Welcome back for another episode. Hope you're enjoying it so far and getting to know our newbies Shannon and David and their family. I don't know about you, but I just love them. Go Aries!
Visitng their home for the first time for Shannon's dinner party was a lot of fun. I like "whooping it up" in their basketball court. I mean, really...a fricking basketball court?! I was so impressed at the amazing beef roast dinner they prepared as she is a fabulous cook. I love to cook too, so it was great coming to someone's home who didn't have it catered and actually made it themselves. Kudos to them!
I didn't like seeing Shannon and David bicker at one another. I've talked to her about it privately, and I told her how damaging it can be to a marriage and how I don't want it to end up the way Donn's and mine did -- in a divorce. I am proud of Shannon and David, that they have really taken the steps to do what it takes to keep their family together and have a healthy, happy marriage. Since we have stopped filming, they have taken a long hard look at their marriage thru the cameras eyes and I think it's just what they needed. You have to look for the silver lining in those little life lessons.
I felt really bad watching the episode where Heather overheard Tamra talking about her "having a stick up her butt." Heather is a great person, and the thought of any of us talking bad about her behind her back made me feel sad. Heather had a great point she told Tamra at lunch talking about the differences in people and their personalities, and to learn to accept one another the way we are. So Heather -- if you're reading this, please accept my apologies and I love you!
Watching Troy crawl all over the kitchen while we were cooking reminded me of the days when my kids were little. I love being a grandma so much that each and every moment I have with him makes me happy and have so much peace. He is now 19 months old, walking and jabbering away. Briana taught him sign language, so he can communicate that way very effectively with his little fingers. He knows "more," "no," "yes," "all done" and a lot of other words, too. It makes me so proud of Briana and Ryan and the wonderful job they are doing as parents.
Lastly, my counseling session with Briana was unfortunate for you the viewers to see. We have a great relationship and have never really had to go thru anything like this together, which is raw and very emotional for both of us. Since we have stopped filming, there is a lot going on in my life and it's all for the good. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and everything will settle where it needs to be. I'm at a great place in my life, travelling a lot and working with an amazing team on not only building my production company (Woo Hoo Productions) but also growing my insurance and financial services practice. I'm not stressing about long-term relationship decisions as I'm finally focused on me, my family and my career.
Since filming a lot has happened in my life, so keep watching! I'm hoping all of you have a great week! Don't forget to visit my website for more information about all your insurance needs and my new Diamonds by Vicki.