Fall started with a new challenge for me, a new classroom and a change of schedule! Instead of teaching full day pre-school I now teach 2 half day classes and so far I am loving it! I have 20 children in my morning class and 20 children in my afternoon class and the classroom is a dream room! There is so much space and I work with a great staff of assistant teachers so overall I am having a great fall!
Blake has been busy with audition rotations for residency match, which will happen in February 2014. He was gone for a while traveling to and from each rotation location and got to see some good friends and family along the way! Another huge thank you to all of the wonderful people who hosted Blake over the past few months!
While Blake was gone I was staying busy teaching, running and going on mini vacations!
My big brother Tim got married to an awesome girl, Katie and I had a blast celebrating with them!
Sibling toast at the rehearsal dinner! Lots of Laughs
One more night until we get another sister!
Looking very dapper guys!
Mom with her boys
Married!! Yay another Russell!!
Russell kids looking GOOD!
Escorts – we behaved ourselves during church, for the most part 🙂
Russell ladies displaying our SWEET dance moves!
There are so many more fun pictures, it was hard to only post a few! A few weeks after the wedding I ran the trail half marathon that my friend Marci and I had been training for all summer long. We both had a lot of fun and did well – she took 2nd female overall, I took 7th female overall and I was only about a minute off of my goal time (2:01)! We are now in the middle of trying to choose a spring race to train for!
So I went to a wedding, I ran a half marathon and Blake is still gone so of course I plan another mini vacation to visit my sister at St. Mary’s College and cheer on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish!
Catching up with cousins!
We brought home a WINNER and I checked off a bucket list item – Cheer on the Irish from the student section!
Of course a visit to ND is not complete until you get a picture with the Golden Dome!
So far this fall has been busy and fun and Blake is back home so life is GOOD 🙂 I just finished my Monster’s unit with my classes at school and I am about to start one of my favorite months of teaching!! I LOVE November because I get to teach all about THANKSGIVING, one of the BEST holidays out there!