Ohio Bound!

Hello friends and HAPPY THURSDAY!

Oh my gosh, it is the absolute HAPPIEST of Thursdays…because…..


Yes! It’s true. I’m going to go home and visit my family for the next several days!

But the best part….


Oh my gosh, I am seriously over the moon. I don’t think my fingers typing, can keep up with the jubilation that is happening in my brain right now.

This is the second time he’ll have visited Ohio with me…

But the FIRST TIME that both he and I will be seeing my parents’ new house!

As I mentioned back in February, my parents moved from my childhood home…where they have lived for 32 years! And are now living down the street from my oldest brother, his wife and their two ADORABLE twin toddlers!

So they have entered a new phase of life, and I’m really excited for them, AND to build new memories there.

But here’s something fun: SO, they’ve been renovating the house, and over the last two weeks have had the entire inside repainted! To the tune of — my parents counldn’t live there while they did it because everything was under painter’s paper!

SOOOO….we’re arriving tomorrow, and SO ARE THEY! No body knows what we’re walking into! Will it be finished? Will we have a place to sit down or a bed to sleep in that isn’t covered in painters’ plastic wrap?! We shall see!

One thing’s for sure: it will be an adventure!!

Alright, well I’ve got to go finish packing! But I wanted to share the joy with you, my friends.

I will be posting fun videos and photos of my trip in real time on Instagram! So if you want to follow along, you can find me at @beauty.beyond.bones ! And I’d love to be “friends” on there too!

OK, I hope you have an amazing weekend too! Talk soon, friends!

xoxo Caralyn

“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5


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50 responses to “Ohio Bound!”

  1. All of your excitement made me feel so cheerful. Have a great trip and enjoy your family bonding time. Can’t wait to see the new look at your parents new home. I’m sure it will be delightful.

  2. I am so very happy for you & your wonderful visit! Enjoy! I’m an Ohio girl born & bred — and my sweetheart thought we ought to move here. We did & the memories are amazing! Love to you & have a terrific visit while also making great memories! Ann

  3. Your enthusiasm is beautiful, just as you are! The word enthusiasm comes from “en-‘theus–iasm” ; or, soething like that etymologically! Blessings.

  4. Have a wonderful trip Caralyn! I know selling a family home can be hard but I pray a new season opens for your family, even as your bring your new love there!
    May the Lord order your steps and your hearts together.

  5. That is so wild! I’m from Ohio, and my parents just moved out of their house of 33 years in Columbus, to move, wait for it…down the road from me!!! And, they are doing some major renovation, too. So similar. God’s blessings on you and your young man!

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