it can be quite the pain! But she will do well. I was hoping you could pass a message on to her. I have wanted to be a nurse for 6 years now and I am waiting to hear about my application, I just wanted to say it is awesome to see her drive and passion for the field. And she is such a role model for young women who are wanting to wait till marriage. I am too and it is sooo nice to see other women who are striving for that goal. I know she will do very well through the surgery and I look forward to reading your book!
It's ok, Vicki. Please just leave the show. Your not fun. You can dish it out but you can't take it---Own it sweetie.
Vickie, You can not take being called on your bad behavior. The last few seasons when you had control and felt like top dog you were very mean spirited to most of the woman. when they started calling you on it you could not take it. Most of the time you leave if anyone gets to honest wit you about your meanness. Step up and take it like and admit you have a problem with the truth about yourself. You could really learn from the women you pick on the most. GOOD LUCK
Vicki, I absolutely love you...I wouldn't let any of those FAKE women bring me down for a minute!! Your a strong independent woman and don't you change for anyone, you wouldnt be the Vicki we all fell in love with!!
Vicki, you are an extraordinary woman! You are a great mother and a wonderful wife. Don knows you're a strong woman, which is why he doesn't speak for you. I love your style and you have a beautiful and realistic phisque! I do understand what your daughter is going through, since I have dealth with biopsies and sonograms for my thyroid as well. We will keep her in our prayers. You were a true friend and you definitly did not deserve to be ganged up on and it was rude for the women to bring their men for the "girls only weekend". It just shows how much you and Don Love and trust each other! I wish you all the best and hope you do return to the next season, but will understand if you don't. Love the dimples!
I love the show and have a been a fan from the start. I have always admired you,and your strength,and it really came through this season. You are a wonderful lady,and an ispiration to women everywhere..where were you when I needed a friend with so much powerful wisdom and support ? Thank you for being you..I love who you are! Well wishes to you and your family always! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your world with us each week! I hope you never leave the show.I would miss you so much!
Dear Vicki, I was so happy to hear about your daughter Briannas' test results. The amazing thing to me was at exactly the time I saw the show I was awaiting results of my thyroid sonogram. I got results of having 6 nodules along my thyroid too. The frustrating part is this they say "oh they're benign(just by sono results) and dont do anything , next year get another sono!! Can you imagine walking around for 1 year with growths wondering if they grew!! So I am pursuing it further, I at least want a biopsy. I was wondering if Briannas doctor had a website where I can get info?
I absolutely love your style of clothing..attitude..etc. I just wonder how you keep yourself in the shape you're in. I prefer your size Vicki..over the rest of the women. It's more realistic to other women, and much more attractive. You and Your Daughter are so beautiful!
Vicki, I think you are a strong, independent, determined, courteous, women. I love your ambission. But however after watching all the Season's I do feel like you treat Don like a servant instead of a Husband. I do feel like he should develop a backbone. He reminds me of Bruce on "Keeping Up With Da Kardashians". Maybe the 2 of them should get together and go play some golf. But other than that I think your fabolous and I love you eye for fashion. That reunion dress blew everyone else's outfit out the park, especially that fake barbie doll ALEXIS.. I wish they're would of been an episode where you slap the crap out of her and Gretchen. Tamra is not your real friend a friend doesn't dog you behind your back and I happy Simon woke up and decided to get out of that relationship. Lynne needs therapy and a good LEATHER BELT...Can't wait to see what happens NEXT SEASON...ttyl.. :-)
Vicki Love You Love You Love You!!!!!Love that you are a standup kinda of women you say what you mean and mean what you say... I also love that this season you pretty much refuse to get into drama with the other girls. Love the recommitment back to your husband. I also love the love you have for your children and want only the best for them. Keep your head up and strive to be stronger..
I loved Vicki's dress in the finale. Where did she get that pastel yellow low front backless dress, I know she got it in Chicago but what is the name of it and what store?
I just wanted to say that when I watched the episode of Brianna and her thyroid nodules I was in shock because I was in the proces of arranging surgery myself for a left hemithyroidectomy (all my friends kept telling me about the episode) because of a nodule that with needle biopsy was unclear of whether it was cancerous or not. I'm a nursing student, 27 years old, and due to graduate April 30, T-56 days! It was really scary dealing with all this during school, not to mention potential cancer?! I'm happy to say that I have met many nurses/doctors that have had to have all or part of their thyroid removed for the same thing (cancer or nodules). After much debate I decided to get the surgery, and it was today! I'm recovering well and glad to say that the surgery and post-op has been better than I thought. I'm also releived to have it done so that I can stop worry whether it will turn cancerous or not. I wish Brianna the best of luck! Surgery is never a happy experience as I'm sure you know, but it really wasn't too bad of a surgery, I just have a terribly sore throat! Best wishes to you and your family! Goodluck Brianna!
When you put yourself out there, you're bound to be scrutinized. Glad that Brianna is well. You have raised good and loyal children. You are a good and effective parent. I know you feel betrayed this season. Yet, I do believe in Karma. We must learn from it and move on. I don't think the other housewives are intentially trying to be mean. They are only conveying what you have done yourself in the past. You never realized that and That suck's! I see/sense the changes within you and it is all for the better. Be tough as you are! Work on the sweetness directly when dispensing your opinion. Keep loving your husband he is a good guy and he loves you.
I've never written anything on these sites but just had to since I've experienced what Briana is going through. Almost 4 yrs ago, I was having fertility problems & when the Dr's tried to figure out why, they found out I had thyroid cancer. It was devastating. To make a long story short, I am almost 4 yrs cancer-free & have 22 month old twin girls! :-) I live right near you in Mission Viejo & wanted to let you know that I went to THE best surgeon, Dr. Bradenkamp, out of Mission Hospital. You can barely see my scar & I'm so happy to have this all over with. I think Briana would feel so much more secure if she had it all removed, for she wouldn't have to worry about any of her tumors becoming cancerous. Good luck & best wishes to your entire family!!!!!!
Vicki: I just wanted to say I love you on the OC Housewives. You are the classiest woman on the show. I totally understand your position on working, being a mom and a wife. You are a real mom and a real person. These other woman on the show are very fake in more than just a physical way. Your kids have grown up to be incredible adults, you and your husband have done a wonderful job. I hope you stay on the show for a while longer. You are the calm of that crazy wife storm. I always say to my friends that "When I grow up I want to be Vicky!" Lol.(I am 41). Good Luck!
I agree with LisaBDA. Vicki says whatever is convenient for her at the time. She treated Jeanna very coldly and did not "have her back" even though that's what she demands from Tamra. Vicki has a problem of not practicing what she preaches, rather hypocritically, I'd say. It seems to me what is most important to Vicki is VICKI! She wants attention and becomes a drama queen when she doesn't get it. Vicki is very good in the world of business and runs a successful insurance company. Bravo for her! In business, she's got it together and is a true grown-up. However, when it comes to relationships and handling her emotions, her behavior is immature and childish.
Furthermore, as much as I think Simon was just too controlling and over-bearing in his attempt to control Tamra, Vicki should have had less to say to Tamra about Simon, and simply been supportive to her friend. Instead, she and Simon were in a battle to see who would get control of Tamra. Looks like Vicki won!
Vicki you are the bomb! While I'll admit I did not care for you on the previous seasons, I now get you and where you are coming from. You seem to have changed your ways and are making a very valiant effort at treating Donn like a real man that he seems to be. I also applaud you at the way you handled yourself at the final dinner when Simon confronted Tamra. I did not like the way she lied and threw you under the bus when he asked her what you were talking about. That could have went so wrong, but it only showed how Tamra truly was afraid of Simon and the class act you are. Good luck in your marriage,kids,and your business venture. You are very inspiring!
I hated seeing you cry so much this season. You've made such a tremendous turn-around in how you treat Don & interact with people around you. To be honest, I didn't like you in prior seasons, but you ended up being my favorite this season. Don't worry about what everyone says about yours & Don's marriage. The reality is that secure, healthy marriages include/embrace independence. Just because the others may not have reached a point in their lives that they understand that doesn't mean that you & Don need to defend yourselves. I think you're a great couple, & I'm just delighted at the added efforts you put into your relationship this year! On the crying thing (that I mentioned at the beginning), you're so strong & brave on so many fronts, so it's sad to see you so easily wounded by others. Maybe the next step for you is to increase your self-esteem & emotional fortitude. Do not let the critiques of others impact how you view yourself.
I love the way you look at your kids. How you make them KNOW that you love them. You are real. You are an inspiration. Thank you for 5 seasons. I look foward to the next season.... Keep shining your light! Youre a beautiful person!!!
Hi Vicki, I like you the most out of all the HW and I just wanted ou to know how much you inspire me and has since the beginning of the show. I think you are a wonderful person and I wished I had friends like you... God Bless:~)
Great advice to tamra! Powerful women, power other women.. and everythin you said was great and exactly what she needed to do and hear! way respectful! kudos
First of all I am so happy about Brianna's outcome :) You are my favorite housewife! You are strong and tell it like it is and I am so glad you were there for Tamera. I do have a life but I am so hooked on this show...maybe because my drama doesn't even compare to yours....Whoooooo-Hooooooo! Love ya sista
PS: You are so much better than Alex!! What a gold digger! Missouri....give me a break!
All i want to say is Vicki i think you are great i live in Lake Havasu and i was so pleased to see you guys here it was great..i think you need to be who you are and never let other people make you cry you don't deserve that stay true to who you are and tell that new housewife to shut up!!!..she dosen't know you ... thats all i need to say...take care be safe hope to see you next season..hugssssss
Get off that show already! Jeana was smart enough to get the hell off.
You and Donn have a mature marriage unlike these babies. I've been married 18 yrs. and can totally see their immature actions. Jeez, enough is enough. Don't you get tired of it? I would.
Don't think Tamra is your friend and has your back because she doesn't as well as the other girls (except for Lynne). They do talk plenty about you.
I think your better than all of that drama. You and Donn are making a fresh start so complete it by getting the hell off of that show. Your damned if you do and your damned if you don't.
You'll always be the topic of conversation because of your work ethics and are working all the time.
Just because Tamra is getting divorced don't fall for her saying, "Ill always have your back crap and come running back to you". I'm sure you'll be sorry.
GET OUT NOW WHILE THE GETTING'S GOOD!!
You and I both know that Gretchen's suppossed business is going to be a flop. It takes time and plenty money to get a business going. I know because I've done that. You gave Gretchen good advice and asking if Slade was helping her had to do with her business. Doesn't she get it? Keep up your good ethics!
I hope you and Jeana regain your friendship and keep it in good standing. She is a good and steady friend.
Good luck to you!
I like your marriage, it's what I consider normal. My husband and I are very carefree and trust each other very much. Simon is a crazy man and I think he is a little scaredy-cat when it comes to you. That's why he spent so much time talking about your marriage with Don.
Hopefully we will not be seeing him anymore!!!
You are an honest person and you deserve credit for that as well as being hard working and always staying positive.....good luck! Cheers, Laura
Your my favorite "Housewife". Someone i can watch and look up to. Your a successful business women,a wonderful mother,your independent, and your a strong women that doesn't let anyone bring you down. i admire that,and that's the kind of women i also want to be=) I wish you and your family nothing but the best.
Vicki, Out of the couples you and Don seem to have it more together. The two of you are the most normal. The only thing I would say to you after watching the season is try not to be so emotional. You do seem to cry a little much. Yes sometimes I think you speak before you think but most of the time your right eventhough it hurts their feelings. Good Luck
Vicki - you are real.... I think we all have problems in our marriage and yes, I think you were a little hard on Don earlier in the show, but Kudos to you that you could admit that and change. That's what it takes to have a good marriage. Stick by Tamra, she needs you. She's trying to get where you are and now that she is away from Simon I think you can help her be who she is. Don't leave the show. We need someone who is smart, beautiful and REAL!!!!
hi vicky! ive been watching u since the first season. i am so happy to see that this year how you have come into your own. i think u learned alot of lessons and not taking your family and wonderful husband for granted anymore. ur re-marriage episode brought me to tears!! im so happy for u.
so I've watched since day 1 and all i can say is Vicki you have grown but you need to make sure u understand if you dish it out you have to be a 2 take it also and Alexis dished it 2 u.
Vicki, ever notice you are the one that still has her job, you are the one that still has a healthy marriage, you are the one that has children that haven't been in trouble with the law. That says a lot! You are my favorite. You have it all together and it shows! I love watching!