Saturday, January 20, 2018

Duggar #7 Turns 23

Wishing Joseph Duggar a very happy 23rd birthday!

Photos courtesy, TLC/DCL

Friday, January 19, 2018

Details of Duggars' Trip to Australia

Duggar kids in Australia
 Duggar kids in Australia

Now that the IBLP Australia Family Conference is over, Jim Bob and Michelle and the kids will be speaking at a similar conference in New Zealand that is going on from now until Monday. We have enjoyed hearing from those of you who have been able to meet the Duggars during their time Down Under.

One of our readers who attended the conference in Australia shared a few details:  

The Duggars who went to the conference were Jim Bob, Michelle, Jana, Josiah, Josiah’s special friend Lauren, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn, Josie, Tyler (nephew), and family-friend Laura.

The Duggar children all worked as leaders to various children’s groups throughout the week, sat on the children’s panel answering questions, and gave family singing performances. Some sang in the youth choir. They gave out a copy of their book to each family and would sign if asked.

Michelle and Jim Bob gave "scream sermons" (exact term used by the reader who attended the conference) and panel sessions, and both ran separate mothers, fathers, and couples prayer sessions in that mornings and had one-on-one time with everyone, giving advice, guidance, and prayer!

They were such a blessing!

*If you have met the Duggars in Australia or New Zealand and wish to share about it, post a comment or email us at

Photo courtesy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tour Joy and Austin's House

Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth pregnant

At the request of their fans, Joy and Austin Forsyth have filmed a video tour of their home (embedded below). You'll also have a chance to see a glimpse of Joy-Anna's growing baby bump!

Photo/video courtesy Joy and Austin Forsyth/

Next Stop New Zealand!

Josiah Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, Jedidiah Duggar
 Josiah Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, Jedidiah Duggar

The Duggars are having a blast in beautiful Southeast Australia. It has been an unusually cold winter at home in Arkansas, but in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, temperatures have reached 100F (37C).

The Duggars got a kick out of the fact that McDonald's is called "Macca's" Down Under. The family's next stop is New Zealand, where they will speak at the IBLP Family Conference that begins January 18th.

A handful of our readers met Jim Bob and Michelle and the kids at Kilsyth South Baptist Church, after hearing about the event on our blog. Will any New Zealanders be able to attend the conference in Marton?

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs ( and

Photo courtesy Josiah Duggar/

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Joy and Austin's House

Joy and Austin Forsyth's fixer upper house has come a long way since we saw it on Counting On just before their wedding. Jim Bob and Michelle and most of the unmarried kids (everyone but John) celebrated Jana's 28th birthday in Australia, while the married couples got together at Joy and Austin's house, along with Kendra's family, to honor John-David's special day.

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth fixer upper house
Joseph and Kendra Duggar, Jill and Derick Dillard, John-David Duggar, Austin Forsyth

Photo courtesy