Monday, September 25, 2017

Shopping with Joy

"We're excited to go with Joy because this is our first time to go wedding shopping with someone in our family."
-Jordyn Duggar

Joy-Anna Duggar is headed to the altar, but first, she needs a wedding dress. On tonight's episode, she and several family members (Michelle Duggar, Grandma Duggar, Jana Duggar, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, Johannah Duggar, Jennifer Duggar, Jordyn Duggar, and Josie Duggar) are headed to Kentucky to choose a gown designed by Renee Miller. Ben, Spurgeon, and Henry are tagging along, but they will be at the park while the ladies visit Renee's bridal boutique.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Joy's Dress Day Airs Tonight

The third episode in the new season of Counting On airs tonight on TLC (summary below). I (Ellie) am especially looking forward to this show because I was able to join the Duggars for Joy-Anna Duggar's dress fitting at Renee's Bridal in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Watching from behind the scenes was a blast, and just a short while later, I was also invited to Kendra Caldwell's dress fitting.

Since this episode was filmed, Joy and Austin have tied the knot and announced a pregnancy. Lots of exciting things happening in the Duggar family!

Following the episode, we will be posting exclusive photos from the fitting!

Monday, September 25, 2017
9pm: Finding Joy's Dress (NEW)
Joy travels to Kentucky to find her perfect wedding dress, but with so many options, the overwhelmed bride has to make some big decisions. Joy and Austin enjoy bonding time with their future fathers-in-law, and Israel celebrates his 2nd birthday. 

Photo courtesy DCL/TLC; click here to see more snapshots from the dress fitting

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Anna Duggar's Long Labor

Mason Garrett Duggar is 11 days old. In an exclusive Us Weekly article, the Duggars share details about Mason's home birth. Anna Duggar's water broke early on September 11th, and Mason was born at 1:22am on the Tuesday the 12th.

"It's a blessing to have so much help from our moms and family members," Anna tells Us Weekly. "Our other little ones adore Mason and want to hold him all the time!"

Click here to check out the article on the Us Weekly website.

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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