Friday, September 28, 2012

Deleted Scenes: Spa Duggar

The Duggar kids are going all out! Watch as they join forces with cousin Amy to prepare a Duggar-style spa for Grandma. Johannah and Jennifer mix the sugar cookies, Joy slices the cucumber, Jana lights the candles, and Jinger makes the chai latte.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Episodes on YouTube

The moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived...Thanks to a loyal reader, last night's episodes are now on YouTube! "Busy Duggars" is embedded below. Click here to watch "A Duggar on Her Own."


Josh and Anna: 4 Years and Counting

Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary to Josh and Anna Duggar!

 May 2012 

 May 2012

 Campaigning 2012


 
 World Tour September 2011

 
 Proud father Josh and newborn Michael James
June 2011

June 2011
Jim Bob and Grand-Duggars Mackynzie and Michael
June 2011

Big Sis Mackynzie
June 2011

 
Josh, Anna, and Mackynzie 
Spring 2011

Anna and Mackynzie 
Spring 2011

Josh and Anna with Mackynzie
Summer 2010


Mackynzie
Summer 2010

Josh, Anna, Mackynzie, and Johannah
Summer 2010

Proud parents Josh and Anna and new baby Mackynzie
October 2009

Anna and new arrival, Mackynzie
October 2009

Mackynzie, 1 day old
October 2009 

Josh and Anna eagerly await Mackynzie's arrival
2009

Josh and Anna expecting their first child!
Early 2009

Josh and Anna 
2009

Josh and Anna on their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach
September 2008

Honeymoon in Myrtle Beach
September 2008

Josh and Anna on their Honeymoon to Myrtle Beach
September 2008

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Recap: "Busy Duggars" and "A Duggar on Her Own"


Tonight on 19 Kids and Counting...

"Busy Duggars"
  • Michelle has converted one of the closets in the boys' room into a schoolroom for her youngest students. She explains the difficulties of teaching little ones, like Johannah, who are always on the move. 
  • "She's really good at reading," says Jackson of Johannah. The two have been buddies for years. "They've been at such a fun age, says Jim Bob. "I'm almost going to miss that stage." 
  • When the boys finish their schoolwork for the day, they often request to use their BB guns. Jill enjoys facilitating target practice. 
  • Jim Bob explains the importance of teaching gun safety to children, even for families that do not own guns. You never know when you will come across one, he says.
  • Michelle stays at home with the little ones, while Grandma, Jim Bob, and the older kids head for the forest. After hiking a local trail and then continuing on to a woodsy, five-acre property owned by Grandma Duggar, the group ends the day with fishing at a pond that they also own.
  • "I'm not a city girl, but I'm not a complete outdoors girl." says Jana.  
  • While Grandma calls fishing with her grand-kids a "catastrophe," she also says that it is loads of fun. 
  • Joy-Anna, who has her learner's permit, drives one of the Suburbans. "Probably the hardest part is not going too fast," admits the fourteen-year-old. "I speed a lot." 
  • Cousin Amy and the Duggar kids (even Josie) ask Grandma to put her chores on hold so that they can pamper her. The girls give her a facial and manicure while the boys massage her shoulders.  

"A Duggar on Her Own" 
  • Anna takes Mackynzie and Michael to the local library for the first time. Mackynzie loves books so much that Anna is concerned her daughter will request to borrow the entire children's section. 
  • While at the library, Anna reads a book to a group of toddlers and moms. "It was definitely out of my comfort zone," says Anna. 
  • The entire family waves goodbye as Jana heads off to Chicago and then Michigan to minister with Journey to the Heart. 
  • "We were so excited about Jana becoming a journey leader," says Jim Bob. Knowing what an impact Journey to the Heart has had on their daughters' lives, he and Michelle were thrilled to hear that Jana would be using her gifts to lead other girls. 
  • On a beautiful day, Jim Bob takes his family on a bike ride. When they arrive at Dogwood Junction, a bike shop in Siloam Springs, to repair several of their bikes, they are surprised to find a fleet of four-wheel bikes waiting for them. Eager to being their ride, the Duggars divide into groups and hop on.
  • Everyone quickly discovers that four-wheel bikes are not as easy as they look. "The first point where it stopped becoming fun was the first hill," reports Jeremiah.

Tune in to TLC Tonight

Coming up next on 19 Kids and Counting...

Tonight @ 9PM EST/8PM CST
19 Kids and Counting: Busy Duggars
The Duggars have a busy week ahead! First, Johannah turns six and learns to do things the big girl way, then Jim Bob takes the family hiking and fishing. Finally, the older girls and Cousin Amy let Grandma know just how much she means to them. 

Tonight @ 9:30PM EST/8:30PM CST
19 Kids and Counting: A Duggar on Her Own
Anna takes Mackynzie and Michael to the public library where she is going to be the guest reader at story time. Will Mackynzie and Michael sit still long enough to hear how the story ends? Jana is going to Michigan for her first-ever solo ministry trip.

Oct 2, 9PM EST/8PM CST
19 Kids and Counting: Grand Ole Duggars
The family heads to Nashville to help out with a charity event called Laundry Love! Later, the older girls speak at an emotionally charged speaking engagement. Finally, the family rounds out the trip by visiting the famous Grand Ole Opry.
         
Oct 2, 9:30PM EST/8:30PM CST
19 Kids and Counting: Hunting and House Guests
Newlyweds, David and Priscilla, visit the Duggars fresh off their honeymoon! Later, the Duggars go on a turkey hunt! Will Jinger and Jim Bob bag the first bird or will Joseph and Josiah be bringing home the turkey bacon?

Trivia Answers and Giveaway

Let's see how you all did on Sunday's anniversary trivia.
Reminder: The $75 shopping spree giveaway ends in two days! Scroll down to enter or click here.
  1. In what state were Josh and Anna married?  Florida
  2. How old was the couple when they tied the knot?                                   Both Josh and Anna were 20 years old
  3. Where did the newlyweds go on their honeymoon?                                  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  4. What is the name of the 18 Kids and Counting episode that shows the honeymoon?    "New Duggars on the Block"
  5. While on their honeymoon, Josh and Anna attempt to spend a night sleeping where? An aquarium, under a shark tank ("Sleeping with the Sharks")
  6. Just months after their wedding, the young couple is thrilled to discover that they are expecting. How does the today show reveal the gender of their unborn child (Mackynzie)? Josh and Anna cut into a pink cake on live TV

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Duggar Wedding Anniversary Trivia

Try your hand at these trivia questions, in honor of Josh and Anna Duggar's four-year wedding anniversary.
  1. In what state were Josh and Anna married?
  2. How old was the couple when they tied the knot?
  3. Where did the newlyweds go on their honeymoon?
  4. What is the name of the 18 Kids and Counting episode that shows the honeymoon?
  5. While on their honeymoon, Josh and Anna attempt to spend a night sleeping where?
  6. Just months after their wedding, the young couple is thrilled to discover that they are expecting. How does the today show reveal the gender of their unborn child (Mackynzie)?
*A loyal reader has uploaded another episode of United Bates of America to Dailymotion. Click here to watch. More episodes on the Watch Full Episode page

Friday, September 21, 2012

Meet the Duggars

How would you like to shake hands with the Duggars? They may be coming to a location near you!

October 6-13, 2012 
Duggars to attend Alert Academy Family Camp in Big Sandy, Texas
This year's theme is We Hold These Truths
Visit the Alert Academy website for details and registration information



Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar to speak and sign books 
   Kapok pavilion:
   923 N McMullen Booth Rd
   Clearwater, FL 33759
Tickets: $30/attendee (includes full-course meal)
Click here to reserve your seat

Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Michelle Duggar to speak at the Hearts at Home North Central Conference
30 Civic Center Drive S. E., Rochester, Minnesota
Click here to register
Deal: Bring Three, Come for Free (Click for details)

*Update: The Hearts at Home Colorado Springs Conference has been canceled.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Episodes on YouTube

For our lovely international readers and those who were unable to tune in last night, the episodes are now on YouTube. "Smile and Say, Duggars!" is embedded below. Click here to watch "Duggars Dinner Party."



Also, United Bates of America, "Love Times 21," has been uploaded to Dailymotion by another loyal reader. Click to view.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Recap: Photos, Possums, and Popes


On tonight's episodes of 19 Kids and Counting...

"Smile and Say, Duggars!"
  • The show opens as Josie belts out "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
  • On Mother's Day, the Duggars head to Joplin for a fundraiser aimed at encouraging mothers affected by the 2011 Joplin tornado.
  • As usual (rounding up 19 kids is no easy task), leaving the house on time is a struggle. "No matter how far in advance we plan, it seems like at the very end, everybody remembers 'Oh yeah, I forgot to eat!"' explains Jill.
  • In Joplin, conference attendees have the opportunity to eat dinner with the Duggars. "They really feel like they're part of our lives when they watch the show," Michelle says of their fans.
  • Next, the Duggars prepare for their 2012 photo shoot. Scott Enlow, the family's photographer of nine years, has chosen the color scheme: everyone in jeans with a mix of navy and light blue tops. 
  • Scott Enlow is in for a challenge: the little ones often deliberately look away from the camera, just to exercise their free will.
  • Jim Bob compares photo shoots with the Duggars to capturing still shots of live worms.
  • When it comes to individual portraits, the process is easier than expected. "Everything seemed to be going great until we got to Josie," says Jill. 
  • Michelle describes her youngest as a "fighter from the beginning" with a strong will. "She definitely has her ideas about what she wants to do, when she wants to do it," says the mom of 19.
  • With Scott Enlow's incredible patience, everything works out. Click here to view the final photos.
  • At home, the Duggar boys catch a possum in a clear, plastic bin and bring it to Jim Bob. Once the rest of the family has taken a peek, the boys are told to release their furry friend.
"Duggars Dinner Party"
  • While in the NICU with Josie, Michelle bonded with Sarah Pope, also the mother of a preemie. When the Popes come over for dinner, Josie and Samuel become instant friends.
  • Josh enlists his dad, several siblings, and Jonathan Hartono to move cars back to the location that he moved out of only months ago. (Jonathan and his sister, Jennifer, met John and Jana in Asia. They are now attending school in the United States, and the Duggars' house is their "home away from home.)
  • Anna and Mackynzie whip up a few batches of cookies for the car-moving crew. "Mackynzie loves cookie dough, and I'm kind of right in there with her; it's good stuff," laughs Anna.
  • Anna's favorite part about the car lot is the large playroom where she and the kids can hang out.

Coming up next on "19 Kids and Counting"

Tune in to TLC tonight and next Tuesday for a total of four new episodes. What are the Duggars up to? Find out below:

Sep 18, 9:00 pm
19 Kids and Counting: Smile and Say, Duggars!
The family returns to Joplin, MO for a Mother's Day Fundraiser for the victims of the tornado in 2011. And when they return home, it's picture day for the Duggars! But will their photographer be able to get all of them smiling in the same direction?

Sep 18, 9:30 pm
19 Kids and Counting: Duggars Dinner Party
The Duggars welcome the Popes for dinner, whose son was in the NICU with Josie. Watch as they prepare a Duggar-favorite, Tater-tot casserole, for 26 people. And it's a family affair when they help Josh move vehicles from one used car lot to another.

Sep 25, 9:00 pm
19 Kids and Counting: Busy Duggars
The Duggars have a busy week ahead! First, Johannah turns six and learns to do things the big girl way, then Jim Bob takes the family hiking and fishing. Finally, the older girls and Cousin Amy let Grandma know just how much she means to them.
         
Sep 25, 9:30 pm
19 Kids and Counting: A Duggar on Her Own
Anna takes Mackynzie and Michael to the public library where she is going to be the guest reader at story time. Will Mackynzie and Michael sit still long enough to hear how the story ends? Jana is going to Michigan for her first-ever solo ministry trip.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Duggars at the Dentist

Find out what a trip to the dentist entails for the youngest Duggars. Video embedded below:

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Shopping Spree Giveaway!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Episodes on YouTube

Thanks to loyal reader Michiel, last night's episodes are now on YouTube. "All You Can Eat" is embedded below. Click here to watch "Puppies, Properties and Patients." To view past shows, visit the Watch Full Episodes page.

Happy Birthday, Michelle Duggar!

Time to break out the decorations--another Duggar birthday has arrived! Wishing Michelle a relaxing day surrounded by loved ones (and chicken and dumplings, her favorite meal).









Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Josh and Anna in Tokyo

Update: Josh, Anna, Mackynzie, and Michael Duggar left Arkansas early yesterday morning and have made it safely to Tokyo, Japan.




*Photos courtesy of Josh Duggar

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"All You Can Eat" and "Puppies, Properties & Patients"



On tonight's new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting...

"All You Can Eat"

Josh and Anna Update
  • Mackynzie (almost three) and Michael (age one) are "at the age where they can kind of play together," says Anna.
  • For those wondering about diapers: Josh and Anna used cloth for Mackynzie, but life can get pretty hectic with two kids, so the couple has switched back to disposables for Michael.
  • Mackynzie was nursed for the first nine months of her life, while Michael started eating solids a couple months earlier than his sister. Anna occasionally uses premade baby food, but she, and Michael, prefer homemade.
  • "I love being a stay-at-home mom," says Anna. While she is happy for her peers, many of whom are finishing college and launching their careers, the twenty-four-year-old is content being a wife and mommy.
  • Are there more Duggar grandkids in the future? Not yet, although Mackynzie wants more babies, and Anna is secretly hoping for twins.
  • Anna takes Mackynzie, who is starting to exert her own opinion, and Michael to a local consignment shop to buy clothes. At this particular store, parents trade in shoes and outfits that their kids have outgrown in exchange for store credit. 
  • Anna returns home with a pile of clothing, for which she paid less than one third of retail.
Duggar-Style Snacking
  • Snack time at the Duggars' is no simple task, and the kids are constantly hungry. According to Jeremiah, they eat about nine meals each day.
Grandma Duggar
  • When the camera crew interviews Grandma, what does she say? "I don't have time to be lonely, not with the Duggars. They show me a lot of respect, and we all just get along so well."
  • According to Michelle, "Grandma Duggar is like the matriarch of the family." Constantly in the laundry room, she does seventy to eighty loads each week.
  • For a special treat, Jill and Joseph plan a night out for Grandma. Dressed in fancy clothes, the two Duggars escort her to a widows' banquet at a nearby church.
Josie Update
  • Josie, who associates the doctor's office with pain, has reached a milestone. "Our doctors recommend that she receive RSV shots for the first two years of her life," says Michelle. In this episode, Josie has her last round of these shots.
  • James, "the fun buddy," accompanies his youngest sister to the pediatrician and does his best to keep her distracted.
  • In the examination room, Michelle is elated to hear that Josie weighs 23 pounds. But Josie is far from thrilled. Even before the nurse brings out the shots, she is clinging to Michelle for dear life.
"Puppies, Properties & Patients"
  • With Josh busy at the car lot and Anna helping him occasionally, Mackynzie and Michael have been spending time with Grandma and Grandpa and their aunts and uncles.
  • In addition to their cat, Milky Way, the Duggars are dog-sitting for friends. Michelle catches the kids feeding the pups cheese and scrambled eggs. The outcome? The dogs vomit so frequently that Michelle can hardly keep up with the cleaning. 
  • Meanwhile, Mackynzie makes Josie cry. After caring for Josie, whose hypersensitive gag reflex causes her to throw up if she cries to hard, Michelle lovingly corrects Mackynzie's behavior.
  • Jim Bob and the older kids--armed with gloves, masks, and shovels--head over to a house they recently purchased to fix 'er up. Jim Bob's goal is to transform it into a rental property or eventually hand it over to one of his kids. 
  • Nearby, John-David is doing contract work for a bank on a different property. If he cleans it up adequately, the bank will give him another piece of land.
  • Later, Michelle, Jill, and Joy wrangle up several of the little ones and head to the dentist. Jill, who loves spending time with her siblings, jumps at any opportunity to break away from other duties and help with the kids.
  • Jennifer does well at the dentist, but Josie isn't too pleased with the whole ordeal.