Monday, March 27, 2017

Mackynzie, Michael, and Cousin Paul

Josh and Anna Duggar are living a quiet life, so pictures of their family are few and far between. They recently spent time with Anna's sister and brother-in-law, David and Priscilla Waller, and their three children (Paul, Davia, and Phillip).

Mackynzie Duggar (7), Michael Duggar (almost 6), and cousin Paul Waller (just turned 4)
Canoeing with Priscilla

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    1. IKR!? I mean, I can't believe the 3 are going to turn 8 years old this year. (Jordyn, Mackynzie, and Josie)

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    2. Oh I can't believe how quickly the years have gone by. Almost makes me feel old!

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  2. When will heading change to make spot for their baby boy after all Jill baby boy has a spot already

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    1. They might not be able to do that until after the baby is born. They just updated the header, and it's not as easy to do as you might think.

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    2. I was wondering the same thing. Seems by saying very little about JOsh's baby the family is saying alot

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    3. Don't think it's saying anything out of turn.
      Family has to provide and communicate to blog and the family is focused on themselves right now with another child on the way and some serious issues.
      Updating space for another photo isn't a simple task and there is time. The announcement wasn't provided until after the last update. Find some patience please and thank you.

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  3. Josh and Anna are definately trying get back on the show--weighing public opinion. Announcement of a new baby---pictures of their growing children. I wish them the best. I do think best is out of ANY public venue. Why open the door to critizing. That's not Christian persecution..it's just not being smart.

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    1. I don't see that at all. Especially since Josh's siblings didn't make videos to congratulate them on their 5th child. I think Josh wants to stay out of the public-eye for now.

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    2. No they aren't

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    3. opening themselves up to the public again could be very damaging to the children, especially when they get older and read about what happened and how public it was.

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    4. They are going through a lot right now and we need to respect their privacy and wishes.
      So glad the children had such a wonderful time.

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    5. 5:43 - You don't know if it could be damaging to them.

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  4. Awww! So glad they are all having a great time!

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  5. So glad that they Josh & Anna have their families there to give the support and love. And I'm glad the kids are getting to enjoying things with other family members. Yes they are sure growing up, hope to see Anna and the kids on Counting On and then we can really see how they are growing up. Thank you for sharing these pictures with us.

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  6. Nice to hear about Josh and Anna, thanks for sharing.

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  7. They are growing fast and just as cute as ever

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  8. Priscilla is a pretty athletic woman. She's always doing something, either cycling, or hiking up mountains with a baby on her back, and now canoeing. She always looks great

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  9. So good they are trying to live a life away from the spotlight. Best thing for them.

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    1. Nobody knows what's best for them, if they want to come back thats up too them. Get over it.

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    2. That response was not kind and the original comment wasn't attempting to disrespectful and was full of sincerity.
      With the current issues they are smarter to not be public.

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    3. Who keeps telling people to "get over it" here? Ellie, that's another phrase you need to ban from the comments section. That and "troll."

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  10. Anna how do you mentally deal with the drama that comes with Josh and the family

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  11. We don't want to see the Josh Duggar family

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    1. So.....don't look!

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    2. YOU don't have to read any post dealing with Josh and his family. There are those of us who do want to know how they are doing. Just find a post on this site that you enjoy and post there. It's really very simple.

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    3. Than don't look

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    4. Than why bother even checking this out. Read about another person in the family. You knew it was about josh and anna because it had there kids in the title but you went to it anyway and than decided to complain. Time to forgive.

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    5. They have a right to complain. Josh news makes a lot of us uncomfortable.

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    6. You mean YOU don't want to see Josh Duggar's family.

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    7. If it becomes a thing to ignore things you don't like seeing the world will not become a very great place.

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    8. "We"?? You don't speak for us. Not everyone thinks like you. If you don't want to see Josh, than turn away.

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    9. Speak for yourself, 10:02.

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    10. I want to see his family!

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    11. There seems to be a problem with personal pronouns here. So instead of saying "We don't want to see Josh" The correct sentence is "I don't want to see Josh". When you say "We" that means everyone here which makes your comment incorrect. Now if you don't want to see any of Josh or his family then the smart thing is to not read it. Sort of like not reading the sports section of the paper if you don't want to see sports or deleting spam emails if not interested. Easy as pie!

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    12. Then why do you click on the story? I have zero interest in the British royal family, so I never click on a stories about them. See how that works?

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    13. Actually, I love to see pictures of their precious children. Why persist in allowing a shadow to fall over them because of what their dad did?

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    14. 6:45 Perhaps those who use the pronoun 'we' are referring to themselves and their own friends or family members. Hence, 'we' is entirely appropriate.

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    15. I feel the same way about the Clintons.

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  12. So good to see some of Josh and Anna's family. They are much loved and missed. Hope to see more of them all here and on the show. God Bless this sweet family!

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  13. They are growing like weeds! Before you know it they will be teens! Nice to see pictures of the children. It's good they are living a private life. I do appreciate updates as they occur.

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    1. Then we will see their courtships and weddings :)

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  14. Does Josh have a job or is he focusing on his family?

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    1. Isn't it possible to do both? Men need to work and provide for their families. Sitting around the house only thinking pure thoughts is not how God designed life to be; it is a battle. We all face temptation. Being sequestered at home only adds to the problem.

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    2. 9:41 AM -- I agree with you. The sanctimonious comments here are getting absurd.

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    3. Well I would imagine that getting a job would be better for his self-esteem and healing but people probably don't want to hire him

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    4. 12:53 He is not the first person that has sinned. I know true Christians would give him a second chance. After all didn't Jesus say he can take away our sin and he also said it is not up to us to judge that is His job.

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  15. We donto think it's appropriate for a Josh family to be on tv

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    1. I'm sure he repented for what he's done. I think it would be a good thing to bring Josh back and hear his story. His story can help other unfaithful men or who maybe thinking about cheating. There is always a lesson somewhere. What he did and what he did a long time ago, was the past. It's time to move on. Not everyone thinks like you.

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    2. Please dont say "we" as though you speak for everyone!

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    3. Heavens, no! Don't bring him back! He needs to be reminded of what he did and how it affected tons of people around him. He says he repented, but none of us know this for sure. I think Josh needs to be away from this show for awhile - of only to give his already suffering family the privacy and space they need. He certainly doesn't need more publicity - his wife and children will already grow up with enough. Don't parade them around again for the sake of "repentance" and "holiness". It's best he concentrate on his life and family right now. Not what he should say for TLC.

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    4. 11:47 I agree 200%. Maybe we need to take a good look at the men Jesus chose to do His teaching. They were the broken outcasts of society,certainly not righteous, sinless men. I think Josh and Anna's story could help a lot of marriages.

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    5. Irina -- Do you say the same thing about mainstream celebrities who stumble and fall in hypocritical ways?

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  16. I dug deep and very hard for forgiving Josh, I was very selfish and mad that his actions changed things and we have missed so much...but he didnt do anything directly to me and he certainly does not need my forgiveness, but i feel like a better Christian doing so, may their family be blessed and continue to heal...i sincerely mean it, Godbless 🕇

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    1. Anonymous @5:55
      Josh does need your forgiveness nor is it up to you to forgive him. He did nothing to you.
      He spoiled nothing of consequence for you.

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    2. Sadly too many people think like 5:55, time to get over ourselves and realize we are not that important. Where did this idea come from that someone who has never wronged us needs our forgiveness. THINK ABOUT IT!!!!

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    3. Anonymous March 28, 2017 at 12:32 PM- You are wrong. What Josh did, abusing a public leadership position in a Christian organization and starring on a Christian-based reality TV show promoting "Family Values", all the while claiming to be a follower of Christ in very damaging to Jesus' reputation. It is damaging to me personally when I witness to someone and the image they have of Christianity is that we're a bunch of hypocrites because of Josh Duggar's behavior and others like him. When you're a Christian, you're representing God and Jesus to the people you meet. You can't afford to go rogue. Yes, the world loves a good scandal. But you know what? There wouldn't be a scandal if Christians would walk the talk, do the do's, and don't do the don'ts. When we learn to actually love God more than ourselves and do things His way whether we "feel" like it or not, it'll be a great day. Last year in my small town, I had a lady rip into me in a public bathroom. I was being nice and offered her the last available clean stall even though I was there first. She angrily declined, so I went in the stall and angrily had a talk with God. I told him point blank that as soon as I was done, I was going to walk out of that stall and tell that lady off. Then the thought occurred to me, "What would Jesus do? How would Jesus handle this lady?". I thought about that for a few seconds and knew what He'd do. I went out and apologized to the lady for offending her and explained why I wanted to "give" her the stall first. She was stunned and fell all over herself apologizing, nearly in tears. My turn to be stunned. Apparently, whatever her backstory was/wherever she was from, people were horrible, deliberately setting people up. I was SO very grateful to God that I had not walked out and blasted her as I had intended. We both left the restaurant a little different that day.

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    4. 12:32 - that's exactly what 5:55 said

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    5. Why dont you re-read my comment, I dont think you get what i meant.Peace✌be with you😇

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  17. I think it would be using good judgment if Josh and Anna stay off TV and out of the spotlight, for the sake of their children. A tenuous relationship such as theirs should not be exploited for public consumption.

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    1. 100% agree. The children need privacy. If Josh and Anna don't understand that, Michelle and Jim Bob should.

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    2. I think you are wrong. What he did was two years ago, I'm sure it they moved on since than. He repented for what he's done and they seem happy again. We can't say what's best for them and their children because we don't know what's going on in their daily lives right now besides what is updated on this blog.

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    3. They may be healing and it maybe two years ago but they are still living it legally.
      They don't need public exposure until the past is actually resolved. Anna has certainly been strong and a real blessing.

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    4. Josh has only been out of rehab just under 1yr so early days and their marriage still as fresh young shoots. It means by little over 6 months back together Anna has become pregnant again - too me that doesn't seem wise. Having gone through marriage difficulties with my wonderful husband it took longer than 6 months for new habits, communication & healing to grow deep between us. And it took lots of energy & focus when unexpected storms in life hit us to react in unity as a newly restored couple. I'm glad I didn't have pregnancy hormones & morning sickness or a new baby to pull my energies in another direction. Don't get me wrong I'm delighted with the joy of a new life created & growing in Anna. I just question the wisdom of it happening so early - it was only 19 months ago Josh was found out - less than the age gap between my children!

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  18. Is Josh back in the car business now? Just curious what he does for a living now that they are back in Arkansas.

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    1. Yes, car business. He's come full circle...

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  19. Since this family stands for their values and beliefs, I think it wise not to include a family member who does not fancy those things. It's unfortunate for the rest of Josh's household, but those are the results of his actions. Be a grown up and take the consequences for those actions. It's best that they live their lives privately....Anna included. She doesn't have the marriage she had hoped for and that's a private matter.

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    1. Give them a break. We all stumble and fall along the way.

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    2. Do you know them personally? We don't know what happens in their lives and what he did was 2 years ago. They seem happy again, especially Anna.

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    3. Skeletons in the closet 8;02? With all your knowledge of what's best must have had some kind of experience to base you advice on.

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    4. I agree with the original comment and it was respectfully posted.

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    5. That was good advice, and I don't care if there are "skeletons" in that person's closet. That person did not take a job in a position in Washington and proceed to do in private exactly what they professed against in public. That is reprehensible behavior, and should have profound and lasting consequences. I don't see a very contrite Josh, ever, do you?

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    6. Doesn't sound like his own family has "gotten over it." None of them posted the typical congratulations video.

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  20. You need to post the recent Duggar Family announcement from Josh and Anna!!! So excited for them and the upcoming arrival of their fifth child, third son!

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    1. They posted it about a week ago. :)

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    2. I feel very sad for Anna.

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  21. I love the whole Dugger family! They are all human just like those of us who love them! Congrats to the new parents and or parents to be! Hope to see them all on TV in the near future!

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    1. Not really. They're different from the majority of Americans. None of us have the money they do to take trips or make life that easy. We are struggling from paycheck to paycheck with our families. Their religion is different and their belief system. All the Christian's I've known don't have some of their ideas. There are only a few now who have more than a couple of kids. The girls don't have thorough educations...sorry, hun. There's a lot different. And before everyone attacks me and says I'm jealous, I'm not. And don't tell me I can't be here or watch them because I am totally allowed to comment! I have watched the show since the beginning. It's just my opinion - and everyone has a right to one. So this is mine. You don't have to agree or disagree. I hate how people on here can't tolerate a word against the Duggars without attacking the commenter. It's a two way street guys...

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    2. Unknown said, "they are all human just like those of us who love them." Unless you and the majority of Americans are not human, then you had no reason to argue, did you?

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    3. Agreed, Anonymous! I've never touched my sibling inappropriately nor cheated on my spouse. I don't star on my own show, make multiple thousands per episode/magazine article/receive royalties from a book/paid appearances, and ask strangers to fund my mission trip. As a matter of fact, when my brother was drunk driving and took out someone's fence in high school (a year older than Josh), it was my parents who accompanied him to the police station and to court. He spent his week in jail and his free time and his savings rebuilding the man's fence. I raised my own money for my mission trip, as have some missionary friends of mine with AIM in Kenya as well as some friends from Church- none of whom star in a reality TV show, sell their pictures/stories/interviews to a magazine,get residual income from a book, or from paid appearances. Like Anonymous above, I'm not jealous. I wouldn't want all that comes with their lifestyle. I would hate to always be expected to be "on" each time I left my house and I'm a people person by nature. We're good friends with a family of ten. Each of the children has a different personality. It's very difficult for the ones who are naturally quieter and more introverted to find personal space and quiet, in all the noise and activity of a house with that many children. It can be really stressful for the introverted. I don't think it's fair to "train" your children to your particular bent and expect them to be something they're not by nature. So no, I'm not jealous.

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    4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I'm glad they were posted.

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    5. Yes, we all are human beings, but the Duggar lives have little resemblance to mine, that's for sure. For starters, I don't think it's my job to lecture others about my take on sin and salvation.
      I grew up in a fundamentalist organization, similar to the Duggars. Fortunately, my family saw the hypocrisy and arrogance of it for what it was and left. My own children were brought up without the intimidation of faulty reasoning behind organized religion. If Anna had been my daughter, I'd have been heartbroken that she stayed with a man like Josh. His problems run too deep. A few months at a prayer camp aren't going to fix that. And yes, I am entitled to an opinion. 1:47 is spot on!

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    6. 7:15 AM -- You're a sinner. We all are. Different sins, maybe, but we're all sinners. Whether or not you're a member of an organized religion or you've committed the same sins as Josh does not change that.

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  22. Can you make a spot on the header for Josh and Anna's upcoming baby son? Like the empty spot Jill already has, please?! It is only fair!

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    1. I think everyone needs to chill on the header. It's nothing to worry about. As fast as the Duggars multiply, Ellie and Lily would be changing it every other week. Just let everything catch up and they can change it one time. It's not like the world will fall is a blank baby spot is missing. Let the two boys be born so they don't have to do the work twice.

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    2. I'm certain they will by or before delivery.
      She was so kind to work on the banner recently. I'd be surprised if she didn't need two new spot's to include Jinger.😀

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  23. Adorable little sailors.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  24. Anon 3/28 @ 1:47 pm....I agree with you completely. Well written. I stand by your right to have an opinion too and post it here. I like reading all of them.

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  25. Josh and Anna's recent baby announcement post said that their marriage has been and still is a struggle every day to make things better. It's far from over yet for them, really. They are still in a repair status and should lay low. The Duggar parents just don't get it that their oldest son doesn't want to live their lifestyle. It seems to me that they're forcing him to conform....Anna too, otherwise, she would be making some concessions too, to perhaps live a more mainstream Christian life. This doesn't seem to be happening.

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  26. Josh and Anna's children are adorable! They're growing fast indeed. I'm glad their mom can be home with them as the time goes so very fast.

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  27. I agree wholeheartedly that all should be able to post their points of view without being attacked as a hater. I hate no one, but see many negative and just plain wrong things to do to your children in this family. I post my opinion regarding those things when appropriate, am happy to read others' thoughts and opinions too.
    Right behind you, 1:47 & 8:28. Please ladies post all views. I agree, no foul language or direct insulting name calling.

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  28. Can't wait for all of you to return to the show. I am excited about Anna and the new baby. You need a question mark on the picture pending its arrival! When is the new season date? I am inputting a name for Josh and Anna's baby could be for a girl Michelle Danielle and a boy Mathew Robert. Hopefully Josh and Anna like the names for your next baby. Thank you, Love all of you, Natasha B.

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