Summer is flying by and I’ve been taking in every moment of its last weeks. I have not had a second at home to write this blog. Here goes -- I really enjoyed this episode at Ponte Vecchio. It was seriously one of my highlights of filming this season. It was a night of pure fun and laughter, and of course, the best food! Although we may not agree all the time on things, the invite for this evening was planned perfectly and the night was a success with the Giudices, the Gorgas, Nicole and Bobby, Dina and Kenny, the Wakiles, Rosie and her girlfriend.
Every scene with my son Gio makes me smile. I’m sure you can tell by now that my son, my one and only, steals my heart. Gio is a good driver, but all you moms know how nerve wracking it is driving with your child in the beginning. As a mom my advice is to constantly reinforce with your children that speed really kills. My heart breaks for so many lives lost this past week in our area from car accidents with teens. I am constantly praying for the youth today to “get it” -- drive slowly. Kids think they really are indestructible.
Having dessert in little Italy with Rino and Gio was quite amusing. Obviously Rino and I have different parenting styles. His conversations with Gio are a lot different than mine, so I will leave the “double, triple bagging” suggestions to his dad. That is definitely a talk that should have been between father and son, without me there. My conversations with Gio definitely pertain to the heart, the way to treat a woman, respect, cherishing, and a lot of love. Rino’s conversations tend to head south. LMAO!Lot of love with the family this past week -- it was so exciting checking out that restaurant site with my dad and Rino. As for Rino, I am grateful and blessed that my husband has so much confidence in me to start up another business. As for my dad, Sal, he is the patriarch of our family. Not only has he been my rock, but he has always been my safety blanket by always making everything OK. The love he shows for my mom, his daughters, and now the special relationship he has with his three grandsons, Giovanni, Anthony, and Joey always warms my heart and puts a smile on my face. My father never ceases to impress and amaze me. He knows his business like no other. He is old school -- he learned everything from the school of life and never stops learning about his business. My father was extremely instrumental in renovating Ponte Vecchio with us and having his help during the project made everything go so smoothly. Starting a new venture with Rino and Giovanni, I always feel a calmness having my father work on a project with us. He sees things that we don’t -- I actually liked the location that we looked at, but it wasn’t right, it just didn’t work out. So we will continue to look in New Jersey and if it’s to be, it will be. As for now we have Angelo’s on Mulberry Street and Ponte Vecchio to keep us busy.
As for Nicole, my sister, my twin, her heart of gold always shines bright. Witnessing that conversation with Amber once again reflected the class act that Nicole is. I wish I could say I felt sincerity on Amber’s part, but I just didn’t see it. There was just so much attitude, so sad, enough already.
[video_clip_url:http://player.theplatform.com/p/PHSl-B/yT7k3t_YLXoZ/embed/select/0wVjvWZwA0U3?form=html]I love that Dina does a dream board. Although we have never spoken about that, having been in the Personal Development arena, I also do dream boards and believe they are a tremendous tool in getting laser focused on your goals. I add a Bible verse under each picture, which I believe makes it so powerful. Thank you, Dina, for sharing this for the world to see -- it can be so beneficial to many people.
Once again I cannot thank all my fans and friends out there for being so loving and supportive. All your loving words put a smile on my face every day.
Much Love, Many Kisses, and a Lot of Hugs,