Sunday, February 22, 2009


This week while staying with my parents in Las Vegas, both my father and my brother received fantastic scouting awards. First, my dad received the "silver beaver" scouting award. This award is a huge deal in the scouting world. The silver beaver is the highest award an adult can receive for service in scouting. A few of his close friends nominated him and this past Wednesday night he, along with 20 others, received this silver beaver award at a huge awards show downtown. We were all so proud of him! Also, my little brother Logan received his "arrow of light" award this week. This award is special because it is the only badge you can take with you from cub scouts to boy scouts. Go Dad and Logan! 

Grant Andreasen and Logan 
Logan giving Mom her pin for her mother's necklace

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This weekend Eric, Connor, and I took some of our friends and met my family up at Brianhead. We had such an awesome weekend! We got up to the mountain on Saturday and spent the day on the tube run. It was such a riot! We even took Connor and put him in his own tube. He did great. He just sat in the tube and rode down the hill like it was no big deal. The rest of the weekend everyone rode around on the snowmobiles, went snowboarding, and ate....a lot! Brianhead is always such a blast and this weekend was a lot of fun. 
The whole crew 

The girls 

Kelsey and Sophie talking to Connor

Our little fam

Cutie Connor in his tube! 

Papa Hutch with Con Man 


Eric bookin it down the hill

Crazy Kelsey! 

Kelsey Floyd 

Jess lovin life on the tube run 

Good ol' Sophie- check out her snow-covered hair! 

Riley and Jess

Jane having fun

Racing down the tube run

The tubing crew 

Me and Connor racing!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Elder Canton Hutchison

has been out a whole year now! This month is his half-way mark and I just can't believe it. Time has really flown and he is on the way down now. We got to talk to him at Christmas and it was so neat to hear all of his stories. Canton has also changed a ton. It's a good thing we send boys out on missions and bring home men. He is absoluely loving Africa and is currently a zone leader in a new area called Arusha. Canton has had a lot of success with missionary work and baptizing new members. Living in a third-world country can be tough at times, but Canton is learning a lot and will have lots of stories for us when he gets home. We are so proud of Elder Hutchison and are excited to hear about the new adventures he will have this year!
He's been blessed to have had many baptisms!

Canton will someimtes send some pictures of the food
he eats. This doesn't look too bad and I think they eat a
lot of chicken and rice stuff.

Landscape Pictures

Service Project-they get to wear those cool yellow vests to
show everyone that they are church members...

Check out the wildlife that he sees! These are gazelle I think...


Sunday, February 8, 2009


These past few weeks have been a little crazy for us! First of all, today I got released from my calling as a Relief Society teacher. I taught my last lesson today on "Elijah and the Restoration of the Sealing Keys." I was so sad when I found out I was getting released. We arn't moving for another few months, so I thought I would have a few more opportunities to teach. This calling has been so amazing and has really stretched me and helped me to draw closer to Heavenly Father. It has also been fun because Eric is a Sunday School teacher, so we would often have to teach on the same Sunday and we would prepare our lessons together often and bounce ideas off of each other. It was a great experience for both of us. Then last weekend we went up to Salt Lake and spent the weekend at Eric's grandparent's condo. It is right across the street from the Conference Center and on the 12th floor, so it not only is it in a prime location, but it has an amazing view! We walked all over downtown Salt Lake and had a great time together as a family.

Check out the view!

We spent most of this weekend packing up some of our stuff and putting into this huge trailer. We had some of our good friends come over to help us with this daunting task. I can't believe we are moving so soon (April!) and I will talk more about our move and new house later...

This trailer was packed full!

The moving gang

Eric teaching Connor how to catch

It took Connor forever, but he finally learned how to go down the stairs without killing himself! Now I don't have to worry about him so much...

Connor's close-up