Monday, March 24, 2014

Officially Official

So you may have notice, but things look a bit different around here. I loved my original design by Marquis at Simply Clarke, I couldn't resist getting a new one when I won a giveaway over at Niecior's Notes. Amanda did such a great job! I was super picky because I knew exactly what I wanted. She worked with me through all of my crazy demands and hundreds of changes and gave me exactly what I was wanting. What is it about a new blog design that feels so refreshing? Also in the giveaway, I won a domain name. Amanda hooked me up and I am now officially bellblissblog.com. I never felt like I needed to have my own domain name, but now I understand why bloggers say it is so important. Thank you Amanda!!

Now onto my weekend. Friday was a half day at school, but after a couple of meetings, all I did was come home and sleep. Thank you sickness and thank you children with germs. I slept for a significant amount of time and woke up Saturday morning feeling so much better. Saturday I attempted to get up early to clean and workout, but that didn't really happen. You win some, you lose some. It was a beautiful day so after making food for a cookout later in the afternoon, Lexie and I decided to go for a walk. The men working in the field behind our house decided it was "take your goat to work day" and had a goat tied up along the sidewalk. Lexie was really interested in it, until it made a really scary noise at her.



On our walk, we like to climb this huge hill, just for this view. It was a perfect day in the bay, as I like to say.



Later that afternoon, my friend and I drove up north for a little BBQ and bowling. I hadn't been bowling in such a long time. I am still as bad as I used to be, but I randomly bowled a 90 one game. That is probably the highest I have ever bowled. And how did I forget how ridiculous bowling shoes are?


Sunday I spent the entire day in my classroom. I planned on going in for a couple of hours, next thing I knew I had been there for eight hours. We have this important visit this week and I had to make sure my classrooms and lessons were ready. I feel like my classroom is finally coming together and I hope to share pictures here in the next two weeks or so. It has been a long process, but I am really enjoying it. 

As much as I have been enjoying teaching, I feel like I haven't gotten to enjoy this beautiful island lately. I have been feeling a bit down about it because I want to make the most of every moment we live here. When we first got here, we were exploring every minute of the weekend. I haven't even tried many new restaurants lately. I miss our adventures every weekend. Maybe once Jake gets home and I have gotten in a better routine and balance with teaching, the adventures will resume. Until then, I still enjoy waking up to this every.single.morning.




19 comments:

  1. Love the new design! I hope you guys do get to enjoy your time there! Hopefully things will turn around and that will happen =)

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  2. Loving the new design! And congrats on the domain name -- it certainly feels great to have your own!
    xo

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  3. Love the new design! and I dont think I would ever tire of that view!

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  4. Oh, your new space looks gorgeous! (As does your walk--what a beautiful spring afternoon :)

    Amy | Club Narwhal

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  5. I love the new blog design Mackenzie!!! Especially the colors!

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  6. LOVE the new design!!!!! reminds me of spring...which I am longing for! haha

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  7. Love the new design!! I keep toying with the idea of buying my domain name. Maybe it's time. Hope you're feeling better!!

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  8. Love the new design! The fonts are fantastic! And that sunrise view? Wow stunning.

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