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, June 26, 2009

Cottage Photos and Chemo break!





A few updated photos of Bella at the cottage this week. Life is Good!

The last photo is of Bella and one of her favorite cousins Emma.

Bella had a blood draw on Thursday, her ANC count was still too low to continue chemo, so we are on a ONE WEEK HIATUS from any medications or chemo! Whoo Hoo! Bella has not had a week like this since Oct. 15th last year...the day before her diagnosis. So we are hanging low at the cottage with the fam and enjoying each other and laughing a lot. Never a dull moment at the cottage, there is always someone to tease and new stories to tell.

12 comments:

Pineapple Princess said...

I love seeing new pictures of your little beauty! I love them all, and I especially love the one where she is wearing the red bandana! I can tell her smile lights up the room- wherever she is!

Enjoy your week!!!

Leslie said...

What a doll!!! GREAT pics!

Brian and Jenifer said...

Hey Friend!
I LOVE the sweet photos! I SO miss you - we have definitely got to get together. :-)

Love,
Jenifer

Rhonda said...

What wonderful pictures. She is just the cutest doll baby.

Susie said...

What a beauty! So glad she gets a break, but hope her counts come up soon to get it all over with, you know? Hugs to all of you--enjoy every moment!

Michelle Riggs said...

Beautiful pictures. I love them. Great news that Bella is doing so well.

Vanessa said...

Bella looks wonderful and it's always great to see her beautiful smile! We still pray for Bella and that continues to heal her!!

nikki said...

Oh the first 2 pics are just precious.
Enjoy the break!!!

Alex and Sam said...

susie,
love the new pics..so glad to hear Bella is feeling well enough to enjoy the summer..

alex

The gFamily said...

Love the new pics of Bella! Her smile is the best!! I am so glad you are all enjoying the summer and the cottage! So fun!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Your Bella is just beautiful! What a cutie pie.

Gail said...

Glad you are all doing well and having fun. Bella looks great!!!