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!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pineapple and Olives and A Menu Plan

This past week I made the Pioneer Woman's pineapple upside down cake.  OH MY WORD.  I made it my Granny's cast iron skillet and it is, by far, the best pineapple upside down cake recipe I have ever tried.  It turned out great!  (click the picture for a link to the recipe)

I also made her olive bread last week.  Another GREAT recipe and one of my favorites!  This is actually a picture of the topping before it goes on the bread and into the oven - I failed to get a picture of the finished product because I was running low on time, but I have blogged about this before, so you can click here for the recipe.

And HERE is the link to the cookbook that these recipes came out of!  LOVE this cookbook!  My sister gave it to me a year or two ago and I have used several of the recipes!!

Now, to my Menu Monday (on Tuesday, of course, lol)
I am trying some new recipes this week I found on Pinterest, so I'll let you know how they turn out!  :-)

Popcorn Chicken (for him) and Shrimp (for me)
with Tots (for him) and Fries (for me)
LOL... we took it easy Monday! ;-)

Honey Chicken Kabobs with Roasted Potatoes

(This is Pinterest Recipe - click the picture to link to the recipe)

Pizza Casserole
(Another recipe I found on Pinterest - click the picture to link to the recipe)

Fajita Quesadillas

Taco Soup

Stuffed Chicken with bacon and cream cheese with Broccoli and Roasted Potatoes
(another new one I found on Pinterst - click the picture to link to the recipe)

Tailgate food for lunch (you know, healthy stuff, like cheese sticks and pigs in blankets!) and then for dinner, a nice warm pot of Baked Potato Chowder!  YUM!
 This recipe is made entirely in the microwave in the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker... it is done in 22 minutes and comes out perfect every time.  By far, it's THE BEST loaded potato soup recipe I have EVER put in my mouth!  LOVE!!! 


Valerie said...

So true about the Loaded Potato Soup! This makes me remember that I want to always have these ingredients on hand. You can't beat affordable, fast and delicious!