Vicki Gunvalson is taking to her blog to talk about Ryan’s pre-deployment training departure which we saw on this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County. She updates viewers on how Briana has been doing without Ryan with her physically to raise baby Troy! While Briana is spending her last few months living with Vicki, Vicki reveals that she is enjoying every second. She writes:
Now, onto this weeks’ episode. Briana and Ryan had their last night together at home before he left for pre-deployment training. It was so emotional for Briana. Seeing Troy back when he was only three months old was fun for us as he has changed so much now. He’s a beautiful healthy nine-month old that is just an amazing, HAPPY baby. Briana is an exceptional mother and I am so proud of her. Ryan actually left for Afghanistan mid-March, and it’s been so nice that they have been able to communicate a few times a week while he has been gone. It’s quite amazing to see her Skype with him as she can physically see him, instead of only hearing his voice. He can also see Troy crawl and can even read him a book from so far away. Ryan said it’s very hot there, over 100 degrees with no relief at nighttime. It brings tears to my eyes knowing the sacrifice he is making for our freedom, as well as all the others who are doing the same around this world. I pray for his safety daily and if you could also pray for Ryan it would be greatly appreciated. Having him be in such a dangerous country is more emotional than I can even express to you in words. I am proud of Briana, because basically she has been a single parent with Troy and has done such an amazing job. It’s extra special for me that during this time Ryan is away that I can be there for her and Troy and I love every minute of it. I find myself going in his bedroom while he is sleeping in the middle of night just to hear him breath and to pray over him. I love him so much.
I know my time is limited being able to have this time with Briana and Troy at my house, so I’m not taking one moment for granted. Briana is moving out next month and getting her own place for her and Ryan. She wants it all set up so when Ryan returns in the fall, she has all of their things unpacked, their furniture set up and all moved from storage. She’s such a chip off the ol’ block. “Get ‘er done” is her middle name.
Vicki also reveals how proud she was of Lydia for standing up to Slade. She wonders where he gets off talking like he does, and says that she can’t stand it!
The salsa party was a lot of fun. I’m also not a very good dancer so it was fun learning how to do that style of dancing. It even inspired me to take some dance lessons. . .it’s at least on my bucket list.
I was so proud that Lydia stood up for herself when Slade made that rude comment about her needing to eat a cheeseburger. Where does he get off speaking to women the way he does? Is he SO perfect? Ugh. . .I can’t stand it.
I wish Vicki would’ve talked about Lauri being fake to her, saying hello like she isn’t going around slinging sh*t about her to her cast mates. Also, on the Brooks surprise visit at the salsa dancing party.
Thoughts on Ryan’s deployment and that whole situation?