Island Life 2013.


As promised, I decided to take a getting-ready-for-school break to post some beach pictures!


I’ve been vacationing at Saint Simon’s Island since I was an infant. It is my first beach love. I’ve been almost every year, so this beach is has become a central part of my summer. It’s relatively close to home, and is very peaceful compared to many of the gulf beaches I’ve visited.



We have several traditions that are crucial for a successful King vacation. One is to make a “Dribble Castle,” aka, a sand castle heavily decorated by dribbling wet sand.

An ariel shot of this year's castle, complete with a moat.

An ariel shot of this year’s castle, complete with a moat.

Another tradition is to visit Barbra Jean’s for some insane seafood. I’ve actually have had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Barbra Jean herself, since she started her chain of four on SSI, and enjoys hanging around the original restaurant. Barbra Jean is pretty neat, and she is an incredible cook. Her crab cakes are famous and they are one of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever had.

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Barbra Jean’s

Pictured top left is pumpkin bread (my family’s favorite) and jalapeno cornbread. Top right is she-crab soup, which is deliciously creamy and spicy. Below is the famous crab cake (cue singing angels) with a side of squash casserole.  Needless to say, this year’s meal at Barbra Jean’s was phenomenal as usual.


Although I’m sad that beach time is over for a while, I’m very ready to move into my newly-rented house in ATH, and I’m even a little excited about starting new classes. Coming soon: a very grown-up update from my new place of residency!

Sunset in Paradise

Sunset in Paradise





Spring break basically saved my life. The two weeks before break were full of tests, readings and a project. Luckily, I emerged with all As and a B. However, I needed a break. Desperately.

I went to Orange Beach with two of of my closest friends. The beach was gorgeous. It was windy and the water was too cold to swim in, but just being able to be on the beach for a few days was amazing (I’ve included pictures). I also was able to relax at home for a couple of days and got to visit family and friends. I haven’t been so rested in months.

This year, I’ve learned much about rest and peace, mostly through working too hard and then being forced to relax. Now I need to work on finding a better balance between work and rest, but that will come in time.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

– Matthew 11:28 – 30

– K