Monday, April 27, 2009

Everyone is doing great! Erin and the girls are going to be doing more media in the next 2 days than we think we've done since the separation. For those in Utah, they will appear on KUTV 2News today at 5:00pm, 10:00pm, tomorrow around 6:45am, and again at noon tomorrow. Then on the radio on 98.7FM at 7:40am, 93.3FM at 7:55am, and 107.5FM at 8:15am. Then on TV tomorrow on 4Utah and KSL5 at 5:00pm and 10:00pm. We'll try and post links for those not in Utah. We are having a reception to celebrate the book release tomorrow the 28th. You can see the invitation below for details, sorry for the late notice.

You and a friend are cordially invited to a very rare and special reception to meet the world famous Herrin Twins, hosted by #1 bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.

Come celebrate with the Herrins the release of their new book, WHEN HEARTS CONJOIN--the miraculous true story of the Herrin twins.

(The Herrin twins have been seen on Oprah, Good Morning America, Today Show, NBC News, Access Hollywood, 20/20, People Magazine, Glenn Beck and many other major media outlets worldwide.)

Who are the Herrin Twins?

On August 7th and 8th, 2006, the whole world watched as a team of doctors performed a miracle at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the first time, four-year-old twins Maliyah and Kendra Herrin were having surgery in separate surgical suites. Born conjoined from mid-torso down, these two angels captured the hearts of millions of people around the world!

When Hearts Conjoin is the heart-warming (and heart-rending) story of Erin Herrin, her husband Jake, and Maliyah and Kendra. It is also a story of faith, hope and the power of a mother’s love.

Excerpt from the book:

At 5:45 a.m. we started getting ready for the big day. We awoke Kendra and Maliyah, wanting to hold them for the last time as conjoined twins.
“Is it Cut-Apart Day?” Kendra asked.
“Today is the day,” I said, hoping she wasn’t worried, like I was.
I’m not sure worried was a strong enough word to describe how I felt.
Terrified might be better. My nerves were raw, my emotions ready to erupt. I tried to stay positive so the girls wouldn’t see how upset I was and
become frightened themselves. If anything went wrong today - if I lost one or both of my precious daughters, I’d never be able to live with myself.

This is an extremely rare opportunity to meet these remarkable little girls, one you will likely never have again. Books are just $12.95 and not available at bookstores. Also available is a Special Editions signed by the girls. Author royalties from this book go to the girls’ special medical trust fund. Come support a fellow author. This beautiful book will make a great gift for your friends, family and loved ones.

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 / 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Magnolia Grove Reception Center
1117 W. South Jordan Parkway (106th South) South Jordan, Utah

We will be limiting attendance. Please RSVP to Diane Glad at 801-676-3068 or email at

Light refreshments
Media will be in attendance

Thursday, April 23, 2009

We started stamping the books yesterday!! It was so much FUN! We put the girls on our love sac and a small table in front of them. They watched their favorite show and laughed about being famous. They were so excited that people wanted their hand prints on their books. It was such a great day!! We had the local newspaper over to take pictures of the girls with our book.

Then today I went on a field trip with the boys. I am so tired and so are they. It shouldn't have been too bad, but we sat on a train and changed trains. I think it was the sitting that made us tired. When I am up and about I don't get tired very much. The boys loved it! The funny part was that I had made the boys go potty before we left the house. The drive was less than 15 minutes and they need to go again when we got there. Thankfully there was a bathroom on the train.

A mothers work is never done and we can never be to over prepared for what life brings.

Jake has been working so much lately. He seems to be overwhelmed with things, so my job is to step up and take his load off and do whatever I can to make things easier. We both aren't sleeping at night, so that is difficult on both of us. We need a magic sleeping pill :).

Courtney is finally at 5/4 in her math level at school. She was so excited!! When we left for St. George she was suppose to take the test for that and missed it. She was worried she wouldn't be able to move up in the class. She made a 80% and moved up to the next level and started at an accelerated rate. GO COURT!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I had a meeting with the girls teacher today and also the SE director. We updated some of the plans for Kendra and Maliyah. Kendra is up to grade level on all of her work, so we just added goals for PT. Maliyah, on the other hand, is struggling and is not 100% at grade level, but she is working very hard. I will be getting the kids tutors this summer, so they don't fall behind. In someways I can't wait for summer to come, but then I am worried we won't have enough things to entertain the kids. I think most moms worry about that with their kids. I plan on putting the kids in swimming lessons. I really wished I had help taking the kids to the zoo and things like that. I am very creative so I will find a way. The girls were so excited today about stamping their books. They watched TV and got the books done. They were laughing and having a great time. They want me to read the book to them. I have read that book hundreds of times and still can't make it through without crying. We will see if I am brave enough.:) We got the results of Courtney competitions: Jazz they got 1st place, Lyrical 1st and Show Hip Hop 2nd. Justin and Austin are doing very well. They have a field trip tomorrow that I am going on. It will be so much fun. We are riding a train.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Book is now available!!! We are so happy.  I worked on this so hard and can't believe it is finally out.  So please start ordering it.  The girls are so excited to start signing books.  You can order it at .  I really think you will enjoy it.  And remember that the royalties go into trust funds for the girls.  Thanks to everyone for all the support and prayers over the years, they were all a part of making this happen.  I can't thank everyone enough.  It was tough reliving some of those moments, but it was very therapeutic.   Please everyone let me know what you think of it, I love hearing from you.  And please sign the guestbook, it used to get so many comments, and we miss them.  

We also have some new things that will make it so much easier to update the news and photos.  We're going to try updating twitter, the blog and photos simultaneously so you can feel like you're a part of our outings.  We are able to do it from our phones, so it makes it so easy when we're out and about to post.  It was a lot of fun today to post pictures and update while the kids were swimming.  They had so much fun swimming and posing for pictures. 

Sunday, April 19, 2009

We had a great time in St George. Courtney's first 2 dances went really well. When they started the show routine things seem to be fine. When Courtney came out as the New York Yankees, she was swinging her bat and hit herself in the eye. Thankfully I was setting in the front row because she looked at me and she started tearing up. I mouth to Courtney that everything was OK and she started smiling really big to stop from crying. I was so proud of her. She was dancing and was having a really hard time seeing, but she finished out he dance. I told her after what a great job she did and than got her some cotton candy. She was happier after that. It was a really nice drive with just Courtney and I. We had some great chats.

Right when we got home we changed and jumped back in the car and drove to West Jordan, where Jake sister got married. (check out the pictures) It was a very small wedding, but that really doesn't matter because they are so happy. I got some really cute pictures of my family at the wedding.

Jake was great with the kids and I was impressed when the house was clean when I got home, well most of it anyway. The kids were even dressed for the wedding.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Guestbook is back!!!

We're excited to have the guestbook back, hopefully it will keep out the spammers. So please write us, we love to hear from you!

The guestbook is not working correctly, will put it back up once it is fixed.
Ok, it should be working now.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Disneyland Vacation

WE never know what tomorrow brings, so we have to live for today! The last several months have been difficult as I am sure you all have read. It seemed to be one thing after the next. I decided that Kendra's hernia surgery could wait until this summer. They girls are both going to be having back surgery soon. I was trying to hold off until this summer, but we will see. Maliyah is doing AWESOME right now. I am so proud of her. She is one strong little girl. We just got back from Disneyland. It wasn't suppose to be a Disney trip, but turned into one. It was very tiring. The kids had such a good time, Jake and I were very tired from all the walking and pushing of strollers. The beach was just amazing and it felt so good to be away from the medical stuff for a week. I just hope we can extend the surgeries and hospital stays to this summer. Courtney and I are leaving for St. George on Friday. It will be a fast trip!! We are staying with Jake's brother it make things cheaper. Courtney's competition is on Saturday, I hope early in the morning so that we can get home. Jake's sister is getting married on the 18th of April and would love to go and see that. Justin and Austin are getting so big and talking so much. I am so excited for the all of you to see the documentary on TLC. The kids were so cute when we were filming. The fitting for the girls "robot legs" went very well. They were so brave and Kendra was excited for the new step in her life. Maliyah is a little nervous for her "leg". Everything in Maliyah's own time. We have so much work this summer to help them to use their legs and get them moving. I really hope they aren't discouraged with the difficulty of using their new legs. I really want things to go really easy for them. They really need a break!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Website Changes

As you may have noticed, we're changing the website a little to intergrate with the book site. Also because of all the spam we were getting we moved the updates to blogspot format, so please comment on our posts because we have eleminated the guest book.  We love hearing from everyone so please post your comments.  We've also changed the photos page to make it much easier to post pictures more often.   Check out the new pictures we just put up and also some photos of the girls in the NICU under 2002.  Let us know what you think.   Thanks again for all the support.