Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jana's Thoughts on Joe and Kendra

"Joe, growing up, you would fall asleep just wherever, many times when you were eating."
-Jana Duggar

Jana may not be married, but life as the oldest daughter in a family of 19 kids has given her a maturity that exceeds well beyond her 27 years. In this video, she shares stories and insight about younger brother Joseph Duggar, her first interactions with Kendra Caldwell, and what she admires most about Joe and Kendra as a couple.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Josiah's Wedding Prank

Many episodes of Counting On are still available for free on TLC GO (either via the website or app). As we shared on Monday, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell's two-part wedding preview is also up. Although it is "locked," we encourage you to try signing in via your internet/cable provider.

We have to ask: What do you think of the prank that best man Josiah Duggar pulls during the ceremony? When Pastor Caldwell requests the rings, maid of honor Lauren Caldwell passes Joe's to Kendra, but Josiah doesn't seem to have Kendra's. Suddenly, a man rappels from the ceiling and delivers it to Josiah, who jokingly pays him. The audience claps, and Kendra bursts out laughing.

Photo courtesy TLC/DCL

A Few of Their Favorite Things

Joseph: "My favorite food is probably lasagna. I can't do olives. She loves olives."
Kendra: "I'm not super picky, except for when it comes to vegetables. Oh and mushrooms, too. Those are bad.

Last week, we posted two videos of Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell (now Kendra Duggar) featuring get-to-know-you games hosted by Jana Duggar. We have another clip to share, in which Joe and Kendra discuss some of their favorite things.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Joe and Kendra Rollerblade

"I think I rollerbladed once, but I was really not very good at it. I think my mom said I looked like giraffe on wheels."
-Kendra Caldwell

On last night's episode of Counting On, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell go to a local park for a rollerblading date (see video below). James Duggar is their primary chaperone, and Jackson Duggar is their "chaperone in training." At the end of the date, the couple jokingly gives Jackson a mediocre rating, as he is only present about half the time.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Monday, September 18, 2017

'Let Them Eat Cake' Recap

Counting On "Let Them Eat Cake"

  • Four weeks before the wedding, Joy and Austin visit the home where they will be living after marriage. It needs some work, but Austin thinks it’s in a great locations and will turn a profit one day. Jedidiah comes along to discuss renovation plans.
  • “I am the first sister to actually…have her own home, and it feels amazing,” says Joy.
  • “I think it’s possible that we’ll stay in this house like two years,” says Austin. “Hopefully we have maybe our first kid in there.”
  • On another day, Austin and some friends and family start demolishing walls. If the project isn’t finished by the wedding day, he and Joy will either live in a camper on the property or in an apartment.
  • Joy comes by, and Austin gives her a swatch from his mom’s wedding dress to incorporate into her gown. Joy and the other Duggar women are about to leave to go dress shopping at Renee Miller’s shop in Kentucky.
  • Joseph and Kendra head out on a rollerblading date with James and Jackson as their chaperones. (James is the “head” chaperone, while Jackson is the “chaperone in training.”)
  • Rollerblading is a bit challenging for Kendra, but Joseph shows her the ropes.
  • Even though Joe and Kendra are not holding hands during courtship, Kendra does grab Joe’s hand to steady herself. They say they talked to their parents ahead of time to make sure that would be okay.
  • Joy, Austin, Michelle, and Josie visit a bakery for a wedding cake taste test. The bride and groom decide on a white cake with buttercream frosting.
  • “He’s going to feed me first, and then I’m going to mash him,” jokes Joy.
  • Down in Laredo, Jinger and Jeremy take a Mexican cooking class at La India.
  • Michelle, Joy, Jana, and some of the little girls meet at Jessa’s house to shop for bridesmaid dresses online. All the dresses will be navy, but some of the cuts will be slightly different.
  • When the dresses arrive, Joy gathers the bridesmaids to try them on. 
  • Later, viewers watch the Seewald family of four interact one evening. Spurgeon loves wrestling with Dad and making people laugh. 
  • Down in Central America, "mid-husband" Derick helps Jill, who is in her second trimester, listen to Samuel's heartbeat.