Tuesday, March 30, 2021

'A New Life' Recap

Counting On "A New Life"

  • Kendra is two weeks away from her due date with Baby #3. Jessa and Joy come over to help her put together some items for the nursery. Kendra will only be allowed to have two people in the delivery room, her mom and Joseph.
  • When asked by the producer how she leans on her faith to get her through difficult parenting moments, Joy says: “I’ve actually been studying the fruits of the spirit right now, which has been really good. But it’s like patience, faithfulness, kindness, love. That is Christ. And so, you’re trying to be more like Christ and set a good example for them.”
  • Later, Michelle (aka Lolli) and some of the young moms lead the younger kids in decorating hats for Easter.
  • Jim Bob, Michelle, Jessa, Ben, Joseph, Kendra, John-David, and Abbie get together to discuss the true meaning of Easter. Jim Bob starts with some encouraging words for Joe and Kendra. “It seems like just yesterday that we were expecting our second and third child,” he says, smiling. “And it goes pretty quick from there. Once you have three, you add a fourth, a fifth, and it’s just like, it’s no big deal.”
  • The Duggars take turns sharing how their faith in Christ has made a difference in their lives.
  • “At 15 was the first time I really heard that I could be forgiven for everything that I had done wrong and know that I have eternal life,” shares Michelle. “And boy, did I have a lot of baggage. I just remember when I asked Jesus to forgive me, I was a changed person.”
  • Ben asked Jesus into his heart at age 15. “It was like springtime in my soul,” he says.
  • At age 12, Jessa thought a lot about eternity. “I also knew that I was a difficult person to be around,” she says. “I was contentious, I was selfish and self-centered, and I was coming to a place where I was not content with staying that way.” After confessing her sin and turning her heart towards Jesus, she says she saw a change in her life.
  • The group gathers around Joe and Kendra to pray for the delivery and for the baby.
  • Kendra ends up going into labor 10 days ahead of her March 1st due date. She is admitted into the hospital around 4pm, and Brooklyn Praise Duggar arrives before 8pm. Her birthday is February 19th, which was also Michelle’s mom’s birthday.
  • On another day, Jessa dyes eggs with her kids, and they bring them over to the big house to make angel eggs, the Duggars’ name for deviled eggs. They also make empty tomb rolls by rolling a marshmallow in butter and cinnamon and rolling that into a piece of crescent dough.
  • Some of the family comes over for an Easter brunch. Joe and Kendra bring newborn Brooklyn over, as well. “I fell like Garrett’s adjusted pretty well to Brooklyn, but I feel like Addie is still struggling, so we’re working through that right now,” says Kendra.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

7-Month-Old Evy

Evelyn Forsyth is seven months old, and older brother Gideon recently turned three. Austin continues to build homes, while Joy stays home with the kids. It's hard to believe that Joy and Austin will celebrate their four-year wedding anniversary in May. 

Evy recently had an appointment with a specialist because of a concerning bump on the back of her head. Thankfully, she received a good report.

Evelyn Forsyth

Photo courtesy @joy4site

Saturday, March 20, 2021

New Episode on the Way

Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar

We wanted to let you all know that there is a new episode of Counting On in the TLC lineup. The episode is slated to premiere at 10pm ET on Tuesday, March 30th, and rerun at 2am on Wednesday, March 31st. The only information that has been shared is the episode summary and title, which are below. We will let you know as soon as we hear anything more.

A New Life: The Duggars celebrate Easter with several activities, including a Bible study and fun crafts. Kendra goes into labor and gives birth to her second daughter. Later, the family gets together for an Easter brunch and meets their 20th grandchild. 60 minutes

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Update from John and Abbie

Abbie Duggar, Grace Duggar, John-David Duggar

John and Abbie Duggar's daughter, Grace, turned one in January. Because the show has been on a break since September, fans have seen little footage of Gracie. TLC just posted a video update from the family of three (video below).

Update from John, Abbie, and Grace

Photo courtesy TLC

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

James with the Bride and Groom

Claire Spivey, James Duggar, Justin Duggar

It has been almost two weeks since Justin Duggar married Claire Spivey. Very few photos of the event have been made public, but we did post a link to the video preview of the wedding. We will let you know when a full video is shared. Until then, we thought you would enjoy this picture of James with the bride and groom.

James and Jason, who are 16 months and two-and-a-half years older than Justin, were in the wedding party. And here's a fun fact: Claire's mom was her matron of honor. Isn't that sweet? Claire's aunt (her mom's sister) was in the wedding party, as well. 

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Derick Turns 32

Happy 32nd birthday to Derick Dillard! For fun, here's a throwback photo of Jill and Derick, taken before they were married. They announced their courtship on March 31st, 2014, and their engagement on April 9th, 2014.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com/dillardfamily.com

Jinger and Jeremy Share an Update

Felicity Vuolo, Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Vuolo, Evangeline Jo Vuolo

"Definitely a time of life that we'll look back on as the good old days."

-Jeremy Vuolo

Evangeline Vuolo is  three-and-a-half months old. Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo and their two girls filmed an update video that is available on the TLC website (link below).

Jinger and Jeremy: Update as a Family of 4

Photo courtesy TLC

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Duggar #1 Turns 33

Wishing Josh Duggar a blessed birthday! He turned 33 yesterday. 

Josh Duggar, Michael Duggar, Meredith Duggar, Mason Duggar,
Marcus Duggar, Mackynzie Duggar, Maryella Duggar, Anna Duggar

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sneak Peek of Justin's Wedding

Claire Duggar and Justin Duggar

The videographer who filmed the wedding of Justin Duggar and Claire Spivey just uploaded a sneak peek clip of the big day. The YouTube link is below. The newest Duggar couple became Mr. and Mrs. last Friday. 

Justin and Claire Duggar: Wedding Teaser Film

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com