Saturday, September 21, 2019

Vuolos in Orlando

Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo traveled to Orlando, Florida this week. Jeremy preached at Reformation Bible College in nearby Sanford, Florida, and the Vuolos spent time at Universal Studios, where they met up with Jana Duggar and some friends. They also saw Alyssa Webster (formerly Alyssa Bates) and her family--husband John Webster and daughters Allie Webster, Lexi Webster, and Zoey Webster. Visit our Bates blog to see a photo of Jinger and Alyssa.

Felicity Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Vuolo


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

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Duggars Return October 15th

Jeremy Vuolo and Felicity Vuolo

After being off the air for almost seven months, new episodes of Counting On are slated to return to TLC on Tuesday, October 15th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Check out the promo video below (from the Counting On Facebook page) to see what the Duggars have in store for viewers.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Sunday, September 15, 2019

MEDIC CORPS Bahamas Update


Happy Sunday! We wanted to give you an update on the crew that is doing disaster and medical relief work in the Bahamas with MEDIC CORPS. Some have returned home, while others have joined the team. The most recent crew has included Lawson Bate, Nathan Bates, John-David Duggar, Jana Duggar, Abbie Duggar, Jeremiah Duggar and the Duggars' friend Laura.

The team is stationed in Marsh Harbor, in the Abaco Islands, and has been working around the clock and sleeping on the airport floor. They have partnered with organizations like Samaritan's Purse and Team Rubicon to multiply their efforts. Visit the News4Jax website to read a touching story written by one of the anchors.
 
If you enjoy this blog, be sure to visit Ellie's other blogs (NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Lolli's Birthday Celebration

Jessa Seewald, Anna Duggar, Michelle Duggar, Amy King
Jessa Seewald, Anna Duggar, Michelle Duggar, Amy King
 
The Duggar family gathered together at the big house to celebrate Michelle's 53rd birthday. She has many names--Michelle, Grandma Michelle, Mama, Mom, and Lolli--and it is clear that she is adored by her loved ones. For the gathering, Josh Duggar grilled grass-fed steaks.

On another note, Duggar cousin Amy King is 36 weeks pregnant with Daxton "Dax" Ryan King!


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

Friday, September 13, 2019

Michelle Duggar--53 Years Young

Speaking of Michelle (we added a little Ruark family history tidbit to yesterday's post about Mason's birthday), the Duggar matriarch is celebrating her birthday today. Wishing her a very blessed day!

Michelle Duggar birthday
Michelle Duggar

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, jingerandjeremy.com

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mason Turns 2

Wishing Mason Duggar a very happy 2nd birthday!

Mason's middle name is Garrett, which is a family name from Michelle's side. Michelle's parents were Garrett and Ethel Ruark, and three Duggars now bear the name Garrett--Joseph Garrett Duggar, Garrett David Duggar, and Mason Garrett Duggar.

Mason Duggar birthday


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Joe and Kendra Celebrate 2 Years

Joseph Duggar and Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar
Wedding day: September 8th, 2017

Wishing a happy 2nd wedding anniversary to Joseph and Kendra Duggar! Catch up with this young couple when new episodes of Counting On return to TLC next month. To watch a video of Kendra and her bridesmaids, visit our October 26th, 2017, post. To watch a wedding day video message from Kendra's parents, visit our November 3rd, 2017, post.

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

Photo is property of duggarfamily.com and may not be used without written permission. To view the full album, visit the Duggars' website.

Photos are taken by photographer Tim Souza

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Duggars' Bahamas Efforts Mentioned on CBS





"A family from Arkansas." That's how David Begnaud, lead national correspondent for CBS News, refers to John-David Duggar, Jana Duggar, Austin Forsyth, James Duggar, and Lawson Bates when they appear in the background of a newscast.


"They flew their own plane in here so that they could be a part of it," says Begnaud. "That's what we're talking about here, folks just showing up at the airport asking for permission to go out and help."

The September 4th newscast was shot at a private airport hanger inside the Nassau, Bahamas, airport, where the Duggars and Bates and others were standing by to help. They arrived in the Bahamas on September 3rd and have been working tirelessly to evacuate hurricane victims, transport relief workers, and deliver supplies.

You can watch the video on the CBS website.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Jeremy Turns 32

Happy 32nd birthday to Jeremy Vuolo! Jeremy is the oldest of all the Duggar children and spouses.

Jinger Duggar, Felicity Duggar, Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo
Soccer game in Los Angeles, July 2019

The Vuolo family Chicago Cubs game
The Vuolo family
Cubs baseball game in Chicago, September 2018

Jeremy and Jinger Vuolo
Jeremy and Jinger Vuolo, 2017

Photos courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Duggars Provide Relief to Bahamas

Austin Forsyth, James Duggar, Jason Duggar, John-David Duggar,
Nathan Bates, Lawson Bates

For the residents of the Bahamas, the past 36 hours have been a nightmare, as Hurricane Dorian stalled over the islands and caused mass destruction. A few of the Duggars (John-David, Jana, Jason, James, and Austin), along with Lawson Bates and Nathan Bates, flew to the Bahamas this morning to lend a hand. They are with an organization called Medic Corps and will be using their training to deliver emergency supplies and provide medical and disaster relief. Those who are interested in supporting their efforts can do so on the Medic Corps website.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com


Saturday, August 31, 2019

The 2x3 Duggars

Mason Duggar
Mason Duggar
Almost 2 years old
 
Mason is still the baby of the Josh and Anna Duggar family, but not for long!

Josh and Anna are continuing their trend of welcoming a baby ever odd year. Mackynzie (October 2009) and Michael (June 2011) are just 20 months apart, while Michael and Marcus (June 2013) are two weeks short of two years apart. Meredith (July 2015) arrived 25 months after Marcus, and Mason (September 2017) made his grand entry 26 months later. If Baby #6 comes as expected in November, she will be 26 months younger than Mason.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Monday, August 26, 2019

Vuolo Food Crawl

Felicity Vuolo and Jinger Vuolo

Over the weekend, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo (and Felicity, of course) went on a food crawl of Los Angeles. With a small group of friends, they spent an entire day experiencing some of the best culinary options that the city has to offer. A coffee shop that they visited is famous for its incredible latte art. (If you look closely at the photo above, there is a picture of Felicity printed on Jinger's latte.)

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

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Father-Son, Joe and Garrett

Joseph Duggar and Garrett Duggar

Joseph and 14-month-old Garrett snapped a sweet photo together, and we are wondering if you think Garrett looks more like his mom or dad.

Joseph Duggar, Kendra Duggar, Garrett Duggar
February 2019

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

Photos courtesy joeandkendra.com

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Jana's Latest Project

Earlier today, we shared what the Forsyths have been up to, but they aren't the only members of the Duggar clan who are currently working on a massive project (or, rather, a Duggar-sized project). The Duggars love working with their hands and using the talents and abilities that God has given them.

Jana Duggar and some of her brothers are tackling an old, rundown schoolhouse, with the goal of restoring it. We will keep you updated as they share updates.



Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Forsyths' Newest Project

Joy and Austin Forsyth camper

Joy and Austin Forsyth just announced that they are starting the process of building a new house, to sell. They built one last year, also to sell, and say they are looking forward to another project. For about a year, they have been living in a 32-foot, 5th wheel camper. It is absolutely adorable and surprisingly spacious, don't you think?

Joy and Austin Forsyth camper

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

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Duggar Girl Trend Continues


Abbie (Burnett) Duggar and John-David Duggar
Abbie (Burnett) Duggar and John-David Duggar
"I just hope she's as pretty as her mommy. I know she will be."
-John-David Duggar
Earlier today, we shared a photo from John and Abbie Duggar's gender reveal party. Now we ae hopping back on here to pass on the exciting news: It's a girl! That's right, another Duggar granddaughter!

To continue the theme that was sort of established at the start of their relationship, their reveal was flight-themed, according to TLC. Visit the TLC website to watch the couple's announcement video. Abbie says that her first trimester was difficult but that she is feeling better now that she is in the second trimester. John and Abbie have not made their due date public, but we will let you know when and if they do.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

2 Duggar Celebrations

Last night, a majority of the Duggars got together at the "big house" for a family game night. They played games like Settlers of Catan, Train Dominoes, and Ticket to Ride. They also gathered recently for a gender reveal party for John-David and Abbie Duggar's baby. What is your guess for this Duggar baby, boy or girl?

The Duggar family, August 19th, 2019

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, John and Abbie Duggar, 
John and Cheryl Burnett

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Monday, August 19, 2019

Giveaway for Nashville Readers

Good Monday evening (or Tuesday morning, if you are one of our lovely readers in Asia, Europe, Africa, or Australia). We know how much you all love giveaways, and we have another one for you. This one is a little different, though, because the "prize" is available to anyone who wants it, but it is only applicable to those who live in the Nashville area.

We are partnering with The Foto Sisters, a talented musical group up of three sisters who are friends of both the Duggars an the Bates. They have been given a handful of free tickets to an event in Nashville sponsored by Keith and Kristyn Getty of Getty Music. If you live in Tennessee and would like to attend this event for free, visit NashvilleWife.com, Ellie's lifestyle blog, for details.

The Seewald Kiddos

 
Ivy Jane Seewald

It has been a while since we have shared a new photo of Ivy Seewald, the newest addition to the Duggar clan. She is almost three months old and is quite the little cutie. Hope you enjoy these photos of Ivy and her big brothers.

Spurgeon Seewald (turns 4 in November),
Henry Seewald (2.5), Ivy Seewald (3 months)

Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The LA Duggars

Jinger Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo

The Vuolos have been in Los Angeles for two months and have been exploring the city in their free time. Their new location has a lot of diverse restaurants, so Jinger and Jeremy have become "foodies" as they seek to try all the new flavors. According to Jinger, her favorite has been Mediterranean.

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

10 Years of Duggar Headers


One of our loyal readers offered to update our photo header, and we just love the finished product. (We can't thank you enough!) For fun, we have pasted our old headers below to show how the Duggar family has changed since we started our blog almost 10 years ago. You can double-click on each to zoom in. The same person also updated our Bates header--head on over to our Bates blog to see that one.

We also want to mention that these photos are copyrighted (we have permission to use them, but we are unable to extend that permission to others). If you see our header on any other website or social media page, it is being used illegally. Links to our social media can be found at the top of our blog (below the header and tabs).

2018
2017
2016-2
2016-1

2015

2014
2013
2012
 2011

2010
2009


Photos courtesy TLC/DCL, Scott Enlow, duggarfamily.com, theseewaldfamily.com,
jingerandjeremy.com, dillardfamily.com, duggarfamilyblog.com, joeandkendra.com

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Kendra Turns 21

Wishing Kendra a happy 21st birthday! Before she married Joseph and became Kendra Duggar, she was Kendra Caldwell (middle name Renee). Like Anna and Lauren, she is due in November with a baby girl.

Joseph and Kendra Duggar, Garrett Duggar

Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo, Joseph Duggar, 
Kendra Duggar, Garrett Duggar

Joseph and Kendra Duggar
dUGgarLY Christmas sweater party

Kendra Caldwell and Joseph Duggar
Panama mission trip, August 2017


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Joy and the Boys

Jeremiah Duggar 20 (wearing Joy's glasses), James Duggar 18, Joy Forsyth 21,
Justin Duggar 16, Jason Duggar 19, Jedidiah Duggar 20

"She was always out there playing with us and having all kinds of fun."
-Jason Duggar

"She wasn't exactly the girly-girl that most of my other sisters were."
-Jeremiah Duggar


It's no secret that Joy-Anna Duggar (now Joy-Anna Forsyth) grew up as a tomboy. With two brothers directly above her in the family lineup and six below her, she spend a good portion of her childhood years playing with the boys. And even though she is 21 and married with a son, she still maintains a very close relationship with her brothers. That's why this new photo of "Joy and the boys" is so sweet.

For nostalgia, we have also included a Counting On video clip that aired around the time of Joy's wedding but contains old footage of Joy as a little girl. (The video is from 2017, so disregard the message at the end that says that Counting On airs on Monday nights.)


Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com; video courtesy TLC

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Gideon Rides a "Horse"

Gideon Forsyth will soon hit his 18-month (or 1.5-year) milestone, so we thought we would share a new photo of him. What a sweet little guy!

Gideon Forsyth
Gideon Forsyth

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

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Saturday, August 3, 2019

New Episodes in 2 Months

According to People Magazine, October is the month when new episodes of Counting On are slated to return to TLC. That means that new Duggar content is just about two months away! The last season ended in March, so it has been quite some time.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Friday, August 2, 2019

Duggar #17 Turns 12

Happy 12th birthday to Jennifer Duggar! Today is also Callie Bates' birthday. She is the 17th child in her family, as well, and is turning 10.

Jennifer Duggar 12th birthday


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com dillardfamily.com

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Duggar Co-Pilot on the Way

John and Abbie Duggar
A Duggar co-pilot is on the way. You can probably guess that that means--John and Abbie Duggar are expecting!

"I'm really looking forward to having a little one around," says John-David Duggar in the couple's TLC announcement video. "I mean, I'm really just thrilled." You can visit the Duggars' website to watch the video and view the announcement photos.

John and Abbie just wrapped up their time in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at the EAA AirVenture air show, an event that the Duggars attend annually.

John and Abbie have not yet announced Abbie's due date, but this little Duggar will be Jim Bob and Michelle's 17th grandchild.

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

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Monday, July 29, 2019

Dillards Living in Little Rock

Jill Dillard and friend with Governor Asa Hutchinson

Jill and Derick Dillard and the boys have been temporarily living in Little Rock for about a month. Derick is on summer break after his first year of law school and is working in the Arkansas capital city until classes resume next month.

Yesterday afternoon, Jill had tea at the Governor's Mansion in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Arkansas' ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote. The event, hosted by Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas First Lady Susan Hutchinson, was open to the public and cost $10, although the 200 available tickets sold out ahead of time.

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Hiking with the Caldwells

We have seen Joe and Kendra Duggar join the Caldwells for outdoor activities in the past. The group recently went hiking at Devil's Den State Park in Akransas. Kendra's other siblings and grandmother were also along for the fun but are not pictured here. Have you ever been to Devil's Den?

Kendra Duggar, Joseph Duggar, and Garrett Duggar
with Kendra's parents, sister Lauren, and youngest brother

Photo courtesy joeandkendra.com

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Burnett Family Peach Ice Cream

For those who have been asking for a new photo of John and Abbie Duggar, we have one to share, and there is an interesting story that goes with it.

On Saturday, July 20th, the couple spent time in Abbie's hometown of Stratford, Oklahoma, for the Stratford Peach Festival, an annual event that has been part of the town's DNA for more than 40 years. Among other things, visitors enjoyed live music, a car show, vendor booths, and plenty of fresh peaches and peach desserts. Stratford is home to multiple peach orchards and calls itself the "peach capital of the world."

John and Abbie weren't just visitors to the festival. They were there to help Abbie's family sell its popular peach ice cream. The Burnetts' peach ice cream is a crowd favorite. This year, they made and sold more than 100 gallons!


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

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Felicity at the Aquarium

Yesterday was Felicity's milestone 1st birthday. Jinger and Jeremy, along with Jeremy's parents, took the little darling to the Aquarium of the Pacific to celebrate.

Felicity Vuolo
Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Vuolo
Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Vuolo at nearby Long Beach, CA

Photos courtesy jingerandjeremy.com