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For Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, life has officially come full circle.

On 19 Kids and Counting Season 8 Episode 4, Jill Duggar went shopping for wedding rings with fiance Derick Dillard, and Michelle knew the place well.

She and Jim Bob went to that same place, 30-some years ago.

Jill and Derick got married at the same church where her parents tied the knot in Arkansas, so it's bringing back all sorts of memories for the older couple.

Bittersweet is a good word for how Jim Bob feels, as he's having a hard time letting go of his daughter. Emotionally, anyway. He does love Derick.

No matter how much he approves and how supportive it is, it's hard for a tight-knit family like this to come to terms with Jill leaving the nest. But it's life.

Make no mistake, for all the Duggar dating rules and things none of us can relate to about their lives, Jim Bob's instinct is to make his kids happy.

Never was this more obvious than when he lobbied to have Jessa Duggar's boyfriend Ben Seewald, who lived four hours away, move closer to them.

Like, a lot closer to them. Think ON THE COMPOUND!

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On 19 Kids and Counting Season 8 Episode 2 and 3, the Duggar daughters' dating lives were examined. Or to use the proper terminology, their courting lives.

One of the Duggar family dating/courting rules is that couples be chaperoned, which means Jessa's siblings tag along on dates with her and Ben Seewald.

We saw the downside of this on 19 Kids and Counting Season 8 Episode 2, and not merely because the kids will prevent any possible making out.

When they take his truck, there's not even a third seat! That's a tight squeeze, but you'll never forget the chaperone is there this way ... so mission accomplished?

It's not just Jessa and Ben, either. Before Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are married, they have to deal with this too. Even when her brother gets carsick!

Back to Ben and Jessa, they decided to go to a shooting range, where he was shown up by his date. That Jessa Duggar gun photo wasn't just for show!

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In a new sneak peek from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, Jill Duggar and now-husband Derick Dillard scope out possible venues for their big wedding.

Emphasis on big. Nothing about the Duggar family is small, people!

As they narrowed down locations for their June 21 nuptials in Springdale, Ark., they first needed to find one with the capacity to hold 1,000 individuals.

A thousand. And you thought your wedding was overwhelming!

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were joined by Jill's mother, Michelle Duggar, for the outing, where they even looked at the place she married Jim Bob.

"I'm very familiar with Cross Church. My parents were actually married there and then they renewed their vows there," Jill explained to the cameras.

Jill joked about the "Duggar sized" stage the church offered, while the duo held hands and walked around the location, which seats up to 1,500 guests.

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The Duggar Family is back on 19 Kids and Counting Season 8 Episode 1, and as you probably know, there's a lot going on with the famous family of late.

TLC sure hit the ground running with a jam-packed season premiere, too, and you can watch 19 Kids and Counting online in full by following the link.

Now, on to our official recap from Duggarland!

Not only to we see Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard in the period leading up to their wedding, but we get our first look at how her parents acted during the process.

With three months to go until the big day, Jill and Derick work with an event planner. With 1,000 people coming and almost that many details, they need it!

Fortunately, Jill has an eager assistant in her younger sister, Jessa Duggar, who is getting more and more serious in her own courtship with Ben Seewald.

They don't see each other too much because he lives a way's away, but Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have a surprise for them, and for Jill and Derick.

The patriarch actually purchased a “fixer upper” home in Arkansas a few years ago that is now finally ready to be lived in by some soon-to-be newlyweds!

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19 Kids and Counting is back tonight on TLC, and as fans of the Duggar family know, they have a lot going on as the eighth season of the show kicks off. Namely:

  • Jill Duggar is getting married to fiance Derick Dillard!
  • Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald aren't far behind!

Check out a sneak peek of Jill and Derick with their wedding planner below. With only a few months to plan, will the Duggar daughter be in over her head?

Of course, we know that Jill Duggar not only got married Derick, she got pregnant with her first child by the time the Season 8 premiere made it to air.

The ever-growing family wastes little time down in Arkansas.

Moreover, Jessa and Ben are engaged now as well! Crazy.

Also on tonight's season premiere, the Dillards and the Seewalds come over for a Mother’s Day lunch and Jim Bob has a surprise question for one of the guests.

What is it? You'll have to watch to find out for yourself.

You can watch 19 Kids and Counting online at TV Fanatic after the episode airs, and check out lots more photos of the happy couple(s) after the jump:

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got engaged earlier this month. Here, TLC takes us inside the proposal in a special clip from 19 Kids & Counting.

Among the few details the duo haven't revealed about their relationship was how he proposed. Well, thanks to the below video, we now know the answer!

He's a keeper. In addition to Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald recalling the big moment, her parents Jim Bob and Michelle also speak on the event.

“We are so just excited for Jessa and Ben. They got engaged tonight ... and it was absolutely beautiful," said proud papa of 19 Jim Bob.

JIm Bob says that Ben, "throughout the day, did all kinds of just really neat things to bring back special memories of their relationship.”

“I've been working on this, planning this day for several months," Ben says.

"Just talking to people and getting ideas, and just thinking about…I tried to be creative. How can I make this a day to remember? The whole day, you know?”

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