Monday, April 24, 2017

Henry Seewald's 11-Week Milestone

Henry Seewald is eleven weeks old today, and he weighs nearly 16 lbs, which means he has almost doubled his birth weight of 8 lbs, 11 oz. Today, Henry sat up in the Seewalds' Bumbo seat for the first time.

Henry Wilberforce Seewald

For comparison, here is a snapshot of big brother Spurgeon Seewald at around the same age. 

Jordyn Duggar and Spurgeon Seewald, January 2016

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Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Ducklings


Last week, I was invited to breakfast with our pastor's wife and daughter. We had a great time chatting, and just before I left, they showed me the latest additions to their family: five baby ducks! They were simply adorable. They have raised ducks before, and they plan to keep them until they are full-grown and then hand them over to a farm.

The pastor's wife told me about the ducks she raised when she lived in a different state. When they had grown big enough, they would follow her down to the creek to go for a swim and then follow her back home again. She ended up having to let the ducks go, but several years later, while she was canoeing, a duck came right up to her and followed her the entire time. She thinks it had to be one of her ducks! If we ever own a house with a bit of land, I think I'm going to have to raise ducks. They're just so darling.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Photo of the Vuolos

Jeremy and Jinger Vuolo; Sheila and Tom Pennington

Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo will celebrate their six-month wedding anniversary on May 5th. Jeremy is a pastor in Laredo, Texas, and he and Jinger are always looking for ways to serve and connect with others.

The Vuolos recently spent time with Tom and Sheila Pennington. Tom is a pastor and teacher in Dallas, Texas, and has worked alongside well-known pastor and author John MacArthur. How many of you have listened to or read teachings from either Tom Pennington or John MacArthur?

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

Duggar #12 Turns 17

Wishing Jason a very happy 17th birthday! Did you know that Jason Micheal Duggar is one of six members of the Duggar clan to have Michael or Michelle (the feminine form of Michael) as part of their name? Can you list them all?

Born in 2000, Jason was only four years old when the Duggars' first reality TV special, "14 Children and Pregnant Again," premiered.


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, dillardfamily.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dillards to Return Home Soon

 Israel Dillard with his Oklahoma State University 2nd birthday cake
(OSU is Derick's alma mater)

Jill and Derick Dillard just shared a ministry update and new photos on their website. They have experienced both triumph and tragedy, as they see the fruits of their ministry grow, while mourning the loss of Derick's grandpa, who died earlier this month. "Paw Paw" left behind his wife of almost 62 years.

The Dillards recently put on a series of women's conferences alongside a short-term mission trip from the United States. They have also been investing in youth ministry in their area, in addition to other ministry ventures. Jill and Derick praise God for Israel's recovery from a five-day fever.

 Israel and his little friends

Jill's pregnancy with "Samuelito," as their friends call him, is progressing well. He is due in July, and the Dillards plan to return to the States soon to prepare for the birth.
The Dillards with friends

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jinger and Jeremy in Sydney


TLC just released another clip from Jinger and Jeremy Vuolos' honeymoon. (We know the wedding was five months ago, but there's no harm in sharing a video.) While walking along the Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia, the newlyweds come across a local selling boomerangs and bullroarers. The crowd stands back as Jeremy tries out a bullroarer (video below).


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Jana and John on 2017 Plans


We have a TLC interview to share with you all. It's two months old (although the network just shared it), but it features Jana Duggar and John-David Duggar, and we know you enjoy hearing from them. The first part is quite comical, as they discuss their similarities and differences as twins.


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Monday, April 17, 2017

Duggar Easter 2017

We hope you all had a blessed Easter celebrating the risen Lord! The Duggars sure did. Here are a few snapshots.

Michelle made cross and heart shaped sugar cookies with some of the younger children.

Michelle Duggar, Tyler, Jennifer Duggar, Jackson Duggar, and Johannah Duggar 

Meanwhile, the Seewalds snapped some family pictures, which is no small feat for parents with sons who are 17 months old and two months old.

Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Jessa Seewald, and Henry Seewald

 Henry Wilberforce Seewald

Spurgeon Elliot Seewald

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Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, theseewaldfamily.com

Friday, April 14, 2017

Joseph and Josiah Share Their Hobbies


Thank Goodness It's Friday! Our readers are constantly asking what the older Duggar siblings are up to these days. In the TLCme video clip below, Joseph Duggar and Josiah Duggar share their hobbies and career training with interviewer Danni Star.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Duggars at Magnolia

A small group of Duggars has been in Waco, Texas, this week visiting Chip and Joanna Gaines' famous Magnolia Market. (Have you seen Fixer Upper?) Waco is only five hours northeast of Jinger and Jeremy Vuolos' home in Laredo, Texas, so they joined the party, as did Jana Duggar, the four Seewalds, and friends Sierra, Kristen, and Laura. Check out these snapshots.

 Jessa Seewald, Henry Seewald, Jana Duggar, Laura, Sierra, Kristen, Jinger Vuolo

Ben Seewald, Henry Seewald, Jessa Seewald

 Jessa Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Jana Duggar, Henry Seewald, Laura

 Laura, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, Jana Duggar

 Ben, Jessa, Sierra, Jana, Jinger, Kristen, Laura

 Cupcakes at Silos Baking Co.

Ben Seewald and Spurgeon Seewald

Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Jinger Goes Outside Her Comfort Zone


"Jeremy loves trying new things, so he has definitely helped me get outside my box."
-Jinger Duggar Vuolo

Most of you have heard that Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo went Down Under for their honeymoon. In this extended Counting On scene that has not yet been seen by viewers, the newlyweds visit the historic Australian Heritage Hotel, which opened in 1824, for lunch. Their reactions to some of the local dishes are quite entertaining.

Have you been to the Australian Heritage Hotel?


Photo courtesy TLC

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Seewald Speaking Engagements

 The Seewald family

It has been a while since we have had a Duggar speaking engagement to advertise. Jessa and Ben Seewald will each be speaking at an event in June. Here are the details:

Friday, June 16th, 6pm-Saturday, June 17th, 6pm (2017)
Evangelism Reformation Conference
Ben Seewald to speak alongside Voddie Baucham, Jeff Rose, Mark Spence, and others
The Texas Star Conference Centre
1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless, Texas
$40 for individuals, $60 for couples, $100 for families
Click here to purchase tickets

Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 10am-1pm
Fashionably Modest with Jessa
"Come hear first hand why Jessa has taken the road to modest living, while being directed by God's Word."
Heavenly Highway Tabernacle
5990 Michael Rd, Middletown Ohio 
Doors open at 9am
$20 admission includes lunch and meet and greet with Jessa
Click here to purchase tickets (online ticket confirmation required for entry)
Event is for females over the age of 9
Direct questions to Kaitlin Rice at (937-477-3727 or Ricekaitlin17@aol.com)

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Photo courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Duggar Interviews and Sweet Traditions

 Michelle Duggar and Grandma Duggar

We know some of our readers, especially those who live outside the United States, have difficulty watching the videos that we post directly from TLC.com. For that reason, every once in a while, we post a batch of recent clips that have been uploaded to YouTube. Here are the latest. It usually takes the network a few weeks to put their videos on YouTube, so bear with us. :)

Special Wedding Moment with Grandma Mary Duggar and Michelle Duggar

Joseph Duggar and Josiah Duggar Share Their Favorite Counting On Moments

Jill and Derick Dillard Share the Latest Updates on their Lives in Central America

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Photo/videos courtesy TLC

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Many Hairstyles of Derick Dillard

In late February, we shared photos of Derick Dillard's home haircut. Some of you asked to see a progression of his hairstyles, so we put one together. It took quite a bit of time, as his hair has gone through several chances since he and Jill first met. Enjoy!

Waiting at the airport in Nepal to meet Jill for the first time in late 2013...

 Derick Dillard

Touring Nepal..

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard

Reuniting in early 2014 after Derick returns from Nepal...

 Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard

Date with Jessa and Ben in early 2014...

Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar, Jessa Duggar, and Ben Seewald

Studying in early 2014...


Enjoying the snow in the early months of 2014...

Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar

April 2014 engagement...

Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard

Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar

 Early months of marriage (summer and fall 2014)...

 Jill and Derick Dillard

 Jill and Derick Dillard

Jill and Derick Dillard

December 2014...

Jill and Derick Dillard

Early 2015...

Jim Bob Duggar, Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard, 
Michelle Duggar, and Cathy Dillard Byrum

Jill and Derick Dillard

Home from the hospital, April 2015...

Jill and Derick Dillard

Summer 2015...
Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard
Fall 2015...

Derick Dillard and James Duggar

Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard

December 2015...

Jill and Derick Dillard

February 2016...

Jill and Derick Dillard
Easter 2016...

Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard
4th of July 2016...

 Jill, Derick and Israel Dillard

August 2016...

 Derick and Israel Dillard

Christmas 2016...

Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard with Dan and Deena Dillard

January 2017...

 Derick and Israel Dillard

February 2017 haircut...

 Derick Dillard

 Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard

March 2017...

Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard

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Photos courtesy TLC, DCL, dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com, Jinger Duggar Vuolo