Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Amelia Meets The Duggars!

Alex has been sick...he has a bad stomach bug. Ick. He went to the doctor yesterday and they said he's contagious, so he has to stay away from Amelia. I would just like to say right now that I admire any single parents out there. It has only been a couple of days and I'm tired. Alex helps with Amelia a lot when he gets home from work and I miss that help terribly. Of course I feel sorry for Alex...he has lost almost 10 lbs in the last few days because he can't keep anything on his stomach. :( If you think about us, say a prayer that this nasty bug will go away and stay away.

Amelia and I decided to get out of the house and run some errands yesterday. We needed to pick up Alex's script from the pharmacy, so we headed to Wally-World. I have no idea why I use Walmart pharmacy...they take FOREVER! We were in the store for an hour - waiting on scripts to be filled. Seriously. So while we waited, we did the only thing there is to do - we shopped! So anywho, back to my story. I turn the corner to head towards the baby section and who do I see right there on the pringles aisle?

The Duggars!

I stopped in my tracks and went all star-struck on them. They stopped and just smiled and waited for me to get over myself...just stood their patiently. I went over and immediately started rambling on about so many things. It's like I couldn't stop talking. So embarrassing. I remember telling them that we love their show and to please continue because it's the only clean thing to watch on tv. It really is. Jim Bob noticed Amelia in the cart and I said, "yes, we only have one child." He responded with, "well we started with just one and look at us now!"

If only I were that fertile. :)

They were just the sweetest couple...exactly like they are on the show. And they look so young for having 19 children!! Guess that's what clean livin' will do for ya. I couldn't pass up asking them to take a picture, so their daughter Jill took one for me. I told her to make sure to get Amelia in the pic too. That's Amelia over there in the cart. (LOL) So yesterday was the day that Amelia met our favorite tv family, The Duggars! I know a lot of people have different feelings about their family. I for one love them and think they are just precious.

We need to pray for their newest baby girl who is still in the NICU, she arrived 15 weeks early. I'm sure it's going to be quite some time before they're able to take her home.



Love to all,

36 comments:

Sevenbread said...

How exciting for you! I would have acted the exact same way! I love that show and think they are so fantastic! Great photo and thanks for sharing!! I love your blog!

3LittleByrds said...

How neat. I love this family also. That one needs to go in Amelia's scrapbook.

Veronnica Watson said...

Wow! That is so cool! I love them too! Such gentle and genuine people...more of what this world needs for sure!

When was there baby born? Have they televised it because I don't remember hearing that she had given birth. I'll definitely remember them in my prayers.

Anyhow, that is just plain cool.

elainaann said...

:) Okay I'm so happy for you, but a little hurt that now I'm not the only one. Ha! Aren't they just so sweet. I'm glad you got all star struck and rambled too. At least I wasn't the only one there. I'm jealous you got a picture. I should have just ignored the husband's orders. :)

Cuddles and Chaos said...

Oh it's so good to see that they are out and about. I hope that Josie is doing alright. I'm thankful that Michelle is well enough to be out.
Thanks for posting the picture.
I hope that Alex gets feeling better fast. Hugs to him.

My hubby is traveling this week, so I get the rare feeling of single parenting and I just want hubby home. i appreciate the extra hands.

Annie said...

oh my gosh, how exciting! Amelia meets the Duggars! too fun!!!!
Hope your man feels better soon! I agree about single parents, I dont know how they do it! I'm a stay at home mom and my husband is SO MUCH HELP to me when he's home from work. When I'm away or he is, I appreciate his help so much more!!! Thank God for good husbands! :)

Shannon said...

So fun! That is exactly how I acted when I met Michelle. :)

Heather said...

NO WAY!!!!! That is SOOOOOO cool! Michelle looks great for just having Josie. (BTW- You look gorgeous, too....love that dress!) I am so pumped that you got to meet them and take your picture! And the single mom thing is HARD....I dread Todd's game nights for that same reason. Praying Alex feels better soon!
OH- and I used to use Wal-Mart pharmacy, too, and then I had to switch after Connor was born because they just took TOO LONG! :)

Mrs. Alex P said...

How exciting!! I love the Duggers.

Jamie said...

So awesome! When we were driving through Arkansas a few weeks ago, my daughter Brooklyn wanted to stop and see them, she really thinks we know them because we watch them so much! I had to explain, well, they don't know us. haha.. anyway, hope your husband feels better soon. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Lee Welch said...

i LOVE the duggars. Being an only child their family fascinates me!!!!!

Megan said...

SO FUN! I just love them! I hope Alex gets to feeling better soon!

Courtney said...

Jill, you are so cute! I love your reaction because I would probably be doing that on the inside and would always kick myself for not getting a picture, so kudos to you! That's a really good story too. Now, if I could only manage to run into Denzel Washington...ha!

The Disheroons said...

How awesome is that. We live about 20 minutes from their house. I drove by it when I took my dog to the breeder. That almost like meeting them right? lol. She spoke at our church once to the women. I was sick that day and didn't get to go. :(

Mom of 3! said...

So fun! I love the Duggars!!! Maybe I need to hang out on that side of the river more and I might run into them :)

Kristina said...

HOW COOL IS THAT!!!! I am in AWE that she never raises her voice!! I have a cousin that works at Childrens in LR and I am always asking her is she's seen them, yet!

Nitzia said...

i love this post!! so exciting you got to talk a little bit with this family, i watch their show sometimes and they amazed me with how organized and well behave they all are:) i only have two and they are always so loud and doing crazy things.
Smart thing you took a pic with them. I would have forgotten with the excitment. Hope Alex gets all better soon. i know what it is to have a house full of sick people.

Catrisha T said...

That is amazing. I love the Duggars! It's great that you were able to get a pic as well. I would of forgotten. Sorry to hear that Alex is sick. I know the single parent thing to well. I do it 3-4 nights a weeks when Cody is working and it stinks. I'm so grateful for the weekends when he's home. Hope Alex feels better soon. And I'm still in awe that you got to meet the Duggars.... to cool! :o)

Kristen said...

CRAZY! Didn't know they lived in your town...so fun! They do look young. Amelia is looking so big lately...so sweet! Hope you are doing well & Alex feels better soon~

*Smiles* said...

I'm jealous! I love the Duggers!

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

That's awesome! I love that show and have so much respect for their family.

Momx6 said...

I love it. I admire the Duggars for not caring about this world's philosophies regarding children. Children are still "the heritage of the Lord" and "blessed is the man whose quiver is FULL" They just have a very large quiver - LOL!

Weeksie50 said...

I have never watched The Duggars-but how fun for you to meet them!

Monte and Missy said...

WOW...pretty Awesome! We were just wondering about the new Duggar baby girl the other day. Abby LOVES their show even more than we do! We have the 1st season on dvd. She actually chose to take it to her last Dr visit and watch while having tests run. We hope Alex is feeling better!

Mel said...

You are so cute, I love this post! I would be totally star struck, too. I ran in to Troy Aikman at a restaurant in Dallas once and stood there stammering and shaking like a moron. I wish I had been smart enough to stop and ask for a photo!
*hugs*

Christa said...

That is so neat! I love meeting famous people! I am a huge reality TV junkie and I always watch their show!

Faith said...

That is so cool!! I love the pic - you look great! Hope Alex is feeling better.

Hugs, Faith

Eric and Emily said...

Heehee, I too watch their show...my husband and I always say how we wish they could be our neighbors...just think of all the hired help you could get out of them! haha. They seem SO nice too...we could use a nice neighbor to replace one we have! : )

Michele said...

Being a single Mom is hard at times, but you get used to it and it is SO worth it! Sorry that Alex has been so sick! I love the Duggars too. I hadn't heard that the baby was born...I pray that she does well and is home soon!
Michele
everydayadveneturesofemilyandalyssa.blogspot.com

Ginny said...

That is so cool Jill! I know how much you love them, and yes they do look very young...and very happy!!! Love the pic in the middle of Walmart LOL...your so cute!!!

La La said...

Ahhhh, I'm so jealous! I *love* the Duggars! I'm so worried about Josie, I hope she's doing well.

Lucky you! ;)

Katie said...

Jill, I LOVE this! I'm so glad you got a pic with them. The Duggars are so sweet. Way to go, Amelia. ; )

Summer said...

Hi,
I found your blog through Katie's Keepers and just love it! Congrats on your new little girl Ameila! She is a doll :0)

Hope your hubby gets well soon!

I love the Duggars, that is awesome you were able to meet them! They do have like the only clean show on TV! They are amazing! I always pray for their little one to get out of NICU soon!

Awww that pic of Ameila and the Duggars is priceless.... put that in her scrapbook :0)

Oh and I am a follower now
Look forward to reading more about you and the fam :0)
Summer

Michelle said...

That is so awesome!!!! I just love the Duggars!!!

Joannah said...

What a hoot! Who knew Walmart could be so exciting?

I cannot imagine having that many children (except in a classroom!), but I do marvel at her fertility. Women like us just can't relate.

What a fun memory to have!

Martha said...

How neat! I love the Duggars!