Wednesday, April 17, 2019

John and Abbie Enjoy Spring

In honor of Abbie's 27th birthday, which was yesterday, below is a new photo of the newlywed couple. They have been married coming up on six months, and they are loving their life together. This is Abbie's first spring in Arkansas, as she is from Oklahoma. What are your favorite spring activities? Do you like to hike?

Abbie Duggar and John-David Duggar
Abbie Duggar and John-David Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

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  1. Abbie looks nice, but I hope she didn't go hiking wearing those shoes.

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    1. I’m always surprised when I see them hiking in sandals. I also remember when they did that survival episode, and some of the girls were in skirts with no leggings and flip flops.
      I think it would be wise for them to invest in a pair of good sneakers. They can last a really long time and can be put to really good use

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    2. Merrell, Teva, Columbia, Chaco and other outdoor gear companies make great hiking sandals. I have a couple pair. What she's wearing looks similar.

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  2. Has Abbie gone back to work as a nurse? It would be interesting to know how she spends her days.

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    1. She's a Duggar wife, that's all we need to know. I think she's pregnant and they're just spacing out the announcements for maximum effect.

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    2. If that's all we need to know, then why are the on the show? I can see it now... Each episode of Counting On begins with talking heads of the couples. "We're still man and wife," says each couple. Then the closing credits roll. The whole show is 60 seconds long. Cut to 59 minutes of commercials for Outdaughtered and Sister Wives.

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    3. I don't think it would be interesting. Besides that Lauren has already told us all about what the wives do all day.

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    4. John said that HE doesn't have an issue with Abbie working as a nurse. Just because JIM BOB thinks that women should be at home, it doesn't mean that the BOYS will require their wives to be stay at home wives.

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    5. John David looks like he’s pregnant๐Ÿ˜

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    6. They actually spend one week every month in the missionary field where she works as a nurse

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    7. Most likely she’s going back to work. She was saying that she was in the process of getting her nursing license transferred from Oklahoma to Illinois.

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    8. I see a lot of green and I feel a little green with envy.
      But it is nice to see the joy and happiness the couple has in their new life together. I think it could not have happened to two nicer people. As the saying goes.

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    9. @2:35, Abbie's shoes are her choice. @3:09, It's her & her husband's life. @3:18, Edification builds others up. JD & Abbie are a lovely couple who love The LORD & each other. ❤

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    10. So happy for John and Abbie! Live Laugh and Love

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    11. Where is “the missionary field” and how does anyone contribute to any kind of work by showing up for one week on and three weeks off? Makes zero sense.

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    12. 9:54, why would she need a license in Illinois?

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    13. I know they went on a mission trip together but did they actually say they go for a week every month? That doesn’t sound correct somehow.

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    14. 3:17pm, My dad works for Grace Dental & Medical Missions. Abbie and John-David would be a HUGE asset on any mission field, even Japan! I grew up there, and the people have WAY better and FREE medical services compared with the scratch and dent American medical system. Thank you, Send John & Abbie our way. We are disabled.

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  3. They look cute together. To answer your question, I like to plant vegetables in my garden. Here in our part of AZ we plant after Mother's Day after frost is gone. I'm not sure that's what people in other areas do. I'm not a hiker but I do enjoy walks in our neighborhood and I want to explore the many trails in our area.

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  4. So what if she is pregnant , no one told you when and when not to start your family. If that’s how they want to do it then that’s their prerogative

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  5. This must be her first birthday spent with John David, they met in May last year, happy belated birthday Abby.

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  6. They look so happy together!

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  7. They look really happy together, which is so nice to see. I wish people would quit their snarky comments about whether she's pregnant or not or whether she's working. These are decisions that belong to this couple, not us. Do you want people to judge how many kids you should have and when to have them? How about the public deciding whether you should work or not? Lay off the Duggars, Folks. It's not your place to judge.

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  8. pregnant am sure. hiking in a DRESS. hmmm agnes berlin ohio christian

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    1. Are you perchance related to mary keim berlin ohio mennonite? You write just like her.

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    2. Most of them do everything in a dress or skirt. As do I. It's really not that difficult.

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    3. I have learned, after being invited on a hike and getting laughed at when I showed up in full hiking gear, that some people refer to walking in a nature setting as "hiking." A dress is perfect for a nice walk.

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    4. Nope not related to a Mary Keim. Am just good old Agnes from Berlin , Ohio a Christian

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  9. Sometimes I do like to hike not really good at it though

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  10. i hope we'll be seeing a lot of them this coming season. being older/more mature than most of the other siblings, it'll be interesting to watch them navigate this exciting time of their lives. (and i dont mean to imply that anyone is 'immature', i mean they are more mature only because of age & life experiences) they target a different age group/audience which is a great ministry for a lot of people their age as john-david is such a wonderful role model for young men. cant wait to learn more about abbie but she seems like such a sweet person you cant help like her immediately!

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    1. Mature? Neither one has spent any time on their own as an adult.

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    2. They have ! Abbie has had a paid job outside of her home and she was not chaperoned to do it and be a nurse... And John-David has also worked on his own, as a pilot and a constable, so he's been rather independent for a while !

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  11. I think we all enjoy spring.

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    1. But John & Abbie stand on a cliff and hold onto each other for dear life while someone snaps a picture, so they REALLY enjoy spring, more than you or I.

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    2. Don't be such a drag, it's a lovely picture of an adorable newlywed couple.

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  12. This couple is such a delight to watch! Their joy is contagious, what a blessing!!

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  13. That is a nice photo with all of the fresh green trees in the background. But photos near cliff edges give me the creeps. I'm not going to start sharing any stories here.

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    1. They aren't very close to the edge of the cliff so I don't think they're in any danger of falling. However, hiking in a pair of sandals is a very bad idea as they don't support your foot well and you risk foot and ankle injuries when walking on rough terrain in them.

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  14. April 17 Wow why do you have to be so unkind? If you don't like their lifestyle why do you follow? I am sure all of us have lifestyles that may not be what others like ,me and you included. Just don't understand why people have to be so judgemental to the point of rudeness.

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  15. To me HE looks pregnant...He's put on weight lately. Joke aside they seem a very nice couple.

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    1. Yeah. I think he's looking a bit heavy too. I thought he has a pot belly.

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    2. He does look a bit pudgy. He should do more hiking and eat fewer doughnuts. lol

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    3. lol. I noticed his pot belly when they were "pacing the airplane". Abbie should put him on a diet.

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    4. That wasn’t a joke. It was just plain mean.

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    5. I think Abbie must be a very good cook and he appreciates it!

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    6. He needs to lay off the doughnuts and French fries. lol

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    7. How cool of you all to point out extra weight on John David. I'm sure if he reads this, he'll feel just GREAT! What ever happened to treating people as you'd want to be treated?

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    8. 7:40- A person can always lose weight. Not sure if rude can be fixed, but you might want to work on that.

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    9. Is it really necessary to belittle or make fun of someone because of their weight or anything else about their appearance? That's lowering yourself to school yard bully mentality. Time to grow up. I'm surprised these comments passed as being acceptable.

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    10. No Abbie is pregnant not John David

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    11. No Abbie is pregnant not John David!

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  16. Love hiking! Last week I hiked the rim of the Grand Canyon which was pretty scary at times. Don't mean to be a downer, but it looks like Abbie and John are standing on that rock in Arkansas where a college student fell recently. Where are they?

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    1. I noticed that rock being dangerous as well. They need to be careful. There have been too many such accidents recently.

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  17. She is beautiful and what a cute dress. They look so happy together. His constant smile now says it all. I am so happy for them.

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    1. I like the dress but I wouldn't want to go hiking in it. I wouldn't want it getting caught by a bush and torn.

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  18. It's great they are delaying childbearing and getting to know each other better!

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    1. So i assume you know them personally and know 100% they are delaying pregnancy. Thats what was being said about Si & Lauren that they were delaying but we did not what they were going through the whole time. So it may be their lifestyle and we've come accustom to the expectations but we also need to be considerate and wait for their announcement because we do not know what is happening or has happened.

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    2. How do you know this?

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    3. Just because they haven't announced a pregnancy it doesn't mean they're "delaying childbearing". After the disappointment Lauren and Josiah had perhaps they're just delaying an announcement.

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    4. As long as there's no kids during the first year or so, I think it's great. It's a better basis for a strong and happy marriage.

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  19. Aww, they look so happy!!! It's uplifting to see their joy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  20. Abbie goes hiking in sandals and a dress that I would wear to church. interesting choice. Seems more like a "photo op" than a hike.

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    1. It's a lovely dress that you can wear for a walk in nature on a bright day, especially if you want to look pretty for your new husband. These sandals are fine, they never said they were climbing a mountain. Everyone needs to get off their high horses !

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  21. This appears to be a stroll to a scenic spot for a photo, not a hike.

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  22. Relax and enjoy each other in your life together.

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  23. Spring is a lovely time of year, I love seeing all the blossom trees. Hope Abbie is enjoying spring in Arkansas. :) I'm from the UK but my cousin used to live in Fayetteville and Little Rock.

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    1. How fun! I visited Ireland on a college Lit Study Tour - all the way from Florida. I SO want to go to Arkansas, as I'm not sure I've ever been. My second family (not the Duggars, Ha! I wish . . .) are from the country by the lake, wherever-it-is in Arkansas. They recently moved back HOME, and my childhood BFF is engaged! AAAAAHhhhhh! Happy shriek.

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  24. My immediate reaction: Crazy cute! Abbie looks sweet in her little short gown. She has "beautiful feet" which "bring the gospel" "upon the mountains" (Bible quote remash).

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  25. Doesn't Abbie look pregnant?๐ŸŒบ

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    1. lol. As soon as they marry the Duggar women always "look pregnant".

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