Sunday, December 17, 2017

Carlin and Joy at Tori's Wedding

Yesterday afternoon, the Duggar family (everyone but Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo) gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee, to watch Tori Bates tie the knot with Bobby Smith. (We shared a few wedding photos on our Bates blog.)

Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth were in attendance. Joy and Carlin are close friends, so the two snapped a picture, showcasing Joy's growing baby bump and Carlin's beautiful bridesmaid gown. If things continue to go as planned, Carlin will likely be the next Bates daughter to walk down the aisle.

Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and Carlin Bates
Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and Carlin Bates

Photo courtesy Carlin Bates/thebatesfamily.com

Friday, December 15, 2017

Big Wedding Tomorrow

Duggar and Bates men
 Duggar and Bates men at family camp, April 2017

Tomorrow afternoon, at a church in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area, Tori Bates will marry her sweetheart, Bobby Smith. Tori turns 22 next week, while Bobby will be 23 in February. Rest assured, there will be some Duggars present at the event.

The Duggars and Bates have been close friends for more than 20 years, and while every single member of each family isn't always able to be there to celebrate the major milestones of the other, they always send at least a handful of delegates.

We look forward to sharing more details about the wedding on our Bates blog in the days and weeks to come. Tori and Bobby will have 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen with a winter wonderland theme.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, December 14, 2017

3 Weddings in 1 Weekend

Last week, we shared photos from the Bontrager/Bowers double wedding that the Duggars attended on Friday, September 1st. After a busy day of festivities, the Bontragers woke up the next morning and did it all over again!

This time, the groom was Mitchell Bontrager, the second oldest of Marlin and Rebecca Bontrager's ten children. He married Bryn Leppert. Scroll down for pictures, some of which include the Duggars.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding
 The Bontrager family

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding
 The three couples

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar at Bontrager wedding
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar congratulate the bride and groom


Photos are courtesy of the Bontrager family/Sarah Smith Studios

The ceremony is available for viewing on YouTube, and more photos can be found on the Bontragers' website.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Austin Turns 24

Wishing Austin Forsyth a very blessed 24th birthday! He and Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth have been married six months and are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first child, due in March 2018.

Joy and Austin Forsyth
 The Forsyths

Joy and Austin Forsyth honeymoon in Kandersteg, Switzerland
 Joy and Austin Forsyth honeymoon in Kandersteg, Switzerland

The Forsyths honeymoon in Israel
The Forsyths honeymoon in Israel


Photos courtesy Joy and Austin Forsyth

Duggar Trivia 11.0


It's time for some Duggar trivia! Try your hand at the questions below, and post your guesses as a comment. We will reveal the answers in a couple days.

1. In 2011, the Duggars went overseas. What was their first stop? (Bonus point if you can name all the countries they visited.)

2. Which Duggar kid's middle name is Levi?

3. How many Duggars have June birthdays?

4. Where did Ben propose to Jessa? (Bonus point if you can name the town, state, and building.)

5. In an episode of 19 Kids and Counting that aired in March 2015, Michelle attended her __-year high school reunion.


Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com