Thursday, August 31, 2017

Grand-Duggar #10


We know that many of our wonderful international readers are unable to view the videos that we post directly from the TLC website, so here is the YouTube version of Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth's baby announcement clip. The new season of Counting On premieres in less than two weeks (Monday, September 11th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT on TLC).


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

51 comments:

  1. Thanks for thinking of all your readers! Really appreciated! Joy is so sweet in this video. Eileen

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  2. So excited for you! Congratulations, a very special blessing from God!

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  3. I'm in the UK and never have any problem watching the videos.

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  4. Still can't view it from New Zealand :(

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  5. Congrats joy and austin

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  6. Thank you for posting. Congratulations to Joy and Austin. :)

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  7. instead of making videos why are they not in Houston helping out if they are always helping those in need? Perfect time for them to be helping those in need since there own daughter live in that state now?

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    1. Yes I've wondered that as well. There is no reason John David and Josiah can't go and help. Both are 21 and over and are not married so they could really afford to head down there and help. They have many siblings that could take over their daily business commitments while they were away. Goodness knows that devastated area could use some strong male hands to help. Besides weren't both boys trained in the Alert camp?

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    2. Why aren't you in Houston helping those in need? Or are you??????

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    3. I respect you stating your thoughts, however, just because there isn't something posted regarding this VERY recent event in TX, perhaps wait and hear what they've been doing?

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  8. Congratulations!!! I kinda hope you you guys have twin girls that would be such a blessing...May God Bless Your Family Withbwith lots of Love 💘 and happiness!!#

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  9. Congratulations!!! I kinda hope you you guys have twin girls that would be such a blessing...May God Bless Your Family Withbwith lots of Love 💘 and happiness!!#

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  10. Congratulations!!! I kinda hope you you guys have twin girls that would be such a blessing...May God Bless Your Family Withbwith lots of Love �� and happiness!!#

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  11. Excited for them!!

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  12. Oh my! How many posts does one need to announce a pregnancy?

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    1. Apparently six (seven if you count jinger and jeremys that disappeared) lol!

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  13. Congrats to you both. That said, please stop using the " we are pregnant" phrase. Joy is pregnant. Austin is the father!! Here's to a healthy, happy baby. Boy or girl, it will come into the world to loving parents.

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    1. That always annoys me too. "We" don't go through labor!!

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    2. I agree -- "we" are not pregnant.

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    3. Thank you! Only the woman is pregnant.

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    4. She didn't get pregnant on her own. The Bible says when we marry that we become one flesh with our spouse, so yes, they are pregnant.

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    5. Yes!!! They could technically say "We are expecting" but yes, only the woman is pregnant. Also, the "thanks to all you fans" is just a weird phrase to say. Kinda like they only got pregnant to keep the fans watching...

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  14. Many blessings. Joy will be a very loving thoughtful mother and a great teacher.
    I hope great happiness for them both during this journey.

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  15. Congratulations Joy and Austin. May God bless you with as many children as you can handle.

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  16. I guess I'm in the minority but I find this ridiculous. Good for them for getting married young I'm all for it if that's what you want. Personally I'm glad I waited otherwise I would have already been divorced. But creating a honeymoon baby before you've had a chance to enjoy life as a couple now that is what I find ridiculous. Especially when their own parents waited to start a family. Now maybe her mom and dad are paying for everything but I still feel that is wrong. Once your married your an adult and should now have to fend for yourselves. I find the Duggar children to be very selfish. I'm all for multiplying when you have the finances to support this.

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    1. Anon @ 11.03 I agree with what you say but you do realise you will bit hit with a torrent of replies telling you its their choice, and Austin flips houses and can support them. Sometimes it is better not to say anything because it will be taken as hate, even if its only an opinion.

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    2. I'm sad for you that you find this couple's blessing and desire to be "ridiculous," "wrong," and "very selfish." First of all, what is ridiculous and unthinkable to you is normal and natural to others. Secondly, the word "wrong" denotes a judgement, and since there is nothing morally or legally incorrect with having a baby earlier than you would in their shoes, you really can't judge their decision without being "wrong" yourself. Finally, you're making an uninformed judgement when you assume that their parents are paying for everything. Have you seen the show? Did you see how Austin's father gave him a financial goal to meet before he could be serious about marriage? It is "wrong" to criticize them for something that you don't even know they are doing! I think it's great that they are seeing something happening that is a fulfillment of their mutual desire. Furthermore, considering just how much work raising a child takes, they are being far from selfish. They're not ignorant of the work required, especially JoyAnna. If their desire is to be parents, then yay for them that they have the health and ability to have a child. The amount of time they have together as a couple before having children is their business and their decision alone. What their parents did or what you or I would have done is completely irrelevant.

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    3. Another "minority" opinion here. You can't support yourself forever flipping houses in one area. Eventually you'll run out of houses, or people will be onto the fact that you're not a licensed contractor. Or worse, someone will sue you after moving in. It's happening left and right here with flipped houses! Just because Austin was able to flip 5 doesn't guarantee anything for the future.

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    4. I do find it strange that the Duggar parents waited four years before starting their family but promote no family planning to their children. Its un fair in a sense. They had the opportunity to be a couple alone for a long time but don't encourage that for their children. What if Jim Bob and Michelle became parents right away? They may not have made it as a married couple. I would think they would want their children to experience a period of time without the stress that child after child adds to relationships.

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    5. Do any of the Duggar son in laws actually have a steady job besides Jeremy who is a Pastor? I find that strange since they are all now Fathers and Fathers to be and yet won't work.

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    6. Austin's parents have that camp so I am 100% sure there is plenty of work to be done there. My cousin and his wife run a camp and it is a full time job for them both. They have to hire a lot of people. I'm sure when their 3 children are older there will be work for them if they want it. If you come from a family that is not self-employed, it is difficult to understand. Everyone in my family are farmers or own a small store or are self-employed as a machinist or welder or electrician etc so I am used to this but I'm sure it seems like people are not "working" if they aren't commuting to an office and being paid a salary.

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    7. @1:16 pm it appears your concern for them is Austin's job security. However, anyone can lose their job over anything. They could be in a car accident tomorrow and be sued. There will always be pros and cons. If it's not morally or legally wrong, it's their choice.

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    8. How do you know if he has a license? And all some states require is the proper permits. You can sell the house through a subsidiary with a real estate license. Pretty sure he has got that covered with Jim Bob. And why couldn't he flip houses in other areas of the state? He doesn't have to just do it in his hometown. If flipping houses dried up, I am sure he is very employable as a construction worker. Get over the jealousy. This guy is trying to make an honest living through hard work.

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    9. Also a minority opinion here- I like Joy & Austin and I think he's likely a pretty responsible young man and I think Joy is responsible also. However, every couple come into a marriage with some baggage from their parents' marriage (Duggar or not) because we parents are human and imperfect. So, we all bring things to our marriages (good and bad habits/ways of thinking, differences in the way we process events and stress, different ways of doing things-even if they're slight, etc.). No husband and wife come into a marriage perfectly mirroring each other, without any issues to iron out or overcome, with no areas each needs to personally grow into to bless each other. Marriage is a process-the two do not just magically become one because they said "I do." or because a Pastor pronounces them man and wife. It's better for a child's sake that the parents have some time to grow into their marriage before they add someone else. The reality is that as cute, sweet, grown-up, and in love as Joy and Austin seem to be, physiologically speaking, their brains haven't fully matured yet and won't until around 24-25. That's not to slam them at all-I like them and I loved when Austin teared up upon seeing Joy. But if you really watched and listened to them during the wedding ceremony, it was pretty evident, yet many brushed that off as "young and in love" and "so cute". They've been to countless weddings (family and friends) and she's been in numerous weddings, yet they seemed to have no clue how they were supposed to actually do (what to do next, what to say when, their responses, etc.). They didn't really seem to really grasp the dignity/holiness of the occasion- I don't mean the decor, her hairstyle, or the wardrobe choices (all of which perfectly reflected them and were perfect). They seemed to have almost an air of let's get through the ceremony and on to other things attitude-almost like the ceremony was the obligation part. The Biblical model for marriage is for the man to plant the field (have a steady means to support himself, a wife, and any children), build the house (money in the savings accounts, well-established career, settled, spiritually/physically/financially prepared to lead his family and be solely responsible for their needs), then take a wife (with the assumption being that children generally tend to follow). All of which is why the men of the Bible were not married at 19-20. I think there's a lot to be gained from living life based on Bible principles.

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    10. Thank you 12:59 I completely agree! They are two married people. Joy is not a single, unwed mother living at home. It is their decision on when they want children. They have to raise them not us.

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    11. Finances are important , but we need to not be so caught up in making sure we have every penny lined up. People need to rely more upon the Lord than their need for money. Joy and Austin are smart and know what they need to do.

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    12. 1:16 PM -- No one can flip a house -- whether he's a licensed contractor or not -- without passing inspections, at least where I live. You actually think someone laying tile has to be a licensed contractor? Here in California, you can pull in a day laborer off the street who will likely do a fantastic job. Give Austin a break. I, for one, hope his career flipping houses is a great success.

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    13. I'm so happy for Joy and Austin and their families. I don't understand why so many, especially the media outlets, so harshly criticize the Duggars. They have happy lives, happy marriages and happy children. Now all the speculation as to whether Joy was pregnant before marriage, as if people or a media outlet could actually predict when conception occurred. Most times, even the couple can't be sure. It's so silly to make an issue of this. If you saw one of the Kardashians judged and criticized for every little thing they do like people and media do the Duggars, it would be considered harassment. I get tired of it all. People, leave the Duggars alone if you can't be civil and at least be happy for them. They aren't harassing you or telling you how many kids you should have or when you conceived them

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    14. 1:16- I have to agree. I would not buy a house from anyone who's flipping houses. There's a real danger that short- cuts have been taken in the haste to turn a profit.

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    15. Perhaps the "Anonymous" writers are familiar with NW AR. There are MANY opportunities for flipping houses and I would say with confidence that Austin will provide well for his family. He and Joy both come from hardworking families who trust God first and work hard with what He provides them. Many blessings on your new family.

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    16. We had so many problems with flipped houses in this area that our TV station did a consumer action report on them. Yes, the houses passed inspection and yes, they were allowed to go back on the market. But when the new families moved in and lived in them for awhile, that's when the problems began. The more the homeowners delved into the source of the problems, the more shoddy construction they found. By then it was impossible to find the person(s) who did the work, or hold them responsible. One house in particular had an entire room that was built too close to the property line, and the homeowners were told it would have to be removed. Just because an inspector has signed off on something is no guarantee that a flipper's sloppy work or an oversight won't haunt you later. I would never buy a flipped house, or let an unlicensed contractor work on mine.

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  17. Thank you Lily an Ellie for your kind attention for us international readers. Lots of negativity in the comments, such a shame, this is a blog for people who want to read about the Duggars so it goes without saying that the posts will show them in a positive light. There exist other sites on the internet where people who disagree with the Duggar's lifestyle can discuss their points of view (nothing wrong with people having different opinions or ways of life, it's a big world!). I don't live like a Duggar, nor would I have wanted to get married young and have children straight away, but that is what Joy chose to do and she seems pretty happy about it. I appreciate this blog and finding out what the Duggars (and Bates) are up to and I don't feel the need to say what I would have done or seek out other readers who disagree with their lifestyle. I enjoy it for what it is and I use the comments section to ask the occasional question or to interact with other readers in a positive way, and if you are not doing this, maybe you should ask yourself why you are here and why you feel the need to share your negative thoughts.

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  18. Just when you got a new header! Now you really should get some kind of dynamic one, or even a gif :D

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  19. Sooo happy for them!!!!

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  20. Congratulations Joy and Austin! I am so happy for you both! You will be loving and Godly parents.

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  21. i think i should only look on peoples countenances always.
    women wait - with a measure of contempt for the offense of it, for a person to let their eyes drop and observe all of their body. i don't want o view anything but others faces.That takes a discipline and a steely gaze above the collar bone. all these photos offend me. this is nobodys concern. the focus should be on the faces snd the announcement. why all the body shots and sharing of their personal spaces? for the Duggars especially. they do not really go by all the lessons michelle was teaching and ideas based on the bible teaching they followed years ago.

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  22. Oh my gosh so excited hope to meet the whole family one day. Got to me just a few months before the whole toboggle.

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