Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh!!!
When you’re reading this, my special gentleman, Steven, and I will be on the plane, heading to OHIO!!!!
I don’t know if you can sense my excitement or anything 😉 BUT I’M SO DANG PUMPED!!
Tomorrow (Friday), we’ll both be working from home, and then on Saturday, my entire family will be together!
This is the first time our entire family will have been in the same place since the January before the pandemic! So my heart is just exploding out of my chest with joy.
And the fact that Steven is going to be there, just makes it all the more special and meaningful.
Pumpkins will be picked at proper patches. Skyline chili will be devoured. Bengals will be rooted for. Whisky will be sipped upon. And laughs will be had by the barrel-full.
Ugh, I cannot wait!
My nieces and nephews absolutely love Steven. (No surprise there 😉 hehe ) So they’ve been counting down the days until our visit, just like me!
If there’s one thing that I’ve taken away from the pandemic, it’s the importance of spending quality time with people that you care about.
And so now that there’s no travel restrictions/hesitancy anymore, I’m just gobbling up the opportunities I have to spend with my family in the heartland. Even for just little quick “pop-ins” here and there – there’s nothing more important than family!
I’ve had the blessing of spending a lot of time with Steven’s wonderful family here in New York, too, since they live so close! I even spent Thanksgiving with them last year! I’d say, at least one weekend per month, we get together, and I cherish that time so much. I truly feel so blessed to have been welcomed into such a loving family!
Anywho – I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too! And are able to spend some quality time with your loved ones as well! There really is nothing better in this world, if you ask me 🙂
And if you want to “join me” on the trip, I’ll be sharing lots of fun photos and videos on my Instagram, @beauty.beyond.bones! I’d love to be connect over there!
What are your weekend plans?
Alright, God bless!
xoxo Caralyn (and Steven!)
“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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59 responses to “We’re Going Home!”
A beautiful and wonderful feeling for the family to gather after the epidemic of the Covid 19 pandemic, especially with Friday and Saturday, which is joy and happiness with the family at home, an indescribable feeling.
Thank you so much! I appreciate that 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Enjoy yourselves! Eat, laugh, and soak up the love in your heart and spirit for those absent times. Be safe!
Thank you friend!! Yes! We will be soaking it all in!! Hugs and love xox
Have a wonderful safe trip you two! My family will finally be all together again in early December back in Michigan. Yay!! ❤️
Aw thank you John! Oh that’s so great to hear! I bet December can’t come soon enough!! Hugs and love xox
Have a great time!! (but take it easy on the whisky!) :>)) God, Family, and Country, in that order!
Thanks Myron!! Haha yeah the men will be drinking the whisky! My mom and I will stick to wine;) in moderation of course!! Amen to that! In that order! So glad you stopped by! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and love xox
Have a wonderful weekend
Thank you Alice! I’m so excited! i hope you have a great weekend too! Hugs and love xox
thanks friend 🙂 have a great weekend! Hugs and love xox
Big whoop. I’m going to be painting my garage ceiling. 😵💫
Unless all y’all decide to drive to Ohio and stop in Kentucky! 😁
hahah thanks CA! If we had an extra few days, I’d definitely say let’s take a road trip to KY! 🙂 good luck with the ceiling! Hugs and love xox
So happy for you! As it turns out, my daughter from Columbus is driving here to Memphis. I haven’t seen her in three years and am very excited to see her again!!!
Thanks Jeff!!! I’m so excited 🙂 And yay!!! that’s so great that she’ll be visiting!!! oh my gosh, Jeff, that’s so wonderful – i’m thrilled for you! i hope you all have a joyous and beautiful weekend! sending hugs to you and your girls! xoxo
Ohio sounds like a really nice state to live in. I’ve even thought about living there if we were to move to the states. You’re so lucky that you get to travel so often! Enjoy the break! 🥳🥂
That house in the photo is gorgeous btw. How I dream of living in a house like that! Looks like something on the cover of a country living magazine! 😍
Hi Hilary! oH my gosh I LOVE Ohio – it was the best place to grow up. I’d love to move back!! definitely consider it – the people there are the friendliest!! and gosh, you’re kind to say that 🙂 I’ll will definitely pass that along to my parents! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I’m not sure yet what I’m doing for the weekend, except that I have to choose between two different things at the same time on Sunday. Hopefully relaxing the rest of the weekend, because I’ve been really tired. I’m taking a break from posting new episodes of DLTDGB; this was planned, I always take a break every six months in the fictional timeline. I also need to do a lot of planning for upcoming episodes, because some big things will be happening in the fictional universe.
Thank you so much Greg! Oh dang, I hate when I have conflicting engagements! I hear that! There’s so much planning to keep the content flowing! Well i hope you enjoy the much deserved break!!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Enjoy your trip.
Thank you Kristie!! I’m so excited! i hope you have a great week! Hugs and love xox
Safe travels!!! Have FUN 🥳
thank you so much Lisa! I’m expecting LOTS of fun to be had! hehe hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Hugs and love xox
Enjoy your happy reunion 🙂
thank you Ian! I appreciate that 🙂 I’m so so so excited! so glad you stopped by! and i hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Hugs and love xox
Have a wonderful time
Thank you Sheree! oh my gosh I’m so excited 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Hugs and love xox
Thanks 😎 😎 😎
Caralyn, there’s nothing more important than being with family. Enjoy your time and soak up every minute of it. Scott
you’re right about that! nothing more important! thank you so much Scott! have a great weekend! Hugs and love xox
Enjoy your family reunion.
thank you so much Eleanor!! I am so excited!! Hugs and love xox
Peace, that passes understanding is what I wish for you and the entire family, and of course, the good gentleman of your beautiful life. Have fun.
oh my gosh, that is so beautiful. thank you again. that special peace was definitely something that was felt this weekend! Hugs and love xox
Love this! My husband took me back to my home state of Ohio — where I last lived when I was about 23! I love being close to family! Enjoy! Love the pictures! Ann
aw thank you so much Ann! Oh wow that’s so great! Being close to family really is so wonderful! have a lovely weekend! Hugs and love xox
Your post today fits right in to my theme – why we travel. Ah yes. It’s the people! How wonderful that you both get to go and share family love! I know you’ll love every one – and every minute! And you’ll return with happy memories. Thank you, Caralyn, for posting and sharing your heart-felt video. Good for you for opening your heart to the congregation! I know God was working thru you and your message was impactful. Only He knows how many lives may be changed and saved by your transparency. God bless you!
Hi Jan! Oh nice! You’re so right! Traveling to be close to people we love is a fabulous reason to travel if you ask me! thank you for your kind words 🙂 And gosh – i so appreciate you taking the time to watch it! that’s my deepest prayer! Hugs and love xox
So happy for you and Steven and your families!
Thank you so much Paul! I appreciate that – yes! i am so so excited to see everyone! Hugs and love xox
The house is glorious, and I’m desperately curious about the colour of what I think are hydrangeas, one of my favourite outdoor plants. Have a wonderful weekend – the joy and excitement you’re feeling comes through most clearly. I’m almost sorry I’ve removed myself from FB/Instagram and can’t keep up in semi-real time, but I look forward to the after-the-fact update 💖
Thank you so much Em! 🙂 I appreciate that, I’ll pass those kind words along! I hear you – definitely needing a breaking from social media too! We’ve had just the most wonderful weekend. Thank you!! Hugs and love xox
I’m so glad to hear that 💖
Sounds glorious! I’m batching it this weekend while my bride has a girl’s weekend with one of our girls and her daughter. Taking care of honey-dos and writing. Oh, yes! I might be sipping a little whiskey myself. 😉
Thank you so much Eric! oh how fun! Sounds like you both will be having really special weekends! I hope you have a wonderful time! Hugs and love xox
How exciting for you and your family! Enjoy the reunion.
Aw thank you so much Carole! 🙂 it really was such a wonderful weekend! i hope you had a great weekend too! Hugs and love xox
Happy for you. Now I am thinking of the scene from ET when ET was excited to go home lol
Thank you so much!!! hahah wow, i haven’t thought about that movie in ages! hehe we had such a great weekend! i hope you did too! Hugs and love xox
Thought those two were your kids!
oh! hahha! nope, my brother and his wife’s beautiful little ones! thanks Jim for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Enjoy your family time…being together is the best!
Thank you so much 🙂 I so appreciate that. you’re right – there’s nothing like family time! 🙂 hope you have a great week! Hugs and love xox
Enjoy your time at home.
I hope you had a lovely time!
We moved to Ohio this July; long story, but mostly to be near our kids. We are loving it here! May the Lord bless you.
Oh my gosh that’s so great! I hope you’re loving it. growing up in Ohio was the absolute best! Hugs and love xox