Hill Country Resolutions

Mr. Pax and I had the privilege of visiting a B&B over the holidays.  My in-laws kept the boys for a few days, and we got to have an early 10-year anniversary celebration (since baby #3 is due a week before our actual 10th anniversary!).  It was wonderful.  It also gave me a little time to reflect on this year and what I dream for it… for my family…

This year I want to:

#1) keep perspective.

new years resolution: keep perspective

Focus on and enjoy the small things in front of me, without losing track of the larger picture in the distance.

#2) take time to be still.

new years resolution: take time to be still

To think.  To read.  To pray.  To breathe.

#3)laugh more… especially with Mr. Pax.

new years resolution: laugh more with the one you love

Life with kids, jobs, responsibilities… it can become so business like.  Sometimes, that obsession with efficiency can grow out of necessity, to be sure, but it can also become stifling.  I want to always enjoy life with my best friend – even when our boys are throwing food across the dining room.  Even when DIY projects turn sour.  Even when real tragedy strikes.  I want to relish the gift that my husband is to me.

#4) venture outside the fence from time to time.

new years resolution: venture outside the fence

Beyond the safe.  The expected.  The logical.  And into the places where the tall grasses grow.

What are your dreams for this year?

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Comments

  1. What great resolutions, Rachel…I need to embrace pretty much all of those as well! It looks like y’all had a wonderful, early anniversary get-away. And you look fabulous! Hope you’ve been feeling well, too. :) Happy New Year!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      We did, Samantha! As you know, there’s nothing like Texas hill country (and time away from the kids!) to soothe the soul. 😉 Happy New Year to you and yours, too!!

  2. Aw, such a sweet shot of you two! Happy New Year – here’s to all things new!

  3. Chris Steller says:

    Very meaningful resolutions! They really summed up what I’ve been trying to put into words for this year.
    Thank you! By the way- I love the pic of you and your hubby! Super cute! Happy New Years!

  4. Hope all your dreams and expectations come true and your have a happy, productive 2014. Nothing better than a few days in the Texas Hill Country to refresh and renew. Great pictures.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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