Friday, May 30, 2014

Recap: "A Toast to Love"

Derick is coming home tonight and Jill wants to bring her brothers and sister in the ready to celebrate his return. Jim Bob reveals that he has never seen his daughter excited about anything. It's time for the other members of the family to meet Jill's boyfriend.
When they arrived to the airport, Jill lines up everyone and holds up a sign in form of a heart that says she's waited for 60 days for this day. Derick's little brother and step-father are waiting for his return.
When Derick and Jill finally get close, they engaged in a full hug when the family normally prefers to do side hugs. Derick admits that the whole thing is a little bit overwhelming when he gives her family hugs. Josie asked him if he is going to marry Jill.
The parents decided to take out their daughters on a double date with both Ben and Derick. Michelle wanted to get a chance to get to know them better. They all enjoy the meal .
The kids get ready for their dinner party for their parents, Jana is in charge since she is the oldest one home. Joy Anna has to bring in help from her cousin Amy to teach the youngest duggars how to sing Jesus loves me. Joesph gets help from both Derick and Ben to make the stage while Jessa and Jinger make the dinner. What are the rest of the kids doing? Cleaning up the house for the night.
When Jim Bob and Michelle return home, they are surprised to see what the kids have done for them. They sit down and enjoy dinner while the kids perform both music and skits. Jeremiah had wrote a touching poem to his parents for all that they have done for all of the kids.
Tune in next week for the season finale, and watch Derick pop the question!

Jackson's birthday wishes from the fans

Jackson's birthday was on May 23, 2014
Donna: Happy Birthday
Kim: Happy Birthday and have fun and be bless
Lg: Happy Birthday
Brittany: Happy Birthday Jackson, May God bless you and your day be very special with many amazing memories
Susan: Happy Birthday Sweet Jackson. I hope that it's is as special as you are
Peggie: Happy Birthday, To one of the most fun loving Duggars! I hope you have a very fun & Blessed day!
Kristen and Bethany: Happy Birthday Jackson! God bless you
Michelle: Happy birthday. Keep smiling and sharing God's love
Tina: Happy Birthday and have fun
Karen: One of my fav Duggar boy! Happy birthday....stay cute and innocent.
Shelbby: Happy 10th birthday Jackson
Erin: Happy birthday
Brittany: Oh my! Ten years old already. Happy birthday Jackson
Bessie: Happy birthday Jackson.
Juile: Happy Birthday
Peggie: Happy birthday Jackson
Stephanie: He can't be 10 already!!! wow now I feel old lol. Happy Birthday Jackson.
Leanne: Happy Birthday Jackson!
Alice: Happy Birthday Jackson!
Pam: Happy Birthday Jackson!
Vanessa: Happy Birthday!

Grandma's birthday greetings from the fans

Grandma Duggar birthday was on May 26, 2014 and I took to our fan page for what you guys wanted to say for her birthday. I did not include the last name.

Joyce: Happy Birthday
Linda: Happy Birthday
Erin: Happy Birthday
Cindy: Happy birthday
Melanie: Happy Birthday
Tina: Happy Birthday
Elizabeth: Happy birthday

Coming soon!

Here's the blogs that I am currently working on

  • Recap: A toast to love
  • Happy Birthday Jackson's wishes
  • Happy Birthday Grandma's wishes
  • Marcus first birthday wishes
  • Someone Fun is turning one
  • June updates
  • Michael's third birthday
  • Michael's third birthday wishes
  • Josh and Jim Bob's father day
  • Anna's birthday
  • Recap A duggar says...
  • Recap: Cousin Amy's special

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Michael's birthday comments

We are doing the same thing with Michael's birthday as we are doing with Marcus however the deadline is different for him....

His deadline is June 10th!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial day!

Happy Memorial day to all of those have serve our country. We are very bless

A toast to love: Preview

Derick returns home and the whole family plans a welcome home party. Later, Michelle takes Jill and Derick along with Ben and Jessa on a date. Later on the kids surprise Jim Bob and Michelle with a dinner they won't forget

Happy Birthday Grandma Duggar

Happy Birthday Grandma Duggar

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Webster!

John and Alyssa are exchanging vows today! We are so excited for them and are excited to see what God has in store for them.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Jackson!

Jackson is turning 10 years old today. He is the youngest son of the Duggar family

Couples weekend recap

Jana and Jill head to a birth. Jill gets her turn of being primary midwife under supervision as Jana supports her sister. Jessa takes pictures of the baby's birth.
Jim Bob and Michelle head to the doctors to find out if Michelle can have another baby. Michelle takes a blood test to find out if she's going through menopause and we find out the results in the season finale.
Meanwhile Jessa and Ben head up to visit Jessa's brother and sister-in-law. Jinger is coming with her sister to be the chaperone. Josh takes Ben to workout and ask him questions.
Later, Josh and Anna take the new couple on a trolley ride. The couple had fun and had a great time

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Something's new recap

Jim Bob and Michelle have always wanted their children to practice music however the parents admit that they are not as good as their children. Joy and Michelle spend some mother-daughter time with violin lesson.
Later on, Jana gathers her younger siblings to plan the dinner theater for Jim Bob and Michelle.  Jana says that they need to keep figure out more things but lucky they have a few weeks.
Jessa and Jinger are heading to Ben's house for a cooking lesson with Ben's boyfriend Jessica and Danielle. The girls make fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and for dessert, they are making apple pie with Ice cream.
Michelle and Jim Bob think that Ben should not expect home cook meals every night since Jessa is not the best cook. Jessa learns that Ben is very methodical and systematic and that he he snore. Ben's sisters ask Jessa if there is any news. Ben arrives home and approves of her cooking.
Jana and Joseph headed to DC to visit Josh and Anna. Anna says that it's important to her to make sure that the kids are heathly and eating healthy.  Josh and Anna take the group to skiing and since that it's going to be Anna, Mackynzie and Michael's first time skiing. Anna forgets to bring her snow gear and ends up skiing in her skirt for a couple of hours. Josh decides to take Anna on a ski date.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Turning one soon!

Last night, we announced that we wanted to do something special for Marcus's first birthday. Here's how to do it!

You can either:

Go to our facebook fan page and leave a comment


Go to our twitter fan page: and tweet us with your comment!

Deadline is May 30th!

Expect the blog up on June 2nd!

Tonight on 19 kids and counting

Something New
Jessa and Jinger head to Ben's house where his sisters teaches Jessa how to cook his favorite meals. Meanwhile in DC, Josh and Anna take the kids on a skiing trip with Jana and Joseph. Joy Anna gets to teach her mom to play the violin

Couple weekend
Jana and Jill headed to help with a birth while Jessa takes pictures. Jim Bob and Michelle head to the fertility doctor. Ben and Jessa head up to DC with Jinger to visit Josh and Anna. Anna wants to take Ben around the city however Josh has other plans for Ben.

recap blog will be posted later this week! 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Recap: The Big question

Jim Bob, Jill and Derick are heading to shop in a busy shopping district to buy the duggar children. Jim Bob wants to know what Jill likes about Derick and to make sure that everything is going well with him. Derick heads to buy Jill a heart necklace when he asks her to court. Derick then takes Jill and Jim Bob to a monkey temple in a three wheeled taxi.

Jill heads over to volunteer at a birthing center to see how different US is from Nepal. She checks to make sure that the baby is okay on a woman that is due in four weeks. The mom hears the baby's heartbeat for the first time. Jill wants to be a missionary and give medical care to moms and their children. While Jill is volunteering, Derick and Jim Bob headed to get a Nepali shave. When they get back, Jill is surprised that he got rid of his beard.

In Arkansas, James and Michelle practice on a slingshot while Jinger shows her younger sister Joy to make bread since it's going to be her job soon when the oldest get married and move out. Joy plans to make bread for the family at least once a week.

Michelle, Jana, Jinger, Jessa and Johannah head over to next door since their internet is not working and do a video conferencing with Jim Bob and Jill. Derick wants to know if there is something that he doesn't know about Jill and Jessa responds that she is one of the more emotional ones in their family which is a good thing because that means that she cares.

Jill and Jim Bob are about ready to make their way back home when Derick pulls her aside, He asked her if she wants to start courting since they are really close. Jill is happy to accept courting. Derick reveals the gift that he got her.

Jim Bob revealed that they have prayed for a godly man for his daughter and they have found him.

Derick has to wait about two and half months to meet the rest of Jill's family

Relationship update

Jessa and Ben have been courting since September 2013. Their courtship has been featured on this season of 19 kids and counting.
Jill and Derick started a courtship in Nepal in November 2013 when Jill and Jim Bob headed to Nepal to visit Derick. Jill and Derick got engaged in March 2014 and planning a wedding for June 21.
Jim Bob and Michelle have been married since July 21, 1984 and are about to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary! 
Josh and Anna have been married since September 26, 2008 and about to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary! 

Jill Duggar on Channel Mom

Jill gave a interview! Check out this video on the link Jill Duggar's video

Jill's birthday

Jill is celebrating her 23rd birthday. Jill is the fourth child for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. She is currently engaged to Derick Dillard. God has put many blessing in her life. She met and got engaged to Derick while she was 22 years old

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Growing up duggar: Questions and answers with the duggar girls

Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger sat down and chatted about their book while Jessa and Jill discussed their courtship on April 1, 2014.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Big Question: Preview

While in Nepal, Jim Bob gets a shave and Jill volunteers her midwife services at a birthing center. Before they head back to Arkansas, Derick has something to ask Jill.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Could there be baby number 4?

Josh and Anna are rumor to have baby number 4 since the recent photos have shown her having a baby. There is no confirmation as of yet.

A duggar leaves home!

Cousin Amy with Jordyn 
TLC is giving Amy a TLC special "A duggar leaves home" where Amy travels to Nashville to pursue her music career.

The special airs on June 10th at 9pm

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's day!

Mom to Jim Bob and Deanna, Grandmother to 20; great-grandma to 3

Mom to 19 kids and counting; grandma to Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus

Here's Michelle and the kids 
Mom to three kids

Friday, May 9, 2014

Michelle Duggar on Getting Help with Homeschooling

Catch up with all of Michelle's Blogs.
Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan: How do you teach all the kids at once, especially with so many of the older ones becoming involved in other things and not being around to help out as much?
Because we do have so many kids, I still have some older ones with strengths in specific areas that pitch in and help. There are a lot of middle kids that are really good at disciplining and mentoring the younger ones.
But we also have some gaps now, specifically in music. I'm not very good at it and I'm not helpful at all. Luckily, I've got dear friends who teach music lessons to the kids and have also helped with phonics lessons. My friend Debbie Query’s daughters Mandy and Heidi help out in both of those areas.
Mandy is our music teacher; she’s the one that taught us all to play the violin. She comes over on Fridays and does individual lessons for most of the day. Starting at 4:00, we do group lessons. That’s when we practice playing music together with all of the different parts -- cellos, violins, piano, and harps. Mandy is really talented and helps us get our family orchestra together.
Heidi teaches music, too, and has recently started to help me with phonics. She makes sure that the little ones are crossing their T's and dotting their I's and grades their papers for me. That’s a huge help and so important to me.
Phonics is one of my favorite subjects. I just love teaching the kids to read. When it clicks and the light turns on and they start putting the letters together it’s such fun. Suddenly, they’re putting words together and making sentences. We’ll be driving down the road and they're reading signs and the billboards. It’s wonderful!
So yes, I have brought in extra help, and we've traded out with the Querys. They help us, and we help them, and it's been a beautiful thing. There are also groups in the area that will trade out skills. Someone will help you with math if you'll help them with science, etc. It’s really a great system.

Jill and Derick's story: How they met

How I met the girl of my dreams.

Well, I'm from Rogers, AR, just about 45 min from where Jill lives, but we had to go 8,000 miles accross the world to meet.  So about two years ago, when I was doing humanitarian work in Nepal, Jill's dad was one of my prayer partners.  We would talk every couple weeks or so to discuss how our work was going and what current prayer needs were.  Jill's dad would also mention periodically the work Jill was doing in her studies as a student midwife and her desire to someday use her skills overseas on the mission field.  Being that we had similar life goals, she caught my attention.  The first time Jill and I spoke was over the phone in a brief conversation we had back in March 2013.  I continued speaking with Jim Bob (Jill's dad) over the summer, but didn't speak with Jill again until August.  However, during this time I was praying about Jill and asking God for direction in getting to know Jill better.  

The answer to my prayer came in August 2013, just before I left Nepal for a two week trip to Japan.  During a conversation with Jim Bob, he mentioned how he thought Jill and I might get along well,  having similar personalities and direction in life.  He gave me Jill's phone number and we began texting, then emailing, then skyping/ talking on the phone.  Over the next few months we became very grateful for modern technology as we continued to get to know each other better.  Most of our conversations were centered around our values and life goals.  

At the end of November, Jill and her dad got to come to Nepal for a couple weeks.  I had no idea what to expect, but I was excited and prayed that God would give clear direction during this time.  By the end of the trip I felt the Lord directing me to ask Jill to officially begin a courtship relationship.  She agreed and we continued getting to know one another.  It would still be two months before I completed my two year term and would move back home to Arkansas.  

Upon my arrival home (January 2014), I was met by the Duggar clan; this was my first time to meet Jill's family in person.  Over the next few months, I enjoyed spending time getting to know Jill and her family better.  

How I met the sweetest man in the whole world

Like Derick stated, we grew up pretty close to each other, but didn’t meet in Arkansas. Christmas 2011, Derick briefly stopped by our house while caroling with a group from his church. Neither of us remembers each other specifically from that time; all I have is a vague memory of the group of people who came. Not long after this, Derick contacted my dad and asked if he would be a prayer partner during his two-year term in Nepal. He would call my dad regularly and give updates on how his work was going there and then they’d pray together. As my dad got to know Derick he was really impressed with his Godly character. He started telling me about Derick and also told Derick about me! I listened in on a few phone conversations with my dad without Derick knowing I was doing so.

After I kept hearing good things about this guy I decided I’d look him up on my own, so I Googled him and got a little glimpse from his social media outlets. I thought it was really neat how we had similar life goals and all, so I prayed about him for a little while, but then I prayed that God would allow me to not think seriously about any guys until it was His timing to begin a relationship and “the one”. I didn’t really think about this prayer again until later.

In March of 2013, Derick called my dad to give him an update and pray together and I happened to walk in the room. Unlike the other times when I had just listened in, this time my dad told Derick I had just come in the room and asked him to tell me a little bit about himself. We talked briefly that evening, however in the months following I didn’t think much about him.

In August of that same year, my dad was on the phone with Derick one evening and gave him my number. He told Derick that he thought we may hit it off and encouraged him to group text (with my parents), or call me if he wanted to. What I didn’t know at the time was that this was a direct answer to Derick’s prayer! He had been praying over the entire summer about when/if he should contact my dad to begin a relationship with me and was asking God to show him clearly! Wow! God is good!

I was super excited to text Derick back and forth, and then we were able to Skype. Our first call lasted 5.5 hrs and I asked him a ton of questions! I jokingly say it was “love at first Skype”! It really helped me feel secure to know that Derick and my dad had already got to know each other and that my dad admired him. During Derick’s time in Nepal, he was 10hrs and 45 min ahead of us so we would try to get in talk time when it would work best for both our schedules. And then there were other times when he was trekking in the Himalayan mountains for days at a time without any communication.  Although the distance was hard, we are grateful that we were able to really work on developing good communication, something that’s an important part in marriage. Also, during this time I was able to hang out with Derick’s family, visit his church, and even went to his house and rode in his car a couple times!

In November, my dad and I were able to fly to Nepal and spend two weeks with Derick! During our trip, Derick asked me if he and I could begin getting to know each other better in a courtship relationship; I happily agreed! I’d spent much time reading the bible, praying and getting wise counsel, before saying “yes”. The more I spent time with him and observed his integrity, sweet spirit and love for God and service to others, the more I fell in love with him! Our goals align perfectly with how we see God leading us and we both feel we can serve Him better together than separate!

Well, my dad and I went home and over the next 60 days I cried a lot of tears; I missed him so much! Finally, in January of this year (2014) Derick returned home and was able to meet my entire family!

Derick asked my dad for permission to marry me at the end of February and then asked me on March 29th! I said, “yes, totally!”

We look forward to seeing where God will lead us and are enjoying this amazing season of life together!

“Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and depart from evil.” –Proverbs 3:5-7