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1 minute ago, kaleidoscope said:

Did Nurie and Nathan get any kind of honeymoon?   I wonder if Nurie will help Nathan with the lawn care business?  Will they live near the Kellers?  JRod will not be pleased to have competition from Mrs. Keller in the momma department!

I'm curious about where and if they went on a honeymoon, and their living arrangements!  

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They may have driven down from the wedding to Florida and stopped somewhere along the way for a night or two, but I don’t think we’ve heard for sure. 

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Someone on another thread mentioned the Maxwells, so I wandered over to their blog. It looks like Anna Marie is home and thankfully quarantining themselves.

We met with the medical oncologist in Kansas City on Tuesday. We liked him in person as much as we did on our phone consult. He was supportive of our general approach so far; to the point of saying it’s exactly what he would have recommended (surgery followed by chemo). Right now we are waiting to hear from the financial coordinator at the hospital’s cancer center who is working on my care plan before we can schedule treatments. The plan is to start treatment in the next week or two. Currently the plan is that the treatments will primarily be the newly-announced subcutaneous injections that I should be able to do myself.

It was interesting to hear that the oncologist thinks my blood counts will stay in the lower range while I’m on the anti-HER2 therapy (through April). There’s another oral HER2 blocker I’ll probably be on for another year (so through April 2022) and I don’t know what effects that will have. But it definitely seems like I’ll be somewhat immune-compromised for the foreseeable future, which complicates trying to figure out what our socialization looks like. It seems like we have a lot of decisions and things like that kind of in the air right now, so we appreciate prayer for wisdom.l

I'm not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV), but it sounds like she’s getting legit medical care and not some quackery. I just hope the Maxwells all stay away, not just from her, but from the whole family to keep her healthy. (Although one of their earlier posts seems to imply that they feel the worst of the pandemic has passed. 🙄)

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Worry about socialization plans? The woman is nuts, there should be one plan-no socialization until her counts are normal. I don't understand why she doesn't get it.

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Did Anna fly somewhere else to get treatment? Treatment that she's now getting where she lives?

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3 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Did Anna fly somewhere else to get treatment? Treatment that she's now getting where she lives

I thought she flew to Seattle (?) to get treatment from some "cutting edge" doctor who used some weird form of treatment? Guess that didn't work?

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6 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Did Anna fly somewhere else to get treatment? Treatment that she's now getting where she lives?

She got her chemo in Seattle. It sounds like she's having additional treatments in Kansas. Her flybin the ointment was testing HER2 positive, which seems to have happened in WA.

At least she will slow the baby train. No kids for at least two years.

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8 minutes ago, GeeGolly said:

Did Anna fly somewhere else to get treatment? Treatment that she's now getting where she lives?

She was getting treatment in Washington state close enough to where she grew up and her parents live. She is now getting further treatment near the Maxwells. 

3 minutes ago, emma675 said:

I thought she flew to Seattle (?) to get treatment from some "cutting edge" doctor who used some weird form of treatment? Guess that didn't work?

It is normal to get more than one kind of treatment for cancer. She did chemo in Washington that hypothetically less toxic and extreme than normal chemo. She is doing some kind of treatment for being HERpositive.  She probably needs radiation too. I hope she gets it. 

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Crazy folks. Newborn baby, new pandemic and she goes to another state for treatment. Her local MD says, yup, would have done the same thing. She should have checked with her local MD first.

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Wouldn't it have been better to make the anniversary celebration be the rehearsal dinner? I know it wouldn't have exactly been on the exact anniversary date, but often times that is impossible anyway. Traditionally the groom's family give the rehearsal dinner and they could have killed two birds with one stone, so to speak.

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Well then again we only have her blog post to prove that the local MD said that. People sometimes uh embroider the truth to suit their plans. Or they hear what they want to hear.

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9 minutes ago, Liddy52 said:

Wouldn't it have been better to make the anniversary celebration be the rehearsal dinner? I know it wouldn't have exactly been on the exact anniversary date, but often times that is impossible anyway. Traditionally the groom's family give the rehearsal dinner and they could have killed two birds with one stone, so to speak.

Yes,anything but the actual wedding day.That day should've been about them.I know they were sharing the date,but Nathan should've been able to whisk Nurie away after the reception,not hang around for more cake and another celebration.Jmo

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16 minutes ago, Liddy52 said:

Wouldn't it have been better to make the anniversary celebration be the rehearsal dinner? I know it wouldn't have exactly been on the exact anniversary date, but often times that is impossible anyway. Traditionally the groom's family give the rehearsal dinner and they could have killed two birds with one stone, so to speak.

I agree. Celebrate the anniversary with the family the day before at the rehearsal dinner, which they would have been hosting anyway. THEN, after the wedding and reception, celebrate the anniversary on the actual day privately, just between the husband and wife.

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3 minutes ago, Westiepeach said:

Soooo... is Renee the next Rod for sale?

All the Rods are for sale....You know a buyer?

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3 minutes ago, Churchhoney said:

All the Rods are for sale....You know a buyer?

All female Rods are on the shelf marked for sale. TimBits, however, is not for sale. He displeased Best Momma Ever so he is being punished.

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I’ll buy (adopt) your littlest waifs Jill, and feed them, and allow them to have a life outside of worshipping mama! 
 

I wonder how long she’ll talk into Nuries ear to make her continue “starving for Jesus” to prove to everyone it wasn’t her. She knows it’ll look bad on her if Nurie gains weight without a pregnancy. Poor girls and their Stockholm syndrome.

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1 hour ago, kaleidoscope said:

Did Nurie and Nathan get any kind of honeymoon?   I wonder if Nurie will help Nathan with the lawn care business?  Will they live near the Kellers?  JRod will not be pleased to have competition from Mrs. Keller in the momma department!

According to Jill's many claims of fake Instas for Nurie and Nathan, they are on their honeymoon. She's yet to say where or how long, just that they are. 

1 hour ago, sondraK said:

Yes,anything but the actual wedding day.That day should've been about them.I know they were sharing the date,but Nathan should've been able to whisk Nurie away after the reception,not hang around for more cake and another celebration.Jmo

Yeah, but Nurie probably got her first decent meal in months and desperately needed the calories. 

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30 minutes ago, Westiepeach said:

Soooo... is Renee the next Rod for sale?

Technically Renee is 18 and Kaylee is 19 and both of them are old enough to get married. So yes Jill probably is looking for prospective husbands. 

The rest of the family are minors (underage) except for Tim. Tim is 20. He could get married, but even among fundies, most parents want someone who can provide for their daughter. 

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2 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

And who said we were missing Camilla from the wedding party? I think Mrs Keller and her hat are trying hard. 🤣😉

Just a thought:  back 40 years ago, there was a trend for brides to wear wide brim 'picture hats' rather than headpieces and veils.  I wonder if the hat Mrs Keller is wearing is from her own wedding back then.

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2 hours ago, Ljohnson1987 said:

It seems like the woman always moves to where the husband is.

Unless you marry a Bates girl...

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Wow, so Nathan didn't have any groomsmen who weren't blood relatives/ in-laws. Even Nurie had a couple of non-related friends...

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2 hours ago, GeeGolly said:

Crazy folks. Newborn baby, new pandemic and she goes to another state for treatment. Her local MD says, yup, would have done the same thing. She should have checked with her local MD first.

Taking the baby to Washington for her treatment, where her parents could help her with childcare and transportation, might have allowed her to conserve her strength for treatment. At home, she'd have had five other children pestering her even if her sisters-in-law did the bulk of the daily household stuff. Not to mention the travel to and from her treatments in Kansas might have been onerous. 

Hell, maybe she just wanted a Pepsi.

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Seriously, the photographer couldn't pick a patch of grass that wasn't beat to shit? Or frame the shot so that bare dirt didn't take up so much of the photos? Good god. 

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I'm not sure the doctor in Kansas was saying he'd offer the same treatment, but was affirming her choice of the treatment she received or that's how she heard it or chose to portray it.

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2 hours ago, sondraK said:

Yes,anything but the actual wedding day.That day should've been about them.I know they were sharing the date,but Nathan should've been able to whisk Nurie away after the reception,not hang around for more cake and another celebration.Jmo

I guess the Keller kids planned it,but Ma and Pa Keller should've said they'd rather the day be about Nathan and Nurie only.If they didn't want to disappoint them,well,too bad

23 minutes ago, Heathen said:

Seriously, the photographer couldn't pick a patch of grass that wasn't beat to shit? Or frame the shot so that bare dirt didn't take up so much of the photos? Good god. 

Yes,and the power lines in the others were just as bad

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1 hour ago, Sew Sumi said:

Jill finally recognizes the groomsmen.

 

Jill uses the term “God fearing” all the time.  So she believes that God is so mean and nasty that we’re all supposed to be deathly afraid of Him?

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I don't think Mike and Suzette did anything wrong by having their anniversary party after the wedding. Nathan & Nurie supposedly picked that day to honor them, plus these kids are taught to respect their parents and they probably felt that is what they were doing. None of these people know how to have fun, so I'm guessing they had dinner, listened to Mike preach about having a godly wife & marriage, ate some cake, and then everyone dispersed. Nathan and Nurie got to begin their married life with a good meal under their belt. 

I really hope Nathan & Nurie set good boundaries so Jill can't park her bus in their front yard and leach off them whenever they're not screeching for money at churches around the nation.  I'm looking forward to Jill's posts sliding from Nathan being the bestest son-in-law ever to his being an evil charlatan who lured her innocent daughter away from her loving family and is filling her head with lies so she won't even let them come visit anymore.

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I don't know why Nurthan couldn't have had the anniversary cake at their own reception. Alyssa Bates Webster had a cake to celebrate Papa Bill and Mama Jane's anniversary at their reception. Erin Bates Paine infamously had the Gothard cake. 

The entire weekend was a giant shitshow.

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2 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

I don't know why Nurthan couldn't have had the anniversary cake at their own reception. Alyssa Bates Webster had a cake to celebrate Papa Bill and Mama Jane's anniversary at their reception. Erin Bates Paine infamously had the Gothard cake. 

The entire weekend was a giant shitshow.

Maybe there wasn't enough food for the wedding guests,too.But it appears Jill invited them anyway

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I've been hoping for a "morning after" video of Nurthan, like the one we got for Siah and Lauren. Remember how miserable she looked? Anyway, I don't think it's going to happen. These two don't seem to care  much about SM, unlike the bestest Momma ever!

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24 minutes ago, BetyBee said:

I've been hoping for a "morning after" video of Nurthan, like the one we got for Siah and Lauren. Remember how miserable she looked? Anyway, I don't think it's going to happen. These two don't seem to care  much about SM, unlike the bestest Momma ever!

I wish more people were like that. I know way too much crap about way too many people from social media. Keep it all to yourselves people (mostly I mean Jill and some of my more insane relatives)

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Jill will probably create a page for them and will run it. All she needs is some pictures from her bestest puppet Nuri. And Nyri will send MAMA whatever she wants.

 

I bet there will be a page by next month.

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9 hours ago, sondraK said:

I guess the Keller kids planned it,but Ma and Pa Keller should've said they'd rather the day be about Nathan and Nurie only.If they didn't want to disappoint them,well,too bad

Yes,and the power lines in the others were just as bad

The Keller kids could've just as easily planned it for the rehearsal dinner or brunch on Sunday.  The Kellers surely could've celebrated a day early or late.  However, I suspect Jill encouraged and wanted them to have the party on the same day as Nurie's wedding.  I presume, if they paid to rent the gym, the Keller kids paid at least half the cost which wouldn't have happened if they'd done the anniversary on Friday or Sunday.  And Jill couldn't have comandeered the party to pretend it was a 'second reception' with real food and a bigger cake that she didn't pay for.

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The buffet dinner and that very nice white wedding cake should have been for Nathan & Nurie's wedding reception. After the happy couple left they should have had the snacks and a nice SMALL cake for the Kellar anniversary.....but that would have meant the Rods would have had to pay for the food. We got your number, Jill.

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I never thought Fundy wedding receptions were a big to-do, especially for the newlyweds. It seems to me the receptions were more of a meet and greet/speed dating for the guests and less about the newly married couple. Nurie and Nathan may have made a short appearance at the anniversary party and then left. Or maybe they didn't even go.

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10 hours ago, Heathen said:

Seriously, the photographer couldn't pick a patch of grass that wasn't beat to shit? Or frame the shot so that bare dirt didn't take up so much of the photos? Good god. 

Or figure out how to use a flash. All of the pics are really dark. 

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The theory of Jill's hijacking the Keller party to serve as a second wedding reception (one with real food) is very likely. I wouldn't expect the Keller parents to say no because that wouldn't be a good start for an in-law relationship, but if Anna got pissed, good for her. I hope some of the wedding guests figured out what was happening and decided to skip the evening "festivities." Somebody should post pictures of the party. 

If Jill can tap both the Dingii and Nurthan on a regular basis, she'll be in hog heaven. I doubt Nurie can say no, but maybe the Keller family can help Nathan resist so he and Nurie can save for their future instead of becoming the grifter's piggybank. 

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Jill will milk the Keller/Dingus dry. She does not have an off button for grifting. or any shame or any morals. She is a bottomless pool of NEED stuff.

 

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15 hours ago, Chicklet said:

Worry about socialization plans? The woman is nuts, there should be one plan-no socialization until her counts are normal. I don't understand why she doesn't get it.

That entire family doesn't get it & I almost had a coronary when I saw the pictures of Anna Marie's Welcome Home celebration and return to Kansas.  I know they were happy to have her home but much more could have been done safety wise to protect her & the family.  

At least they had the celebration outside but even tho they said they distanced, it didn't look like much.  Gigi (Terri's mother?) was there and was sitting amongst them all.  They did say there were no hugs but it looked like no one had a mask or face covering on either including the guest of honor which totally baffles me. 

 If it was my family, the chosen ones to be there would have been wrapped in Saran Wrap.  Anna Marie would have been wearing a haz-mat type of suit. No joke. 

We discussed this before but why do the Maxwells and others  think the pandemic is over?  Did they get a special message from God the rest of us didn't? 

There was another post about Terri & Steve shopping again at Costco & other stores. One of their followers asked about masks & Terri said wearing them is a requirement in a lot of the stores they shop at. She made it sound like they wouldn't be wearing masks if they had a choice. 

Another poster was amazed and complimented the Maxwells on bringing  & using  coolers & cooling bags to store their cold & frozen items for the longer ride home. Like this was the first time the poster had heard of this.  

They have also started back with their weekly Sunday family lunches.  My head is swimming trying to imagine all the different contacts this group has.  Hopefully Anna Marie is not joining in for the fun and games but you never know. Give her a few weeks and her picture will be showing up amongst the crowd.

 

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Anyone read this?

Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) by Thomas Erikson

I think I might be buying this since this hell on earth isn't going to end very soon. Might teach me to chill my blood pressure when reading about politics, pandemics, and panderers (Jill).

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14 hours ago, NotthebadVictoria said:

I’ll buy (adopt) your littlest waifs Jill, and feed them, and allow them to have a life outside of worshipping mama! 
 

 

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me, except maybe that pesky Jesus guy and we're still debating that ."

Jill R. 

13 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

Jill finally recognizes the groomsmen.

 

Poor TFDW , strategically placed to hold Nathan's butt section .

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29 minutes ago, Chicklet said:

Anyone read this?

Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) by Thomas Erikson

I think I might be buying this since this hell on earth isn't going to end very soon. Might teach me to chill my blood pressure when reading about politics, pandemics, and panderers (Jill).

I've never read him, another you might want to check out as well is Brené Brown.

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52 minutes ago, lianau said:

Poor TFDW , strategically placed to hold Nathan's butt section .

He probably volunteered to be placed there.

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