Just before Christmas, we travelled down to San Antonio with my family to spend a couple of days on the River Walk. And when I say ‘travelled’, I mean DROVE 14 hours. Texas is a long way from Nebraska.

To see a sunrise like this made it worth it, though.

DSC_8850We don’t have any family in that area – my parents really enjoy San Antonio and we have vacationed there before. I haven’t been there in six years so it was fun to show Sam some of the places I remembered from the last visit.

DSC_9014The Alamo, of course, is a must-see. Sam enjoyed seeing it in person and learning more about its history.


The River Walk is a beautiful area in San Antonio with little shops and restaurants lining each side of a canal. We liked to just stroll along the paths and explore the different twists and turns.

DSC_8889In the middle of a Nebraska winter, it was such a nice treat to enjoy Texas weather for a couple of days. We loved the bright colors of the plants and flowers that were flourishing along the river. 




Since I work as a photographer, taking pictures can be a chore sometimes rather than a joy. But our last couple of trips I have been trying to be intentional about relaxing behind the camera and taking pictures because I want to and not because I have to.

DSC_8917We were so blessed to be able to spend this time with our family and soak in some Texas sunshine. 

DSC_9173I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and your New Year is off to a great start!

Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, and coffee lover. She began Inscribed Design & Photography with the goal of inspiring others to experience God’s character and glory through her work. Rachel specializes in senior portraits, engagements and weddings, and fine art photography. She and her husband, Samuel, have three precious children, two boys and a girl. Rachel began writing with Her View From Home in 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. She shares her own images, photography tips, and favorite recipes. http://www.inscribedphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InscribedPhotography