Monday, October 12, 2015

Duggars & Dillards

The Dillards are enjoying family time in Arkansas as they prepare to return to the mission field. Following the theme of Columbus Day, Derick Dillard posted a devotion about the incredible truths available for discovery in God's Word. He also shared a handful of new photos.

 Derick Dillard and Israel Dillard

 Israel with Grandma Cathy Dillard Byrum

Israel with Uncle Dan Dillard

 Israel Dillard

 Israel shows off his stylish hat with Uncle James Duggar and Uncle Justin Duggar

 Israel tries to take a turn with Aunt Jana Duggar's drink

 Bench presses with Mommy!

Jill Dillard, Derick Dillard, and Israel Dillard
(Look at that smile!)


Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com

67 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photo's!

    Looks like you have a few there you can update the banner with now....wishing the family the best in their return to service. Blessed travels.

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  2. Love ALL Baby Israel's pictures! He is so adorable!

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    1. Israel looks just like his daddy when he was a baby.

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  3. He is so cute that baby I want to munch him up lolol

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  4. He is such a cute little baby... I love seeing him grow up with all of his family members. All in all they are a beautiful family and can't wait to see the new show to air on tlc. I hope everyone will be involved in the filming even though it will focus mainly on Jill and Jessa. Love you all and may God bless you a well.

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  5. Such a gorgeous baby. Love that smile!

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  6. Love seeing your mom looking so healthy and happy Derick! Praise God for his blessings on her ❤🙏😊

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  7. Beautiful family. May God bless you and keep you as you go back out on missions.

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  8. What a wonderful little family!! God bless as you go forward in what He has put in your hearts to do.

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  9. I love your famiky. Please keep posting updates and pictures. God bless you all

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  10. Little Israel is so adorable! Love seeing how he's growing! You have such a beautiful family!

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  11. what a cute little owl hat! he's quite the happy little guy.

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  12. They're still in the US?!? When are they going back to the mission field? I thought they had their going away party a while ago...

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  13. Thanks so much for the pictures of the family. We miss you so much. Israel is a darling baby. Love you all so much.

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  14. He is SOOOO cute. Beautiful smile. Miss all you guys, want to see everyone on tv once again.

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing these precious pictures of baby Israel... He's just adorable and I love the one of Israel and Grandma Dillard... You two are my favorite couple. God bless

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  16. I thought they already returned to the mission field. Didn't they have a farewell party that their donors were invited to? I am confused. If they are still in the states, when are they returning to Central America?

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  17. Is Israel on that blanket because he is being blanket trained? They need to explain their system.

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    1. I always put a blanket down for my babies. ..it was not blanket training but for cleanliness if they put their mouth on the ground. ..at least until they started crawling. ..

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  18. Sooo adorable! Israel fits right in the family! Can't wait til Ben & Jessa's bundle of joy arrives! God's blessing to you all!

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  19. Israel Dillard is soooo sweet & has grown so fast--love the Duggar family & hope to see them back on tv soon

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  20. He is sooo of adorable!!! :)

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  21. The Seewalds and Dillards are beautiful families. Is it any wonder that Israel is so adorable. His smile is contagious. It was wonderful to see Grandma Cathy looking so well. Derek, the idea of tying Colonbus Day to the "discovery" of God's Word is brilliant! You need to be in seminary. It feels like you are called to ordained ministry.

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  22. Good that they are able to visit often so that Israel can form that special bond with both sides of the family. It would be sad if they had to miss out on his first year. Such nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to all!

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  23. Thank you! Miss seeing them every week.

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  24. Sweet pics, and Grandma Cathy Dillard is looking as beautiful as ever! ♥

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  25. Very Cool I love getting to hear from you all I cant Wait to see you all on tv again ! Is there a place that I can buy the and counting dvds somewhere? I would like to buy them because your show is amazing!!!!

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  26. Such a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing all the great pictures and keeping us updated. Israel is a cutie! Can't wait to see the upcoming specials and hopefully some of the other family members as well. God Bless you all!

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  27. @Anonymous I was about to say the same thing. The banner needs to be up-dated. Those kids are growing up.

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  28. The banner at the top of this blog needs to be up-dated. Those kids are growing up! Israel is huge now! (To be fair he always was a big baby.) Do they own a house in Central America (where they are doing mission work) or do they rent a place?

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  29. To anonymous #22, the Dillard's, the Duggar's and the Seewald's do not "need to explain their system". Ellie and Lily are gracious enough to share what the Dillard's and Duggar's and Seewald's are willing to disclose and not one of them owes anything to you or to me or to the public period. If we do not have anything nice to say, what we "need" to do is wait until we do have something nice/positive, and then post it! :)

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  30. Re Anna Duggar.. My hear goes out to her. Josh's cheating IS NOT HER FAULT! I hope Anna is not visiting Josh at the rehab place because a 5th pregnancy is not the answer to this marital problem. I am still surprised that Anna hasn't left & permanently returned with her kids to Florida. I hope Anna's family is providing support for her.

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  31. As I looked at Grandma Dillard's happy face, I was struck by the thought of how she had survived cancer and can spend this valuable time with her cute grandson. And wow, the Dillard boys do look like twins, like Jim-Bob said on the show when they met. I loved seeing Israel's very cute face and everyone enjoying time with him.

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  32. My favorite picture is the one of Jana with baby Israel. So precious!

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  33. We just wondered how Derrick's mother's health was. We know she had been quite sick when Derrick and Jill got married and wondered if she was still doing well after such a health scare.
    We love all of you and hope someday that people are going o see what a mistake they made by taking your sho off the air. Regardless we are all connected by our hearts. Love to all.

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  34. Thank you for continuing to post about your family. It is so uplifting and encouraging!

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  35. i doubt he is being 'blanket trained' babies love being on blankets on the floor

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  36. Thanks for the updates. Love the pictures.

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  37. This is a place for happy positive posts about good things. We don't have to focus on the negative. If we don't dwell on the bad stuff then life is so much better!

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  38. Thank you Jill and Derick for sharing these photos of your precious family. Glad to see some pictures of Derick's family with Israel. Israel is just so cute he has such a sweet smile and he looks very happy.

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  39. Oh he's so cute! To Anon 22, could it be it's just a picture of him sitting o his blanket? I have lot's of pictures of my babies sitting on blankets. I have never heard of "blanket training". I don't want to go off topic so I'm going to Google blanket training.

    Speaking of returning to the mission field, it's very important that we people of faith pray for their safety. I have several friends who are serving in Central American and some of the areas are very dangerous. In some places even the police can't be trusted from what the missionaries are saying so keep them in prayer as they prepare to go back.

    Thank you Lilly and Ellie for taking the time to do this blog. I know it's a lot of work especially moderating the hundreds of comments that come through. God bless you both!

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  40. Will they go back to Central America for a week or so and come right back for the birth of baby seewald?

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  41. @Anonymous To Anonymous 34, I think it is reasonable to ask if, why, and how they use blanket training since the impression displayed via TLC and the Duggars' own social media is that they only use positive encouragement and religious teachings to discipline their children. Blanket training is known to incorporate physical discipline and the Duggars have endorsed this method. However, the explanation of blanket training Michelle gives is benign and very different than what is typically defined as blanket training. So we are left to wonder, is Michelle being honest about how this method has been used in their home since their explanation does not match the mainstream definition? I think it is reasonable, compassionate, and responsible to ask if the Duggars inflict physical discipline on infants and children when they are using the phrase "blanket training" to describe an activity that goes on in their home.

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  42. Just curious, where are the Dillard's living while back in the US? In their old house or with family?

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  43. @Anonymous #35, that remark towards the Duggar-Keller's isn't quite the nicest thing to write when you say that "your heart goes out to her". If you'd really want to help her, try to express your feelings with nice words.
    Proverbs 15:1 "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."

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  44. Beautiful Israel. Proud grandma,aunts and uncles. Grandma Dillard looks good. Thank You for the updates.
    God Bless All
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

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  45. I would be interested in hearing how blanket training works, as well, and if they are using it. I had never heard of it until this family. Is it like training a dog to "sit" and "stay"? (Not being sarcastic -- honest question.)

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  46. To #35 -- I heard that Anna has left the Duggars and returned to her parents.

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  47. There's nothing wrong or harsh about what #35 said. If you have a different opinion, no need to reprimand other posters who don't agree with you.

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  48. I am glad to see Derrick's mother looking well. And Isreal sure is a cutie.

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  49. @brittany cedillo He is an adorable little guy .... I agree with Brittany. Love you and GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY!!!

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  50. Beautiful family and baby Israel is adorable and growing so fast. So glad y'all were able to spend time at home. Take care and God Bless.
    Not enough choices for me to comment as Facebook or myself. Kathy Martino, New Orleans LA

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  51. The baby is sitting on what appears to be a rug and people have tried to turn that into some kind of abuse. Why won't people leave this family alone. They are going through alot right now and need our prayers.

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  52. Love you ❤ I miss your show. I am looking forward to seeing the new baby. You all look great.

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  53. Love the pictures keep up Lords work,hope to see the whole family one day back on tv u guys was such a blessing :) Sheila B.

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  54. When aren't they enjoying family time in Arkansas??

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  55. When are Jill and Derick going back to the mission field? I thought they were back in central america in language school.

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  56. No need to respond, Just want your entire family to know that I miss keeping up with you all. I was an avid fan and never missed an episode. People need to be more open minded and not so high and mighty. We are not to judge. We all make mistakes in life and no one is perfect. Hold your heads up high; you are a beautiful family!

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  57. "When aren't they enjoying family time in Arkansas??" LOL -- best comment ever!!

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