On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Independence Day

Little Yoda with her sparkler

Celebrating John's birthday!

Frisbees make a great necklace!

Digging in the sand

Playing in the lake

Watching a movie

I think that it is so ironic that we have been blessed to be out of the hospital over this Independence day weekend as we are enjoying our independence from the hospital! I am so thankful for this country that I live in and for the liberties that we enjoy. The last few days we have almost felt like a normal family. We spent Friday to Monday at Bear Lake with my parents. Aside from doing our best to keep Erin from getting her central line wet we have been vacationing as we usually would. We played at the beach and in the water, rode jet skis, watched too many movies, ate too much junk food, celebrated John's birthday, swam in the pool and hot tub, watched birds, watched all the fireworks around the lake from our window, lit sparklers and threw snaps, and above, all relaxed. It is wonderful to take time to relax and not have any cares weighing upon our shoulders. We try not to think about going back to the Hospital next weekend.


  1. I love the Yoda Picture...So cute!!! Glad you are having some great family time!

  2. I'm glad you got to go to Bear Lake all together. I want some of that fruit pizza!