Monday, July 30, 2018

'First Comes a Wedding, Then Comes a Honeymoon' Recap

Counting On "First Comes a Wedding, Then Comes a Honeymoon"

    Josiah and Lauren's Wedding
    • As it kicks off, Lauren and her parents are over at the Duggar house looking at baby photos with Jim Bob, Michelle, and Josiah. "It just seems like yesterday we brought him home from the hospital," says Michelle.
    • The Duggars love Lauren and her family. "Lauren is very steady, which is good for Josiah," says Joy.
    • Josiah--eighth in his family lineup--and Lauren--the oldest of nine, including an infant brother--have known each other since childhood. But they didn't become serious friends until around the time of Joe and Kendra's September 2017 wedding. They were friends for a few months, followed by a six-week courtship and a four-month engagement.
    • The wedding day finally arrives. Lauren's father, Dwain Swanson, is officiating. "I have so much emotions wrapped up into this moment," he shares just before seeing his daughter in her wedding dress. "It seems like a lifetime of years from the day that she was born up to this very minute that I'm about to see her. I know she's beautiful. I know that it's going to be sweet."
    • "Are you ready to marry us?" Lauren asks her dad, beaming. "You better do it!" As the wedding ceremony begins, Lauren says she is as calm as can be.
    • Josiah and Lauren have eight groomsmen and eight bridesmaids. The groomsmen are Joseph, Austin, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, and two others. The bridesmaids are Jana, Kendra, Joy, Lauren Caldwell, and four others. Jordyn is a flower girl.
    • The mother of the groom and mother of the bride walk in together with Josiah, each wearing stylish, pink gowns that are knee-length. Josiah and Lauren recite wedding vows that they have written themselves. Click here to read them.
    • For protection, Lauren and Josiah decide to have Josiah keep the rings in his pocket, rather than trust someone else with them. Lauren announces that the idea was her. 
    • During the ceremony, the camera catches glimpses of John and Abbie, seated together in the audience. Looks like they will be the next Duggar couple to walk down the aisle.
    • After exchanging vows and rings, Josiah and Lauren are prayed over by their parents. The first kiss is long and beautiful, and then Josiah grabs a beaming Lauren in his arms and runs out of the sanctuary.
    Josiah and Lauren's Courtship Begins
    • Jedidiah, Jeremiah, and Jason say they have noticed a change in Josiah since he started pursing a closer friendship with Lauren, around the time of Joseph and Kendra’s wedding. “He’s a lot more glued to his phone,” says Jason. “A lot more deodorant. I’ve noticed the bills go up in that.”
    • Josiah says he was attracted to Lauren because she has a “head on her shoulders,” as she works through college. “She loves getting out of her shell and just encouraging others,” says Josiah. “There’s a lot of character there.”
    • The Swansons have just moved to Arkansas from out of state, so Jana, Jessa, Joy, and Kendra take Lauren out to dinner at MarketPlace Grill. “Y’all have really made us feel at home,” Lauren tells the girls.
    • Lauren tells the girls that she once had a five-hour video chat with Josiah. Jessa shares that her longest video chat with Ben was one hour, although they did have longer (unchaperoned) phone conversations.
    • The Duggar girls love Lauren. Jessa says: “She’s…very health conscious, which is hilarious because Josiah has a major sweet tooth, always has a stash of candy, and she’s always telling him, ‘That’s not good for you. Let’s make healthy choices.’ She really balances Josiah.”
    • During dinner, Josiah appears at the table, pulls up a chair, and asks Lauren an important question: “I was wondering if you wanted to go to the next step from friendship and maybe enter a courtship with me?” “I would love to, Si!” Lauren replies, and the two share a side hug.
    Joseph and Kendra's Honeymoon in Greece
    • Rewind a few months. After recovering in Northwest Arkansas from the craziness of their wedding, Joseph and Kendra leave for their honeymoon. Destination: Greece!
    • The newlyweds arrive in Athens and head to their hotel. The view of the city is incredible. On their first day, they visit Mars Hill, where the Apostle Paul preached a sermon.
    • Later, they enjoy “Dinner in the Sky,” a revolving restaurant attached to a crane that is suspended 165 feet above the city. “The views from the top were amazing,” says Josiah. Kendra enjoys chatting with another woman at the table.
    • On another day, Joe and Kendra embark on a food walking tour. They have trouble finding the meeting place and have to ask a local for directions. “I ask for directions probably more than your average guy, but I’m still a guy,” says Joe.
    • They successfully navigate the subway system. “First for me,” says Kendra, giggling. “Most things are. I haven’t experienced a whole lot.”
    • They try cheese pie and spinach pie. Joseph is more adventurous than Kendra with the spinach. Then they visit the meat market (where they see cow heads) and the vegetable market. Kendra loves the olives, while Joe does not.
    • With help from the guide, they pick up all the ingredients for a Greek salad, and then they put it together. “The biggest thing I learned is that there’s no lettuce in a Greek salad,” says Joe.
    • The lovebirds take a ferry to the Greek island of Santorini. “I think some of the things that I’ve learned about Joe have been that he’s a deep sleeper,” says Kendra. “He can fall asleep on a plane pretty fast. And, well he likes to lick his plate when it’s really, really good food, but I’ve asked him not to do it in public.” Joe says he is not the only one in his family who licks his plate and claims that Jessa is the one who showed him how. Of Kendra, Joe says that she enjoys sharing his food and that she becomes even more giggly when she’s tired.
    • “On our honeymoon, I learned that Austin cannot snuggle and sleep at the same time,” says Joy during an interview. “We snuggle, and then he has to be on his side of the bed to sleep.”
    • Jessa says she learned during marriage that Ben is very meticulous. He has been known to iron his t-shirts and jeans.
    • The resort that Joe and Kendra stay at in Santorini is beautiful. They have a blast driving the streets in a 4x4. “The gas pedal was a little jumpy at times,” laughs Joe.
    • At a black sand beach, they go paddle boarding, which is much harder than it looks. Both of them fall off multiple times before finally getting the hang of it.
    • Before heading home, Joe and Kendra explore the town of Kendra, which sits on a cliff. They come across some locals singing and dancing, from whom they receive kisses on the cheek in celebration of their honeymoon. They also take part in the “Opa!” plate smashing tradition.
    Vuolos' Date Night
    • In Laredo, Jinger and Jeremy take an art class, where they learn how to draw portraits of each other. “I was really nervous about the class because I was sure I was going to be out of my comfort zone,” admits Jinger. 
    • “It was a very great random person,” Jinger says of Jeremy’s portrait, but she doesn’t think it looks much like her.
    Seewalds' 3rd Anniversary
    • Back in Arkansas, Jessa and Ben share some updates. Ben is in his last year of school and is also working. In celebration of their third anniversary, Ben makes dinner (quinoa, steak, and salad) and watches the kids while Jessa gets her nails done with Jana and Joy.
    • Joy, who is about five months pregnant, enjoys feeling her baby kick while she sits at the spa. “I think it’s slowly sinking in that I’m going to be a dad,” Austin says during an interview. “When we hear the heartbeat, it’s like, ‘Wow, whatever it is is going to come out, and it’s going to be our responsibility.’ But I don’t think it’s fully hit me yet.” Austin has only ever changed one diaper.
    • Cooking while keeping track of Henry proves to be a difficult task, especially when Henry is missing mama. Ben is thrilled when his little guy falls asleep in his high chair.
    • When Jessa returns, the Seewalds enjoy their steak dinner. After the meal, Ben pulls out a necklace, featuring two hearts and three pearls, that he had custom designed for Jessa.

    Girls' Night Out with Lauren

    Lauren Swanson Duggar

    A two-hour episode of Counting On airs in just a few hours. You can visit the TLC website and sign in with your TV provider to watch half of tonight's show before it airs on live TV.

    Below is a preview of the girls' night out that Lauren Swanson has with Jana Duggar, Kendra Duggar, Jessa Seewald, and Joy-Anna Forsyth soon after moving to Arkansas.


    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    Felicity's 1st Video

    Felicity Vuolo

    "I think the most exciting thing about having a little girl is seeing this little piece of Jinger and me together."
    -Jeremy Vuolo

    It's time to meet Felicity Vuolo! In the video below, Jinger and Jeremy introduce their little one to the world. Be sure to tune in tonight for a new season of Counting On.


    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    Tonight: Wedding and Honeymoon

    Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson

    The highly anticipated day has arrived! After a four-month break, the Duggars are just hours away from returning to TLC with new episodes of Counting On.

    Earlier this year, we watched Joy and Austin Forsyth's Swiss honeymoon, as well as Joseph and Kendra Duggar's wedding. We also saw Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo move into their new house, Spurgeon Seewald have his first haircut, Joy and Austin adjust to life as newlyweds, Kendra's choose her wedding dress, and more.

    To see what the network has in store this season, take a look at this promo video. Tonight's episode starts at 9 ET/8 CT, runs for two full hours, and features the wedding of Josiah and Lauren Duggar and the honeymoon of Joseph and Kendra Duggar. 


    If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Israel and Sam, July 2018

    They grow up so fast! Below is a new photo of Israel, who has suddenly gone from a baby to a little boy, and Samuel, who is walking. We always enjoy seeing snapshots of the grand-Duggars.

    Israel Dillard and Samuel Dillard
    Israel Dillard and Samuel Dillard

    Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    New Season Starts in 3 Days

    new season of Counting On Duggars

    New episodes of Counting On return to TLC in just three days! Are you excited? Below are the episode times and summaries for the first two weeks.

    Monday, July 30, 2018
    9pm ET/8pm CT: First Comes a Wedding, Then Comes a Honeymoon NEW!
    In this first look at Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson's wedding, the bride and groom say "I do" and have their first kiss. Then, wind back 6 months earlier to the start of their courtship. Meanwhile, Joe and Kendra spend their honeymoon in Greece.

    11pm ET/10pm CT: First Comes a Wedding, Then Comes a Honeymoon NEW! 
     
    Monday, August 6, 2018
    9pm ET/8pm CT: Make Room For Baby NEW!
    Joy and Austin check in on Baby Forsyth at their midwife appointment. In Laredo, Jinger and Jeremy go window shopping for a new piano. Joe and Kendra move into their new home and have a special reveal for the family. 

    11pm/10pm CT: Make Room For Baby NEW!


    If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

    Photo courtesy TLC

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Jessa Has Baby Fever

    Ben Seewald, Jessa Seewald, and newborn Henry Seewald
    As we shared yesterday, Michelle Duggar and Jessa Seewald headed down to Laredo, Texas, to help Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo care for newborn Felicity. Ben, Spurgeon, and Henry tagged along.

    In a new Us Weekly article, Jessa admits that seeing Jinger's new addition has given her baby fever.

    Photo courtesy TLC

    Duggars and Swansons at AirVenture

    For the Duggars, attending the annual EAA AirVenture aviation convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is a family tradition. We shared photos of their trip last year and the year before.

    In 2016, Jim Bob and some of the boys were at the convention around the time that Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo announced their engagement. Funny that exactly two years later, they're celebrating the birth of their first child. (Visit yesterday's post to view new photos of Felicity Vuolo.)

    This year, the event was attended by a large group of Duggars, including Jim Bob Duggar and a handful of the children and grandchildren. Lauren's father, Dwain Swanson, also attended with some of his kids.

    Duggars and Swansons at EAA AirVenture
    Duggars and Swansons at EAA AirVenture

    Duggars and Swansons at EAA AirVenture


    Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    New Photos of Felicity!

    Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo

    We know you have been waiting to see more photos of Felicity Vuolo. Guess what? Us Weekly just posted an article with a bunch of exclusive pictures, and they're beautiful!

    See snapshots of new parents Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo enjoying their blessing from the Lord, as well as a photo of Michelle Duggar, Jessa Seewald, and Jinger Vuolo with the new arrival. Michelle and Jessa traveled down to Laredo to help the Vuolos with their little one. And get a peek at the Southwest-themed nursery, designed by Jana and Jessa.

    In the article, Jinger shares the meaning behind Felicity's title, saying that it was "the name of a young Christian girl long ago who valiantly stood strong for her faith."

    The Vuolos and Duggars are featured in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

    Also be sure to check out John Duggar and Abbie Burnett's engagement message

    Photo courtesy TLC




    Engagement Message from John and Abbie

    John Duggar engaged to Abbie Burnett

    "We are looking forward to planning a wedding so that we can get married!"
    -Abbie Burnett (the future Mrs. John-David Duggar)

    As we shared earlier this morning, John Duggar is engaged to girlfriend Abbie Burnett. In this video below, filmed just after the big moment, the couple shares a message with fans.


    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    John is Engaged!

    John Duggar engaged

    Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will soon have four married sons and four married daughters! Just one month after announcing their courtship, John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett have more big news to share. They're engaged!

    John popped the question at an airplane hanger. He told PEOPLE Magazine that he and Abbie have "been ready for this step for a little while, but it was really just I had a lot of things I wanted to get done to make it really special."

    Stay tuned for more details.

    If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

    Photo courtesy TLC

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Gideon at 5 Months Old

    Gideon Forsyth just turned five months old, and his little smile is contagious. Yesterday, Joy and Gideon brought lunch to Austin, who was at a job site spreading a large load of gravel, and then ended up staying to lend a hand. As fans know, Joy has always been a bit of a tomboy, and she doesn't shy away from hard work. Looks like Gideon is having a blast, as well.

    Gideon Forsyth, five months old

    Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com/Joy and Austin Forsyth

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Smallest Duggar Daughter Baby Yet

    Jinger Duggar Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo
    Felicity Nicole Vuolo is now four days old. So far, only one photo has been released to the public, but we will let you know as soon as we are able to share more.

    Born weighting 8 lbs, 3 oz and measuring 19.5 inches long, Felicity is officially the lightest and shortest of all the Duggar daughters' babies. Still, she was a bit heavier at birth than cousins Garrett Duggar, Meredith Duggar, and Mackynzie Duggar, Below is an updated list of the 12 Duggar grandchildren, organized by birth weight.

    When do you think the next Duggar pregnancy will be announced, and which couple do you predict the news will come from? 

    Gideon Martyn Forsyth: 10 lbs, 3 oz (22 inches long)
    Spurgeon Elliot Seewald: 9 lbs, 11 oz (21.25 inches long)
    Israel David Dillard: 9 lbs, 10 oz (23 inches long)
    Samuel Scott Dillard: 9 lbs, 10 oz (22 inches long)
    Marcus Anthony Duggar: 9 lbs, 3 oz (21 inches long)
    Mason Garrett Duggar: 9 lbs, 1 oz (22 inches long)
    Henry Wilberforce Seewald: 8 lbs, 11 oz (21.75 inches long) 
    Michael James Duggar: 8 lbs, 5 oz (21 inches long)
    Felicity Nicole Vuolo: 8 lbs, 3 oz (19.5 inches long)
    Mackynzie Renee Duggar: 8 lbs (19.5 inches long)
    Meredith Grace Duggar: 7 lbs, 14 oz (20.5 inches long)
    Garrett David Duggar: 7 lbs, 8 oz (20.5 inches long) 

    Forsyth
    Seewald
    Josh and Anna Duggar
    Joseph and Kendra Duggar
    Dillard

    Vuolo 


    Photo is property of jingerandjeremy.com and may not be used without written permission. Visit the Vuolos' website to view the official birth announcement.

    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Vuolo, Party of 3

    Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo welcomed Felicity Nicole Vuolo on Thursday, and we just can't get over what a beautiful family the three of them make. The new arrival shares her mommy's middle name, and her first name, Felicity, means happiness.

    Felicity makes a total of twelve Duggar grandchildren. Nine are boys, and three are girls. How perfect that No. 12 arrived just in time for Jim Bob and Michelle's 34th wedding anniversary!

    Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo
    Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo

    Photo is property of jingerandjeremy.com and may not be used without written permission. Visit the Vuolos' website to view the official birth announcement.

    Duggars Celebrate 34 Years

    The past month-and-a-half have been extremely busy for the Duggar family. Since the beginning of June, they have celebrated seven birthdays (Marcus Duggar, Michael Duggar, Anna Duggar, James Duggar, Samuel Dillard, Meredith Duggar, and Jim Bob Duggar), welcomed two grandchildren (Garrett David Duggar and Felicity Nicole Vuolo), and pulled off a wedding (Josiah and Lauren Duggar).

    To top it all off, today is Jim Bob and Michelle's 34th wedding anniversary. Last year, they took a trip to Kauai, Hawaii. With all of the festivities that have taken place this summer, they might just want to celebrate with some relaxation.

    Happy anniversary to the Duggar matriarch and patriarch!

    Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, 1984 wedding
    Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, 1984 wedding

    Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, throwback
    Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, throwback

    Jim Bob and Michelle, Kauai Hawaii
    Jim Bob and Michelle, Kauai 2017


    Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Baby Vuolo is Here!


    The third Duggar granddaughter has arrived, safe and sound, right around her due date!

    Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo welcomed Felicity Nicole Vuolo yesterday, July 19th, 2018, at 4:37am. Just one day after Jim Bob's birthday. She weighed in at 8lbs, 3oz and was 19.5 inches long. As they say in the video below, the new parents are thankful for a healthy pregnancy, and they are grateful for a safe delivery, as well. Visit their website to see the Vuolos' first photos as a family of three.


    Photo/video courtesy of TLC

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Josiah and Lauren's Vows


    Yesterday, we provided instructions for watching a preview of Lauren and Josiah's wedding. Today, we want to share the couple's wedding vows, which they wrote. 

    I, Lauren, take you, Josiah Matthew Duggar, to be my husband. Before God, our family, and friends gathered here today, I commit to be your helpmeet, your cheerleader, your lover, your best friend, and your closest confidant. If God chooses to bless us with children, I will join with you as a team to raise them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Within his help, I will be there for you in sickness and in health, in time of little or in time of much, and through sorrow and joy until death do us part. My heart's desire is that as a team we would display Christ and use our marriage to demonstrate the Gospel to the world. I am so grateful God has blessed me with you as my life partner. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you, honey. I love you.

    I, Josiah, take you, Lauren Milagro Swanson, to be my wife. Before God and these witnesses, I vow to be your lifelong friend, provider, protector, and be faithful unto you until death do us part. I promise to love and cherish you, even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. If God chooses to bless us with children, I will join with you as a team to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. I promise to be by your side in sickness and health, in time of little, in time of much, through sorrow and joy. My prayer is that we will work better together than apart and everything we will do be to God's glory and honor. I love you, Lauren.

    Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com/Josiah Duggar

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Watch Lauren and Josiah's Wedding NOW

    Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson have been married since June 30th, and it's finally time to get a sneak peek at their wedding.

    Josiah--eight in his family lineup--and Lauren--the oldest of nine, including an infant brother--have known each other since childhood. But they didn't become serious friends until around the time of Joe and Kendra's September 2017 wedding. They were friends for a few months, followed by a six-week courtship and a four-month engagement.

    Lauren's father, Dwain Swanson, is officiating the wedding. "I have so much emotions wrapped up into this moment," he shares just before seeing his daughter in her wedding dress. "It seems like a lifetime of years from the day that she was born up to this very minute that I'm about to see her. I know she's beautiful. I know that it's going to be sweet."

    The mother of the groom and mother of the bride walk in together with Josiah, each wearing stylish, pink gowns that are knee-length. For protection, Lauren and Josiah decide to have Josiah keep the rings in his pocket, rather than trust someone else with them.
    After exchanging vows and rings, Josiah and Lauren are prayed over by their parents. The first kiss is long and beautiful, and then Josiah grabs a beaming Lauren in his arms and runs out of the sanctuary.

    The links to the two-part preview are below, as well as a link to a new gallery of wedding photos.

    Josiah and Lauren's Wedding Part 1
    Josiah and Lauren's Wedding Part 2
    Wedding Photos 


    Photo is property of duggarfamily.com and may not be used without written permission. Visit the Duggars' website for more.

    Photo was taken by Andy Henderson Photography.

    Duggar Patriarch Turns 53

    Wishing Jim Bob Duggar a blessed birthday!


    Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Fussy Baby? No Problem!


    It's about time for another giveaway, don't you think? On our Bates blog, we are raffling off a unique product from KidCo called the SwingPod Travel Swing. All you have to do to enter to win is "swing" by the blog and follow the simple instructions.



    Photos courtesy of KidCo, BatesFamilyBlog.com

    New Season Sneak Peek 2.0

    New season of Duggars Counting On

    Only 13 days to go! The Duggars return to TLC with new episodes of Counting On Monday, July 30th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT. We posted a sneak peek several days ago, and below is an additional one.


    If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    John and Abbie Take to the Skies

    Most fans know that John-David Duggar is a pilot. He uses his skills both to serve his family and to teach others how to fly. Looks like his new girlfriend, Abbie Burnett, is having a grand time exploring the skies with him, as well!

    John Duggar and Abbie Burnett

    If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

    Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Duggar/Swanson Wedding Details

    Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson wedding
    Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson have been Mr. and Mrs. for almost two weeks. The details of their Northwest Arkansas wedding are in this week's issue of PEOPLE Magazine, on newsstands now.

    Following in the footsteps of Josiah's six married siblings, the couple saved their first kiss for the altar. Lauren describes the moment as "explosive and wonderful," calling it "an early Fourth of July."

    The new bride is the first in her family to tie the knot. She tells PEOPLE: "My parents encouraged me to be Josiah’s biggest fan, offer him support and encouragement. Think the best, never assume the worst. Be his biggest cheerleader."

    To see photos of Lauren's hair and the back of her dress, Josiah's face when his wife-to-be walked into the church, and the getaway car covered in colored paper, visit PEOPLE.com.

    Photo is property of duggarfamily.com and may not be used without written permission. Visit the Duggars' website for more.

    Photo was taken by Andy Henderson Photography.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Grandma and Grandpa Duggar

    When you have 11 grandchildren under the age of nine (five of whom are under 17 months), photo shoots are almost impossible. The Duggar family recently met up to take pictures, and Jim Bob and Michelle made sure to snap one with their grandkids. It's a candid shot, but it's still lovely!

    Within the next few weeks, Duggar grandchild #12 will arrive.

    Israel Dillard, Spurgeon Seewald, Henry Seewald, Michelle Duggar,
    Samuel Dillard, Jim Bob Duggar, Garrett Duggar, Gideon Forsyth, 
    Mackynzie Duggar, Mason Duggar, Michael Duggar, Meredith Duggar, Marcus Duggar

    Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Baby Vuolo Due Very Soon

    It won't be long before Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo officially enter the hectic but rewarding world of parenthood. Jinger is nearing the 39-week mark, which means her little girl could arrive any day. This mama-to-be is all smiles at she shows off her full-term baby bump. We know that she and Jeremy would appreciate your prayers as they prepare to welcome their daughter.

    Jinger Duggar Vuolo 39 weeks pregnant
    Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, 38 weeks 4 days

    Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Sam Learns to Walk

    For those who have asked if Samuel Dillard, who turned one year old yesterday, is learning to walk, the answer is yes! It won't be long before he is running full speed with older brother Israel Dillard.

    Samuel Dillard
    Samuel Dillard

    Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

    Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Samuel Turns 1

    Happy 1st birthday to Samuel Dillard! Yesterday was James Duggar's birthday, as well. He turned 17 years old.

    Samuel Dillard birthday


    Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

    Saturday, July 7, 2018

    New Season Sneak Peek

    Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Jim Bob Duggar

    New episodes of Counting On return in three weeks! The premiere is slated for Monday, July 30th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT. TLC has just released an extended sneak peek video, which is embedded below.

    What are you most looking forward to seeing this season? Joe and Kendra's honeymoon? Garrett Duggar's arrival? Jinger and Jeremy's baby preparations? Josiah and Lauren's wedding? Or just the everyday adventures of the Duggar family?


    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    Josh and Anna to Celebrate 10 Years

    On September 26th, Josh and Anna Duggar will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Their five children (Mackynzie Duggar, Michael Duggar, Marcus Duggar, Meredith Duggar, and Mason Duggar) are eight, seven, five, two (almost three), and nine months.

    For those who have asked, below is a new photo of Josh and Anna, as well as a snapshot of their two oldest sons.

     Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar

    Josie Duggar, Marcus Duggar, Michael Duggar
    Josie Duggar, Marcus Duggar, Michael Duggar

    Photos courtesy Josh and Anna Duggar/duggarfamily.com

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Garrett's Birth Special TONIGHT


    A few of you asked that we remind you about the Counting On mini special featuring Garrett Duggar's birth, which airs late tonight (Friday) at 10:30pm ET and early tomorrow at 1:30am ET (summary below). The 20-minute special is also available on the TLC website (links can be found in last Friday's post).

    In the first glimpse, Joseph and Kendra Duggar are ready to welcome their baby. With 10 days to go until her due date, Kendra goes into labor and heads to the hospital. Only a few hours later, she gives birth to their baby boy, Garrett David Duggar.  

    Photo courtesy TLC

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Duggars' Recording Project


    Hope all our American readers had a wonderful 4th of July. The Duggars have just announced that they are working on a "special project." They shared a video (embedded below) of eight-year-old Josie Duggar singing "The Star Spangled Banner" at a recording studio, with prompting from Michelle Duggar. The Counting On film crew was present, as well.

    We will keep you updated on this endeavor and will release more details as we are able.



    Photo/video courtesy duggarfamily.com

    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Fireworks on the 4th


    Happy 4th of July to our fellow American readers. The Duggars enjoy celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, food, and fireworks. In the video below, watch footage from the holiday picnic they held six years ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then!


    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Jinger's Maternity Photo Shoot

    Jinger is just a few weeks away from her due date, and her baby bump is growing quickly. At 34 weeks, while she and Jeremy were in Los Angeles for meetings at The Master's Seminary, a photographer friend (@madisen.e.photography) did a maternity shoot for the Vuolos.

     Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, 34 weeks pregnant


    Photo is property of jingerandjeremy.com and may not be used without written permission. Visit the Vuolos' website for more

    Vuolos with the New Couple

    While in Arkansas for the latest Duggar wedding (Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson tied the knot on Saturday), Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo caught up with the newest Duggar couple, John and Abbie. Their courtship was announced last week.

    Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Vuolo, Abbie Burnett, John-David Duggar
    Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Vuolo, Abbie Burnett, John-David Duggar


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