Psalm 28:7 "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

Through the Years

Sunday, May 31, 2009


The yardsale was so amazing! Our friends and family never cease to amaze us. The yardsale was a huge success and we can't think of words large enough to express our appreciation. A special thank you to Steve and Stacy Lavalle. They didn't even know us and put this whole thing together and worked so hard to pull it off without a hitch. We will be forever grateful to them and everyone that lended a hand to this awesome cause. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts!
Love ~ Gene, Sharon, Natalie, Wyatt, Reed and Kendra

Thursday, May 28, 2009


PLEASE come to the Yard Sale this weekend! You can help, or shop! :)

There will also be a raffle, with TONS of great give-a-ways! So, come and buy and raffle ticket ... or two ... or TEN! :)

Here is a sneak peek of some of the prizes:

Recipes $20 gift certificate
Premier Designs Jewelry Necklace valued at $50
Epic Salon 2 - $50 gift certificates
QCPAC 2 tickets to CATS & 2 tickets to Wedding Singer at QCPAC
Denene Till 4 suite tix to Mercury w/parking & 2 Dbacks tix w/parking pass
Julienne's Salon Haircut & style gift cert
Chris Anthony's Haircut & style gift cert
Elephant Bar 2 - $30 gift certs
Super Suppers $25 gift cert
Port of Subs $10 gift card
Olive Garden $20 gift card
BJ's Brewery $20 gift card
Neos Med Spa Free microdermabrasion
Abuelo's Two free entrées
Starbucks 1 lb. of coffee
Red Robin 2 - $25 gift cards
Firebirds 5 - $10 gift cards
PF Changs 2 complimentary lunch bowls & 1 free appetizer
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant $10 gift card
Dolce $75 gift card
B&B Florist & Design Center Dozen premium roses
Salon K Haircut & style gift cert
Harkins 4 movie tickets & candies (Hershey, M&M)
Stacey Gauman Creative Memories basket
Debbie Kubli 12 gift bags of Hallmark items (cards, tissue, gift bags)
Trilogy Golf Club Golf for 4
Mindy Evans Family Portrait Session $200 value

Seriously ... What do you have to lose? All proceeds go directly to Natalie!

From Pray 4 NPE/Events

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thanks for your prayers!

Natalie's port is in and all is well. She is a little sore but that is to be expected. Hopefully tommorrow it will be better and she can enjoy her day with her friends. You all are the best friends and prayer warriors anyone could ever ask for. Thank you, Thank you! Love ~ The Erwins

Getting her Port today!

Today Natalie gets her port put in at 2:45pm. Please pray that everything goes smooth and she gets out of the hospital in the morning as planned. Tommorrow is a big day as she has a yearbook signing party and 8th grade promotion dance. She is really looking forward to both. She also starts the 2nd phase of treatment with new medicines so we ask for prayer that she tolerates them as well as the first phase. She has been so strong and we are so proud of her. Thank you all for your prayers and support. Love ~ The Erwins

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Natalie has had a great week. We went to the doctor Tuesday and her counts were up much higher. She gets this week off from chemo and we go in Tuesday to get the port put in. We have to stay overnight for one night and then the rest should be done outpatient. With the port she will get chemo and everything done through that and won't have to be getting IV's. She will be able to swim and shower with it which is nice too. This phase of treatment is starting Tuesday and our hope is that she tolerates it as good as she has the first phase. She is nothing short of amazing and we are so very proud of her. Please continue to lift her up, we sure appreciate it!

Friday, May 15, 2009


I can't even explain how the phone we just got from the doctor just felt. They just told us that Natalie is in REMISSION! Her bone marrow and spinal tap came back great! Her treatment will still continue for the next year and a half but knowing that it is working makes all the difference in the world. We are so grateful for every single prayer that has went up in Natalie's behalf and ask for you to continue to pray for a perfect complete healing. God has been so good!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Waiting is the Hardest Part!

We didn't get the results yet so we wait. Longest day ever! We will put an update on here as soon as we hear anything. On the bright gives us one more night to pray for remission.
Love ~ The Erwins

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Wednesday is almost here and we can't wait. We just know Natalie is going to be in remission. Our GOD is bigger then Leukemia and we trust HIM to fix this. Please pray with us tonight that tomorrow is a great day. Blood counts need to come up and Remission it is! Natalie's bone marrow is at 8:30 am so we hope to know results by late tomorrow. We will keep you all posted.
Praying like we've never prayed before~
The Erwin Family

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wednesday is a BIG day!

We would love it if you would join us and pray for Wednesday to be great! Natalie is getting a bone marrow test and spinal tap and it is day 28 which is a milestone. Day 28 brings us to the end of the "induction" and it should get much easier from here. If her bone marrow has no bad cells (which it didn't on day 8) and it is repopulating with good cells then that is when they will tell us she is in remission. We can't wait to hear those words. We need her counts to come up between now and Wednesday and IT WILL BE A GREAT DAY!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Well, we thought we were going home today but the doctor just came in and said she consulted with another doctor and he feels we should stay until Natalie's IV antibiotics are complete. They considered sending us home with them and decided it was best not to. BUMMER! Natalie really wants to go home. We understand completley and would rather be safe then sorry so here we stay! Her pick-line was the cause of the infection so they removed it yesterday. We are learning patience in a mighty way and we just focus on positive things that are happening. We will get through this!
Praying Without Ceasing~
The Erwins

Thursday, May 7, 2009


6 AM – 11 AM

22301 S. Hawes rd.

* If you wish to donate items or volunteer in any way, please contact:
stacy lavalle at 480.516.2417 or
steve lavalle at 480.570.6853 or
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