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Jacqueline's Heartwarming Homecoming

Jacqueline was thrilled to see so much emotion from Nick when she came back from her trip.

By Jacqueline Laurita

Every time Chris and I have to go over night somewhere away from the kids, we always make sure we greet CJ first before we greet Nicholas upon arriving back home. CJ usually meets us in the garage or at the door. Nicholas is younger and demands more attention, so we like to have alone time with CJ first and give him his time alone with us, before we cater to Nicholas, because it is harder for Nick to break away from us once he sees us.

I was thrilled to see how excited Nicholas was to see me when I came home. I can't put into words how great that felt to see that emotion in him. I missed my boys so much, and it made me feel good to know that they missed me too. We were definitely connecting. I cried when I saw CJ and my husband, and Nick’s smile lit up the room and melted my heart. It was great to be home.

Chris couldn't go to dinner with all of us that night to Aladdin, because he was away on a trip for BLK with Albie and Christopher. Chris was home watching the kids during my trip to California. I really don't like going out with other couples without my husband, but it was great seeing everyone again. It was cool to see everyone getting along. It felt good. I hoped it would last. There I was, barely a week after surgery, still bruised and swollen, out with our friends. Caroline was right, I am bionic. LOL! Once I got home, my husband told me about Joe Gorga's plan for us all to go away with them for Melissa's birthday. I wasn't sure if she would like that idea so much, but my husband loved the idea about going on that trip together. He wanted us to get away together. I just got back from being away, so I wasn't thrilled about going away again. I was sure it would be fun, but it was for Melissa's Birthday AND my husband definitely deserved it, so we agreed to go.

Next week, Arizona! This is where we all start getting deep. Magic happens at the Miraval Spa. Stay tuned…

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