Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Joe and Kendra Rollerblade

"I think I rollerbladed once, but I was really not very good at it. I think my mom said I looked like giraffe on wheels."
-Kendra Caldwell

On last night's episode of Counting On, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell go to a local park for a rollerblading date (see video below). James Duggar is their primary chaperone, and Jackson Duggar is their "chaperone in training." At the end of the date, the couple jokingly gives Jackson a mediocre rating, as he is only present about half the time.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Monday, September 18, 2017

'Let Them Eat Cake' Recap

Counting On "Let Them Eat Cake"

  • Four weeks before the wedding, Joy and Austin visit the home where they will be living after marriage. It needs some work, but Austin thinks it’s in a great locations and will turn a profit one day. Jedidiah comes along to discuss renovation plans.
  • “I am the first sister to actually…have her own home, and it feels amazing,” says Joy.
  • “I think it’s possible that we’ll stay in this house like two years,” says Austin. “Hopefully we have maybe our first kid in there.”
  • On another day, Austin and some friends and family start demolishing walls. If the project isn’t finished by the wedding day, he and Joy will either live in a camper on the property or in an apartment.
  • Joy comes by, and Austin gives her a swatch from his mom’s wedding dress to incorporate into her gown. Joy and the other Duggar women are about to leave to go dress shopping at Renee Miller’s shop in Kentucky.
  • Joseph and Kendra head out on a rollerblading date with James and Jackson as their chaperones. (James is the “head” chaperone, while Jackson is the “chaperone in training.”)
  • Rollerblading is a bit challenging for Kendra, but Joseph shows her the ropes.
  • Even though Joe and Kendra are not holding hands during courtship, Kendra does grab Joe’s hand to steady herself. They say they talked to their parents ahead of time to make sure that would be okay.
  • Joy, Austin, Michelle, and Josie visit a bakery for a wedding cake taste test. The bride and groom decide on a white cake with buttercream frosting.
  • “He’s going to feed me first, and then I’m going to mash him,” jokes Joy.
  • Down in Laredo, Jinger and Jeremy take a Mexican cooking class at La India.
  • Michelle, Joy, Jana, and some of the little girls meet at Jessa’s house to shop for bridesmaid dresses online. All the dresses will be navy, but some of the cuts will be slightly different.
  • When the dresses arrive, Joy gathers the bridesmaids to try them on. 
  • Later, viewers watch the Seewald family of four interact one evening. Spurgeon loves wrestling with Dad and making people laugh. 
  • Down in Central America, "mid-husband" Derick helps Jill, who is in her second trimester, listen to Samuel's heartbeat.

Cooking Class and a Mishap

"I'm not the most helpful in the kitchen. I try to, but I don't know how helpful I am."
-Jeremy Vuolo

Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo are living up life as newlyweds. On tonight's new episode, Counting On "Let Them Eat Cake," the Vuolos take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional chorizo with ground beef, shroomizo (a vegetarian version), and chili.

Meanwhile, the Forsyths discuss whether they would take a couples cooking class. Austin might be wishing he had had a different response. Check out the sneak peek video below.

If you enjoy this blog, be sure to check out Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Watch the Wedding

Last night, we shared a video message from Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell that was filmed at their rehearsal. We also promised to post the link to a preview of their wedding on TLC GO. The preview is currently only available to those who can sign in with their internet/cable provider.

Even if you're not sure whether you have service that will allow you to watch TV online, we encourage you to try signing in. You never know, it might just work! Here are the links:

Joseph and Kendra's Wedding Preview Part 1

Joseph and Kendra's Wedding Preview Part 2

Photo credit Tim Souza/DCL; You can visit duggarfamily.com and tlc.com to see additional wedding pictures.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wedding Preview Coming Soon

Tomorrow, just 10 days after Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell's big day, fans will be treated to a preview of the wedding on TLC GO. Come back to the blog for the link. Until then, here's a new video from the couple, filmed at their rehearsal.

Be sure to tune in to TLC tomorrow at 9pm ET/8pm CT for an all-new episode of Counting On. Visit our Showtimes page for the summary.

Photo/video courtesy TLC