Sunday, December 28, 2014

Quadruple Duggar Date

The entire Duggar clan is together in Northwest Arkansas for the Christmas holiday. This afternoon, the four married Duggar couples went on a quadruple date.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Josh and Anna Duggar, Jill and Derick Dillard, and Jessa and Ben Seewald all crammed into one of the Duggars' Suburbans. Now that's one crowded vehicle, especially since Jill and Anna are both expecting. Jill is due March 24th, and Anna is 12.5 weeks pregnant.

Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard, Anna Duggar, Ben Seewald
Jessa Seewald, Michelle Duggar, Josh Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar

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  1. Hope they had fun!

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  2. Lot's of smiling faces. Now 'guests', they were honored to go out with Mr and Mrs D. senior, nice.

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  3. That looks like TONS of fun!!!!! I can't believe that there's 3 Duggar kids married already!! =)

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  4. Why couldn't Jinger and Jana have gone out with their married siblings and had a nice time with people their own ages? Jim Bob and Michelle didn't need to go out again and leave Jana to take care of the kids...she's had enough of being left home while her parents have a social life.Michelle needed to be home to put her little kids to bed for a change.

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    1. I'm sure she could have, but this one looks like it was just for the couples. :)

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    2. I agree. It feels like they get left out because they aren't married.

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    3. Agree 100 percent, jana needs some fun !!!!!

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  5. That's cool!!!!!! And y they put the two pregnant ladies in the back.

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    1. They probably wanted to sit in the back! ;)

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  6. they should've had Jill Jessa and Anna in the back and Josh Ben and Derrick in the middle and Michelle and Jim bob in the front. Its kinda loosey goosey. I feel like if Anna's not gonna sit with Josh they should have her Jill and Jessa sitting together. Anna and Michelle just look kind of awkard and left out. I feel like Michelle would be more comfortable with sitting with Jim bob and Anna would be more comfortable sitting with her sister in laws. sense she's ALWAYS talking about how much she misses them and how she's so happy when they come to dc because they bonded so much back in Arkansas and how its like missing a sister. LOVE all the duggars wishing the seewalds dillards duggars and kellers a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!! GOD BLESS!!!

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    1. I'm pretty sure the point of this post was not for us to analyze their seating choices in the car! :) plus, I'm sure it was a short drive and they all got to sit together in the restaurant as well :)

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    2. In the South, Men b always ride in the front. No idea why.

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  7. I think we'll be hearing a pregnancy announcement from Jessa and Ben very soon!! So excited.

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    1. I hope Jessa waits to become pregnant. In the Bible "be fruitful & multiply" has many meanings other than pregnancy.

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  8. This is probably a stupid thing to comment on... but I felt bad for Anna being squished in the back pregnant pluss not getting to sit by Josh. Looks like they're having fun though.

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    1. She probably didn't mind one bit :)

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  9. I am looking forward to Jana and John David courting someone!

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  10. So Jana and John David, who are older than some of the siblings who are married, aren't included just because they aren't married? What a slap in the face!

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    1. Correct, just like how Josh, Jill, and Jessa would never be invited on a singles retreat or something of the sort! :) Jana and John have plenty of chances to go out to eat with their family. But this one was just for the couples! ;)

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    2. They are not married or courting you don't go on a date night with your brother.

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  11. Jessa is in a delicate condition it seems, an easy access front seat and keeping comfortable with extra blankets and drinks...looking forward to a special announcement soon.

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    1. That's exactly what I was thinking!

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    2. Oh, my, gosh... *face palm*

      Instead of analyzing how each thing Jessa does might point to a pregnancy, let's enjoy the fact that four Duggar couples got to go to dinner together!! ;)

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    3. Maybe it is not a drink just a sick cup...

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  12. anon #4 12/28/2014 9:00 pm: my late husband and i used to go on double dates with my parents all the time. however, if my (then) single brother joined us, we didnt consider it a 'date', just family members going out together. after he married, we did double & triple date. i'm guessing the reason jana or jinger didnt go is because it was a 'date', and they only date after they are married. 'dating', i believe, is intended for couples and i guess 'going out' could be a group thing, where one or more people are single. idk, just my guess :)
    with a family of this size, i think its great that they have an opportunity to quadruple date! how special as i'm sure the opportunity to have these dates are far and few between with josh & anna living so far away.

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  13. Absolutely love your family, however I think we have ALL seen enough of Jill and Derrick. Please please please stop with so much focus on her. We would love to see more of Jessa and Ben and the other family members.

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    1. Please don't speak for everyone. Personally I love the whole family including Jill and Derrick. Their courtship and that whole story is so special and I always love seeing them. Their lives are just beginning just like jessa and Ben. I just wish they had longer seasons for more stories!

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    2. Friends were all just discussing that. We want to see the other kids and not so much of Jill and Derek. It's like being fed the same food for every meal. It doesn't take long until you get burned out. Please let us see more of sweet James ("chicken peas?" which was so cute),precious little Jennifer getting glasses and adorable Jordyn watching "Dishing with the Duggars"...Don't know much about any of them except the ones who are married.

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  14. i heard Anna and Josh choose names for baby number 4. Melissa for a girl and Mark for a boy. is that true ?

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    1. Certainly she wouldn't use tbe name Mark when her son is named Marcus? Its the same name.
      who am I kidding?
      This family has a JohAnna and Johanna which sounds exactly the same anf a Josiah and a Josie which is the same name, one feminine and one masculine.

      I have never known anyone who named thier own children the same names.

      It would be like having a Nicholas and and a Nicole. Or a Gabrielle and a Gabriel.
      Anna please stop with the M's just in case you have ten more kids then you will be reusing the same names like your in laws.
      they could do abc order and theu would be a little better or at least different
      Even my kids are abc.order matching oldest to youngest, ironically starting with Ben!
      Aaron would be a nice A name and lots of A girls names
      At least try that.

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  15. Jill is six months pregnant and sitting in the back, squeeze ans unconfortable....

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    1. I'm sure she didn't mind one bit :)

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  16. Maybe they just piled in the car for a quick ride down the street. Is everyone that concerned about the seating order?

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  17. Nice to see them enjoying themselves. Everyone looks happy.

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  18. Do Jana, John David and Jinger ever get to go out and do fun things? From these posts, it seems like leaving the house is a married privilege. Poor Jana!!

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    1. Just because she didn't go to dinner doesn't mean she never leaves the house! :)

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    2. I'd love to see Jim Bob and Michelle taking all the adults --John David, Jana and Jinger, even if they have to go in two cars. My heart hurts for them to be excluded, just because they have not yet found their spouse.

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    3. In the last season, we saw Mrs. D have special one on one time with some of kids. I'd like to see that continue with Jana, Jinger, and John-David. Also do the older kids ever get to do things without the younger ones, especially those 18 & up?

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  19. I wish that people would leave Jessa alone and stop with the pregnancy rumors. It will happen if/when the time is right!

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  20. @Anonymous Yep, that's weird they weren't included.

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  21. Do your families have these kind of disagreements about where the adults are going to sit on a car ride? Does it really matter????

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  22. Samantha Clark (Johnson)December 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Congrats Jessa nd Jill

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  23. Oh my goodness. There were plenty of times in my life when other people went on dates that I didn't go on. I never thought it was a slap in the face. How selfish to act like you should be invited on dates when you're single! (And it's good that Jana & John David don't act like that....they're much too classy!)

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  24. Lots of smiling faces! Congratulations to Josh and Anna on baby number 4! How exciting!

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  25. Their seating arrangements may have something to do with their car sickness. Some may do better in the back, some in the front. OR it may just be the way the camera men wanted them to sit for the picture only. ;)

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  26. That could be a coat thrown over Jessa's lap for modesty purposes if she is wearing a knee length skirt. Josh is a big guy these days and maybe that is why he is sitting up front. Looks like they are all having a good time though. How nice for them all to get out together. I am sure the little ones are doing just fine and Jana and Ginger get their own time out and about.

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    1. Jill and Anna are preggers.... I am sure Josh sat in front for safety reasons and also the eldest of the men always ride in the front in the south.

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  27. I'm sure they sat where they wanted to in the vehicle and whomever was babysitting wanted to. The end. Come on y'all. I guess everybody has to gripe about something. Geez!!!! Jennifer Estes

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  28. Lily and Elli -while I enjoy your blog the above is the reason I can't view it anymore. Why in earth does it matter where people sit? Have we become so narrow
    Minded that we read trouble into everything the Duggars do. Good grief people

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  29. @Anonymous Jana is fine...she is happy and loves her life and her sibs...let her think for herself instead of telling her she needs a different life

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm sure that when she would like to go out she will!!!!!

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  30. Do you think the kids go to bed in the afternoon?

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  31. My goodness, the petty remarks about where everyone was sitting! If they're happy with it, why should anyone else complain? As for the older single children not going, maybe they had their own outings. Can't the married couples have a date night without being judged? I'm sure that Michelle is home to put her children to bed 90% of the year. Lighten up people, and stop being so judgemental! God bless them all.

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  32. I'm a bit confused is anna 12 or 16 wks pregnant I have read both ?

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  33. I agree...is it anyone's business where they sit?

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  34. I'm quite sure that Jana, John David, Jinger and the rest of the young adults never have any fun and never go anywhere. They just sit in the house and feel sorry for themselves. These comments are ridiculous.

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  35. I hope it's a girl for Josh and Anna

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  36. I think maybe the camera men put in a hidden message in there. Anna and Jill are sitting together because they are two pregnant women and jessa isn't sitting with them and is sitting with Michelle cause neither her nor Michelle are Pregnant. But it could also have to do with the "feud" rumors we've been hearing about. but I don't believe those rumors for a second. Congrats on Jill entering the third trimester and Anna the second!! they are both going to have beautiful babies!! I hope Jessa get pregnant two cause she says she'd love to have a baby pretty soon!!! merry Christmas and happy new year to those four lovely couples!!

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  37. Looks like they are all having a ball. So happy and excited for Anna and Josh on baby #4 and for Jill and Derrick on baby #1. Congrats to Jessa and Ben on their marriage. There's excitement every which way for my beloved Duggar family. I love their show, it feels like I'm watching family. God bless all

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  38. Ohmygosh leave them alone people!!! They can sit where they want to sit!!!!!

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  39. I am so happy for your family,I feel like the world would be a nicer place if everyone gave respect to each other,you have taught your children this and it shows,I hope to see more of the Duggers show,God bless each and everyone of you

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  40. How wonderful to see the family growing with new spouses and grandchildren. They will be many blessings to all around them.

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  41. Coming from a family with 7 kids that has a suburban that seats 9 (it has a bench-seat in the front), I don't think the seating arrangement is strange at all. The shortest people always sit in the center of the car (it is more of a child's seat, one has to be skinny to fit into it, although a full-size suburban totally has enough room for a pregnant woman to sit in the back). Anna is on the left in the far back for the same reason: the fold-down seat/exit is usually on the right, so it's better for a smaller person to be in that seat.

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  42. Just leave them alone and let them be happy. Who cares where they chose to sit. They are happy and that is all that matters. Just be happy for them. Why are so many people in this world so worried about the small things when the big picture is about sharing the love of God with others? That is what really matters. They are a happy family who does just that. Let them be happy and stop picking at the stupid small insignificant things!

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  43. The seating makes perfect sense. When you have to squeeze 3 people in the back and 3 in the middle you put 2 gals and 1 skinny guy in each of those and the 2 larger guys in the front.

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  44. I think that people are looking too much into the seating arrangements. They're adults. They probably couldn't care less about where they sit as long as they're comfortable with it. Also, Jana and John David are included in the fun things just as much as any other member of the family. The Duggars probably don't post every single fun thing they did on this blog. Dates aren't the only thing the Duggars do for fun! Jim Bob and Michelle are role models for their children to look up to and they don't stop being role models to their children once their children are married. I think that it's great that they do things like this together. I'm sure the other children get their turns regardless of if they're in relationships or not.

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  45. It seems marriage & babies are the goal. I wonder if they even entertain the idea that one of them may remain single for awhile or who knows how long. Would that be frowned on?

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  46. The older singles get the benefit of being with Mom and Dad at home all the time. And the married mom is always with their little ones and now at least two of the married moms carry one baby within. So why not give them a little special time out? Being so defensive of the older singles is really not necessary, they have lots of great times and contact with their parents and they get out on their own often enough too.

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  47. It is kind of funny some people are rearranging the seating they see in a picture of a past event.

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  48. It would be nice if Jana had a fella. Maybe the parents need to encourage the older two to look for mates

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    1. Getting a mate is NOT the main goal in life.

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  49. I think they each look fantastic and very happy. There is nothing wrong with the newly married couples going on a date with the more seasoned couples (Josh and Anna Jim Bob and Michelle). This is a new and exciting time for them. Don't spoil it or try to impose guilt on any of them. I say great idea and go ahead with couples dating. I'm sure other Duggar siblings will be joining in soon. You look great guys! Enjoy!

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  50. Why were jana and jinger left out ? They need to get out for some fun especially jana !!

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  51. Let me get it to you straight. My cousin Jessa is not pregnant. They want to wait tell their married a year before getting pregnant.

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  52. Why would u put Jill who is 6 months pregnant and HUGE in the back seat?????? and Anna too since shes pregnant too. they should've atleast been in the middle if not jill sitting in the passengers seat.

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  53. Would absolutely love to see all the Duggars getting involved with the Valentines banquet for widows that Grandma Duggar got to go to before.(I think it was at the Cross church where Jill later married.) One of the hardest holidays for a widow is Valentines Day with all the commercials and reminders at Walmart of this special day. It only reminds them that they no longer have anyone and feel left out. Maybe the Duggars could challenge us all to do something for a widow for Valentine's Day..

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  54. Hope they had lots of fun together!!!
    -Brittany :)

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  55. What fun!! So excited for Anna and Jill's babies to come also!!

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  56. Maybe they just got in the car and it worked out this way? Or maybe not as same sex non married people are carefully, or not, not seated next to each other [Josh and his own father being the exception] .

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  57. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! They probably just randomly piled in the van. Why do so many people care where they sat? Ridiculous.

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  58. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 16,

    Josh and Anna have not announced any of their ideas for names. A magazine article said their baby "will be a Melissa or Mark," but that was just a clever way of saying that Josh and Anna plan to stick with "M" names.

    Hope that clears things up. :)
    Lily and Ellie

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  59. sounds like they enjoy themselves...for the comments about why jana and john-david and Jinger didn't join in, realize that they have jobs and other priorities like the rest of us. Plus if it was a couples date only, probably for a particular reason and maybe we shall see it in the new season. Any negativity about them in by anyone should stop and realize that not everyone is going to join, or like what they do. These are true bible believing Christians with strong convictions and they are for real even though they have a show. If you haven't read their first book, they stated that they're were concerned about it for various reasons. I feel truly blessed and encouraged by this family as a young man.

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  60. He may be in front because of motion sickness. His may be worse than Michelles. It really dosnt matter anyway.

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  61. Let's just face it Josh has gained a lot of weight lately, so he can't be expected to sit squished in the back seat next to his pregnant wife.

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  62. totally agree 87 good going. love the duggars and bates. more update plz? you guys Lillie and Ellie co so much for this blog.

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  63. Johanna looks like a mini Jessa

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  64. It is Joy Anna, not JohAnna. She is sometimes called Joy. Johannah is easly distinguished from Joy Anna.

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  65. @Anonymous

    Yes, please much less Jill and Josh hand more of the others.

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  66. @aarinp Jinger has a job, you say??? Where does she work?

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  67. These comments have me laughing out loud! All the cackling about where people are sitting. You folks are hilarious!!! Thanks for that!

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  68. Wow, I'm gasping for air just looking at this picture! Love can be crowded sometimes! :)

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  69. @Anonymous I don't really think they'd choose Mark for a name, as their third is already Marcus (Marc.) That would be kind of redundant.

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