20 Sweetest Duggar Moments Over the Last Year

20 Sweetest Duggar Moments Over the Last Year

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With a group as big as the Duggar family, there are bound to be lots of exciting things that happen over the course of a year -- and that's definitely how 2018 went for our favorite TLC reality family. Courtships, weddings, pregnancies, new babies -- this year had it all. We loved seeing Jinger Duggar become a mom for the first time and watching John David, formerly known as a "bachelor 'til the rapture," settle down and get married, even though he may have broken a couple of courtship rules along the way. 2018 was huge for the Duggars, and there are plenty of sweet moments that have been happening for this family. 

Because many of us have been following along since the beginning of the Duggar family's televised journey -- like, before 19 Kids and Counting ever aired -- it's been a lot of fun to see how they've grown and changed over the years. It's hard to believe how many Duggar daughters and daughters-in-law became new moms this year, and how many of their sons became husbands. It's so much fun to watch these kids turn into adults with families of their own, which makes everything that much sweeter.

We've loved watching everything unfold on social media and on Counting On in 2018, and we can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for this family. More babies and courtships on the way? We have a pretty good feeling about it. 

Here are all the sweetest Duggar moments from 2018. It's so much fun to take a walk down memory lane and see how much this family has grown this year. It's hard to believe that an already huge family has already gotten so much bigger, but we have a feeling the baby boom is far from over.

  • Baby Gideon Was Born

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    In February, Joy-Anna and Austin welcomed their first child, Gideon, into the world. They've been keeping fans updated on Instagram ever since his birth. It's crazy to see how much he looks like his dad -- and what a happy baby he is.

  • John David & Abbie Got Married 

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    It may have seemed like John David was going to remain single forever, but then he met Abbie and lived happily ever after -- and judging by how much they obviously love each other, it seems like they definitely made the right choice. They tied the knot in November, and they seem to be loving the newlywed life. 

  • Felicity Vuolo Was Born 

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    We don't know what we love more: Seeing how much Felicity has already grown since she was born in July, or how much Jinger is obviously made to be a mom. Either way, this little one is definitely one of the family's cutest moments of the year. 

  • Amy Duggar Became a Business Owner

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    This year, cousin Amy achieved a huge goal: Opening her own boutique. So far, many of her cousins have visited and shopped with her, and it seems like she couldn't be more proud and happy to live her dream.

  • Baby Garrett Was Born

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    In June, Kendra and Joseph welcomed their first child, Garrett, into the world. The only downside? They've chosen to keep most photos of him private (which is obviously totally their call). But that just means that when we do get glimpses of Garrett, it's all the more sweet.

  • Josie Duggar Celebrated a Milestone

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    When Josie was born premature, it was a scary experience for the whole family, so when she turned 9 years old this year, Michelle shared sweet throwback photos of her to show how far she'd come. We're so glad that Josie's grown up to be a healthy, happy kid, and can't wait to see her continue to grow. 

  • Jinger's Sweet Message About Motherhood

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    This year, Jinger opened up about what motherhood means to her so far in the sweetest Instagram post about caring for Felicity. She wrote: 

    "I love being a mother. I love it that the first thing I see in the morning is her little smile. I love it that she can’t contain her excitement when she hears her daddy’s voice. I love it that she crinkles her nose when she laughs, just like I do. I love it that she is my daughter." 


  • Jinger's Sweet Anniversary Message to Jeremy 

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    We're always obsessed with Jinger and Jeremy's relationship, but we still can't get over how sweet Jinger's Instagram post for him was this year when they celebrated two years of marriage. Jinger wrote: 

    "It has been the most incredible two years of my life! I am so thankful for you @jeremy_vuolo. You are the most amazing man I have ever known. Thank you for always being there for me in the best of days and in the toughest days. Thank you for always pointing me to Christ and being faithful to share Christ with others. Seeing you so gently caring for Felicity melts my heart. You are the best husband, father & friend a girl could ever ask for!! I love you with all of my heart, baby!" 

  • Josiah & Lauren Tied the Knot 

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    In June, Josiah married Lauren Swanson, and we're so happy to see that their marriage so far has been a lot of fun. They're always posting about each other on their shared Instagram, and we just can't get enough.

  • Jill Started Straying From the Dress Code 

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    After seeing Jinger sporting pants and shorts all the time, we had a feeling her sisters might follow. This year, Jill took a big step coming into her own with her wardrobe. Not only has she gotten her nose pierced, but she also got in the habit of wearing pants. Fans are loving it.

  • Henry Got His First Haircut

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    Jessa's youngest son, Henry, hit a major milestone -- he got his first haircut, and his mom was the one to do it for him. It was a truly cute moment (even if people wanted to comment on her hair cutting skills in the process).

  • Jeremy & Jinger Adopted a Pet 

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    Felicity wasn't the only addition to the Vuolo family in 2018! Jinger and Jeremy got a cat this year -- his name is Jacob, and he is adorable.

  • Joy Opened Up About What Motherhood Means to Her

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    On Counting On, Joy opened up about what motherhood was like shortly after Gideon's birth, and her words were too sweet.

    "Being a mom is in a lot of ways easier than I thought and then in a lot of ways, harder than I thought," she said. "I knew that my mom had gone through a lot with all of us kids, but I didn't think it was that hard just because I had always taken care of kids myself. But it's given me a whole new appreciation for moms out there that have kids."

  • The Family Had an Adorable Christmas Party

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    Early in December, the family got together for an ugly sweater Christmas party, and the photos turned out adorable, like this one of Jessa and Ben and their kids. We think gatherings like this where most of the siblings can be together should happen more often! 

  • Jessa & Ben Keep the Love Alive

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    In honor of Valentine's Day, Jessa posted this sweet kissing photo of her and Ben, along with a sweet caption about how he is a "priceless treasure" and great father and husband. It's so sweet that they still share their love for each other so openly.

  • Anna's Oldest Daughter Is Growing Up So Fast

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    Can you believe that Mackynzie is already 8 years old? When the family shared this photo earlier this year, it was obvious that Anna's oldest daughter is turning into her mini-me, and we love it. 

  • Jim Bob Shared His Love for Michelle

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    On Valentine's Day this year, Jim Bob shared a tribute to his wife, writing, "I am so thankful for Michelle. Not only is she a wonderful wife; caring, selfless, kind and compassionate but her beauty continues to radiate from the inside out and I genuinely love her more today than ever." Aww!

  • The Youngest Duggar Daughters Released a CD 

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    First of all, who can believe how big all of these little girls have gotten?! And second of all, it's pretty impressive that they've recorded an album of music. Way to go, girls! 

  • Gideon's Grown So Much Already

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    It's hard to believe that in just a couple of months, Gideon will be a year old, but we love that his parents are always keeping us updated on what he's up to and how he's growing. Can we talk about this adorable photo they shared with fans? Too cute.

  • Jinger & Felicity Twinning

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    Speaking of growing babies -- we couldn't get enough of this sweet moment where Jinger and Felicity were twinning. We can't wait to see what else they have in common as Felicity gets older.

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