“This is a tough time for our family.” Josh Duggar opened the newest episode of 19 Kids and Counting Tuesday night discussing the premature birth of his littlest sister Josie on December 10, 2009 and revealing that despite her hospitalization he and Anna and their new baby were planning to take a trip.
“Duggars Fly South,” took Josh, Anna and their new baby, three-month-old Mackynzie on a trip to visit her family in Florida for Christmas. “She is such a happy baby,” they said about their darling little daughter. Anna admitted that she’s a “Daddy’s girl,” and Josh spoke lovingly about the changes he’s seen in little Mackynzie. “She’s more active, she shows personality.”
The young couple were worried about Mackynzie crying during the flight, but she was perfectly behaved and was wide awake and excited to see her grandparents Mike and Suzette Keller when they landed. “I’m excited to see palm trees,” Anna said about being back in Florida.
Josh, Anna and Mackynzie were staying in a trailer on Anna’s parents’ property and Josh fondly remembered when he stayed in the trailer before they were married. A pop up read “Josh and Anna did not stay in the same room alone when they were engaged.”
The couple then visited Corky Bells, the restaurant where they got engaged and another pop up read “Anna and Josh saved their first kiss for their wedding day.” Anna and Josh kissed and Anna said “We’re catching up for what we missed out on during our engagement, but it was worth it!”
The couple attended church with a family that owned an airplane and Josh had talked Anna into agreeing to let him fly in the small yellow plane. “I thought it would be fun, I know Josh would enjoy it,” she said, but she was visibly nervous as the prop jet took off. “I’ve got a big knot in my stomach,” Anna said. “I feel like I’ve got morning sickness all over again.”
The couple were happy that Mackynzie was able to spend her first Christmas with Anna’s family. Josh gave Anna new clothes and she gave him a laptop case. Mackynzie received “New toys, clothes and fun things,” Anna said.
The happy young Duggar family enjoyed their Christmas in Florida with Anna’s parents, even with the scary flight!