Anna Duggar from 'Counting On' Joins Husband Josh & Baby Maryella Hope on Double Date with Her Parents

Anna and Josh Duggar just had a fantastic date night with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Joining them was their latest addition, Maryella Hope Duggar.

On Tuesday, Anna Duggar, 31, took to Instagram and shared a sweet photo with her parents-in-law, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. She held onto her newborn for the shot. 

Josh and Anna welcomed their sixth child on November 27 last year. They are also parents to Mackenzie, nine, Michael, eight, Marcus, six, Meredith, three, and Mason, two.

A Duggar dinner date

In the photo, Jim Bob and Michelle stood to the left while Anna and her husband stand on the right. Little Maryella is right in the middle and wide awake in her mother's arms. 

The entire brown-haired group wore winter clothing to combat the cold weather where they were. Behind them, a gorgeous circular light decor hung from wooden ceilings. 

Anna and Josh Duggar at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 28, 2015, in Maryland | Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images

Anna and Josh Duggar at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 28, 2015, in Maryland | Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images

In her caption, Anna revealed that she and Josh had a dinner date with the family heads, whom she affectionately called "Pops & Lilli." She also expressed thanks for their unconditional love. She continued: 

"The older I get, the more I realize just how much I value and lean on the advice from our parents and the Godly men & women who are a couple decades ahead of us in life."

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So many of you have asked...so here’s the story behind the name Maryella Hope! 👶🏻 Soon after we found out baby #6 was a girl we began name discussing name ideas and we thought we had it narrowed down. 📜 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. 👵🏼 Soon, our baby name list that we had narrowed down to 3 names had grown to a list of about dozen Mary-hyphenated names. As we continued chatting about names, Josh and I both fell in love with the name Maryella! ♥️ We chose Hope for her middle name because of the Hope we have because of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Jesus is the ultimate demonstration of love and hope. Jesus layed down His sinless life on the cross so we could be forgiven of our sins and one day live with Him in heaven forever when we die. We have Hope because of Christ! ✝️ During Maryella’s pregnancy there were so many unexpected joys, which included several more pregnancy announcements from family members! We also grieved alongside those we love the most, remembering life is fragile and sometimes very short. Even through the grief of the loss of loved ones we know that we have comfort, hope and strength as we look forward to one day being reunited in heaven with Jesus and our loved ones who are waiting for us there! 💕 Maryella Hope Duggar is such a blessing and we are so grateful for her! #littleduggars #baby #Maryella #Duggar #babygirl

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Anna's social media presence

Anna and her husband Josh got married back in 2008 and were formerly part of the "Counting On" cast. After allegations of inappropriate behavior with his sisters emerged, Josh was pulled from the show. 

They've kept up a presence on social media where fans follow along and support — or judge — the two of them. Anna is always sharing photos of her adorable children. 

A New Year family portrait

Earlier this month, she also managed to get a family portrait in for the new year. As any parent knows, getting the kids all together for photos is no easy task — especially if it's six of them. 

Nonetheless, the couple pulled it off. The girls even matched their mom with the same dress while the older boys wore matching cream sweaters. 

Fans ask about Maryella's onesie

A blanket covered Maryella's outfit, so fans didn't get a good look. However, last month, they were all over the cute outfit the baby girl wore in Jana Duggar's story.

Luckily, Anna obliged them with information about the pink onesie that came with a pink bow and had a pacifier hanging from it. She even linked the brand.

Maryella arrived into the world the day before Thanksgiving, so she's already experienced her first holiday season. We can't wait to see how much she grows for the next one!  

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