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, October 6, 2008


Oh my sweet girl, she loves peekaboo! In my car, she sits right behind my driver seat, I place my rear view mirror down so that I can see her and she can see me in the mirror. I will duck my head and say "where's Mommy"? and then pop back in mirror and say "peeks"! She laughs and smiles at me like the world sets in my eye's...and my heart is full. It was a perfect fall day Sunday, and she figured out how to hide behind our deck posts and play "peeks" with her Daddy.


Stacy said...

She is SO darling! I could just eat her up!
"Peeks" is a favorite game over here, too! These little chicas are so fun!!!

Courtney said...

OMG.........too cute. Stella loves to play Peek a boo too. I love Bella's pig tails. She is so adorable. Courtney

Pam L said...

Awwww, She is such a cutie! I love the peek-a-boo stage! What a fun time!

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

I LOVE that she too squinches her nose. Malae does it and Donnie says that is one of the reasons he fell in love with me!ha! miss you.

Mary Ann said...

She is just tooo cute!