Saturday, October 29, 2016

Weekend Getaway & Birthday Celebration

Even with 19 children, it's important for a couple to find time to get away from the hustle and bustle and spend time alone. Here is a new snapshot of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on a recent weekend getaway. They enjoy wearing matching shirts, and this photo is no exception.


Yesterday was Joy-Anna Duggar's 19th birthday. Per Duggar tradition, she celebrated with the famous chocolate mess at MarketPlace Grill.


Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

58 comments:

  1. All they do is get away from home and the responsibility of raising their kids.

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    1. Doubt that...Happy viewing and supporting the fam😉

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  2. Did you see where 2 friends of the Duggars had an Instagram exchange (yesterday?) and one said, "See you in Arkansas" and the other said, "You weren't supposed to say anything!!!" So was that an unauthorized leak about the wedding?

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    1. Who?? Are you spending your free time watching their every move or what? Is it time for you to find something else to fill your free time with?

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    2. Oh c'mon, 7:56. Everyone is trying to find out when this wedding will be. You can't fault someone for reading something about it. It doesn't take much time or detective work to do that.

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    3. I just love how people accuse others of misusing their free time...by using their own free time to point this out! Live and let live.

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    4. Who are those friends?

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  3. Is Joy wearing her bridesmaid gift? Or is she courting someone she met in Big Sandy and that was a gift from him? By the position of the heart on the state, I'm guessing the second one.

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    1. You are just speculating something that most likely is not correct.

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    2. Jinger had the same necklace on, so it could be bridesmaid gifts.

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    3. It doesn't have to be romantic, maybe it's from one of her sisters...

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  4. Go to school, Joy Anna

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  5. A post disappeared this morning? Because you mentioned taking a blog break in November, and it might have been a clue about a wedding???

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  6. Thank you for sharing With the world God's love as husband & wife! You have been such a great example of what the meaning of family should be. Thank you ❤

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  7. Good for you Michelle and Jim Bob 👫
    I wish I could do something like that with my husband. We never had a honeymoon and we're going to celebrate our 10th month anniversary in just a couple of months. But for the couples that can I say do it!

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    1. Maybe you'll have a chance to go on a honeymoon later on!
      I mean, if it's something you both care about there must be some kind of possibility. :)

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  8. I hear wedding bells. More than one set.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Joy! From a CT fan

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  10. Hmmm, Michelle has had her hair trimmed...

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  11. I hope her parents were their sharing her birthday.

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  12. Here's a headline...Michelle and JimBob Duggar stay home one weekend to spend time with their children. Seriously when AREN'T they away by themselves ?

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    1. They actually aren't away from their children overnight but a few times a year! They purposed to do that a long time ago and have stuck to it. They are responsible parents and put their marriage first- the foundation for a good family!!

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    2. U know not...Happy viewing and for supporting the fam😉

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    3. Um...they are gone A LOT more than once or twice a year. They've flown to Central America at least twice, Michelle was just in NYC, marriage retreat and now this " get away ". Plus several other trips to Texas...all without the majority of their children. It's all recorded so it's easy to verify. Much, much more than a couple times a year.

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  13. I don't know why JB equates love with his kissing. Allowing Michelle to be herself, have her own friends, likes/dislikes and not having to be available to him constantly would be an excellent way for him to express love. Michelle is a gracious woman but JB continues to act like an adolescent. Also- beautiful pic of Joy.

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    1. I would like a kiss from the one I love more often but he is not that affectionate.

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    2. Affection isn't necessarily measured in the number of times that your lips touch. Other things you do for each other every day count, too. In fact, those other things are probably more important in the long run.

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    3. Great point -- and how about allowing her to wear her hair in a modern, more flattering style. Remember how great she looked when Cindy gave her that makeover, yet she went back to the old hair because that's what Jim Bob prefers.

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    4. To anonymous at 1:41 am: I'm sure the first poster didn't have anything against kisses (they're a great thing!), they just meant that kisses aren't the only way to show real love.

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  14. No wedding this weekend...Derick was elsewhere...but did you let things slip when you posted that you were going to be out of town in mid-November, then you pulled that post pronto??

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  15. Is the pendent on Joy's necklace the state of Texas?

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  16. wow! she is SO cute in this picture of her at mpg.!!! happy birthday Joy!!

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  17. Off topic, but did anyone notice Jill and Dericks, dip and kiss like mom and pop Duggar do? They need their own traditions.😉

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  18. Love that they wear matching shirts. So cute

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    1. Very cheesy!!!

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    2. At least they weren't neon green.

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  19. Enjoy your break!!!!'

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  20. I guess Joy and Jana are left to take care of the kids? Do they do most of the cooking now? They are running out of girls to cook!!! I hope these two are not overburdened.

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  21. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU SWEETNESS! Don't let people you don't know discourage you from pursuing where you see your life going. You are amazing! You have a smart head on those strong shoulders of yours!!!

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  22. Wait. What? When did she grow up?
    I still see her as a little girl. I guess I need to get caught up. Happy late birthday!! :)

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  23. Cute picture of Mom and Dad but because they are wearing matching shirts, and they are close to each other, it looks like one shirt with two necklines!lol! But a sweet picture anyway and Miss Joy! What a beautiful young woman she has grown up to be.

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  24. Happy Birthday, Joy-Anna! You have blossomed into a beautiful and blessed you woman!

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  25. They just went on a marriage retreat about a month ago and are always getting away alone together. The bigger question is when do they take care of their children?

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    1. I think it's a vicious cycle. You have so many kids, so you need to get away, yet you shouldn't get away because you have so many kids.

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  26. Happy birthday joy-anna duggar.

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  27. Can anyone tell what is in the bowl in front of the parents?

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    1. Looks like something with croutons on top? (My screen isn't too big.)

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  28. happy late birthday joy Anna and cute outfit be the way

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  29. Me thinks Jana and Joy need to "get away" from babysitting and childcare, not the parents!

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    1. Did ANYONE wonder,Who's taking this picture at the parents getaway ❓,,,we're all so use to all the selfies ,and posting pictures on every site and opportunity that there is....
      Oh My Goodness sakes alive ‼️

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  30. I totally agree!!!!

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  31. It's nice to get away sometimes, especially when you have a houseful like they do. Michelle your lucky to have a husband that loves you so much. Happy Birthday Joy-Anna you look so happy. Take life slow and enjoy it.

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  32. That's awesome!! I enjoy celebrations 😊

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  33. Hey, wait what??? Is Joy Anna wearing a Texas necklace? I mean I don't mind I live in TX myself so I don't mind! ;-) ♥♡♥ love all the work lily and Ellie do in this blog

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