Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Joy and Austin on Babies


After their wedding at a Rogers, Arkansas, church, which was attended by 1,002 guests, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth embarked on a honeymoon. Like sisters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, Joy is keeping her location a secret for the time being.

When the couple returns home, they will build a house near both families, and it might not be too long before they enter parenthood.

"We love kids, and we’re excited to have a family," Joy and Austin told People Magazine. "We’re just going to see what the Lord does."

Joy-Anna also shared with People that she and Austin "want as many [kids]as the Lord thinks we can handle."

More wedding details and photos will be revealed in this week's issue of People, on newsstands Friday. Check out the video below for a preview.

We have some exclusive wedding info/news to share soon!


Photo courtesy TLC; video courtesy People.com

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Marriage Advice from the 4 Oldest Duggar Sisters


It's hard to believe that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's ninth oldest child is now a wife. Joy-Anna Duggar was just six years old when the Duggars' first reality TV special aired in 2004, and now she's married to Austin Forsyth, her childhood friend of 15 years.

The four oldest Duggar sisters--Jana Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and Jinger Duggar Vuolo--share memories and words of encouragement with their little sister in the video below. What do you think of their bridesmaid dresses? Jill was the matron of honor, so her dress has extra embellishments.



Photo/video courtesy TLC

Duggar Weekend Snapshots

Now that Joy-Anna Duggar's wedding is all said and done, it's time for the Duggars to relax. They certainly had a busy weekend! We know you are all eager to see photos from the big event, so we have posted some below, as well as other snapshots from the weekend. Stay tuned; we will share more wedding pictures as soon as we are able.

 Michelle Duggar with daughters Johannah Duggar, Jennifer Duggar, Jordyn Duggar,
and Josie Duggar and granddaughter Mackynzie Duggar
Israel Dillard and cousin Henry Seewald

 Jinger Duggar Vuolo at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

 Jill Duggar Dillard walks down the aisle as Joy's matron of honor
(Joy had sisters and friends as her bridesmaids) 

Jeremy Vuolo and Austin Forsyth

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, dillardfamily.com, jingerandjeremy.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Messages from the Duggar Brothers

We heard from Joy and Austin Forsyth's parents and Grandma Duggar, but there are still more video messages from other family members. Let's see what some of the Duggar brothers have to say to their sister and new brother-in-law.

Joseph Duggar


Justin Duggar and John-David Duggar


James Duggar and Jedidiah Duggar


Jeremiah Duggar and Jackson Duggar


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Messages from the Parents and Grandparent


What a memorable birthday Grandma Duggar had on Friday, watching and rejoicing at the wedding of Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth and celebrating Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell's engagement. The members of the Duggar family, as well as Austin's parents, Terry and Roxanne Forsyth, took to YouTube to share their excitement and well wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs. Forsyth.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar


Terry and Roxanne Forsyth


Grandma Duggar


Photo/videos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Engagement Message from Joseph and Kendra


Yesterday was a big day for the Duggar family. Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth, and Joseph Duggar proposed to girlfriend Kendra Caldwell at the reception...and she said yes! The future Mr. and Mrs. Duggar share a message with fans in the video below.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Duggar Son is Engaged!


The exciting news just keeps coming. Joseph Duggar is engaged to Kendra Caldwell! He proposed at Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth's wedding reception today, after asking permission from the bride and groom. Joseph and Kendra announced their courtship in March, just a few days after Joy and Austin revealed their engagement.

Photo courtesy TLC

Message from the Forsyth Newlyweds


As we shared earlier this evening, Joy-Anna Duggar is now married to Austin Forsyth! Hear from the happy couple in the video below, and be sure to tune in to TLC on June 12th for the wedding episode.

The wedding colors were orange and blue, and the decorations were rustic-chic and outdoorsy.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Exclusive Duggar Wedding Photo


Joy-Anna Duggar is married! She and Austin Forsyth tied the knot today. People Magazine has the exclusive, so we are unable to post photos yet, but you can click here to view the first wedding photo on the People website. More details coming soon!

Photo courtesy TLC

Happy Birthday, Grandma Mary!

Wishing Grandma Mary Duggar a blessed 76th birthday! Don't you think she looks much younger than her age? I (Ellie) have spoken with her on multiple occasions (most recently, several weeks ago) and she truly is a wonderful lady who loves the Lord and her family. She is so devoted to her role as grandmother that she often introduces herself to non-family-members as Grandma Duggar.

Grandma Duggar

Mary Duggar and daughter-in-law Michelle Duggar, 2011

Grandma Mary Duggar and Grandpa J.L. Duggar 
Celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary with some of their grandchildren, 2008
(Grandpa Duggar passed away just a few months later)

Celebrating Grandpa Duggar's birthday, February 1996

Photos courtesy TLC, duggarfamily.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New Dillard Photos

The Dillards have been back in Arkansas since last week and are enjoying time with both sides of their family. Jill is due with Baby Dilly #2 in early July. Here are a few new snapshots:

 Israel Dillard, 2 years old

 Jill Dillard and Michelle Duggar

Jill and Derick Dillard

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

Mother-Daughter Time


In this scene, filmed shortly before Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger goes through old photos with mom Michelle Duggar. At 8 lbs, 7 oz and 20 inches long, Jinger was one of Michelle's smallest babies. According to her parents, Jinger was a very obedient child, perhaps because she watched Jessa frequently get into trouble.

On another note, what do you think of Jim Bob and Michelle's newly decorated master bedroom?


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Duggar No. 15 Enters Teenage Years

As the parents of 19 children, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are well-versed in the various stages of childhood and adolescence. Today, Jackson Duggar, No. 15 in the Duggar lineup, is officially a teenager! If you go back and watch the Duggars introduce themselves in their first reality TV special, 14 Children and Pregnant Again, you'll notice that Jackson wasn't even born yet.




































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Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, TLC, dillardfamily.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Jana the Baby Whisperer

The oldest daughter in a family with 19 kids, Jana has spent more time around babies than most moms. Although Jim Bob and Michelle's children are growing up quickly, the cries and laughs of small children can still be heard regularly in the Duggar home, as their grandchildren visit frequently. Like her sisters, Jana loves to dote on her nieces and nephews. And as you can imagine, with all the experience she has had, she is quite the pro at caring for little ones.

Jana Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Four Duggar Women File Lawsuit

 Jessa Duggar Seewald, Joy-Anna Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard,
Jana Duggar, Jinger Duggar Vuolo

Plaintiffs Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Joy Duggar filed a lawsuit this week, naming the following parties as defendants:

"CITY OF SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS; WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS; KATHY O'KELLEY, in her individual and official capacities; ERNEST CATE, in his individual and official capacities; RICK HOYT, in his individual and official capacities; STEVE ZEGA, in his official capacity; BAUER PUBLISHING COMPANY, L.P.; BAUER MAGAZINE, L.P.; BAUER MEDIA GROUP, INC.; BAUER, INC.; HEINRICH BAUER NORTH AMERICA, INC.; BAUER MEDIA GROUP USA, LLC; and DOES 1-10, inclusive."

The lawsuit claims that the defendants contributed to the allegedly unlawful release of information that led to the identification and exploitation of the plaintiffs as victims of child abuse. The four Duggar women state that the sole purpose of the lawsuit is to fight for the protection of juvenile victims of child abuse.

"We hope our lawsuit will send a clear message that releasing the names of juveniles is never okay."
-Jill Dillard

"This case is solely about protecting children who are victims of abuse. Revealing juvenile identities under these circumstances is unacceptable, and it’s against the law. The media and custodians of public records who let these children down must be held accountable. This case has vast implications for all our children. We hope that by bringing this case to the public’s attention, all children will be protected from reckless reporting."
-Jill Dillard, Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, and Joy Duggar

We know that the Duggars would appreciate prayers, especially that the goal of the lawsuit would be accomplished. Following the Biblical command to pray for those who mistreat you, we also encourage you to pray for the defendants.

To watch a news report and to read the statement released by the City of Springdale, visit NWA Homepage.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dillard Party of 4 is Home

This just in: Jill, Derick, Israel, and Baby Boy Dillard #2 (due in early July) are home from Central America.

Israel Dillard, Jill Dillard, Derick Dillard

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Duggar Son-In-Law Turns 22

Wishing Ben Seewald a very happy 22nd birthday!


Photos courtesy TLC, DCL, theseewaldfamily.com, duggarfamily.com, Jinger Duggar

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Duggar-Forsyth Wedding


Quite a few rumors about the timing of Joy-Anna Duggar's upcoming wedding to Austin Forsyth have been circulating the internet, but we want to remind you all that no official word has been given. When the couple chooses to make their special date public, we will share it with you. And rest assured, there will be plenty of exciting wedding footage coming your way from TLC and the Duggars.

In the meantime, why doesn't everyone post their wedding guesses? When do you think Joy and Austin will tie the knot? Do you have any predictions about the style of the wedding?

Photo courtesy TLC/DCL

Brunch with Jinger and Jeremy


"I am a happy man!"
-Jeremy Vuolo

Jinger and Jeremy have a house guest! In this clip, they entertain Jedidiah in their Laredo apartment, and all three of them pitch in to make brunch. As someone who is used to random concoctions of whatever he can find in the kitchen, Jeremy is thrilled to have a woman who can show him the ropes of proper cooking.



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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Duggar #4 Turns 26

Wishing Jill Dillard (formerly Jill Duggar) a blessed 26th birthday! What were your first impressions of Jill when you saw her on TV (or met her) for the first time?


Photos courtesy TLC, TLC/David Welker, duggarfamily.com, dillardfamily.com

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dillards Mourn Murders of Friends, Will Return Home Soon

 Jill Dillard, Derick, Dillard, and Israel Dillard

The Dillards have been in Central America since mid-February, and they have plans to return to Arkansas soon for the birth of their second son, due in early July. They have been working hard to share the Gospel, encouragement, and aid with those they meet on the mission field.

In addition to going about their regular missionary duties, Jill and Derick have also lost two friends over the past few weeks. The first was a 20-year-old who was brutally murdered while selling coconuts at a roadside stand. A short while later, a Christian friend who was also a member of the same family was murdered and his body found by a river.

The Dillards have asked friends and fans to pray for the family, who also lost a grandmother around the same time, as they grieve for their loved ones.

Jill Dillard, Israel Dillard, and friends

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Jinger the Coffee Lover


It's no secret that Jinger Duggar Vuolo loves coffee. Those who have been faithfully watching the Duggars' reality show from the beginning have known that about her since she was a teenager. We have a wedding prep clip to show you, and while it is an "old" video, it was just uploaded by TLC. We know some of you are tired of Jinger's wedding, but we really think you will enjoy this scene. It should be in a format that everyone is able to watch.


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Monday, May 15, 2017

Duggar Courtship Rumor

 Jonathan Hartono, Jedidiah Duggar, and Jeremiah Duggar
2014

A rumor that Jana Duggar is in a courtship with Jonathan Hartono, a foreign exchange student from Indonesia who has been close friends with the Duggars since he and his sister Jennifer met Jana and John-David on a mission trip seven years ago, has been circulating the tabloids.

Many of our readers have been asking if the rumor is true, so we wanted to inform you that it is not. Jonathan has confirmed that he is still single and not in a relationship.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!


Wishing Michelle Duggar, Anna Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and all the mamas out there a very happy Mother's Day! How is your family celebrating?

In this 19 Kids and Counting webisode from 2014, Michelle Duggar shares her favorite Mother's Day memories.


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Duggar Road Trips


Last month, several Duggars went on a road trip to Waco, Texas, to visit Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market. (Fixer Upper, anyone?)

Paying for airline tickets for 19 kids can be quite expensive, so the Duggars have grown accustomed to road trips. If you could take a road trip anywhere in the world (within driving distance of your home, of course) where would you go?

Photo courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Friday, May 12, 2017

New Photos of Henry

Last week, Henry Seewald hit his three-month milestone. I (Ellie) recently had the pleasure of meeting him and found him to be a well-tempered, expressive little guy. He sat contentedly in my arms for about 20 minutes while eight-year-old Jordyn Duggar entertained him. Watching both Henry and Spurgeon interact with devoted and attentive parents Jessa and Ben Seewald was also very sweet!

Henry Seewald, 3 months old

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Photo courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Thursday, May 11, 2017

New Photos of the New Couples

Won't be long before Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are empty-nesters! Okay, maybe it will be a little while still. Four of their 19 children are married, one is engaged and soon to be married, and another is in a courtship. You all are always eager to see pictures of the couples, so here's a new one of Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth with Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell.


Joseph Duggar, Kendra Caldwell, Joy-Anna Duggar, Austin Forsyth


Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Jeremy's Soccer Skills

Did you know that Jeremy Vuolo is a former professional soccer player? He ended his athletic career in November 2014 and was ordained into ministry on March 5th, 2016. A few years ago, while he was still playing soccer and long before he had met Jinger Duggar, Jeremy went on a disaster relief mission trip to the Philippines with Thirsty Ground International. Watch him demonstrate ball handling skills to a group of children in the video below.


Video property of Thirsty Ground International

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

'Counting On' Promo Photos

As we announced earlier, new episodes of Counting On return Monday, June 12th. Are you excited? Take a look at these promo photos...

 Jessa Seewald, Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Guinn Seewald
Celebrating Spurgeon's 1st birthday

Spurgeon Seewald and Israel Dillard
 Enjoying cousin time before the Dillards return to Central America

 Johannah Duggar and Joy-Anna Duggar
Decorating for Spurgeon's 1st birthday party

Austin Forsyth and Joy Duggar
Austin's proposal

 Joseph Duggar and Pastor Caldwell
Asking permission to court Kendra Caldwell

Pastor Caldwell

Jana Duggar, Joy Duggar, Jessa Seewald, Jill Dillard, Jinger Vuolo
Duggar sisters ask Jinger if she is pregnant

Photos courtesy TLC

Duggars Return in 5 Weeks


This just in...The new season of Counting On premieres Monday, June 12th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT! Scroll down to read the summary and watch a promo video.

A new baby for Jessa and Ben, an unexpected surprise from Jill and Derick, and Joy-Anna and Austin’s engagement are just some of the major milestones that will be highlighted in the new season. The seven-part run promises love, laughter, and tears.

Jessa and Ben Seewald expand their young family with an adorable newborn and experience all the joys and challenges that come with raising two small children. Viewers will see Jill and Derick Dillard say goodbye to family and return to Central America, but not before they share some exciting news with baby Israel and the rest of the clan.

Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo adjust to life as newlyweds in a new city far away from Northwest Arkansas. And the excitement doesn’t end with the older sisters…it’s Joy’s turn now! Viewers will see Joy interact with boyfriend/soon-to-be-fiancĂ© Austin Forsyth. But Joy is not the only sibling to find new love, as yet another Duggar starts a new courtship. There are always new milestones and big announcements in this ever-growing family!


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Monday, May 8, 2017

Duggar Campout


Family and close friends of the Duggars say that Joy-Anna lights up whenever she is with fiancé Austin Forsyth or someone mentions his name. You'll find that to be true in the video below, as the soon-to-be-newlyweds talk about the joint bachelor/bachelorette party they hosted this weekend. They have had a hard time finding a date with all the rain Arkansas has been having, but they finally got a sunny weekend and were able to go through with the much-anticipated event.

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Photo/video courtesy TLC

New Giveaways













Happy Monday! We have two great giveaways for our loyal readers.

On this blog, we are giving away three copies of the Bontrager Family Singers' new CD, Time For Truth. Hurry...that giveaway ends today. (Click here for details on how to enter.)

On Ellie's blog, NashvilleWife.com, she is giving away four audiobooks from world renowned storyteller Jim Weiss. (Click here to visit her blog to enter that raffle.)

Photos courtesy Greathall/Jim Weiss; Bontrager Family Singers

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Joy the Tour Guide


Those who watched last season of Counting On met three of Jeremy Vuolo's friends, James (photographer who took Jinger and Jeremy's engagement photos in New York City), Luis (Jeremy's teammate from his days as a professional soccer player), and Seung (James' wife, who is a jewelry designer). In this TLC webisode, Joy-Anna Duggar gives the three a tour of the Duggar house.

A new season of Counting On premieres this summer. TLC has not yet announced the date, but as soon as they do, we will share it with you all. 


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Friday, May 5, 2017

Six Months of Marriage (Photos)

In honor of Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo's six-month wedding anniversary, we have a few new photos of the newlyweds to share.

For nostalgia, click here to watch the Vuolos' first video message as a married couple. 

 Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo enjoy an ice cream date

 Jinger Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo pose for a selfie 

Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo soak up the Texas sun

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Photos courtesy jingerandjeremy.com