Saturday, May 22, 2010


Last week we were able to spend a week in Hawaii! Yes, we took our two-year-old on a five and a half hour flight and we actually made it! Portable DVD players are a life-saver. :) We stayed at the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, located right next to BYU-Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center. We went with Eric's grandparents, Papa and Shauna Smith, who invited all of their children and grandchildren with little kids to go on this trip. So there were five families with a total of 14 little kids running around Turtle Bay together. It was a blast!
We spent a lot of time on the beach and at the hotel pool, but we also made it to the Dole Pineapple Factory, the BYU-Hawaii campus, and the Polynesian Cultural Center. We were also able to see my brother, Canton, who is currently attending BYU-Hawaii. He showed us around and even took us to Motsumoto's for some shaved ice. It was an amazing trip and we loved spending time with our family.
The Pineapple Factory

Turtle Bay

Boat ride at PCC
Papa and Shauna
Stick throwing contest at PCC

Laie Hawaii Temple
Eric and Canton

Friday, May 14, 2010

Healthcare Lawsuit Update

Today Nevada will officially file suit and join Florida in the fight against the government-run healthcare bill! Since Nevada decided to join last month, seven more states have decided to join as well. The lawsuit is definitely moving forward and it is gaining momentum. When I last spoke with him about it, he said he is busy every week speaking with lawyers across the United States, writing and filing briefs, and keeping up on the latest news with the government.

Last night, my dad went back on Face to Face with Jon Ralston and updated Nevada on what is going on with the healthcare lawsuit. If you want to watch the interview, go to this website: and click on the TV screen with Mark Hutchison's face. You may have to push the little blue arrows to get to it, but it should be in block 3 of 05/13.

Check out the interview and I will continue to keep you updated on what is going on with the lawsuit!