Tonight on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting...
"Grand Ole Duggars"
"Grand Ole Duggars"
- Michelle, Grandma, and the kids are invited by a local church to participate in an outreach called Laundry Love. At a local laundry mat, they pass out food, paint nails, play with customers' kids, and (of course) wash and fold laundry.
- "This is what it's all about," says Michelle. "Getting to just serve and be a part of the community."
- As far as their own laundry goes, Grandma Duggar is the woman; she does an average of 70 loads each week. "Grandma left for like a week," says Justin. "Our clothes were everywhere."
- Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger are invited to speak at an Advanced Training Institute conference in Nashville. Jana tells a story about a struggle that she and Jessa had as kids. At one point in their relationship, Jessa would constantly tease Jana, who sought wise counsel from her parents. To show how much she cared, Jana gave Jessa one of her prized possessions. After that, Jessa said that it was no longer enjoyable to tease her sister, and the two made up.
- While in Nashville, the Duggars tour the Grand Ole Opry and sing "Amazing Grace" on the stage.
- Afterwards, the family heads next door to tour the Opryland Hotel, complete with an indoor boat ride.
- "No matter where we go as a family, sooner or later, somebody's gotta go to the bathroom," says Jim Bob. Jim Bob and Michelle are constantly doing head counts.
"Hunting and House Guests"
- Anna's sister and her husband, David, come down to Arkansas for a visit. After a jam session, brothers-in-law Josh and David go head-to-head in a unicycle race, handstand contest, and basketball competition.
- Friends of the Duggars who own a chain of fast-food restaurants bring dinner over. After chowing down on chicken, the two families plan what will be the Duggars' first hunting trip.
- After a six hour bus trip beginning at 5:00 AM, Jim Bob and the older kids are ready to hunt turkey. Everyone suits up and takes turns shooting paper turkeys.
- The next morning, the Duggars split up into groups, are assigned a guide, and head out.
- "Turkey hunting can teach you a lot of patience," says Jim Bob, who is paired with Jinger. "You sit there for hours, and nothing happens."
- After a day of hunting, the Duggars head home with two turkeys, shot by the older boys.
- Even though she isn't successful, Jinger enjoy hanging out with her dad. "I think that it was great father-daughter time," says the 18-year-old.