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!


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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

Friday, July 19, 2019

"Lissy" Turns 1

Felicity Vuolo first birthday
Felicity Vuolo with grandparents (Chuck and Diana Vuolo)

Happy 1st birthday to Felicity! Jinger, Jeremy, and Felicity are now living in Los Angeles, as of a few weeks ago, but Jeremy's parents traveled all the way from their home in the East Coast to celebrate their granddaughter's birthday.

Jinger Vuolo and Felicity Vuolo
Jinger Vuolo and Felicity Vuolo
Christmas 2018

Grandma Mary Duggar, Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo
Grandma Mary Duggar, Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo
November 2018

Jeremy Vuolo and Felicity Vuolo
September 2018

Felicity Vuolo
Felicity Vuolo
August 2018 (3 weeks old)

Photos courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Duggar Dad Turns 54

Happy 54th birthday to Jim Bob Duggar! This has been quite the Duggar birthday week, with Meredith Duggar turning 4 two days ago and Felicity Vuolo celebrating her 1st birthday tomorrow.



Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, theseewaldfamily.com, dillardfamily.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Meredith Turns 4

Happy 4th birthday to Meredith Duggar! She's the fifth grand-Duggar and the fourth child of Josh and Anna Duggar, and in just a few months, she will have a little sister.

Jim Bob Duggar and Meredith Duggar
Grandpa Jim Bob Duggar and Meredith Duggar
June 2019
 
Michelle Duggar and Meredith Duggar
Grandma Michelle Duggar and Meredith Duggar
February 2019

Anna Duggar, Josh Duggar, Mason Duggar, Meredith Duggar
September 2018
 
Meredith Duggar
Meredith Duggar
September 2017

Meredith Duggar
September 2016
 
Meredith Duggar
4 months old

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Monday, July 15, 2019

Jason and James Graduate

 Jason Duggar and Michelle Duggar
Jason Duggar and Michelle Duggar

Another year, another Duggar graduation! Just yesterday, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar threw a graduation party for Jason and James at their home. A bunch of family and friends came together to celebrate these two guys and their completion of high school. Jason is the 12th Duggar child and turned 19 in April, while James is No. 13 and just had his 18th birthday this month.

Since starting this blog almost 10 years ago, we have written about a handful of Duggar graduations (Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, and Jeremiah).

James Duggar
James Duggar

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Tour the Dillards' House

 Jill and Derick Dillard house

The Dillards have been in their new house for almost three months. Moving and unpacking is a huge ordeal, especially with young kids, and Jill and Derick admit that they still have work to do to finish organizing. In the meantime, however, they have been gracious enough to film a short video tour for fans. Click here to watch the video on their YouTube account.

Their house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is a master, one is the boys' room, one is Derick's office, and the fourth is a guest room/storage room.


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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sam turns 2

Wishing Samuel Dillard a very happy 2nd birthday! (We're a day late and a dollar short, but it's still just as exciting.)

Sam Dillard
Jill Dillard, Samuel Dillard, Israel Dillard
Sam's 2nd birthday

Samuel Dillard
Samuel Dillard
October 2018 (1 year 3 months old)

Samuel Dillard
Samuel Dillard
July 2018 (1 year old)

Samuel Dillard and Jim Bob Duggar
Jim Bob Duggar and grandson Sam Dillard
February 2018 (7 months old)

Samuel Dillard and Israel Dillard
Israel Dillard and Samuel Dillard
October 2017 (3 months old)

Samuel Dillard
Samuel Dillard
August 2017 (1 month old)

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Duggar #13 Turns 18

Wishing James Duggar a very happy 18th birthday! James is the 13th child in the Duggar family lineup--hard to believe he has already reached adulthood!

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Jason Duggar and James Duggar graduation from ALERT Academy 2019

James Duggar, 2011

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Friday, July 5, 2019

Annabell's Delivery


Two days ago, we shared the devastating news about Joy-Anna and Austin’s baby, Annabell Elise. The technician didn’t find a heartbeat at the couple’s 20-week ultrasound, and it was determined that Annabell had passed away. Joy delivered her tiny daughter, and she and Austin were able to spend precious moments holding her in the hospital.

Annabell Elise Forsyth's footprints

Joy’s best friend, Carlin (Bates) Stewart, traveled to be present for the delivery and did Joy’s hair and makeup for photos.

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Vuolos at a Soccer Game

Jinger Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo
Jinger Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Felicity Vuolo
LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC

Since arriving in Los Angeles just a couple weeks ago, the Vuolos have been taking advantage of all that the area has to offer. Last night, Jeremy, a former professional soccer player, and Jinger took Felicity to her first Major League Soccer game. The Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Toronto Football Club (Toronto FC) 2-0 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, a city located inside Los Angeles County.

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

Photo courtesy jingerandjeremy.com

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Forsyths' Loss


Austin Forsyth and Gideon Forsyth
Austin Forsyth and Gideon Forsyth, June 2019

Just days ago, the Duggars announced that Anna Duggar, Kendra Duggar, and Lauren Duggar are all expecting baby girls in November. This evening, they have shared a devastating piece of news. Joy and Austin Forsyth lost their baby, who was also due in November.

The expectant parents went in for their 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal one week ago and were told that their baby had passed away. It was a girl, and they named her Annabell Elise. Please join us in prayer for Joy and Austin for both physical and emotional healing.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Ivy Almost 6 Weeks

Ivy Jane Seewald
Ivy Jane Seewald
5.5 weeks, almost 12 pounds

Ivy Seewald just turned five weeks old, and we think she is looking more and more like her older brothers with every photo.

Spurgeon Seewald at 5 weeks
 
Henry Seewald
 Henry Seewald at 4 weeks

Second photo is property of theseewaldfamily.com and may not be used without written permission. Other photos are courtesy theseewaldfamily.com.