Monday, July 31, 2017

Joseph and Kendra's Boat Party


Joseph Duggar followed in the footsteps of sisters Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth by throwing an outdoor, joint bachelor/bachelorette party. (Do you remember Jessa and Ben's football game and Joy and Austin's campout?)

On Friday, Joseph and his fiance, Kendra Caldwell, hosted a gathering at Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas. The soon-to-be-married couple and 25 family members and friends spent the day water skiing and tubing on a pontoon, ski boat, and high-performance speed boat. The water festivities were followed by a picnic lunch.

"We ended up doing the water skiing and tubing for our joint bachelor/bachelorette party because Kendra loves the water and I just enjoy doing whatever she's doing," says Joseph.

This water-centered outing came less than a week after the couple shared on Counting On "The After Show Part 2" that Joseph does not enjoy being in the water. What sacrificial love!


Photo/video courtesy TLC

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    1. Oh ya I wonder that too :)

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  2. Kendra sounds just like Joy!

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    1. Oh my gosh you're right!! If you clicked on the video and only hears them talk you would think it was Joy!

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  3. Kendra looks like she is about 13 in the picture. These two don't seem to be able to do anything original. First he proposed at Joy and Austins wedding which was copied from Dan and Deena Dillard. Now joint bachelor/bachelorette parties with water sports, very similar to Joy and Austin. This show is already getting boring with the time delay and repeats, if they all start doing the same things it is going to get even worse.

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    1. This is one of the rudest posts I've ever seen. Some people just look young, she has good genes, when she's 40 she'll probably look like she's in her late twenties. And what? NO ONE can ever have a joint bachelor/bachelorette party since Joy and Austin did? Maybe they all had a really good time, and decided they wanted to do the same thing.

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    2. you don't have to watch if thats your opinion!

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    3. Kendra is young and wearing no makeup after swimming. There's nothing wrong with the way she looks.

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    4. Observing and learning from others is actually wise. They should not change the way they want to handle situations in their lives just for the sake of "being original" to improve ratings. Then the show would be criticized for being too scripted. To me, what makes the show interesting are the people, not necessarily what activities they are doing. I love watching each new couple!

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    5. Because you can't ever imitate what you think is a good idea. Heaven forbid!

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    6. Obviously the admin did not think this post was rude or they would not have let it through, you need to complain to the right people. I agree kendra does look much younger than 18 in the picture, just shows you how make up creates an illusion. Hopefully she has her fathers youthful genes she will be glad of them as she ages.

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    7. Is the original post helpful or kind in any way? I have to ask myself that sometimes before I speak.
      W- Why
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      I- I
      T- talking

      Ask yourself that

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  4. Does this mean that the wedding is really soon? I know they were talking about about a fall wedding.

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    1. I believe their guest registry says October 6th. It might be a different day, I can't remember, but it's in October. :)

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  5. What a great time!!! I love it! Angie

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    1. I agree! What a fun party!

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  6. Refreshing to see Joe and Kendra celebrating with an activity they both could enjoy. Not like when Jessa and the ladies sat on benches watching the men and boys play football.

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    1. Some ladies like to watch football

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  7. I wouldn't be surprised if we see the duggar ladies in swim suits the way they have changed. As another poster mentioned, they say one thing and do opposite.

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    1. Once they get married, they're aloud to make their own rules, they just are respectful to their parents, and abide by their rules as long as they live with them. There's nothing wrong with that.

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    2. Wearing swimsuits and enjoying water-activities is nothing new. They just have the good taste to wear modest swimwear.

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    3. I don't think it's very respectful to follow your parents' rules and then toss those rules aside once you're out of the house! That's like saying you couldn't wait to get out from under your parents' thumbs.

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    4. 3:25- It depends on what those "rules" are. In my opinion, the most important one is to treat others with respect, love and kindness. Most others, like clothing choices or not using birth control, are personal decisions that every adult needs to make for themselves.

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    5. @ 3:25 and 7:39 - I believe that an adult is not being disrespectful just because they are not following their parents' rules. And, it is true that in restrictive homes, children can sometimes not wait to be an adult so they can get away from rules that hinder them from becoming the person God created them to be. Once an adult, we are all responsible for our choices and decisions in areas like clothing, hair styles, family size, ETC. We are able to "leave and cleave" and make decisions with our spouses that do not need to be approved by our parents. Thank God for grace and freedom!

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  8. That was so sweet! And it was really really nice seeing her without make up, she's much more beautiful without it in my personal opinion😃

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    1. Amen! She's very cute and beautiful without it!!

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  9. It they have already had bachelor bachelorette party wedding must be in next two to three weeks would say a lastes at the end of August

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  10. It seems to me that Joe has really come into his own through his relationship with Kendra. He seems to have gained so much confidence with the encouragement, love and support from her. It has been really nice to see. Hope you all had a lot of fun out on the water. Eileen

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  11. Lily and Ellie, would you remind me, have they announced a wedding date? I know their registry says October 7 but perhaps that's just a random date as Joy and Austin did. I'm assuming their wedding is sooner than October if they aren't already doing the bachelor/bachelorette party!

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  12. Looks so fun!

    PS, when you are referring to the woman, she is the fiancée with two "e"s! The man is the fiancé. It's French but commonly misspelled in English!

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    1. Spelling criticisms? Really?

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    2. I was just helping out. :) Lily and Ellie have always appreciated readers helping them catch mistakes before! :)

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    3. No anon 12:23, it is spelled like the French word here in the U.S. A lot of American words do come directly from the French language as well as other european countries. If you don't believe me you can look it up in a dictionary.

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    4. It's actually the same spelling in English! :)

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    5. Not everyone in the U.S. speaks English

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    6. In the US there are many languages spoken, english and spanish being the main two. Speak to the admin they allowed the post through.

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    7. That's neat! I never knew there was a difference in spelling for men/women!

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  13. These two are tooooo cute!! I'm looking forward to seeing more of them on the show and sharing in their joy as they get married!

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  14. Hoping the boys water skied and tubed in shorts and the girls did not have skirts to their anklesđŸ€ž

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    1. We'll see on the show, and even if they wore what they normally do, why do you care? Every family has different rules.

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    2. Different families may have different rules, but there's no need to make your family's rules straight out of the 1800's.

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    3. How does their lifestyle effect your life 3:23?

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    4. How, 8:42? It starts in the voting booth, and then spreads to trying to influence government to change rules so they apply only to their beliefs and agendas. So it has an effect on all of us.

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    5. Yes, it sure does start in the voting booth and then spreads to trying to influence legislators, and THANK GOD for that. We can actually have a voice here in the USA and not be subject to a dictator like in Iran, etc.

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  15. so cute but no way is there wedding in October i would say some time this month or beginning of September

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  16. I am guessing the wedding will be in August.

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  17. Fun! The wedding must be in the not-too-distant future? Does anyone remember how far apart the bachelor/bachelorette party and wedding were for Joy and Austin?

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    1. a little less than 2 weeks i believe

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    2. I think it was 2-3 weeks between joy and Austin party till there wedding

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  18. That means the wedding could be less than a month a week.

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  19. They are cute!!!! Awww, young love is so sweet.

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  20. The Duggar bachelor/bachelorette parties usually happen 2-3 weeks before the wedding, so it must be soon and not the October date on their registry. Naughty Joe and Kendra telling a little white lie to throw people off the scent lol!

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    1. Unless Kendra really wanted to have a water B/B party, so they did it before it got too cold. :)

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    2. I figured it would be in time for the new season that starts in September....

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    3. Anon @ 9:25 Wow way to attack Kendra. Joe only said he didn't like water not that he had a fear of it, there is a huge difference. I am glad to see a Duggar male taking his future partners likes/dislikes into account, I often get the impression that these young women defer to the men too much, marriage is about give and take if they continue like this they should be ok.

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  21. So happy and excited for you both. The Lord has brought you both together and he has a wonderful plan for your future xx

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  22. So the wedding must be soon :D

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  23. Already doing the bachelor-bachelorette party? Wedding must be coming sooner than October. Probably more like August. Knew they couldn't wait til October.

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  24. If Kendra truly honored Joe, she wouldn't have insisted that he be on/in the water. Sounds like she wanted her way and wanted a party like Jinger's, no matter what Joe's feelings about it were. I feel sorry for Joe if he had to go along with her plan when he really didn't want to.

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    1. What are you talking about? Nobody said she insisted on anything. He said she loved the water and he was happy to go along with the idea. And Jinger didn't have a lake/swimming party. Are you insane?

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    2. That's what I thought, 12:32. If your husband-to-be didn't like snakes, would you plan a reptile party? Only if you were used to always getting your way, I suppose. Kendra had better start taking Joe's likes and dislikes into stronger consideration, if they're about to be married.

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    3. It was Joy's party that was on the water or outdoorsy. Easy to get all these J name weddings in a row confused!

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    4. Where does it say Joe doesn't like water??

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    5. I believe in the special show called the After Show :)

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    6. In the After Show he said he liked being on the water, not in the water. That was sweet of him to do something he knew Kendra would enjoy and just enjoy the experience of being with her and seeing her do something she loves. Being willing to compromise and step outside your comfort zone for your spouse is an unselfish way to show love.

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  25. Their wedding was rumored to be September 4th.
    These two haven't lived enough on earth to begin with, let alone as a bachelor and a bachelorette. Kendra is barely out of childhood. Why the 'bachelorette party" and why do they do them jointly? Aren't they supposed to be separate?

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    1. 'Supposed to' ? Says who? They want to have a party, they can have a party; invite who they want, plan whatever activities they want, call it what they want.

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  26. They both look really sunburned! Please be careful! Skin cancer is a very real danger. Please don't wait till it's too late - wear sunscreen or sun protective clothing! (Coming from one who waited too late! Fortunately, I did not have the worst kind, but in addition to the cancer, I did develop a chronic skin condition from being in the sun a lot and not wearing sunscreen or special protective clothing! I did not think it would be a problem. It would have been so easy to prevent, so I want to warn others and say please take precautions. Talking not just to Joe and Kendra, but to everyone who ventures out into the sun for any length of time!)

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    1. Thanks for the reminder! Hope your condition is not too severe. :)

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  27. Joseph probably doesn't enjoy being in the water because he never learned how to swim properly and has to swim in pants. If he at least wore shorts it would be so much more fun. Maybe Kendra can get him to let loose and play a little bit.

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  28. I'm guessing Labor Day Weekend:)

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  29. i think kendra has been really good for joseph. he's always been so quiet & shy and now he's speaking more in front of the cameras! he's coming out of his shell more and trying new/different things that arent usually in his comfort zone. i hope we're going to see a lot more of joseph (& kendra) since he's got 7 younger brothers looking up to him!

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  30. Does anyone else think that Kendra might borrow Joy's wedding gown? They might also be able to use some of the decorations from Joy and Austin's wedding. If Kendra's father is pastor of a small church, her family might not be able to afford a large wedding.

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