Thursday, May 23, 2019

Duggar #15 Turns 15

Wishing Jackson Duggar a very happy 15th birthday! Jackson was the first Duggar child to have his birth featured on reality TV.

Jackson Duggar 15th birthday


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wedding this Weekend

Joy-Anna Duggar and Carlin Bates
Joy-Anna Duggar and Carlin Bates, spring 2014

The Duggars are gearing up for a big wedding this weekend, and most of you know the couple that is getting hitched. We'll give you a hint: It's set to take place in Knoxville, Tennessee. That's right, Carlin Bates is marrying Evan Stewart this Saturday!

Two Duggars will be in the wedding. Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth will be a bridesmaid, and Justin Duggar will be an usher. (Visit our Bates blog to view the full wedding party list. It's going to be a large one!)

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Baby S #3 Coming SOON

Jessa Seewald, 37 weeks 6 days pregnant

Baby Seewald #3 is due on June 5th, which means that Jessa will be 38 weeks tomorrow. As they did for Spurgeon and Henry, Jessa and Ben found out the gender but are choosing not to share it with their families or the public. Jessa's past two deliveries have occurred five days past her due date, so that would put this baby's birthday on June 10th. What are your predictions for arrival date and gender?

According to Jessa, the five Duggar ladies who are currently pregnant (Jessa, Anna, Kendra, Lauren, and Joy-Anna) are planning a photo shoot, hopefully before Jessa's delivery. For interest's sake, we have included snapshots of Jessa's bump during her past two pregnancies.

Jessa Seewald pregnant
Jessa Seewald, 36 weeks 4 days pregnant with Spurgeon Seewald

Jessa Seewald, 39 weeks pregnant with Henry Seewald

Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Monday, May 20, 2019

Duggars Return Date 2019


Following Josiah and Lauren Duggar's pregnancy announcement, there's more big news to share today! Can you handle all the excitement, or would you rather we wait until tomorrow for this announcement? It's something that y'all have been wondering about for weeks, so we will go ahead and tell you...

New episodes of Counting On will return to TLC this fall! Also this fall, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will welcome multiple new grandbabies. There's a lot to look forward to in Duggar Land.

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

Photo courtesy TLC/DCL

Duggar Grandchild #17


It feels like Duggar pregnancy announcements have become a regular occurrence on our blog. In February, we shared the heartbreaking news of Josiah and Lauren Duggar's miscarriage, which happened last October. Today, we are overjoyed to pass along some happier news. The couple is expecting again! They are due with their little rainbow baby this fall, right on track with Josh and Anna Duggar, Joseph and Kendra Duggar, and Joy and Austin Forsyth.

Congratulations on your little miracle from the Lord, Josiah and Lauren! Visit Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's website to watch a short video clip from the excited parents.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Ben Turns 24

Wishing Ben Seewald a very happy 24th birthday!









Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Lauren Turns 20

Wishing Lauren Duggar a very happy 20th birthday!

The Duggar ladies celebrated Jill Dillard's 28th and Lauren's 20th with a girls day out, which included a meal at one of their favorite restaurants (can you guess where they went?). If you are wondering who the "extras" are in the photo below, they are the Swansons (Lauren's mom and sisters).


 



Photos courtesy Josiah and Lauren Duggar, Anna Duggar

Friday, May 17, 2019

Duggar #4 Turns 28

The Duggars are gearing up for a long string of birthdays that kicks off today. Over the next two months, 14 Duggars (that's approximately 30% of the family!) will turn another year older, starting with Jill Dillard, Lauren Duggar, and Ben Seewald (May 17th, 18th, and 19th) and ending with Meredith Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar, and Felicity Vuolo (July 16th, 18th, and 19th). Check out our birthdays page to see who else has a birthday coming up.

Happy 28th, Jill!

Jill (Duggar) Dillard, 28th birthday
Jill (Duggar) Dillard, 28th birthday

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

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dillards at the Farm

Derick Dillard has officially completed his first year of law school, so has been soaking up the family time that he now has more time for. Those of you who have friends of family members who have gone through law school (or perhaps you have gone through it yourself) know how time consuming it is. As one of their first post-finals activities, Jill and Derick took the kids to a friend's farm.

Israel Dillard, Samuel Dillard, Derick Dillard
Israel Dillard, Samuel Dillard, Derick Dillard, and friend Lindi

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Friday, May 10, 2019

John and Abbie's Double Celebration


So far this month, John and Abbie Duggar have had two reasons to celebrate. May 3rd was their six-month wedding anniversary, and May 6th was the one-year anniversary of the day they met at Abbie's church in Oklahoma. Right away they started texting, and they soon became boyfriend and girlfriend...and the rest is history. The newlyweds are pictured above in front of their church, where they officially became members just two weeks ago.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Little Felicity

Felicity Vuolo and Adelyn Foto

Yesterday, we shared a photo of Jinger, Felicity, and Jinger's friend Adelyn Foto, taken when Adelyn visited Laredo last fall. The photo is a few months old, but it was sweet to see a snapshot of a younger Felicity (she is now sitting up and crawling!). We wanted to share one more photo from that visit and remind you to check out our Wednesday post for a neat opportunity from the Foto Sisters.

Photo courtesy of Adelyn Foto/the Foto Sisters

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Foto Sisters Giveaway

It's about time for a giveaway, don't you think? In celebration of the release of their "What a Friend" music video, the Foto Sisters have graciously offered us two packages to raffle off to our readers. Each package contains a limited edition "smile" t-shirt, special balloons, and a copy of the Foto Sisters' album What Lies Beyond.

The Foto Sisters are a touring musical group made up of three sisters, Adelyn, Katelyn, and Gaylyn. They are also friends of Jinger and Jeremy. They have recorded seven CDs and have been making music together since they were very young (about 17 years). We absolutely love their version of “What a Friend.” The new music video for that song is embedded below the Rafflecopter widget (follow the prompts on the widget to enter the giveaway).


a Rafflecopter giveaway


 Jinger and Felicity Vuolo with Adelyn Foto, fall 2018

Photos/video courtesy of The Foto Sisters

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Mama Jinger and Mama Michelle

Here's a friendly reminder that Mother's Day is coming up in just five days. In honor of the holiday, we wanted to share a photo of two beautiful Duggar ladies who just spent some time together in Laredo. This will be Jinger's first Mother's Day and Michelle's 32nd.

Michelle Duggar and Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo
Michelle Duggar and Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Monday, May 6, 2019

Buds Garrett and Gideon

Gideon Forsyth and Garrett Duggar are only three months apart and are almost sure to be best buds. Joy Forsyth, 21, and Kendra Duggar, 20, also have a close friendship, which began well before either of them were courting their now-husbands. Both ladies are currently expecting their second child. Joy is due in November, and Kendra has not announced her due date.

Garrett Duggar and Gideon Forsyth
Garrett Duggar and Gideon Forsyth

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ANOTHER Duggar Grandchild?!

Joy Forsyth, Austin Forsyth, Gideon Forsyth
Thanksgiving 2018


"I was pretty nervous when we found out we were expecting another baby, but I know that we have nine months to prepare and that the Lord will give us the strength and wisdom..."
-Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth

The grandbabies just keep coming for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar! At this rate, it won't be long at all before their grandchildren outnumber their children. Last week, Josh and Anna announced that they are expecting their sixth, and today, another couple has big news.

Joy and Austin Forsyth are expecting their second child in November 2019! At that point, older brother Gideon Forsyth will be one year and nine months old. Visit the TLC website to watch the couple's announcement video.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Friday, April 26, 2019

Duggar Family of 8


Josh and Anna Duggar have big news. Anna is pregnant, which means they will soon be adding Baby #6 to their family! Their new addition is due in November. All the "M Duggars" are approximately two years apart, and this child will fit right into the pattern. Currently, three Duggar ladies (Jessa, Kendra, and Anna) are expecting, bringing the year-end grand-Duggar total to at least 15.

Mackynzie Renee Duggar, October 2009
1 year, 8 months 
Michael James Duggar, June 2011
2 years
Marcus Anthony Duggar, June 2013
2 years, 1 month
Meredith Grace Duggar, July 2015
2 years, 2 months
Mason Garrett Duggar, September 2017
2 years, 2 months
Baby "M" #6, November 2019

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

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Felicity Turns 9 Months Old

Five days ago, Felicity Vuolo reached her nine-month milestone, and she is still as happy and full of smiles as ever. According to mama Jinger Vuolo, she has become quite the busy little girl. Around the time of Felicity's first birthday, which will be July 19th, she and her parents will be relocating to Los Angeles, California.

Felicity Vuolo, Easter 2019
Felicity Vuolo, Easter 2019

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

Duggar Cousin is Expecting!

Amy and Dillon with the Duggar family at their wedding

In honor of the new life in Christ that Christians celebrate on Easter, Duggar cousin Amy Duggar (now Amy King) has just announced that she is pregnant! She and husband Dillon King, who married on September 6th, 2015, are due in October 2019, just weeks after their four-year anniversary. They say they are both absolutely thrilled to enter this new season of life. The announcement was made via PEOPLE Magazine.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Friday, April 19, 2019

Photos: Dillards' New House

Yesterday, we shared Jill and Derick Dillards’ exciting announcement. They just built a house and will be moving soon! Below are a few pictures of their new place. We’re curious to hear from our readers—have you ever built a house? What was your experience like?

Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard, Samuel Dillard, Israel Dillard new house
Derick Dillard, Jill Dillard, Samuel Dillard, Israel Dillard
 
Jill and Derick Dillard new house

Jill Duggar Dillard new house


Photos are property of dillardfamily.com and may not be used without written permission. Additional house photos can be found on the Dillards' website.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dillards Build a House

Derick Dillard, Israel Dillard, Jill Dillard, Samuel Dillard
Derick Dillard, Israel Dillard, Jill Dillard, Samuel Dillard

Jill and Derick Dillard have just announced some exciting news! They have been living in a rental home but are about to move into a new home that they just built. The house has gone up quickly over the past several months. It's a ranch-style home with a brick front and siding back, located in a subdivision in Lowell, Arkansas, which is only about 20 minutes from Jim Bob and Michelle.

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

John and Abbie Enjoy Spring

In honor of Abbie's 27th birthday, which was yesterday, below is a new photo of the newlywed couple. They have been married coming up on six months, and they are loving their life together. This is Abbie's first spring in Arkansas, as she is from Oklahoma. What are your favorite spring activities? Do you like to hike?

Abbie Duggar and John-David Duggar
Abbie Duggar and John-David Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Abbie Turns 27

Wishing Abbie a very happy 27th birthday!

Abbie Burnett Duggar and John-David Duggar
Abbie and John-David Duggar

Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Jim Bob and Jennifer, April 2019

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Just wanted to pop on here and share this new photo of Jim Bob and Jennifer. Jennifer will be 12 years old in August. She was just a baby when the Duggars started filming for 17 Kids and Counting back in 2008. My how time flies!

Jim Bob Duggar and Jennifer Duggar
Jim Bob Duggar and Jennifer Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Joe and Kendra's Big News


"We're really looking forward to just going from one to two and just seeing what the adventure holds..."
-Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar

Joseph and Kendra Duggar have exciting news to share! Ten months after Garrett Duggar's June 8th arrival, the couple is thrilled to announce that they are expecting Baby #2! This baby will be Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 14th grandchild.

"I hope that this little kiddo that we're going to have is like his mommy...a sweet personality," says Joe. He and Kendra have not announced the due date or the gender. You can watch their video announcement on the TLC website.

Photo courtesy TLC

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Josh Duggar Family

Josh and Anna Duggar and their kiddos posed for a family photo while they were all dressed up for church this weekend. With oldest sibling Mackynzie turning 10 this October and youngest sibling Mason turning two in September, these children are growing quickly! Do you predict that Josh and Anna will have more children?

Josh and Anna Duggar and kids
Michael Duggar, Mackynzie Duggar, Anna Duggar, Mason Duggar
Marcus Duggar, Meredith Duggar, Josh Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Win a Mumbelli Baby Bed

Happy Monday! Head on over to our Bates blog to enter our latest giveaway. We're raffling off two Mumbelli infant beds. The giveaway ends tonight, so be sure to hurry.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Forsyths at the Zoo

This morning, Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth took Gideon to the zoo. They went with Austin's sister and brother-in-law, in celebration of their daughter's birthday. There aren't any zoos in Northwest Arkansas, so they drove less than two hours west to the Tulsa Zoo in Northeast Oklahoma. Have you ever been? It is known for being a great zoo.

Gideon Forsyth at the Tulsa Zoo
Gideon Forsyth at the Tulsa Zoo

 Photo courtesy Joy and Austin Forsyth/duggarfamily.com

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

Israel Turns 4

Wishing Israel Dillard a very happy 4th birthday!



Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Jana's Favorite Place

This weekend, Jana visited one of her favorite places with younger brother Jeremiah Duggar. Can you guess where they went? The hardware store, otherwise known as Lowe's Home Improvement! With the supplies that she bought, Jana built shelves and did some painting.

Millennials--otherwise know as Generation Y--are often referred to as Generation DIY. Jana and the other Duggar siblings have embraced the DIY culture in a big way. Are you a do-it-yourself person?

Jana Duggar
Jana Duggar

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

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Saturday, March 30, 2019

John and Abbie Pack the Airplane

John-David Duggar and Abbie Burnett pack their airplane
 
"We put a lot of stuff in the airplane. Fortunately, we have an airplane that can haul a lot of stuff, and we took advantage of that."
-John-David Duggar

John and Abbie Duggar already revealed the location of the honeymoon they took a few months after the wedding (see our post from four weeks ago), but where did they go immediately after becoming husband and wife? No one knows! In this video, you'll see them loading up their airplane with all kinds of supplies.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Friday, March 29, 2019

Driving with Jackson

Jackson Duggar's driving lesson

"I'm kind of nervous to practice driving with this police officer, but I think it will be good practice for me."
-Jackson Duggar

In case you missed the scene from last week's episode that featured Jackson's driving lesson, we have embedded the clip below. Jim Bob Duggar and a few of the Duggar brothers take him into town for a lesson with a local police officer.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Derick's Braces

Derick Dillard, Israel Dillard, Sam Dillard
Derick Dillard, Israel Dillard, Sam Dillard

For those who have wondered about Derick's braces and orthodontic work, here is an explanation...

Derick chose to have braces put on his teeth four years ago because his doctor recommended it, but jaw expansion surgery was a prerequisite in order to make room in his mouth. Unfortunately, the surgery moved his midline over, which means that his top two front teeth are no longer centered, and fixing them is likely not worth the hassle. Derick hopes to get his braces off soon.Below is a photo of Derick before his surgery.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard, 2014


Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hopes for the Future

Joseph Duggar and Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar
Joseph Duggar and Kendra (Caldwell) Duggar

At the end of last night's episode, the producer asked the married Duggar couples what their hopes are for this year.

Jessa and Ben Seewald
Due with Baby #3 on June 3rd
Ben: "It will be fun to see these little ones interacting with a new brother or sister."

Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger: "Watching Felicity grow this year...and seeing her little personality come out."
The Vuolos also announced yesterday that they are moving to Los Angeles. More info can be found in our March 25th blog post.

Joseph and Kendra Duggar
Kendra: "I think we would be thrilled to have baby number two. Since my mom just had a baby, I think for me it's just kind of given me a baby itch recently."
Joe: "We are planning on building a house, as well as still doing the car stuff. We'd be happy to have more kids, but all in God's timing."
Kendra: "We'll let Garrett grow up a little bit."

Josiah and Lauren Duggar
Josiah: "The first little one is with the Lord right now after a miscarriage, but looking forward to maybe expanding our family."

Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth
Joy: "Gideon is started to walk kind of, not really by himself, but I think he'll be walking within the next month. Hopefully I'll either be pregnant or having a baby within the next year, so that will be exciting, going from one to two."

Last night's Counting On season finale episode is available on the TLC website (link below).

Counting On "A Bachelor No More"

Photo courtesy TLC

Monday, March 25, 2019

'A Bachelor No More' Recap

Counting On "A Bachelor No More" Parts 1 and 2
    • A few days ahead of the wedding, the couple is in Arkansas making their unity candle, as well as candles for their moms. Jennifer is their chaperone. When asked what scent they should choose for Michelle, she says: “Mama likes laundry smell. She puts it in her car.” They end up doing lavender.
    • “I was not looking for a husband, so meeting John, it really happened overnight, but it really was the right thing, so there was a lot of peace in it,” says Abbie. John claims that he started planning the engagement at the start of the courtship. John and Abbie are getting married six months after they met, at the same church where they met.
    • Wedding coordinators Jana Duggar and Duggar friend Laura DeMaise, along with the Duggar brothers, pack up supplies and head to Oklahoma. “We’re taking extra things that we probably won’t need, but just in case,” says Jana. “Might as well be packing up and moving somewhere for like a year.”
    • Would any of the Duggars consider eloping?
      • Jana: “…At some point in time…I think every single couple has said, ‘Let’s just elope.’”
      • Jason: “I might consider eloping. She would say no way, whoever she is. I think it’s probably just not a Duggar thing to get eloped because we want all the friends to be there.”
      • Jedidiah: “Almost all girls want like a ceremony, and so even if you elope, you’re still going to have a ceremony later on, I think, and so you might as well get it over with...well not get it over with.”
    • The siblings arrive at the airplane hanger to start decorating for the reception. They create a massive, flowy decoration for the ceiling, made of tablecloths. They say they are using redneck engineering. “Redneck engineering is using whatever you have to fix whatever you might need to fix, y’all,” explains Austin.
    • When Jeremiah considers putting a ladder on a forklift, Jana nixes that idea. The group leaves the hanger at1am, and they start decorating the church later that day. Working with one’s siblings isn’t always the easiest thing. “We all had our own opinion…” says Jedidiah.
    • Meanwhile, Josiah and Lauren are at their house practicing the song they will be singing at the wedding. “There’s not a day that I don’t think about the little one or wake up crying or something, or…thinking of memories we could have had,” says Lauren. She and Josiah say they are trying to praise the Lord for how good he is, even though they are hurting.
    • “I’ve never seen someone who has served their wife so much,” says Lauren. "I wish our baby could have seen how wonderful a daddy he.” After her miscarriage, Lauren was so weak that she couldn't walk, so Josiah carried her around.
    • The day before the wedding, the rest of the family is on their way to Oklahoma. “Whenever I am back at my family’s house, I feel like I more or less morph back into that role as older sister,” says Jessa, as she makes sure the little girls have their dress shoes.
    • The bride and groom arrive, and the rehearsal goes off without a hitch. The man officiating the wedding is Bob Gray II, the pastor at the church that John attends whenever he is in Texas. “We are very ready to have our first kiss,” admits John. “It is [hard to wait], but yet it’s not. We’ve consciously made that decision.”
    •  After the rehearsal, there is still a lot to do at the hanger. The “light guys” end up taking longer to set up the lights than expected. Jana is stressed out, but she keeps her cool. Friends of the Duggars come together to lend a hand.
    • The wedding day finally arrives! Abbie’s nursing school friend does her makeup, and her sister Maggie does her hair. Her maid of honor is her older sister Hannah. John’s best man is Joseph. While the wedding party gets ready, the other siblings are at the hanger finishing up.
    • While taking pictures with his groomsmen, John is told by the photographer to look like Zoolander and Blue Steel. The siblings say they don’t know what Zoolander is, but Jeremy does. 
    • For additional wedding details, check out our recap of the wedding preview
    • “She took my breath away,” says John of the moment he saw Abbie walking down the aisle. “[John] was just standing up on the stage grinning from ear to ear,” says Abbie.
    • After the pastor speaks, Abbie’s dad officiates the vows, which the bride and groom wrote. We posted them last year. Click here to read them.
    • “I’m happy that she gave me the nickname of Sugar Muffin,” says John. Abbie refers to him as Sugar Muffin in their vows. The other siblings think it's a little strange. “I wouldn’t want to be called Sugar Muffin,” admits Lauren. “[Josiah] calls me Sugar Baby.
    • What’s the deal with the first kiss? John kisses a few other body parts, including Abbie’s hand, forehead, and cheek, before making it to her lips. “I planned the first kiss,” says John. “I wanted to take my time and take it slow.” He had given Abbie a heads-up on what he wanted to do, and she though it was tender. What do the siblings think?
      • Joseph: “That was a different method...”
      • Kendra: “It was their first kiss, it was great, but it was a little bit awkward to watch.”
      • Lauren: “I was like, ‘John, just, just please kiss her on the lips, just please.”
      • Jason: “By the third, forth one, I was like, ‘Aright, go get a hotel room.’”
      • Jinger: “No I will never forget it.”
    • Some of the couples, including Jim Bob and Michelle, jokingly reenact the first kiss. 
    • At the reception, John and Abbie cut their cake and feed it to each other. “We were really thankful for everybody who came,” says Abbie. “We felt really loved.”
    • After a little while, the bride and groom jump into their getaway plane, but not before they both hug Jana and thank her for everything. After lifting Abbie into the plane, John does a safety check of the outside before they take off. They do a fly-over, and then they’re gone.
    • While Jinger and Jeremy are still in town, Jessa and Ben announce their pregnancy and June 6th due date. Later, they share it with the rest of the family. Everyone is ecstatic, as they always are when a Duggar pregnancy is announced.
    • "I think we would be thrilled to have baby number two," says Kendra, who admits she has a baby itch. She and Joe are planning on building a house. 
    • Josiah and Lauren say they are looking forward to expanding their family, Lord willing.
    • "Hopefully I'll either be pregnant or having a baby within the next year," says Joy. 

    Vuolos Leaving Laredo

    Jeremy Vuolo and Felicity Vuolo

    "This is going to be my first time living in a big city, and I'm really excited."
    -Jinger Duggar Vuolo

    Over the past year, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo have made a number of trips to Los Angeles, California, as Jeremy has been taking online courses from The Master's Seminary. In July, the Vuolos will be leaving Laredo and moving to LA so Jeremy can pursue graduate studies at the seminary.

    The couple also plans to attend John MacArthur's Grace Community Church. Although they are looking forward to this move, they say they are very sad to leave the friends they have made in Laredo. You can click here to watch a short video message from the Vuolos on the TLC website.

    You may remember Jinger saying years ago how much she loved New York City. Well, she will finally have a chance to experience life in a big city!

    Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

    Garrett's 1st Beach Trip

    Garrett Duggar with grandma Christina Caldwell

    "It's just amazing...realizing that she's already done this how many times over and how painful and challenging and hard it can be, but that she's done it anyways. It gives me a greater appreciation for everything that she's done for me."
    -Kendra Caldwell Duggar

    Tonight is the season finale of Counting On. It's a sad day, isn't it? The two-hour episode premieres at 9pm ET/8pm CT on TLC. Tune in at 3pm ET/2pm CT for a marathon of the six episodes that have aired so far this season. Visit our Showtimes page for all the details, as well as a summary of tonight's episode.

    In case you missed last week's episode, below is a video clip of Garrett's first beach trip with Joe, Kendra, and Kendra's family.


    Photo/video courtesy TLC

    Sunday, March 24, 2019

    John and Abbie in Branson

    This weekend, John and Abbie took a short trip to Branson, Missouri. They especially enjoyed seeing the story of the biblical character Samson brought to life at Sight and Sound Theatres. The Duggars have been to Sight and Sound multiple times over the year. Do you recall watching them as part of the cast of Noah on 18 Kids and Counting "Duggars On Stage" back in 2009?

    John and Abbie Duggar
    John and Abbie Duggar

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    Friday, March 22, 2019

    Season Finale Airs Monday


    We have some good news and some not-to-good news. Let's start with the not-so-good news. Monday's new episode of Counting On will be the season finale. Isn't that too bad? But the good news is that TLC is rerunning all six shows that have aired so far this season, followed by the two-hour season finale featuring John Duggar and Abbie Burnett's wedding. (Full TV listings can be found on our Showtimes page.)

    The network has not yet set a start date for the next season, but rest assured that the Duggars are still filming.

    Also, be sure to enter the giveaway that Ellie is running on her lifestyle blog, NashvilleWife.com

    Photo courtesy TLC