Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Coming Up on 'Counting On'...


A new season of Counting On premieres this summer, and the Duggars have a lot of exciting footage in store for viewers. Check out the promo video below.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth (Pictures)

Yesterday on the Counting On season finale (click here to read our recap), viewers watched Joy-Anna Duggar enter an official courtship with long-time friend Austin Forsyth. The Duggars and Forsyths have known each other for 15 years, but it wasn't until about five years ago that Joy and Austin developed a true friendship.

 Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth

Austin popped the question while the two were sitting together at a scenic overlook called The Rock. Four of Joy's brothers were nearby, but they hung back to give the couple privacy.


“You know, Miss Joy-Anna, I don’t think it’s any coincidence or accident the way the Lord has brought our friendship together,” Austin told Joy. “I would be honored if you would be more than just friends, if you would go to the next step and enter a courtship with me.”


Joy was beaming as she responded that she would "love to" begin a courtship.


The two shared a side hug and sat next to each other during the car ride back to Fort Rock Family Camp.


Will Jim Bob Duggar be walking his fifth-oldest (and fifth-youngest) daughter down the aisle in the near future? Immediately following last night's season finale episode, the network shared a promo video featuring a conversation that showed Austin asking for Jim Bob's blessing to propose to Joy.


Older sister Jessa Seewald shared her predictions, saying that because Joy and Austin have been friends for years and the Duggars know that Austin is a great guy, she expects the courtship to be short.


Do you think Joy and Austin are headed to the altar soon?


Photos courtesy DCL/TLC

Monday, February 27, 2017

Duggar Wedding #5 Coming Soon


A new season of Counting On starts this summer! And better yet, the network just revealed that it will feature the conversation that Austin Forsyth recently had with Jim Bob Duggar to ask for his blessing to propose to Joy-Anna Duggar. Stay tuned for more details!

Photo courtesy TLC

'A Honeymoon and a Courtship' Recap

Counting On "A Honeymoon and a Courtship" (Season Finale)
  • Jinger and Jeremy just tied the knot, and they are on their way to the airport to catch a plane to Australia. “It’s been really exciting…to be able to let our guard down around one another,” says Jeremy. “I think we’ve laughed together more this week than we have in our whole relationship so far.”
  • When the Vuolos arrive in Sydney for a six-day stay, they are eager to learn how to speak with an Australian accent, so they ask their cab driver for help. He willingly gives them a few pointers.
  • Jinger and Jeremy’s hotel room has a stunning view of the harbor and the Sydney Opera House.
  • The first order of business is to learn how to throw a boomerang. The locals who teach the Vuolos offer to paint their faces. Jeremy happily agrees, but Jinger isn’t too thrilled about it. “I just decided to do it on my hand,” says Jinger. “It’s easier to wipe off.”
  • While walking around the harbor, they stumble upon a man playing the didgeridoo, and he teaches Jeremy. Jinger and Jeremy are told that if women play the didgeridoo, they will become pregnant, so Jinger doesn’t try. “Does your family have a lot of didgeridoos?” Jeremy asks his new wife. They both start laughing hysterically.
  • On another day, the newlyweds take a water taxi through the harbor. Jinger starts feeling seasick, so they have to cut the trip short.
  • Jinger and Jeremy are able to pet koalas and feed kangaroos at a local zoo. They also visit a fish market, where they learn how to clean a kingfish. Jeremy tries a piece raw and convinces Jinger to do the same. “Jeremy has helped me to expand my palate and try new things,” says Jinger.
  • Jeremy jumps behind the wheel of a car and tries his hand at driving on the left side of the road. Jinger freaks out a bit.
  • The Vuolos meet up with an Australian chef for a lesson in grilling seafood. The chef is a very outgoing woman who jokes with Jinger and Jeremy when she catches them being “lovey dovey.”
  • Back in Arkansas, Austin Forsyth stops by the Duggar house to talk to Jim Bob. He has his pilot’s license, knows how to use heavy equipment, and just purchased a house that he plans to flip.
  • Austin Forsyth asks Jim Bob for permission to ask Joy to start an official courtship. 
  • Jim Bob gives Austin the green light and offers to help him implement his plan to pop the question. “I really believe that you are a great guy,” the dad of 19 tells Austin. “I think we would all be honored for y’all to start an official courtship.” He gives Austin a side hug.
  • A little while later, Austin invites Joy and four of her brothers to do outdoor work at his family’s camp (Fort Rock). The boys are all good friends with Austin.
  • After finishing with their work, they all head to a lookout point called The Rock. Austin has been saving the location for a special moment with Joy. The boys hang back and let the couple climb up to the lookout.
  • “You know, Miss Joy-Anna, I don’t think it’s any coincidence or accident the way the Lord has brought our friendship together,” says Austin. “I would be honored if you would be more than just friends, if you would go to the next step and enter a courtship with me.”
  • “I would love to,” responds Joy, beaming. The two give each other a side hug. On the way back to the camp, Joy insists on sitting in the middle of the front seat of the truck, between Austin and Jeremiah.

'Counting On' Season Finale

 Joy-Anna Duggar and boyfriend Austin Forsyth

We have some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is that it's Monday, which means a new episode of Counting On is coming your way. The not-so-good news is that it's the season finale.

Tonight is the seventh and final episode of the season. It's also the 31st episode of Counting On that has aired on TLC since the December 2015 premiere. To look back at all our episode recaps of both 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On, visit our Watch Full Episodes page.

Scroll down to read the summary of tonight's season finale episode, and click here to watch a promo video featuring Jim Bob Duggar's courtship conversation with Austin Forsyth.

Monday, February 27
9pm ET/8pm CT: A Honeymoon A Courtship (NEW)
Jinger and Jeremy have said "I do," and now the newlyweds finally get to enjoy some alone time. Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo head Down Under for their honeymoon in Australia. Meanwhile, back in Arkansas, another Duggar enters a courtship. 

11pm ET/10pm CT: A Honeymoon A Courtship

Photo courtesy TLC

Austin's Chat with Jim Bob


"I think Joy is going to be very surprised because she is not expecting a courtship to take place at this point, but Austin I think is ready, and I think Joy is really ready. They are both very mature, and I think they make a good match."

-Jim Bob Duggar

The moment you have all been waiting for...Watch Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth enter an official courtship tonight on Counting On! In this sneak peek video, Austin approaches Jim Bob to request permission to ask Joy to start courting.


Photo/video courtesy TLC/PEOPLE Magazine

Friday, February 24, 2017

No More Hippie Hair

Jill and Derick Dillard returned to Central America last week after a six-month stay in Arkansas, but before boarding the airplane, they did something that might surprise you.

Towards the end of 2015, Derick began growing his hair out and kept it long for more than a year, as fans expressed varying opinions on his new style.


Well, the soon-to-be-28-year-old decided it was time to trim his long locks. His lovely wife, Jill Dillard, did the honors. 


 As you can see, Derick's hair had become quite long.


During the haircut, Jill and Derick enjoyed experimenting with different styles.



Imagine how much hair must have been on the floor after Jill was finished!



So what do you think of Derick's new (or should we say old) style? 



It was certainly a shock to 22-month-old Israel Dillard, who was only an infant when his dad began growing his hair out.


Photos courtesy DCL/TLC

Thursday, February 23, 2017

#TBT Little Duggars on a Mission

 Jackson Duggar, James Duggar, Johannah Duggar,
Jordyn Duggar, and Jennifer Duggar

Do you remember these little people? In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, take a look at this TLC video, filmed more than six years ago, which features the youngest Duggar kids. Can you believe that September  2017 marks the 13th anniversary of the premiere date of the first reality TV special featuring the Duggar family?


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Joseph and Josiah on Life and Courting


We know you love hearing from the non-married, adult Duggar siblings. In this interview with TLCme host Danni Star, Joseph Duggar and Josiah Duggar chat about potential Duggar courtships and life without sister Jinger Duggar Vuolo.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Vuolos' Wedding Cake


In this scene from Monday's two-hour Counting On special (click here to read our recap), Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo arrive at the reception location, which is nearby the church where the ceremony took place.

They walk out on stage and are introduced to approximately 1,000 guests as "Mr. Jeremy and Jinger Vuolo." Then they proceed to cut their "naked" vanilla wedding cake, baked and decorated by a friend of the Duggars. Does it not look amazing?





Photos/video courtesy TLC

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Henry Seewald, 15 Days Old

 Henry Seewald and Spurgeon Seewald

Henry Wilberforce Seewald is 15 days old! He is the first Duggar child or grandchild to be born in the month of February.

Grandpa Duggar, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 73, was born on February 3rd. Tyler, the extended family member from Michelle's side who is living with the Duggars, also has a February birthday.

A few days before Henry's due date we asked our readers to guess his birth weight and arrival date. He was born on February 6th and weighed 8lbs, 11oz. The closest guesses were...

Rita (8lbs, 8 oz)
Lori VW (8lbs, 9oz)
Anonymous (8lbs, 11oz)
Ayeshathompson (February 6th)
Et (February 6th/8lbs, 9oz)


Photo courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

'The Big Day' Recap

Counting On "The Big Day"
  • The wedding is just three days away, and Jinger is trying on her wedding dress, designed by Renee Miller, one final time. When she walks out in the gown, her female family members and friends are in awe.
  • Later, all the bridesmaids try on their dresses, also designed by Renee. Afterwards, wedding coordinator Wendy gathers all the ladies together to share memories and kind words with Jinger. Lots of tears are shed.
  • “I’m going to miss not being close to you all,” says Jinger, drying her eyes. “I just could go on all day…talking about each one of you.”
  • Sixty-six hours before the wedding, Anna Duggar, Jana Duggar, Jessa Seewald, and Joy-Anna Duggar throw Jinger a girls-only bridal shower. She is thrilled that her soon-to-be mother-in-law is able to attend.
  • Joy-Anna and wedding designer Cindy (Michelle's childhood friend) lead a decorating committee made up of Duggar brothers and several friends in cutting greenery and picking up stumps and the 2,300 roses that Cindy ordered.
  • The siblings end up forgetting the buckets for the roses and greenery. “Our goal in this wedding process is to not stress,” Cindy reminds everyone, hoping the flowers won’t wilt. When the group makes it back to the hotel, they rush to clip all the flowers and put them in water.
  • On Thursday, Jinger and Michelle head to the airport to pick up Jeremy. “This is the last time I fly in as a single man, and we don’t have to say goodbye after this,” says Jeremy, smiling.  
  • The day before the wedding, the siblings help Cindy use the roses and greenery to create a giant “V” on a chicken wire stand that will be displayed on the stage in the church.
  • Jinger and Jeremy have decided to let their family and friends surprise them with the decorations. Jinger wants everything to be “simple but elegant,” which reflects her personal style. 
  • When the bride and groom enter the church for the rehearsal, they are blown away, and the venue isn’t even fully decorated. Wendy directs the rehearsal.
  • “We wanted to keep the wedding to a smaller, more intimate size, but I think we ended up sending out around 400 initiations and are expecting around 1,000 people,” says Jeremy.
    Following the rehearsal, everyone heads over to the reception venue for an Italian-themed dinner. 
  • Jinger spends the night at Jill and Derick’s [quieter] house so she can get at least a few hours of sleep. The next morning, Jeremy comes over for devotions. They read a passage about love and discuss how they want their wedding to be a display of Christ’s love rather than an event focused on the two of them. 
  • Jinger, Jeremy, and Jeremy’s parents head over to the church, where the bride and groom go their separate ways to get ready for the big day.  
  • Jeremy leads a quick devotion with his dad and groomsmen and passes out quirky animal socks as gifts. “Guys, I wasn’t going to let you get away without doing something crazy with fashion,” jokes Jeremy.
  • Meanwhile, the girls hustle to start their hair and makeup. Jinger gives jewelry and chocolate in cute jars to her bridesmaids.  
  • The middle Duggar boys help Cindy make corsages and boutonnieres. “We are all exhausted—I like to call it joyfully exhausted—but we are thrilled,” says Cindy, who was up until 2am working.
  • When the groomsmen are dressed, they head outside to take pictures in front of the church. Back inside, Michelle helps Jinger into her wedding dress, and Jim Bob comes in to spend a few moments with his daughter.  
  • Jinger gives her dad a handkerchief with a sentimental message on it: “To my dad: You are the first man that I ever loved. When you give me away today, know that I will always be your little girl.” Jim Bob prays with Michelle and Jinger. 
  • The guys return to their room so the girls can take pictures in front of the church.
    At the reception venue, friends are busy baking and icing cupcakes and icing the wedding cake. 
  • When the time comes for the wedding to start, Jinger and Jeremy can hardly wait to join hands at the front of the church. Jeremy’s dad, Pastor Chuck Vuolo, officiates.
  • The couple recites their vows: I, Jeremy, take you, Jinger, to be my wife, in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ. I promise to be faithful, in suffering and in joy, in poverty and in wealth, in sickness and in health. I promise to love you and cherish you until death brings our separation.” Jinger’s vows are the same.
  • The unity song, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” is performed live by the band Page CXVI.
  • According to the couple, the first kiss is "incredible" and "out of this world."
  • Immediately following the ceremony, the couple takes pictures of the two of them, as well as family photos.
  • At the reception hall, Jinger and Jeremy walk out on stage as the crowd cheers. They cut their cake and feed it to each other. The newlyweds greet guests before leaving for their honeymoon.
  • The Duggar siblings say they don't expect it to be long before the Vuolos announce a pregnancy. Some of them also guess that Joy will be the next Duggar to walk down the aisle




Next Monday is the Counting On season finale! More Details coming soon.

Jinger's Wedding Airs Tonight


"It's hard to believe that it's finally me who's getting married."
-Jinger Duggar


Tonight is the night! Jinger's two-hour wedding special airs at 9pm ET/8pm CT on TLC. Scroll down for a sneak peek scene that shows Jinger's final dress fitting. Surrounded by female family members and friends, she cannot believe that in just three days, she and Jeremy Vuolo will be husband and wife.

Monday, February 20
9pm ET/8pm CT: The Big Day (NEW--2 hour special)
After months of planning, Jinger's wedding day is here! The final details, from dress fittings to surprise decorations, are put into place, and family and friends come together to watch Jinger and Jeremy become Mr. and Mrs. Vuolo.
11pm ET/10pm CT: The Big Day


Photo/video courtesy TLC/PEOPLE Magazine

Joy and Austin Speak About Courtship


It has been three months since Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth announced their courtship. The new couple will be featured on next Monday's episode of Counting On. We know you all are eager to hear more about their relationship, so check out the video below. The two chat with TLCme host Danni Star about how they met and share how their courtship has progressed.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Friday, February 17, 2017

Seewalds Looking For a Bigger House


In this week's issue of PEOPLE Magazine, Jessa and Ben Seewald candidly share details of their new life with two babies, 15-month-old Spurgeon Elliot Seewald and newborn Henry Wilberforce Seewald.

With her first delivery, Jessa was in labor for nearly two days and was rushed to the hospital for a blood transfusion. She told PEOPLE that it was "intense and completely exhausting" and that she "slept for 24 hours straight afterwards."

This time around, both Jessa and Ben brace for another long and grueling birth, but it didn't happen. Jessa's water broke just before midnight on February 5th, and Henry Wilberforce arrived at 4:26am on February 6th.

Now that they have two children, the Seewalds say they have outgrown their two-bedroom one-bathroom home, with Jessa telling PEOPLE that they are "always checking the market."

Both Spurgeon and Henry are named after well-known Christian heroes. If you're wondering whether Jessa and Ben plan to strictly stick to the naming theme, the proud parents say no. "The next kid could have a totally different name," announced Ben.

For more pictures and quotes from the Seewalds, check out this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dillards En Route to Central America

Israel Dillard looks out at the airport tarmac

Have you had a chance to read the post we shared this afternoon? Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard are headed back to Central America, with plans to return home for the birth of their second son, due in July.

It's always difficult to say goodbye to family and friends. The Dillards, who have been in Arkansas for six months, are leaving behind Jill's large family, including new nephew Henry Wilberforce Seewald, and Derick's small family--his mom, stepdad, brother Dan Dillard, and sister-in-law Deena Dillard.

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Dillards Headed Back to Central America

The Dillards at Dan Dillard's recent wedding
A couple weeks ago, we shared that Jill and Derick Dillard had plans to return to Central America after being in the United States since early August. Just a few minutes ago, the missionary couple announced that all systems are go and they are preparing for the trip back.

"We are excited to be back to the work our hearts love so much," the Dillards write in a note on their website. From the early stages of our lives, the Lord has put a deep love and care in both of our hearts for all peoples of the world that they would come to repentance and put their hope in the Lord, Jesus Christ."

In addition to serving in the location where they are stationed, Jill and Derick also make weekly trips to villages plagued by violence to provide skills training and Bible studies to adults, as well as children's programs. They express their gratitude to those who have partnered with them in prayer and through financial contributions, and they share their need for additional monetary support. (Click here to be redirected to their donations page.)

"In addition to the ministry outreach expenses, there are always monthly expenses for groceries, utilities, fuel, healthcare, etc," the Dillards write. "We have always purposed to live a frugal lifestyle and continue to do so in the mission field. When you give a donation to our ministry, you are helping our family cover living expenses to be able to remain on the field and helping reach so many precious lives."

Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard will return home for the birth of their second son, due in July.

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jessa's Labor was 'Calm and Relaxed'


Jessa and Ben Seewald and their two sons--Spurgeon Elliot Seewald and Henry Wilberforce Seewald--are on this week's cover of PEOPLE Magazine, on newsstands Friday.

The mother of two says her second birth was much easier than her first, telling PEOPLE that it went by so quickly that Michelle Duggar and Jana Duggar nearly missed Henry's arrival.

Fifteen-month-old Spurgeon thinks his little brother is a toy, and according to Jessa and Ben, "has no concept of being soft." But he sure does look adorable posing for pictures with Henry! You'll see some of those photos in the video below:


Photo/video courtesy PEOPLE Magazine

Duggars Celebrate Valentine's Day

Yesterday evening in honor of Valentine's Day, the Duggars threw a party celebrating God's love and their love for each other. The theme was "We love because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19). Both family members and friends attended. Did you do something special for February 14th?

 Jana Duggar, Johannah Duggar, and Tyler set up for the event

 Jana Duggar arranges a bouquet of flowers

 Jessa and Ben Seewald enjoy some social time seven days after Henry Wilberforce's birth

 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar pose for a picture

 Joseph Duggar and Joy-Anna Duggar work side-by-side in the Duggars' commercial kitchen

 Joy Duggar and Josie Duggar make dessert

 Johannah Duggar and Tyler also help make dessert



Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello from Jinger and Jeremy


Jessa and Ben Seewald have officially chosen a name for their second son, and the rest of the Duggar family is thrilled. Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo share their congratulations and well wishes in the video below. Notice the new painting, with colors similar to those of Jeremy's Rembrandt mentioned a couple weeks ago on the show, above the couch.

Photo/video courtesy duggarfamily.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

Seewalds Announce Baby Name


One week after the arrival of their second son, Jessa and Ben have chosen a name! Introducing Henry Wilberforce Seewald, younger brother of Spurgeon Elliot Seewald. The elated parents share the meaning behind the name in the video below.

Spurgeon was named after preacher Charles Spurgeon and missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. (Click here to watch his name announcement video.)



Photo/video courtesy TLC

'All About Jinger' Recap

Counting On "All About Jinger"

  • As the show opens, Jinger’s sisters are helping her pack to move to Laredo. It takes them quite a bit of time to divide up all their clothes and hair supplies. Jana and Joy selflessly give Jinger some of the best outfits.
  • While she was on her way to Spurgeon’s birth in November 2015, Jinger ran over a deer. Her friends mounted the head as a joke, not thinking that Jinger would actually display it in her bedroom, but she did. And now she’s taking it to Laredo.
  • Jana says she is going to miss shopping trips with Jinger, the fashionista of the family. Joy isn’t a big shopper, but she says she is going to miss having face-to-face chats with her sister.
  • As most fans know, Jessa and Jinger are very close, as they are only 13 months apart in age. They both admit they have shed many tears as they think about life without each other.
  • Jinger also has a strong friendship with her brothers, especially Joseph. "I think the thing we will miss the most about having Jinger at home is her personality," says Jason. "She just loves spending time with us siblings," adds Joseph.
  • Johannah accompanies Jinger to the airport to pick up Jeremy.
  • As a wedding present, Jinger’s brothers have purchased her a used car from an auto auction. It is a small, white SUV that is both economical and safe. Jinger and Jeremy are thrilled when the boys give them the car.
  • The next morning, Jeremy, Jinger, and Jedidiah leave for Laredo at 5am. Jim Bob and Michelle see them off.
  • When they cross into Texas, they stop at a store to buy Jinger some cowboy boots. “My goal is to get something that is not super cowboy style,” says Jinger, admitting she wants more of a city look. She ends up buying a pair of urban boots with a slight cowboy flair.

The 'Hidden' Chaperone


Tonight is the last episode of Counting On before the big wedding special airs next Monday! Two weeks before their special day, Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo transport all of Jinger's belongings down to their future home in Laredo, Texas. Jedidiah comes along as a chaperone but has to sit in the backseat surrounded by stuff. You can hardly see him, but we assure you he's there. Check out the promo video below.

Monday, February 13
9pm ET/8pm CT: All About Jinger (NEW)
Jinger packs for her move to Texas, which includes a surprise gift from her family. She, Jeremy, and Jed drive to her future home in Laredo. As they anticipate Jinger's big move, the Duggar siblings take a trip down memory lane.
11pm ET/8pm CT: All About Jinger


Photo/video courtesy TLC

'The Jungle Book' Giveaway

Have you heard of Jim Weiss? He is a world renowned storyteller who has created audio recordings of dozens of beloved, family-friendly classics, including The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, Arabian Nights, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Tale of Two Cities, and multiple titles by G.A. Henty.

I (Ellie) recently had the pleasure of meeting Jim and his wife, Randy, and they graciously agreed to sponsor two giveaways for my blog readers. This week, I'm giving away four copies of The Jungle Book. Head over to my personal blog, NashvilleWife.com, to enter to win. Hurry, the giveaway ends tomorrow!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tyler's 9th Birthday

Celebrating Tyler's 9th birthday at Cracker Barrel
(Jackson Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, Michelle Duggar, 
Grandma Duggar, Michelle's sister Carol, and Tyler)

For those who haven't yet been introduced to Tyler, we know you will enjoy this post. Tyler is a young, extended family member from Michelle's side who is living with the Duggars.

Tyler is just a few years younger than 12-year-old Jackson, and the two have become great friends. The Duggars shared a birthday message, signed "Aunt Michelle and Uncle Jim Bob": 

Happy 9th Birthday Tyler! We are so glad to have you in our home and a part of our family! Your bright smile and sweet spirit brings much joy to us all!

Happy birthday, Tyler!

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Jewelry and the First Kiss


In this scene from Monday's episode, Jinger Duggar and some of the other Duggar ladies make jewelry for the bridal party, while Jeremy Vuolo and the guys spend the afternoon golfing. The bachelorette party is led by Seung, the wife of one of Jeremy's friends who also happens to be a jewelry designer (video below).

While the women create beautiful earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, they give Jinger advice for her first kiss.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seewald Family of 4

This morning, TLC released the first video featuring Baby Seewald, and PEOPLE shared a news clip with the first family photo of Jessa Seewald, Ben Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, and the new addition. The video from PEOPLE Magazine is below, and the video from TLC is embedded in our post from earlier today.


Video courtesy PEOPLE, TLC

Seewalds Introduce Baby Seewald


Jessa and Ben Seewald's new addition is two days old. The elated parents haven't settled on a name, but they say they plan to choose something "unique." They introduce their little bundle of joy to the world in the video below.

Photo/video courtesy TLC

Jinger's New Life in Texas


In this week's issue of PEOPLE Magazine, Jinger Duggar Vuolo opens up about her new life in Laredo, Texas. She and Jeremy Vuolo have been married three months.

“We have just so perfectly adapted, it’s been incredible,” Jinger told PEOPLE. “The biggest blessing.”

The 23-year-old says she stays in touch with her Arkansas family via FaceTime and group messages, but she is also making new friends in Laredo.  “I’ve definitely connected with the ladies here, and they have been so gracious,” she shared.

Following in the footsteps of her parents and married siblings, Jinger says she and Jeremy are seeking God for wisdom regarding the size of their future family. “We are just enjoying our life together,” Jinger commented, “and we will see what the Lord does.”

For more from the Duggars sisters, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. For a snippet from the section on Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth's courtship, click here to read our post from last Thursday. To read about the Dillards' future plans, check out Saturday's post. And if you haven't seen the sweet face of Baby Seewald, take a look at yesterday's post.

Photo courtesy TLC

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Adorable Photo of Baby Seewald

Baby Seewald is one day old, but his parents have not yet decided on a name. It took Jessa and Ben Seewald five days to settle on Spurgeon Elliot Seewald for their first son.

What name suggestions do you have, now that you have seen the baby (photo below)? Also, do you think he looks like his older brother? (Scroll down for a picture of newborn Spurgeon.)

Baby Boy Seewald #2

Spurgeon Seewald, newborn

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