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Vicki: Briana's Doing Great in Oklahoma

Though the move was hard for Vicki, her daughter Briana is loving her new home.

By Vicki Gunvalson

I hope you enjoyed tonight's episode. Personally, it was one of those that I struggled to watch. My hair was a disaster for most of the scenes and my skin didn't look the best. Either it was the harsh lighting that was on me, or I simply had a bad makeup job and I am embarrassed. Sorry about that. The result of not spending enough time on "primping." I had to wake up at 4 am to get on the flight at 6:45 and had a seven-hour travel day with a two-hour time change -- made me look not "camera ready" by the time I landed. It became a harsh reality -- spending seven hours to see my daughter's family is going to be my "new normal."

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It was so beautiful driving around the suburbs of Oklahoma City looking at houses for them. Most of the houses we looked at were under $400,000 and I was in complete shock at what they could buy for their money there. It definitely made me happy to see that they could live in such a nice community and have it be affordable. The house that they ended up buying was not one of the ones that were shown, as they actually found it the next day after I left. I since have returned there four times to help them move in and visit them and they have really settled in nicely. Briana is an unbelievable decorator, mother, wife and hostess. I'm so proud of her and she is really adapting nicely to Oklahoma.


Briana's baby is due in a few weeks, and I'll be spending two weeks with her to help her with the new baby, Troy and her recovering from another C-section. I can't wait to meet my new grandson. Please keep them all in your prayers.Now, onto the big blunder/inappropriate comment that I said to Ryan. When I asked Ryan in the car "when is he going to get a real job," it came out wrong -- I meant to say a "civilian job" not a "real job." I truly think Ryan has sacrificed and has served his country to the highest level imaginable and I have so much respect for him. All I'm saying is that I don't want him to go back to war if at all possible. If staying in the Marines makes him happy, then I'm all for it but I know how much it has taken a toll on him.

Being deployed six times and seeing the things he has, the sacrifices he has made makes me worried about him. He has experienced and seen things that most of us have only read about. I'm a 100-percent supporter of our troops and the work that they do for America so we can live free, but it comes with a cost to be in it for as long as he has. My father was in the military and so was my grandfather and I respect our servicemen immensely, so please do not take what I said out of context.

My choking episode was really scary. I can't believe we were being filmed when it happened. I've been having episodes of that from time to time so to have it happen with Briana there made me feel fortunate that she could help me. She knew exactly what to do when I couldn't breathe. I get scared living on my own that if something were to happen like that again I don't know if I could get it removed on my own.

I'm glad that Shannon and Heather had an opportunity to meet to discuss their differences. I am friends with both of them, so it's hard for me to understand why they are at odds with each other. They are both great people, but sometimes people either click or they don't. I think we have to sum it up to they have to "agree to disagree" on some things and move on. That's what makes the world interesting. If we don't have opinions or viewpoints on people, then it sure would be boring.


I hope you all have an amazing week and enjoying the beautiful days of summer. I'm headed back to Oklahoma to see the kids on Friday through Monday and can't wait to see Briana and her family. Little Troy is getting so big and I miss him so much.

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