Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bontrager Family Singers Giveaway

If you have been a longtime viewer of the Duggars' reality TV show, you have probably been introduced to the Bontragers. They are a family of 12 that tours the country playing gospel/bluegrass music, and they are friends of both the Duggars and the Bates.

You may remember the public Labor Day event that the Bontragers hosted at their Midwest farm back in 2013. The Duggars attended, and we posted pictures to our blog.

The Bontragers recently contacted us and offered to sponsor a giveaway for our readers. We were thrilled! The family has five albums and has agreed to raffle off three copies of their latest CD, "Someone You Can Reach."

Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win, and be sure to check out the Bontragers' website.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Joseph Celebrates 22

In true Duggar fashion, Joseph Duggar chose to celebrate his birthday at Marketplace Grill with the family's favorite dessert. You guessed it: the chocolate mess. The seventh oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children enjoyed an outing with mom and dad in honor of his 22-year milestone.

The Duggars only shared two birthday videos this time. One is from Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard, and the other is from Jessa and Ben Seewald (embedded below).

Before we forget. This has nothing to do with Joseph's birthday, but be sure to head on over to our Bates Family Blog and enter our latest giveaway of Lawson Bates' new CD.

Jim Bob and Michelle also wrote a written message to their son:

As you were growing up we remember you being our sweet, smiley, quiet, little fella. Now you have grown into a strong, quiet and tender young man!

Your faithfulness in rising early to spend time alone with God in prayer and in His word is an inspiration.

You are such a diligent worker! When you are asked to do a job, you'll get it done without complaint and you often return to see what else there is that you can do to help!

We are grateful for your love for others and your leadership qualities as you encourage and disciple other young guys to take their relationship with God seriously.

May you continue to walk humbly with Jesus all the days of your life!

We love you Joe!
Mom & Dad

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Joseph Turns 22

When we were first introduced to Joseph Duggar, number seven in the Duggar lineup, on 14 Children and Pregnant Again! he was only nine years old. Today, he turns 22. Have a very happy birthday, Joseph!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jason Duggar Buys a House

Jason Duggar, who turns 17 in April, is entering the family real estate business!

As most of you know, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have used real estate as a means to provide for their large family since early on in their marriage. They own a number of commercial and residential properties, many of which they rent out. Now that they have grown children with varied skill sets, they often purchase properties in need to work and hire their kids to help.

Jim Bob Duggar and Jason Duggar recently cosigned the deed to a fixer-upper house located 30 minutes from the Duggar family home. It is a single-family dwelling built in 1958 and has three bedrooms, two baths, and a total living area of approximately 2,000 square feet.

At $33,000, the Duggars got a great deal, but the house needs repairs. News of this purchase comes less than one year after Jana Duggar bought a commercial property that once held a tattoo parlor.

This story was just picked up by the tabloids, so we wanted to give you the facts, as we knew you would be wondering.

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Watch 'Counting On' For Free

We have a wonderful surprise for you all this morning. TLC posted Tuesday's new episode of Counting On, "The Jinger Gown," to for free. Visit this link to watch.

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