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Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

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4 hours ago, ginger90 said:

2 pictures 

 

Lauren looks nice, but why is Josiah gritting his teeth like he's on a bad blind date? That second picture is so awkward.

I agree with Scarlett45. The smile doesn't reach his eyes. Compare Si to JD, who radiates happiness in every picture with Abbie. 

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23 minutes ago, BitterApple said:

Lauren looks nice, but why is Josiah gritting his teeth like he's on a bad blind date? That second picture is so awkward.

I agree with Scarlett45. The smile doesn't reach his eyes. Compare Si to JD, who radiates happiness in every picture with Abbie. 

i don't see that at all. some people are just naturally more exuberant about things and some have probably had the emotions and feelings trained out of them. they look happy to me, just not as outwardly all-over-each-other as some of the newlyweds have been.

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39 minutes ago, zoomama said:

i don't see that at all. some people are just naturally more exuberant about things and some have probably had the emotions and feelings trained out of them. they look happy to me, just not as outwardly all-over-each-other as some of the newlyweds have been.

I agree, I think they look like any happy young couple.  I don't get the whole "smile not reaching their eyes" thing, because I NEVER see something like that in photos posted on the Net.  Maybe in real life, if I actually knew the people personally, but these random Instagram shots all look fine to me.

And there's the fact that I really don't care one way or another...... ;-) 

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45 minutes ago, zoomama said:

i don't see that at all. some people are just naturally more exuberant about things and some have probably had the emotions and feelings trained out of them. they look happy to me, just not as outwardly all-over-each-other as some of the newlyweds have been.

I don't know, maybe they are just more reserved, but when I look at JD and Abbie, they seem to glow. These two never have had that "glow" as far as I have seen. 

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I like the first picture, but the requisite  “submissive wife gazes adoringly at her headship” picture just annoys me. 

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3 minutes ago, DangerousMinds said:

But how many of us go to amusement parks regularly as adults?

When I lived in Orange County and my husband worked for Disneyland, we went once a week or so. But, we didn't pay to park or get in and got a great discount on food. So it was a cheap night out for us.

Obviously we were the exception, not the rule.

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6 hours ago, leighdear said:

I agree, I think they look like any happy young couple.  I don't get the whole "smile not reaching their eyes" thing, because I NEVER see something like that in photos posted on the Net.  Maybe in real life, if I actually knew the people personally, but these random Instagram shots all look fine to me.

And there's the fact that I really don't care one way or another...... ;-) 

 

6 hours ago, libgirl2 said:

I don't know, maybe they are just more reserved, but when I look at JD and Abbie, they seem to glow. These two never have had that "glow" as far as I have seen. 

I think one of the reasons I, and others who have said similar things, think that way is because when Josiah was young he had such a BIG personality. Stints at Alert seemed to have damped his spirit. Of course it’s true some are more exhuberant and demonstrivitve (spelling) in their emotions than others, but adolesence doesn’t turn an extroverted bubbly child into the adult Josiah is presenting himself to be now (unless something else is going on- like an illness or depression etc). 

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42 minutes ago, DangerousMinds said:

But how many of us go to amusement parks regularly as adults?

Since I am currently standing in the middle of Hollywood Studios in Orlando, my 4th visit to WDW in 3 years, I’m probably not the one to ask. BTW, 3 of the 4 trips included visits to Universal, too.

ETA: Slinky Dog Coaster is amazing!

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In the second picture, Josiah actually looks kind of happy. Given the awful pictures that we've seen of hum recently, it's gratifying to see at least a glimmer of happiness in his life.

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5 hours ago, floridamom said:

doodlebug......You're 15 minutes from where I live! The weather will be great while you're down here. Enjoy.

On my way home now, alas.

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17 hours ago, DangerousMinds said:

But how many of us go to amusement parks regularly as adults?

They are still college age kids even though they are married. If they were in college, I think  they would enjoy going with a group of their friends to see the Christmas lights & ride the rides.  

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21 hours ago, DangerousMinds said:

But how many of us go to amusement parks regularly as adults?

True. But most of us have the option to go to so many other things -- theater, movies, parties with friends, bars, casinos, all kinds of restaurants, lectures, concerts of all kinds, comedy shows, interesting or fun night courses, gyms, a range of sporting events, games of teams we play on ourselves, etc etc. .... Their alternatives to get out of the house for a little excitement and a little something different are ... slim...... ... I think if a fundie-constructed amusement park were my only outing alternative, I'd go, too! And they don't seem to have much else other than the occasional Arkansas football game, really...Except for Gothard rallies. And really boring weddings and jinder reveals. 

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On 12/7/2018 at 6:03 PM, DangerousMinds said:

But how many of us go to amusement parks regularly as adults?

I think it depends on where you live and what's available. I know plenty of adults who make a yearly trip to Disney and have before and after they had kids and even more who have yearly season passes to Cedar Point. Hell, I know a family that no only makes a yearly trip to Universal every winter, they also have season passes to Cedar Point and Kings Island. Not what I would be doing or enjoying at this point of my life, but whatever floats their boats. 

Did the rest of the Duggar circus go to see the light or just Si and Lauren? I'll give the even more credit if it was just them and not all 100 of the family. 

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On 12/7/2018 at 6:03 PM, DangerousMinds said:

But how many of us go to amusement parks regularly as adults?

I don't, but I should... I like roller coasters.  (Maybe I should unabashedly say "Love", as I've been on the front row of the Thunderbolt at Coney Island - PSA, if you're willing to ride in the front row, you can go to the front of the line!)

Edited by queenanne · Reason: I didn't shoot that video though! I'm not that crazy :)
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9 minutes ago, queenanne said:

I don't, but I should... I like roller coasters.  (Maybe I should unabashedly say "Love", as I've been on the front row of the Thunderbolt at Coney Island - PSA, if you're willing to ride in the front row, you can go to the front of the line!)

That looks so much fun!  If I didn't have elderly fragile bones I would consider it.  We have a Six Flags very close but have never been.

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It just depends on what you like. Hate amusement parks, but I love old cemeteries. If we saw these two in cemeteries we’d all freak the fuck out. 

They look normal enough to me. Maybe he just likes being out of the house ... whomever it’s with. 

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1 hour ago, EmeraldGirl said:

It just depends on what you like. Hate amusement parks, but I love old cemeteries. If we saw these two in cemeteries we’d all freak the fuck out. 

They look normal enough to me. Maybe he just likes being out of the house ... whomever it’s with. 

My sister and her boyfriend love old cemeteries! They are constantly going to them. She's also very into ghosts, but I'm not sure if he is too. 

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9 hours ago, Temperance said:

I didn't realise he and Lauren wore one large ugly sweater to the ugly sweater party. I thought it was two matching sweaters. 

Yeah me too. 

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5 minutes ago, Heathen said:

What did they do if someone needed the restroom? Duggars are frigging weird. 

In one of the photos, maybe in Jessa's album, Josiah did have the ugly tandem sweater off.  He was standing in a very wrinkled yellow shirt.

5 minutes ago, Heathen said:

What did they do if someone needed the restroom? Duggars are frigging weird. 

In one of the photos, maybe in Jessa's album, Josiah did have the ugly tandem sweater off.  He was standing in a very wrinkled yellow shirt.

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1 hour ago, graefin said:

From their Instagram stories:

 

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I wonder if they’re still living in that big old house that Jim Bob asked them to look after for a bit?

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10 hours ago, Puffin said:

I wonder if they’re still living in that big old house that Jim Bob asked them to look after for a bit?

It would seem so, based on the pitched roof (pics on page 45 of this thread)?

10 hours ago, BitterApple said:

I grew up with a mother who loved her tchochkes, so I have a huge appreciation for simple, clean decor. I like Si's house, especially compared to the pigstys Jill and Jessa live in.

To be fair, it's easier not to have clutter when you have 10,000 sq ft to spread out in :P

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15 hours ago, Albanyguy said:

Duggar houses are always either filthy and crammed with junk or so empty and sterile that they look like a dentist’s waiting room.

You would hate my house! We ditched a lot when we moved and this house is bigger. Comfortable even sparsely furnished . Easier to keep clean. 

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That's not a house occupied by a couple of teenagers. It's so dull and lacks character, much like those two. No splash of colour, no knowing what they like, just some dull furniture and walls. it is at least clean and well cared for, which is probably a step up from the Tin House Mansion

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None of these people have any actual art on their walls.  All they have are photos of people, fake plants & flowers and huge boards with cheesy sayings in tacky fonts.   Weird.  

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Just now, leighdear said:

None of these people have any actual art on their walls.  All they have are photos of people and huge boards with cheesy sayings in tacky fonts.   Weird.  

That’s what Hobby Lobby sells. 

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2 minutes ago, Westiepeach said:

It lacks warmth and personality. Looks like a furniture showroom to me. No sign of anyone actually “living” there. 

The living room photo, when I just saw the top as I was scrolling down, looked so eerily similar to the living room of the historic house we lived in when we were stationed in Pearl Harbor that I had to do a double take. The windows, even down to the curtain rods, the angle of the ceiling...everything looked identical. We even had our Christmas tree in the same spot. We did have curtains, however (though there are so many photos of the place before we got them up that it looked familiar anyway), and we never did the "wooden signs with inspirational sayings" décor, but it was definitely too close for comfort!

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I can’t imagine what Lauren does all day, besides minimal cleaning up after the two of them and meal prep. Boring. 

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The house looks nice and very neat. I wonder if they just recently moved in. That doesn't look like the huge living room in the house they toured with Boob.

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I think it looks nice! Makes me kind of stabby, as a 31-year-old who has NOT been handed a stylish, modern house to live in! Neither Josiah nor lauren have any clue of the level of hard work most people have to put in to live in a nice home like this. 

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