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!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday and more....

Not feeling to good, but still beautiful.

Just a quick update....No new pics this week other than the one we took on Sunday when Bella started to not feel well. What started as a stomach bug turned in to a nasty cough and then ear infection. I kid you not, I held this child for 3 days in my arms none stop. She is improving, however, she is still not eating and therefore, throwing up her meds. This too shall pass, belieivng in God's perfect healing. I myself had the last of my 4 wisdom teeth pulled today. Other than the 2 hour nap afterwards, I am feeling great! But like Bella, I cant figure out how to eat so that I dont get an upset stomach. On the flip side, lots of shakes for me today.

We plan to head out the the Pumpkin Patch Tomorrow and start the 2 weeks process of turning our home into a Haunted Mansion for our Annuals Dracula's Ball on Oct. 25th. It's quit something....its the one time of year my kids think I am the coolest Mom ever. We put in a Dance Floor in our family room (yes, we move all the furniture out) and this year, we are adding an outdoor movie theater featuring Ghost Busters to go along with the bonfire. It's all good fun.

If you get a chance, pop in to my blogging friend's "Courtney and Stella" blog site posted on this blog to the right of the screen. She has posted a wonderful website for scheduling your families activities. Not too mention, her Stella is so fun to keep up with. Thanks Courtney!

Blessings to all,



Courtney said...

Susie. You are so sweet. Thanks for the shout out. I am so sorry Bella is not feeling well. I hope she starts to feel better soon. I am sure she will "perk up" once she gets to the pumpkin patch!! And, I hope your wisdom are ok, I remember that being painful. Keep your chin up. Yes, I wish we lived closer too. Our girls (and the mommmies) would hit it off. I don't live close to any blogging buddies. Ok, the haunted house sounds FABULOUS !! I wish I could take a tour of it. You ROCK ... What a cool mom. Take pictures. (((HUGS))) p.s. I still have some info for you on a pink ND cheerleader outfit. Courtney

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

I have held Malae non-stop for 3 days too, but not because she is sick. She is just a little S-P-O-I-L-E-D, and she is all about Mama! Cheri

Carla said...

How beatiful, that face! I could eat her up. I hope she's feeling better soon.

Stacy said...

Praying for your sweet baby girl to be feeling better soon... and you, too!