Monday, December 31, 2012

Duggars Looking Forward to 2013

2012 has been a year of non-stop adventure for the Duggars.

After ringing in the New Year, the stars of 19 Kids and Counting announced their choice for president by joining forces with candidate Rick Santorum.

From January through April, different groups of Duggars traveled back and forth between Arkansas and various campaign events.

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, the four oldest girls volunteered with Journey to the Heart, a girls' ministry headquartered in the Chicago suburbs. In June, Ellie spoke with Jill about the girls' upcoming book, which they now hope to release in 2013. 

A month after celebrating Michael's first birthday, the family headed off to speak at Vision Forum's Reformation of Food and the Family Conference.

In July, the kids surprised mom and dad with a decorated car and a night away, in honor of their 28th wedding anniversary.

During the summer, the Duggars hosted their family reunion...

 ...And threw a party for Jinger and Joseph's high school graduation.

Michelle's 46th birthday in September gave the Duggars another reason to celebrate. As part of her special day, Michelle received an extreme makeover.

And just when the mom of many thought her birthday was over, Jim Bob and the kids presented her with one last gift--a trip to Japan and China! That night, Michelle made sure to tell each of her kiddos how much she appreciated all they had done for her.

Packing for 25 (19 kids + 2 parents + 1 Grandma + 1 daughter-in-law + 2 grand-babies) is no easy task, but the Duggars were soon on their way.

The trip has not yet aired on TLC, but we shared a few teasers. While in Asia, the family appeared on Japanese TV...

Explored the Great Wall of China...

...And met fans that they didn't know they had.

The last three months of 2012 were more laid back for the Duggars. They spent time at Silver Dollar City...

Hung out at home...

Cheered on the Razorbacks...

...And celebrated Christmas.

This evening, the Duggars will continue their tradition of praying in the New Year. At about 15 minutes to midnight, they will gather with family and friends to thank God for the past year and pray for the upcoming one.

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2013!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Duggar Match-Up: Correct Matches

Here are the correct matches to the Duggar match-up game. Let's see how you did!

1/S: Justin
2/Q: Jackson
3/B: Johannah 
4/F: Joy
5/E: Jeremiah
6/M: Jessa
7/H: Josiah
8/R: Jana
9/A: James
10/C: Jill
11/D: Jinger
12/N: Jennifer
13/P: Jason
14/O: Jedidiah
15/J: Joseph
16/L: John
17/I: Josh
18/K: Jordyn
19/G: Josie

Friday, December 28, 2012

Duggar Match-Up

This game will test your ability to recognize how much the Duggars have changed over the past several years. Are you up for it? Match each kid on the right with their correct picture on the left. Post your answers as a comment; we will reveal the correct matches soon.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Duggar Christmas Recap

On Christmas Day, the Duggars gathered at Jim Bob and Michelle's for food, fellowship, and presents. Here are a couple of photos, courtesy of Josh Duggar

Jessa and Michael Duggar
Mackynzie Duggar is ready to take her new bike for a spin!