Home sweet home! Jill Dillard (née Duggar)Her husband, Derick DillardSoon after they announced their move to Oklahoma,, shared photos of the new home.
“We moved!! It’s been a crazy several weeks for us, but we are finally settling into our new place!” the couple wrote via their Dillard Family blog on Saturday, June 4, explaining that Derek, 33, started a new job as a prosecutor in Oklahoma shortly after being sworn in as an attorney in their home state of Arkansas. “In between all of that, we bought a home on the Arkansas/Oklahoma border (in Siloam Springs), had a few renovations done and then moved in.”
The certified midwife, 31, who is pregnant with her third child, added that they wanted to get everything settled before their son’s birth. “We’ve been settling in the last couple of weeks and trying to get all the things in order before our baby boy (still no name yet!) is set to arrive next month!” The little one will join older brothers Israel, 7, and Samuel, 4.
The post concluded: “We appreciate all the prayers during this crazy and exciting season of transition!”
Along with their big announcement, the Dillards shared photos from the past few weeks on their blog, including Derick’s swearing-in ceremony and a trip to the Stilwell, Oklahoma, strawberry festival. The couple also shared before-and-after photos from their home remodel. The Dillards replaced their kitchen cabinets with white cabinets and added a stainless-steel refrigerator to match their dishwasher. White walls were added to both bedrooms, giving them a fresh look that is ready for the family’s personal touch.
Jill and Derick’s move comes just over one week after her older brother Josh DuggarAfter being convicted on child pornography offenses, he was sentenced for more than 12 years. “The last several weeks and months have been difficult emotionally,” the couple wrote in a blog post last month, following the former car salesman’s sentencing. “Yesterday was another one of those hard days. We are neither rejoicing nor disappointed by the sentence, but we are thankful it’s finally over.”
The statement continued: “The Bible clearly states that God effects justice and vengeance through the governing authorities. Though some believe Josh should have received a greater sentence and still fewer believe he should have received a lighter sentence, God has carried out his vengeance today for his unspeakable criminal activity.”
Josh, aged 34, was taken into custody without bail in April 2021. The following December, he was convicted on two counts each of possessing and receiving child pornography. He was sentenced to 151 month imprisonment in May.
The day after the verdict was announced, Jill and Derick wrote that they hoped Josh’s time behind bars would allow him to get the treatment he needs in order to “change his dangerous pattern of behavior.” They added, “It is unfortunate, but it seems that it may take spending over a decade in federal prison, and still more on probation, for Josh to have any potential for rehabilitation to the point he can safely live in society again. … We continue to love Josh and his family and will be there for them however we can.”
Continue scrolling to see how the Dillard family transformed their home with a new remodel.