Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Recap: "A Reveal to Remember"
19 Kids and Counting, "A Reveal to Remember":
The DC Duggars finally make it to Chicago after an 800-mile RV trip. They
arrive at the home of David and Priscilla Waller, Anna's brother-in-law and
sister, and are greeted by a "Welcome to Chicago" sign hanging on the front
Priscilla is pregnant with her second child and is getting ready to announce
the baby's gender, so the Duggars and Wallers head over to a neighbor's house
for a gender reveal party. Guests share whether they think the baby is a boy or
a girl by wearing either blue or pink.
Priscilla says she would have been happy making the announcement to family
and friends in a more conventional way but that her husband was set on having a
gender reveal party.
During the party, everyone gathers around to watch David and Priscilla's
son, Paul, rip the tape off a cardboard box. Pink balloons are released into the
air. It's a girl!
"I am so excited about having a girl," says Priscilla.
"I am especially happy because David wore a pink shirt, and it really would
have been an embarrassment to him if he wasn't right," jokes Josh.
The next day, the two families pile into the Duggars' RV and drive into
"This is Chicago for crying out loud. This is a piece of cake," says Josh,
who has driven an even larger vehicle through the streets of Manhattan.
They are able to find parking directly in front of the entrance to the
Willis Tower Skydeck. They take the elevator up to the Skydeck, where they walk
out on a glass ledge 1,353 feet above street level. For lunch, the Duggars and
Wallers visit a kitchen where they make their own deep dish pizza.
On day three, Anna and Priscilla leave the kids with the dads and head to a
consignment shop to pick out clothes for Priscilla's baby girl. "It was neat
just telling her how fun it will be for Paul to have a little sister," shares
Anna. "It does get easier in some ways because your children can entertain each
other instead of Mommy and Daddy being all of the entertainment."
Meanwhile, Josh and David haul all four kids to a hardware store to buy
supplies for their upcoming camping trip. "It was not easy to shop with four
kids," admits Josh.
On day four, the Duggars and Wallers load into the RV and depart for Indiana
Dunes State Park.
"I tented one time as a kid in my backyard, and it was a horrifying
experience," reveals Anna.
"We had a raccoon digging at the end of the tent
where my feet were, and it horrified me." David and Priscilla are veteran
After setting everything up at the campground, Josh and David hop on a
chartered boat to catch fish for dinner. But don't worry; Anna and Priscilla
have packed extra food as a backup plan.
Josh and David hold a contest to determine who the best fisherman is. David
catches a fish that weighs 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and Josh reels in a much smaller
fish, which, according to Indiana state law, is too small to keep.
"It doesn't really matter who caught the biggest fish," says Josh. "It just
matters if we had a good time." The men take the fish back to their wives and
cook it over an open fire.
As the episode comes to a close, Anna takes a pregnancy test. "My heart is
definitely to leave the size of our family in God's hands, but I'm the fifth
born, so that's at least a good start," says Anna. "That's a pretty small
family," responds Josh.
The pregnancy test comes back negative. Anna is not expecting.
at Wednesday, November 19, 2014