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 3, 2008


We were submitted to the US Embassy today, 2nd DNA (ORANGE) is next Tuesday, April 8th!!! On our way to PINK!

We are in St Louis this weekend spending time with my sister and her husband. Enjoying time with family and our last family get away before our little lady bug comes home. Tomorrow we will travel to meet my my friend Cheri and her husband....so excited to finally meet her.

Blessings to all, more next week.



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

Yeah! We will meet today! What a blessing and inspiration you have been in our adoption journey! I'm so thankful for the time we are getting to share at my home, and soon, we'll be chatting it up in Guatemala! love, Cheri

Pam L said...

Woo Hoo for you!!!
You are just chugging right along!
Blessings to you all!

Mary Ann said...

That is wonderful news!!!!! I am sooooooo happy for you and sweet Bella!