Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mmm, Mmm, Good...

I interrupt my vacation recap to bring you a recipe I just prepped, cooked, enjoyed, and cleaned up in under an hour... and it was WONDERFUL! In my book that's a keeper!

Paprika Chicken - 20 min. start to finish!

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp paprika
1tsp each: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup butter
1 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
8 oz of sour cream

MIX flour and seasonings. Coat chicken.

MELT butter in skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides.

ADD soup. Cover and cook over low-medium heat until done (about 10 min). Remove chicken and stir in sour cream, put chicken back in until ready to serve.

I served this with wild rice and steamed cauliflower and broccoli. It was a quick meal and very very tasty! A new favorite for sure!