Friday, March 24, 2017

Jana and Anna Throw a Bridal Shower


Summer will be here before you know it, and with it will come new episodes of Counting On. Until then, we know you will enjoy this new webisode. Anna Duggar and Jana Duggar, with help from the little girls, are setting up for Jinger Duggar's bridal shower. They are expecting about 80 guests, and although that sounds like a lot, it is fairly common for Duggar gatherings.


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Photos of Joy and Austin


Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth announced their engagement on March 3rd, less than four months after announcing their courtship. Although their official relationship was short, their families have been friends since they were young (about 15 years).

Joy will be the fifth Duggar sibling to tie the knot and the fourth Duggar daughter to walk down the aisle. She and Austin have not yet announced their wedding date, but when they do, we will share it with you.

New episodes of Counting On are set to return to TLC this summer, and we know you are all looking forward to seeing the moment when Joy said yes, as well as the romantic outdoor dinner that Austin surprised her with after the proposal.

Here are a few snapshots of the soon-to-be newlyweds. How cute are they? Joy-Anna turned 19 in October, and Austin turned 23 in December, so they are four years apart.







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Photos courtesy DCL/TLC

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flowers for Jana

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar teach their children to constantly look for opportunities to build others up and express gratefulness. One of the ways they model this is by striving to praise their children ten times more than they correct them.

If you have been a long-time viewer of the show, you have probably seen many examples of the Duggars blessing others. Sixteen-year-old Jason Duggar recently surprised his oldest sister, 27-year-old Jana Duggar, with a bouquet of flowers and a heartfelt note. Do you have any suggestions of small ways to show kindness to those around you?


Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Duggar Wedding 5.0

As the Duggars prepare to celebrate yet another wedding for another Duggar daughter, we figured it would be an great time to share the remainder of the photos (click here to view the previously posted snapshots) that we received from Renee Miller, the talented woman who designed Jinger Duggar's wedding dress. Who's looking forward to seeing the style that Joy-Anna Duggar chooses for her bridal gown?

These pictures were taken on the day Jinger and her sisters, mom, and mother-in-law met Renee Miller in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They met at Ava Laurenne Bride, a wedding dress shop owned by Wendy, the mutual friend who introduced Renee and Jinger. If you missed our series on "Designing Jinger Duggar's Wedding Dress," you can catch up here.

For those who haven't heard, a brand new season of Counting On premieres this summer. We know you all are looking forward to seeing Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth's wedding and watching Joseph Duggar court Kendra Caldwell.

 The Duggars stand outside Ava Laurenne Bride as they wait to meet Renee

 Mr. Jim, the Duggars' beloved soundman

 Wendy chats with the film crew




 Renee Miller and Diana Vuolo (Jeremy Vuolo's mom)

 Renee and Mr. Jim

 Renee and her design team

 Michelle Duggar with Renee's son, who came to support his mom

Jill Duggar Dillard and Wendy (Wendy sold Jill her wedding dress)

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Photos courtesy Renee Miller

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Henry and Cousin Marcus

Another day, another adorable picture of Henry Seewald. Temperatures reached the mid-80s yesterday afternoon in Northwest Arkansas, so Jessa and Spurgeon Seewald took six-week-old Henry into the backyard to soak up some Vitamin D.

Henry Wilberforce Seewald, 6 weeks old

We think Henry looks very similar to newborn Marcus Duggar, who is now almost four years old. What do you think?

 Michael Duggar and Marcus Duggar, 2013

Mackynzie Duggar and Marcus Duggar, 2013

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Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

Monday, March 20, 2017

New Photos of Henry and Spurgeon

Spurgeon Seewald and Henry Wilberforce Seewald

Henry Wilberforce Seewald is six weeks old! Born weighing 8 lbs 11 oz, the little guy had reached 12 lbs by the time he was just four weeks old. It's very clear from these photos that 16-month-old Spurgeon Seewald is enjoying his new role as an older brother.

 Henry Seewald, Spurgeon Seewald, Ben Seewald

Jessa Seewald and Henry Seewald

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Top photo: Courtesy theseewaldfamily.com
Bottom 2 photos: Photos are property of theseewaldfamily.com and may not be used without written permission.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Duggar Pregnancy Announcement


Josh and Anna Duggar just released a statement via Jim Bob and Michelle's Duggar website:

"For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust. We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time. As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!"

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Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mackynzie's 1st Birthday (Duggar #TBT)

 Johannah Duggar and Jackson Duggar

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!

Mackynzie Duggar turned seven years old in October, but many of you remember watching her as an infant and toddler on TLC's 18 Kids and Counting and 19 Kids and Counting. In this Throwback Thursday video, the Duggars gather to celebrate the eldest grandchild's first birthday.


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Photo/video courtesy TLC

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Joy-Anna Duggar's Engagement Meal (Photos)


Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth announced their engagement on March 3rd. The special moment took place while the couple was on a horseback riding date, with younger sisters Johannah Duggar and Jennifer Duggar along as chaperones.

After Austin popped the question and Joy said yes, the two had a romantic dinner outdoors. Props to Austin for all the planning! They feasted on grilled venison from a deer they hunted together, grilled potatoes, and cast-iron skillet green beans. Scroll through the snapshots below. You'll find the recipes on TLCme.












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Photos courtesy TLC/DCL

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Anatomy of a Header

Last week, we posted a new blog header and a new Facebook header, courtesy of our incredible web designer, Rachel. For posterity, we thought we would post all our old headers in order so you can see how the Duggar family has grown and changed since we started blogging in 2009. If you double-click each header, you'll be able to see a larger version of it.

2009

2010
2011

Spring 2012

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

Summer 2013

Winter 2013

Spring 2014

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2017

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Photos courtesy TLC, duggarfamily.com, theseewaldfamily.com, 
jingerandjeremy.com, dillardfamily.com, duggarfamilyblog.com