Friday, November 15, 2019

Duggar #14 Turns 17

Wishing Justin Duggar a very happy 17th birthday!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Video: Josiah and Lauren's Announcement

Jim Bob Duggar, Josiah Duggar, Lauren Duggar, Michelle Duggar
"I was just getting ready to make the announcement that the pregnant mommies and babies get to sleep in the bus, but I guess that includes Lauren now!"
-Michelle Duggar

Last night on an all-new episode of Counting On (check out our recap), fans witnessed the Duggar family's epic camping trip at Devil's Den State Park in Arkansas. During dinner, Josiah and Lauren Duggar announced their pregnancy, and everyone was shocked, especially Michelle (video below).

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

'The Great Duggar Campout' Recap

Counting On "The Great Duggar Campout"

  • Every Monday, the Duggars do family night. Everyone who is available gets together at the big house for dinner and an activity. “It seemed like as our family has been expanding, there for a while, we weren’t getting together with all of our extended family on a regular basis, and it’s really been a blast,” says Jim Bob.
  • This week for family night, the Duggars are going on a camping trip, planned by Jana. When they arrive at the  Devil’s Den State Park campground, Jim Bob and the boys meet up with an orienteering instructor to embark on a map challenge. Jana collects their phones before they leave. “All of us girls thought it’d be fun to take the boys’ phones away,” says Jana. “That way they’d have more of an experience of really just using a map and trying to find their way to camp.”
  • Meanwhile, the ladies set up camp and make dinner. They have an RV and some tents, which they successfully put up using girl power.
  • Towards the end of their trek, the guys have to cross a 50-foot river. They attempt to use boards and tree trunks, but the river is moving too fast.
  • “First person across wins,” says Jim Bob. “I’m going to show you how to do it.” He then proceeds to fall in the water. “Thankfully Jana had confiscated all the cell phones, so my cell phone didn’t get wet.” They end up successfully wading across but are a bit wet when they make it back to the campsite.
  • “Having all the get togethers and being with all the grandbabies and the kids, it does bring back memories of having all 19 in the home,” says Michelle. “Never a dull moment, lots of busyness, and really a lot of joy. We’re just so thankful.”
  • The family prays together before their meal. During dinner, Josiah and Lauren announce that they are expecting. “We had been trying for quite a while after the miscarriage,” says Lauren, who is nine weeks pregnant. The mom-to-be admits that she is nervous.
  • The next morning, Jana organizes team building exercises. The first features a wooden A-frame with ropes attached to it. One person stands in the A-frame, while the others grab the ropes and try to maneuver the A-frame across a field without letting the person in the middle fall.
  • The second game is called the ski challenge. Four or five people stand on a set of wooden skis and have to move their feet in unison.
  • Many miles away in Los Angeles, Jinger and Jeremy are apartment hunting. They will soon make the move from their four-bedroom, 1400-square foot home in Laredo so Jeremy can attend the Masters Seminary. Barbara and Peter, the Vuolos’ property managers and members at the church they will attend, are their guides.
  • On the first day, the Vuolos tour a contemporary apartment and an apartment in Vintage Hollywood, which is right below the Hollywood sign. The interior and exterior of the second apartment are incredibly charming. “You feel like you’re in Europe,” says Jinger.
  • The following day, they visit a detached home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, located off Sunset Boulevard. The property is used by the church, and the owners are willing to lease it to the Vuolos for several months so they can have more time find a permanent place. “I can see myself enjoying the Jacuzzi tub quite a bit,” says Jeremy.
  • Jinger, Jeremy, and Felicity go to a local coffee ship to make a decision. While the ministry house will require them to move twice, it is large and beautiful and will be a great place for them to begin their LA journey. That's the one they choose.

Duggars Go Camping Tonight on TLC

Be sure to tune in tonight for the fifth new episode in Counting On season 10. (Visit our Watch Full Episodes page for links to all our past recaps, starting in January 2010.) TLC has created several ways for viewers to watch. Either tune in live at 9pm ET/8pm CT, log in with your TV provider on the TLC website, or purchase the episode after it airs on Amazon or iTunes.

On tonight's show, the Vuolos go house hunting in Los Angeles, Josiah and Lauren make a big announcement, the Duggar clan embarks on a family camping trip, and Jim Bob takes a tumble into a river.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Josiah and Lauren Welcome Baby Girl

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Duggar
Weeks before Bella Duggar joined the family

Just six days after the arrival of Joseph and Kendra Duggar's baby girl, Addison Duggar, Josiah and Lauren Duggar welcomed a baby girl of their own. Bella Milagro Duggar was born on Friday, November 8th, 2019, at 4:24pm. She weighed 6 lbs 5 oz and measured 18.5 inches long. Photos of the new addition can be found on the TLC website.

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