Like most people in the United States, the Duggar family celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28th. Lots of Counting On fans are curious about how they celebrated this holiday.
On the Duggar family’s official Instagram page, they shared a series of photos on Thursday. This included a few photos of their guests, the food, and more. Fans agree that it looks like the family had a lovely Thanksgiving.
In the caption, the family shared,
“Before we eat, our family tradition is to go around the room and for each person to share what they’re thankful for. The challenge is, everyone has to say something different. That can be a little difficult if you’re the last one, or when everyone is thankful for the same thing — FAMILY!! ☺️ We love having a house full of people for the holidays and invite those who don’t have family in the area to spend the holidays with us! We say, there’s always room for one more! 🤗”
Fans of the Duggar family know that the family does not celebrate every holiday. They mostly stick to the religious holidays. Thanksgiving is a holiday that they celebrate, but they make sure to include thankfulness.
On her Instagram stories, Jana, the eldest daughter, shared that she went Black Friday shopping with a few friends and family members. The family is big on the savings. With 19 kids, they have a lot of things to pay for. Typically, the family shops at secondhand stores. Of course, with all the sales on Black Friday, they were probably able to get good deals.
Jana posted a picture of her family’s turkey and wrote, “Thanksgiving isn’t only about the turkey & the dressing, it’s about being thankful for what God has given us! These are a few things I’m thankful for… the Bible, salvation, church, family, friends, health, traveling mercies, cozy home, hot running water, coffee, etc. and the list could go on & on.”
Were all the Duggar children at the Thanksgiving celebration?
On social media, the grown children revealed how they celebrated the holiday this year. Jessa and Ben Seewald shared about their Thanksgiving. Jessa wrote, “So far we’ve ended up celebrating Thanksgiving with @seewaldfamily and Christmas with @duggarfam every year.”
Though Jill and Derick Dillard live close to Jim Bob and Michelle, they opted for a Friendsgiving with some close friends. They didn’t join the rest of Jill’s family at Jim Bob and Michelle’s home.
Duggar fans expected that Jinger and Jeremy would not be in Arkansas for Thanksgiving. The couple and their one-year-old daughter live in Los Angeles, California, so it would be a long trip back. On social media, Jinger shared a recipe for pumpkin spice muffins. She and Jeremy also shared a couple of gorgeous family photos.
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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We wish you all a blessed year. ❤️ 🦃 . “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 . . . . 📷 @madisen.e.photography
Anna posted a family photo and wrote a caption about the special day. In her caption, she wrote, “For those who are asking, I’ve spent Thanksgiving Day in bed resting and bonding with Maryella Hope. When it came time for our family to read our Thanksgiving chain, I threw a sweater over my nightgown joined the rest of our family for this special tradition…and then I headed back to bed! Thankful the kiddos got to go spend time with extended family as well today…lots to be thankful for!“