Friday, December 15, 2017

Tori's wedding!

We are so excited to share that Tori Bates is getting married tomorrow to her sweetheart, Bobby Smith!

From what we have told, many of the Duggar family members will be present at the wedding. 

We will be sharing more in the weeks to come over at our Bates blog website.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Austin Celebrates 24th Birthday!

Happy 24th Birthday Austin! 

All about Mason: Three months old

On Sunday, we accidentally posted this update and we wanted to apologize for that mixed up. Mason was born on September 12th and today is celebrating his third month milestone. He just celebrated his first Thanksgiving with his family. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 monthly birthday covers recap part 1

We decided to take a look back at our 2017 monthly birthday covers before we release our January 2018 birthday cover. We are going to be sharing these in parts.



Friday, December 8, 2017

Joseph and Kendra's third month anniversary

Joseph and Kendra have been married for the past three months. They just celebrated their first Thanksgiving.


All about Samuel: Five months old

Samuel is now five months old. This past month, he celebrated his first Thanksgiving. The weekend past Thanksgiving, Derick and Jill dedicated their son, Samuel Scott to the Lord.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

More Duggar travels

On Saturday, we shared that the Duggars will be in Australia in January 2018. Now the family is making plans to go over to New Zealand for IBLP Family Conference.
Jennifer, Josie, Jordyn, Johannah
The family is heading to Marton, New Zealand from January 18 to January 22nd. You will be able to meet Jim Bob and Michelle along with their 14 children
To get information visit the event brochure that New Zealand has on their IBLP website.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

All about Henry: 10 months old

Henry is now 10 months old and it is hard to believe that he will be one in two months. He just celebrated his first Thanksgiving a few days ago.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Grandbaby #10 update!

It is hard to believe that we have roughly three months until baby Forysth will be here. A family friend has said that the couple has chosen to wait to find if it's a boy or girl when it arrives.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2018 Family Conference

Jim Bob and Michelle are packing up their little ones and taking them on a trip to Australia. Many of you know that Jeremy and Jinger went to Australia shorty after their November 2016.

If you read our Bates blog then you know that Gil and Kelly took a trip down under with their daughter Carlin in January 2017.

The family will be at Kilsyth South Baptist Church in Victoria Australia on January 13, 2018. The time is 1pm to 5pm.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and 14 of their children will share their thoughts on family life and homeschooling, followed by tea and fellowshipping. This is a public event.
RSVP by January 6th to

Right after the event, the family will be part 2018 family conference in Lilydale Victoria. The family will be guest speakers at that confernece.

Please check out the IBLP website to register for the event.

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Monthly Preview

⦁    Josie turns 8
⦁    Jordyn turns 9
⦁    Jinger turns 24
⦁    Jedidiah turns 19
⦁    Jeremiah turns 19
⦁    Austin turns 24

Pregnancy update:
⦁    Joy

All about Grandbabies:
⦁    Henry: ten month old update
⦁    Samuel: 5 months old
⦁    Mason: 3 months old

Monthly anniversaries:
⦁    Austin and Joy
⦁    Joe and Kendra

Other Blogs:
⦁    January Birthday Cover
⦁    Counting On
⦁    2017 recap
⦁    2017 Birthday monthly recap
⦁    2017 blog cover recap
⦁    Merry Christmas
⦁    December Recap
⦁    Goodbye 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November Recap!

November has been quite busy for the Duggar family as Ben/Jessa celebrated their third wedding anniversary where Jeremy/Jinger celebrated their first wedding anniversary. The family has also celebrated the birthday of Jessa, Spurgeon and Justin.

TLC made a surprising announcement where Derick Dillard was released from Counting On.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Our Next Cover?!

Many have asked when will be updating our cover, we have decided to wait until late March to update our new cover. 
We last updated our cover in September 2017 shorty after Mason was born and Joe and Kendra were married.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Counting On Update?

TLC has not released if there will be a new season of Counting On. In the past it's been about three months from one season to another. 
 TLC has reported that Derick Dillard will not be part of the show when it returns.

A Very Dillard Thanksgiving 2017 photos

As the Dillard family were celebrating Thanksgiving with the Duggar family, they also took time to celebrate it with the Dillard family. We have a few snapshots to share with you all.
Israel and Derick

Dan, Deena, and Samuel

Israel and Meredith

Derick and Jill with the Dillard family

Monday, November 27, 2017

Updated photo of Jinger

Jinger is getting closer to celebrating her December birthday. She just recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary with her husband Jeremy.

During Thanksgiving, she and Jeremy made their way up to Arkansas to spend time with their love ones

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A very Duggar Thanksgiving 2017 photos

John, Jinger and Jana

Jim Bob and Samuel


Josie with Jeremy and Jinger

Jeremy and Henry

Jill and Samuel

James and Samuel

Jana, Meredith and Israel

The Duggar family minus Joy & Austin

Michelle, Jinger and Samuel

Austin and Joy's six months of marriage

A few days after celebrating their fifth month of marriage, Austin and Joy head to Texas to enjoy a rodeo, which only runs Fridays and Saturday evening at the Fort Worth Stockyards. They also celebrated Joy's 20th birthday.
Austin and Joy are getting closer to welcoming their first child in late February/Early March. The couple has yet to announce the gender of their first child so be sure to do our baby games.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

First Thanksgiving

Three grandbabies (Henry, Samuel and Mason) are celebrating their first Thanksgiving.

 There are two newly wedded couples that are celebrating their first Thanksgiving as husband and wife.


Thanksgiving 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 2017! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Update on the Bates family

The Bates family has two new grandbabies on the way in April 2018 which brings them to eight grandbabies and counting. The Bates family has six granddaughters and two grandsons.

Chad and Erin are expecting their third child, Everly Hope. John and Alyssa are expecting their third child, Zoey Joy.

Both girls are due within the week of each other.  We can't wait to meet them in April 2018! 

Meanwhile, The Bates family are preparing for Bobby and Tori's December wedding which is weeks away. We are so excited for the couple! 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Break

Happy Sunday all! 

It is hard to believe that it is Thanksgiving week and that means we are taking a week off of blogging to spend time with family and friends. 

Don't worry, we will be here for any special announcements that are made from the Duggar family! 

We will see you this Saturday for our December Birthdays!