WOW… It feels like fooooorever since I’ve posted a family blogpost! Sorry about that. Truly, my life is now waaay busier than it was when I first started Oh Happy Heights. My “free time” is now few and far between and normally get’s allotted to spending time with my wonderful family! But, summer is coming (HALLELUJAH) and that means a bit more free time for me… Which also means more time to blog! YAY!!!
Soooo… I decided to do a “recap/catch-up” blogpost. All the deets on what everyone in our family has been up to lately. Woohoo!!!
Starting with our lovely parents: They have both been busy with bible-study (BSF) and tooooons of awesome house projects. New patio, fire-pit, ripping out walls, putting in beams, etc. Haha. You might have guessed that their favorite show to watch is Fixer Upper! Annnd, of course, they keep very busy hanging with all their fabulous children! Hehehe. They (along with all of us kids) were very involved in our church AWANA kids program.
Michael (our oldest brother), Jamie (his wife) and Hadley (their baby girl): Oooooh boy have they been busy! Michael’s real estate business (he started recently) is doing great! Annnnnd they have some SUPER EXCITING news… Baby #2 is on the way!!! Due December 2016! We are over the moon excited!!! Jamie is experiencing a bit of first trimester sickness but over all is doing really well!
Kristen and Zack: Kristen, of course, is extremely busy with Girl Defined and the launch of her and Bethany’s new book, Girl Defined, IS COMING OUT ON THE 17TH!!!!!!! Ahhhh. We can hardly wait! Zack helps tons with Girl Defined. Editing, consulting, etc. He, also, is really involved in the new church they started attending last year. They have also been traveling quite a bit for speaking engagements.
Bethany: This girl… She is one busy bee! The biggest thing going on in her life right now is… BOOK LAUNCH happening on Tuesday. The Girl Defined team has been suuuper busy prepping for the release of their new book!!! She has also been busy traveling and speaking with Kristen.
Stephen: He keep himself busy with all sorts of things these days. He keeps us laughing with all his funny stories and jokes. Haha!
Ellissa (me): My busy season is just starting to come to an end! I just completed my first year of being a group leader with BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) and just finished mentoring 3 precious little girls from a local public school. Oh, I, also, just got bangs. Hahah. It’s a fun hair change for the summer. I was privileged to do some “modeling” for a friend of mine who is starting a clothes business (www.beecherproch.com). Soooo much fun!!!
Tim: Just finished his associates degree from Liberty University (online) and now he’s working on his Bachelor’s degree! He has been super busy working with Harvest Bible Church in town. He is, also, involved in the church’s small group on Wednesday nights.
Rebekah: She is enrolled in Liberty University’s online high-school (homeschool) program and lovin’ it! This girl is soooo dedicated and diligent at her school work. She is having a blast with her fashion blog (check it out here). I am constantly inspired by her modest *adorable* outfits.
Sue: Our baby girl! She is keeping busy doing homeschool with our mom. Hard to believe this is our last kid that will be homeschooled! Her and Rebekah have a doggie walking business in our neighborhood that keeps them pretty busy as well! Annnnnd if she’s not drawing, you can probably find her playing with our sweet niece Hadley.
Woohoo!!! And that sums up our recap. Haha! Stayed tuned… Our family is planning an epic road-trip up to Chicago soon.