Back to the real world

So my two weeks off were good.
It really didn't go super fast, but you know vacations never seem to last long enough.
Tomorrow I return to the "real" world of work and although I dread the daily grind of schedules, meetings, make-up and heels, I am anxious to see my work buddies and hear about what's been going on in their lives for the past two weeks. (and probably share a few stories of my own) *wink*

Just a few photos from my week on the beach.
I truly enjoyed every single moment of it.
I tried to take in and savor all of it.
I had honestly forgotten just how much I loved beach....the sand, salty water & ocean breeze.
If you are in or around Destin or Ft. Walton, you must go to Dewey Destin and enjoy their fresh seafood in true Florida casual style. One of my vacation goals was to eat some really good seafood - and I don't mean the Joe's Crab Shack or other commercialized "seafood" spots, I mean true fresh seafood - we truly found it at this place. Don't expect fancy - you eat outside in a basket on a picnic table - but holy cow check out the king crab legs Alex got. This was the morning we left. I had gotten up early pretty much every day to enjoy the morning sun on the beach, but I had promised my friend, Suellen that I would get my cup of coffee and head out to see the sunrise. As I did, I was having a little talk with God and thanking Him for allowing me the opportunity for R&R and the beautiful week He had given us.Low & behold as I was taking some pictures to the east of the sun reflecting on the water, this very pleasant looking lady who I had noticed earlier walking past me was coming back with, again this pleasant look on her face. She was pointing the opposite direction from where I was snapping pictures and said "you are missing that rainbow, that is what you should be getting pictures of!"

When I turned and saw this rainbow over the horizon, I could do nothing but sit in awe of the spectacle that was right before me! It may sound hokey, but it was as if God had sent me this beautiful vision to enjoy on my last morning as a message of peacefulness.
I felt as if my vacation was complete and it was okay to return to the real world awaiting.
So, real world here I come ready or not.
I am refreshed and have a renewed sense of life and attitude.
Hope you are ready for me!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!!! AMAZING photos Kim!!! I'm glad that U had a good time....loveeeeeee the rainbow and the jumping in the ocean shot! :):):):):):):):):)

mandiegirl said...

Love your photos! Glad you had fun, but you've been missed around these parts! ;)

deana said...

FUN photos & such a beautiful shot of the rainbow over the ocean...

Have a GREAT week! :-)

BlessedinTexas said...

Kim, that last picture is so awesome and you are right
God never gives us more than what we can handle. It was refreshing to read your blog today, seriously love all the pictures too. My brother and his family leave to go to Panana Beach next week so I will tell them about Deweys too - I am sure they will eat out every night. So I want to hear about all the stories "wink"...you can tell your BFF!!! Anyway have a great week back to work and thanks so much for sharing your vacay with us...you are such a doll!!! PS - love the family pic, beautiful!!!

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Lynne said...

Great pictures! We'll have to check out that restraunt the next time we're down there -- if you're ever in Pensacola there's a great place there too called The Fish House...you'd love it!

sandra said...

I'm always in love with your photos, Kim! That was definitely a sign, amazing He is!

Ashley said...

Thanks! I added you to my Google reader as well. :)

sarah said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!!! beaches are the best, don't you think?!

glad that you had a fun time!


Anonymous said...

wow your photos are exrtaordinary... glad to see oyu back