12 Biggest & Best Duggar Moments of 2014

Jenny Erikson | Dec 22, 2014 Celebrities
12 Biggest & Best Duggar Moments of 2014

The Duggar family has had quite the year in 2014, haven't they? A couple weddings (and first kisses!), a couple new babies on the way, a book tour, and more than enough scandal and controversy to go around. Yup, the stars of 19 Kids and Counting have kept us riveted both on and off the air as we've followed their antics on social media and beyond.

Here are the 12 biggest and best Duggar moments of 2014.

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  • 'Growing Up Duggar' Book Comes Out

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    In March 2014, the four eldest Duggar daughters -- Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger -- published a book together called Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships.

    Jill had this to say about why they decided to write it: "We're human just like everybody else, we make mistakes and have challenges, and we want people to see how God's ways work. We live our life on television and, Lord willing, everybody will be able to see Christian values that we hope will point other people to God. We are trying to be a positive example and not be self-focused; that's not our heart in this. We aren't trying to make a name for ourselves. It's just an opportunity God has given us."

  • Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Announce Their Engagement

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    These two lovebirds got engaged in April 2014 after courting for several months. Although they vowed to save their first kiss for their wedding day, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard started holding hands after he put a ring on it.

  • Jessa Duggar Poses With a Firearm

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    Image via Ben Seewald/Facebook

    Ben Seewald posted this photo of his bae Jessa Duggar posing with a rifle last June, and the Internet went nuts. Keep clicking, this is by far not the most controversial thing Jessa will be involved in before the year is out!

  • Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Get Married

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    Image via Jill Dillard/Instagram

    In June 2014, Jill Duggar became Jill Dillard as she said "I do" to her love Derick Dillard. They shared their first kiss at the alter in front of about 1,000 wedding guests. No pressure!

  • Baby Dilly Is on the Way!

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    Image via Jill Dillard/Instagram

    Less than two months after tying the knot, Derick and Jill Dillard announced they were expecting their first little one together. As for why they decided to announce it so soon, Jill said she was just so gosh darn excited to be pregnant, plus she wants every life to be celebrated, no matter how small.

  • Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Get Engaged

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    Image via Jessa Seewald/Instagram

    On the heels of her next oldest sister getting married, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announced they'd be tying the knot before the end of the year as well.

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  • 'Free Jana Duggar' Movement Hits the Internet

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    At 24, Jana Duggar is hardly an old maid. But as the eldest single Duggar daughter (and with two little sisters already married), rumors circulated like wildfire that she isn't in charge of her own life. However, she insists she just hasn't met The One yet. 

  • Jill & Derick Are Having a Boy!

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    Image via Jill Duggar/Instagram

    Derick and Jill Dillard took a few of her siblings along for the big gender reveal ultrasound, and found out that their firstborn child will be a son! Derick told People magazine, "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings, it is very special."

  • Duggar Rules for Dating

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    Image via Jessa Seewald/Instagram

    We knew the Duggars were strict about the whole courtship thing, but in September, Jill and Jessa Duggar opened up to Us Weekly about how things go down with Duggar "dating." Did you know that parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are copied on all texts?

  • Jana Duggar's Parents Try to Set Her Up With Tim Tebow

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    Image via DuggarFam/Instagram

    After Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar post about meeting Tim Tebow's mom Pam Tebow, rumors start flying that they were trying to set Jana Duggar up with the former NFL star. Reps confirmed that the pair have never even met, but you have to admit, they'd make a cute couple!

  • Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Shock Guests With First Kiss

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    Image via Jessa Seewald/Instagram

    The Duggars famously save their first kisses for their wedding days, so guests were expecting a show on November 1, when Ben and Jessa Seewald said, "I do." But these two pulled a fast one and opted to share their first kiss in private, rather than at the alter in front of a thousand guests.

    More from The Stir: Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald Finally Kiss in Public & It's Amazing (PHOTO)

  • Ben & Jessa Seewald Reportedly Caught Having Sex at Their Wedding

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    Image via Jessa Duggar/Instagram

    After Ben And Jessa Seewald opted to share their first kiss in private after their wedding ceremony, one guest blogged that the newlyweds may have done more than just kiss ... unlikely, but even if they did, who cares? More power to them.

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