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 25, 2013

Menu Monday

This week I have our menu plan and a couple of recipes for you!  My menu challenge this week is to use only what we have on hand and not go to the store!

Poppy-seed Chicken with
green beans and boiled potatoes

We'll have to eat on the go!

Individual Biscuit Dough Pizzas - 
make your own... Lily will like this.

BBQ Chicken and
Potato Salad

BBQ Chicken Paninis using the leftover chicken with
Fruit Salad and Veggie Straws

Eating with Family

Eating with Family

Here is a recipe we tried last week and really enjoyed!  All four of us gave these two thumbs up!
The picture is from The Food Network website and the picture and title are both linked to the original post containing the recipe!  SUPER easy and fast dinner made with pantry staples!  Winner for sure!

Next, another quick dinner made with pantry staples.
Again, the picture is not mine and is linked, along with the title, to the original post and recipe.  Chris said last night, "This is my favorite thing that you make... well.... one of them."  The only thing I do differently is the rolls.  I use Sister Schubert rolls... the ones that come in the round foil pan in the freezer section.  I separate them, cut them in half, stuff 'em, and then put them back together and back in the foil pan.  I cover the whole thing tightly with aluminum foil before baking them.  We love these things!  Last night we had them by themselves, but I often serve them with a pot of soup.