It's all happened so quickly.
Gina Carlson took to Instagram to express her own whirlwind over the last year, as her free agency-bound husband (and family) faced an uncertain future, and her profound gratitude that it's finally come to a peaceful resolution.
"For the last year, I convinced myself home would be wherever I was with my boys," she wrote. "In truth, home started 7 years ago, a scorching hot summer night when I met John here in D.C."
While fans wondered whether the Caps could find the money to re-sign Carlson, his wife revealed on Instagram that, in secret, they purchased land in the D.C. area a few months back in hopes of building "the southern home & big front porch we’ve always dreamed of having together."
Now they can. The whirlwind is over. And the ride continues.