Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kendra Turns 20

It has been a crazy day, but we wanted to jump on and wish Kendra Duggar a very happy birthday! One year ago today, she was choosing her wedding dress in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, with fiance Joseph Duggar showing up to surprise her for cake and pizza. Today, she's been a wife for eleven months and a mother for two. Happy 20th, Kendra!

Kendra Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar
Kendra Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Garrett Duggar

Nathan Bates, John-David Duggar, Kendra Duggar, Lauren Duggar, Josiah Duggar
Nathan Bates, John-David Duggar, Joseph Duggar, Kendra Duggar, Lauren Duggar, Josiah Duggar

Kendra Duggar and Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth
Kendra Duggar and Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth

Lauren Caldwell and Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar
Sisters Lauren Caldwell and Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar

Photos courtesy joeandkendra.com; Josiah Duggar; duggarfamily.com; TLC

107 comments:

  1. why does it say above that she has been a wife for 11 months and a mother for two? She only has 1 baby?

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    1. A wife for 11 MONTHS and a mother for two MONTHS. Months is implied after the word two.

      If it meant two babies, it would have said a mother OF two.

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  2. Happy birthday Kendra! May God bless you!

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  3. You go Kendra! I feel you have lots of amazing energy to share! Start a blog to bless us followers! You are strong and a girl boss to bring us all far!

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  4. Happy birthday Kendra!

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  5. You and Joy in those maxi dresses look gorgeous! Stay faithful and strong! Bring your faithful along for the journey!!!

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    1. yes - that's the first think I noticed...Joy looks beautiful

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  6. Happy BIRTHDAY to her!

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  7. Have a wonderful joy filled fun birthday Kendra! Blessings to you and Joe and Garrett!

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  8. I just love her! She brings such life and a breath of fresh air to the Duggars and the show. She is truly precious and her personality makes her shine so brightly. Kendra is MY favorite "Duggar". Oh, and she's beautiful too.

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  9. a mother for two?

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    1. Two months, months is implied

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  10. What are the ages of all the Caldwell kids?

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  11. Wow,I have never seen Joy Anna look better. That's a great outfit.

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    1. I thought the same thing.. I think its from nursing. I looked my best after my first baby and nursing.

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  12. Happy Birthday, Kendra! You are a beautiful lady inside and out, with a super fun personality, great sense of humor, very classy, likable and the love you have for others is authentic, it shows through your eyes. Such a gorgeous bride, loving wife and Mommy! All that being said, I hope your birthday was as special as you! So glad you are a part of the Duggar family!

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  13. Happy Birthday to one of my favorite Duggars! Enjoy your "20's".

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  14. Happy 20th birthday Kendra, hope you had a great day. I hope your enjoying your new baby. I hope you take the time to enjoy life before #2. I can't wait for Garrett to learn to walk. Natasha B.

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  15. Re: the photo of Kendra and Joy in the long dresses...that looks like an older photo, from just before Joy's wedding. She lost a lot of weight for her wedding. This is not a Kendra birthday photo. They post photos from the past as if they are very recent ones.

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    1. Where do you see them trying to pass off old pictures as new ones? I think everyone knows that these aren’t new photos

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    2. It definitely is old. Joy only has an engagement ring. The Duggars posted it for Kendra’s birthday. I’ve noticed they always include some old pics on birthday posts. They probably just pic their faves

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  16. If Kendra's parents got married in January and she was born August 11, the same year... a bit strange. Do all the rules apply to kids only not the older generation? JimBob and Mishelle also didn't save their first kiss for the marriage. So why to put so much pressure on kids?

    Anyway, happy birthday Kendra!

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    1. Kendra may have come a little early or she was the reason her parents got married. Point taken in regards to Jim and Michelle, and possibly Kendra's parents, implementing rules they themselves never followed.

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    2. Even if what you're implying about the Caldwells is true, so what? Is Josh forbidden from teaching his kids the importance of fidelity? Or if someone used drugs before marriage, they have to let their kids use drugs, too?

      Many parents set strict rules for their children BECAUSE they don't want them to make the same mistakes they did.

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    3. Jim Bob and Michelle have said they regretted not saving their first kiss for their wedding day and as for Kendra’s parents I don’t know much about their story. I believe the kids make their own choices, if they chose to make kissing part of their courtship or engagement they could, it just might be met with some initial counseling from the parents and a bit of disapproval....in the end they are legal adults or close to it making decisions for their life.

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    4. A hypocrite is someone who says "Do as I say, not as I do". But someone who says "do as I say, not as I did" is not necessarily a hypocrite. Otherwise, Paul was one of the biggest hypocrites ever when he defended the Christian faith, since he once persecuted it before his conversion.

      So, Josh was certainly being a hypocrite (as he himself admitted) when he was publicly representing the Family Research Council while doing very un-family friendly things in his off hours.

      But if we take the best case scenario that Josh has truly repented and realized how much his actions have hurt his wife, children, and other family members, and wishes to counsel other people NOT to do what he did; then while I am sure some will still call him a hypocrite, I don't think it's the same.

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    5. Jim Bob and Michelle may have regretted not saving their first kiss for marriage, but I bet they would have regretted more being denied a normal childhood and high school experience with school, friends, sports, activities and clubs, proms, dates, and after school jobs.

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    6. The point of parenting is to teach your children better than you knew and use your experiences to lead them down a better path. I was wild and got pregnant before marriage. THEN I became a Christian. Should I let my children do the things things that caused me pain and grief, or should I use my wisdom to lead them to righteousness?

      Why on EARTH is this even a point of contention?

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    7. Jim Bob and Michelle talk about how they regret kissing and yet share a picture of themselves kissing prior to marriage. Similarly, Michelle shared the picture of her in her cheerleading uniform and fondly spoke about high school with former classmates. Makes you wonder how regretful they truly are.

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    1. As previously explained, mother for two months! Blessed Birthday wishes, Kendra! It's been an exciting year! ❤

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  18. Happy birthday Kendra! She is so sweet. I know her giggling gets on some people's nerves but I love her light, happy, cheerful personality. It's like a breath of fresh air.

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    1. Exactly! May God bless you good, Kendra. ❤

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    2. I agree, I like Kendra's giggle, her face glows and she has such a pretty smile. Happy Birthday Kendra...Jane

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    1. It says that Kendra, has been a mother for two MONTHS, not that Kendra, has two KIDS.

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  20. It's such a joy to watch your show for so many reasons. But thank you and all the best to each of you! :)

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  21. The picture of Kendra and husband was mistyped. It should be Kenda and Joseph Duggar and not Josiah.

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  22. I love Joy's outfit in the picture of her and Kendra. Does anyone know where I can buy beautiful long skirts like that?

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  23. Haha, are you sure that’s Josiah Duggar with Kendra and his brother’s son? Hard to keep all these couples, weddings and babies straight!

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  24. Sarah Palin’s lovely daughter is joining the cast of Teen Mom along with the original women who have shared their lives on the show since they were teen moms. It would be neat to see one of the Duggar girls on there as well, like Kendra!

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    1. 12:36, the stigma of “teen mom” is typically someone between the ages of 14 and 17 who is unmarried and pregnant/has a baby. Your comment is rude and it’s obvious that you meant it in a snide way.

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    2. I don’t think the poster was trying to be snide, rather they did not fully understand the concept of the Teen Mom show.

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    3. I don't even understand why they are allowing Sarah Palins daughter on "Teen Mom". Yes, she was a pregnant teenager but she came from a wealthy supportive family. Teen Mom stars do not come from this type of socio economic background. If I was a "Teen Mom" star I'd be furious. NOT relateable at all. By the way, Kendra was a married responsible "teen mom". Not some drug addicted bed hopper. So proud of you Kendra Duggar!

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    4. Bristol Palin Meyer is a wonderful Christian woman and advocate for abstinence. It would make a lot of sense to have a Duggar alongside her in the cast, since they have so much in common. They would be great examples of Christ on the show.

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    5. 10:43, I’m fairly certain OP was trying to stir something up.

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    6. There is no need to disparage drug addicted bed hoppers or to lump them like that and imply that Kendra is better than they are because she may have had more social or economic advantages. We are all God's children!

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    7. 12:12, the message I get from your post is that you support Kendra but you don't do anything to support the other teen moms or help them with their problems. Turning your back on a problem or speaking badly about it is not going to solve anything.

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    8. Unfortunately, it's now just Bristol Palin. She and Dakota Meyer recently finalized their divorce after being married for one and a half years.

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    9. I wonder if Bristol is keeping Meyer in her name so she can share a last name with at least 2 of her 3 children, rather than none.

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    10. Advocate for abstinence? For whom? If I’m not mistaken she became pregnant outside of marriage a couple of times.

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    11. Anon 12:12 Your comment is extremely judgemental and not at all Christian based. So we all teach and preach to our teens about not engaging in premarital relations. In the real world you can be the best parent and Christian but all it takes is one time for a teen pregnancy to happen. It does not mean they are drug addicts or sleeping around. It may be with a high school sweet heart that you would marry upon graduation or at legal age to marry. Does abortion sound like a better option to you? Not to me. See I gave birth to my 21 yr old son my senior year of high school. Me and his daddy started dating in 9th grade. It only took one time. We are both Christians and would have never considered the alternative. We got married right after graduation and have been together every since. We went on to add 3 more blessing to our family.

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    12. Anon, 7:30. Wow so a woman who had 3 children out of wedlock from 2 different men is a good Christian? By your definition Kim Kardashian is a great Christian.Anyways, married or not being a teen mom is not a good idea in 2018. If Garret goes to normal public school his friends parents will be at little bit younger than Kendra’s parents.

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    13. All of Kim Kardashian's children have the same father. While her oldest was born out of wedlock, Kim has consistently been with the father of her children. Bristol was separated from Dakota during the majority of her pregnancy and birth of their first daughter.
      Bristol allows Tripp to use terrible language. The Palins and Duggars have very different lifestyles.

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    14. Bristol was a longtime paid spokesperson for the Candie's Foundation (not the shoe company, ha) - it's an abstinence education organization. Bristol believes in abstinence wholeheartedly; otherwise she surely wouldn't have accepted the job.

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    15. Yes of course Bristol Palin and all the Palins are devout Christians. They write blogs and tweets mentioning god and their faith quite often.

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    16. 9:12- Kim Kardashian only has 3 kids and they all have the same dad, who is her husband of 4 years. Don’t dump her into that group.

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    17. So much unkindness here. Kim K has 3 kids with one husband. Having a child out of wedlock is not ideal, but pre-marital sin is a real struggle for some of us -- we all have an area of struggle, don't we -- and thank God that HE FORGIVES! He also forgives gossip and mean-spiritedness!

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  25. Wow is she pregnant again? They want a big family so why not?

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    1. Um, no. She’s 20, she could have a baby every 2 years until she’s 39 and end up with 11 kids. And large doesn’t have to mean 20 kids, you could have six and that’s still a large family of eight.

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  26. Aww, Happy Birthday, Kendra!

    P.S. The first photo should be captioned "Joseph," not "Josiah." ;)

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  27. I can't believe she said that they "didn't expect to be expecting so soon." EVERYONE watching the show knew that would happen.

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    1. No, it doesn’t always happen. A lot of people have fertility problems. Even people without them, sometimes still take months to get pregnant.

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    2. 1:12- Joe and Kendra are young, in their prime fertility age and didn’t use any form of birth control. It would be weird if they hadn’t gotten pregnant

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  28. Ten to one that Lauren ends up with one of the Duggar boys. Like, in the next year.

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    1. @ OP - You must mean Lauren Caldwell, Kendra's sister. Yes, that's a real possibility.

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    2. I agree...when they showed Lauren on Kendra's birth special, it crossed my mind she would end up with a single Duggar boy.





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    3. Watch for Lauren to be at family events. That's where the wives and husbands usually showed up first. Eagle-eyed viewers saw Jeremy at dinner months before his name was ever mentioned, and at one point, Kendra was "Who's that blonde girl hanging around Joe?" There was even a time when one of the Bates boys was continually posing close to a Duggar girl in event photos, long before that boy started talking about having had his heart broken.

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    4. No Jana should be married soon not the boys.

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  29. It sure would be nice to hear updated news about Joshua, Anna, Jill and Derek. Although I don't have a TV, those that do can get the updates on the rest of the family, but I would love to hear what the others are doing, as well. Thank you, I love them all!

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    1. I agree - this blog should not be governed by the network. KEEP us informed on Jill/Derick, their sons/
      and the rest of the kids/grandkids.

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    2. You understand they can only post what’s given to them, right? Of Josh and Anna and Jill and Derick have chosen to not show as much of their family you as a fan should respect their privacy. That being said, I believe we’ll be seeing a new Jill and Derick post soon since he just graduated from something.

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    3. Perhaps they don’t want their lives shared with the world.

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    4. For people who don't want their lives shared with the world, there's a lot of sharing their lives with the world going on.

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    5. Preach, @12:10.

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  30. Love this blog and think you guys do a great job, but it bothers me how you don’t recognize someone as a mother until their baby is born. I get what you’re saying, but people who aren’t parents don’t go through the discomforts and joys of pregnancy! And as a Mom who didn’t have a living child outside the womb until my fourth pregnancy and over two years of motherhood it is hard not to be considered a Mom until you have a child outside the womb. If you believe in life at conception, then these girls are moms the minute that baby starts forming!

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    1. I never experienced pregnancy, but I have two adopted children. What am I, their pretend mother?

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    2. I’m so sorry you suffered the loss of multiple pregnancies. Please don’t take it wrong that people don’t call ladies such as yourself “mom”. It just gets hard to honor all the different situations and circumstances as well as the different ways people feel about this subject. No one intends to leave you out or dishonor you.

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    3. The OP's point is, adoption and miscarriage discussions aside, the Duggars and their friends consider life to start at conception, so the title of mother or father should, too. Agreed. Don't forget to count those other 9 months.

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    4. 10:06 -- You missied the point of the original comment. The (great) point is that if a baby is a baby from the moment of conception, then the woman carrying a baby is a mother from that point forward, as well, not just after the baby is born.

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    1. Kendra did not hatch; no humans did.

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    2. Right. Humans and dinosaurs were both placed here at the same time, just a few thousand years ago, and the future of one of those (not the one whose young hatched) was saved by Noah. Or so I've heard it explained on this show during a museum visit.

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    3. Anon, 7:36 geez can’t you take a sense of humor?

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    4. Actually, all embryos hatch at about 5 days post conception. Hatching is the medical term. It is however not the day of birth.

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    5. It was a funny comment. Lighten up, folks!

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  32. A mother for two? She hasn’t been married long enough to have two kids haha

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    1. She said she’s been married for eleven months and a mother for two. As in two MONTHS

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    2. Ellie meant a mother for two months.

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    3. "She's been a wife for eleven months and a mother for two (months)"

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    4. It says that Kendra, has been a mother for two MONTHS, not that Kendra, has two KIDS.

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    5. A mother for two months

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  33. The sentence reads 'a wife for 11 months, a mother for 2.' If you read the sentence as a whole, it is refering to being a mother for 2 MONTHS.

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  34. 7:22 I wondered about that as well. Garrett is the only child she currently has that I am aware of.

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  35. No one says “I’m a mother for 2 Kids”. They would say “ I’m a mother of 2 kids”. It isn’t that hard to understand the meaning behind the sentence that Ellie wrote.

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  36. Happy Birthday Have a Blessed Day

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  37. Happy Birthday kendra :) I hope you Have a wonderful birthday :)

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  38. I have an honest question. Not trying to be a smart Alec, but is it against their religion to wear any shoes that aren't brown? Joy wore brown shoes with her wedding dress and the bridesmaids usually wear brown casual sandals. I see that Kendra has on brown sandals with a black skirt. Just curious.

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    1. Hahahahahah. So funny. Brown shoes are more casual, so I think that is why the Duggars gravitate toward that color of shoe. They're a casual bunch, those Duggars.

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  39. Looks like such a nice little family.

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