Hi friends. I’m Caroline Hamilton. That’s my sweet husband, Luke, in the picture above and I stole his last name not too long ago (February 2016). I’m learning a little more everyday what life looks like for us as a new family of two (hints: “The Ham Fam” blog name. I mean it’s cute, right?).

Luke and I met on a mission trip to Rochester, NY when we were 16 through our church and became besties and then boyfriend/girlfriend, and now 7 years later, we’re Hamilton party of 2. We both graduated from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) and we believe wholeheartedly there’s not a more beautiful place on earth. I work at a local company as a communications coordinator and do wedding coordinating on the side. Luke is 3/4 through pharmacy school at Wingate University and we can’t wait for him to be Dr. Lukie in May 2018. We call Rock Hill, SC home.

Between school schedules, work schedules, studying, sleeping, attempting to cook something edible, and keeping up with the daily demands of life, time always seems to be slipping out of my hands. Life is crazy, but I want to be intentional about slowing down and reflecting. I don’t want to be defined by a busy schedule and life. That’s what this blog is about – stopping to process and reflect on this real life we’re living and how Jesus is faithful and gracious to teach us along the journey.

I want to remember these years vividly and the lessons I learned along the way. I want to bring glory to God in every season. I want to be real. With myself, and with you too. Here’s to the ups and the downs, the the clean and the messy, the joy and the sorrow.

Here’s to real life.

What I love: Jesus, my sweet husband, family, and friends, Clemson University, diet coke, planning, journaling, organization, public speaking, weddings, reading, sleep, Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, NETFLIX binges, Chip and Joanna Gaines, pictures, long walks, pizza hut thin crust pepperoni pizza, super gooey chocolate chip cookies, pretending I’m a professional singer, High School Musical, quality time, Sonic cherry-limeades.