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.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pictures, Disneyland, and a Piano Lesson

Erin in March 2012!

Doesn't she just look wonderful?  I couldn't be happier with how healthy she has been.  She still catches just about anything she's exposed to since her immune system was battered to death 5 times, but she is really doing remarkably well.  She has her 15 month follow-up blood test at the end of this month.

This afternoon 5 year old Caleb gave 3 year old Erin a piano lesson.

He got the pencil out and was very serious about her doing it correctly.  All fun and games ended with tears when Erin declared that it was "just too hard."

Last month my family held a family reunion at Disneyland.  All 30 of us got together for some great fun and lots of bonding (and there were only 2 cases of strep, one case of the stomach flu, and lots of shared colds that went around!)  It isn't often my family gets together since we all come from Utah, Oregon, New York, and Missouri to be together.

This is Erin with her cousins at Bear Lake in August 2010.  She was between chemo rounds and is the bald-chemo-masked-beauty on the far left.

This is Erin with her cousins at Disneyland in February 2012.
It makes me laugh that she's totally bawling in this picture, she was throwing the biggest fit and we couldn't get all the grandkids to look at the camera, she was much happier once we got to Fantasyland.  (She is on the far right in the purple coat)

Erin and her cousin loving the tea cups.

The girl cousins all dolled up in Ariel's Grotto.

Belle and the girl cousins.

The kids in Dumbo.

John and Erin on the carousel.

Erin and I waiting in line for the tea cups, again.

Waiting out the rain in the Tiki Room.

Harry Potter and Hagrid (made of legos) at Legoland.

Driving her own lego car.

Erin and Bob the Builder (made of legos)

The family at the L.A. Arboretum.


  1. Oh God Bless you Erin! What a wonderful update! What a blessing!! I know that Landon is really enjoying pre-school, I hope Erin is too! Sorry to hear about her getting sick so much though.. it's an effect of chemo, but, you know, it's also an effect of being in school! I told JaN the other day that isn't it great Landon is getting some of this over now, instead of waiting until it all hits in Kindergarten :).

    Of course, continued prayers that Erin never ever ever relapses.

  2. Erin looks SO great! I'm so happy for you guys. I can't wait for the day Tenley's hair will be the same length it was when we started chemo. It looks so refreshing to not have the "cancer look." You have a darling family... what a fun trip wot Disney!!

  3. what a neat trip for you guys! erin looks SO great and full of life! it is wonderful to see!