20th Birthday at the Lake!

by | Jul 8, 2021 | 26 comments

My brother James turned 20 years old on Wednesday and some family and friends headed to Beaver Lake for a celebratory Lake Day! We’ve had a lot of warm summer days recently, so it was the perfect opportunity to get out on the water and cool down! Beaver Lake is just a short drive from our house in Northwest Arkansas, so we’ve really enjoyed spending time there—the beautiful trees and limestone bluffs that surround the lake are so pretty! Lots of fun, sun, and snacks topped off the afternoon party!

Not long after we got out on the lake, Jeremiah spotted something unusual in the water from the top of the pontoon boat. Josiah went over to check out the once-in-a-lifetime find—a fishing pole floating in the water with a fish already on the hook!! Probably the easiest and most interesting catch any of us will ever make! The fish was glad someone finally found him and let him free, and we were excited to get a fishing pole. It was a win-win!

It’s hard to believe that the 13th child in our family is no longer a teenager! James loves being outdoors almost as much as I do, and he is our resident heavy machinery expert. You can most often find him on a bulldozer or backhoe clearing land for various construction projects. James is the “funcle” (fun uncle!) and all the younger boys around here look up to him and want to be just like him! We are so thankful for James and can’t wait to see how God continues to use and grow him in his 20s.

So grateful for these fun memories together, and God’s beautiful creation!

—Jana Duggar

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26 Comments

  1. Helen Kozak

    Happy Birthday James

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    • Victoria.

      Happy birthday looks like you had a good one God bless you and your family.

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    • Dorothy Hernandez

      Happy Birthday James May the Lord bless you with many more years In Jesus name hope that you have an awesome day blessings for your life always

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  2. Phoebe

    Happy Birthday!! God bless you, it looks like a beautiful place and wonderful day with loved ones. God is good

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    • Anonymous

      What great fun to have as a family! Happy Birthday, James! I’ve been watching you on TV since you were a little boy.

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  3. Nancy Pierce

    Happy birthday 🎂 hope you had a great day

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    • Cristle Hahn

      Happy belated 20th birthday James hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends may god continue to bless you and keep you safe always

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    • Anonymous

      Gonna miss you guys
      Loved watching all these year’s💌

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  4. A. H.

    That lake looks beautiful! Looks like you all had a great time! Happy birthday!

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  5. Sissy

    Happy Birthday James
    Looks like a great time. We love the lake so I know y’all enjoyed your day. And congratulations on the new fishing 🎣 pole. 😂

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  6. Anonymous

    Happy James!

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  7. Veronica V.

    Happy birthday James 🎉. Beautiful family 💗.

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  8. Anonymous

    Happy Birthday James!! Looks like y’all had a great time celebrating a milestone birthday !! I’ve watched you grow from a little man all the way to adult . Sure will miss Counting On !!

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  9. Jomac

    Happy Birthday James ! Looks like y’all had a great time celebrating the milestone birthday ! I’ve watched you grow up on the show and sure will miss counting on !

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  10. Sara Abernathy

    Happy Birthday James. Looks like you had a great day and time!! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hope M.

    Happy 20th Birthday James!🎉
    It is great to see your family come together to celebrate your special day.

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  12. Jeannie

    Happy birthday James one of my favorites always sweet

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  13. Cheryl Parduhn

    I love the Duggar Family! God bless all of you!

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  14. Helena Turlin

    Happy Birthday James hope you had a very blessed day.

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  15. Gabrielle!

    Happy Birthday James! Looks like such a fun time on the lake!

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  16. Anonymous

    Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing your special day in photos.

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  17. Darla Sloan

    So much fun and happy memories made! Happy birthday James!

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  18. Debi DSNYMOM

    HAPPY BLESSED 20TH BIRTHDAY JAMES!!!!! GOD BLESS 🎈👑🎉🎊💐💖🎇🙏🙏🙏

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  19. Pam Yeager

    Happy 20th! I love your wonderful family!

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  20. Sariah

    I love counting on because I just do it makes me feel good to be able to watch the show and I am going to miss my favorite show

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