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!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Introducing "Slash"

"What you talking about Willis?" Thanks MaryAnn for the perfect quote!
This is Bella and my friend Sue.

Brothers, I wish I could say this was a "loving moment', but NO, it was Nate teasing Jake.



The Beaver Creek Skiers...ready or not, here they come.

Do you think they are EXCITED! My Dad took the boys tonight to "get some gear", new ski helmets, snow pants, goggles, gloves and hand warmers. They are good to go! They came right home and put everything on and ran around the house in them for a half hour. It's been 4 years since Dave and I have skii'd, as far as we are concerned, Beaver Creek is the closest experience we have had to the "physical" side of heaven. You just cant help but feel closer to heaven when you are on top of the world and flying down at a breath taking speed. There is just no better feeling than skiing. So excited for the boys, just hope my Dad's prepared for them wanting to go with him every year. Ha!

Once again, no side effects for Ms. Bella, she had a great day. Spent some time with my buddy Sue (and oh can she cook!), and tonight, Bella posed as "Slash" (Guns n Roses Guitar Player). Never a dull moment in this house.


Pineapple Princess said...

The boys are going to have such an awesome time! I can't wait to hear the stories.

I thought she was channeling Diana Ross. Ha!

So thankful that her treatments are going sooo well. I am blown away and so grateful to God!

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

Loved the great pics tonight!!! How fun it is at your house! Thank God Bella is handling the chemo so well!!!Yippee!!! Amen!!! I still love Guns 'n Roses, and I still love '80s hair!!!

Leslie said...

OMG Bella is cute in her slash wig!!!

Your boys are too much with those hats!


~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Such great pictures! I love those funky helmets. And the second picture of Bellas as Slash is so very adorable!

Alex and Sam said...

the boys look so happy & ready to brave the slopes... the slash wig is too funny... listening to guns n roses roght now on the radio


Mary Ann said...

love the boys wild gear! They look like they are really enjoying it! Love the picture of Bella looking at Sue like "what you talkin about willis". Precious!Fun pictures!

Brian and Jenifer said...

The boys are going to have a BALL!!! I am sure you will post pictures. Bella is so cute! I am so glad to see all the smiles! Blessings, dear friend...

~ Jenifer