Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dillards and Seewalds Are Ready for Christmas

The Dillards and Seewalds are getting ready for Christmas! Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard have been home from Central America for almost four months. They are living in the home that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar refer to as their "guesthouse," located next door.

Both Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald are proud of their Christmas decorations. For both of them, this is their third Christmas as married women and their second Christmas as mamas. Have you decorated for Christmas yet?

 Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Israel Dillard with their newly decorated Christmas tree

 Jessa (Duggar) Seewald's Christmas decorations...notice the four stockings :)

And here's a cute picture of Grandma Michelle Duggar and grandson Israel Dillard...

Michelle Duggar and Israel Dillard

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, theseewaldfamily.com

29 comments:

  1. I guess they don't use that woodstove. If they did, just locking the door wouldn't be enough...it would need to be gated off. And that nativity set would be fried!

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  2. Jill never looked that happy in El Salvador. Wonder how close they are to going back out as missionaries again somewhere? Guess they're living off the TLC paycheck in the meantime. A free house doesn't hurt, either. Wonder if they feel obligated to pay their share of the utilities and insurance and tax bill while under that roof?

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  3. Michelle looks more beautiful with each passing year!

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  4. It would be nice if they could give you a video to post of Israel and Spurgeon so we could hear and see how they are doing with their speaking and see how Spurgeon is doing if he is walking.

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  5. 😀one of the stockings has a bow on it!
    Is it Jessa's or does that mean she's having a girl!

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  6. Michelle looks really good

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  7. I'm not putting up a tree this year.
    I have a very active one year old...enough said. Lol.

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  8. Very nice and glad most of the family is home.
    I returned from work today to find the tree up and decorated. Such a great time was had working together to surprise me.

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  9. Why do Jill and Derick not feel an obligation to their missionary work after soliciting so many donations to finance it? At my job I get four weeks of vacation a year (not four months), and that's after earning several years of seniority. If the Dillards are putting up Christmas decorations I take that to mean they'll be in Arkansas through the holidays at the very least. How can they take off 5+ months from a job and expect anyone to take them seriously?

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  10. I know a couple people in the past have wondered if Israel has some form of downs syndrome. When I look at a closeup picture I look at his eyes and I can't help but wonder that too. There is nothing wrong with that, it's just something I wonder.

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  11. That's a good sign that Jill is preparing for Christmas...that must mean they are staying!!!! Their original plan was to return to Central America right around now I believe. Hopefully this means she is expecting!!!!! Blessings to them.

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  12. Jill and the baby both have bags under their eyes.

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  13. The Dillard and Seewald homes looking very festive. Love the four stockings Jessa has hanging up. Merry Christmas to all.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  14. We haven't decorated for Christmas in 3-4 years. #NoSnowHere #SouthAmericanHeat!

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  15. We are in the process of decorating. We are excited about living where it actually snows now. But we only get a little but I'm relieved because the locals here say the snow storms can get old after awhile.

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  16. Thought they didn't want a Christmas tree because it was a Pagan tradition.

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  17. When do Jill and Derrick plan to go back to Central America?

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  18. Idatel Dullard is adorable and so is sturgeon...The great looks run in the family. I don't think there is one duggar in the family that isn't attractive. God Blessed you all with great looks...And FTW. People need. To forgive Josh and be kind to him and Anna. They have suffered enough...

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  19. Love the Duggars so much and appreciate that they share pictures with us fans. Especially love the picture of Michelle with Israel! So cute - can't believe she is old enough to be his grandma - she looks younger and younger. Beautiful woman inside and out.

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  20. Must be hard on Israel going through so many moves. And he will have to move once again, as obviously Jill and Derrick won't probably want to stay at their parents place forever

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  21. 4 months? Are the Dillard's planning on returning to the South American mission field? Will they be staying in the USA for good? Where is Derrick working meanwhile? Is he still working as a substitute teacher?

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  22. Please respond to this legitimate question: When are the Dillards returning to Central America? The SOS missions begin on 12/3. Shouldn't they be back by now?
    Also, I thought the Duggar family doesn't believe in Christmas trees. The reason they gave was because their children knocked them down..I had small children in my home and they were TAUGHT to not do that. Why weren't these parents successful in that? I also believe because a tree is a secular symbol of Christmas and they are against all secular symbols of Christmas. Thank you for posting this and please respond to the Dillards' departure date. Most of us suspect that they aren't returning...just for the short 2 week missions. Let us know what's up with their "ministry".

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  23. Wow!! Jill and Derrick sure do vacation longer than they do missions. I've never known "missionaries" who live such leisurely and oppulent lifestyles. Good for them, but whom have they truly helped in any realistic way??

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  24. So glad the Dillards are still here and get to spend the holidays home.Any news as to their return to Central America? I selfishly hope they stay abroad, I sense Jill's happiness is favorable to being stateside.I guess we will have to wait until January to find out.I hope the new season will focus more on the littles and middles this time😊God bless y'all and be merry😄

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  25. Really festive !! Is real will really enjoy the holidays this year!

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  26. Oh my goodness! Now I'm really confused! I thought the Duggars don't celebrate Christmas because it's not Jesus' real birthday?! Didn't Jimbob say that it was a pagan holiday, from the solstice celebrations?

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  27. The decorations and pictures are cute. I am a certified/licensed special education teacher and am currently working at a daycare. We had a new child come in on November 30th. The child looked so familiar to me but I just couldn't place him. Then it hit me he looks just like Israel! This child has down syndrome and is as sweet as he can be. Does anyone know anything about Israel having any type of down syndrome? I mean these two could pass for twins! Just inquiring. Happy Holidays to all.

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  28. Four stockings in the Seewald house?

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