The Vuolos Out and About in Laredo



46 comments:

Aunt Bea said...

It would be quite interesting for TLC to document Jinger's adjustment in Laredo, such as going out in the world for the first time by herself. Jeremy needs to quit walking on eggshells when he speaks so as to not offend the Duggar belief system. If he doesn't think some types of birth control are a sin, he should say so. If he wishes to 'wait on babies' he should also say that. Waiting on babies is not a sin, Jeremy.
Also, since he brought it up in his sermon, does he still occasionally indulge in an alcoholic beverage such as wine with dinner when with family, or does he enjoy a beer with his friends when out in a sports bar? These are every day things we are curious about. Not having Jessa decorate their apartment FOR THEM. I'd like to hear what Jeremy believes and doesn't believe.

jennie said...

Jinger and Jeremy have a genuine happy, loving look about them. It's refreshing to see that true look of love vs the sisters and their silly husbands. PS.....hope that's not a thrift store !!

Blah said...

The first thing I noticed is that jinger's hair is pulled back into a ponytail and not hanging all over the place like they always have it. Just a simple ponytail.

Meme said...

If Jeremy doesn't speak up now he will never stand on his own two feet. Personally, I think he is very capable of doing what is right for his own family. Ben is a baby, Derick is an avoider. Jeremy is an older guy who can pull this off if he will. Jim Bob would never allow another man to "run his family." Now he has to back off and watch Jeremy & Jinger do what is right for the Vuolo family.

Yam Erez said...

Well, Jinger finally achieved her goal of living in a city. Also, the ponytail: Does anyone know why the unmarried girls never tie back their hair, even in summer? Is it ever mentioned why? Also, Aunt Bea, how do you know that Jeremy approves of some forms of bc? Which ones?

Aunt Bea said...

Sadly, yes, that looks like a thrift store. My hope is that Jinger gets a really nice haircut at Jeremy's urging.

Bird said...

Jinger does look better, I wonder if her new mother in law showed her some hairdo ideas, including the right way to use a hairbrush. I hope she can get a haircut...

InVA said...

They look happy! More coverage of J and J in hopes that they break the mold a bit and he encourages her to try new things and figure out who she really is. :-)

Aunt Bea said...

Yam Erez: I read it on another site that Jeremy approves of some birth control. Yes, I, too, remember Joe saying that he didn't feel called to any courtship or anything now. The filming of that segment coincides with Kendra hanging around the Duggar compound. She has been seen since Jinger's wedding back in November. They're a group of liars, this family.

Heart in Florida said...

Someone on another site posted that Jinger was out in Laredo and seen wearing SHORTS!! I'd love to see that photo. If anyone knows about this, please, do tell.

Dana Alton said...

Jinger is making a huge statement.....I'm wearing shorts & my hair isn't hanging in my face. Soon those long shorts will be stylish ones. This is just her first attempt and I say GOOD FOR YOU JINGER>.may your siblings follow your lead. Jimbob is probably freaking out because he has lost control of an adult child. How will he allow the other children to visit Jinger in such a sinful home where a girl wears shorts, a ponytail, there could be condoms lying around and wine chilling in the fridge?? Now he's got a problem.

Chela said...

She is wearing SHORTS!! Woo hoo!

Eli said...

Jinger wearing shorts and real shoes, not flip flops. Miracles do happen lol.

Indy said...

Look at Jinger's right hand around Keanna. Is she flipping off Jim Boob????

Heart in Florida said...

Jinger is shorts: This was a big step for her and an ever bigger one to leave the house wearing them. They're shorts my mother would probably wear, but it's a step in the right direction. Someone, PLEASE take her to a hair salon now. She needs to go shoe shopping also. Little by little, I DO hope Jinger realizes one can worship the Lord and look good doing it. Come on, Jeremy and the Vuolos, PLEASE help her along.

flowerchild said...

I love that Jinger sees that you can wear cute, modest shorts.

Willow said...

Love seeing J&J so happy and "normal"-ish. I know Joy and Austin were already in the works for quite awhile, but I wonder if JB decided to rush Joe and Kendra to help get attention off Jeremy and Jinger "doing their own thing". Kendra is a little more in the Duggar style and I am sure Jim Bob would like to have as little publicity about J&J as possible. I hope he is freaking out. Ha - you just can't trust those radical Vuolos. :)

Big Red said...

All Jinger would have to do is pair up a cute pair of red Keds and a matching red top with spaghetti straps and she would look sooooooooo cute and pulled together and still look modest!

Lisa Kentala said...

Why does everyone think Jinger is changing her style of her own volition? She has been raised to obey first her father and then her husband in all things. Jeremy appears to be a controlling person based on what we've seen of him on the show. (Remember how specific he was about pouring tea or coffee into a cup?) HE probably likes her in shorts and he disparaged her short stature - that's why she's sometimes now wearing high heels (she may even get her long, stringy hair cut, and I bet she will say "Jeremy likes it this way" At least someone (Jinger? Jeremy?) had the common sense to tie the hair back in hot weather!). So don't think she's becoming "liberated". She's just transferred her control to another master.

got2bdrc said...

I like Jinger's shorts; they are comfortable and modest. Even as a young woman, I wore Bermudas like these, because I found it difficult to play sports and run track in booty shorts or Daisy Dukes. Next: knee length skirts? Loving the new Jinger.

Pam said...

Jeremy is so controlling he let Jinger completely pick out the boots she wanted. Scary controlling there.

saywhat said...

I do hope she isn't TOLD how to dress or had to obtain permission from him or anyone to wear those awesome looking shorts!! So cute!!

Meme said...

I am glad that Jinger is wearing shorts for WHATEVER reason. If nothing else, she is showing the younger siblings that the world won't explode just because one wears something other than a prairie dress. She and Jeremy have challenged Jim Bob's rules before. For example, when JB gave Jeremy the 200 page questionnaire, Jeremy ADDED pages before returning it - yeh! And remember the airport scene? Jinger was so emotional, not wanting to leave her boyfriend. Jim Bob tried to grab her and hug her but Jinger pulled away, stepped on the escalator and turned to face Jeremy. It looked like defiance to me but maybe that's just wishful thinking. Anyway, I'm glad to see the girl looking somewhat normal. Something I always noticed is that Gothard men look well-dressed while the women look frumpy and homely. I'd love to see her rockin' a cute haircut and pair of jeans!

Aunt Bea said...

Ok, now Jinger, don't be afraid of color..leave the dark colors behind for the upcoming spring and summer and get yourself a nice pair of pink or buttercup yellow shorts and a cute sleeveless top to go with it. OH, and please visit a Great Clips and get your hair done a more cooler and flattering style. You'll look great.
I hope she wears those shorts around her family. I'd love to see that episode.

Peter Peter said...

How many Commandments am I breaking by being defrauded by Jinger's knees? Or, is she the one to blame?

zebracrossing said...

I have learned over the years that my children will not live the life that I have lived. The things that I found important in my marriage and having children may not be the things they will find important. Jbob and Michelle need to give their children over to the Lord.... teaching them whilst young about the Bible and such...that is fine....but they must realise that at some point, their children WILL need to make their own choices. Jb and M need to be okay with that. They need to love these adult children even if they chose a different life style. They need to accept the differences. Maybe they do....but Duggarland is so cult like...I doubt it.

laura said...

Lisa I agree about Jeremy.
Why would a grown, educated mature man want to marry a younger inexperienced, sheltered girl who knows NOTHING that he does except god unless it is to control her.
She was raised to be submissive and ignorant.
He has chosen a profession that allows him to dictate how others should live.
He has children a wife that allow him to control how she lives.
She looks happy, yes but that is also an effect of her total and complete brainwashing which is also evident in ALL of the other children.
Her life choices have been stolen from her. She doesn't have to work. She doesn't have to worry about money. She doesn't have to think, her father and husband do that for her.
I bet she's having fun doing lot of new things previously not allowed. Being out of TTH and not being a slave.
However, we should not ignore underlying issues of control and submission and oppression in the name of religion.
She's doing all this new stuff but the hair has not yet changed.....

Meme said...

Laura, Jinger may not have to work or worry about money YET. Look at all the famous people who thought their money worries were behind them, then something happened. The Osmonds, for example, lost their massive fortune due to mismanagement by the father. Father Osmond was a brilliant man, by the way. If HE could lose the family fortune, what's to prevent homeboy Jim Bob Duggar from doing the same with a LOT less money?

The Duggar family is growing fast, so it's no wonder JB is worried about keeping the show going. We all know that there will be a day of financial reckoning for the Duggars. It's not a matter of if, its a matter of (all together now)...WHEN. Someone will divorce, die or become disabled. Someone's show will be cancelled. Some new family will be more interesting.

Sharla said...

Time to move on from pants in general discussions. I removed a couple posts as they were leading people into what other people wear and the history of pants. Both topics are not related to the Duggars. Thank you.

Sasha said...

Still waiting to hear the motive Jeremy has for marrying Jinger. It's go to do with money making. He's already received expensive trips to Australia, New Zealand and NYC, compliments of TLC and most likely a paycheck for his filming. What next Jeremy? Could it be a tv evangelist show? I sense any day now this marvelous message from the Lord with hit him.

Hallie said...

I read justyoday that a lack of zinc can be a cause. Since they are all about birthing babies it would be great to see them go as a family to a nutritionist to see if they are eating healthy enough since they are feeding the baby when they eat.

Bird said...

She does not like kids, she likes being pregnant and the attention she gets for having another, then she gets to wear the flotation device and nurse the baby, more attention and then bam! The novelty wears off, no more attention for michelle, so she packs up the pack and play and gives her to her new sister mom and it starts all over again. Now that she cant have anymore, she seems very unattached and lost. She has never really been a mother, if you really look at the big picture, those sister moms have done more for the kids than she ever has.Maybe jinger's new family will recommend some skin products for them to try...

Meme said...

RE: Another Nurse's comment about Jim Bob's concern over his own appearance. So true! Jim Bob always had to have the best suits, ties, shoes, etc. while his wife and children looked like The Goodwill Family. I'm sure that Michelle agreed that "Dad" needed to look his polished best since he was the one who was in the outside world most often back then. All the girls (Michelle included) would dig out a faded, bibbed dress and match it up with a limp head bow and call it a day. Clean hair optional. Jim Bob, on the other hand, got his shower and shave, put on new clothes and used half a can of aqua net hairspray on his half -inch hair. Ah, well. Such is the price of beauty~heavy sarcasm~.

Heart in Florida said...

Meme: I also have noticed that Jim Bob is usually well dressed for occasions with suits, ties and shirts that don't look like they're used thrift store purchases. (Although that awful cheap shiny light gray ill-fitting suit he wore to Jill's wedding with black sneakers was awful). Michelle, on the other hand and the rest of the daughters, well, you know frump to the max. I agree with a post I read some time ago that Michelle's punishment to herself for being a cheerleader and a teenage girl concerned about her appearance and clothes in high school is to dress like an old hag for the rest of her life. It makes a lot of sense.

Aunt Bea said...

I think the Duggar family's flamboyant showboat modesty is a travesty. If they weren't so vocal about their clothing choices, no one would be taking a second look at Jinger's crotch in shorts. Their methods create the opposite effect, which isn't modest at all. Michelle IS an attention getter with her clothing choices.

Lynn said...

I got hunger doesn't turn into a baby factory like the loser sisters and the last husband's, they are other things in life then trying to have babies every 9 months, grow up get in the real world

Ruby said...

Aunt B--couldn't have said it better myself! By all their modesty talk, they have drawn undue attention to their bodies.

Heart in Florida said...

I think it's also not being modest at all continually speaking about being modest. The whole country seems to know the exact status of the grown up daughters' crotches...oh, and yes, Anna's too.

Meme said...

Speaking of modesty, the whole family remains in a continuous competition to see who can be the most IMMODEST, in my opinion. Example: Someone gives their husband or wife a kiss and suddenly, every married pair in the room starts to grab one another and SMOOCH! Derick and Jill on one side, Jessa and Ben on the other, Mom and "Pops" front and center (of course). It's the craziest thing I've ever seen, great big ICK factor. The last thing I ever wanted to see was my parents getting physical - anything beyond hugging. So very weird.

laura said...

The extreme hyper focus on modesty and staying pure and all that seems a bit opposite. If it's always on their minds to avoid and being scared of being stained, even when it comes to hugging the kids, none it makes any sense to me. By always talking about it, how is that modest. Normal people don't talk like that or think about it all the time. And using Legos as a sex education talk tool on the DAY of marriage?? So we are supposed to believe that Josh had NO idea what a man is made for when they are raised from birth to know what a woman is made for? I just can't understand these people. Whatever. Jim Bob would have an apoplexy if he read strangers​ comments talking about his precious daughters..(this is hard for me to type)... Crotches,lolol, eeee don't like that word. Even though that seems to be one of the main themes of the family. Cant come up with a better example of hypocrisy.

bitsy said...

Jeremy looks 100 percent better since he shaved off that nasty scruffy facial hair. Check out his latest video at the church in Laredo.

Dusty said...

Why are the Duggars worried about crotch outlines in pants when Anna fully exposed her crotch to the filming camera men when she was doing the toilet birthing?? Why didn't Josh keep the cameras away from his suffering wife, close the door or was he napping on the couch at the time?

Aunt Bea said...

I think Jeremy looks like a little boy without his beard. His shirt was buttoned up to the top and he had little boy hair too, I bet Jinger took to him with her haircutting skills. He looked better before, IMO.

saywhat said...

It doesn't look like Jeremy at all. I thought it was a stand in for him, for some weird reason! Strange.

dana Alton said...

It is my opinion Jeremy looks better cleaned up. At least he's not going "wolfman" style like Derrick.

Sandy H. said...

I also did not recognize Jeremy with his cleaned up hair situation. He did look much, much younger. I need to look at that photo again.