About The Duggar Family
Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar married July 21st, 1984. At that time, they chose to use the birth control pill. They thought, “We don’t want children right now. We can’t afford them. We want children in our timing, when we’re ready.” Four years later they decided to have their first child. Then, Michelle went back on the pill, but she conceived and had a miscarriage. At that point they talked with a Christian medical doctor and read the fine print in the contraceptives package. They found that while taking the pill you can get pregnant and then miscarry. They were grieved! They were Christians! They were pro-life! They realized that their selfish actions had taken the life of their child. They prayed and asked God to forgive them, and to teach them to love children like He loves children. They asked God to bless them with as many children as He saw fit in His timing. Right after that Michelle got pregnant with twins! To date they have been blessed with 17 children, (10 boys and 7 girls) Joshua (& wife Anna), Jana & John-David (twins), Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah & Jeremiah (twins), Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer (and #18 due in January 2009!).
The Duggar Family of Tontitown, Arkansas pose in front of thier home in August 2007 for this family photo. Michelle Duggar recently gave birth to their 17th child Jennifer Danielle Duggar.
The Duggar’s Home in Tontitown, Arkansas, USA. The Duggar Family finished construction of this home on January 20, 2006.
The Duggar’s Home in Springdale, Arkansas, USA. The house has a 2000 sq. ft. living room / dining / kitchen area with large windows and adequate space for entertaining guests.
Dining room, Kitchen & Living room
From far left… Michelle, Jill, James & Jana in Living room
The “pretty” kitchen in the Duggar’s Home. This kitchen includes 2 convection ovens, 2 microwaves, 2 dishwashers, 2 warming drawers, 2 sinks, a fridge/freezer and a large amount of counter space for food preparation.
Jill Duggar, left, cooks grilled cheese toast while sister Joy-Anna and brother Jedidiah look on.
Johannah reaches for a carrot while Justin, Joy-Anna, Jackson, Jana, Jim Bob & John-David go through the serving line.
A few of Duggars go through the serving line in the Industrial Kitchen (which contains 4 ovens, 2 griddles, 4 freezers, 2 refrigerators, 2 sinks, a pizza oven, a deep fryer & a popcorn machine.
Joy-Anna Duggar gets her cup from the “drink counter” at the Duggar’s Home in Tontitown, Arkansas. With 17 children in the home, organization is a necessary virtue.
The Duggar Family praying during ‘Bible Time’ around the dining room table which seats 20.
Jana Duggar plays the piano with her baby sister Jennifer Danielle in her “baby carrier.”
Jeremiah Duggar, top left, plays a game of chess with his grandpa J.L. Duggar, top right, while brothers Jedidiah, lower left, and Josiah, lower right, compete in a favorite Duggar Family game.
James Duggar, center, reaches for a toy while brother Jason, right, and sister Joy-Anna, top left, play in the playroom in their home in Tontitown, Arkansas, USA.
Joy-Anna Duggar, left, plays a game of pool with her father Jim Bob Duggar, far right, while brother John, far left, plays a game of “Galaga” and other siblings, Jinger, center left, Josiah, middle center, and Joshua, center left, play a game of foosball in the “playroom” at their home in Tontitown, Arkansas, USA.
Josiah Duggar, right plays a game of foosball with brothers Jedidiah, lower left, and Joshua, upper left while other siblings play in the “playroom” at their home in Tontitown, Arkansas, USA.
From left… Justin, Jason, Jeremiah & Johannah sliding down their indoor slide at their home in Tonitown, AR USA
Jason & Jeremiah on indoor climbing wall at their home in Tontitown, AR USA
Justin climbing through tunnel from boy’s room to playroom
Johannah on indoor climbing wall
Justin & James come out of the tunnel from the playroom into the boy’s bedroom while Josiah climbs the ladder to the boy’s loft.
Josiah climbs loft ladder while Justin & James watch.
The Boy’s Bedroom with 10 beds and 2 bathrooms (from left .. Jeremiah top,Justin bottom, Jackson bottom, James top, Josiah,Jason bottom, Jedidiah top, Joshua bottom, Joseph top & John far right).
Justin & Jeremiah watching John work on computer.
Josh, John-David & Josiah doing some video editing in their Studio / Sound Room.
Jessa fixing Johannah’s hair
he Girl’s Bedroom (from left.. Jinger, Johannah, Jessa, Joy, Jill holding Jennifer & Jana).
The Duggar Girl’s (from left… Jana, Jinger, Johannah, Jessa, Joy, Jill & Jennifer)
Jana playing harp in girl’s room. Jinger & Joy-Anna talking to Jill while she is holding baby Jennifer.
JimBob, Michelle, & Jennifer in Master Bedroom
JimBob walking on catwalk, overlooking living room
Jessa Duggar, center, works in the laundry room in the Duggar’s Home. Their laundry room has 4 washers and 4 dryers.
Justin & Jinger in family clothes closet right off laundry room. All clothes go in here and the children come and pick out their clothes as needed.
The Duggar Family Orchestra
The Duggar Boys – violinist
John Duggar, right, spins a soccer ball on his finger, and his brother Joseph tries to knock it out of his hand, while other Duggar Children play in the front yard of their house in Tontitown, Arkansas.
The Duggar Family Home – Tontitown, Arkansas, USA
The Duggar Boys and friends cooling off after a long hike in Devil’s Den State Park in Arkansas. (July 2007)
The Duggars helping a friend assemble their tent at the annual Advanced Training Institute homeschool conference in Big Sandy, TX. (May 2007)
Jeremiah & Jedidiah Duggar at the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch. (2006)
The Duggar Family on a trail ride at the Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch in Southern New Mexico. 100 miles from electricity! (2006)
The Duggar Family at the Grand Canyon South Rim in the “Spring” of 2006 – it was about 30 degrees out there!
Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar (2006)
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