Funny Business

Alexis shares what she thought was most hilarious in this episode and discusses Slade's act.

This is a week full of fun for the Bellinos! My kids are out school this week for "Winter Break" so we brought the kids to La Costa Resort in San DIego. Yesterday it poured rain, so we couldn't do the water slides like we were suppose to, so we had movies, pjs and room service! Today was cold, but we did the African Safari at the Wild Animal Park, which was incredible! Tomorrow will be water slides, and Thursday is Legoland! Heading in to the jacuzzi right now because we were so cold during the Safari that now we need to be de-frosted!

Watching Vicki in the beginning scene while cooking in the kitchen was so hilarious! She just cracks me up! I couldn't stop laughing at Vicki. The more I get to know her, the more I think she is so fabulous. There is never a dull moment around her and I enjoy her so much!

I was glad Heather accepted my invitation to lunch. I wanted to get to know her better (away from the other girls), and I had a great time. I felt it was important that she knew that I was teasing the night at her painting party, and since she didn't know me very well, maybe it needed to be said. Although after watching that episode I feel I came across sarcastic. I honestly was just joking by calling her out when I said "we don't talk about those things," and I wanted her to know that.

Slade's mom should get her own comedy act! She is just the funniest person ever. Her reaction to Slade proposing to Gretchen was classic. She makes me laugh every time she is on the show. I think she needs to be incorporated more frequently!

Slade's comedy act was definitely hurtful to Vicki and Tamra, and I don't think it's funny to make fun of other people, especially as part of an act where they aren't able to defend themselves. However, some parts of his act were funny. I have to give both he and Gretchen props for getting up on that stage, because whether the show was good or bad, comedy has to be one of the most difficult things to attempt, and I wouldn't have the nerve to do it.

I cannot image the fear and stress Vicki felt at that dinner with Briana, discussing what issues Briana was having. You could see the sadness in Vicki's eyes, but Vicki kept her composure in front of her daughter, because that's what parents do. She didn't let her emotions go in front of Briana, although I know she has let herself feel all of these emotions in private. Briana has had a rough couple of years, and it doesn't seem fair that someone as young as her has been given the struggles she has. Yet, somehow, Briana keeps her spirits up with all that she has been dealt. I have always thought Briana is an amazing, kind, strong, lovely person, and it is proven by her every year.

Thank you to all of you that take the time to read my blog every week. I have been so blessed to have amazing fans who are supportive of not just me, but also of Jim, and our family. Your support means the world to me!

Until next week,
Alexis

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