Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Forsyths in Israel

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth are on the trip of a lifetime! Two-and-a-half weeks ago, they shared a honeymoon video message from beautiful Switzerland. Now, they are in Israel. The newlyweds spent their one-month anniversary, which was yesterday, at the Sea of Galilee.

Joy and Austin Forsyth, Sea of Galilee, Israel

Photo courtesy Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth

177 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great honeymoon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Their honeymoon was in Switzerland

      Delete
    2. Looks like they are still on their honeymoon.

      Delete
    3. They went to Switzerland first, now they're in Israel.

      Delete
    4. 9:23 - And Israel :)

      Delete
  2. Love these two! How wonderful for them to be able to go to Israel. Enjoy each moment together.

    ReplyDelete
  3. How do two young adults afford this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He has been flipping houses since he was 17. (Has flipped five for a profit) Joy Anna has money from the show. They are likely doing quite well for a young couple.

      Delete
    2. They have a reality show.

      Delete
    3. Austin has flipped 5 houses, in addition to whatever else he has earned working at his parents business, etc. in the 5 or 6 years since he finished school. He likely has saved up a substantial amount for a fabulous honeymoon and getting them started in life, rather than frittering it away on nonsense like most people.

      Delete
    4. TLC pay's for participation in episodes.
      Would be surprised if they aren't filming the honeymoon.
      I'm just thinking it's great they can enjoy and share.
      Much different experience than with 18 siblings.
      Hope they stay safe and smart over there.

      Delete
    5. He's already flipped five houses.

      Delete
    6. They air every moment of their honeymoon on television. My guess is TLC is paying for a lot of it.

      Delete
    7. I'm pretty sure TLC is paying for it, but Austin has flipped 5 house to which adds up.

      Delete
    8. The man flipped 5 houses, he most likely has plenty from it. Young doesn't mean broke.

      Delete
    9. He's flipped 5 houses. He earned the money for their travels.

      Delete
    10. If you didn't pay anything on then it's none of our business. Obviously, he's a hard worker considering he has bought 5 houses, flipped them & sold them. How many 23 yr olds have done that??? The Duggars work hard.

      Delete
    11. Maybe they save..

      Delete
    12. Just be happy for them.

      Delete
    13. I'm sure tlc is paying for it I'm sure they will be giving us clips on their honeymoon like they did with jinger and Jeremy ..or they have been around long enough to where they have the money to go on trips like this ..they have came a long way from buy used save the difference they haven't used that motto in a long time since they been around for a while now .however they got to their location in sure it's beautiful

      Delete
    14. None of anyone buisness really...it coyld be a myriad of ways, by the way...lets just be happy for this young couple without all the how to's where for's and what if's...can we now...blessings πŸ˜‡

      Delete
    15. Austin has flipped 5 homes, and Joy has TV money plus probably appearance fees, book income, etc.

      Delete
    16. They're on a successful TV show

      Delete
    17. He has flipped 5 houses... that alone has made him a stash... also they are thrifty and they don't have a burden load of school debt nor a party life!!!!

      Delete
    18. Tlc paid for it. But really, it's none of our concern.....

      Delete
    19. Probably through TLC, watch for the episodes!

      Delete
    20. Because he has a job. Some say it's TLC but they could afford this with or without the show.

      Delete
    21. No one really knows their financial state. Just because a young man has a job it doesn't mean he could afford a month long honeymoon. If TLC wants to pay for it, then thats up to them. No need to get so defensive when people say that TLC is probably paying for it. They probably are, and in return they get to film it. Personally, I would not want camera crews following me around on my honeymoon. Im sure its a contractual thing.

      Delete
    22. He is not flipping $1M homes. Even at 5 homes it is just a beginning. My husband has flipped homes. It is not as easy nor as profitable as you might think. They must have other resources.

      Delete
    23. why bis it any of your business? You should just be happy for them or just dont' come on here

      Delete
  4. It's great to see Joy Anna wearing jeans:-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think that might be a denim skirt.

      Delete
    2. It's a skirt look closer. I don't think her thigh is that thick.

      Delete
    3. Jeans skirt

      Delete
    4. She's not! It's a Jean Skirt :-)

      Delete
    5. She is wearing jean skirt.

      Delete
    6. It's a skirt

      Delete
    7. That may be a denim skirt . πŸ™„

      Delete
    8. She's wearing a jean skirt.

      Delete
    9. She has on a skirt?

      Delete
    10. I'm sure it's jean skirt

      Delete
    11. It's her jean skirt.

      Delete
    12. Pretty sure that's a jean skirt

      Delete
    13. That's a denim skirt.

      Delete
    14. Pretty sure it's just a denim skirt.

      Delete
    15. It looks more like a skirt but she wore pants a few years ago. Check the 2015 blogs.

      Delete
  5. Wow. This is a bit much. Austin has only flipped 5 homes and they can afford to be world travelers every month?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really nobody's business but theirs, is it?!

      Delete
    2. Its most likely on TLC'S dime. Probably being filmed to be shown next season when its six months old.

      Delete
    3. He married a reality show star.

      Delete
    4. Joy and her family are cast members in a reality television show.

      Delete
    5. I'm sure tlc paid for it or the money they make from the show

      Delete
    6. I think it's great that they are traveling now, it's much harder once you have children. And he worked very hard for the money- they should celebrate together!

      Delete
    7. They collect TLC paychecks and People magazine paychecks, as well as Austin flipping houses.

      Delete
    8. Cool isnt it?πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ‘

      Delete
    9. What does it matter?

      Delete
    10. They are on a tlc budget ofcourse. Which is fine, they're being filmed. This is the only trip they'll get to make by themselves in their lifetime, untill they're 60 or so. Kids will be next, and it is so much harder traveling with them.

      Delete
    11. I have a feeling TLC might have gifted the couple with a honeymoon.

      Delete
    12. I'm sure Joy brings in plenty of money considering the fact that she's part of a successful TV show...

      Delete
    13. Why does it matter what they do? Austin has a job and they can travel if they want <3

      Delete
  6. Fabulous honeymoon, wow, trip of a lifetime for sure!!!!!! What a beautiful way to begin a life together. So happy for them.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Getting to go to Israel would be a trip of a lifetime for me also. Not even 25 years old and taking a trip of a lifetime. How lucky can you get!!!!!Jane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Is it luck or good planning, hard work, and wise saving.

      Delete
    2. No its TLC, but good for them!

      Delete
    3. None of the above! It's TLC!

      Delete
    4. Good planning? Wise saving? Should use the money toward a house to live in.

      Delete
    5. Being on a reality TV show didn't hurt either. ;)

      Delete
    6. Its having a family with a reality TV show.

      Delete
    7. Actually Joy has been there before with her family. Remember when they were baptized in the Jordan River?
      So, she has gotten to go TWICE in her 19 years! Lucky... I say Lucky...

      Delete
  8. Is it a correct assumption (from the t shirts) that Austin is from Texas?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I cannot believe he would wear a shirt like that in another country.

      Delete
    2. No, he and Joy grew up together. He's from Arkansas too.

      Delete
    3. I've been wondering the same thing. He's constantly wearing Texas t-shirts.

      Delete
    4. Maybe it's because Austin,Texas and the capital of Texas is Austin. Just a thought. Some people have done stranger things. Laugh out Loud. This blog does get too serious sometimes....Jane

      Delete
    5. All those Texas T-shirts are a bit much. When you travel outside of your country, you should try to blend in with the locals. Advertising where you are from as if 'hey look at me' puts a barrier between you and new experiences.

      Delete
    6. We shouldn't be ashamed of our country. All someone has to do is talk to a person to know they aren't from their country. Usually you can look at someone and tell anyway. He isn't wearing clothing that is an anyway derogatory about the country he is visiting. The barrier exists no matter what you are wearing. Trying to blend in when you don't makes people stand out sometimes too.

      Delete
    7. What's wrong with a Texas t-shirt in another country if Austin and Joy are well-mannered and polite (which I'm pretty sure they are)? Are Europeans really that petty and/or delicate?

      Delete
    8. Yes, Austin and his family are originally from Texas but they moved to Arkansas when he was a child.

      Delete
    9. I live in Los Angeles, where travelers stick out like a sore thumb, but so what? I'm pretty sure no one cares what t-shirt Austin wears.

      Delete
  9. I would like to go to Israel for a tour.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good for Austin and Joy! They are really living!

    ReplyDelete
  11. How wonderful! That truly is a trip of a lifetime!

    ReplyDelete
  12. They are blessed to go to the Holy Land. I hope they have a wonderful time.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This seems like a really long trip; how long are they on their honeymoon for?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Read carefully... it said they went for their one month anniversary. Not that they've been gone a month.

      Delete
    2. No anonymous @9:14. They are still on their honeymoon. They haven't been back. Joy said on their wedding day that they were going to be traveling for a while.

      Delete
    3. I think you're wrong .. I think they've been gone a month. Good for them !

      Delete
    4. Lol... even my one week trip per year to Florida cost a couple thousand dollars. We flip houses on the side, my husband works at the Nissan plant as an engineer, and I am a registered nurse.

      Delete
  14. That is awesome...what a privilege to see the holy land. Safe travels and God Bless.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Buffy Peterman-IsonJune 27, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Now that's a honeymoon to remember! They are so blessed to have this time together to explore new places. 😁

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wonderful! I always wanted to go to Israel. Enjoy your honeymoon!!
    Sharon frm SC

    ReplyDelete
  17. What an amazing trip and a blessing to go there!

    ReplyDelete
  18. So happy to get an update from them. It is truly a trip of a lifetime!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, Joy-Anna's still on her honeymoon, and she's not even wearing her wedding ring!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't take mine on my honeymoon- not always safe to take it when traveling

      Delete
    2. Not safe to take your wedding ring? I wouldn't take mine off!

      Delete
    3. That's perfectly normal, especially when traveling. I know plenty of people who was afraid to travel with their wedding ring when newly wedded because they are afraid to lose it.

      Delete
  20. Oh my goodness! That's sooo beautiful there! I was there last year and would love to go there again!

    ReplyDelete
  21. i love your show,and I visit your website often.It would be really nice if the videos did not start to play automatically ...I start looking at the photos,but then I have to scroll down to the video,stop it,then go back to the top to the pictures I was looking at previously

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there,

      Glad to have you as a reader. :) We have spoken with TLC, and they are unfortunately unable to turn off autoplay on the videos hosted by their site.

      Lily and Ellie

      Delete
    2. The can't or they don't want to?

      Delete
    3. One thing you can do is turn off the audio when you visit this site. The video will still play but you can ignore it, because you cannot hear it.

      Delete
    4. @Anonymous @3:05 PM
      Yeah, I have the same problem.

      Delete
  22. Wow! What an amazing way to start their married life together!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow that's great!
    Whoever has a negative comment on here is just jealous. I'm a little jealous myself but I truly wish them the very best!
    I imagined it was going to be a longer honeymoon than the other girls because of Joy's comment that they were going to be traveling for a while.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your statement about other people being jealous is way off base.

      Delete
    2. 3:56 I think 3:46 statement is right on base. A lot of jealous readers out there.

      Delete
    3. I think it was jealousy too. Sad but some people have issues with that.

      Delete
    4. Why is it "off base"? I know it's hard to admit that you're jealous

      Delete
    5. I agree with the jealously comment.

      Delete
    6. I don't know why anyone would be bitter or condescending about someone else's life. I'm really happy for them. I travelled a lot before I had kids and I don't regret a bit of it. It's much harder and more costly when you have kids and you don't get as much time as a couple. I think it's a great way to start their lives together.

      Delete
    7. I wholeheartedly agree anon 3:46...You can tell by their comments...so sad really...Im jealous in a good way as I'm happy for them and wish them tyhe best. If you however sound condescending and judgemental and non supportive then....well...must be envious to a fault. Sooo happy for this young exciting couple exploring the world together...I hope there are many many many more fabulous trips to come...blessings on your travels and married life😎✌

      Delete
    8. No, not really, right on point actually

      Delete
  24. Happy for them to have this experience! They'll be making such great memories, I'm sure! ~Rose

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love this! Glad they have so much time to travel before going home.

    ReplyDelete
  26. How wonderful to have this special time together. Such interesting places they are seeing. Eileen

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow, great honeymoon!

    ReplyDelete
  28. They are very wise to put their money into a nice honeymoon instead of a wedding.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They invited 1000 people to their wedding. How is that not "putting money" into it? Granted, they gave them cupcakes instead of a meal, but otherwise they had the whole experience, the church, the big dress, the flowers, the huge bridal party......

      Delete
    2. She has a wedding ring. And your ignorant comment is unnecessary. Maybe it's getting sized. Or maybe the engagement and wdddinf ring are getting soddered together. I didn't have mine the first 6 weeks I was married. Go read the kardasians. They may be more your cup of tea.

      Delete
  29. CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couple. Stay safe. God bless! ❤️

    ReplyDelete
  30. Who pays for these lavish honeymoon trips?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Probably them... see when people work hard, don't have all the student loan debt, and don't live the party life.. they live frugally. You can actually afford stuff

      Delete
    2. Why do you care? Are you offering a donation? If not, mind your own business.

      Delete
    3. Why does it matter?

      Delete
    4. Not you so none of your business.

      Delete
    5. TLC is paying!

      Delete
  31. at 3:46pm-----I had to reread your comment.....other people are jealous
    In their comments ? ....and you admit you're jealous !
    ...What ? Sounds a little loopy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jealous in a good way πŸ™ƒ
      Because I would love to be there myself with my spouse. But I wouldn't be tearing them down because they get to have a trip of a lifetime and I don't. God bless

      Delete
  32. Wow only 19 and I believe this is the 2nd time she's been there if I'm not mistaken. She's very blessed to have this once in a lifetime experience at such a young age. Hope she remembers and appreciates it forever!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Boy that is a fabulous honeymoon. Switzerland then Israel?! So awesome!! You go Joy!! Happy for you two, you guys are a cute couple!!
    One thing I wonder though, why did Jill and Derrick only getto go to the Carolinas for their honemoon? Jessa went to Europe/Paris. Jinger went to Australia. Now Joy gets Israel. I hope TLC sends Jill and Derrick on a truly wonderful trip someday, maybe like a post babymoon. They could always bring a few of Jill's siblings along to babysit. It just seems like they were a little short-changed by TLC, in terms of their honeymoon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When Jill and Derick married, there was still 19 Kids and Counting and featured trips by the whole Duggar family to Israel, Japan etc. Now the show is all about the young couples and now they send the couples and not the whole family. By the way, I wonder if Joseph and Kendra will go to Africa.

      Delete
    2. Maybe they didn't want the cameras present. Maybe that's where they wanted to go. I am sure they enjoyed Thierry honeymoon regardless of location.

      Delete
    3. I remember reading somewhere that Jill and Derick did not want their honeymoon filmed, they wanted complete privacy. Because of that, TLC did not pay.

      Delete
    4. She got a big trip to Katmandu to meet Derick....

      Delete
  34. So Joe & Kedra had a registry with a September date and now it's been changed to an October date? What gives? Or are they fake registries? They looked very real, right down to the picture, which is new and looks like it was from an engagement photo session.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are probably fake registries like what happened to Joy-Anna and Austin.

      Delete
    2. Joy had a fake wedding date (which many fans believed) so there's a chance they are doing that also. Last thing they want is fans to show up on their special day.

      Delete
  35. Where is her wedding ring???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Normally newlyweds are afraid to wear their ring because they don't want to lose it.

      Delete
    2. Looks like they had been swimming. I would take it off too...

      Delete
    3. Getting sized? Getting soddered?

      Delete
    4. Anonymous June 29, 2017 at 6:01 AM

      Getting sized? Getting soddered?

      "Soldered" is the correct spelling.

      Delete
  36. Take pictures of the Holy Land and send them to Ellie to put on the blog. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  37. So happy for you both! I want to go to Israel! Wish I had made that a priority over some of the other trips I've made!

    ReplyDelete
  38. No wedding ring.... and only a month in

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My mother never took her wedding ring off from the day she got it until the day she passed away, 60+ years later. She always felt as if a spell would be broken if she took it off, kind of like Dorothy without her ruby slippers. I thought it was neat how she put her mind to something and kept that commitment her whole life.

      Delete
    2. It's not always wise to have valuables when traveling abroad.

      Delete
    3. They are traveling and that's how some newlyweds are because they are afraid to lose their ring.

      Delete
    4. Oh yes, it's probably a scandal. Maybe it's getting sized. Or soddered. Why be so critical. You must have a miserable marriage and lonely life to be so judgemental of others.

      Delete
    5. Snappy 6:03...she only asked where the ring was at and made a little joke. Don't take life so serious. Speaking from experience, most women are so excited to get that ring and refuse to take it off after the long wait on Mr. Right. Take a deep breath and chill.

      Delete
  39. So great for Austin and Joy!! My dream vacation is to go Israel! Such a Godly young couple - this world needs more young Christian examples like these two!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Betty,
      Many young Christians have been great examples to me and I'm 56 years old!

      Delete
  40. It looks like they are having a great time, very memorable, that's for sure! I assume that TLC helps pay for the honeymoon - not that we'll ever know for sure. I was sort of surprised Joy wasn't wearing her wedding rings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why do you care who pays for the honeymoon?;And what are you "really" suggesting about her not wearing her wedding rings? A lot of people don't travel with jewelry.Wish them well and keep other things to yourself. Not very polite.

      Delete
    2. When traveling and if you are a newlyweds, sometimes they are afraid to lose their rings.

      Delete
    3. Did you also use some common sense and think there's probably a legitimate reason why?

      Delete
  41. I love this photo with the sunset behind them. I'm glad they are enjoying married life

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My question is who took the photo? The chaperone??

      Delete
    2. TLC film crew.

      Delete
    3. Maybe a nice passerby took the photo.

      Delete
  42. Where's her engagement and wedding ring? I've been anxious to see them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Are you asking where the rings are because you're anxious to see them? Or, are you just gossiping?

      Delete
    2. her hair is wet. They had been swimming

      Delete
    3. gossiping? that doesn't even make sense..just like this person...i really love to see any married couples rings it makes me smile :)

      Delete
    4. Wow! You need Jesus Kathryn Rae! Why are you attacking/judging everyone"s comments?

      Delete
  43. wow, a 1 month honeymoon? they sure have a lot of money! so jealous!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Actually, it is more travel-savvy to NOT wear expensive jewelry while traveling, especially when visiting tourist areas- jewelry can attract pick pockets and worse.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Congrats to the happy new couple.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.