Cast Blog: #RHOC

Home Away from Home

vicki Gunvalson shares details on her trip with Jeana to the Windy City.

Well the season is winding down and there's only a few more weeks left. Jeana and I are really focused on losing weight this year, and I'm proud of her that she is finally taking care of herself and making herself a priority in 2009. I think this is going to be "her year"!  The Duzoxin is working great for both of us, and between that supplement and our 6am workouts with Gabe — it's already making a difference.


I had a great time visiting my friends in family in Chicago this past summer. It's always good to reconnect with my friends who knew me before the show and continue to support and love me. I don't know if they are "different" from my Orange County friends, I just think I'm so much closer with them because of our history. I lived in Chicago until I was 32, so it's hard to replace any of them here. I also have some healthy relationships with great friends here in Orange County, so I feel the more close friends you have, the better off you are.


There are definitely times when I wished I lived back there, but it would be hard to handle the weather in Chicago during the winter months. I love living in Southern California and having a 20 degree temperature swing instead of a 100 degree. I am hopeful that my family starts migrating this way — that would be awesome. Come on Billy and Ann — we want you to move here!

I think Shane was upset that Jeana and I showed up at his game because he didn't know at first if he was going to be starting or not. I think he really wanted to impress his mom, and got upset thinking he wasn't going to play. Once he found out they were going to be playing him, he was happy and things were fine between them. It's very obvious Shane loves his mother and still wants her to be proud of him. Jeana handles it much better than I would, if my kids spoke to me the way her kids do. I think I would break down and cry.


I hope Shane realizes after watching the show, that the words he said to his mother were mean and that maybe he will try to improve his attitude towards Jeana and not be so mean to her. I think it will.

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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