Monday, August 21, 2017

Josh and Anna in Illinois

Yesterday afternoon, Josh and Anna Duggar and their two oldest kids, Mackynzie and Michael Duggar, flew up to Rockford, Illinois, with pilot John-David Duggar. Jim Bob Duggar, Josiah Duggar, and Justin Duggar also went along.

Yesterday evening, the group attended a Patch the Pirate show at North Love Baptist Church. Patch the Pirate is a series of children's audio recordings by Majesty Music that teaches character qualities and biblical truths. The Duggars have been long-time fans of Patch.

Anna will soon deliver her fifth child, a son.

Josh Duggar, Anna Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, Josiah Duggar,
John-David Duggar, Justin Duggar, Mackynzie Duggar, Michael Duggar

New Blog Header!

A couple weeks ago, we put out a request for a new blog header, and we are very grateful for the many responses we received. (Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!) The header that we chose has been added to the top of the blog.

What do you think? Please be sure to let us know if you are unable to see the entire thing (located at the top of the blog) of if there appears to be anything else wrong with it on your screen. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Newlywed Duggars Go Traveling

The two Duggar newlyweds are making memories with their husbands. Joy and Austin Forsyth traveled to Little Rock for the 2017 Arkansas Young Republican Convention....

 Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and Austin Forsyth

...And Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo met up with friends at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California. The Getty Villa is a museum where folks can learn about the ancient societies of Greece and Rome. Has anyone been there? 

Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, and friends

Photos courtesy Joy and Austin Forsyth,

Izzy and Spurgie

It seems like just yesterday when the Seewalds and Dillards welcomed their first children into the world. If you have been a long-time reader of our blog, you probably remember seeing baby pictures of both Israel Dillard and Spurgeon Seewald.

Well, each of those boys now has a younger brother and is no longer a baby. These new pictures show just how much cousins Israel and Spurgeon have grown! (For those wondering, the wooden toys that Spurgeon is playing with were purchased used for less than $30 at Rhea Lana's children's consignment event. They were a gift from Jessa's family.)

For those who haven't heard, Jill and Derick are now doing college ministry with the church where their wedding took place. (Click here for details.)
 Spurgeon Seewald, 21 months

Israel Dillard, 2 years 4 months

Photos courtesy,

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dillards Do College Ministry

 Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard, Israel Dillard, Samuel Dillard

Now that the Dillards have recovered from Samuel Scott Dillard's C-section birth, they are jumping back into full-time ministry. (For those who missed their recent announcement, they have chosen to remain in Northwest Arkansas indefinitely rather than return to Central America.)

Most recently, Jill and Derick have become involved in C3, the Cross Church College Ministry. Not only is it where were Jill and Derick were married, but Cross Church is a very special place for the entire Duggar family for a number of reasons. (To find out why, click here to read a post we wrote three years ago.)

For those who have asked what will happen to Dillard Family Ministries, the entity is being discontinued, and Jill and Derick will no longer be accepting donations through it.

Photo courtesy