Can you hear them, Little People, Big World fans?
You may need to listen closely.
But now, perhaps more than ever before, we’re pretty sure we can make out the sound of wedding bells… somewhere in the distance, and yet definitely prepared to ring at some point.
For Matt Roloff and Caryn Chandler.
For many months now, Roloff hasn’t shied away from his plans to get down on one knee in front of Chandler.
Awhile back, he said he was simply waiting for ex-wife Amy Roloff to marry second husband Chris Marek (a ceremony that took place in August 2021) because he didn’t wanna steal any of her romantic thunder.
Just this past week, meanwhile, Matt shot down the idea of signing prenuptial agreement with Chandler — but he didn’t shoot down the idea of marrying her.
And now? Based on his latest Instagram post?
It looks like Caryn and Matt are set to take another significant step in their relationship.
In a post last month, the father of four shared a video of his excavator being worked on with what appeared to be a blowtorch.
“Flipping the cutting edge on Track hoe bucket,” he wrote in the caption at the time. “Now that the rains are gone I can start digging out for the new house.”
A new house?!? Tell us more, Matt…
Days after posting about the update on his excavator, Matt provided fans with a glimpse of the digging process to create the foundation of their future home.
Depicting the “northwest” corner of the the property, the TLC personality panned over the progress made all the way to a far away red flag, showing what will become the southeast corner once dug.
He then got all technical and added:
“We’re going to point the house that way instead of that way. So, that little teeny maneuver is causing me to do a lot of digging.”
Matt and Caryn already own a home together in Arizona.
Roloff has often said he plans to retire there someday, maybe even in the near future… considering he recently put a portion of his Oregon farm up for sale.
The decision sparked an unfortunate family feud because son Zach, especially, seemed angry at the way his dad handled the situation.
“My ultimate hope was that the entire Roloff Farms property would stay in our family for generations to come. Keeping that dream alive at this point was just not meant to be,” Matt wrote in his own defense after receiving criticism for not selling to any of his kids.
He continued at the time:
“My twin boys decided not to consider working together toward a possible joint sale.
“Based on that, turning the big 60 in my cranky old body, the continuing maintenance/demands of the farm — the difficult decision was made so I could take steps toward my retirement goals.”
Zach, for his part, disagreed with his characterization of the negotiations, calling it a “shocking new low of cowardice and manipulation” in comment on his dad’s Instagram post.
“This post is extremely misguided and false,” he wrote in a stunning rebuke.
“My dad is manipulating the narrative right before the season comes out.
“Once again, like he has for most of his life, [he is] not taking responsibility for his own actions and blaming others.
“Dragging the family drama that he created and then manipulate the fanbase to make himself come out OK [sic].”