During the newest episode of Counting On, Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell gave their family a tour of their renovated home, and they also shared some major news. Just weeks after getting married in September 2017, Duggar and Caldwell finished renovations on the log cabin that Jim Bob lived in when he met Michelle, and they found out that they were expecting their first child.
The Duggar family has a strong history of home makeovers, and when he walked in, Jim Bob said that the newlyweds did a “phenomenal job” putting their own touches on the house and making it their own.
Both Joy-Anna and Jinger Duggar gutted their homes before they gave birth. Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, had a total fixer-upper to renovate before they welcomed baby Gideon. During last season’s premiere, they talked about all of the work the property would need, but Forsyth saw the potential and believes they will make a profit someday when they sell it.
And, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo made some big cosmetic changes to their Laredo, Texas, house before she gave birth to baby Felicity.
But, they don’t just fix up homes for themselves. The family has made money flipping houses, and 18-year-old Jason was the most recent sibling to make a profit after he flipped and sold a four-bedroom property in rural Arkansas. Some of the improvements he made included installing stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and tons of shiplap throughout the house.
As for Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell, in this week’s episode titled “Make Room for Baby,” they waited until the end of the house tour to show the family the final surprise room — a nursery . At this point, it’s amazing that baby announcements surprise anyone in the family, And to be honest, when the couple shared the news, no one looked very moved or excited.
Also in the episode, we are still following Joy-Anna and Austin as they plan for their first baby, and she is worried about all of the needle pricks during her appointments. She is also not happy about having to give up the Chocolate Mess at the MarketPlace Grill, a local Arkansas restaurant.
We also got to witness Josiah Duggar court Lauren Swanson, and he made her a meal out of leftovers while his sisters Jordyn and Hannie chaperoned.
New episodes of Counting On air Monday nights on TLC.