Thursday, April 19, 2018

40 Duggars and Counting

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

The Duggar family is growing in leaps and bounds! After Joseph and Kendra Duggar welcome their son, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo give birth to their daughter, and Josiah Duggar marries Lauren Swanson, there will be 40 Duggars...and counting! When do you think they will hit 50 members?

For fun, let's look back at how quickly the family has grown...

2007: 19 Duggars (2 parents, 17 kids)
2008: 21 Duggars
2009: 23 Duggars
2010: 23 Duggars
2011: 24 Duggars
2012: 24 Duggars
2013: 25 Duggars
2014: 27 Duggars
2015: 30 Duggars
2016: 31 Duggars
2017: 36 Duggars
2018: 40 Duggars (or more?)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jinger and Jessa on Pregnancy

Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jinger Duggar Vuolo

"It definitely was hard keeping the secret from Jessa..."
-Jinger Vuolo

The Duggars are thrilled to welcome another girl into the clan. In the video below, Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald talk about pregnancy.

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Duggars and Swansons, 2010

A few days ago, we shared the details of how the Duggar family met Lauren Swanson's family. On that topic, we thought you would enjoy this photo from the Duggar archives. It was taken at the Holocaust Museum during the family's 2010 Washington D.C. trip. The Duggars visited the museum with friends.

You probably wouldn't have recognized the friends back in 2010, but one in particular has since become very special to a certain Duggar son. The friends are the Swanson family! Now, eight years later, the Duggars and Swansons are looking forward to being forever joined when Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson become husband and wife.

Can you find Lauren in the photo? (Double click the picture to enlarge it.)

 Duggars and Swansons, 2010

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Duggars at a Marathon

Four days ago, Derick Dillard completed the Hogeye Marathon in Northwest Arkansas. While living in Nepal, he ran both a full and a half marathon, but this was his first race in the United States. His time was 4:16:17. Do you enjoy running?

Derick's fan club
Jim Bob Duggar, Michelle Duggar, Josie Duggar, Jordyn Duggar, 
Johannah Duggar, Tyler, Jackson Duggar, Jill Dillard, Jennifer Duggar

Israel Dillard and Sam Dillard with Grandma Cathy
Israel Dillard and Samuel Dillard with Grandma Cathy

Derick Dillard marathon
 Derick at the finish line

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Duggar Friends Become Family

Yesterday, we shared throwback photos from the trip that the Duggars took to El Salvador in 2009. Today, we have a handful of snapshots from another one of the family's excursions to Central America to share. But there is something about these pictures that might just have you doing a double take. 

This trip was taken five years ago by Jim Bob Duggar, his five oldest daughters (Jana Duggar, Jill Duggar, Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, and Joy-Anna Duggar), and a number of friends. Do you recognize any of the friends? (Hint: They are no longer "just friends" of the family.

Kendra Caldwell Duggar 2013

Kendra Caldwell Duggar 2013

Kendra Caldwell Duggar 2013

Kendra Caldwell Duggar 2013

Kendra Caldwell Duggar 2013

Kendra Caldwell Duggar 2013

Kendra Caldwell Duggar 2013

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