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I turned on the news while writing this blog and felt it necessary to just reflect on the fact that Japan is still suffering so much from the devastation of the tsunami. Maybe I'm a little emotional because my husband is out of town tonight and because I'm hosting a charity event tomorrow night for Breast Cancer survivors, but then I turn on the news and still see this country is still suffering so badly. I have so many reasons to feel so blessed, and so many more important things are happening in the world, that sometimes it's difficult for me to actually write this blog about situations that occurred six months ago; situations that are so minimal compared to what life is really about. Sometimes I feel like I am still in high school after watching the episodes. Didn't we all graduate from high school for a reason?
Oh well, so here it goes... forgive me if it's too emotional (it is also that time of the month, so It's not a good time for a girl like me to get behind a laptop and start explaining my feelings... It's kind of like when your husband or friend looks at you and says, "Um, I didn't mean it like that.")
Peggy wanted new boobs and needed them, so I'm happy she got it done! Every girl deserves a nice pair of boobies, and having babies does wreck them. She just should have gone to Dr. Niccole. He is the most well known doctor in all of O.C. for breast implants, and she would have had an even better result, www.cosmeticare.com.
The scene where Gretchen steals her mom's dress to make a new wedding dress was complete comedy! G is in the closet trying on her mom's shades, noticing her hair out of place... I was falling off the couch laughing! That is so me! They have ten minutes, yet G finds time to fix that one hair that moved. So funny! Not to mention her t-shirt with two oranges on it right in place of her boobs. Hilarious! Thanks, Gretchen, for making me laugh. I also must say that the idea that Gretchen turned her old wedding ring into a ring for her mom is so fabulous! I made earrings out of mine, and she made something so wonderful and meaningful out of hers. That is brilliant.
Vicki's dinner had to be difficult for her to watch. We all know that Vicki is in the middle of her divorce, so anytime someone has an actual documentary of when the ship was sinking, it has to be so hard to watch. I know I wouldn't want to see my divorce transpiring on national television, much as I'm sure my husband feels the same. Divorce is hard no matter what the circumstance, no matter when it occurs. She says, "I'm gong to spend my time where I'm happy, and lately it's been work." Well do you think she wishes now she wouldn't have said that, now when she and Donn are where they are? There is no reason to pour alcohol on her wounds. I know she is suffering, and Donn is too, and we all just need to pray them through this tough time (especially Briana and Michael).
What lipstick color and eyeshadow were you wearing in the maroon or red dress interview. LOVE IT!! You look great! Thanks for making this season so great.
Alexis you are amazing! Its good to finally see a person with money still be humble and recognize that they are blessed! i just love how you always praise God! which is number one. As long as you continue to do that your family will always be happy. Good luck to you and your family. god bless.
Alexis...Why were you so concerned about Peggy talking to Vicki and trying to be nice to her? I am curious about your religious beliefs. You are always talking about being a christian, yet you are so catty and unforgiving. I don't know any christians like you. Reread your blog and ask yourself if any of these statements were christian-like, especially where Peggy is concerned. Why are you competing with her?
You asked "Why do people do things that they complain about someone else doing the week before?" You do the EXACT same thing. You will not hesitate to throw somebody under the bus and then run back under the Jesus cloth.
Did you not see Vicki tell Tamra that the mace was silly? She wasn't amused either. You need to drink a big glass of get over yourself or get off reality television.
GOD is a forgiving GOD!!! And you said that and I agree. Try to follow what his beliefs are. I know my last blog was strong but I hate to see you caught up in the caddy stuff. You should be the sensible one. You are starting to take things too serious and take things on the wrong people. When whole evil eye thing happened you blamed Tamara. It was Gretchen. Don't lose friends but be truthful even to "G". She dished it then hides behind others.
I really feel that I relate to you and gretchen the most! I love your way of being and how you are very opininated yet try to make your point without hurting other's! I love how you tried talking some sense into vicky but unfortunately ppl like her don't get it they always become the victims. If you dish it you got to take it, right?? Lol. I also like how you are very grounded and into your family don't let the other girls change you or the money. Remember who you are and money is not everything!!
Hi Alexis, love u in the show! Hopefully you make your dress line afordable, since Im not working right now. However I love love love your stile.
Can't wait to see your dress collection! I think it's great that you are going for your dreams. As for the mace joke, I like Tamara, but she can be a bit of a passive aggressive person some times especially when she has back up. We all remember the naked wasted episode last season. So I'm not surprised she couldn't let what Gretchen did go but act like she's innocent.
I agree - Tamra will do anything for camera time including getting naked wasted. Without the drama - or nudity - she has nothing else to offer. You on the other hand are interesting and classy - love you girl!
U need to grow up and show some class and maturity......Peggy was just talking to Vicky and being nice.....u might say she was being Christian like!!! Why don't U read some more of that Bible U profess to know so much about!
Why are you blaming Vicki for the mace, she had no control over it . Tamra was being silly after seeing how well the night had gone, and she not call anyone names like Gretchen did. Your right through it is like hight school watching you and Gretchen.
Hi Alexis, I'm watching the show as I comment. Some wrinkles are cute. The little wrinkles you had on your nose were cute. Very cute. You have to remember even little kids have frown lines and little wrinkles. Youre at the age where you need very little tweaking done. Wait until your fourty. Put the botox money into an account call it the "fat diamond" account. Lol. Remember that humongous diamond? There you go.
One more thing Alexis. You quoted what Vicky had said earlier in this season, " that she was going to do whatever made her happy" then you said, "I bet she wished she hadn't of said that now, look where that got her" then you go onto to say, " enough of the pouring alcohol in a fresh wound." In a way you contradicted yourself. You poured it yourself with that one comment. See Ive been watching the show a long time. Briana and Michael haven't ever been very close to Don. Have you ever heard them call him Dad? No. Because if your really knew their relationship you'd know their not close to Don and never have been. He's always been a little whiney. Vicky needs a man like your husband. Someone who will put her in her place. I bet she would have had a whole lot more respect for him had he been a little stronger. Boo hoo your wife works her ass off and provides very well for you. Find a hobby. Go golfing. Live the dream. Until Vicky has made enough for both of you to retire and enjoy life together. Vicky's smart. She's striking while the iron is hot. The two of you live different life styles and will probably never be friends. Your just starting your family. Her kids have graduated from college. Out of all the Moms from years past, and the children of the show from years past. Michael and Brianna have turned out to be the nicest. Vicky did something right. She raised two amazing college graduated young adults. So her marriage has failed. Such is life. It takes two. It's not all Vicky's fault. I think if you back off a little, youre both sisters in Christ. Vicky is not all that bad. She's fun. Tamera is a big ole mess. Stay clear of her. Gretchen yes. She's good people.
WHOA...lol, too much info ("it's that time of the month" comment) I said to myself, "Oh, no she didn't!" Then you said "Peggy wanted new boobs and needed them", double whammy! Since when does one need new boobs?? I'm looking at my boobs now, and wondering if I need some new ones. Do they come with a warrenty?
All thats missing from this blog is the lion from the "wizard of oz" singing, "if I only had a brain".
I don't get it with you and Vicki. She got picked up from work and Tamara gave her the mace. She said she didn't want it. So why are you blaming Vicki? Angry Much?!
I hadn't warmed up to you last season but this season I really like you. I really think you are dead on about Tamra...I couldn't believe she brought the pepper spray she just wants to cause trouble. I don't blame you for being upset. That was just rude. Best of luck with your new dress line!
I am so you and gretchen also like for realz! I can relate to you and your moods and reactions to almost everything. I get like you some of the time or most of the time lol. I like your blog. Another divorce may god be with brianna and michael. I had a sense of feeling that matrimony was not doing that good. It probably was the work schedule thefact that she was never home. And then brianna moving out. And then mike coming home so late from work also. That is why I like your matrimony and peggys to. The new girl fernanda she is allright!
I like you and gretchen this season and maybe the new girl fernanda and definitely peggy also. You are my top 4 and as far as vicki and tamra go well they are old school for realz lol! I didnt know that vicki and donn were divorcing each other. I agree with what you wrote its going to be a tough 1 for brianna and michael. Could it have being because of her work schedule? Or the fact that she was coming home late? Or maybe because brianna moved out? I dont know why though . May God bless them and vicki also! I am going to be waiting for that dress line of yours. god bless luv ya!
I just don't get what Tamra did that was so offensive? I actually found it quite hilarious given the circumstances. Lighten up!
YOU are wonderful, Alexis. Thank you for mentioning the people of Japan. Think about how difficult their lives are right now, and how we are fortunate enough to talk about Housewives of Orange County living in the lap of luxury, and arguing over inconsequential matters. Puts things in perspective!
Alexis- It is a big responsibility to air your faith publicly and I know you probably get a lot of grief for that. I'm glad you can talk about your faith openly. That being said, Karma is not a biblical idea at all and we know that bad things happen to good people. Keep your eyes on God and His word and you will not go wrong!
You are my favorite and grecthen too... so are so sweet and you just want everyone to get along that is what i love about you. I lovge how old school you and your husband are you guys seem truly happy and your kids are beautiful!!!
I will start off by saying...this show really has no impact on my life whatsoever..My main goal is to understand you but you contradict yourself all the time. Why would you automatically assume that by Peggy talking to Vickie, she was brown nosing? As adult women we have the right to form our own opinions of people, that’s something we learn (or should anyway) after we graduate from high school. Why would expect your friend to side with you and not like someone just because you don’t?? Don't knock a girl for having an opinion of her own, just because you don't…or seem to anyway.
Just a small thing - but so many religious people say "how blessed" they are when they have health, wealth and so many other advantages in life. Well, how about the rest of of who are just trying to get through each and every day without those things? Is it really a blessing or did you just plain luck out in life? I say, be glad for your "good fortune".
Well said ! I think reading these blogs gives us a much more clear picyure of who you really are, without editing etc... i think you may be a bit misunderstood. Love to you and yours ♥
I think you are so great! I hope that you really do ignore all the people who bash your marriage and who tell you that your husband is controlling, I know that if I were you those comments, even though I would know they are completely false would hurt to hear. You look extremely happy and that is all that is important. Keep looking beautiful and being the best housewife on the show, you're awesome. Thank you Alexis for inspiring me and letting me know I too can be a great mom and wife one day!
Alexis, I love your blog and your outlook on life!! i would love to aspire to be someone like you in my future! your family is adorable and dont let anything people respond through these comments get you down because everyone has their own opinions, but i back you 100%!!! lol i know im a stranger but i think youre awesomee!!
I am a single mother with twin boys and when they were little it was a breeze! I am not saying your children dont do this all I am saing is that when they were little, if I said no, they knew it was no. If I said dont' touch they didn't. We would go into a store and I would jokingly say to my twins, boys, keep your hands up in the air and no one will get hurt. I would explain that we were going somewhere and what I expected of them and if they misbehaved once, I would immediately leave. It took one time and they realized I meant business. They didn't squeal or run about. I also started teaching them to shake hands and say hello to people when they met them between 2 and 3 yrs of age. Now at 12, they go up to people, look them in the eyes and introduce themselves. It was a little work but they knew what they could and couldn't do and what they could touch and look at and what they couldn't. The were also very good babies. I carried them to eat at a boutique/antique store and the owner came over and said they have never had kids that were as well mannered and well behaved.
Wow! I know Japan is really suffering right now but it still amazes me that right in the state in which you live, there are 90K plus homeless people living in the streets of LA! Nobody ever seems to mention that! So look closer to home and you will be surprised what is going on right under your nose.
Did you know in order to obtain Mace, you have to take a class and become registered to carry it? I think Tamera was just playing around. She's a tiny little thing and should carry mace for protection. I don't think she intentionally brought it to the party to cause drama. She most likely carries mace everywhere she goes. I do believe Alexis when she says she follows the "golden rule." Unfortunately not all people follow that rule. The rule they follow is an "eye for an eye."
i dont think tamra's mace woldve been offensive if she hadnt gotten mad over gretchen with the evil eye hat just prior! but tamra is a bitter person. i am not looking forward to her confrontation with jeanna in the coming episodes.
You're absolutely correct. Christians do not believe in karma. They believe in having a high level of consciousness to live their life like Jesus would. Christians shouldn't believe in numerology, astrology which is new age spiritualism not Christianity.
Sweety please give the benefit of the doubt...don't be so negative about why Vicky and the bad joke TAmara did! Keep God in you mind! Read more the Bible and stop using words like Karma! YOu are beautiful ...
Hi Alexis, thanks for the entertaining blog. I watch your show because I used to live in So. Cal. and enjoy seeing sights that are familiar. I watched the Botox parties and the constant hair-primping in fascination. It serves as an excellent example for every woman..what not to become! I'm sure you're a lovely person to get to know, but honestly..have you ever counted how many times you touch your hair and talk about your looks? I knew many women who lived in Orange County. Not one of them would have a party on a Tuesday to give their friends injections. How bizarre!
I LOve you!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best, Alexis. Your perspective on everything is so down-to-earth, and I love your wit. I'm constantly cracking up at the funny things you say, and I love the way you stand up for yourself when some of the other women are being snarky towards your or towards each other. Also your gorgeous and have the best clothes--so cant wait for your line to come out!Thanks for being the wonderful, inspiring person that you are!!!
Re Tamara, you are right. Dr. Joyce Brown, renowned psychologist and radio personality recommends no relationships, even dating for one year following a divorce. She is making wrong moves. In re to Vicki, I can't understand why you two don't get along, you are both home girls from Midwest and should have more in common than you realize.
Glad you took the high road, but also glad you're going to let Tamra know what you thought about her little stunt next episode.
I really like you but I think you have been way too sensitive since Tamras comment about your marriage. The mace was so funny! G did the same thing with the princess crown and you laughed about that. I think you take things to seriously, lighten up and have fun! Stop worrying so much about what other people are saying and doing.
Alexis! What the heck? I like you so much, but I wish you would tighten your lip or say the right thing sometimes. Haha, no ones perfect though. I think everyone would like to see you and Vicki work things out! You two are the classiest women on the show this season! Also, I hope you and Peggy work your friendship out too. It sounds like such a waste to lose a friendship over a reality tv show!
Hi! I love watching you on the show--you are such a blessing to get to 'know' and I just love your fun, carefree friendship with Gretchen. I agree with you on many things, including the fact that Tamra will do (and SAY) anything for the camera. I have never really been a big fan of hers, but seriously--does she not think people will see what she says about them? The reunion show for this season should be interesting to say the least!! LOL Best wishes! Page