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Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby Kryptonite » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:10 pm

We need to have a little chat before we begin posting in this thread.

I've tried so hard to be tactful but it's obviously not working. The behavior on this board is deplorable. It is reminiscent of a classroom full of hypersensitive children with one teacher who is literally on the verge of becoming an alcoholic because she's run out of solutions on how to control the insanity that has become her classroom. That is the nicest way I can possibly think of putting this.

You are all adults or at least teenagers. You should be capable of stating your opinion, responding to someone else's and moving on. How many times do you have to be told to accept a differing opinion? This is ridiculous. The moderators are sick of babysitting you.

I will say this ONE more time, and if the rules on this site are not follow I will no longer let it slide. Please read carefully.

- If you have a problem with a specific user you have two options. You may start a Boxing Ring thread or message a moderator.
- If you post in the general Boxing Ring thread, you MUST state the user's name.
- There are designated threads for you to discuss EVERYTHING. [See below.]
- You won't change someone's opinion by telling them that their's is wrong or repeating yours over and over.
- People love Bonnie, people hate Bonnie. Get used to it.
- Post, respond, move on...

We've set up various boards to attempt to eradicate these issues, we've banned users, we've sent out warnings. I'm unsure of what else there is for us to do. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

I suggest you all check out these links:

Boxing Ring: viewforum.php?f=203
Members Only: viewforum.php?f=241
Comparing The Griffiths: viewtopic.php?f=217&t=8970
Site Rules: rules.php

Please make your life and our lives easier. Just come here, talk, and hang out without all of the drama. It's unproductive and exhausting for everyone involved.

I'll unlock this thread in about five minutes since the site has been down pretty much all afternoon. :)

<3 - Krypto


Now, as for PART 6!

In the last thread, the renovations are coming to an end, Boston recovered from surgery, Grandma C passed away, Cody begins school and Lincoln turned one!

Title Credit: parryhotter

Part 5: viewtopic.php?f=232&t=9661&start=1000

Carry on!
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby kiwimumof-5 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:03 pm

I enjoyed the low key birthday party, seems like that year has gone fast.
And heart melt at Grandma C sending a card just before she died.
All my gran gives me on my birthdays are lectures about my many many failures :-P

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby smellycat801 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:21 pm

Lincoln is so cute! He really does look like Bonnie.
The birthday card was so sweet.

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby marjg » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:50 pm

The birthday card had me super emotional.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby HelloSweetie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:20 pm

marjg wrote:The birthday card had me super emotional.


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Same. Signing and sending it ahead of time was a very bittersweet gesture. You could tell it meant a lot to Joel by how he panicked when Linc almost ripped the card. The Hoelleins were lucky to have a matriarch like her.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby Denlillehavfrue » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:37 pm

marjg wrote:The birthday card had me super emotional.


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It's been a rough week for me so I was bawling through that part. Especially when they mentioned how the signature was more shaky than normal. Im tearing up thinking about it now. She was such a sweet lady, keeping up with 92 great-grandchild is something else.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby chipmunks » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:17 pm

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I am jealous of her set up but at the same time I just want to go organize it! It almost looks like she tried to alphabetize them but didn't really? I'm a nut though. My spice rack is categorized by herbs/spices/seasonings and alphabetic within each.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby Greys Encyclopedia » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:05 pm


I have messaged Posty in hopes to resolve her issue. Please do not continue the bare bottom talk on this thread.

Thanks!

I agree about the birthday card. So sweet. Can't believe she kept up with all the birthdays.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby hellomydolly » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:29 am

The house will be more chill with Cody at school, so hopefully Bonnie can start potty training Boston soon. Not that you rush a child to potty train, but I feel like Boston is intelligent enough to understand.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby staceybrax » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:38 am

Yeah I'm sure once the older kids are at school and now that the majority of their renovations are finished she will dedicate the time to toilet train Boston. I have no doubt he will pick it up in no time, he's a smart little boy. He speaks so well.


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby actuallydear » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:57 am

boston's face always has mischief written alllllll over it. he makes me laugh!
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby boredmamaneedsdrama » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:43 am

The vlog was very sweet and it seemed like everyone had a fun day. But as someone mentioned in the last part, oh my do those kids need manners! I know Linc doesn't really get the concept of gifts but everyone opened his presents and took them away! Let the poor kid at least look at his new things!

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby Sarai » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:17 am

I thought when she said birthday party that her family would show up. I was surprised Jennifer and Chad didn't show up, or at least Ellie and Jared.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby RecklessDisregard » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:39 am

I was really happy to see the low-key birthday celebration at the park. Pinata, simple gifts. It felt appropriate for a 1 year old, not a big event that would confuse him and tire him out, but also not too far in the other direction of doing literally nothing either. Lincoln was completely in love with that cupcake once he figured it out, made my ovaries ache.

And I was really glad to see only Joel's parents in attendance. They understand the concept of "low-key" and honestly, I just like them more. We see and hear about the Griffiths constantly. I feel like in some ways, being around her family brings out the worst in Bonnie. Not to say she becomes evil around them... I really do like her, I just feel like there's a certain amount of squealy, materialistic, potentially narcissistic stuff going on in a family of vloggers, and the side of her that's different from them - that married Joel and gets along with his family - is a lot more compelling and likable.

Whew, that was kind of deeper than I meant to dig about the party.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby iheartyt » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:30 am

Cody doesn't want to be confused with Jared! Lol!! I don't blame ya, buddy!
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby tartecheeks » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:45 am

Denlillehavfrue wrote:
marjg wrote:The birthday card had me super emotional.


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It's been a rough week for me so I was bawling through that part. Especially when they mentioned how the signature was more shaky than normal. Im tearing up thinking about it now. She was such a sweet lady, keeping up with 92 great-grandchild is something else.

I just finished this one. I was all tears too. I don't even have a grandma lol no no POR but still lol! I hope when I die, I can leave some little surprises like that.

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby Kryptonite » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:47 am

Grandma C's card was beautiful. [HEAVY BLACK HEART] Personal: I have the last few pages my Grandmother colored in a file and I cherish them so, so much. I'm so happy to see that they have one last card from Grandma. And that Lincoln has a card!

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby alexandriablue » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:01 am

iheartyt wrote:Cody doesn't want to be confused with Jared! Lol!! I don't blame ya, buddy!


Hahaha. Do any of Bonnie's kids even like Jared? They always seem annoyed/skeptical around him. Bonnie also seems like she is trying hard to be patient and nice around him.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby ladymama » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:18 am

Bonnie's appearance caught me off guard today, and I'm not exactly sure what it was. I've seen her with and without makeup, but today was a strange inbetween and it just didn't look like her!

Loved their chat with the kids about being nice and being good friends. I recently had the chat with my daughter about what to do if she's being bullied, but completely forgot the part about teaching her not to be the bully.

I definitely teared up with her and Joel talking about Cody going to Kindergarten. I feel them. I've been crying every single night thinking about sending my girl in less than two weeks! It's so hard on a mama's heart.

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby HelloSweetie » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:14 pm

ladymama wrote:Bonnie's appearance caught me off guard today, and I'm not exactly sure what it was. I've seen her with and without makeup, but today was a strange inbetween and it just didn't look like her!

Loved their chat with the kids about being nice and being good friends. I recently had the chat with my daughter about what to do if she's being bullied, but completely forgot the part about teaching her not to be the bully.

I definitely teared up with her and Joel talking about Cody going to Kindergarten. I feel them. I've been crying every single night thinking about sending my girl in less than two weeks! It's so hard on a mama's heart.

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I think she had makeup on today, but no mascara or fake lashes. She did look different.

I completely understand the pain of having them start Kindy. I started stressing about school when my son was just 3. I applied to the school I wanted two years early just to make sure he got in! They instituted full day Kindy the year he started, and I felt like I'd been robbed of my time with him. It was so hard.

It doesn't get much easier though. He's going into Gr 4 and I'm still pretty sad to see him start another year. You aren't wrong... being a mother is definitely hard on a mama's heart!

I appreciated that they told the kids to accept those that are different. I feel like we don't see a lot of that with many of the religious family vloggers. It gives me hope for the future
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby tratra58 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:12 pm

alexandriablue wrote:
iheartyt wrote:Cody doesn't want to be confused with Jared! Lol!! I don't blame ya, buddy!


Hahaha. Do any of Bonnie's kids even like Jared? They always seem annoyed/skeptical around him. Bonnie also seems like she is trying hard to be patient and nice around him.

I don't think they are crazy about him...such an odd conversation Bonnie included in this vlog

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby anxietyqueen » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:35 pm

A couple days late, but I too absolutely loved the simple birthday party. I feel like in today's world, kids' birthday parties are more about social media/showing off than they are about the kid. I don't have kids yet, but the stuff I see people post on Facebook regarding birthdays absolutely exhausts me, and I just hope I don't feel pressured to make a big production out of them one day.

That's what I like about Bonnie & Joel ....they keep everything so simple with the kids. They really just want their kids to have a wholesome, pure upbringing.
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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby kiwimumof-5 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:39 pm

If anyone can remembers the vlog where Jared takes Chad and Shari to some youtube concert thing I will be eternally grateful. I will name my next pet cat after you ...

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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby parryhotter » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:19 pm

kiwimumof-5 wrote:If anyone can remembers the vlog where Jared takes Chad and Shari to some youtube concert thing I will be eternally grateful. I will name my next pet cat after you ...

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This doesn't relate to Bonnie and Joel at all, but I'll try to answer it anyway! Lol. Was it when he took them to Studio C? I did a search for "Ellie and Jared Studio C" and it's the second video down titled, "KIDS REACT TO SURPRISE!!" Please name your cat Parry Hotter, PLEAASSSSSSSSSE!


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Re: Bonnie and Joel: This Old House - Part 6

Postby boredmamaneedsdrama » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:05 pm

Do either Bonnie or Joel play the piano? Or is a thing to have pianos even if you don't play? haha. Ellie and Jared also have one. Off topic but I think it would be great for Olivia or Cody to take lessons!

And oh Joel He was such a sweetheart tearing up about Cody going to kindergarten. Love him!
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