Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Video: Thoughts on Jill (Duggar) Dillard's First Kiss

Josie Duggar: "Eww"
Jordyn Duggar: "Why did you say that?"
Josie Duggar: "Because its gross...kissing."

Watch this TLC webisode to find out what the Duggars have to say about Jill's first kiss:

Duggars on the Road

Josh and Anna Duggar are on the road for the Stand for Family Bus Tour, sponsored by Family Research Council Action. Josh Duggar will speak at each event, and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are confirmed speakers at events indicated by an asterisk in the schedule below. Several of Josh's siblings are on the tour, as well. Tickets are free and can be reserved by clicking on the blue "tickets" link below each entry.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
4:30-5:30pm CT 
Oral Roberts University: Mabee Center Parking Lot
7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK

Thursday, October 23, 2014
9:30am-2:30pm CT*
Doubletree by Hilton
10100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS

6:30-7:30pm CT*
Village Tours & Travel
8620 West 21st St.
Wichita, KS

Saturday, October 25, 2014
12:00pm-2:00pm CT*
17184 Liberty Road
Pride, LA

Monday, October 27, 2014
12:00-1:30pm CT
Macon, GA
Location TBA

7:00-8:30pm CT
Atlanta, GA
Location TBA 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:00-1:30pm CT
Chattanooga, TN
Location TBA

7:00-8:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN
Location TBA

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:30-11:30am ET
Piedmont International University 
420 S Broad St.
Winston-Salem, NC

6:00-8:00pm CT
Buffalo Presbyterian Church
803 16th St.
Greensboro, NC

Thursday, October 30, 2014
10:00-11:00am CT
Charlotte, NC
Location TBA

Photo Credit: Josh Duggar

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jill Dillard: "We are Thrilled"

In the following video, Jill and Derick Dillard share their elation at finding out their baby's gender.

"I think it's really neat having a boy for the firstborn, and being able to teach him all that you know and raise him up to be a man," says the father-to-be.

Recap: "All About Jill"

Tonight on TLC...

19 Kids and Counting "All About Jill"
  • As Duggar Wedding #2 approaches, the family shares their thoughts about Jill and the memories they have shared with her. 
  • Jill was Michelle's first all-natural delivery. "She was so sweet," remembers Michelle. "The sweetest, easiest baby ever."
  • "She's like a little angel," adds Josh, who says he never remembers Jill doing anything wrong.
  • Jim Bob calls Jill "the ultimate best friend."
  • What words come to mind when the Duggars think about Jill?
    • Grandma Duggar: loving
    • Jim Bob: delightful
    • Michelle: sweet
    • Jackson: energetic
    • Jason: bubbly
    • James: giver
    • Michael: fun
  • Jill looks back on her favorite family memories, including the "perm phase" she and her sisters went through several years ago. For a period of time, the girls would regularly perm each other's hair. Looking back, they say the perms made their hair very poofy. Now that they are older, the girls prefer to use curling irons. (Click here to watch our Duggar Hair Tutorial.) 
  • Who will lead Jill's buddy team (Joy, James, and Jennifer) when she moves out? Joy says it's her turn to take over. 
  • "Jill has really always had a servant's heart," says Michelle. "She is very giving." The Duggars define "having a servant's heart" as "finding joy in serving others."
  • When they were in their late teens, Jana, Jill, and John received first responder training. Jill had the opportunity to put her skills to use when Jason fell into an orchestra pit at a church in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2011. Jill was the first one to find her little brother, and looking back, Jason says Jill knew just what to do. 
  • When Josie was born at 25 weeks gestation, Jill was there to encourage her family and to help Michelle care for her "latest, precious addition." This experience sparked Jill's interest in midwifery.
  • "It has been a miracle watching Josie grow from such a tiny little a healthy and strong little girl with an attitude," says Jill. 
  • Derick's mom, Cathy Byrum, tells viewers about her son: "Derick was born March ninth of 1989. He was ten days late. When he was growing up, I never thought that he would marry into a family with 19 kids."
  • Derick has only one sibling, a strong contrast to Jill's 18 brothers and sisters.
  • "For the most part, Derick and I got along, but we were your typical brothers," says Derick's younger brother, Dan. "We had our moments."
  • During Derick's freshman year of college, his father, the late Rick Dillard, passed away. Derick says he learned what it truly means to lean on God. "I really knew that God was in control," he shares.
  • After college, Derick headed to Nepal to do mission work for two years. Before leaving, he reached out to Jim Bob to be his prayer partner because he knew the Duggars had a heart for missions.
  • Jim Bob mentored Derick for a year and a half before introducing him to Jill. At first, Jill remained guarded because she was unsure whether she wanted to pursue a relationship with Derick.
  • Many Skype conversations and phone calls later, and Jill had fallen in love. You know the rest of the story!
  • Tune in next Tuesday for a two-hour special of 19 Kids and Counting featuring Jill and Derick's wedding. 

Video: Jill Loves Babies

Tonight on TLC, Jill reunites with some of the mamas and babies she has helped while studying midwifery. "She just loves...people, babies, relationships," Michelle Duggar says of  her daughter. "It's just Jill." Tune in at 9pm ET PT/8pm CT. Video preview below: