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!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Going on a Bear Hunt!

Were going on a bear hunt....

Were going to catch a big one....

Were not scared....lovin these kids and their imaginations!

Bella standing up to one of the cottage kitchen chairs. I took this picture from under the table.

Bella with my parents

My Jake and nieces Emma and Lauren after finding the clay at the bottom of the lake.

isn't it great to be a kid! The kids spend hours out on the water trampoline.

Oh boy, was Grandma popular. The kids new she was brining a surprise and they waited hours at the curb waiting for Grandma to arrive. She brought a "herd" with her....of Webkinz Cows.

Sweet Bella on her Mama's Back in the baby carrier for the Bear Hunt Walk.

This past week we were at the cottage again with the fam. Our last day I took all the kids on a "Bear Hunt" through the walking trail by our cottage. Way to sweet. They all picked up walking sticks, we sang songs, and dodged a few rain drops. Even Bella took part in the action on my back in ther Ergo Baby Carrier. This weekend, we will meet up with my husbands family to spend time with them. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Blessings to all of you!


The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

The water trampoline looks awesome! I want to play :-)

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

I love that I have adopted your family as my own cause we are some neat folks!!!! LOVED, LOVED the pics! You know my educational side was all about the Bear Hunt. Malae and I read that book everyday! We've not ventured out the door yet to act it out but we will!!!! love you girl! cheri

Vanessa said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!! I might need to check out that book, but here we would have to go on an alligator hunt!!

Susie said...

Okay, I'm gonna need to come on your next summer adventure and bear hunt. That looked like it was tons of fun for all! What a great family you have.

The other "other Susie"

Stacy said...

Wow! You guys are having the best summer ever it looks like.

I always love your pictures. Each one tells a story.

Courtney said...

So cute...........yes, Stella keeps bows in her hair. I have to put it in while she is doing something else or else if she see's me put the bow in, she takes it out. courtney