THE DUGGAR kids are carrying on with the holidays as usual as they prepare Thanksgiving dinner days before their brother Josh's trial date.
Eldest Duggar sibling, Josh, 33, is currently on home confinement until his trial on November 30, and is unable to spend the holidays with his underage siblings, nieces and nephews amid his child pornography charges.
Meawhile, the rest of the family is celebrating Thanksgiving like every other year, dividing up the cooking duties amongst the younger kids.
Photos were posted on the family's Instagram page, capturing the youngest siblings preparing the feast the day prior.
One pic shows some of the older kids cleaning out and seasoning multiple turkey's in their large kitchen.
Other snaps showed others mixing giant bowls of flour and rolling out dough for the Duggar's traditional homemade rolls and other treats.
In one shot, two of the boys are smiling at the camera while preparing food over the stove.
They captioned the post: "Today it was all hands on deck preparing for our Thanksgiving meal tomorrow!
"We have some staples that we make every year, like our favorite homemade rolls! (link in bio!) Anyone else doing lots of food prep today? 🥧🦃
"Can’t wait to try everything tomorrow with friends and family! Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🤗"
One member that will not be at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year is Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's first born, Josh.
He is currently living with third party custodians LaCount and Maria Reber, who are longtime friends of the family as he awaits his upcoming trial.
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
Back in April, Josh pleaded not guilty to two child pornography counts.
He was accused of possessing and receiving images of child pornography.
Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner said at a May court hearing that downloads made from a specific file were "in the top five of the worst of the worst that I've ever had to examine".
Josh's trial could last until December 3.
The Sun exclusively revealed from court papers that the state plans to use his past molestation scandal, which he was never charged for, at the trial and is asking the court for permission.
In 2015, a police report was published that revealed his dad Jim Bob confessed to local authorities that Josh fondled the breasts and genitals of five young girls while they were asleep in the family home back in 2006.
The state plans to use the police report at trial, as it shows his alleged “sexual interest in young girls.”
Josh fought back against prosecution being able to mention the molestation scandal, as a judge will rule on the argument next week.
Recently, at a hearing in federal court, the prosecution mentioned Josh's father would be one of their proposed witnesses.
Although the Counting On alum is unable to be near his family members who are minors, he has unlimited access to his children with wife Anna present.
Anna – who welcomed their seventh child this month – was accused of "smirking" as she left court with Josh back in September.
The Sun exclusively revealed that she "is convinced Josh will soon be free and able to raise his kids."
A source has since told The Sun exclusively that Anna is "extremely confident" her husband will not be jailed.
The insider said: "Anna is convinced Josh will be a free man soon and be able to raise their kids, she should be worried she's going to be alone with seven children, but she isn't."
The entire Duggar clan is determined to proceed with life as usual despite Josh's fate hanging in the balance.
WON'T BACK DOWN
Last month, Jim Bob announced his candidacy for Arkansas State Senate District 7 seat, according to Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Now, the father of 19 revealed he won’t be backing down or staying silent in his fight for the seat and will be pushing through “crises” his family’s dealing with.
In his new blog post, Jim Bob slammed “cancel culture” after his son's arrest and said he refuses to let it stop him.
He wrote: “Like so many other families, we too have faced crises, difficulties, and heartbreak.”
“…They say because our family has faced problems we should shrink away—this is why they are often so relentlessly unkind, but we cannot sit on the sidelines during a time when one of America’s most important battles is taking place.
“We are devoted to doing our part and making a difference for our children and grandchildren.”
Josh could face up to 20 years behind bars if found guilty.
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