We had a blast last night with the boys and Isabella on Halloween. Luke dressed as Spartacus the Roman soldier, Josh was an ice wolf ninja (whatever that is- Hee! Hee!) and Isabella was, of course, TinkerBELLA! I've got a feeling that she is going to be a girlie-girl because she loved getting fancy- no complaining at all!

As we were walking around with the kids last night, I was very aware of the fact that we are so blessed beyond words that Isabella is home with us. Last year on Halloween I put on a happy face, but truly my heart was in Guatemala. We weren't sure if our precious daughter would ever make it home to us at that point. I am just so thankful that God moved mountains for Isabella and so many other adoptive families. I am humbled and grateful for His love for us.

So, without further ado, here are some highlight pictures from last night:

Patiently waiting for her brothers

Crazy-happy to be running around outside

Pure JOY

Auntie Laurel (Kirk's sister) gettin' some Bella love

Luke and Josh (both on right) getting ready to trick or treat with their buddies. They counted their loot at the end of the night, and each boy got around 300 pieces of candy. Can you say "cavities"?

Josh (left) with his best buddy, Ryan


The gFamily said...

Your little TinkerBELLA is BEAUTIFUL!! I shared your same feelings this year! We feel so blessed to have Gillian with us as our hearts were in Guatemala last year too! God is so good!

Oh, and your boys looked great too! Buy them some good toothbrushes! :)

Gina & Tommy said...

Looks like Bella Grace loves dressing up! How fun! She is such a doll! Her personality is shining through!

Happy Fall,

Vanessa said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful Halloween! Bella is TOO Cute!

Jaimee said...

Awww, she is sooo cute and you can see her little personality coming through in the pictures. Looks like you guys had a great Halloween. Did you do the "hoot hoot" design? LOVE IT! Are you going to put that up on your should.


Ferrick said...

Tinker Bella, next to my Bella's costume yours is my next favorite! It must be the name "Bella", its a name that fits a "girlie girl". Like you Stacy, our hearts were also in Guat. It's been quit a journey, but we are so much better for it. I believe you stand with me when I say "we know God in a real and personal way". He's not just the "pie in the sky", but our friend, Father, redeemer and healer. Blessed beyond measure is what I always say. If we had nothing but Him, we have EVERYTHING! Love you lots girl, your fam is precious. Susie

Laurie said...

She sure lives up to her name! Muy bonita! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Amanda said...

We are all so blessed to have them home! God is soooo good! Your kids are beyond beautiful. I'm cracked up at how giddy Bella looks. She's the most wonderful TinkerBELLA I've ever seen.

Amanda and Gabi

Heidi said...

Your kids costumes are great! Tinkerbella looks just gorgeous in hers! :)

Suzanne and Jayme said...

What awesome costumes. The kids look great and Bella makes a perfect Tinkerbell. I really enjoyed seeing you guys on Friday. Bella has turned into a little toddler. Love you guys.

jajbs said...

Beautiful TinkerBELLA!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!


Shannon said...

The cutest little TinkerBELLA ever!!! She looks like she has gone from walking to running to keep up with those big bros!

Anonymous said...

Stacey....what a gorgeous fairy you have! Love to see the pics! Thanks for your sweet comment....i think our girls would have fun together!

Bobbi said...

What a cutie. She looks like she was having fun. Yeah for walking!!

You are right, we are so lucky to have them with us.

alex & sam said...

bella's smile is infectious.. I couldnt help but smile myself.. even on a monday LOL
thnx again for the email.. lets see if the walking tips work

ps.. hope you dont mind that I put your blog link on rachels other cool blogs

Jaime Salas said...

I love the "JOY" photo- one of the most beautiful photo's I've see!