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, July 28, 2008

Tis good to be together

Grandma and Grandpa with all 11 Grandchildren! Phew!

One Big Happy Family! Looks like were on a golf course, but no, its my brother and sister-in-laws back yard....gorgeous!

Look out....Princess is coming.

Bella loved Uncle Gregs Hot Tub...she could do her favorite thing in it, stand up! She loved to bit the side of the pool.

Surrounded by good lucking cousins.
Zoe, Hayden, Collin, Madeline and Bella

Tyler and Sam lovin the floaties in the pool...yes, they were wrestling each other on the floaties, the joy of boys.

Bella and her only two girl cousins in this clan, Zoe and Madeline.

Bella and Daddy

My two totally adorable and sweet nephews, Collin and Max. Grandma and I took them on a wagon ride when everyone else was at the baseball game.

What a great weekend we had with Dave's family this past weekend. My boys said all the way home "we like the big cousins". Funny, on my side of the family, they ARE the big cousins. The weather was perfect and we spent 2 full days in the pool, playing baseball, football, laughing, talking and just being together as a big family. Everyone headed to the Tiger vs. White Sox game on Sat. night, except Bella, myself and Grandma and Grandpa. A good time was had by all this past weekend. Thank you Greg and Shannon for opening your wonderful home to all of us. Tis good to be family.


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

Your nosey friend was getting a bit anxious about the lack of info about your family. I've been stalking your blog and YOU came through! Looks like y'all had a fabulous time. I miss my Sus! love.

Susie said...

I so wish my family would do fun things like yours! I think you already know this, but you're very blessed and have a beautiful family. Love the pics.

The other "other Susie"

Leslie said...

What great looking family you have!!!! My daughter has those same Frog pjs! YOur Bella is soo cute!

Courtney said...

Looks like Stella and Bella have the same lady bug float for the pool. Boy we think alike. Love the new pictures. Bella is a Beauty. Courtney

Stacy said...

Just stopped in to say hi. I was thinking about you today.

I love your photography. You're great at it!

Have a great day,