The banner imparted the glorious news that the Duggars would be making an appearance on a Sunday afternoon.
I immediately took a picture with my phone and texted it to Ateca. As you may recall, Ateca and I love all things Duggar.
So we set up a date for Evelyn to meet her good friend, Ateca, and for us to shake hands with the Duggars. Cody came along because he thought someone might need to hold the baby or keep us from freaking out too loudly.
So we put on our modest dresses (even Evelyn's dress was very long!), decided to have joint custody of their book, and stood in line for an hour to get it signed. It was fun.
I'm not joking, we had fun! I nursed Evelyn, we took turns holding Evelyn, we caught up a lot, and searched the crowd for people who shared Ateca's skin tone. Cody finally found a couple.
|Here's Evelyn enjoying the wait. A man behind us was wearing a red shirt and she liked it a lot.|
|Ateca, Cody, and Evelyn having fun. You can see Duggars in the background!|
|Duggars! They all had different colors of Sharpies for their signatures.|
|Then we got a picture with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar! Jim Bob looks uncomfortable. It's like he senses a feminist in his safe zone. I am of course talking about Evelyn.|
Yes, we got to talk to them and shake their hands! Ateca told them that we became friends by talking about their show every Wednesday morning, and they thought that was great. Michelle was very impressed by how pretty Evelyn was, and by how much hair she had.
Yes, Michelle Duggar complimented my baby's hair and said it would be so wonderful with bows but I told her it was too slippery and she said her babies were all bald and she could only put those headbands on her girls.
That's right--Michelle Duggar and I talked baby hair.
Ateca had initially wanted to tell people that Evelyn was hers, but decided to reign herself in. I think she was also trying to get over the surprise interrogation from some of the middle sons when they asked her if she'd gone to church that morning. She had, but Cody and I didn't because we slept in....because we stayed out late......because we went to see a friend's band play......in a bar. Fortunately, they didn't ask us.
The Duggars care about church.
They were all supernice, and about as polite and friendly as they seem on the show.
Ateca and I were very happy that we got to meet them, as opposed to driving around their rent house and taking pictures of it from the street.
This Duggar adventure was definitely better than the last because there was a snuggly baby involved, Cody joined us (he was thrilled! Or something), Evelyn and Ateca are great friends now, and because we got a book out of it! We love reading.
|Ateca's going to read it first since my time is a little limited. A lot of them wrote Bible verses with their names, and she's supposed to look them up and let me know what they are.|
And, obviously, we love the Duggars.