28 June 2012

July Sponsor Swap!

I'm so excited that my new blog design is finished because I can now focus on sponsorships for July! If you are interested in swapping ads with The Hinton Hook-Up for the month of July, I would love to partner with you! I'm going to be accepting 200x100 sized ads, so just send me an email at thehintonhookup@gmail.com and we'll get to swapping!

Can't wait to hear from YOU! :)

25 June 2012

1 year ago today...

I cannot believe that one year ago today, Luke and I became husband and wife. It was the most perfect June day. Looking through all of our wedding photos brought back a rush of emotion. I still remember the way I felt waking up that morning, knowing I would become his Mrs; it felt so right. I remember how beautifully sunny it was, but also how God cooled down the evening just enough to make it perfect outdoor wedding weather. I can still remember the sound of our 300+ guests filling the reception, laughing, hugging, dancing. There is something so magical about having every one of your favorite people in the same place at the same time. June 25, 2011 is a day I will never forget.

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. This first year of marriage has been such a blessing. God has taught Luke and I so much about each other and the commitment it takes to be in a Godly marriage. The sacrifice can be difficult and it is daily, but the blessings exceed the sacrifice. Luke and I are not perfect and our marriage will never be perfect, but we are learning daily to seek God's face knowing that He will guide us. I couldn't have asked for a better 1st year of marriage.

Tonight, we will eat year-old wedding cake and re-watch our wedding DVD. I may I will definitely cry and Luke will try to be tough, but I know it gets to him too. We've already exchanged gifts, but don't you worry. There will be an entire post focused on our traditional/modern gift-giving and cake eating a little later this week. :)

Happy Anniversary Luke. I love you more than life itself. There is nothing I love more than sharing the crazy life with you. 1 year down, 99 to go!

18 June 2012

Father's Day in Hallettsville

For Father's Day, Luke slept (after 20+ days straight of work, blah!) while I drove up to Hallettsville to hang out with my sweet family. As always, there was great laughter and ever greater food! I got to see both my dad and my papaw. Mom rocked out the shrimp boil and I even got to bring quite a bit home for Luke and me. Hope you all had a fabulous Father's Day weekend!

11 June 2012

1st Anniversary Pics!

On June 3rd, our sweet friend Jade (who also photographed our engagements, my bridals, and our wedding!) took 1st anniversary pics of Luke and I out at our house at Camp Zephyr. I always blush when I first look at pictures Jade takes of Luke and I; we're always kissing about 50% of the time, ha! But Jade tells us to, so I guess she's cool with it. :)

Our anniversary isn't until the 25th, but we had to take these pics a little early because Luke's work is super busy right now. But don't worry, there will be a special post on the 25th that celebrates and looks back on that perfect day just a short year ago.

Here are a few of my favorites...