Rex and Dylan find out they could go to Georgia for a scholarship for baseball. I don’t want them to leave, but if it’s free, I think it’s the best choice. The problem is Dylan doesn’t have high enough grades, so it would probably only be Rex. I think that if Georgia would happen, it would have to be both of them going.
Heather and Bailey are graduating! I can’t believe it! I don’t want them to move out because it would feel like a part of our family is missing. Next year, they are going to college, and Heather is getting a scholarship for soccer at GCC, and Bailey is just going to GCC.
In this episode, Heather and Rex take me to the soccer fields to teach me how to be good at soccer. Heather has a scholarship to GCC, and if I can end up as good as her, I could get one too. One of the things I’ll always remember is about her saying to bump and shove into the other team, and I thought that was really funny!
Also, Bailey and Heather are now graduating from high school and they need senior pictures. Heather’s mom is pretty much a photographer, so Heather could get pictures from her……but what about Bailey? To make it work out, I decided to tell Bailey I could try and take her senior pictures, but when they turned out, they were terrible, and we needed somebody cheap. Then we thought about our Aunt Debbie and how she could take them! The pictures turned out great, and I was happy.
In this episode, my mom takes the triplets driving. I’ve only driven with Whitney a few times, but when I did, I thought I was going to get in a car crash! It’s the scariest driving with her! On the other hand, Dylan is a very good driver, and I feel really comfortable with him when he is behind the wheel! Rex is a very good driver, but I think he isn’t as good as Dylan YET, but I think he will once he drives more.
I went to the orthodontist, and they said I needed braces. I didn’t want to get braces because 1) I don’t want to wear them for 2 years. In my opinion, they are very ugly, and 2) They cost a ton of money!
My teeth have always had a gap in the middle and it hasn’t really bothered me that much! Plus, the orthodontist said if I don’t get them now I may have jaw pain in the future because of the way my teeth are positioned. But I guess when I’m older I wouldn’t want to have the gap or jaw pain, so I guess it would be good to get them on right now!
In this episode, Dylan comes home from the doctor with news that he has very high blood pressure. When we found this out, we decided we needed to serve “better for you” meals in our household. So we choose to eat raw and then see how it goes! Our first meal we ate was sliced squash for the noodles, and shredded vegetables for the sauce! It tasted nothing like it would if it was cooked! It tasted very disgusting! The next meal we made was a portabella mushroom for the bun, and vegetables for the inside of the sandwich! The portabella mushroom looked very disgusting, and I didn’t even want to look at it or think about it because it was probably the worst meal I’ve ever tasted in my entire life!
While I was in school, my mom had a meeting with parents from the PTA. We decided to have a fundraiser with a hypnotist to hypnotize people from our Anthem School’s campus! When people went on stage, it was probably the funniest thing I’ve ever seen! I didn’t know it would work that well! I’m glad we did that fundraiser because it made a ton of money for our school!
In the 6th episode, we heard that my mom was going to the MS walk with a friend of hers that has MS too. I think this will be good for her so she knows that she’s not alone, but on the other hand I think she might be a little scared because she will see people in wheelchairs, and that might be her someday. But honestly, I don’t see my mom ever being in a wheelchair because she is so athletic and so healthy about her body. My mom didn’t know we were going to surprise her there, but when we showed up, and she saw us, I could tell that she was so happy that we were there for her! I was glad that we came because I definitely support MS and I definitely support my mom with her MS.
In this episode, all the kids learned a lot about handling money, and spending it wisely. How we learned this is that Todd gave us 20 dollars, and with that 20 dollars we had to survive for 3 days (2 nights) . We had to only use our stuff though, so we had to wear clothes we bought by ourselves, and also we had to buy food from the store too! It was pretty hard but it was worth it! Instead of sleeping in the house, we had to sleep outside, or else we had to pay money to sleep inside! I thought that idea was stupid! When the days were over, I learned a lot and I was glad that we did it, even though we had to sleep in tents!
My name is Danielle, I’m 37 years old and a Customer Operations Manager. I’m a Bridezilla because I’m demanding and bratty. I like things to be a certain way and will do anything to get my way. When the vendors for my wedding weren’t providing the service I wanted and deserved I reminded them that mediocrity wasn’t an option for a royalty bride. When my bridesmaids would get out of order I reminded them that they were optional participants too.
In hindsight my bridal party was too large. I had many people who didn’t qualify to participate in a royal wedding. When selecting my bridesmaids I wish I would have selected not to have anyone. For some reason, some of my bridesmaids thought in the process of planning my wedding I was supposed to care about their feelings and opinions. I had the same problem with some of my in-laws thinking that their opinion of how, where or what my wedding should be actually mattered to me. I’ve learned that many people want to be in the presence of nice things, but aren’t ready for the big league of my class and taste.
It took 9 months for me to plan my wedding. Over those 9 months I experienced every emotion that any human can have. I had wedding planners and I still had to freak out over making sure things would be the way I wanted them. I met with different people over and over to make sure they understood what I expected. Down to 7 days before my wedding and you would have thought I had just met these same people for the first time. It was unbelievable! I had quite a few blow ups and break downs during the planning of the wedding that I never thought would happen. In many cases sanity didn’t seem to be an option in order for people to give me what I wanted.
Virgil and I went through a pre-marital boot camp type course at my church. That class helped me erase all of the preconceived expectations of our marriage. I had expectations for everything else besides how things would be after we were married. I still wake up each day having to remind myself that I’m married. My husband and I have known each other for so long and already have a set of 2 year old twins together. We didn’t live together before we got married so I keep waking up wondering why is he still here and when is he going home? (lol). Overall, we are still learning to be a husband, wife and parents and just learning how to love one another the way we want to be loved.
I never anticipated having so much stress with the last minute details of my wedding. I was a ticking time bomb the entire time we were filming. Many times I had a weird calmness about myself because I was afraid of me. I kept thinking to myself “I don’t want to go to jail on national TV”. The Field Producer many times would ask questions about things I had done or how I planned to handle certain situations. I would provide an answer, but after we would finish filming for the day I would lay in my bed thinking about who I was, how other people see me, how I see the world and the overall institution of marriage. The filming process helped me in some ways, it was very intense and a memorable experience. I appreciate my husband agreeing to expose my craziness to the Bridezilla Viewers. (lol)
Cody comes over for a few days and it’s so exciting because we haven’t seen him in sooooo long!!!! After he flew out, we ate dinner and finished the dishes of the night and we all went into the boy’s room to hang out and have an arm war! Obviously Cody beat all of them. The next morning we decided to go to the shooting range because he really wanted to go shooting! I thought it would be fun to go shooting but it hurt to have the gun kick on your shoulder. But once I got the hang of it, it was actually fun!! I was so sad when Cody left but it was such a wonderful time when he was here.
Welcome back to another fun day with a new Bridezilla! This week we have the lovely Danielle and her hubby-to-be, Virgil. They have been dating for 10 years-she thinks she’s royalty (complete with crown) and believes the world should revolve around her. He puts up with her-sounds like fun!
The self proclaimed ‘lose cannon’ is off to her bachelorette party and is already an hour late, although still appalled when the guests have started eating without her. This terrible slight fuels the fire for her first freakout when bridesmaid, Ty, dares to say that the bridesmaid dresses are ugly-not as ugly as the scene Danielle creates in response though! Complete with exorcist-level head swirling and major screeching, she kicks Ty out of the restaurant and out of the bridal party (ouch!)-what do you think? Overreaction? Fortunately, the night continues with a visit from a chain-mail clad stripper who seems to put Danielle in a better mood…a happy ending after all!
Now more time with Kim and Jerry; these two lucky kids just found out that the ties they ordered are in another state across the country (we have to admit, this might make even the most sane bride a little cranky!) Kim is reeling over the missing guava accessories and her man is pulling the “I told you so” card…maybe not so smart, Jerry…
Returning to Princess Danielle, who is still waiting for an apology from the ousted Ty but giving herself credit for not jumping across the table to strangle her. How much credit do you think she gets for that? Her rehearsal dinner is more of the same (again, complete with crown), when she tells her family and friends she will “choke them” if they so much as walk too loudly on her big day. Wow-we’d be excited to attend her wedding; you?
BUT if there is one person who should really be scared, it’s the tuxedo shop owner that messed up Kim’s order! She is sending in Jerry and the rest of the oversized groomsmen to “straighten things out” at the shop. It doesn’t look good, especially when she tells us she “hopes God is on his side”…oh boy.
It’s Danielle’s special day! She is one bridesmaid short, so she makes one of her other friends take the role…out with old, in with the new! Then the disorganized diva manages to miss her wedding photos because she runs out of time..it’s all good though when the couple finally says “I Do” (which our producers were able to catch even after she kicked them out) and Danielle shares some important learnings: “Bridezilla equals b*tch”. Thanks Danielle, we’ll remember that.
Don’t miss next week when Kim gets married…only after threatening to beat up an old lady…but hey, she was probably asking for it, right? If you want to talk to Kim directly, join our LIVE Facebook chat this Wednesday at 4p/3c-she’ll be answering all your questions!
In this episode, I thought my mom and Todd were going to get into a divorce because they were fighting more than usual, and they were very stressed out about Rex’s medical bill. I didn’t tell them how I felt because I had a wonderful idea that would make them not fight any more and be happy.
This is what I did. I went to the store and I saw sales that were about one dollar each and I got chocolate because my mom loves them and a coffee cup for Todd because he drinks coffee often. The next morning I snuck downstairs and got paper and wrote “To Laura” in Todd’s handwriting so my mom would think it’s from him once she saw the chocolates and “To Todd” in my mom’s handwriting to think the cup was from my mom. So when my mom saw it she said, “This is so sweet”, and I was thinking to myself that my plan was working. So I said we should make cupcakes for Todd to thank him and spell “love of my life “on the cupcakes! When we gave Todd the cupcakes, instead of the love of my life, it spelled MILF. So we asked who changed it and the boys said they ate it because they were hungry and rearranges the cupcakes!!! I was so mad. Everyone laughed. And then mom said thanks for the chocolate to Todd to find something positive, and then I got caught when he said he didn’t give them to her. That night my mom and Todd had a discussion that relationships aren’t always perfect, and that to not worry because they were not going to get in a divorce.