This week's episode was my favorite so far. It's interesting to see what's going on in the house with all of the guys because I was never around for that. I'm really able to see their true personalities. Right off the bat I can tell Thomas Pace is cocky and rude, just like I thought he was.
I was excited to get to know Zach better this week and to see what he does for a living. I had to admit to him that I'm a little afraid of horses. Unlike many country girls, I haven't been brought up around horses, and while I think they're beautiful and majestic creatures, they're also pretty big in size, so they intimidate me. It was funny to think of Zach's job as giving horses pedicures. I know it's actually quite important, though, seeing that these horses are a part of a million-dollar business. I was really happy with how my date with Zach went; I can see us becoming best friends. He's very easy to talk to and I felt like we had known each other for years.
My next date was with Chase, and as you saw, he was very surprised by the fact that I had never ridden a horse before. If I'm going to learn, there’s no one better to teach me than Chase! You can tell Chase definitely knows what he's doing when it comes to horses. And I'll admit, it's really hot watching a guy on a horse. As Chase and I were sitting on the hay bales and talking, the only thing I could think about was how pretty his eyes are. He and I had one of the most sincere, down-to-earth conversations, and I got to know him so well. Chase has a great personality and is definitely a Southern gentleman. Overall, I think we had a great date.
I couldn't wait to take all the guys to the elementary school. As they were working on arts and crafts with the kids, I was able to see who was good with children. Kids are extremely honest, so hearing their reactions to the guys was my favorite part. Jared really stepped up to the plate by sacrificing his favorite hat for the activity, and I loved that. Collin was great with them, too; and during the career portion, he was able to explain what he does for a living in such a way that the kids could easily understand. I also thought Chris' personality came out with the kids, which is why I asked him to stay after class so I could get to know him better. He gave me a painting, and that meant a lot because it showed he's spending his free time thinking about me.
I was so excited to show Danny a real Southern night! He became the life of the party as soon as we walked into the bar. He had such a great attitude about everything; he rode the bull, and he seemed to be right at home even though he's far from it. Danny showed me a little bit of his roots by teaching me how they dance in the Dominican. I had a blast with Danny.
I've reached the point where the eliminations are starting to become difficult for me. This week was especially hard because I had to let three guys go. I didn't have any romantic feelings toward Chris, and at this point I have stronger feelings for other guys in the house, so I had to let him go. I also had to let Zach go, and he has been my toughest goodbye so far. He's an incredible guy, but I couldn't see us being anything more than friends. When I called Thomas Pace back, I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to keep him or send him home. I kept getting a cocky vibe from Thomas, but I wanted to hear what he had to say before sending him home. He became really defensive when I questioned him on why he was here, and he gave me no reason to keep him, so I'm glad that I followed my gut feeling and let him go. He definitely showed his true colors after he was eliminated.
Thank you all for watching this week!