Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jinger's Christmas Decorations

5 weeks until Christmas! Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo are celebrating their second holiday season as a married couple, and their home is already decked out in festive decor. Here are a few snapshots:

Photos courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Jill and Joy

Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and Jill (Duggar) Dillard have always been close. Growing up, Joy was Jill's buddy, and the two were inseparable. When Jill tied the knot, Joy was standing next to her as a bridesmaid, and when Joy said 'I Do,' she chose Jill as her matron of honor.

Jill and Joy at Joy's wedding, May 2017

Jana, Jill, and Joy, April 2014

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

Monday, November 20, 2017

Duggar Bloopers

Over the years, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have told multiple "messy baby" stories. Like the time when toddler Jana Duggar tracked an entire roll of toilet paper around the family's 900-square-foot house. Or the time when two-year-old Josh Duggar found a container of Petroleum Jelly and rubbed it all over himself.

With two young boys, Jill and Derick Dillard are experiencing their own "messy baby" scenarios. The other day, two-and-a-half-year-old Israel Dillard had some fun with a tube of diaper rash cream...by putting it in his hair. Even after a few washes with dish soap, his golden hair was still greasy.

Israel Dillard

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Saturday, November 18, 2017

37 Duggars and Counting

 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Last week on our Bates blog, we posted a breakdown of Gil and Kelly's ever-expanding family. Since that post, one of the kids announced a pregnancy, so the Bates are now 34 members strong.

In comparison, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar celebrated 33 years in July and are quickly approaching 40 family members. They have...

6 married kids (Josh, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, and Joy)
0 children who have announced courtships or engagements
5 unmarried adult children (Jana, John-David, Josiah, Jedidiah, and Jeremiah)
4 teenagers (Jason, James, Justin, and Jackson)
4 kids ages 7-12 (Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn, and Josie)
9 grandchildren ages 4 months-8 years
1 grandchild on the way (Joy and Austin)
6 children-in-law (Anna, Derick, Ben, Jeremy, Kendra, and Austin)

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Duggar Birthday Tradition

 Justin Duggar, November 2017

MarketPlace Grill is one of the Duggars' favorite places to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, first dates, and other milestones. Yesterday was Justin Duggar's golden birthday, and he chose to take part in a Duggar birthday tradition. Any guesses as to what that might be? (The picture above is a bit of a spoiler.)

As part of his 15th birthday celebration, Justin ordered the chocolate mess sundae at MarketPlace. Over the years, the Duggars have indulged in quite a few chocolate messes. Not only is it a Duggar favorite, but it's known throughout Arkansas as being one of the state's tastiest desserts. The glass is actually dipped in chocolate--what's not to love about that?

For those who have asked if the chocolate mess is "forced" on the Duggar kids or if they are "allowed" to choose a different means of celebration, we assure you that they are free to select a different restaurant. In fact, we have posted many photos of such birthday celebrates.

To see how Justin has changed this year, check out this photo of his 14th birthday chocolate mess:

Justin Duggar, November 2016

Two weeks ago, Spurgeon Seewald celebrated his second birthday with his first taste of chocolate mess. (Good excuse for Jessa and Ben to order their favorite dessert...after giving Spurgeon a few bites, of course.)

 Spurgeon Seewald, age 2

Spurgeon enjoyed his taste, although his reaction was a bit subdued. How many choco-holics do we have out there who think they would enjoy this dessert?

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, theseewaldfamily.com