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, January 3, 2011

The End of December

Just a little sum up of what Erin's been up to.

She met her newest cousin, Torin (Lisa Marie & Scott's baby)
Cecily, Caleb and Erin all had to hold him multiple times.

Erin received an envelope of cards and letters from a Seminary class in Orem.  We read each letter out loud and she enjoyed the pictures they drew.

Here she is on Christmas morning posing with her loot.  She wanted to open every present.  We had to explain over and over that some of the presents under the tree were for her brother and sister and not just for her.  It seems that in the last 7 months she's opened so many gifts that she thinks anything in wrapping paper is for her.

We spent New Years at Bear Lake.  It snowed so much, but miraculously all of the Swenson Family (minus my brother Brian who had to work) was able to make it.  We enjoyed our time playing together and taking turns being towed up the mountain since all the non-four-wheel drive vehicles couldn't make it.

Pictured below are the 14 Swenson grandkids.  12 of the grandkids are ages 5 and under.  There were 5 two year olds for Erin to play/fight with.  Erin is on the left end.  She had such a wonderful time playing and sleeping in the bunk bed room with everyone else.  She is enjoying being social and getting out SO MUCH!  She is so enthusiastic and so energetic.  We've really missed this side of Erin.

Cecily and Erin painting together.

Erin is Sleeping Beauty and Cecily is a ballerina.  They put on a show for me and danced together.  Look closely and you'll see some REAL HAIR on top of Erin's head.  It is coming in so thick and full.  It is even a little more brown than before. 

Here we are all together.
On to a New Year with

Erin came home from Bear Lake with a yucky runny nose.  It was a strange feeling being around so many people and not worrying about her ANC since it's only going up from here on out.  I don't even have a clue what it is since she only gets it tested once a month now.  It's kind of cool to see that she is again a normal kid with a runny nose.  Hopefully the runny nose won't hinder her Broviac Central Line removal.  Her paperwork was faxed from Oncology to the Surgical Department at Primary Children's and I'm just waiting for a call from Surgery to schedule her line removal.


  1. I LOVE the hair coming in! How wonderful for your family to have a "normal" Christmas/new years...you all deserve it!!! How exciting that Erin gets her line removed soon, then it will be officially OVER! YAY!!! Love you guys!

  2. Christmas looked fun! I'm glad you were all home and could enjoy it together.