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, November 8, 2011

Menus and Recipes and Virus Outbreak, OH MY!

We are recovering from a virus outbreak in our house!
A stomach virus swept through late this weekend/Monday.  Ew.  Fortunately, I avoided it (so far), but with it came a computer virus for me.  I rushed my laptop to Best Buy... they encouraged me to leave it in their care to fix over the next 4-5 days to the tune of almost $400.  It would seem I did pay for the service plan, but not the one that would cover a virus (of course).  Thank God, they were able to block the pop up so I could access my files.  This enabled me to back up some important files and bought me some time so I could call my good friend Covin who walked me through step by step and had me backed up and my computer back on its feet and healthy as could be in under 30 minutes, at no cost, and I didn't lose a thing!  I am so thankful, words just can't express!

Anyway, that's why this week's menu plan and recipe dish is a day late!  :-)

Before we get to our menu plan, I wanted to post this picture (above) and recipe (click the picture) for Monterrey Chicken.  We made it... it was TOO easy and delicious!  It's a big time keeper I found on Pinterest and tried last week.  :-)

This week's Menu includes...

Chicken Noodle Soup for the sickling and grilled cheese for me! lol

Another try-and-see from Pinterest,
Cheddar Beer Chicken and Potatoes
(in the crock pot)
(click the picture to link to the recipe... it's a Sandra Lee) 

No Peek Chicken:
a favorite in my house!

Girl's Night Out
Chris will be on his own with leftovers

Mexican Chicken Chili

Pampered Chef Party
Chris will be on his own with leftovers again, lol

Sausage Cream Cheese Squares...
and other football-y foods!  :-)


Ashley said...

Yum!! All of those sound delicious! I'm sorry y'all have been sick! : ( I hope everyone feels better soon and I hope you're feeling good too, mama!

Sarah said...

I'm so relieved your computer got saved! I HATE computer issues! Glad you have a buddy who can save your day! The food looks and sounds wonderful as usual! Hope everyone is back on their feet and that you never got struck down!

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness! That first one lookes unbelievably decish! So glad Chris and computer are better now.