Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Embark on Babymoon, Celebrate Anniversary at Olive Garden
After spending much of the past two years performing missionary work in El Salvador, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are back in the States.
But unlike some other members of Jill’s famous family, they didn’t return home with their tails between their legs, looking to hide out in Tontitown.
Quite the opposite, the Dillards have a whole lot to celebrate these days.
It’s hard to believe but it’s been three years since Jill and Derick got married, and they marked their anniversary in true Duggar fashion – at Olive Garden.
Actually, we guess true Duggar fashion would be conceiving another child, but that would be tough at the moment, as Jill is already pregnant with her second kid.
The couple combined its milestone celebrations this week, traveling to Bronson, Missouri for a pre-due date “babymoon” vacation, and feasting on some unlimited breadsticks to mark three years of wedded bliss.
Derick posted a blurry photo of the occasion on his Instagram page:
“Celebrating our 3rd anniversary with dinner @olivegarden after a fun day together at #silverdollarcity,” he captioned the pic.
“I love you @jillmdillard more every day! #babymoon #anniversary.”
Perhaps it’s because they spend so much of their time in a remote village with no wi-fi, but when Jill and Derick have Internet access, they’re much more candid about their personal lives than the rest of their famous family.
In fact, the Dillards shared the name of their second child several weeks ago.
That may not seem like such an earth-shattering reveal, but that’s usually the sort of thing that’s reserved for “special episodes” of Counting On.
“We are so excited to announce the name of Baby Dillard #2! Samuel Scott Dillard,” the parents wrote their website earlier this month.
“We can’t wait to welcome him to the world and have him join our family very soon!”
The Dillards’ candor extends to admitting their own parenting flaws, which is also nigh-unheard of in Duggar Land:
“We’re far from mastering any skill of parenting, but we do pick up on little tips here and there from Derick’s mom, my mom,” Jill said recently.
“We’re always asking questions of other people.”
Between speaking with their actions rather then their words in terms of their humanitarian work and actually admitting their flawed human beings like the rest of us, the Dillards are well on their way to becoming the first non-problematic Duggars.
Now, if they could just figure out a way to stop publicly joking about Zika victims, that would be super.
Watch Counting On online for more bad dining choices and vain struggles to maintain the illusion of relative normalcy.