18 September 2011

Big news!!

So, The Hintons have a pretty cool announcement to make...


Yup, Luke and I are moving out of our two bedroom apartment in Corpus Christi and into a house out at Camp Zephyr!! For those of you that don't know, Camp Zephyr is the Christian camp/retreat facility where Luke has been working full-time in guest services since the summer of 2008. Before that, he and I both worked at the camp as summer staffers during our summers in college. This magical place has played a huge role in our lives as Christians and as a couple. We both would not be where we are today without our Zephyr family, both past and present, and can't wait to invest even more into God's ministry at this camp by moving out there. 

Plus, Luke and I will FINALLY be living together in ONE PLACE! This. is. huge! After almost 6 years of long distance dating and now almost three months of marriage while living part-time at camp/part-time in Corpus Christi, we will have one home. We can't wait!!!

"Now, how is this going to work with Sara's job in Corpus?" you may be asking yourself. Well, with this move comes adapting to change in other areas of life as well. Instead of a 15 minute drive to work, I will now have a 50 minute drive to work. At first, I wasn't so thrilled about this part. I mean, come on, what non-morning person would be? But after some calculating, we've learned that this move will still be positive for us financially, despite the gas it will take to get me back and forth. Plus, I have family and friends in CC that will let me crash a night or two during the week at their places to help save on miles. And I must admit, I'm really excited to decorate our first little home. :)

We still don't have a set move-in date, but it will probably be sometime after the 1st of October. It is our plan to be all moved in and settled by the end of October. The more we talk about it, the more excited I get! Camp life, as I've learned from the other camp wives, can be difficult at times. Living at a place like Camp Zephyr takes sacrifice and selfless love. It takes looking at the big picture and putting hundreds of other peoples' needs above your own. It can mean not spending time with your husband for days at a time (mostly during the summer). But ultimately, it means being a part of something so much greater than yourself and having the humbling opportunity to effect the Kingdom of God in a mighty way. It is my current prayer that God would start changing my heart as I move from the mindset of "summer staffer" to that of a "camp wife."

{Summer 2008, as summer staff}

{Dec. 2009, Engagement picture at the gates of Camp Zephyr}

We've always known that God was going to take us, as a couple, on some crazy adventures. I really believe that this move is one of those adventures. Look out Zephyr, here come The Hintons!!

"But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”
Ruth 1:16-17


  1. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you! You guys are going to love living together!

    Belly B :)

  2. Great news indeed! May God be with you and your husband as you make these changes in your lives. Take care and my best wishes to you.

  3. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about your new home.

    *cough* pictures *cough* :)

  4. Congrats and blessings on your move! That's awesome.
    popping in from Pay it forward blog hop! Love your site... I'm your newest GFC follower... tweeted your post and +1'd it!
    Cindy from:

    Have to post as anonymous b/c for some reason blogger won't let me post w/ my Google profile?

  5. Love your blog! I came across it because you commented on mine :) We have a lot in common! I just got married in May and I am the oldest of all girls too (5). I am your newest follower and I will be praying for y'all as you move to a new place together! How exciting!

  6. How exciting! Praying that God would bless this new chapter of your lives!

    P.S. Your baby Brooklyn is adorable!!

  7. Sara,

    Thanks for your comment! :) I love your blog and I will definitely be following it! That's so amazing that you've worked with Christian camps. I did summer crew with Young Life a couple years back and it was an amazing time. :) Thanks for sharing this post and I cannot wait to read more about your wonderful married life! :)

  8. Awwww, that is so so exciting!!!! The Lord is going to do amazing things through y'all! I can't wait to follow along on your cute blog!

  9. Congrats on your new place!!! I am actually moving to Northlake, Texas next Thursday!! eek :)

  10. Good luck with our move!! Love your engagement picture!

  11. Congrats on the move, how exciting! You two are so cute :-)


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