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The Duggars Reminisce About Late Grandma Mary At Their 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party Months After She Tragically Drowned

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Dec. 3 2019, Published 3:16 p.m. ET

The Duggars got together over the weekend for their 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Party and reminisced about their late grandma Mary. Mary was present at the first party in 2018. She tragically drowned in June 2019 at age 78.

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“Everyone had a great time at our 2nd annual @duggarfam #UglySweaterParty!” Anna shared on Instagram on December 2. The family members went all out in crazy sweaters and different wigs for the party.

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The mom-of-six posted a throwback photo of the party in 2018 with her family and Mary side by side a new photo with her newborn daughter Maryella, who was named after her.

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“We reflected on last year when Great-Grandma Mary Duggar was here with us and all the precious memories we made then,” Anna wrote. “A great reminder that we don’t always know what a year may hold...so cherish every moment this CHRISTmas season!”

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She continued, “Little Maryella Hope made her debut (at 5 days old) for her first #familynight with the big family...and she seemed to enjoy it so much! Our kiddos had a blast getting dressed up and spending time together with everyone while enjoying good fellowship, food and fun!”

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Couples John David and Abbie and Jessa and Ben Seewald attended the party. Kendra and Joseph brought their newborn daughter Addison Renee, who was born in early November. Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth were present for the party in 2018, but this year they went to Texas to be with Austin’s family.

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Anna revealed on November 30 that she and her husband Josh named their daughter Maryella Hope as a tribute to his grandma Mary. “When Josh’s grandma passed away we considered the name Mary, but we were hesitant because Grandma (Mary Duggar) was such a special lady and we wanted our daughter’s name to be a reminder of how special Grandma was and carry on her legacy, but without feeling like we were trying to replace her,” she wrote. “As we continued chatting about names, Josh and I both fell in love with the name Maryella!”

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Couples John David and Abbie and Jessa and Ben Seewald attended the party. Kendra and Joseph brought their newborn daughter Addison Renee, who was born in early November. Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth were present for the party in 2018, but this year they went to Texas to be with Austin’s family.

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Source: Anna Duggar Instagram

Anna revealed on November 30 that she and her husband Josh named their daughter Maryella Hope as a tribute to his grandma Mary. “When Josh’s grandma passed away we considered the name Mary, but we were hesitant because Grandma (Mary Duggar) was such a special lady and we wanted our daughter’s name to be a reminder of how special Grandma was and carry on her legacy, but without feeling like we were trying to replace her,” she wrote. “As we continued chatting about names, Josh and I both fell in love with the name Maryella!”

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What do you think about the Duggars' ugly sweater outfits? Sound off in the comments below!

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What do you think about the Duggars' ugly sweater outfits? Sound off in the comments below!

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