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!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Blessings of 4!

I am looking at this photo and thinking "Praise you Lord Jesus"! This is all Him....the 4 beautiful blessings are all Him. What a wonderful Mothers Day. We went to church for the first time as a family of 6. We came home so that Bella could cry for her nap...she does not want anything to do with napping, and then headed off to Applebees for dinner so that Mom could have her favorite "Oriental Chicken Wrap". My husband and boys purchased a "Pandora" charm bracelet for me for Mothers Day. Each one of the boys chose a charm, Nate chose the Shamrock, Jake the Mama Gorilla with her baby and Sam, the lady bug. All 3 boys helped Bella pick hers out which was a cross with blue jewels in it. I love this bracelet....because I love my kids! Thank you Jesus for choosing me to Mother and protect these 4 precious spirits. I know you love me every time I look in to their sweet faces....no matter what the day brings.

So many photos to update of our first week....working on that along with a video of Bella eating her veggies. It's very entertaining.