Our life is nothing short of an adventure...

Wind in our hair and screams of delight but also unpredictable turns and unknown outcomes. We are a family of six; Dave, Susie, Nate, Jake, Sam, and Bella.

God has been faithful in our marriage and through the birth and blessings of our boys.

God has been faithful during our adoption journey and united Bella with us in May of 2008. We were privileged to visit with Bella's birth mother; therefore, Bella's family in Guatemala will always be dear to our hearts.

On October 16, 2008, Bella was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. We are now battling the disease with 2 years and 3 months of treatment. We believe God will continue to be faithful!

Our family is committed to living life to the fullest...even on the hard days. Thank you for checking in and journeying with us!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Meeting Cheri

We just returned from our 5 day weekend to St. Louis. I will post more pictures later as well as info on all the fun we had. I just had to share this photo....God has been so good to me with all the wonderful woman I have had the pleasure to get to know through blogging, one of which is Cheri. On Friday, my husband and I drove about an hour and half outside of St. Louis to spend time with Cheri and her husband...WHAT A GIFT! We so enjoyed our visit, not ready to leave at all. The best part was our husbands truly seeing how much we are alike. Honestly, I do believe Cheri and I were separated before conception, we were absolutely cut from the same cloth. Both Sanguine, left handed, 3 boys, sleep to a fan, big diet coke drinkers, everyone we meet is our "forever" friend...the list goes on and on. We could finish each others sentences and although we have talked several times on the phone and internet, you would have thought we had spent a life time as sisters. We spent time with their small group (amazing group of people), hung out at their cabin and ate at their restaurant "McCallisters". I think the high light for me is when Cheri's husband kept looking at me and saying "I just cant believe your short...I thought you were tall". No, I am definitely short, I just have a tall personality! :) We expect to be in Guatemala at the same time in a few weeks with our girls (Malaena and Bella). Thank you dear Lord for all the blessings during this journey of adoption, especially this sweet friend and her family. Love ya Cheri, see you in a couple of weeks!


Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

AAHHH!!! What's a girl to say to that?! Thanks. I think you are so wonderful, and I wish you would come back again this weekend!!!! Well, we'll just have to meet in Guatemala and take a trip to Antigua. While there, we'll plan my family's trip to visit you. Call me when you catch up on life. love, Your Missouri Sister...cheri

Stacy said...

What fun! God is so amazing that He brings us friends to ride beside us on this crazy adoption roller coaster! He is good!