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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Duggars Shop for Wedding Bands

Michelle Duggar poses with her family on her wedding day in 1984

"When Michelle and I got married, we just didn't really care about all the details," Jim Bob Duggar told TLC. "We just set up some folding chairs in a small area, and we got married. I'm sure Jill's wedding is going to be probably 10 times the size of Michelle and I's wedding."

In the following TLC webisode, Jill and Derick shop for wedding bands at the same jeweler where Jim Bob and Michelle purchased their rings before becoming husband and wife in 1984.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Recap: "Duggar Dirty Jobs" and "Duggars Decorate & Diet"

Tonight on TLC...

19 Kids and Counting "Duggar Dirty Jobs"
  • Jill and Derick, accompanied by chaperone Michelle, purchase wedding bands at White's Jewelry, the same jeweler Jim Bob and Michelle visited 30 years ago while preparing for their wedding.
  • Ben Seewald recently became the first single, non-Duggar male to live on the Duggars' property. He and Jessa have purposed never to be alone together. "...Ben realizes the responsibility before God and before Jessa's daddy to not make any mistakes" says Michelle. 
  • According to Jessa, one downside of living so close to Ben is that she always has to look her best.
  • "If you want to marry a Duggar girl, you can't be afraid to get your hands dirty," says Jim Bob, who sends Ben out to work with John-David. Their first task is to fix a fence, but after determining that they don't have the right supplies to complete the job, John and Ben decide to grab a box of donuts.
  • Next, the men install windows. "I haven't done a whole lot of carpentry work before," says Ben. "Measuring tapes and Ben, well, we aren't the best of friends.
  • When Jessa says it would be nice to have a handy husband, Ben responds that that is not an "absolute necessity" and that "some guys just might have strengths in other areas."
  • The last item on Ben's to-do list is to bathroom cleaning. John says part of the reason his dad invited Ben to move onto the family's property is because he wants to prepare Jessa's boyfriend to support a wife and family.
  • Meanwhile, Grandma, Michelle, and Joy take the younger kids to Imagine Studios to paint pottery as wedding gifts for Jill and Derick. 
  • "I'm excited for Jill and Derick to get married..." says Jackson. "...cause they've never gotten married before," adds Johannah.
  • Joy says it's bittersweet to watch Jill prepare to move out, since the two sisters were buddies and slept in the same bed for many years.
19 Kids and Counting "Duggars Decorate & Diet"
  • Michelle, Jessa, and Joy take on the task of reupholstering stools. The Duggar mom says she doesn't think it's likely that any of her kids will have more than 19 children but that it isn't entirely impossible.
  • While enjoying a homemade, Southern breakfast of biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, and sausage at their home in Washington D.C., Josh and Anna are shocked to welcome an unexpected visitor...former professional football player Steve Conley! About a year ago, Steve put Jim Bob and Josh through an intense physical training regimen.
  • "The good think about this breakfast is that it's so full of preservatives that it will keep you around for a long time" jokes Anna, who says she usually prepares healthier foods.
  • "I think with moving, I've kind of slacked back into my old ways," says Josh.
  • When Steve looks through Josh and Anna's pantry and fridge and discovers a lack of healthy options, he takes them to a local farmer's market to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies.
  • At the market, Steve turns shopping into a game for Mackynzie and Michael, as he sends them to find foods that match certain descriptions.
  • Back in Arkansas, Jinger snaps engagement photos of Jill and Derick. Jessa comes along as the wardrobe coordinator and photographer's assistant.
  • Jill and Derick say that saving the physical side of their relationship for marriage gives them incentive to have a short engagement.
  • Jim Bob supervises the younger and middle-aged kids while they paint the soap box derby cars they built during last week's show.

Video: Jill & Derick's Photo Shoot

"Well with 19 children and every one of them having different hobbies and interests, those can really pay off when it comes to saving money," says Michelle Duggar

Tonight on 19 Kids and Counting, Jinger, the Duggar family photographer, grabs her camera and takes engagement pictures of Jill and Derick. Video preview below:

New Episodes Tonight

Tune in to TLC tonight at 9PM ET PT/8PM CT for two new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting.
 
9:00 PM ET PT/8 PM CT
Duggar Dirty Jobs
With Ben Seewald having moved in, Jim Bob puts Jessa's beau to work with a full list of jobs for the day. Can Ben get them all done, or will his first day on Duggar duty be his last? Meanwhile, Jill and Derick go wedding band shopping.

9:30 PM ET PT/8:30 PM CT
Duggars Decorate & Diet 
When Josh's old trainer, Steve, shows up at his front door unexpectedly, what will Steve learn about Josh's current eating and exercising habits? Later, Jinger uses her photography skills to snap engagement photos of Jill and Derick.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wedding Prep Photos

Tune in to TLC tomorrow evening for two new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting. Let's take a look at photos from last week's new episodes, which focused on Jill and Derick's wedding preparations and their hiking date.

 Jill and Derick enjoy a hike to celebrate Jill's 23rd birthday

 Derick packs a picnic lunch and surprises Jill with a bouquet of flowers that are pink,
Jill's favorite color
 James Duggar comes along as a chaperone for the engaged couple

 Jessa Duggar helps Jill and Derick with a tasty chore--choosing a wedding cake flavor 

Jill and Derick decide on French vanilla cake with strawberry filling and off-white, 
butter cream frosting. 

Michelle Duggar goes with the engaged couple to tour possible wedding venues

 Jill and Derick end up booking Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, for their special day
 Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard