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, February 7, 2011

Pictures And Some Updates

Maestro Erin.
Note the blue stool below her - this stool goes EVERYWHERE with her.

The kids did a "night party" dance for me.
It was some sort of dance they made up that involved
holding a flashlight and dancing with the lights turned off. 

Erin thinks she is "Angelina Ballerina" in this one.

Erin thinks that anyone who dances is Angelina Ballerina.  In fact, on Saturday night we went to the Kent Concert Hall to watch Cecily perform in the USU Youth Conservatory Monster Concert.  The Monster Concert features a monstrous 20 pianos onstage being played all at the same time, about 400 kids participate.  A monster does silly things between the pieces.  One time he came out and did a little dance while some students were playing the Hava Nagila.  Erin kept yelling out that the monster was Angelina Ballerina.  She couldn't get over it and ever time he came out after that she would laugh and say, "he's Angelina Ballerina." 

Erin has had a runny nose for roughly 2 months now with no other symptoms.  I took her to her Pediatrician and now she's on a 5 day course of Azithromycin.  I hope it clears things up!  She is still taking Septra to prevent pneumonia.  She is nearly accident-free potty trained and she is in the midst of the terrible twos.  She has found energy that she never had before.  It is wonderful!  She has her 2 month check-up with her Oncologist at Primary Children's next week.  I am always anxious for these visits to come and to go.  It's a crazy roller coaster of emotions and we just do our best to move on and keep cancer out of our minds.


  1. Love the photos! They made my day! :)

  2. I bet you never thought you'd look forward to the terrible twos! Crazy how cancer can change your whole outlook on everything. Congrats on having a normal 2 year old...has to feel good!

  3. Erin looks great! When is your clinic appt. next week? Any chance it's on Tuesday? Talk to you soon!

  4. your kids are adorable! the story about "angelina ballerina" and the monster cracked me up. erin sounds like she is doing GREAT!

    we keep praying for erin's cancer to stay the heck away. :)