It’s an exciting time for the Duggar family!
First, there are two new Duggar babies on the way (for now) – Jessa Seewald is expecting her third child with husband Ben in June. Kendra Caldwell also just announced she’ll be welcoming a new baby in fall 2019 with Joseph Duggar. This will be a second child for the two.
Besides just a baby boom, the Duggars are also making some changes in their locations. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar built their sprawling 7,000 square foot family home in Tonitown, Arkansas and most of the family has stayed in that general vicinity. But earlier this year, Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo announced they’d be making a big move to California. Fans speculate that some other family members might be tempted to follow.
And now Jill Dillard just shared an exciting announcement of her own on her family blog.
What’s up with Jill and Derick Dillard these days?
They may not be featured on the TLC series Counting On, but fans are still able to keep up with Jill, Derick, and their two sons Israel and Samuel through their social media profiles. They also maintain a family blog where Jill often shares treasured family recipes which are almost as controversial as her husband’s tweets. Barbecue sauce and tuna? No thanks.
Besides that, the Dillards have been living life as usual, raising their young sons, battling bees in the house, and swatting down criticism. But as they revealed recently, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have secretly been working on a huge new project.
Jill and Derick are building a new house in Arkansas
They’re moving on up! As Jill explained on their blog, the Dillards are moving to Lowell, Arkansas, a town that’s closer to the rest of their family. According to Google Maps, their new location is about 10 miles (20 minutes) away from the family enclave in Tonitown.
And that’s not the only exciting part. Rather than house hunting, the Dillards are customizing their home from the ground up by building new construction. Photos on Jill’s blog show the building process in what appears to be a new development, which will be so great for the kids growing up in the neighborhood.
The family added special touches to their new home, including placing their handprints to the foundation and scribbling Bible quotes all over the interior framing. The brick home looks like it’s ready for the family to move in soon!
Will Jill and Derick have more children?
This new move might be timed for another special announcement in Jill Dillard’s life. Though she says Derick is still in school, that most likely won’t stop the young mom from expanding her family once again and having another baby. And now they have a brand-new home to bring the baby home to.
Jill has mentioned in the past that she’d love to adopt, which is one possible way they’d enlarge their family now or in the future. Either way, the Duggars are clearly living life to the fullest with all these exciting events going on.
Here’s hoping the Dillard family will make many happy memories in their beautiful new home!