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!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Oh My Bonita Bella!

Oh how we love this little girl! This photo was taken today by my friend Jenifer who is on her pick up trip. The bear Bella is holding is the bear we made at build a bear with the recorded chip of our voices in it. In 2 weeks, it will be our voices she hears in person. We expect to travel by the 25th of April (still waiting for PINK, but speaking life)! Her suitcase is packed....and fully stuffed! My goodness, I forget how much a baby needs let alone a girl. My boys are so low maintenance and easy. And I wouldn't trade one moment of this high maintenance, I plan to enjoy every minute of it. Thank you dear Lord for the blessing of this miracle, we love you with all our heart, soul and mind and we Praise you for the dance!


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

You better get the scale out and weigh....yourself then weigh holding Bella's bag. I had to re-position things on my last trip. A girl's gotta have her supplies but her Daddy won't pay the 50 bucks if your luggage is over 50 pounds.Ha! I wish we were spending this Friday night together. love, Cheri

Pam L said...

Now you're surely not planning on spoiling that little beauty with everything you've got stashed in that bag! Ha! Have a blast doing it!
I'm so excited for you! I'll keep checking in for the PINK post!

The Jeltemas said...

Cmon PINK!
We are so GEEKED Susie!!!
girly-girl stuff, we totally get it and bless your heart she will be so spoiled! Lord I'm amazed by you...