New Duggars on the Block - May 5

Josh and Anna are settling in as the new Duggars on the block. See the newlyweds set up house as Anna cooks dinner for the entire Duggar family. Are Josh and Anna preparing for a Duggar-sized family?

30 minutes

77 comments:

Joanna said...

I was so surprised that the people in the restaurant actually cooked Josh and Anna's meal right there in front of them. No, I've never been in a restaurant quite like that. To me, "fancy" restaurant is the Olive Garden. So I was quite blown away at this fancy restaruant myself.

I myself love camping and sleeping in tents and under the stars. And I probably would love sleep in with the sharks (I dream of doing it). I'm that kind of person. But I can definitly understand that trying to sleep underneath a tank full of sharks can be quite creepy and freaks alot of people out. I was just surpised that Josh and Anna got into their sleeping bags in the same nice clothes they wore to the restaurant.

I'd love to go para-sailing!

I so can't imagine trying to cook for the whole Duggar family! I've never even cooked for 3!

I know some people say they are tired of seeing so much of Josh and Anna and I'd too love to see more focus on the other children, espeically the older girls, but I think next week's episode of Josh and Anna vs. Amy and her boyfriend will be quite interesting.

Willow #1 said...

Josh and Anna looked like they had a great time on their honeymoon. Looks like Josh did a good job planning it. I had a little chuckle when they were walking into the aquarium to spend the night with their sleeping bags. I thought "on their honeymoon?" what? Not to worry, Josh said they only lasted about 30 minutes before they realized, "This isn't going to work - we're on our honeymoon!!!" That was so cute.

tngal said...

The place where their honeymoon spot looked like the same spot that the Greedlins went last 4th of July. Interesting...is it a TLC owned place??

Harriet said...

No, they're both on the beach but two different places in I believe two different states.

Willow #1 said...

I think J&A went to Myrtle Beach, SC. The Gs went somewhere in North Carolina. Similar kind of set-up, though, with a good-sized house right on the beach. I want to go too!!

thehazlettfamily said...

Joanna said...
I was so surprised that the people in the restaurant actually cooked Josh and Anna's meal right there in front of them. No, I've never been in a restaurant quite like that.
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That looked like a Japanese steakhouse on the previews. My favorite restaurant. It rocks.

Sarah said...

Cute episode!! I was also thinking about sleeping with the sharks... and while it would be kind of neat, not exactly a honeymoon kind of thing! I would much rather have dinner in a place like that. If you are able to fall asleep, what is the fun of being in there?

I really like Josh and Anna. They both seem very sweet, and in love!

Sulmith said...

It was a cute episode. I liked the low key honeymoon. It seems like they really know what's truly important, time together. I also like the fact that they are thinking ahead money wise.

I thought it was funny when the waiter offfered them the wine list, not because they don't drink but because they both look like they are about 17 years old!

Sixty seven bucks to feed 21 people is not too bad.

Anonymous said...

Interesting seeing Josh's sales techniques. My 17-year old son could do a better job. Not so subtle trying to unload the Lexus.

Why do Josh and Anna wear matching shirts? That seems like something you would do in 9th grade.

Oh, and Modestwear swimwear? What do you say to that? There are plenty of modest, yet attractive, swimsuits on the market. Fer cryin' out loud, Anna, you're on your honeymoon!

I really dread the thought that we, the viewers, are going to be subjected to this pair ad nauseum.

AmazingLove said...

I enjoyed this episode. I think it's cute how Anna refers to Michelle as Mrs. Dugger. She might have better luck getting her attention, though, if she said mom! :)

One question - what were the words written on the back of the Duggar minivan when they pulled up at Aldi's? I saw scripture written on one of the cars at the car lot, but couldn't make out the words on the van.

BoyMomInTX said...

I thought this episode was cute. I liked seeing their house and how she was cooking and interacting with his family. I also appreciate her honesty-especially about the fancy meals. She will get slammed in the blogosphere, but she is just being herself and I find that so honest and wholesome. I look forward to more episodes with her in them and to hear more about their baby.

As for next week's episode-not more of Amy! I thought we had escaped her for awhile! Ugh! :(

Anonymous said...

I'm not familiar with the "rules" of "courtship" but found it interesting about Josh and Anna getting used to being together just the 2 of them. They also mentioned they were used to a long distance relationship - were they allowed to talk on the phone alone to one another? Just wondering as every other activity had to be with a chaperone.

Jacelynn said...

I really liked the episode! Its was cute and Anna is darling, those two are very much in love IMO. I can't wait for next weeks episode. :)

nccalgal said...

The name of the restaurant was "Thorobreds". I've never been there, but it's not Japanese.

Willow #1 said...

Although I really love the Duggars and can't find much about them to disagree with, I have to agree with Anonymous about the swimwear. I just think that is SO over the top. Especially for married women. I agree they could find modest swimwear that doesn't look that odd and uncomfortable. It kind of comes off like "I'm so beautiful, men can't keep their eyes off of me". I think her husband could see her shoulder or her knee and still enjoy the parasailing. LOL. At a beach situation, there are so many people, its not likely Anna is going to stand out that much for them to stare at her. Other than that, the rest was really adorable. It was nice J&A enjoyed just being alone together (such a change in their lives) and that the Duggar girls were enjoying shopping with "only one" basket.

Sami said...

Personally I agree. I think that there is the ability to be modest and fashionable. Those wholesome swimsuits are entirely unflattering to those girls. I understand covering up, but to wear frumpy clothing? If you don't want to show skin why not wear a regular bathing suit and then some board shorts a t-shirt? It achieves the same effect, but doesn't make her look frumpy. I think that's all people are getting at honestly. Be modest, look fashionable. Doesn't mean be fashionable look trampy. I have scars, large scars, on my back and side and I cover up, too, but I don't buy frumpy swimsuits to do it. Just saying there is another way.

Also the matchy matchy shirts...anyone else notice that Anna would do that with her mom too? If you look at the engagement video Anna is dressed similarly to her mother! Kind of like she does with Josh. Hum...makes me think.

I'm glad they're in love, and I'm glad that Josh is treating her well, but gotta say I'm not sure how well it will all work out considering that they hardly knew each other before marriage what with the constant chaperoning and all. I don't mean sex either. I mean being free to learn about the other person without feeling self-conscious of other people.

Also I love Amy! I can't wait for next week.

Joanna said...

thehazlettfamily said...

Joanna said...
I was so surprised that the people in the restaurant actually cooked Josh and Anna's meal right there in front of them. No, I've never been in a restaurant quite like that.
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That looked like a Japanese steakhouse on the previews. My favorite restaurant. It rocks.

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Not wonder I didn't recognize the restarunt. I've never sampled Japanese food much less a Japanese steak house.

I also thought it was really cute when Josh said why they should try to sleep with the sharks when the had a beach house a block away! They had tried it at the suggestion of a friend, but didn't quite work.

I guess I can give my two cents on the swimsuit. I've thought alot about and I think it's too inconspicuous. I definilty apperciate the thought and modesty, but I it's much less noticable and less attation grabbing in a traditional one piece. I feel just as modest in a one piece or top with a modest neckline and swim shorts and less conspicuous.

Harriet said...

I'm interested in the reactions to Anna's swimsuit. I have had skin cancer and what I have to wear now makes Anna's look downright stylish. I have to buy one from one of two specialty stores that comes in a UV blocking material. They do the best that they can I guess but neck to ankles and wrists is tough to pull off. I kind of look more like I'm going scuba diving than swimming. I'm used to seeing all kinds of swimwear here and Anna looked fine to me compared to what some of the Muslim girls wear and the growing number of sun protective suits at the beach.

April C said...

The swimsuit is not about 'fashion' but about modesty. It has nothing to do with being 'inconspicuous'. It has a skirt (the shorts part is underneath). Personally, I'd love to own one of these suits but I don't do water activities enough to justify the expense.

Morgan said...

Does Anna not have her liscense? I'm not sure if she rode with the Duggar girls just for convenience sake since they were all going shopping together or if she doesn't have a liscense. I have always seen her riding with others so I'm not sure.

I respect the ideals that the path of "courtship" tries to instill in its adherents but I must say it weirds me out!!!!! The thought of how akward the honeymon must be, I mean they never ever have been alone together and now they are away from home and all their friends and family and trying to get used to all the "new-ness" of it! I mean they both said they learned a lot of things about eachother on the honeymoon and Anna said she discovered Joshua is a late to bed late to rise kinda guy. I feel like that is something you would know about a person even if you didnt live with them....JMO.

Just a clarification that I noticed: the restaurant they went to on their honeymoon was Thorobreds and yes, the food was cooked there in front of them on a griddle-like appliance. I have never seen some thing like that. Next weeks episode shows them at the Japanese steakhouse where they also cook the food in front of you on a hibachi grill. That I have experienced and I love it, the food is delicious and often they do a little show with their knife skills and flipping food around :)

Sulmith said...

"Personally, I'd love to own one of these suits but I don't do water activities enough to justify the expense."

AprilC, do you sew? Modest swimsuit patterns are available online.

Anonymous said...

This is the restaurant:
http://www.thoroughbredsrestaurant.com

Dee Dee said...

Does Anna not have her liscense? I'm not sure if she rode with the Duggar girls just for convenience sake since they were all going shopping together or if she doesn't have a liscense. I have always seen her riding with others so I'm not sure.


When Josh first drives Anna to Arkansas after their engagement, he takes her to the auto lot and tells her to pick out whatever car she wants. I assumed she had her license. He even suggested a convertible.

Brandi said...

The restaurant they ate at on their honeymoon was Thoroughbreds in Myrtle Beach, SC. It isn't "fancy" so much as it is an upscale chophouse (steakhouse). The menu there is on the pricy side but the food is amazing! I saw a few things cooked at individual tables when I was there (Bananas Foster!). It may also have been a special set-up because it was on TV. I was a little surprised to see them eat there due to the prices considering their normally frugal lifestyle. But I was definitely glad to see they enjoyed and appreciated the food as it should be!

B.MO said...

Personally, Josh is quite stuck up for a Duggar. He doesnt sit right w/me for some reason. He's got this very smart a$$y way to him. And the way he chews gum is not making it ANY better either LOL..
Overall, I kind of liked this episode though. He may be stuck up but I liked to hear how they try to manage their money wisely. He has planned ahead for the family. Once he stated that they are thinking ahead and preparing themselves for the family made me realize, "Well, I guess they wanted to get pregnant right away" not only that but "I wonder how many more they are planning to have". Its obvious it'll be more than 1.

KC said...

Josh & Anna said they rented a cottage at Myrtle Beach for their honeymoon. When they were on the boat, I'm positive they were not at Myrtle Beach. I know they were in the waterfront at Southport, NC because I live here. I could see the Oak Island light house and some Southport waterfront restaurants. They may have been vacationing at Ocean Drive or Cresent Beach or Cherry Grove in SC. I wonder if they were in Caswell Beach, NC or Oak Island, NC.

Anonymous said...

BMo said: Personally, Josh is quite stuck up for a Duggar. He doesnt sit right w/me for some reason. He's got this very smart a$$y way to him.I agree, BMo. You know, Josh is the only one of the Duggars that got to be an "only child". He was the star of the show until the others came along. I think his mommy has always told him he was special because he was the firstborn (Gothard is big into birth order) and Josh has always believed her. I think he is smarmy like his father but Josh takes it one step further.

VillageMomof6 said...

I see what others are seeing in Josh's personality but I chalk it up to youth and convictions. He's a very young man with a lot to be proud of... he's got a lovely wife, he's becoming a dad, he has a job that supports them, he's rock solid in his beliefs.

I think his confidence and youthful assuredness might strike those of us who are older as being a bit cocky. We see a kid who thinks he has it all figured out.

But I'm certain that time and life will humble him and soften the edges. He's a good young man whose head and heart are in the right place. He will face struggles... a colicky baby, a job crisis, etc... I hope that he grows stronger in his convictions but humbled by life's lessons and thus, more compassionate to the struggles and human frailties of those he encounters.

Sami said...

The swimsuit is not about 'fashion' but about modesty. It has nothing to do with being 'inconspicuous'. It has a skirt (the shorts part is underneath).It's about the skirt?

There are plenty of swimsuits out there with skirts on them.

No I don't think it's about the skirt or about modesty. Sorry there are other ways of being modest without buying those frumpy clothes. Do they have a problem with form fitting clothing or something?

Once he stated that they are thinking ahead and preparing themselves for the family made me realize, "Well, I guess they wanted to get pregnant right away"Yeah I expected a honeymoon baby to be honest with you I'm surprised it took a while to get pregnant for them. Of course I wasn't too thrilled about them taking a couple of months or so and Anna being all "I'll never get pregnant. Joshua you look!" I don't know how that reflects on Anna's self-worth or what they teach these girls. What if she was never able to get pregnant? Then what?

B.MO said...

VillageMomof6 said...
I see what others are seeing in Josh's personality but I chalk it up to youth and convictions. He's a very young man with a lot to be proud of... he's got a lovely wife, he's becoming a dad, he has a job that supports them, he's rock solid in his beliefs.

I think his confidence and youthful assuredness might strike those of us who are older as being a bit cocky. We see a kid who thinks he has it all figured out.

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I highly disagree w/you villagemom, I'm 20, same age as him I think. My husband is 24 and neither one of us nor a lot of our friends are like this. All the stuff you mentioned about him my husband and I have, including a business! Arent we lucky?! We're young, I'm my husband's lovely wife, a job that supports us, not only are our....well my point is the whole "youthful" thing, I dont buy it.

"youthful assuredness" if that were the case, Jim Bob must be going through some Andropause stage as well, they are so much alike I think. But really in all reality, this is the only bone I would have to pick about them. I enjoy watching this family none the less.

Oh except for coisin Amy, I feel as if she's just in the show to be on tv. She seems to be completely opposite to this family. She has her own website where she's trying to sell/promote her CD and she has a bunch of pictures of her. Not to mention how many times it states "Amy from 18 Kids and Counting on TLC". I mean really?????

Anonymous said...

I am constantly amazed at the diversity of readers here but thats the internet I guess. I fount the episode cute and funny without being over the top at the newlyweds expense. The swimwear is a personal thing again and I stress that as a continuation of my soapbox about personal choice. Maya

FrugalMomof4 said...

I like Josh and Anna, and I love their practical attitude about money. They splurged on their honeymoon and had fun, but they don't expect everyday life to be fancy. Compared to those *itches on Bridezillas, Anna is a breath of fresh air!

VillageMomof6 said...

B.MO, I was a young bride and mom, too. I'm not criticizing you or Josh but I stand by my assertion that some young folks think they have it all figured out when they don't. It takes many years to gain many experiences and wisdom.

JimBob doesn't seem as cocky to me because he has had these experiences. Sure, he's confident and secure in himself. He's earned that. Josh hasn't earned that yet.

Anonymous said...

According to TLC's website josh and anna will have their own show Duggars the next generation. I guess they realize people want to see J&A and the other members of the D family.

http://health.discovery.com/tv/duggars/next-generation/next-generation.html

April C said...

"Personally, I'd love to own one of these suits but I don't do water activities enough to justify the expense."

AprilC, do you sew? Modest swimsuit patterns are available online. "

Good suggestion! I do sew, but not well enough to tackle something like that!

April C said...

The swimsuit is not about 'fashion' but about modesty. It has nothing to do with being 'inconspicuous'. It has a skirt (the shorts part is underneath).It's about the skirt?

There are plenty of swimsuits out there with skirts on them.
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I checked out the link you posted. Since I have the same modesty standards that the Duggars appear to have I will say that none of those suits would meet the standards. We stay covered from shoulders to knees........ that's why the wholesome wear suits are popular in conservative Christian circles - because they are the only ones that can be found that actually cover what you want covered. You don't have to agree with it - I'm just explaining it.

SavetheSheeples said...

Josh is quite stuck up for a Duggar. He doesnt sit right w/me for some reason. He's got this very smart a$$y way to him.I feel the same way. I find him to be a bit arrogant at times.

I can't help but think that his marriage to Anna was arranged. For them to use their honeymoon getting to know eachother just seems weird. You do that BEFORE you get married!

Laura Brandon said...

Duggars - the Next Generation is a web series. They record videos for the website every week. It doesn't say they're getting their own show.

Sulmith said...

"Do they have a problem with form fitting clothing or something?"

What I have heard them say is that they prefer to draw attention to the countenance, the face, as opposed to calling attention to the body.

The eyes are the windows to the soul and all that.

They are not complete prudes. The girls do wear shirts that are fairly form fitting. Especially recently. Not clingy, of course, and always with sleeves but you can still see enough of their bodies to have an idea of what they might look like underneath. (And I'm sure there are pervs all over America thinking about that very thing.)

Imagine the awkward tan lines you could get with that suit. Like a farmer's tan only maybe it should be called a modesty tan?

B.MO said...

Villagemom said...

B.MO, I was a young bride and mom, too. I'm not criticizing you or Josh but I stand by my assertion that some young folks think they have it all figured out when they don't. It takes many years to gain many experiences and wisdom.
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Well, putting it that way, I see where your coming from. I must admit, when I was younger, (14 or so) I thought my first part time job would get me the WORLD!!! LOL My mother in law had to remind us the other day, "one never stops learning in the road of life"...something like that.
When I say he's cocky, it just seems to be his personality more than anything. But, oh well, who am I to judge???

joshduggarforsenate said...

I kind of enjoy the idea of a "new generation" show. I'd like to see if they are able to adapt the same lifestyle that was taught to them by their families, or if they have their own adjustments. I think bringing in the idea of having family and friends who don't share the same values as you, and how you act in those situations will be interesting to see.

But Josh. Oh man. I have to agree with some of the other posters that he's just a piece of work. He seems very sanctimonious. I thought it was funny that when JB was in the legislature other members called Josh "the little governor". So you know this isn't new behavior--it's him. I wouldn't be surprised if he tried to run for public office at some point and this was his entree into that.

Anonymous said...

joshduggarforsenate wrote: I thought it was funny that when JB was in the legislature other members called Josh "the little governor". So you know this isn't new behavior--it's him. I wouldn't be surprised if he tried to run for public office at some point and this was his entree into that.
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That gave me a great laugh! Thanks! "The Little Governor"....I can totally see it! I agree completely that Josh would be arrogant enough to think that he could run for office with his TV and fundie credentials!

Enough with the Multiples said...

Did Josh and Anna not check out he website....looks pretty clear to me. Nowhere does it say honeymoon beds.
http://www.ripleysaquarium.com/sleepwithsharks.php

The naivity really showed in this episode among many other things.

Anonymous said...

I have no doubt in my mind that Josh will follow entirely in Jim Bob's footsteps. Have you ever read Josh and Anna's "how we met" story? It is almost identical to Jim Bob and Michelle's "how we met" story. Something along the lines of, "I was in love as soon as I saw her, but she barely noticed me!"

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the show, but must Josh and Anna dress in coordinating outfits all the time? They are a man and a woman - they should not strive to match their clothes to each other's!

jonandkatewho? said...

I may have already posted this in another section...not sure so if it shows up twice forgive me. For some reason I don't think it made it through the first time.

I know many of you will disagree with me, but I have absolutely no interest in seeing Josh and Anna staying in front of the cameras and having their new lives together filmed for my "entertainment". Nor do I think it wise for them to follow this pregnancy on camera.

These two are young. The marriage and relationship are young. Cameras have been said to change the way everybody acts. I just don't think it is wise for a couple of young newly married people to allow cameras to follow them around taping their lives. The results could be disastrous. I don't think I need to name names here but being followed by the cameras has at least contributed to the failure of marriages.

I don't feel that Anna is the kind of person to ever be completely comfortable with cameras and a crew around her all the time.

I hope they think long and hard before they allow this to become too intrusive. I don't need to see another Duggar born and I don't want to watch as she goes through multiple pregnancies and then watch them coping with having children in such a new marriage.

The idea just gives me the creeps for some reason. I hope they give TLC the boot before the damage, if any, is done.

I feel the same way about the elder Duggars. I just don't think children belong in reality tv.

Jennifer A. said...

I personally think Josh and Anna should not get their own show. I think it should just still be part of 18 kids and counting and the family events going on. They just got married, are expecting their first child and that is a lot on their shoulders.
by the way, I'd love to find board shorts to wear to the pool. I am no longer comfortable in a traditional swimsuit, but I don't think I could get used to a suit like Anna wore. But that is me.

msrylee said...

I would also like to see more focus on the other children. Josh and Anna are newly-weds, and need time to adjust, especially with a baby expected later this year. Anna seems to be ill-at-ease during filming, and Josh is often arrogant. They don't need any more private events taped.

I truly wouldn't like them to end up like another TLC "family".

Joanna said...

There is no actually source or rumor about Josh and Anna getting their own show. It's just fan critic speculation because alot of attention is on them right now and because of their Webisodes. But not actually source or rumor about their own show.

Anonymous said...

I think these bathing suits would have been much more modest than the bags the duggars prefer. Also safer since you can swim in them and not have to worry being twisted up in a dress.

http://www.modestswimwearsolutions.com/

The lady also seels the pattern and fabric so anyone who knows how to run a sewing machine can make one as she tells you step by step how to make them.

Anonymous said...

This is something that I thought of quite a while ago when The Duggers first got their first special. I hope I make sense with this!

They believe in paying cash up front for everything. Buy used and save the difference. And so on. In this economy; if you have the resources available to do that...more power to you.

Now here comes Josh into a ready made business {I remember hearing Jim Bob talk about selling used cars and having rental properties as a means of income} as well as a bought and paid for "family" house. Now; Michelle and Jim Bob have how many sons??? Do they have enough rent houses/used car lots to go around?

What about when the girls start getting courted? Will the boy have to present Michelle and Jim Bob a copy of the deed to property before he can court one of the daughters? What if the boys family isn't as well off as the Duggers and they will have to live in a house with a mortgage like the rest of America? Will he be sent on his way because the Duggers don't believe in making payments???

Josh and Anna act young because they ARE young. And all that home schooling, and going to church in each others homes is going to stunt your social growth. They wear matching shirts like googlie eyed 9th graders because that's just about their emotional age! Anna hanging all over Josh at the beach house reminded me of my 15 year old niece with her first boyfriend at Christmas time. It's cute if you're 15 and it's puppy love. Anna is a 20 year old married woman with a baby on the way! {Okay, their was no baby at the time!} I hope that as time goes on she settles down and quits acting so giggly. After a while, it's just not cute.

As for the "modesty suit", I think if she had worn a nice tank style suit with a pair of shorts, it would have been about the same. And I have been to the beach enough that there are plenty of women out there who have no idea what they look like in a bathing suit and would do well to wear a little more. SHE was comfortable and that's what counts. Plus she's from Florida and was no doubt raised near the water, so this was no big deal to her, unlike land-locked Arkansas natives like Josh!

I have to commend her on standing out somewhat from the rest of the Dugger girls. She cuts her hair, she has her ears pierced, she wears makeup like she's used to it, not like she's still playing dress up in her mom's stuff. I think she is making the best of a very difficult situation. Being a fundimentallist newly wed on national TV is a pretty tall order for any 20 year old.

She has a husband that adores her, who will look out for her with his dying breath. She will never, ever have to worry about where he is or who he's with. Josh will never have his picture on the front cover of 6 diffent magezines leaving a bar with another woman unlike Jon Gosslin!

Her children will be raised with 2 married, loving parents who wanted them dearly, and will have more cousins than they can count! No drug abuse, no adultery, no unwanted babies...sounds pretty good to me!

Anonymous said...

I missed this episode and wondered if anyone had a link to where it might be posted on the web?

Knitted_in_the_Womb said...

The whole thing with those "modesty" swimsuits is insane. My husband had a co-worker whose daughters had to wear them...but the sons happily cavorted in the pool at the company picnic with standard boy-swim suits and no shirts.

If "modesty" means not drawing undue attention to yourself, how in the heck are those suits "modest?" Because they draw a LOT of attention because of how *different* they are.

A woman who wants a modest swim suit can find suits that are reasonably high cut and have a skirt for the bottom...and then add on an attractive cover-up when out of water, and you are all set--no undue attention.

Knitted_in_the_Womb said...

"I wonder how many more they are planning to have". .

At their wedding they pledged to do nothing to interfere with conception--that is, no birth control, not even fertility awareness to try not to get pregnant.

So the short answer is that they may have quite a few kids.

RWarhol said...

I was suprised at what "fancy" is to some people. Throw some cloth napkins and sparkly flatware in front of the Duggars, and it turns out to be a "fancy" restaurant.

I am appalled at the "tater-tot cassarole" food palette of the Duggar and Keller family. Yes, sticking to a food budget with a large family is tough... I just believe that with having a large family, the more kids you have, the more you can lose culturally.

Example: when Josh, Anna, and a few of the Duggar girls went to Florida to prepare for the wedding, I was taken back at them looking at the Italian menu trying to make some sense of it.

One day if any of the Duggar girls goes to a REAL fancy restaurants, they had better ditch the denim skirts!

ps- I'm glad they took that creepy pillow with them on their honeymoon. Eeek!

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I thought the show was cute. I do hope they get their own show.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I think it is lame to think cause they courted they would not do well on their honey moon or that it would be an awkward time. That is absurd. Not too many years agoo many young people courted and had their lives lived much like the Duggars yet I am sure their honey moon was not all that awkward. I do not think you have to practice sex before marriage to have a deceit sex life.

Joannna said...

Escepically if you base your courtship and marriage on those morals. I don't believe in sex outside of marriage or living together or spending the night together either! I'm even passionate about saving that first kiss till the alter. God won't condemend me if I do kiss, nothing wrong with it, I'm just personally very passionate about it. (Acutally, I have been kissed once. His name was Duke, a sea lion at Gulf World Panama City, FL.)

Sulmith said...

"Do they have enough rent houses/used car lots to go around?"

Do we know that Josh and Anna are living rent free? Do we know who actually owns the car lot? I saw a photo of the car lot Jim Bob and Michelle worked and lived in when they only had 4 kids but Josh's lot looks like a different one so do we know who owns it? Josh has been doing computer and consulting work (or something like that) for a long time now. Maybe he started the business with his own money?

I have no idea either. I'm just wondering.

Jim Bob and Michelle have stated that they purchased their current home lot with the intention of having enough room for their children to build their own family homes as well, if they so desire.

They have also stated that money is available should any of them wish to attend college. Yes, the girls too.

I doubt they would carry a child through life when the child is capable of earning a living but I see nothing wrong with helping a young person out. Up to a point. I put my kid through college though I was certainly not obliged to do so. I'm sure they will help their kids out according to the needs of each and those will be different from one to another.

Sami said...

http://www.modestswimwearsolutions.com/


These are great swimming suits Anon. And they are even form fitting. :) See that's all I'm saying.

Anonymous said...

The sleep with the sharks scenes were complete set ups. A quick check of the website for Ripley's aquarium in Myrtle Beach shows you it is a program reserved for groups of school children at least 15 in number. There was no way they planned to do this overnight, other than find a minute to give Ripley's some free advertising (hey honey, lets get all dressed up and sleep on the floor. Weeee).

I find these two interesting in a way that you start long and hard at something you find so odd. They are like little children playing house. OOOO sweetie kissy kissy. Anna is like a deer in the headlights most of the time. We tune in each week to see what will make us cringe next.

Anonymous said...

"Do we know that Josh and Anna are living rent free? Do we know who actually owns the car lot? I saw a photo of the car lot Jim Bob and Michelle worked and lived in when they only had 4 kids but Josh's lot looks like a different one so do we know who owns it? Josh has been doing computer and consulting work (or something like that) for a long time now. Maybe he started the business with his own money?

I have no idea either. I'm just wondering. "


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A quick check of the Arkansas business news a few months ago showed Jim Bob transfered ownership of the car lot to his son. And the home they live in his grandparents bought and owned as a rental property.

There is a much more active and informed forum over at Television Without Pity (search for Duggars).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads-up about Television without Pity. Lots of eye-opening information there!

marymargaret22 said...

I don't blame Anna for not wanting to ride the go-carts with the rest of the Duggars. Morning sickness becomes worse in stop and go traffice. I should now-that's what to happen in my pregnancy with traffic construction on a thru-way.

imaamy said...

My DVR didn't record the new episode this week. I am searching all over TLC/Discovery for where I can watch it. Any help very appreciated!

imaamy said...

They wouldn't wear board shorts because they don't wear shorts ever.

Davan said...

On Modesty:

Just because you redefine does not mean it becomes a “Christian” value. Come on now, modesty, like we have not heard that one before. Common folk call it having class dear Duggars! You have just taken it to an extreme, like the jurisdictions us heathens refer to as the household chore list. (I hate the term jurisdictions for chores. What are they raising children or an army of Arian youth?) Control is obviously an issue on so many levels for this family. Anyways modesty… Ah yes, I was raised exactly the same as the Duggars constantly having to think about what I was wearing. I hated this part of this denomination the most.

Modesty led to a lot of insecurities about the body as your clothing is constantly being scrutinized by either the modesty police or the public (a kid wearing a skirt or even culottes in the middle of winter did a lot of questions and sneers) Not to mention wearing modest clothing was terribly uncomfortable. It was hot in the summer, cold in the winter and there were often activities you just could not be modest and do in a dress. Camp was not a lot of fun when you could not climb trees, swim or go on the trampoline with the boys. I can remember a trip to Niagara Falls in the summer in which the girls spent the entire time indoors because it was too hot, way to ruin a vacation jean dresses. There are way too many stories and I have witnessed even more. Not to mention having a pastor’s son walk in on you while changing, would not go out to youth group for weeks and pretty much had to be mummified in clothes to go to church after that. I cannot imagine Anna and Josh, or any of these fundamentalists, on their wedding nights. It would be a traumatizing event.

I still feel that it was sexist. The boys never had to sit out on anything and never were questioned about what they wore in public. Men could walk around in any public situation and blend in while the women always stood out. Moreover, why did the women practice modesty? Let us be honest, it is under the assumption that a women’s body influences a man to have undesired sexual feelings. How about men get themselves in check and not get hard every time they see women’s calves. Maybe if women weren't raised with these silly notions they would feel a little more confident and equal to their partners.

Imagining Michelle and Anna in the summer heat keeping modest is for me like imagining taking a vacation in hell, never mind they live in Arkansas. I want to take this time to thank God for not caring whether I wear a tank top and a pair of surfing shorts to the beach or an all too revealing one piece suit. Life is a lot freer with modestly less clothing.

Willow #1 said...

Davan - You elloquently covered the modesty issue in my opinion. I think common sense and extreme modesty are two different things. There is a very wide space between the extreme modesty Davan speaks of and dressing like a hooker. I believe one can dress appropriately and ACT appropriately, without going overboard. However, I believe that the main reason these different "believers" have their women dress this way is that they do not want another a male to "look" at her and vice versa. Its all a control issue. They are scared to death of losing their women and this is one of their methods to keep them. I believe men will lust after a woman even if all they see is her eyes, feet, etc. I used to work in a hospital where I could see the groups coming in for prenatal classes. It was JULY and there were a lot of Amish in that area. I would see the girls walking into class in long dresses, long sleeves, tennis shoes and socks, and those little caps. The BOYS had on surfing shorts, flip flops and T shirts. I just don't see it and I don't know how anyone can see it.

I really do like the Duggars. The issue I have goes to a broader group than just them. Like the Bates girl not being able to take a scholarship. I know first-hand from people in this religion that they are afraid for their kids to be exposed to the world. Of course there are bad things in the world, but I would think if you taught your children well, they could go to school without fear. I don't think they want their women to have careers as it might make them want to work outside the home and - GASP - have less children. Also, I suspect, they would hesitate to lose the extra help at home if an older girl left for college?

Maybe I am ALL wrong, but as I have cousins in this religion, I do not think so. My cousin has to wear leggings under her skirts and wear her hair long and cannot even pin it up. At least the Amish girls can put theirs up in the little caps off their neck. (I know the Duggars girls ARE allowed to wear their hair up, I think).

My comments are not to be rude or hateful. Like I said, I love the Duggars and I love my cousins. It is just meant as food for thought. I could be missing something, but I was raised in a very strict protestant church - but without the sexist and clothing and "obey" issues - so they are hard for me to understand. I feel my family and I are just as Godly without having to go to such extremes. Peace and love, Willow.

Willow #1 said...

P.S. - So sorry - I just checked with my husband to be sure and he said the community we lived by were QUAKER - not Amish. Sorry. I remember now - the Amish men have the black hats and suspenders. Apparently, the Quaker men do not. The Quaker men in that ocmmunity were not recognizable at all unless the girls were with them. We think the women in both communities, however, wear the little white caps. The Quaker girls' dresses had that big half-cape type collar at the top.

Anonymous said...

Modesty is one thing but looking
frumpy is another story. Duggar and Bates girls look frumpy, I work with a lady who believes in modesty and looks nice, she doesn't wear long demin skirts, just nice modest dresses. However, she does wear a one piece bathing suit and long shorts during the summer. Her comment is why should I sweat to death. Also she told me that the movement that the Duggar and Bates are part of do not believe that their children should leave home until they are married. Old saying goes- A girl goes from her father house to her husband house.

A Mom-ynous said...

Re: Modesty Swimsuits.

I just wanted to comment that the modesty re: swimsuits applies to the boys, too.

On the family reunion show a while back (extended family), the boys had on what looked like "male versions" of the modesty suit. Kind of like a wet suit.

Covered almost as much as the girls as it did go down the same length and had the same length sleeves.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the recipes Anna made when she made dinner for the entire family? It looked really good and I know the recipe flashed on the screen for a second, but it was so fast I couldn't write it down.

Lisa said...

" KC said...
Josh & Anna said they rented a cottage at Myrtle Beach for their honeymoon. When they were on the boat, I'm positive they were not at Myrtle Beach. I know they were in the waterfront at Southport, NC because I live here. I could see the Oak Island light house and some Southport waterfront restaurants. They may have been vacationing at Ocean Drive or Cresent Beach or Cherry Grove in SC. I wonder if they were in Caswell Beach, NC or Oak Island, NC.

5/06/2009 5:31 PM"

I'm pretty sure they were in Cherry Grove (North Myrtle Beach) I just saw this episode last night, but stayed in Cherry Grove a few weeks ago, and recognized the pier out their window. I stayed maybe 1000 ft down the beach.

sick of Josh said...

"She has a husband that adores her, who will look out for her with his dying breath. She will never, ever have to worry about where he is or who he's with."

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You don't know that. Anyone can stray. Anyone.

I also wanted to comment on people saying "I can't believe they went to that steakhouse. It's a little pricey." Get real. This is TLC. There was no one else around them while they were eating - private room. TLC planned this and paid for it. Just like TLC paid for the shark house and the para sailing and probably the condo rental, too. I wouldn't be surprised if TLC paid for most of the honeymoon. So of course Josh let them film the honeymoon because look what he got in return - a free honeymoon! Mr. Sanctimonious (Josh, I just don't like him) isn't immune from greed obviously. I'm sure he and Anna are getting paid to be on the show, and each time he lets them film them somewhere (Japanese restaurant, mini racetrack) TLC is footing the bill. I think Josh is liking this freebie stuff and I think we will soon see that he can be just as human and greedy as any other person. Just my opinion. I just don't think he's the greatest guy like some people do on here. I think he is smug and arrogant and thinks he is IT on a stick. Personally, I don't think he's much of a catch at all. A GED education at best and the owner of a used car lot. That sounds like Larry off of Three's Company. Except that Larry liked women - lots of women! And Larry was a likeable guy. Josh's personality just rubs me the wrong way. It's like he thinks he is better than everyone else.

Another pet peeve of mine. Josh uses the word "invest" WAY too much. Enough already.

Anonymous said...

Davan,
Having lived 50 years of my life in and around Anabaptists (Amish, Mennonite, Brethren, Hutterite, etc.) whose dress makes the Duggar girls look downright stylish, I can tell you that most of your "modesty" musings are off-base. The little girls are running, jumping and playing along with the boys, who are in the same modest attire - no bare arms or skin exposed above the knee.
One of my best friends is Muslim, and nearly the same goes for her: No bare arms, no leg (long pants in public), hair covered, and when swimming - a surfer shirt and men's board shorts.

Hard to believe there are many millions of people around the world- in our country and other cultures- who ascribe to modest attire and don't flaunt their bodies. And yet they manage to have healthy attitudes about themselves! Oh, how can this be?

As for Josh Duggar, from the very first special, he struck me as a mature kid with a great ability to express himself and a keen interest in vidoeography.
I don't see him as arrogant, but as self-confident. That said, I don't really wish to see a whole series on Josh & Anna, and I don't think they are into it, especially Anna.

Toby said...

KC Said:

Josh & Anna said they rented a cottage at Myrtle Beach for their honeymoon. When they were on the boat, I'm positive they were not at Myrtle Beach. I know they were in the waterfront at Southport, NC because I live here. I could see the Oak Island light house and some Southport waterfront restaurants. They may have been vacationing at Ocean Drive or Cresent Beach or Cherry Grove in SC. I wonder if they were in Caswell Beach, NC or Oak Island, NC.
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I wondered the same thing too. My mom lives on Oak Island and I recognized the lighthouse immediately. Myrtle Beach is about a 40+ minute drive down hwy 17 so I don't know how long that would take by water.

Anonymous said...

Right now, Anna is "learning" is that it's all about Josh. Even though she's nausiated, nervous about the exam, AND running late; MANCHILD didn't prepare by selecting reliable car or carving out time from his demaning business schedule for the appointment.

His lack of consideration for others - Anna, the Dr. and other patients - shows a lack of consideration and respect for his wife and others.

Planning/time management need to be addressed.