We are finally catching up on sharing pictures and videos in this big post from the remaining spring months (April-June) and plan to follow up with a summer post before too long. 😉 With our move, transitions with school & work for Derick, loss of Grandma Mary Duggar, while juggling real life with the boys, we fell behind in the monthly posts, so here’s a catch up on birthdays, settling into the new house and all!
We celebrated Israel’s 4th birthday just before our big move into our new home in April. In May, Derick wrapped up finals for his first (“1L”) year of law school (only 2 more years left now!). Jill’s birthday was the 17th of May, then we enjoyed a short break in our schedule before Derick began some summer jobs just a couple weeks later! In June we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary with a weekend trip to Branson, MO!
From birthday celebrations to NCAA golf championships, to picnics with friends, a wedding, farm fun and water play in our new backyard, there are lots of pictures to catch up on!
Sam eats the last of a cupcake lol Jana and Jill Marcus, Michael, Israel and Spurgeon Jill and Momma Duggar Opening presents Israel, Jordyn, Marcus and Josie Israel and Michael Tyler, Michael, Grandma & Israel Israel & Jennifer Sam, Spurgie, Marcus,Israel, Mason & Meredith Smoothie time! Mini golf for Israel’s birthday! Sam reading with Mima Toy Story characters at church Moving boxes fort Sam trying to shave Enjoying some of our favorite pupusas Family pic before church First time using our key after closing on our new house! Makeshift table at our new house before we moved everything in Pizza party and first company after we closed on our house…Derick’s friend from college. Samuel and cousin, Jaxon Derick’s family Easter Sunday Sam, looking for goodies! Those little lips! Making cookies Cookies for the new neighbors! Moving! Moving some stuff while Derick was at class Rainy days = outside water play Muddy puddles + 2 boys = loads of fun! Moving day! Putting our bed together First meal after everything was moved in! First night with beds! Studying for 1L finals! Nepali New Year celebration with friends Lots of fun and food! Had to capture this adorable sad face on Sam. A small project after moving in…BEFORE AFTER! (This is our coffee bar) Fun at the park! Lovin’ the new backyard! Riding the bugs at Silver Dollar City Riding the frogs Jax and Sam having a convo Derick, Jax and Dan Israel on the swings Israel, cousin Jax and Sam S’mores time! Enjoying family time in the backyard Sam helping wash beans Israel with our friend, Joshua, for his pre-K graduation Aivah, Joshua & Jill Jill and cousin, Amy at her new shop, “3130” in Tontitown, AR Our favorite sushi date place, KJ Sushi and Korean BBQ! Israel, Spurgie and Jessa at the Amazeum Israel enjoying popsicles with friends haircut time! Our church small group friend’s kids First time to have rolled ice cream Sam loves fresh mango Rolled ice cream…yum! Jill and Ivy Jane Seewald (niece) Family time on the greens for the NCAA golf championships cheering for OSU Go pokes! The guys with little Ivy Jane Seewald (cousin & niece) Playtime with papa Israel said he was trying to be Pistole Pete (OSU’s mascot) Trumpet practice Making cookies for some of the brothers in the ALERT basic training program…and ourselves lol matching hearts Barrel of monkeys Israel horseback riding snack time! Petting horses down the street Israel visiting the U of A law library with Derick Some of the sisters came over to help decorate a little Jana is amazing! Birthday time with the family at Marketplace for Jill and Lauren! The infamous (free) birthday chocolate mess! Visiting our friend’s farm for the day! Israel loved the puppies. Checking out the pigs Birthday time at Lincoln Lake! picnic overlooking the lake Sweet surprise cake from Derick’s mom Derick watering the lawn with the beautiful sunset behind him! picnic in the back of the car with friends Sam painting at the Amazeum in Bentonville, AR Water play at the Amazeum Fun with friends National (free) Donut Day at Krispy Kreme! Sam is all smiles! Sam enjoying some Kale chips Grandma helping Sam with laundry Jill, Jackson, Israel and James Israel got to be the ring bearer in our friends, David & Mandie’s, wedding! Josie and Israel Ice cream stop reward for the ring bearer! Jill’s water broke with Sam here! First time back inside together nearly 2 years later! Happy Fathers Day! Uncle Derick and Jax Mima with the grandkids at Grandpa Dillard’s (Derick’s Dad’s) grave Visiting Derick’s dad’s grave on Father’s Day Derick and Dan and families at their dad’s grave. The Duggar sons at Grandma Mary Duggar’s funeral. Future trumpeters? Fun in the sun with a snack Anniversary getaway! Sonic drive-in boneless wings Fancy dinner at the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks (near Branson, MO) Movie time on our Anniversary getaway lol Silly faces Jill working on a project with her friend, Jessica Car wash outside wrestling time Sam feeding cousin Gideon some ice cream
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When does Counting On come back?
I love following all you guys. Never missed the show but it seems like its been a long time since its been on.
Thank you Jill. I hope your summer is going well.
Cute Pictures and videos. Thanks for sharing some of your family’s fun moments. Israel and same are growing so fast. Both are as cute as can be.
Woops..sorry I accidently misspelled (typo) Sam’s name on the previous comment/post.
Thank you for sharing theses precious pictures and videos! I could not believe how well Sam was able to “play” the trumpet! One of my sons played the trumpet in college and I could never make a sound come out of it. I love your new home. May God continue to bless each and every one of you!
Y’all should time stamp the pictures so we know when they were taken. 🙂
Love seeing all these pictures, you’re family is so adorable
Are you guys done having kids?