The Russells Take Raleigh || Raleigh Photographer

Things have been a little quiet over here on the blog lately, but so much has been going on these past few months. There are quite a few updates I should share with you. I wanted to post an update now because this is the month where our lives are about to take another drastic turn. First things first:

Brandon finished his degree!

After five long years of toiling away, my husband graduated with a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies. I couldn’t be more proud. His educational journey isn’t over yet. Ultimately, he wants to become a professor at the collegiate level…which means he needs another degree. He was accepted into Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary this fall, which leads me to my next update…

We became North Carolinians!


A lot of people may feel like we just decided to sneak out of Lynchburg unannounced. Technically, there was no big announcement, but as some of you may know, we started talking about moving to Raleigh in the beginning of 2015. We spent that year saving up for a down payment on what we hoped would be our first home. Unfortunately, the homeowner dream was placed on hold, but we ended up securing an apartment in the perfect neighborhood for us. We feel like we’re exactly where we need to be.

We found a new home church!


We started attending Vision Church back in April and made a commitment to become members in May of this year. God has used this church already to surround us with a support system to help us through this transition. The outpouring of love in this church community has been unmatched and we have loved getting to know new people each week. We became involved in one of the small groups in the church and are excited for the chance to do life with these people.

We’re expecting!


The biggest news of all of course is that I’m pregnant. We didn’t actually go public with this news until my birthday back in April. Later this week, you’ll get to see some of my favorite shots from the maternity session done by Christi Joy Photography. Stay tuned! 😉



  • Lillllllllian - Ooh small groups are great, I’m glad you guys are so happy about your church fam!ReplyCancel

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