Russell and I finally got to meet on Sunday, May 16, 2004!
Ryan and Jenn DeVilleneuve had told me about this "Russ" guy for months...but did he really exist??? Evidently, they told Russ about me, too!
So, we finally met! At the Mountain Brook Community Church annual picnic and baptism!
I went back to my journal (2 years later) to read what I wrote as my first impressions of him...cute, quiet, a family man, as I could tell from our conversations, gentlemanly and humble. I knew he was a believer, too, so I was definitely interested! ;)