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, December 19, 2008

Its ABSOLUTELY POSITVELY ................

Three Boys and a Princess

Jake in his Igloo

Sam in his Igloo

the Princess in her Santa Suit-Thanks Candy and Kya Blue

Going to be a WHITE Christmas! It's beautiful outside, come March 1st, I struggle with that comment, but today, its a marshmallow world here in Michigan. We received almost a foot of snow from 6 am this morning till about noon today. We already had about 6" on the ground. The boys last day of school before Christmas break turned in to a snow day, so we took Bella out to play. She really likes the snow, its the wind she does not care for. It's quit entertaining to me that this sweet daughter of mine was born in the country of "eternal spring", and here she is in snow that is over her head. It's expected to continue all the way through Christmas Day with a few breaks. Being that we are on the west side of the state, we experience lake effect snow showers.

Above are pictures from our adventure outdoors today.

Thank you Lord that we live in a state the experiences all 4 seasons....your art work is amazing!


Leslie said...

Yep its funny how those Guate tots love the snow! Abby loves it sooooo much that she cries when we have to come in!!! hee hee!

Great pics of the boys and their princessa!

Sandy said...

Precious pictures. So glad Bella gets to play in the snow. It's 65 degrees right now in Louisville...unseasonably warm. I don't think we're having a white Christmas this year. But my kitchen window is open, which isn't all bad!

Blessings and prayers your way!
Sandy Cooper

Barb said...

Enjoy the snow and this winter season. Blessings to you and have a Merry Christmas.....Hugs again from Kyle, Emily, Josh and Anna's grandpa and grandma!

Stacy said...

I love the stark contrast of the boys and Bella in the snow, next to the boys and Bella in the summer at the cottage(picture in your sidebar). I even think the boys are in the same order. So cute! You all are making so many wonderful family memories!

Have a beautiful, WHITE Christmas,

Cheri (prounounced Cherry...really!) said...

I am so glad you are receiving the snow and not me...DON'T I HAVE A GIVING HEART?!!!! I love you...Cheri

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing those beautiful smiles with us. We hope to see you over the holidays with Bella and the boys!

Much love!
Mal, John, and Liam


Vanessa said...

I wish we could have a white Christmas!! Only happened once since I was born here in Louisiana!!

Courtney said...

Oh My does Santa's little helper look adorable !!!!!! What a princess! So happy to see you all were in the snow. We stayed in today, it was windy. Enjoy the snow, we have alot more coming :)

Rhonda said...

What beautiful pictures of your family. Bella is a sweeeeeet precious Santa helper!!!

Robyn said...

What beautiful pics!! Merry Christmas to your family!!

The gFamily said...

WOW, that looks like so much fun! I love seeing your precious kiddos having a good time together! Your snow pictures warm my heart!! :)

My boys would love to have that much snow!! We haven't had enough to play in yet, and they keep asking when it will snow!

Bella is so beautiful in her red dress! I could just squeeze her!! :)

Have a wonderful white Christmas!!

jajbs said...

PRECIOUS!! You are blessed to live where there are 4 seasons! Here in Louisiana we just experienced our first big snow in 20 years!! It is almost always HOT and HUMID... only good thing is the FOOD!!!

Continuing to pray for precious Bella and your family! Merry Christmas!!


Alex and Sam said...

what fun pics!!! the kiddos must have had loads of fun in the snow!!


Chris and Lindsey Wheeler said...

I love your pics!! I hope y'all have an amazing, memorable Christmas!!

Pam L said...

Awwww, I'm a little jealous. We were supposed to have a white Christmas, but it's just going to be a "wet" Christmas now. The snow is going north of us and we're just going to get rain. Maybe next year. The kids all look so happy in the pics.
Have a very Merry Christmas and I continue to pray for Gods continued healing power over Bella.

Mary Ann said...

Susie, We are sooo jealous!!! It is going to be 60 here today and 57 on Christmas Day. We would LOVE 1 snow like you all have. My kids would not know what to do!

Beautiful pictures of all your precious ones!!!!!

demp5 said...

Merry Christmas Ferrick family! Susie, I pray that all is well at your house tonight and over the break. I pray, too, that Bella has a big smile on her face tomorrow and enjoys the birthday party.