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.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Introducing Erin's First Pigtails!

First pigtails E-V-E-R!
(15 months in remission for AMLeukemia)

Erin is nearly 4 years old and we had to do a little photo shoot of her darling pigtails.  We never did them before cancer because her hair was so bad back then - she was anemic for over a year before being diagnosed with AML and that caused her hair to be brittle and dry so I rarely put elastics in it.  Now she has a head full of healthy, shinny, silky hair that can be nicely styled in pigtails.

Enjoy the pictures of Erin hamming it up!

I think it was funny that she choose to wear her Make-A-Wish shirt to preschool, it is the first time she's worn it anywhere besides a Make-A-Wish event.  Later in the afternoon the kids and I visited a few local pediatrician offices to get some HopeKids brochures passed around Cache Valley.  We love HopeKids and all that they have done for our family!  We are so proud to announce that HopeKids is coming to Cache Valley and will start holding activities for families here who have a child with cancer or other life threatening illness in this wonderful valley.

Now a few pictures of my other cute kiddies...

Caleb got ready for preschool on Friday and decided to don his exploring outfit. He wore those binoculars around his neck until it was time for bed, occasionally using them to spot things in the house or yard.

And Cecily, all ready for school.


  1. LOVE IT! I'm looking forward to future pony tails :o) Cecily and Caleb are so grown up! You have beautiful kids!

  2. So happy for your little girl and for mama too in being able to have piggy tails!

  3. Oh the Pigtails! I LOVE THEM! She looks Fantastic! You have no idea how this post made me smile! The other day Faye told me we could probably do some pigtails....this gave me the encouragement to try! Although we have a ways to go to get quite as healthy looking pigtails as you have! I didnt know about her hair before, thats crazy! So this was a really great time for you! Love it Love it Love it! Made my day, thanks!