09 December 2012


It's sort of crazy to me that we've only lived in New Jersey a little over a month and living here already feels so normal. I think we've started to find our routine; me working from home, Luke job hunting, and the pups adjusting to their new surroundings. There has definitely been some adjustment, but I'm so greatful for this time. Want to strengthen a marriage? Move 1800 miles across the country. :)
Luke had his first job interview last Friday and it sounds promising! The company he interviewed with said he should hear back early this next week, so please say a prayer that we hear some good news. Also, Luke took the NYPD application test. Have I told y'all this yet? He made a 95 out of 100, which is awesome, because it's a really hard test. I'm SO proud of him! Joining the NYPD takes months, with multiple interviews, background checks, etc., so this won't be something that happens tomorrow, but we're excited to have begun the process. 
I start my New England "roadshow" this week. This is what my colleagues call traveling for days at a time, doing what we do a.k.a. field marketing. Please pray for safe and easy travels. This Texas girl has never driven in snow, or mountains for that matter, so I'd appreciate your prayers. At the same time, I'm so excited to see Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. I've never been to any of these states and I'll be driving quite a bit. Should be fun!
 One other things that has been heavy on mine and Luke's hearts lately is church and the fellowship that church offers. We are actively looking for a church home in New Jersey, but haven't found one just yet. We've visited three different churches so far, and we understand that this isn't something that happens overnight or even in a few weeks. But this can be a frustrating process, too. As Christians, we hunger for fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ and we are praying earnestly that God would show us where He would like for us to lay roots. If you can, please add this one to your prayer list, too.
So, that's what's been going on around here lately. That, and a bunch of watching Hulu/Netflix, drinking coffee, and checking out the Christmas light around our new little town. They are quite lovely. :)


  1. So glad you guys love it there :) Crossing my fingers Luke gets some good news and NYPD? That is just awesome!

  2. I always get excited when the Hinton Hookup pops up with an update! Excited for all that God has blessed you guys with, and praying for Luke's job prospects. NYPD would be so cool!

  3. Aww!! Thanks Amanda! I know, I haven't been posting as often. Crazy work schedule!! I'm hoping to be able to post more now that I'm traveling a lot and will have a lot of cool pics to share. Yes, we are pretty pumped about NYPD. Hope it happens SOONER than later, ha! Hope you and your hubby are doing well. :)

  4. We haver been here 3 years this Jan, and we still haven't found a church. We have been to over 20, and still nothing. I swear it is just NJ.


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